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Dynamite Entertainment’s new series gets a preview with this twenty-five-cent issue featuring Red Sonja hired by the citizens of Meru to put down a demon. After taking down the creature she also has a short run-in with Kulan Gath before things get weird. Awaking in caves, Sonja begins her journey to the service only to discover she’s not in Kansas, or Meru, anymore.

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Although I’ve kept up with Buffy the Vampire Slayer in comics I can’t say the same for its spin-off (which probably has something to do with most of its best characters getting killed off). Picking up an Angel comic for the first time in a couple of years I was met by a pleasant surprise. My favorite Angel/Buffy supporting character is back. Okay, you’ve got my attention.

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The series’ opening arc “Dark Trinity” comes to a close as Red Hood and Artemis work together to stop Black Mask and break his control over Bizarro. This new Rebirth version of Jason Todd continues to walk the edge of the anti-hero line without falling any further. By the end of the issue, even Batman is impressed with what he accomplished (even if it does take a major Bat-villain off the board for the foreseeable future). Jason keeps his work to the Dark Knight, although he has to rely on the questionable logic of Batman Begins to do so where choosing inaction apparently isn’t a choice.

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Relying a common comic book device, Jessica Jones #4 offers a twist to Jessica Jones‘ downward spiral (and explains why the circumstances which caused it haven’t been discussed until now). It seems that Jessica didn’t actually have some kind of breakdown, freak-out, or blow-up. Instead she’s spent the past few months undercover for Carol Danvers in hopes of uncovering a secret network of people who hate super-heroes to an extreme degree.

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“Bottled Light” comes to a close with Hal Jordan (yah!) and Kyle Rayner (ugh!) showing up in time to help the freed Green Lantern Corps and Sinestro Corps fight their jailers Larfleeze and Brainiac. The arc finale has plenty of action as well as some shock for Guy Gardner and the gang at the arrival of their old friends.

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DC Comics notorious New 52 issue Catwoman #1 offered up one of the dumbest issues in the comic company’s history with Batman and Catwoman hate-fucking on a rooftop. Although Batman #14 ends in a similar manner, writer Tom King at least attempts to make the act have meaning this time around. He’s only partially successful.

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In a packed football stadium and framed for the murder of the star quarterback during the middle of the game, Green Arrow #14 reveals the identity of the latest villain to torture Green Arrow to be the Dark Archer Malcolm Merlyn. The pair’s fight around the packed stadium may clear the Emerald Archer’s name for now, but with Merlyn still at large there’s likely to be plenty of more carnage to come.

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Comic Rack – Nova #2

by Cap'n Carrot on January 11, 2017 · 0 comments

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Sam Alexander meets Richard Rider. Nova #2 brings the youngest Nova into contact with the recently resurrected one as the pair meet while fighting off an alien of unknown origin (who apparently isn’t so much defeated as forgotten about). After a short stopover at Sam’s place, the pair head out for a little space action which leads them Knowhere and an encounter with an old friend.

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The infighting within the Pantheon is still going strong in The Wicked + The Divine #25 as Laura and Urdr confront Woden about his complicity in Ananke‘s crackpot murder schemes to keep “the Great Darkness” at bay and control the cadre of selfish and self-serving gods with short lifespans.

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After reading a couple of pages of this comic the only thought running through my head was “What the hell is going on?” IDW launches a new series featuring the several familiar faces of G.I. JOE in a world that’s certainly less familiar. No longer strictly an American military organization, the JOEs now serve the world at large, taking on trouble all over the world. And in this first issue that includes Roboninjas. That’s right, I said Roboninjas.

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