Read of the Week – 4/20/11

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ZATANNA #12 Story: Matt Sturges Art: Stephane Roux, Covers: Amanda Conner Publisher: DC A $2.99 Comic I can’t say I have a strong history with the Maid of Magic, Zatanna.  She was a character I was familiar with, but she always seemed more of supporting character, but thanks to Paul Dini’s love for the character, she has finally gotten her own ongoing series.  Now a year old, I have been picking it up, and have been enjoying it. The book has a light tone, even when dealing with some pretty dark and macabre subject matter.  Zatanna often fights demons and … Continue reading

The Exile’s Read of the Week 3/23/11

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BATMAN, INC #4 Story: Grant Morrison Art: Chris Burnham Covers: JH WIlliams and Yanick Paquette Alternate Cover Publisher: DC A $2.99 Comic This is not the book I thought I’d be writing about this week. I casually mentioned last week that I’m not a huge Batman fan. I’m not saying I’m not a fan. But on my rank of characters, let’s say he just misses the top five. (Dick Grayson, however is in the top five.) I wasn’t sure what to make of this title when it first came out. I’m a child of the 80’s, when Batman, as a … Continue reading

Exile’s Read of the Week 3/9/11

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SUPERBOY #5 Story: Jeff Lemire Art: Pier Gallo Cover: Eddy Barrows, JP Mayer & Grant Alternate Cover: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC A $2.99 Comic It was a particularly good week for comics, and picking a Read of the Week was a difficult one. (Unlike the past couple of weeks, where, while decent, there was no one book that jumped out as a clear choice, for me. I’ll be honest, it wasn’t the race (and I do love a good Flash/Superman race) that made this book my favorite this week. It’s when Bart and Connor slowed down and talked to each … Continue reading

Exile’s Read of the Week 2/9/11

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JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #19 Story: Judd Winick Art: Fernando Dagnino, Raul Fernandez Cover: Dustin Nguyen Alternate Cover: Kevin Maguire Publisher: DC A $2.99 Comic The Blue Beetle has a lot of history with Maxwell Lord, even if Jaime Reyes doesn’t. And if this issue is anything to go by, it doesn’t look like he’s going to have much time develop one. As all the players are now gathered together and the final battle between the once (and future?) League and Maxwell Lord is joined in Max’s spiffy new Checkmate headquarters/Robotech fortress. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

Exile’s Read of the Week! 1/26/11!

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DOCTOR WHO #1 Story: Tony Lee Art: Andrew Currie Cover: Tommy Lee Edwards Publisher: IDW A $3.99 Comic First – a quick note.  I know I missed a lot of weeks –  I have decide to just go ahead, and not do too much more looking back.  So sue me.. Ok, Let’s talk about Doctor Who Number 1, or is it number 17?  When I first heard they were doing this book with a new number 1, I felt a bit dismayed.  Series Re-boots with new number 1’s tend to be a sales gimmick.  Heck the same writer is staying … Continue reading