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Week 15 2014 | Part 1 | Comic Reviews


A review of the latest in comics. This piece features a review of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3 that takes place 9 months after the film exploring River’s past and the groups latest struggle and Earth 2 #22, reviewing why this issue in particular is exceptional to the series.

Week 12 2014 | Part 2 | Comic Book Reviews


The Star Wars #6 — This issue just combined elements and scene similarities from episodes 2 to 6.  I’m not even kidding.  Reading this was by far one of the most entertaining of this miniseries so far due that one fact.  It’s interesting to see how exactly Lucas’s material has evolved and breathed life into an epic universe. However, this comic series is far from spectacular. The story is the story we all know, but very different.  Except there is a reason []

Week 3 2014 | Part 3 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 The Cry of Shadows – Part 2 Another amazing issue to go into the Darth Vader vault.  This issue revolves around the building relationship between the former clone trooper Koda as he dons on is old armor in the service of the Empire, his anger and hatred for the Jedi the glue that helps the relationship grow.  The issue is more narrative than anything, exploring who this character is and his motivation to join []

Week 3 2014 | Part 2 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #3 Force War – Part 3 In the last issue, Trill, Force Hound to the Rakatan Empire, lead the Je-daii into a trap, revealing their plans to her masters.  In the end, she completed her trap by luring Xesh into a Rakatan base under the pretense of a recuse mission.  Now, both he and his Je’daii compatriots are in the hands of the enemy. Isn’t that exciting! This series takes place roughly 25 []

Week 51 2013 | Part 5 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Star Wars: Dark Times #5 A Spark Remains Part 5 Another great conclusion to the Dark Times Saga!  Dark Times delivers a look at the Star Wars Universe right after the events of Revenge of the Sith.  Darth Vader is still hunting down the last remaining Jedi who escaped Order 66.  Jenir is one of them.  Not only that but he wants Vader to find him so that he can bring him down, kill the man who is, in []

Week 51 2013 | Part 4 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #2 Force War: Part 2 Xesh is one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars expanded universe.  He was born a slave, a hound to the Sith who want nothing more than power.  But they’re Sith, so no duh right.  But now he has evolved into something more, a friend to the Je’daii.  (This story takes place 36 000 years before Episode IV folks.)  It sets in the foundations of the Star []

Week 50 2013 | Part 2 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Worlds’ Finest #18 Control Issues Power Girl is fun.  Her powers are out of control ever since her encounter with Desaad her powers have been crazy going on and off.  So in the last issue, she decides that a sun bath in space should work better for her.  Even that gets out of hand as she can’t even her intake, falling down to Earth crashing near Helena and causing disaster to reign.  So Helena needs to hold her under []

Week 47 2013 | Part 3 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #1 Force War: Part 1 The Dawn of the Jedi story arc is by far, one of the best Star Wars comics out there right now.  Since this series first began, the actions and character development has been non-stop.  The frames move effortlessly from scene to scene as it progresses, and the story, the plot line is amazing constantly building on all fronts.  Take the dynamic between the former Sith Hound Xesh and []

Week 46 2013 | Part 3 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1 The Hunt for Harley Harley Quinn is adorable.  So Superman makes a deal with Lobo and basically hires him to capture Harley Quinn.  Why?  Well that remains to be seen.  But see Lobo wants payment, and the payment is the pill that would make more supermen.  Well he captures Harley and well, she gets her hands on the pill and becomes Super Harley.  Not only that, but she takes down Lobo reveals that []

Week 43 2013 | Part 5 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #7 What Lies Within Part 1 I love He-Man and this writing did not disappoint.  The creative team changed for this issue, and although the writing was solid, the artwork was not.  The lining was too much.  Kayanan’s lining and shading leave much to be desired.  On some pages it worked well with what was happening within the scene, but overall it caused the facial expressions to be too dark, making the []