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Fast-Paced Coupled with Stellar Performances | Review of ‘The Dark Tower’


By Cynthia Ayala

The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba & Matthew McConaughey
Columbia Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.” —IMDB

You know, I went into seeing this film knowing all the bad reviews that others had given it and I can 100% say this: they are wrong.
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Week 28 2014 | Part 1 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia Ayala

Hello there avid readers! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I’m launching off this weeks comic reviews with Justice League 3000 #8, a series that is incredibly comical as it reinvents the Justice League including one Flash who has already died twice and a teeny-tiny Hal Jordan who is only 6 inches tall and Earth 2 #25 that reveals the origins of Val-Zod and really pushes the envelope with Superman brutality.
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Week 19 2014 | Part 2 | Comic Book Reviews


By: Cynthia Ayala

A continuation of the latest in comic book reviews. Here is the final issue of the Teen Titans in Teen Titans Annual #3 that brings back not one, but two lost characters and ties up some, if not all, loose ends, Earth 2 #23 that pits Superman against Lois Lane, also known as Red Tornado and evaluated Tom Taylor’s writing in as he continues this dark story and finally a review of The New 52: Future’s End #1, one of DC’s new weekly series that comes off as incredibly off-putting and an unviable disappointment .

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Week 7 2014 | Part 2 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A.
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Earth-2 Annual #2

Origin

That actually wasn’t half bad.  Of course, everyone already knows who Batman of Earth-2 is due to that spoiler on Twitter, and that had me miffed initially, because the whole reason Batman became Batman was because his parents were dead.  However, despite my own reservations, I cannot dispute how well this issue was.  Additionally, Tom Taylor addresses the fact that what his father has become, this monster bent on revenge, angers Bruce.  His father chose a life of revenge over being with his son.  Plain and simple, he took the cowardly way out, and he left his so traumatized by the death of his parents.

It was a well written issue that tied Thomas Wayne into the character of Deathstroke, in a sense and it made the character more interesting.  If any DC fans out there remember flashpoint, Thomas was Batman and Martha was the Joker while Bruce was the one who was gunned down in the alley.  In Earth 2, readers are seeing a different outcome of those events and seeing that there was a reason behind it, that it wasn’t some random mugging.  All in all, a decent issue.

WRITER: T. TAYLOR

PENCILLER: R. ROCHA

INKER: S. HANNA

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Earth 2 #20

The Dark Age Part 4

Aquawoman is so cool.  I guess is doesn’t matter which universe her character is written she is able to astound readers with her powers. This issue is a prime example of what Aquawoman is capable of and shows readers and fans different forms of her abilities. She literally drowned parademons in the sky by summoning all the moisture in the air. That was amazing. Dr. Fate is still speaking on riddles as to the reality of the situation, which is still confusing to his companions, but for readers, who are able to see the scenes that are based off those snippets, it’s easy enough to figure out what is going to happen.

Now, this all that pointed out, this series is dark, but so noticing to read because of that. All the dark story lines and the fact that Superman is now the herald of Darkide is incredible to read. That alone makes it exciting! Then Lois Lane as the Red Tornado, brilliant move. This series keeps building in momentum and continues to get exciting. One of the best series out there.

WRITER:  T. TAYLOR

PENCILLERS: B. KITSON & R. ROCHA

INKER: B. KITSON & O. ALBERT

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Red Lanterns #27

Hot and Cold

Why did does Guy have facial hair? I can dig the long hair, that looks great on him, but I’m not a fan of the mustache.  Eh, I guess I’ll get used to it. Anyway this issue has brought back Ice from Justice League International (let’s not eve discuss that debacle).  Even before the reboot, these two had chemistry, and now after the reboot, the series is sort of putting them back together…well not just yet.

While two other Red Lanterns are touring the world, xenophobic Shadow Thief ambushes them and because she is nothing but shadows, the Red Lanterns have no way to fight her, so of course they call in Guy who is trying to prove to Ice that he is a changed man and won’t solve every problem with a punch.

So yeah, that was hilarious.  Even if the outcome was not what he had wished, it was still a fun issue to be a part of.  The Red Lanterns have their funny characters that build the team and with Guy as the leader, this is an amazing series.  All the while, Bleeze and Rankorr find themselves face to face with non-other than Atrocitus and Dex-Starr.  Whose excited for that?  This gal!

WRITER: C. SOULE

ARTISTS: A. VITTI & J. CALAFIORE

First Look at EARTH 2 #17


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By: Alex Nagorski
 

This fall, writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US) comes to EARTH 2!

Starting with next month’s issue #17, Taylor will join series artist Nicola Scott to serve as the new ongoing creative team of this New York Times bestselling series. In the duo’s inaugural issue, readers will witness the fury and power of the evil Superman of Earth 2, who’s preparing the planet for Darkseid’s rule! Can Doctor Fate use his magic to stop him before it’s too late? Meanwhile, Red Tornado’s surprising origin will be revealed, and the new Batman of Earth 2 will join the series’ main story for the first time and become a major player going forward!

“Big changes are on the way,” Taylor teased to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES about the series’ new arc. “New faces are coming. Batman’s identity will be revealed. Red Tornado’s role will probably come as a surprise. And what comes from beneath Arkham is … No, I’ve said too much.”

“I’ve had so much fun working on EARTH 2 with James Robinson over the last year. While I’m sad to see him go, I’m really looking forward to exploring the ever expanding mysteries of the title,” series artist Nicola Scott told MTV GEEK earlier this year. “I’m even more excited about moving forward on this journey with my great friend and fellow countryman Tom Taylor! Not only a charming guy but a great talent to boot. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have lined up!”

EARTH 2 #17 flies into stores on November 6.