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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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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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LIVEWIRE #1

STORY – VITA AYALA

ART – RAUL ALLEN AND PATRICIA MARTIN

LETTERS – SAIDA TEMOFONTE

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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