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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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Tom Clancy’s The Division – Extremis Malis #1

SCRIPT – CHRISTOFER EMGARD

ART –  FERNANDO BALDO

COLORS – MICHAEL ATIVEH

LETTERING – RICHARD STARKINGS AND COMICRAFT’S JIMMY BETANCOURT

SYNOPSIS – Months after a bioweapon attack devastated New York City, the Division agents are the last hope of a United States struggling to hold itself together. During a mission gone horribly wrong, Division Agent Caleb Dunne’s partner is gruesomely killed and Dunne vows to track down the mysterious woman responsible. As he gathers clues to her whereabouts, he uncovers a grave threat to a nation already on the brink of total collapse.

THE STORY – I have to say I’m not a huge fan of video game adaptations in movies or comics and I’m not a huge gamer but judging this book just on the story alone it wasn’t terrible, the writing was good and could ...

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Betty & Veronica #1

Written by Jamie Lee Rotante

Art by Sandra Lanz

Colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick

Letters by Jack Morelli

STORY – The story begins at the end of summer just before the main characters start off there senior year in high school. I’m not a huge fan of the Archie Comics line of books, but I know that Betty and Veronica are at times at odds with each other over the heart of Archie. It appears to be heading down that road because there are secrets being kept from each other in this budding friendship. To me, the story is a bit slow and slightly tedious. that being said I think that this book may appeal to teenage girls and may be an important book for that age range but for a 35-year-old male as myself, it doesn’t really appeal to me. I wish there was a little more humor as well.

ART – 

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