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The Sentry #3 Review: Damaging Nostalgia

The Sentry #3 Review: Damaging Nostalgia

I know that seems obvious, but people have missed that point recently when talking about things like this or The Last Jedi.[caption id="attachment_908088" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Sentry #3 art by Joshua Cassara, Kim Jacinto, and Rain Beredo[/caption]Joshua Cassara and Kim Jacinto once again split this comic and give a nice balance between the more cartoonish[...]

X-Men Red #7 Review: Abominations in the Sea Sentinels in the Sky

X-Men Red #7 Review: Abominations in the Sea, Sentinels in the Sky

Neither of these problems sinks the comic though, even if that second detail requires a strong suspension of disbelief.[caption id="attachment_907941" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men Red #7 art by Carmen Carnero and Rain Beredo[/caption]Carnero’s artwork makes a strong showing once again, effortlessly playing with the twin settings of deep underwater and high in the sky[...]

Red Hood and the Outlaws #25 Review: Poignant Intense and Compelling

Red Hood and the Outlaws #25 Review: Poignant, Intense, and Compelling

Batman is ready to bring the Red Hood down for good.The ending is also bittersweet and comes with a nice twist.There is something of a back-up tale with the “full” Outlaws lineup (Red Hood, Arsenal, Starfire, Bizarro, Artemis, and Creeper), and it turns out to be a storybook being read by Ma Gunn.[caption id="attachment_899934" align="aligncenter"[...]

Aliens: Dust to Dust #2 Review &#8211 Cover-to-Cover Intensity

Aliens: Dust to Dust #2 Review – Cover-to-Cover Intensity

They calm the situation as best as they can, but things worsen when the shuttle begins descending once again.[caption id="attachment_895593" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Aliens: Dust to Dust #2 cover by Gabriel Hardman and Rain Beredo[/caption]Aliens: Dust to Dust #2 continues its tear of terror with a claustrophobic catastrophe on the tails of Maxon losing his mother[...]

The Sentry #2 Review: Complex Relationship with the Golden Guardians Golden Age

The Sentry #2 Review: Complex Relationship with the Golden Guardian's Golden Age

I won’t dive deeper into that idea as to not spoil, but the book gets very intense very fast.[caption id="attachment_894739" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Sentry #2 art by Kim Jacinto and Rain Beredo[/caption]Kim Jacinto and Joshua Cassara split the art on this one, with Jacinto depicting the world inside the Confluctor and Cassara on the real[...]

Sentry #1 Review: Nostalgia to Save the World

Sentry #1 Review: Nostalgia to Save the World

It’s worth mentioning that Bob’s version of the world is intentionally corny and comes with characters like Scout, Watchdog, and “Sentress,” deliberately drawing upon the Captain Marvel (Shazam) family of years ago.This is admittedly me pontificating a lot, but, if you can’t tell from me rambling on endlessly about contemplation and self-analysis, I do like[...]

Red Hood and the Outlaws #23 Review: Compounding Daddy Issues

Red Hood and the Outlaws #23 Review: Compounding Daddy Issues

The ending is melodramatic to the point of being a little comical, but there is some pathos in watching this tortured man try to grapple with yet another part of his past creeping up on him.[caption id="attachment_867518" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Red Hood and the Outlaws #23 art by Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn, and Rain Beredo[/caption]Trevor Hairsine[...]

Curse of Brimstone #3 Review: A Brutal and Compelling Issue

Curse of Brimstone #3 Review: A Brutal and Compelling Issue

He has their dad hostage and threatens to kill him if Joe/Brimstone doesn’t start doing what he asks.[caption id="attachment_859243" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Curse of Brimstone #3 cover by Philip Tan and Rain Beredo[/caption]Curse of Brimstone #3 brings the climax to the first arc of the series, with Brimstone and Annie facing off against the Hound and[...]

X-Men Red #5 Review: Weaponizing the Truth

X-Men Red #5 Review: Weaponizing the Truth

It’s less of a battle than a desperate attempt to get people to understand.[caption id="attachment_863144" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men Red #5 art by Mahmud Asrar and Rain Beredo[/caption]Mahmud Asrar’s artwork continues to be a large point in this comic’s favor, as its mixture of realism and stylized details make for a moody comic[...]

X-Men: Blue #28 Review &#8211 How Far Magneto Has Come

X-Men: Blue #28 Review – How Far Magneto Has Come

Silva and Rain Beredo[/caption]X-Men: Blue #28 is another impressive installment for this oft-troubled series While there have been many disappointing issues for X-Men: Blue, this one succeeded on consistent forward motion and genuinely interesting conflict.The idea of changing the world into mutants is pretty comic book-y as far as plots go, but it becomes interesting[...]

X-Men Red #4 Review: The Rise of Ab-Lantis

X-Men Red #4 Review: The Rise of Ab-Lantis

This is one of the best single lines in comic, as you could guess.[caption id="attachment_849935" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men Red #4 art by Mahmud Asrar and Rain Beredo[/caption]Mahmud Asrar’s artwork continues to impress, especially when we finally get to see the full team assembled with their X-Men Red artwork The stylized aesthetic lends itself to motion[...]

The Curse of Brimstone #2 Review: Saving the Hometown

The Curse of Brimstone #2 Review: Saving the Hometown

Joe comes clean about Brimstone and the Salesman, and the two try to find out who the Salesman is and how to save York Hills.[caption id="attachment_839697" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Curse of Brimstone #2 cover by Philip Tan and Rain Beredo[/caption]Curse of Brimstone #2 continues the comic’s good streak of keeping the narrative personal and character-focused[...]

Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 Review – Tense Gorgeous and Juicy

Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 Review – Tense, Gorgeous, and Juicy

She takes Maxon, and the two brave through the alien attack in the hopes of making it to the evac shuttle, but the creatures are everywhere, killing everyone in their path.[caption id="attachment_835660" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 cover by Gabriel Hardman and Rain Beredo[/caption]Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 plays the Alien formula very[...]

The Curse of Brimstone #1 Review: Southern Gothic Poverty Meets Superheroes

The Curse of Brimstone #1 Review: Southern Gothic Poverty Meets Superheroes

However, she is having to support the family, as their father is laid up from an on-the-job injury.Fortunately, or unfortunately, for Joe Chamberlain, there’s a man coming to town who may be able to solve his problems.[caption id="attachment_802792" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Curse of Brimstone #1 cover by Philip Tan and Rain Beredo[/caption]Curse of Brimstone immediately[...]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 Time Travel Shenanigans End as Neatly as Usual in X-Men Blue #20

X-Men: Bland Design – Time Travel Shenanigans End as Neatly as Usual in X-Men Blue #20

Silva Inker: Adriano Di Benedetto Colorist: Rain Beredo Letterer: Joe Caramagna Damage: $3.99We pick up the Cross Time Capers story from the previous issue, which was basically a whole lot of X-pository dialogue ending in the reveal that Charles Xavier II and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants from Earth-13729 were masquerading as the original five X-Men back in their original time while the original[...]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 X-pository Dialogue Abounds in X-Men Blue #19

X-Men: Bland Design – X-pository Dialogue Abounds in X-Men Blue #19

Silva Inker: Adriano Di Benedetto Colorist: Rain Beredo Letterer: Joe Caramanga Damage: $3.99We join the Cross Time Capers storyline in progress, as the time-displaced young X-Men have been traveling through time to different X-eras, finding that the timeline had been corrupted by something that happened in the past In a previous series, our heroes had learned that their removal[...]


The Long Road Of CruZader: Agent Of The Vatican

The Long Road Of CruZader: Agent Of The Vatican

“There is a ton of strain and tension in Antonio’s relationship with the Pope, and he keeps a very explosive secret from the Pontiff, which adds to the intrigue and payoff of this origin story arc.”The 144-page, full-color, hardcover graphic novel for mature readers will retail for $19.99 with a cover by Master Of Kung-Fu[...]