Wonder Woman #750

by Alan Rapp on January 23, 2020

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Wonder Woman #750 comic reviewAs DC Comics have done for recent #1000 issue milestone issues of Action Comics and Detective Comics, Wonder Woman earns an over-sized issue featuring multiple stories from a who’s who of writers and artists (along with some art and an insane assortment of variant covers thrown in). While there isn’t one stand-out story here, it’s a solid collection of tales touching on different aspects of who Wonder Woman is.

The story that earns the most pages is the “Wild Hunt” conclusion of Diana’s battle with Cheetah featuring Wonder Woman besting her rival and reclaiming that which she has lost including the lasso and her bracelets.

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  • Title: A Nero Wolfe Mystery – Death of a Doxy
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A Nero Wolfe Mystery - Death of a Doxy television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to mid 20th Century New York and the private detective offices located at 454 W. 35th Street. While the two-part Second Season premiere is still a passable episode, “Death of a Doxy” certainly wouldn’t rank among my favorites. The story feels a bit forced in order to be a “big” episode, with everyone (in front and behind the camera) trying a bit too hard, and the murder plot itself feels like it could have been truncated to a single episode without loosing much. The episode centers around Orrie Cather (Trent McMullen) being charged with the murder of a woman he was seeing on the side. While attempting to do Orrie a favor, Archie (Timothy Hutton) stumbles upon the body. That, plus circumstantial evidence, has even those within the brownstone questioning Orrie’s innocence.

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Arrow – Green Arrow & The Canaries

by Alan Rapp on January 22, 2020

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  • Title: Arrow – Green Arrow & The Canaries
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Arrow - Green Arrow & The Canaries television review

“Green Arrow & The Canaries” is an oddly constructed episode set 20 years after the events of Crisis. Following Oliver Queen‘s (Stephen Amell) sacrifice, Star City has lived in blissful peace for two decades, with Mia (Katherine McNamara) and William (Ben Lewis) growing up together in rich luxury. All that is threatened when evil starts to stir again with the kidnapping of Helena’s daughter (Raigan Harris) whose death could be the domino to lead Star City back down the dark future seen in previous episodes (although given the number of baddies the new Deathstroke, and the not-so-hard-to-guess woman behind him put together, it looks like future version of Star City has plenty of killers and malcontents to deal with).

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Here’s Camila Cabello with the official video for “My Oh My” featuring DaBaby.

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Red Sonja #12

by Alan Rapp on January 22, 2020

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Red Sonja #12 comic reviewFor one year, over twelve issues, Red Sonja has matched wits with the conqueror Dragan The Magnificent. Whittling away at Dragan’s armies as they are forced to track Sonja and men across the Hyrkanian steppes, Red Sonja #12 offers a conclusion to the arc featuring a trap by the Hyrkanians and a final face-to-face between Sonja and Dragan.

I’ll admit to not following the contest of wills between the two warriors that closely as late, but I did want to check to see how writer Mark Russell and artist Mirko Colak brought things to a close. There’s some good action here, as well as nods to Sonja not just as a warrior but as a general who knows when to attack and when to parry and allow her adversary to blindly wander into her trap.

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