Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER

In a 1960s research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature.

In a 1960s research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature. Do we really have another film of the year on our hands?!

Find out in my review of THE SHAPE OF WATER! Continue reading “Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER”

Review: HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34 (SPOILERS)

Just from the two issues that Somar has been in, we see how she’s going to be someone to watch out for.

By RUSSELL BERGER

One concern I always had about a team book along the lines of HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS is how it features one lantern — Hal Jordan — in its title and how that would be balanced with incorporating the 7,199 other Green Lanterns. I know from Robert Venditti’s (writer) run on GREEN LANTERN [preREBIRTH] that he had a general handle on being able to keep Hal the focus while folding in characters like Kilowog, Salaak and Gorin-Sunn, but with some many other prominent secondaries, I worried even until last issue– until last. Continue reading “Review: HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34 (SPOILERS)”

Review: BATMAN #36 (SPOILERS)

Batman, Superman, Catwoman and Lois were the noodles, chicken, carrots and celery, and there was plenty of that. I’d argue an overabundance of that, and thus it lacked the broth.

By RUSSELL BERGER

I’m at the point on Tom King’s (writer) BATMAN run where it’s a like-hate relationship. I either like what he’s doing [one minute,] and then hate it the next. This issue was one of those where I wasn’t going to bother checking it out, but the immense fan reaction to it had me scratching my head, “Hmmm, am I missing something glorious here?”
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Review: OLD MAN LOGAN #31 (SPOILERS)

So seeing the SILVER SAMURAI really played into the Japanese tone of the issue, and made me realize how great a Logan movie would’ve been in the settings of like The Wolverine.

By RUSSELL BERGER

For nearly two months I’ve been intrigued by the cover of OLD MAN LOGAN #31, since the face of the Scarlet Samurai had been blurred out. But I absolutely love Mukesh Singh’s (artist) art, and the cover [even with a blurred face] was enough to make me want to pick up a Marvel book, which if we’re being honest, for the last 2 [or so] years have been either good or absolute trash– there’s been no in-between,

Old Man Logan – the man who was Wolverine – is up against a foe like no other…the Hand! Logan’s past comes back to haunt him when a former love drags him into battle with the Hand, who have bolstered their forces like never before. Just when things couldn’t get any worse, Logan encounters the mysterious Scarlet Samurai! Will Logan be able to discover who she is and take down the Hand?

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Review: PAPER GIRLS #18 (SPOILERS)

“Jesus H. Christ!”

By RUSSELL BERGER

I’ve always found stories that work reality into their fiction some of the most interesting. I think that the way PAPER GIRLS has managed to fold the reality of the world’s history into the sci-fi spin zone has made this title one of the best that you could possibly find on the shelf every month. This arc is clearly coming to a close, and man-oh-man did it kick up the intensity meter ten fold.

Warning Sticker
Warning Sticker from BEST BUY circa 1999

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Review: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 (SPOILERS)

His [Murphy] understanding of the Batman mythos, and how to meld the past into the present, build onto both and just give us something new is amongst the best writers out in the comic book industry.

By RUSSELL BERGER

Sometimes I get worried going into a title that has held such a steady line of solid storytelling with the amount of hype that’s behind it. You can feel the sinking feeling in your gut starting to build that an issue is going to fall short, but [again] Sean Gordon Murphy (write and artist) gave us a power hitting issue. Expecting substantial strides in plot is the safe bet so far, as we continue to see the story moving forward in every issue and there hasn’t been a moment of pause.

Once I end up making my Top 10 Best Issues of 2017 list, I have absolutely no doubt that BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT will be on it, as this issue [number-three] upped the ante again from last issue [number-two.] Continue reading “Review: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 (SPOILERS)”

Review: THE PUNISHER, Season 1

Frank Castle springs back to action to find the true people behind the death of his family.

By DANIEL OMAGNAS STEWART

Frank Castle springs back to action to find the true people behind the death of his family.

What are my thoughts? Tune in and find out! Continue reading “Review: THE PUNISHER, Season 1”