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CRACKDOWN #1

Written and Lettered by: Jonathan Goff

Art by: Ricardo Jaime

Colors by: Natalia Marques

Synopsis: The hyper-powered world of Crackdown (Xbox) has made its way to the comic page! In the not-so-distant future, civilized society is more plugged-in and interconnected than ever – but criminal organizations are growing more connected as well, forming unholy alliances, and plotting for an unprecedented campaign against the world. When a series of devastating blackout attacks plunge major metropolitan areas into darkness and chaos, the global population is terrified, traditional law enforcement is overwhelmed – and it’s up to The Agency, an elite international crime-fighting task force, to restore peace and deliver justice, by any means necessary. – Comixology

Story: The story in this ...

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Feathers (Original Graphic Novel)

Written & Illustrated By: Jorge Corona

Colors By: Jen Hickman

Letters By: Deron Bennett

Synopsis: Born covered in black feathers, abandoned as a baby in the slums of the Maze, Poe has lived his entire 11-year-old life hidden away under the protection of his adoptive father, Gabriel. He spends his days secretly helping the Mice, bands of orphans who roam the slums, but there is a whisper of an altogether more sinister figure in the shadows, making street children disappear. When Bianca, an over-protected girl from the wealthy City beyond the Wall, escapes into the Maze in search of adventure, their worlds collide. – Comixology

The Story: I have to say this is probably my favorite book I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing on this site...

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Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1

WRITER: Kieron Gillen

ARTIST:  Caspar Wijngaard

COLORIST:  Mary Safro

LETTERER:  Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

SYNOPSIS – His level of genius is matched only by his heroics, and in humanity’s darkest hour, he’s the hero they need the most—alas, poor humanity. Peter Cannon—the man known as Thunderbolt—is only too happy to leave civilization to face its end.

THE STORY: So this books starts out with a group of superheroes pleading with Thunderbolt to help with an alien invasion and the book ends in a classic comic book twist when finding out who is behind the invasion. The writing throughout, I found to be ok but there was no explanation of what exactly is going on and where this thunderbolt character is coming from...

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Albert Einstein Time Mason #4

Script: Marcus Perry

Art and Letters: Tony Donley

SYNOPSIS: He’s got the mind, the might, and the mustache! A roguish ALBERT EINSTEIN leads a team of geniuses called THE TIME MASONS in a battle to protect the integrity of our timeline. But when a new threat puts the past, present, and future in peril, it’s up to him and a squad of epic historical figures to save the universe before the clock runs out. Get ready for an Einstein you never imagined in the greatest time-travel adventure series history has never seen.

THE STORY: In this issue, we find Einstein stuck in the wild west time period in which he runs into a few of histories biggest names and of course some hijinks ensue. In past issues, he has battled the likes of Alexander the Great and even went into the far future...

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Life Is Strange #2

Writer: Emma Vieceli

Artist: Claudia Leonardi

Colorist: Andrea Izzo

Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt

SYNOPSIS:  Titan Comics 4 issue series Life Is Strange, is based on a popular video game. In which the main character Max, has some time bending abilities and because of this creates a giant hurricane that pretty much decimates her home town of Arcadia Bay. In this issue, a year has passed since the incident and the main character is faced with a decision to go back home and face the devastation she has caused.

STORY:  This book is clearly for the fans of the video game series, personally I am not a gamer and have never played or even heard of this game. This book plus the first issue made me want to check out the game though...

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