Comic Review – Divinity #2 from Valiant Comics

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DIVINITY #2 (of 4) A $3.99 Valiant Prestige Comic, 32 pgs. Rated T+ Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Trevor Hairsine Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic Cover B by Tom Muller Variant Cover by Rafa Sandoval Variant Cover by Diego Bernard Variant Cover by Lewis Larosa  The Good The writing Divinity continues to play with nonlinear story telling narrative structure as the first book. But this second issue is a bit more comprehensible as this has a different narrator who is a little more grounded and thus provides more contexts to what is happening. Plus familiar faces from the larger Valiant universe … Continue reading

Comic Preview – Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

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  Since gaining the Doctor Who license in 2014, Titan Comics launched 3 ongoing series, based on the hit BBC TV series, about the crusading Time Lord known only as the Doctor.  They currently publish comics starring the 10th (David Tennant), 11th (Matt Smith) and the 12th and current Doctor (Peter Capaldi). This week a fourth series joins them, as Titan releases Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1.   Unlike the other three series, The Ninth Doctor is a 5 issue miniseries, not an ongoing.    It will be the first of a series of miniseries to feature the other nine … Continue reading

Comic Book Review – X-O Manowar #34 from Valiant Comics

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X-O MANOWAR #34 A $3.99 Comic, 32 pages, Rated T+ Written by Robert Venditti Art by Deigo Bernard Cover A (Cover Overlay) by Lewis Larosa Cover B (Wraparound) by Jorge Molina Variant Cover by  Das Pastoras Character Design Variant by Jorge Molina Artist Variant by Butch Guice The Good The Writing X-O Manowar has been the longest running ongoing series from this incarnation of Valiant comics. Because of the long-term investment of Robert Venditti it also has been one of the books most consistent in tone. This issue also shows the (final?)fate of two planets and occupants featured earlier in the series (Loam … Continue reading

Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, Wednesday March 4

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Another Wednesday, so you know what’s up. Here are a few titles we suggest you look at when you visit your local comic shop.     TOP OF THE STACK Hawkeye #1 from Marvel Comics Writer: Jeff Lemire Art: Perez – Herring What Marvel says: THE AVENGING ARCHERS ARE BACK! • Hawkeye returns in an all-new series featuring superstar writer Jeff Lemire in his Marvel debut and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez, as they bring you a fresh new look into the life of everyone’s favorite Avenger. With Kate Bishop, his trusted ward and protégé back at his side (not … Continue reading

Should A Classic Doctor Who Companion Make a Return?

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  Over 50 years of Phone Box travel, the Doctor has had many companions who have come and gone over the years.  Some left the Doctor to settle down, others left the Doctor for adventures of their own, a few sadly had their adventure end in sacrifice and death. When the show returned ten years ago (Yes… Ten YEARS!), the producers made a very strong choice to not make too many direct connection to the original series, which went off the air in 1990.  There was no regeneration scene from the earlier Doctor (like there was for the ill-fated 1996 … Continue reading