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Popeye Classics #59

A collection of three classics Popeye comics with all the classic characters. The first story centers around Sweet Pea who goes out to hunt “beasks”. Sweet Pea encounters someone or something that sounds like Popeye. He hears these commands the voice is saying and Sweet Pea listens, but to Popeye he is acting strange. They find a parrot who happens to belong to Haggy the witch. Trouble ensues when Haggy tries to get the parrot back, leaving Popeye to have to rescue Sweet Pea. In the second story, Popeye has an argument with Wimpy, who then goes off to the desert with hurt feelings. Wimpy is attacked by a Native American who wants to sacrifice Wimpy to save his corn crop. Wimpy returns to Popeye for help and forgiveness. The last story deals with a recurring character Professor O.G...

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Yo-Kai Watch #2

Writer: Eric M. Esquivel
Artist: Tina Franscisco
Colorist: Mae Hao
Letters: Christa Miesner

It’s the present and Snartle seeks his revenge, grudge on Jibanyan the ancestor to Shoguyan. Jibanyan, on the other hand does not know who Snartle is and has no idea why he starts attacking him. Snartle insults Jibanyan, which brings back a horrible memory and the battle ensues. Jibanyan, who is as much as a warrior as Shoguyan, defeats Snartle. But this battle is only the beginning.

This was a fun continuation of the series from the first issue. It had the action and a different story of Jibanyan origins. It was sad to see how Jibanyan had to achieve his Yo-Kai form. It was also funny to see that he trained like Rocky. I would like to see why Snartle has survived and not Shoguyan...

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Uncle Scrooge Vol. 7: Tyrant of the Tides

An eight story collection of the adventures of Uncle Scrooge, co-starring Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. In the cover comic “Tyrant of the Tides”, Professor Von Drake has lost his mind and plans for the underwater search for the Nautilus, the real submarine. Uncle Scrooge wants to capitalize on the first underwater city, but with the loss of the plans and a warning note, Scrooge’s colleagues thinks it is a bad idea to move forward. Not Scrooge McDuck! Ever the planner that is always two steps ahead, he has already have a backup plan and moves forward with the mission. But as he, Donald, Huey, Dewey, Louie and the crazy professor set sail, the warning note may prove to be more than a warning.

My favorite of the set is “The Substitute Santa of Starthbungo”, a story from Scrooge’s pas...

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Powerpuff Girls: The Time Tie #1

Writer: Haley Mancini & Jake Goldman
Artist: Philip Murphy
Letters: Andworld Productions
Publisher: IDW Publishing

Blossom is stuck in the Wild Wild West! She has to get back to the present day, but cannot without the Chronogem. Before she can get ahold of it, she must save a runaway train, a robbery from Kitty the Kid and her gang, and survive a high noon lassoing in the town of Fish Stench Cove. The evil Mojo Jojo sent all the Powerpuff Girls back in time, with Blossom trying to get to the present from the early 1990s. From what she learned from the Professor, the only way to get back is by using the Chronogem that activates once the speed of Mach 17. But, will Blossom make it in time to save her sisters and Townsville?

Another fun read from IDW with the Powerpuff Girls! This is a carto...

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Yo-Kai Watch #1

Writer: Eric M. Esquivel
Artist: Tina Franscisco
Colorist: Mae Hao
Letters: Christa Miesner
Publisher: IDW Publishing

Yo-Kai a mystical creature that can not be seen by humans, but they can cause humans to laugh, do mischief and have to go to the restroom. This story tells of the time before Nate had the Yo-Kai watch, of Shogunyan the ancestor of Jibanyan. He is the silent protector of Princess Amy, helping her when she is in trouble by gifting her with the skills of a samurai. Shoguyan is in battle with Snartle, a Yo-Kai that punishes children who play tricks. Shoguyan does not agree on how Snartle handles these situations. We learn why Snartle is the way he is and why he has battles with Shoguyan and soon Jibanyan.

Full disclosure once again; I am not familiar with this anime, or a lot ...

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