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REVIEW: “Liberator” #3

(Black Mask Studios, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

Created & Written by:  Matt Miner
Pencils & Inks:  Javier Sanchez Aranda
Colors Artwork:  Joaquin Pereyra
Letters & Edits:  Vito Delsante
Cover Artist:  Ben Templesmith

Note: Moderate Spoilers.  I’ll try not to get too deep into the story, only mentioning briefly some broad plot points that you would most likely infer from reading issues one and two anyway, because readers of this site and this comic are fantastically intelligent and thoughtful. Continue reading

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REVIEW: “Nova” #7

(Marvel Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRITTEN BY:  Zeb Wells
PENCILS BY:  Paco Medina
INKING BY:  Juan Viasco
COLOR ARTWORK:  David Curiel

This book brings the fun back to comic books. Nova is consistently one the most enjoyable reads in the Marvel line-up and writer Zeb Wells really turns up the fun in this issue. Continue reading

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REVIEW: “Daredevil” #30

(Marvel Comics, 2013)

Review by John Monaghan

WRITTEN BY:  Mark Waid
ARTWORK BY:  Chris Samnee
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Javier Rodriguez
LETTERING BY:  VC’s Joe Caramanga

Firstly, a little context:  I’ve never liked Daredevil. It’s probably not something I can really justify. A mixture of bad timing and my personal tastes while growing up dictated that any time I dipped into Daredevil I was left cold. Continue reading

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REVIEW: “Heartbreakers” #1

(Monkeybrain Comics, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

STORY BY:  Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett
SCRIPT BY:  Anina Bennett
ARTWORK BY:  Paul Guinan
LETTERING BY:  Willie Schubert

My thanks to monkeybrain comics and bagandbored.net, they’ve done my job for me this week.  Heartbreakers was originally published in Dark Horse Presents #35 on December 1, 1989, so that puts it smack in the middle of my usual era for longbox reading. Continue reading

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REVIEW: “Collider” #1

(Vertigo Comics, 2013)

Review by John Monaghan

WRITTEN BY:  Simon Oliver
ARTWORK BY:  Robbi Rodriguez
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Rico Renzi
LETTERING BY:  Steve Wands

The premise of Collider is that the fabric of the universe is unstable: the fundamental laws of physics “that were chiselled into stone at the beginning of time… are not as permanent as we thought.” Continue reading

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REVIEW: “Infinity” #1

(Marvel Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRITTEN BY:  Jonathan Hickman
PENCILS BY:  Jim Cheung
INKING BY:  Mark Morales, John Livesay, David Meikis, Jim Cheung
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Justin Ponsor

Now this is how an event is kicked off.  Just two short months after Age of Ultron ended with a whimper more than a bang, Jonathan Hickman delivers his stunning first issue of Infinity. Continue reading