The Black Hood: Season 2 #4

The Black Hood: Season 2 is nearly over. It’s Black Hood vs Black Hood in Issue #4 as the original Black Hood (Kip Burling) confronts the current Black Hood (Greg Hettinger) saying, “Killing me wasn’t enough, officer? You had to steal my identity too?”

The first two-thirds of the story is the formulaic, testosterone fueled fight that happens whenever two heroes meet for the first time, followed by how Burling survived being shot in the face by Hettinger once they inevitably beat each other to a stalemate. The last third of the story has The Nobody kidnapping Hettinger’s ex girlfriend, before coming to an explosive finish.

As usual, the issue is capped off with a classic 1940’s Black Hood story.  I’m really torn about these backup stories...

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Vampblade Season 2 #2

Katie Carva is Vampblade, but now when she transforms, the blades are the ones in control… and the blades are really f$%#@d up! Consequently, so is Katie’s life!!

Ah, comic cons, the big tent events that fans of all sorts look forward to every year. You never know what treasures you’ll find or the guests you could run into. The fun of the con may be the last thing Katie focuses on in issue two of the season season for Vampblade.

Finally making it through the crowd to Artist’s Alley, Katie suddenly starts to randomly transform. She tries to calm down in the solitude of the restroom, only to find herself among more TSDs. The blades are getting harder to control, but she manages to take charge for the moment...

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New Comic Day Releases: May 17th 2017

AARDVARK VANAHEIM
Cerebus In Hell #4, $4.00

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Miraculous #11 (Cover A Zag Entertainment), $4.99
Miraculous #11 (Cover B Zag Entertainment), $4.99
Peter David’s Artful #6 (Cover A Laura Neubert), $3.99
Peter David’s Artful #6 (Cover B Laura Neubert Concept Sketch), $4.99

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
American Monster #6 (Cover A Juan Doe), $3.99
American Monster #6 (Cover B Francesco Francavilla), AR
Animosity #7, $3.99
Eleanor And The Egret #2, $3.99
World Reader #2 (Cover A Juan Doe), $3.99

ALTERNATIVE COMICS
Reich #6 (Of 12), $4.00
Resurrection Perverts Volume 1 Hunter’s Point HC, $15.99

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
Equilibrium #3 (Cover A Matt Slay), $3.99
Equilibrium #3 (Cover B Giancarlo Caracuzzo), $3.99
Stargate Atlantis Hearts And Minds #1 (Cover A Greg LaRocque), $3...

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Dollface #4

The tables have turned now on Dollface and the gang, as Zombie Tramp tries to take each one of them out. Are Lila and Ivan ready to deal with such a powerful witch this early in the game?

As great as the concept may be, not every crossover ends up actually being a good idea. Fortunately, this is one that combines two of best titles, and characters out there. Well, that may just be my opinion, but most will agree Dollface and its fourth issue is excellent.

With the Necronomicon in her hands, Zombie Tramp is scarier than usual as team Dollface tries to take her on. With her magic and a graveyard of bodies at her disposal, Janey seems unstoppable. Using almost every trick they can, Lila and Ivan manage to combine tactics to finally come out the victors.

It’s violent, it’s vibrant, it’s al...

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Strange Fruit

During the Great Flood of 1927 in Chatterlee, Mississippi, the River is rising as fast as the racial and social tensions in town. But when an otherworldly being falls from the sky and challenges everything these divided people know, it changes things . . . forever.

This was one of those books that I really had no idea of what to expect, even a handful of pages in. The combination of actual events and fiction that we see within is pretty intriguing though. Whether you know of the historical component, the fictional side of Strange Fruit is what will naturally draw you in.

A good amount of what we see in this title is very likely accurate to things that really would have occurred...

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