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Review: Dial H #6

That China Miéville would take on the superhero comic’s most base qualities just six issues into his first ongoing title takes balls. That he does so with deft humor and skill shows he is hitting his stride. That it was [...]

November 12, 2012 Reviews
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Giant-Size Bullet Reviews #81!

A special note to our regular Bullet Reviews readers and followers: You may have noticed Bullet Reviews was missing from your regular Tuesday reading list last week. This was because, among other things, I was out-of-town for a few days [...]

November 6, 2012 Reviews
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Review: Wonder Woman #13 – Good Pop/Bad Pop

Going into its second year, I'm curious to see if Brian Azzarello has a real plan for Wonder Woman. [...]

October 30, 2012 Reviews
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Review: Sword of Sorcery #1

A cursory glance between Sword of Sorcery’s two features, Amethyst and Beowulf, would give the impression DC’s attempts to reach broader audiences (specifically girls) never got past the “draw both genders cutting swaths of enemies apart” stage of thinking.  It’s [...]

October 23, 2012 Reviews
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Review: The Zaucer of Zilk #1

Many comics over the last few years have embraced a lighter, Silver Age style as a reaction to the latest age of grim’n’gritty, or at least to present an amusing sideshow attraction. Al Ewing and Brendan McCarthy’s The Zaucer of [...]

October 22, 2012 Reviews
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Review: Saucer Country #8

More intellectually curious than it is viscerally satisfying, Saucer Country (from Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly) continues in its eighth issue to pick away at great American myth-making. UFOs, aliens, and government cover-ups are on the brain, certainly, but Cornell [...]

October 19, 2012 Reviews
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Review: Uncanny Avengers #1

A brain surgery is one way to start a reboot.  At least, that’s how Rick Remender and John Cassaday open ​Uncanny Avengers​, the image of Scott Summers as Phoenix shown in the eye of a patient–who turns out to be [...]

October 12, 2012 Reviews
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Review: Non-Humans #1

There’s a moment, more than halfway into ​Non-Humans #1​, where a kid named Todd (the son of the protagonist, Aimes) meets with his girlfriend to show her their new baby. The girlfriend is a mannequin taken to calling herself Spice, [...]

October 10, 2012 Reviews
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Bullet Reviews #78

TUESDAY! Yeah, this has become the primer for New Comics Day, Wednesday. Each week we take a look at a sampling of recently released books from various publishers and give some quick thoughts. This week we look at: Amazing Spider-Man [...]

October 9, 2012 Reviews
How I Spent My Summer Invasion #1

Review: How I Spent My Summer Invasion #1

As far as indie comics go, ​the expanded release How I Spent My Summer Invasion​ (from publisher We Comics) really tests the limits of what it means to be precious and cutesy.  Child protagonists, the ‘wacky’ cast of extraterrestrials, cartoon-style [...]

October 5, 2012 Reviews
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Review: Detective Comics #13

DC’s New 52 reboot has reaffirmed the power that visual storytelling has in comic books.  Sadly, they didn’t do this by putting artists with distinctive styles or remarkable craftsmanship on their titles.  For the most part, the line has relied [...]

October 4, 2012 Reviews
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Review: Wolverine and the X-Men #17

There’s sort of a sub-movement within the “Big Two” right now, fixated on self-referential spoofing of all the goofier aspects of the cape comic.  Lots of big, weird moments featuring takes on characters or concepts from the Silver or even [...]

September 29, 2012 Reviews
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Review – Godzilla: The Half-Century War #2

While ​Half-Century War​’s first issue made a few flirty advances towards those kind of Vietnam War themes that are James Stokoe’s fascination (despite taking place well before the war), part two gets down to business and drops Godzilla and protagonist [...]

September 27, 2012 Reviews
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Review: Deathstroke #0

So, we come to this:  the conclusion to Rob Liefeld’s run on ​Deathstroke​, ending with a gimmick.  A fitting capstone to his casual, one could say accidental, subversion of superhero comic books.  As in ​Savage Hawkman​ and ​Grifter​, there’s a [...]

September 24, 2012 Reviews
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Review – Fatima: The Blood Spinners #4

From start to finish, ​Fatima: The Blood Spinners from Dark Horse Comics​ has been one of those miniseries that’s so much more than what it’s premise implies.  It’s hard to say that about most comics, especially those still cashing in on [...]

September 24, 2012 Reviews