Men of War #1

on September 09, 2011

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Guest post by: Tom Tomorrow

Men of War is the DCU’s first ongoing military comic in quite some time, and it’s a part of DC’s laudable effort to expand their main line beyond the superhero genre. In addition, it represents (along with All-Star Western, according to solicits) a quiet return of the Second Feature initiative, to give readers a little more bang for their (extra) buck. So after Ivan Brandon and Tom Derenick tackle the primary story, Jonathan Vankin and Phil Winslade give us the first part of a Navy SEALs tale. — more

Tagged: ivan brandon, jonathan vankin, men of war, phil winslade, the new 52, tom derenick
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Batgirl #1

on September 09, 2011

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Guest post by: Tom Tomorrow.

I came to the last Batgirl volume fairly late in the game, but Bryan Q. Miller and Lee Garbett had a really good thing going. Stephanie Brown made a fine, fun, whimsical Batgirl, and the Batman Beyond-style relationship she had with Barbara Gordon’s Oracle was an excellent development for both characters. Between that and being an Oracle fan through several years of Birds of Prey, I thought that the decision to put Barbara Gordon back in tights was unnecessary at best and idiotic at worst. But I gave Gail Simone the benefit of the doubt. — more

Tagged: ardian syaf, batgirl, gail simone, the new 52
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Hawk & Dove #1

on September 09, 2011

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Guest post by: Craig Colbrook

Hawk & Dove is a missed opportunity. You may be surprised to know that it’s any kind of opportunity. After all, Hawk & Dove is one of DC’s most silly — and least loved — concepts. But since the concept is so silly, and has so few dedicated fans, it’s just begging for someone to take it and run. Unfortunately, the new creative team, headed by Sterling Gates and Rob Liefeld, doesn’t do that in this issue. — more

Tagged: hawk and dove, rob liefeld, sterling gates, the new 52
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Batwing #1

on September 08, 2011

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Guest post by: Tom Tomorrow

I want to start off on the obvious: Batwing is a gorgeous book. This is my first exposure to Ben Oliver’s art, and combined with Brian Reber’s paint-style colors, the book takes on a unique aesthetic. The detail and design sense are similarly impressive, as Oliver populates the book with a fair number of new heroes and villains, as well as the supporting cast, giving everyone their own distinctive look and style.

But then, it wasn’t the art that made me approach this book with trepidation. — more

Tagged: batwing, ben oliver, judd winick, the new 52
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Justice League International #1

on September 08, 2011

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Guest post by: Tom Tomorrow

I was optimistic about the JLI relaunch for a number of reasons. I’ve always enjoyed the Giffen/DeMatteis “Bwa-ha-ha”-era League of misfits, and this version of the team largely carries over from Justice League: Generation Lost, which I liked a lot. There’s also Dan Jurgens’ return as writer, which I note mainly because he wrote the first Justice League comics I ever read, way back in 1992. Jurgens might not be Grant Morrison, but he’s always turned in solid superhero stories, especially with Booster Gold. On top of all that, I was somewhat underwhelmed by the core Justice League premiere, and hoped that this would be different. — more

Tagged: aaron lopresti, dan jurgens, justice league international, the new 52
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Fall Movie Preview: September

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on September 08, 2011

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Ahh, the end of summer! As temps start to drop, usually so does the quality of the films being released in theaters. Before the big contenders start the drop, studios feel obligated to dump the rest. But can September of 2011 prove to have some films we’ll hear about around award season? — more

Tagged: 50/50, abduction, contagion, dream house, drive, killer elite, moneyball, restless, straw dogs, take shelter, tucker & dale vs. evil, warrior, what's your number?
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New Comics This Week: September 7th

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on September 05, 2011

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New Comics for September 7th, 2011

A weekly list of new comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and toys hitting your favorite comic stores this week. Need to find a comic store near you? Use the Comic Shop Locator. See the full list, with my picks in red and other books of note in bold, after the jump! — more

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Justice League #1

on August 31, 2011

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For an event as monumental as the launch of DC’s new flagship title, we at Nerdy Nothings thought we should bring you more than a regular review. So it is that Spaceman Spiff and Rebel Rikki will both chime in with their thoughts on this book, the highest-selling comic in years. — more

Tagged: geoff johns, jim lee, justice league, the new 52
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New Comics This Week: August 31st

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on August 28, 2011

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New Comics for August 31st, 2011

A weekly list of new comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and toys hitting your favorite comic stores this week. Need to find a comic store near you? Use the Comic Shop Locator. See the full list, with my picks in red and other books of note in bold, after the jump! — more

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New Comics This Week: August 24th

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on August 21, 2011

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New Comics for August 17th, 2011

A weekly list of new comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and toys hitting your favorite comic stores this week. Need to find a comic store near you? Use the Comic Shop Locator. See the full list, with my picks in red and other books of note in bold, after the jump! — more

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