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Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #4

Welcome back to this sweet, sweet garbage (no really, the story opens in a dump). When we last left our heroes(?) sidekicks(?) villains(?) Sparky had inadvertently killed his mentor Big Blue, and is now an infantile jibbering idiot; an insane Tim is wearing an oven mitt duct taped to his face, a la Phantom of the Opera, to hide the rainbow scar left from his confrontation with Rainbow Boy; and Captain Battle Jr. has just arrived and doesn’t know what to think about all this.

Meanwhile, in the Libertyville General Hospital, the Mayor sits at the side of Rainbow Boy, who managed to survive Tim’s attack. This touching scene is then interrupted by the Mayor’s soon-to-be ex-wife, who confronts him about his Mayor being confronted about his affair.

Back in the junkyard, Captain Battle (Sr...

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James Bond: Moneypenny One-Shot

By writer JODY HOUSER (Mother Panic, Faith) and new artist JACOB EDGAR, a never-before-told mission starring MONEYPENNY, friend of JAMES BOND, former MI6 field agent and bodyguard of M! On a ‘routine’ protection mission, Moneypenny discovers a complicated assassination plot that bears a startling resemblance to a terrorist attack from her childhood. Can she call upon her secret agent skills to stop the plot…?

I will say first off I have already been enjoying Jody Houser’s writing on Mother Panic for DC.  Her terse, moody style has fit well for the dark and gloomy world of Batman and that style actually nicely fits well for the deadly world of James Bond.

The story easily weaves backstory with current events to give a nice fleshing out for Moneypenny beyond her older role of being just ...

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The Shadow #1 (2017)

I love OTR (Old Time Radio) shows. When I was young, I would fall asleep most nights listening to shows like The Shadow on local radio. Now I listen via podcast, although I still tend to listen at night (in fact, it’s playing in the background as I write this). The “golden age” of radio was a different era, one that rarely translates well when modern productions get a hold of it. That’s a big part of why I’ve never read any of the modern comic book adaptations of those classic characters.

The newest series of The Shadow that Dynamite has put out seems to be taking a very different approach. The story takes place in the modern era. It is so current, in fact, that the television references news from only a few short months ago...

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Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1

It’s the inevitable meeting of the sourpusses! Garfield, the reigning cynical cat of newspapers and TV crosses paths with Grumpy Cat, the internet sensation whose scowl endeared herself to the world. Who’s the most sarcastic? Well, he likes lasagna and not much else…and she doesn’t even like lasagna. Can these two inhabit the same comic book mini-series, let alone the same planet? You’ll find out in a trio of issues written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Steve Uy. We’d say it’s the cat’s meow but neither of these cats meows.

Most of the time, I’m interested to see what new antics that everyone’s favorite lasagna eating cat is up to next. While I wasn’t disinterested, I wasn’t really all that concerned with the other half of this new crossover...

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Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #3

So, let’s do a quick recap: thus far Dr. Baron von Science, Black Terror, and Blue Bolt have all been killed by Tim using a ray gun stolen from found in Dr. Baron von Science’s secret lab. Here’s the thing, though – they weren’t. The ray gun didn’t disintegrate them, it transported them to the very strange Dimension 42. How strange you ask? Black Terror has only been there a week, and he has “vomited in horror fifteen times”.

We begin issue #3 with a continuation of the snark between the “Narrator” and the “Editor.” As far as the actual story in concerned, we find Rainbow Boy in a darkened kitchen, wearing nothing but his rainbow helmet, rainbow briefs, and the key to the city, where he is confronted by Tim over that key...

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