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Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2-3

At the end of my review of Issue #1 of this five-issue miniseries I pointed out that readers who are new to The Maxx might find themselves a bit lost. I said, “Just roll with it, and enjoy the ride.” If you are that lost person and found you couldn’t heed my advice, stop now. The story isn’t going to suddenly pop into clarity for you in Issue #2.

Issue #1 closed in Arkham Asylum, with Dr. Disparu connecting Penguin into the system that allows him to tap into the subconscious world of The Outback. Meanwhile in The Outback, The Maxx and Batman found themselves in the tentacles of a giant Deadly Poisonous Air Blowfish. Issue #2 opens just a few moments later, with the duo slicing their way free, turning the Blowfish into a Salvador Dali-esque blob, with Penguin’s face...

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Marassa #1

Marassa #1 Cover

Marassa #1 Cover

In an age of space pirates, dark bounty hunters, and wooden rockets. Some weird jazz will play out.

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Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots (someone who can control electronics) like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her teletechnopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all?

STORY: Straight out of Valiant’s Secret Weapons series, Livewire issue 1 is a fantastic introduction to a great new character, although if you haven’t read any of the Secret Weapons series you may be sl...

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Xob: The Lightning Wielder #1

Story By: Kyrun Silva
Art By: David Jaxon
Colors By: Federico Pepito Sioc Jr. & King Bola
Letters By: Nikki Powers
Published By: Taurus Comics

Xob (pronounced Saw) is a fem-led superhero book that follows Tracy Lor, a young woman trying to navigate school, work, and being the titular superheroine.  The first few pages jump right into the action as a battle ensues between Xob and merc for hire Armored Raider.  This gives readers an initial insight to our protagonist abilities and personality as she makes quips about property damage, insurance, and being too broke to pay a deductible.  Travelers make their pitstops in Greenhill, WA in hopes of seeing Xob getting down to business saving the day.  All that and a millennia old nemesis for the power of Xob is plotting to take over the world...

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Written by Stephane Lapuss’

Art by Renaud Collin

THE DEAL: Don’t worry about spoilers this time, folks – I couldn’t ruin this plot if I wanted to. This series of single- and double-page shorts is exactly what you’d expect from the Minions: surprises, laughs, and the occasional awkward body humour.

THE GOOD: I’m going to be real honest, here. I hate the Minions. They’re the Pixar equivalent of Air Bud: mute, one-dimensional, and barely able to hold my attention.

But guys – I like this comic. The art has a sketch-like quality that I find endearing. The plots are tight and succinct. The punchlines are more hit than miss...

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