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Mister Miracle #6

by Alan Rapp on January 14, 2018

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Mister Miracle #6 comic reviewCompleting the first-half of the twelve-issue maxi-series, Mister Miracle #6 features Mister Miracle and Big Barda fighting their way through New Genesis while discussing/arguing about home renovation. Of all the hero couples, Scott and Barda have always been the most down-to-Earth (which is hilarious because neither is human), in large part to Scott’s involvement in the JLI.

While initially appearing nothing more than the family debate between a husband of wife about throwing out old junk, and making room for the future, it slowly becomes obvious that Barda has bigger things on her mind and discussing the more trivial matters (and Scott’s negative reaction to change) help her navigate the tricky waters and eventually drop the bombshell that her husband responds to perfectly.

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Batman #37

by Alan Rapp on December 28, 2017

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Batman #37 comic reviewI thoroughly enjoyed Batman #36 which focused on the relationships of Bruce Wayne and Catwoman, Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and Batman and Superman. Somehow, this issue is even better. Bringing the foursome together for a night out at the Gotham Fair (on super-hero night no less) proves to be one of the most enjoyable comics I’ve read all year.

With the men and ladies both trading clothes, the humor is great as Lois and Selina get to know each other better and Bruce and Clark enjoy themselves (and compete) while Mr. Wayne gears up for his impending nuptials. Honestly, I’ve been very lukewarm to the idea of a Batman and Catwoman wedding, but this issue sells me on the idea (especially if we get more comics like this!).

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Astro City #48

by Alan Rapp on October 26, 2017

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Astro City #48 comic reviewWhile still bonkers, the conclusion of G-Dog‘s story isn’t a joyous as Astro City #47. How could it be given the swerve our hero was given at the end of the last issue? Astro City #48 is a beautiful and sweet story about a man and his dog as the days grow shorter and time finally catching up to the canine member of an unlikely pair who became one of the cutest heroes ever to grace the cover of a comic book.

Even with the end looming over the issue, there’s still plenty of fun to be had here in more adventures of our hero (including joining an all-animal super-team) and the thief continuing to grow as struggle to be the best man he can be.

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Astro City #47

by Alan Rapp on September 19, 2017

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Astro City #47 comic reviewWith Astro City #47 writer Kurt Busiek and guest-artist Mike Norton introduce perhaps the most adorable Astro City hero ever. The latest issue is an origin story, but an unusual one. In the first page of the story introduced to a small-time thief and the cute Corgi he “borrows” as collateral to get the money owed to him as a friend. While he never gets the money, he does make a quick connection with the dog who will turn out to be man’s best friend.

Later, after stealing an amulet from a house full of super-hero memorabilia, our two characters find themselves combined into a half-man half-dog creature. While initially planning to use his good fortune to rob and pay back mobsters he owes, the influence of his dog Hank helps our protagonist find a new path and become the world’s most adorable super-hero G-Dog.

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Human Target – Baptiste

by Alan Rapp on September 5, 2017

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Human Target - Baptiste television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to another episode from the First Season of Human Target. “Baptiste” may be my favorite episode of the series, although the final episode of the show’s First Season does give it a run for its money. As the title suggests, the episode marks the first appearance of Christopher Chance‘s (Mark Valley) old friend Baptiste (Lennie James) who arrives in Washington for a high-target assassination. The episode also marks the return (and sadly final appearance) of my favorite recurring guest-star as, needing all the help he can get, Chance turns to FBI Agent Emma Barnes (Emmanuelle Vaugier) to stop Baptise from murdering the delegates of a secret Chinese/Taiwan summit in Georgetown.

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