Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sixpack and Dogwelder: Hard Travelin' Heroz (2016-) #1

Sixpack and Dogwelder: Hard Travelin' Heroz (2016-) #1
author: Garth Ennis
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.50
book published:
rating: 3
read at: 2016/08/28
date added: 2016/08/28
shelves: graphic-novels
review:
'Sixpack and Dogwelder: Hard Travelin' Heroz #1' by Garth Ennis with art by Russ Braun was my introduction to this group (also known as Section 8). It's a weird corner of the DC Universe. That's for sure.

Dogwelder spies on his old life and sees his kids getting a puppy. Meanwhile, the remainder of the group is hanging out at a bar. Bueno Excellente and her husband Guts are having problems, so Bueno is getting some advice from some more famous female heros. Meanwhile, Sixpack and the rest of the group wonder if this is the end, as Sixpack tries to keep his beer down. Can it really be the end if this is issue #1?

What an odd, odd story. One character is just a pile of entrails, one character likes welding dogs to things, and one just likes to drink, although he does have a problem keeping it down. The writing was satirical and light as was the art. I'm not sure I liked it, but I'm glad I gave it a try.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Blue Beetle: Rebirth (2016) #1 (Blue Beetle: (2016-))

Blue Beetle: Rebirth (2016) #1 (Blue Beetle: (2016-))
author: Keith Giffen
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.42
book published:
rating: 3
read at: 2016/08/27
date added: 2016/08/27
shelves: graphic-novels
review:
'Blue Beetle: Rebirth #1' by Keith Giffen with art by Scott Kolins is an interesting concept. A sidelined hero and a reluctant young protege must learn to fight as one unit.

The issue starts with a Blue Beetle fighting Rack and Ruin, the flashes back to earlier in the day when Jaime Reyes is just trying to get to school on time. He gets a call from Billionaire Ted Kord and he has to be late, again, to school to fight for the greater good. Jaime has been melded with the scarab that makes him the Blue Beetle and Ted acts as a kind of back up and mentor to him. This time someone has painted a target on the Beetle's back and sent in Rack and Ruin.

I like this character and that Keith Giffen has a hand in it. I've been a fan of his for a while and seeing his name on a title means it's going to be a fun ride. I like Jaime Reyes, and it's nice to see some diversity in characters. Maybe this will spread out a bit to other titles. I'm not sure what Ted Kord will do, but I guess that remains to be seen.

I received a review copy of this issue from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this comic book.


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Batgirl (2016-) #2

Batgirl (2016-) #2
author: Hope Larson
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.15
book published:
rating: 5
read at: 2016/08/27
date added: 2016/08/27
shelves: graphic-novels
review:
'Batgirl #2' by Hope Larson with art by Rafael Albuquerque continues the Beyond Burnside story. I haven't read a lot with this newer version of the character, but it's a really fun book.

Batgirl finds herself in Singapore, tracking down a lead that will lead her into a ring of MMA style fighting. She's also staying in a posh hotel with her friend Kai. As she investigates the fighting ring, things between her and Kai seem to take a natural course, but Babs isn't sure that's what she wants. She also gets a invite to train and fight, which will lead her closer to the trail she's on.

I'd like to call out the absolutely wonderful cover by Francis Manapul. It's a stunner! The writing and art in the issue are good too. Like I said above, it's a fun book, and I really like this character.

I received a review copy of this issue from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this comic book.


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Deathstroke (2016-) #1

Deathstroke (2016-) #1
author: Christopher Priest
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.60
book published:
rating: 2
read at: 2016/08/27
date added: 2016/08/27
shelves: graphic-novels
review:
'Deathstroke #1' by Christopher Priest with art by Carlo Pagulyan is not be confused with 'Deathstroke: Rebirth #1' by the same team, but having two number 1 issues debut so close together with pretty much the same title is a bit on the confusing side.

This issue does closely follow after teh other one, but it feels like we missed something in the meantime. Slade was finishing a mission and starting another one. Now it's and one of his friends has shown up. Also, the word Kenilworth shows up along with some more flashbacks. The back story begins to make a bit more sense, but the forward momentum seems disjointed.

I like the art. I want to like the story. I think I need a bigger picture. More importantly, I'd like a less fragmented story. In a story arc, this all might begin to make sense. Here it's just confusing so far.

I received a review copy of this issue from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this comic book.


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The Hellblazer: Rebirth (2016-) #1

The Hellblazer: Rebirth (2016-) #1
author: Simon Oliver
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.36
book published: 2016
rating: 4
read at: 2016/08/27
date added: 2016/08/27
shelves: graphic-novels
review:
'The Hellblazer: Rebirth #1' by Simon Oliver with art by Moritat doesn't have the classic art or author for this title, which may be tough for some, but I found it to be not too bad.

The book starts with a flashback to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the start of World War I, then moves forward in time where John C. is paying back a favor to an unusual friend. John is back where he wants to be and all would seem right with the world. Except to another old acquaintance who is none to happy to see Constantine. Then there is the matter of 8 million lives on the line...

The art is an interesting choice for this, but I like it. It's definitely not the same as when it was on Vertigo. I'm okay with that. Things do change. There are different eras and writers for characters. This one is just getting started. Not much happens here, but I'm willing to give it a chance.

I received a review copy of this issue from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this comic book.


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Friday, August 26, 2016

Werewolves: A Hunter's Guide

Werewolves: A Hunter's Guide
author: Graeme Davis
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.00
book published: 2015
rating: 0
read at:
date added: 2016/08/26
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review:



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Supergirl: Rebirth (2016) #1 (Supergirl (2016-))

Supergirl: Rebirth (2016) #1 (Supergirl (2016-))
author: Steve Orlando
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.68
book published:
rating: 4
read at: 2016/08/26
date added: 2016/08/26
shelves: graphic-novels
review:
'Supergirl: Rebirth #1' by Steve Orlando with art by Emanuela Lupacchino is another first issue where the story begins somewhere else. It seems the DC Rebirth is a new beginning of sorts, but follows prior storylines.

In this case, Superman is gone. His cousin Supergirl has lost her powers, but she now works for a strange organization called D.E.O. in order to have them restored. This means she is set up with an Earth mother and father, and goes on missions whenever her handlers want. Which is all good until Lar-On from Krypton shows up. He's a frightening and disoriented werewolf kind of creature and it will take all of Kara's powers to stop him.

I liked it. The art is really good. Lar-On is drawn especially well. I don't know much of what went on before this, but it looks promising and interesting.

I received a review copy of this issue from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this comic book.


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