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Weekly Comic Reviews 11/28

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Hey everyone. Welcome to Unleash the Fanboy’s Weekly Comic Reviews, I’m your host, Daniel Alvarez. What an exciting way to end November! We have the start of the long awaited start of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, (and it’s amazing) the next installment of GODZILLA, the beginning of Dynamite’s pulp crossover MASKS, among other cool things. So without further ado, let’s get started with this very cool week of comics reviews.

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Bedlam #2

While the synopsis doesn’t say much, Bedlam continues to be a good series, this issue being a bit more focused than the first. Giving insight some insight into the Doctor, who appears to be another important element in the story. Recommended.

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4/5

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Chew #30

Image mentioned that this isn’t the best starting point for new readers, and that’s definitely true. In fact, anyone who’s been away from more than a couple issues will need to play a little catch up before read issue #30. Still, they’ll find that it’s definitely worth it.

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4/5

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It’s an exciting resolution for some of our chief characters as this latest release brings a downright depressing but endlessly enticing romp to a close.  What we have here is a comic book that’s designed for the longevity reader but trust me the wait and patience required is more than worth it, as many pieces fall into their logical places.

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4.5/5

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Morning Glories #23

This series has been nothing short of compelling from its inception as the people behind it continue to sell an engaging tale full of sordid details buried beneath and through out this cryptic but almost demonic academy.  We have a plentiful rogues gallery as our protagonists deal with some shockingly terrible situations all in an effort to accomplish whatever goals they’re determined to complete.  It’s another strong release that answers a couple questions while giving life to many, many more.

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4/5

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Planetoid #4

Its been a while, but Planetoid #4 swings back into Ken Garing’s science fiction tale of civilization vs oppression and survival against all odds. The last issue helped transform the title into a much bigger story, moving from the lone Silas to an entire town. Now, Planetoid #4 carries this on, whilst also focusing on Silas himself, on a one-man quest for redemption; what more can you ask from one title?

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4/5

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Prophet #31

Prophet #31 continues to do what the series does best, offer unique worlds whilst teasing out a larger back story. Its not always entirely welcome, but it makes for good reading none the less.

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3.5/5

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Chosen #2

What we have here is a story about a teenager that happens to be Chosen as he holds the fate of the world on his young and unsure shoulders.  In the best way possible the creative team embraces the corny details that plague the narrative therein while attempting to reveal a somewhat competent and compelling adventure.

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3.5/5

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Green Hornet #31

If you’ve been reading this series since square one, I have to commend you. I jumped on some issues ago, and it’s been a very average ride. The stories haven’t been particularly engaging, and this is not the likable Hornet I know. Lately it feels like nothing important happens, it’s just rather stale. It’s not horrible, but there are far better comics to pick up. This issue serves as a pretty good jumping on point for new readers, and gives us a rather interesting plot development. Sadly it doesn’t rise above the average rating yet again.

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3/5

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MASKS #1

These days a comic fan can forget how truly cool it is when there’s a crossover. For example, in the 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s, whenever an issue said ‘guest starring…’ it was always exciting. But today, when you see Spider-Man and Wolverine together, it just isn’t as special as it once was. MASKS is a truly unique crossover from Dynamite, featuring a bunch of its pulp characters. The Green Hornet, the Spider,  the Shadow, and even Zorro. (And many more to appear in the coming issues.) A lot of today’s readers probably won’t know who some of these guys are, but that shouldn’t stop them from picking up this masterpiece of a comic. It’s a truly great start to what could be one of the best crossovers in comic history.

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5/5

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Prophecy #5

Following last month’s issue I was honestly left wondering where the next bit of this arc might take its readers.  I thought for sure that the action would die down and the creative team would attempt to offer some filler so the story could find its footing again, boy was I wrong.  As soon as I opened this comic book I was instantly floored by the energy and innate focus brought forth by this very talented duo as as this latest release doesn’t skip a beat.

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4/5

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Thun’da #4

Selling a story that takes place in a land full of talking primates, dinosaurs and cavemen with a main character that’s literally out of place (in more ways than one) can be an honest to goodness hard sell, but somehow this teams pulls it off.  Whether it’s because of the nicely handled art or the simple but mature script this story finds its footing while baring the load of some of its zanier elements.

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3.5/5

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Warlord of Mars #22

As much as Warlord of Mars #22 struggles in places, it mostly stews in mediocrity, rather than plunging into the truly awful. It does have a few good aspects – a couple action scenes and some political machinations – but I’m largely disappointed that the book has suffered such a drop in quality.

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2.5/5

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Cobra #19

Following the successful introduction of the Oktober Guard in the last issue, G.I Joe: Cobra #19 does an effective job of transitioning the plot smoothly. The focus is never lost from the new threat, but it is further put into better context and blended in to the G.I Joe setting. In short, there is quite a lot on offer in this issue. Whether you want action, plot development or want to read more on the Oktober Guard, which is providing a surprising relief between the two opposing factions, Cobra #19 has a lot to offer, and teases enough for the next issue as well.

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4/5

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Ghostbusters #15

When there’s a specter on a rampage who do you call?  Well if the world was awesome, the Ghostbusters, but since we can’t get them in real life we just have to make due with this very entertaining comic book series.  Take heart fans as this latest issue has got to be one of the crowning achievements of this creative team’s sterling run.

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4.5/5

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GODZILLA #7

The GODZILLA Ongoing has passed the halfway point. It hasn’t been what I’d call ‘great.’ While it does feature a pretty impressive roster of monsters and an ‘incoming doom,’ it’s been pretty average with an alright main cast. In the last issue things started to look up with the arrival of Mothra and her Priestesses. They warned that the monsters weren’t the real threat. It’s the rise, not the fall. Mothra proved to be a very much needed character, cause she actually had personality, something lacking from the title monster. #6 was a step in the right direction, establishing a very cool plot, (SpaceGodzilla is bringing his pals) and the possibility of Mothra getting the monsters together. Unfortunately none of that good stuff is here, it’s almost as if #6 didn’t happen. While Godzilla is the focus finally, it ended being up mediocre and maybe the worst issue yet.

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3/5

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1

Friendship is Magic #1 is a worthy comic of the title. It successfully captures the tone and spirit of the show, you’ll be smiling the whole way through. So a tip of the hat to writer Katie Cook. Artist Andy Price handles the Ponies and characters extremely well in their reactions to the situation, cartoony in a good way. This is definitely a comic I, and as fans should, look forward to every month. (A great companion to Season 3, wouldn’t you agree?)

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5/5

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #16

The latest iteration of this storied franchise continues to barrel forward as it dives head first into some rather heavy moral dilemmas.  Trust me when I tell you the level of sophistication and skill executed by this creative team yields an imperfect but heartfelt romp that takes our characters and reveals their inner core in a way that complements both themselves and this series.

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4/5

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Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #1

The timing of this mini-series couldn’t have been better. With Season 2 of Transformers Prime over, and the next one coming next year, this was welcome. As a fan of the show and ‘Prime’ continuity, I was personally looking forward to this series. Rage of the Dinobots takes place before the show but right after the video game Fall of Cybertron. Add in Shockwave, you have a comic fans of the show could especially enjoy. I did, it’s something to check out if you’ve played the games or seen the series.

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4.5/5

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Robyn Hood #3

Three issues in, Robyn Hood has firmly established itself as a grade A title. To take a classic story and reinvent it is nothing new, but never before had we seen Robin Hood like this. Take a girl from modern day New York and throw her in Sherwood Forest, it’s as crazy and cool as it sounds. Robyn has been a fantastic protagonist. We see she’s a tough cookie, but does have an emotional side, as seen in Issue #1. This issue is the time skip, taking place one year later. (So she finally has her green getup.) The third installment brings things forward as we prepare for the revolution, another great issue.

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4/5

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Sleepy Hollow #2

What we have here is an extremely solid interpretation that plays it rather safe with its mainline story beats but that doesn’t mean this issue is a waste of your money or time.  Overall it’s a competent release that delves deeper into a re-worked legend while continuing the birth of its immediate successor.

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3.5/5

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2000AD #1811

Another week and another issue of 2000AD. The issue, 2000AD #1811, has the usual line up of late. With Judge DreddBrass Sun, ABC WarriorsLow Life and The Simping Detective, there’s a lot to look at.

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4.5/5

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