Comic Review: Justice League United #0 heads to Canada

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Equinox new Cree Canadian superhero in Justice League United #0

It all starts with the Toronto Convention Centre.

Okay, maybe Justice League United #0 actually begins in space, but the team starts to come together when Adam Strange brings an alien skull to show Animal Man and Star Girl at a Comic Con autograph signing.

Because why not show some love to Canada?

Writer Jeff Lemire’s first arc, Justice League Canada, is True North through-and-through.

And that doesn’t mean it’s full of Canadian stereotypes.

It’s actually genuine.
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Comic Review: Batman Eternal #2 is a few brushstrokes in a larger painting

April 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Batman Eternal #2 cover New 52 Jason Fabok

There’s no doubt about it: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and their Bat-team of writers are playing the long game with Batman Eternal.

And that’s what issue #2 is all about: the long game. Issue #1 gave us an inciting incident – James Gordon hypnotized and framed for a train crash – while issue #2 places all the chess pieces on the board for the grand story Snyder and company have planned.

Those chess pieces include the entire Bat-family, from core players like Red Robin and Batgirl to peripherary figures like Batwoman and Harper Row. And as they all react to Jim Gordon being thrown in jail, the enemies start to reveal themselves, too.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier sends Cap to spy school

Captain America: the Winter Soldier

Boy, is this thing ever full of secrets.

It’s an old school espionage thriller as much as a superhero action movie, and I feel like I’ve already revealed too much.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier has so many secrets, so many twists and so many Easter eggs, I pretty much can’t review it without spoiling it.

So here goes.
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Comic Review: Superior Spider-Man #30 finishes too soon

March 26, 2014 2 comments

Superior Spider-Man #30 cover Marvel Comics by Giuseppe Camuncoli

Not yet.

I’m not ready yet.

Why does it have to be now?

But it is now: Peter Parker is back, in case you haven’t seen the million teasers for next month’s Amazing Spider-Man #1, and that means Otto Octavius has to go somewhere.
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Comic Review: Batman #29

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Batman #29 leaping through the air

Batman #29 is one of the most powerful comics I’ve ever read.

It’s an oversized issue, crammed with the finale of the Zero Year ‘Dark City’ storyline, but that’s not what makes it powerful.

It’s the first four pages. It’s the two parents, the one child, and the horrible knowledge of what happens next.
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