A Trekkie’s Take on Marvel’s New Star Wars Series

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(If you search in Google for Marvels’ 2015 Star Wars, you will get many reviews of the new Star Wars comics.  Most of theses reviews are for the first issue or other individual floppies; this review is of the first six issues of the new Marvel Star Wars series.) I was born in the late 70’s and was too young to go to the theater and watch the original Star Wars films.  Because of that and my personal interests, I liked them, but loved more the Star Trek TV series. I tend to prefer my entertainment on a weekly serialized way (TV episodes) rather than a long, spaced out (no pun … Continue reading

Comic Review – Rai #8 from Valiant Comics

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  Rai #8 A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs, Rated T+ Written by Matt Kindt Art by Clayton Crain Cover Artists: Clayton Crain, David Mack, Bart Sears The Skinny: The war is coming!  Rai is going against his father in an all or nothing effort to stop his tyranny. The Take: Continuing the adventures of Rai, Matt Kindt tell the story of what could be Valiant best title as of today.  The story is simple and to the point, more than in previous issues. The cover say it all: The Fall or Rai! Silk is narrating the story, re-telling us the … Continue reading

Comic Review – Unity #16 from Valiant Comics

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Unity 16 (Ongoing) A $3.99 Comic, 32 pages, Rated T+ Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Pere Perez Cover Artist: Cover A by Glenn Fabry, Cover B by Juan Jose Ryp Alternative Covers by Antonio Fuso Publisher: Valiant Comics The Skinny: Continuing the recently started Valiant tradition of giving time and space after a big fight to each characters in its Unity group title, this is the turn for The Eternal Warrior – Gilad Anni-Padda the immortal “Fist and Steel” of Earth to share a story or in this case a memory of his past. In other words, in this issue, Gilad … 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

Twelve’s Night – Doctor Who: Deep Breath

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  Over the last 3 weeks, Peter Capaldi, the actor playing the Twelfth Doctor met the world.  Now the world has met Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. Before tonight, maybe 10,000 lucky people in the world had gotten to see the Series 8 première in its final form during the Doctor Who World Tour. (Plus bunch more folks who downloaded an unfinished black and white version sent out to for translation purposes internationally).  But now, its aired simulcast around many parts of the world.  And the internet is buzzing with fan reactions for the new Doctor. Everybody always remembers an entrance and … Continue reading