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Weekly Comic Reviews 11/7

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Hey everyone. Welcome to Unleash the Fanboy’s Weekly Comic Reviews, I’m your host, Daniel Alvarez. Due to the recent Hurricane, I was out last week, but now I’m back to present this week’s reviews. It’s a pretty big week, including the long awaited showdown between Optimus Prime and Megatron, the start of Storm Dogs, among other cool things. Let’s get started.

Black Kiss II 4 C Weekly Comic Reviews 11/7Black Kiss II #4

Every once in awhile there’s a concept that simply works so well it invites repeat performances.  We’re given a unique angle on a character that’s really never been explored and if a creative team truly delivers the results can be quite exceptional.  Black Kiss II, is certainly a unique experience but it’s not quite living up to that very hard to reach standard.  Instead, what we have here is a well put-together story that seems to be losing some of its gumption.

For the full review, click here.

3.5/5

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Creator Owned Heroes #6

As Creator Owned Heroes continues to pick up speed, I have to recommend you grab it. There’s always a ton of interesting content, and while it’s not there yet, this book has the potential to be a pillar of the comics community.

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4/5

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Epic Kill #6

Song has completed her task, been executed, and has managed to stay alive through all of it…sort of. Is she willing to move forward and return to the real world? The story is pretty engaging, and while the art ranges from weak to decent, it doesn’t drag down the book’s quality that much. I recommend it.

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3/5

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 harvest4 web 455x700 Weekly Comic Reviews 11/7Harvest #4

With one issue to go in the mini-series, Harvest #4 moves everything forward. Equal parts, plot, tension and suspense, with a splash of dark humor, Harvest is set for an engaging and thrilling conclusion. Of course, not everything goes to plan. The series has proved unpredictable at times; which is, in many ways, one of its biggest strengths.

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4.5/5

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The Manhattan Projects #7

All in all, despite the interesting changes and reveals we see this issue, it’s ultimately bogged down by the excess of conversation. It’s understandable that, in a book about intellectuals, a lot of the plot would be mental and take place in conversations, but I really wish there were a greater sense that things were happening.

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3/5

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Nancy In Hell (On Earth) #4

This saga is simply the epitome of exploitative engineering, which is the creative team’s intention as they try their hardest to bring the old school action and horror flicks to the comic book page.  From the overly corny situations to the over the top cliffhangers this issue delivers some uneven but beautifully rendered results.

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3/5

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Storm Dogs #1

I’m a huge science fiction fan. AlienCloverfieldMass Effect, I love a good sci fi story. So you could imagine my excitement for Storm Dogs, a new series from Image Comics. It looked to be a really good space story complete with developed characters and aliens. While the beginning is slow and a little confusing, as the issue goes on we’re introduced to a unique planet with interesting characters and an engaging mystery. Sci fi people that enjoy a good Star Wars or Star Trek comic will like this especially. It appears we’re going to have a real winner here.

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4/5

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Super Dinosaur #15

The conclusion to ESCAPE FROM INNER-EARTH is here! It’s been a pretty fun ride. A simple but engaging story with a great antagonist. Super Dinosaur is one of the few all-ages title that actually means all-ages. Good, clean fun. Companies too often take the all-ages insignia for granted. Escape has been having everything. Exciting chases, a surprisingly well-developed villain, and dinosaurs man, dinosaurs. The finale is by far the most action-paced issue in this arc, lots of excitement in this one. (Including a fantastic scene with a Tyrannosaurus Rex helping out!)

For the full review, click here.

3.5/5

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Garth Ennis’ Battlefields: The Green Fields Beyond #1

It’s a strikingly strong first issue that deals out some hefty dialogue, solid character development and a strong enough cliffhanger to guarantee a look from curious readers.  What we have in our hands is not a perfect tale but one that works with just enough angles to successfully entertaining its core audience.

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4/5

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When I reviewed Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #5 a couple months backs, I was reasonable positive about the series, and its connection to the awesome prequel, Merciless: The Rise Of Ming. But with issue #6, I find myself questioning that assessment. While the art remains fantastic, Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist is ultimately another pretty action-oriented book that offers more in the way of style than substance.

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2.5/5

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Jennifer Blood #19

It only took one specific act to send this saga down a drastically different path: our heroine has been outed for the vengeful murderess she is.  The results spilling from her actions have led to her dragging her children on a cross country killing spree to chase what’s left of her warped version of the American dream.

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4/5

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Pathfinder #3

Pathfinder could very well get best fantasy series of the year award. I’ve been truly enjoying it, such a fun comic. Vibrant characters, a Lord of the Rings-like adventure, and the writing keeps you wanting more. In just three issues we have some of the most likable characters in comics currently. Not to mention the action is good. Issue #3 is definitely a high point for the series. It moves the story forward with some new developments, some of the characters get even more development, and some demonic goblin action to top it all off. (Not to mention the giant awesome-looking thing you’ll see on the final page!)

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4.5/5

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The Shadow #7

If ever there was a time to run to your comic store and pick-up this series, this is it.  Yes we just wrapped up a somewhat lengthy but compelling story arc that offered some intense scenes and moral implications but now we have a stand-alone issue that flows with the tender juices of the pulp hero.

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3.5/5

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Danger Girl/ G.I. Joe #4

Continuing one of the better cross-overs by IDW, Danger Girl/G.I Joe #4 continues to prove whats possible when you take two titles and explore the similarities. The current title, as an example, excels in many of these areas. It takes the dramatic elements of each setting, using Cobra as a typical villain, to deliver a whole-hearted and action packed plot. Does it always make complete sense? not really. Yet that’s not the point, what matters is that its a fun and energetic tale from start to finish (and its not even over yet).

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4/5

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G.I. Joe #19

Largely focusing on a single skirmish, the events in G.I Joe #19 start to pick up the pace, showing how the three warring sides react to one another. Whilst there is a real sense of action, the issue isn’t without its smaller issues that may bother some. Despite this, the issue is a good read. The dialogue might not be perfect, with a focus on Scarlett over any other Joe, but the action should generally speak for itself.

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 3.5/5

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Popeye #7

Another issue of Popeye down, and another story that’s good for all ages. Whether its the simply ‘mystery’ gimmick or the battle of two men over Olive, there are a few classic tales and messages to be found within Popeye #7. All in all, this is an interesting tale with a few unique twists, something that Popeye has shown to be good at. With simple humor to please audiences of all ages, from its simple messages to its funny action and comedy, there’s something for everyone with this issue.

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4/5

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Star Trek The Next Generation Hive #2

Sadly I didn’t start The Next Generation from square one. I had started somewhere in the middle, the first standout episode was The Best of Both Worlds Part One. Never before had I seen such relentless machines known as the Borg. “Resistance is Futile.” These machines were so popular that they got to be the villains in the fan favorite film First Contact, and made made many appearances in Voyager. The film Nemesis ended Next Gen on a high, but sad note with the death of Data. That series was finished. Until recently with Hive. I wouldn’t consider myself a huge Trekkie, but even I get excited when Picard and Seven of 9 chat in this issue. Hive is about Picard, who has been part of the Borg for a long time, and now decides to take out the Queen since there is no point anymore since they have assimilated everything. With the arrival of Data last issue, things got really exciting. This issue is one longtime fans of Next Gen and Voyager will especially enjoy. If you’re a fan of those two shows, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be picking this title up.

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4.5/5

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #6

I’ll be honest, when the Ninja Turtles went interstellar with their adventures I was instantly hooked to their ongoing narrative.  Whether it was because I had an established affinity for the science fiction genre or not, the younger version of myself bought into this craziness completely.

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3.5/5

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Transformers Regeneration One #85

Think back, think back to Transformers: The Movie. Remember the epic battle with Optimus Prime and Megatron? Remember the emotion that took place afterward? That was the peak of the golden era for our transforming friends. Regeneration One is blast from the past for fans of G1 and the movie. The look of it, the writing, it’s just fun. Even if you’re not a fan, it’s still a good read that will turn you into a fan for life. This issue is the big one, this is the payoff. Yes, Optimus and and Megatron battle for the millionth time, and it’s awesome. This is definitely one of their finest battles yet with an ending you won’t see coming. This is definitely the best issue of Regeneration One yet.

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4.5/5

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Fly: The Fall #1

There’s enough narrative meat in this first release to satisfy any fan looking for a continuation to the original Fly.  The concept in general is amazingly addictive as each character deals with their own issues with both substance abuse and abandonment.

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4/5

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2000AD #1808

Another week, and another of 2000AD‘s samplings of Science Fiction and other comic goodness. This week, with 2000AD #1808, we have Judge Dredd ABC WarriorsBrass SunLow Life and The Simping Detective, so let’s take a closer look.

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4/5

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