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Green Lantern #5

by Alan Rapp on March 14, 2019

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Green Lantern #5 comic reviewGreen Lantern #5 finds Hal Jordan working undercover for the Guardians of the Universe to infiltrate the Darkstars in hopes of uncovering the traitor within the Green Lantern Corps. We catch-up to Hal already playing his role as a disatisfied Lantern and a potential initiate for the Darkstars on the planet Vorr. Thrown out on his own into the wastes of Vorr, known as the vampire planet, Jordan is forced to prove his worth by surviving the hostile environment where everything wants him dead.

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Green Arrow #50

by Alan Rapp on March 13, 2019

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Green Arrow #50 comic reviewThe latest volume of Green Arrow comes to a close with Oliver Queen on the run from the government. It seems word has gotten out about the secret box given to Green Arrow by the Justice League in case of emergencies, and those in power want it in their possession at any cost (even if that means calling on Black Canary to help bring the archer in).

The over-sized fiftieth issue is filled with tough decisions, as Dinah is forced to choose between Ollie and the black ops team sent to take him in. Writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing realize a simple truth early in the issue, it doesn’t matter what is actually in the box only that there are those willing to fight for it.

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #3

by Alan Rapp on March 13, 2019

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #3 comic reviewAtomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #3 offers the return of a fan favorite character (and just in the nick of time). While fighting off the Space Vampires in Los Alamos, Vikram and Lang receive unexpected help by the sudden arrival of Jenkins who apparently faked his own death and has been secretly waging war against the creatures. While he has been able to hold off the Space Vampire invasion now Jenkins needs help, but unfortunately Tesladyne isn’t what it used to be.

Bernard‘s underground excursion also leads him to discover a familiar face… er, rock person. It seams Princess Nequai has survived the madness of Dr. Dinosaur and now has plans for Bernard. For a series that didn’t have any immediate threat, it now looks like there are two.

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The Superior Spider-Man #3

by Alan Rapp on March 11, 2019

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The Superior Spider-Man #3 comic reviewApparently no one ever told the “superior” Spider-Man not to pick a fight with a herald of Galactus. With a little help, Doctor “No I’m Spider-Man Now” Octopus is able to siphon enough of Terrax‘s Power Cosmic to make it a fair fight between the Superior Spider-Man and the former herald.

Much of The Superior Spider-Man #3 focuses on the battle between Otto and Terrax, which despite Otto’s boasting could have gone far worse for the villain turned hero if not for the help of others. Ultimately putting his life on the line to save the city not only buys him enough time to figure out how to beat Terrax but also a second chance with Anna Maria Marconi who has become his new partner.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2

by Alan Rapp on March 9, 2019

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 comic reviewThe BOOM! Studios re-imagining of Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues in issue #2 as we’re re-introduced to more core characters from the series (and a couple of new ones). One of the biggest changes here is the new version of Cordelia Chase who has gone from bitchy clique queen to a character so sugary sweet even Willow is jealous. That’s certainly a change, but I’ll be curious to see what her discovery of vampires might do to her happy-go-lucky mood.

We get far less from Spike, who still looks fairly Spike-like, as he makes a new friend. And there are a few pages of Drusilla attempting to torture Anya for information that turns out badly for the vampire.

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