Faith #1

Like many customers excited by the concept of the title Faith, I love the idea of a large-sized fangirl getting her own comic. It’s a shame that the comic isn’t as exciting or enjoyable as I hoped, making love for it a matter of it existing at all, not what it brings to the page. In a more diverse market, this wouldn’t be the only superhero book starring a plus-size woman, making for more options. Unfortunately, this is a typical […]

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Batman: Bad Blood

Batman: Bad Blood opens with action, as Batwoman (voiced by Yvonne Strahovski) is battling a gang that includes Firefly and Killer Moth. Unlike Batman (Jason O’Mara), she uses guns, which to the Dark Knight’s eyes makes her just like the villains they battle, so he wants her out of his city. Conveniently, she’s immediately captured by the bad guys. He rescues her but is presumed deceased in a following explosion. This isn’t a spoiler. This is the first five minutes […]

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Justice League vs. Teen Titans Coming This Spring

The next original DC Universe animated movie has been announced as Justice League vs. Teen Titans, which “welcomes the Teen Titans to the ever-expanding canon of classic DC Comics characters”. As expected from a Titans project, the big bad is Trigon, who’s possessed the Justice League, causing them to fight the younger heroes. Here’s the official plot description: When Damian’s over-aggressive tendencies almost destroy a Justice League mission, he is sent to learn teamwork by training alongside the Teen Titans. […]

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Cassius #2

I’m glad to see the alternate-history story of Cassius continuing, but I fear we’ve reached a point where my lack of knowledge of the time of Julius Caesar (either the play or the real history) is going to get in my way. There are enough characters and plotting that I would prefer to read such material in larger chunks — which any independent publisher hates to hear, because they can only produce smaller issues intermittently. The more people wait, the […]

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Master Keaton Volume 2

I talked, in my review of the first volume, about how Master Keaton is an older series. I knew going in that there would be an air of “that was then” reading it. Yet it surprised me how many of the stories in this second volume were also looking backwards within their own texts. For example, the first story involves insurance investigator Keaton helping with the undercover sale of a medal from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The former owner’s widow […]

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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Volumes 9-10

The quarterfinal matches of the Fall Classic cooking competition continue and conclude in these volumes. The showdown began in volume 7 and extended into the previous book, where the contest between our hero Soma and the molecular gastronomist began; she presented her bento box there. Here, in Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma volume 9, we see Soma’s entry, a twist on a seaweed bento, using some of the fancy cooking science techniques. Although technologically advanced, Soma’s dish is focused on […]

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Say I Love You Volume 9

It’s been a while since I’ve caught up with the mismatched couple, school prince Yamato and shy Mei, at the center of Say I Love You. I liked the emotions she expressed as she began to understand the value of friendship and feeling loved, but I wondered how the series could continue for this long (14 volumes in Japan, 11 so far here) with just them at the center. That’s a hint, since the series doesn’t stay focused on just […]

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Get Back: Imagine… Saving John Lennon

Donovan Day explores a music fan’s biggest fantasy in Get Back: Imagine… Saving John Lennon. The teenage Lenny, named after John Lennon, is staying with his grandpa in New York City. He meets a beautiful girl named Yoko while busking in the subway. Then he discovers his iPod, loaded with a ton of classic rock songs, lets him time travel back to the time of the tune he’s listening to. As he and Yoko explore this ability, we find out […]

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