Monthly Archives June 2017

Super Sons #4

In what seems to be a break in tradition, the prologue for issue #4 is NOT a Kid Amazo scene. Instead, it’s split between the Kent Farm and Wayne Manor, as Lois Lane and Alfred attempt to wake our young heroes to start their respective days.

Elsewhere, Robin and Superboy are chained up, bickering (as usual), and at the mercy of Kid Amazo and his duplicates. After a reasonable amount of required villainous monologuing, the boys rescue Kid Amazo’s unconscious family and escape, with the help of SuperLex (who I guess is going by “Superman” now?).  After safely depositing the family away from the action, the boys return to assist Luthor, and the three finally defeat Kid Amazo with the further help of his sister Sara.

The issue, and story arc, ends with Lois and Alfred standing in Sup...

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Spacepig Hamadeus and the Ambush at the Hourglass Sea

Spacepig Hamadeus is not your typical comic book series. It was inspired but the wonderfully cheesy (to us) sci-fi serials of the the past, like Flash Gordon, Space Patrol, and Tom Corbett: Space Cadet. As such, Spacepig Hamadeus isn’t numbered. Each of the four issues has its own title, and were both written and published out of sequence. I will be reviewing them in the recommended reading order, not publication order, and labeling them in that sequence.

Ambush at the Hourglass Sea was the first Spacepig Hamadeus story published, and drops you straight into the middle of the story. As Hamadeus prepares to land on the shores of the Hourglass Sea on Mars, he reviews the holomessage sent to him by Professor Hayden...

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Spacepig Hamadeus Versus the Spectre General

Spacepig Hamadeus is not your typical comic book series. It was inspired but the wonderfully cheesy (to us) sci-fi serials of the the past, like Flash Gordon, Space Patrol, and Tom Corbett: Space Cadet.  As such, Spacepig Hamadeus isn’t numbered. Each of the four issues has its own title, and were both written and published out of sequence. I will be reviewing them in the recommended reading order, not publication order, and labeling them in that sequence.

Released prior to Geysers of Doom, Spectre General is split into three stories, all written by creator Donovan Yaciuk. The first story, Tremb’axx the Conqueror and the Unseen Hand, focuses on one of series “Big Bads” and his quest to rule the galaxy. We get glimpses of several important figures that we may never meet, including Dr...

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Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1

Writer: Rafer Roberts
Artist: Francis Portela
Colors: Andrew Dalhouse
Publisher: Valiant

In the distant future, after the world is destroyed by war, humanity is kept alive by an AI called Father that controls them completely on the country of New Japan, orbiting above the planet’s surface. After Rai, a geomancer named Karana, and a knowledgeable old man defeat Father, they return to Earth to find the Book of the Geomancer, and discover the history of the world.

Truth be told, the story doesn’t exactly matter. It’s set dressing for what this comic really is, a walk through the history of the Valiant Universe, as the title might suggest. And getting this out of the way, as someone who knows nothing about the Valiant Universe, I got nothing out of this...

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Spacepig Hamadeus and the Geysers of Doom

Spacepig Hamadeus is not your typical comic book series.  It was inspired but the wonderfully cheesy (to us) sci-fi serials of the the past, like Flash Gordon, Space Patrol, and Tom Corbett: Space Cadet.  As such, Spacepig Hamadeus isn’t numbered. Each of the four issues has its own title, and were both written and published out of sequence. I will be reviewing them in the recommended reading order, not publication order, and labeling them in that sequence.

Spacepig Hamadeus and the Geysers of Doom opens during the Roman-Parthian War in the year 62 A.D. General Licinius of the Roman Army lies wounded and near death on the battlefield. He is found by a mysterious figure that tells him that he will live, but in the service of Tremb’axx.

Returning to the “present day,” Spacepig Hamadeu...

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