Weekly Comic Reviews 2/6

Greetings ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Unleash the Fanboy’s Weekly Comic Reviews, I’m your Godzilla-loving host, Daniel Alvarez. Lots of exciting news recently. Star Wars, Superman, Spider-Man…basically it’s a very good time to be a comic book fan. This week’s comic reviews brings some very good stuff, including the long awaited third installment of the My Little Pony series. Let’s start with some Elephants.

Elephantmen #46

More of a one-shot than a continuation of the main storyline, Elephantmen #46 branches into a more unusual story, something that’s always difficult to imagine when discussing a concept akin to Elephantmen. In short, this is a decent read. Whist its certainly a little disturbing, it highlights the darker tones and themes in the series, and offers a little break amidst a larger arc.

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3.5/5

Mudman #6

While the hiatus did hurt the book some, Mud Man still continues to be a pretty enjoyable read. With a couple humorous moments, and good characters, the story continues to set a nice pace for itself.

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3.5/5

Super Dinosaur #17

I’m not sure I like the schedule for Super Dinosaur, bi-monthly is a bit much for this entertaining all-ages title from Image. With the Inner Earth arc over, the last issue threw SD and Derek into space where they visited Inner Moon. It’s there where the action is, two aliens species are fighting it out. Why? Turns out the daughter of one has run away with her love, a guy from the other species. In this issue we have the (albeit slightly rushed) conclusion. Ironically it’s not this part that’s interesting, it’s the intriguing ending. This issue of Super Dinosaur wasn’t the best, but still a pretty good read.

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3.5/5

Doctor Who #5

A new adventure brings both new and old together in Doctor Who #5. With a luxury star-ship, an older character reintroduced and an exciting plot, there’s more than enough for any fan to sink their teeth into.

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4/5

G.I. Joe: A Real American #187

Following a thrilling and suspense-filled previous issue, G.I Joe: A Real American Hero #187 has a lot on its hands. It bounces between various set pieces, juggling the action efficiently.

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4/5

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #3

After a two week delay, the long awaited third issue of the My Little Pony series is upon us. It’s no surprise that this book had special hype from the start. Being based on what is probably the greatest cartoon of this century, it had a lot to live up to. The team of Katie Cook and Andy Price established early on that they know the characters and tone of the show. Both Issue #1 and #2 hit the ball from Shea Stadium to Dodger Stadium, stellar issues. Even to the non-fan, it would still be a genuinely funny story with diverse characters. This issue is the penultimate one for The Return of Queen Chrysalis, another great read.

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4.5/5

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #21

The final, and potential the best, issue of Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow, this issue goes out in a very unique way. Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #21 doesn’t continue the current story lines. Instead, it focuses on the past, getting to the core of what the title is all about.  In short, this is an excellent issue, and the perfect way to finish a series. Even if you’re not a fan of G.I Joe or the featured characters, this is an issue worth picking up.

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5/5

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #13

A humorous side-story, Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #13 takes a more unusual story, developing the humble crew of the Lost Light through humor and more lighthearted events. In short, this is an excellent issue. Although its a funny side-story at its heart, you shouldn’t let it fool you. Underneath this, More Than Meets The Eye #13 is full of character and potential, offering a very surprising and rewarding read.

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4/5

Transformers: Rage of the Dinobots #3

Rage of the Dinobots reaches its penultimate issue. There are three purposes for this comic. One, it shows what the Dinobopts are doing when the Autobots and Decepticons leave at the end of Fall of Cybetron. Two, it leads into Season 3 of the Prime TV show. Three, for a really fun and engaging read. In most of the Transformers things I’ve read, Optimus or another big Autobot is the focus, so to see Grimlock having a big role here is a treat. He’s definitely an awesome character when written well. The last issue had the Dinobots and Ultra Magnus run into Shockwave’s follower, Ser-Ket, whom has mutated Swoop. This issue has some really good stuff, a great battle and the arrival of Shockwave. Another must-buy for Cybetron and Prime fans.

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4/5

Transformers Spotlight: Megatron

After a spotlight on Optimus Prime (or Orion Pax as he was known at the time) a spotlight on Megatron was inevitable. Yet Transformers Spotlight: Megatron shows why, sometimes, the bad guy is just that much more interesting to read and follow. In short, this issue is very easily worth a read. Even partial Transformers fans have an active interest in Megatron, and the character is done relative justice within these pages.

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4.5/5

Legend of the Shadowclan #1

I’ll be honest when I cracked open this comic book I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I had a notion that it would be entertaining at the very least but I didn’t expect this level of quality. Legend of the Shadow Clan #1 is a stellar first issue that easily earns a recommendation.

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4/5

Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths And Legends #25

When it comes to bringing a title to a proper finish, the road traveled can be a little bit tricky.   Thankfully with this final outing now in hands devoted followers can rest assured that the sturdy creative team ended things the right way. Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends #25 is a solid finish to what has been a stellar series.  Recommended.

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3.5/5

Grimm Fairy Tales #82

There are so many complicated plot threads now facing this shared universe that it’s hard to keep track of them all.  But if you’ve been following all of the inter-connected mini-series, side-series or one-shots then by this point you know something is coming.  Based on that line of reasoning welcome to the ground floor of what is sure to be a stellar event.

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4/5

Robyn Hood #5

Robyn Hood comes to a close with this issue. It’s been a pretty fun ride. The classic story is one my personal favorites, so to see such a unique take on the legend is definitely a treat. The main character (smartly named Robyn) has been a fantastic protagonist. The last issue left off with her about to be executed by King John’s men. This double sized finale was a very fun read, especially the second half where it becomes less Sherwood Forest and more NYC.

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4/5

 

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I was born in the Big Apple and currently reside in New Jersey. Marvel is my favorite comic book company, with Spider-Man being my favorite character. But the absolute biggest thing you'll find me talking about is Godzilla. Besides the big G, my other favorite subject is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the greatest cartoon ever. My personal contact e-mail is djdjalvarez@Gmail.com