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Army of Darkness/Xena: Forever…and a Day #3

Once more into the breach as Ash is summoned back in time to help Xena. Only this time, he arrives at a point when she was Pirate Xena-scourge of all seven seas! He convinces her to take him on as first mate while they investigate a mysterious island named Eden! But all this time he’s spending with her is making Ash wonder if they might have a future together…you know, after they get done saving the world?

Okayyy…now AOD/X has gotten on my nerves.

Three issues in, and the series is still pounding the same joke. It’s getting old. It’s not funny anymore. Show me some Deadites getting their neck-bones chainsawed, or quit printing the comics.

Art’s still good. Writing’s pretty okay. Ash is smug, Xena’s hot, etc. The story is still very, very basic; this issue doesn’t even end properly...

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Dejah Thoris: Soldier of Memory

Prepare yourself for Dejah Thoris, the exotic heroine of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Warlord of Mars, as you’ve never seen her before! When her father disappears, Dejah Thoris assumes the throne… but she soon stands accused of treason, a victim of a far-reaching conspiracy. Hunted by her people and devastated by a terrible secret from her past, she embarks on a self-imposed exile, assuming a new identity and enlisting as a rookie soldier on the farthest, deadliest borders of Barsoomian civilization. There, the Princess of Mars seeks to unravel the mysteries of the past and clear her name!

I’m a little divided on Edgar Rice Burroughs. His characters are classics of the pulp era; Tarzan and John Carter of Mars have inspired some of the best fantasy artwork of any series, in my opinion – and her...

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Wonder Woman ’77 Meets Bionic Woman #1

Party like it’s 1977 in this cross-over event fans have wanted for decades – but never thought possible! Now, Diana Prince meets Jaime Sommers… or should we say, Wonder Woman meets The Bionic Woman? In this action-packed mini-series, the two television titans team up to fight a rogue cabal bent on wreaking havoc and stealing deadly weapons. Can CASTRA be stopped before their real targets are revealed and lives are lost? With super powers, bionic enhancements, surprise villains, and an invisible plane, just about anything is possible!

First just minor trivia (for me anyways).  Last time I recall reading Andy Mangels work was he did the movie column in the old comic magazine Hero Incorporated...

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Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #5

With Trudy’s life hanging in the balance, Eddie’s behavior grows increasingly dangerous- until a new angle on the Eric Nightingale case sends him into uncharted waters. Meanwhile, another threat to Red Team emerges- this one from within, and entirely unforeseen.

I typically don’t read the blurbs before I read the comic so it doesn’t spoil the book.  And then I don’t read it because then there is no point.  But I did to this time and the last line doesn’t make no sense.  There is no Red Team.  The two lead characters were members of Red Team and they’re dealing with some of the fallout from the original comic (which I did purchase the trade to read and review in the future), but the book made it clear that they is no Red Team.  And besides that, I saw no inside dangers hinted at this book...

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Army of Darkness/Xena: Forever…and a Day #2

Ash Williams gets the chance to once again travel back through time and make things right! (Spoiler alert: He doesn’t!) He’s come back to help Xena stop an ancient undead army – but, unfortunately, she’s not in any position to help just this moment. Is this the craziest complication to confound a team-up? If not, it ought to be!

I’m not sure what to think about Army of Darkness/Xena #2.

On the one hand, it’s about the most “placeholder”-y comic I’ve read in a long time – by this I mean, an issue whose sole purpose is to prolong the story in order to build suspense. It’s effective, but it’s a bit of a cheat; meanwhile, that particular issue (or episode, if you’re talking television) is little more than wasted time and effort.

On the other hand…this is Army of Darkness...

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