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Faith and the Future Force #3

Writer: Jody Houser
Artists: Diego Bernard, Juan Castro, Cary Nord, and Brian Theis
Colors: Ulises Arreola
Publisher: Valiant

I feel like I’m repeating myself at this point, which is actually appropriate since that’s exactly what this comic is doing.

So if you’ve read the previous two reviews/issues, you already know what’s going on; evil robot “unmaking” time, timewalker recruiting various superheroes, various superheroes keep dying, repeat but with more heroes this time.

Effectively all this does is create what, to someone who isn’t a fan of Valiant, is a random mess of colors and poorly written dialogue. I have no idea who these characters are, and introducing more and more after repeating the same scenes from the first issue isn’t helping...

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Bloodshot Salvation #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artists: Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan
Colors: Brian Reber
Publisher: Valiant

After the fall of Project Rising Spirit, the killing machine Bloodshot is able to settle down and have a new start with his family as Ray Garrison. But forces are conspiring against him and his family that will cause him to take up the mantle of Blooshoot again.

I think my biggest problem with Valiant comics in general has to do with the set-up. It seems every new comic spins out of another, which in turn is part of a long and convoluted history that makes it hard for outsiders to be drawn in...

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Wolfenstein #1

Writer: Dan Watters
Artists: Piotr Kowalski & Ronilson Freire
Colors: Brad Simpson & Greg Menzie
Publisher: Titan

Taking place after B.J. Blazkowicz’s sacrifice at the end of Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein #1 tells the story of a resistance group in America protecting those hunting by the Regime. The leader of the resistance, the Professor, encounters a member of the secret society Da’at Yuchid who tells her the story of how the Nazis discovered the mystic powers of Castle Wolfenstein.

Wolfenstein: The New Order was an incredible game, telling the story of an alternate history WWII where the Third Reich had won the war and ruled the world, but a resistance group led by the war hero William Blazkowicz in 1960 was starting to fight back...

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Destiny NY Vol 1: Who I Used to Be

Writer: Pat Shand
Artist: Manuel Preitano
Publisher: Continuity Entertainment

What happens to a Chosen One after they’ve fulfilled their prophecy?

Logan goes to Destiny, a university in New York founded specifically to help the Chosen Ones given prophecies by seers that allow them to change the world. But Logan fulfilled her prophecy back in seventh grade, and now she’s directionless while her friends move on with their lives and their destinies. A grad student at a school, completely aimless and pissed off by seeing her ex-fiance’s engagement on Facebook, Logan runs into Lillith and feels an immediate connection to her. Unfortunately, Lillith just might be an ancient evil that Logan’s friend Gia is prophecised to kill.

Destiny, NY is one of the funniest, most sincere and heartfelt ...

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Stray Ongoing #1

Writer: Vito Delsante
Artist: Sean Izaakse, Lee Gaston
Colors: Chris O’Halloran, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Publisher: Action Lab

*insert generic superhero story here*

Stray Ongoing #1 (or maybe Actionverse #1 ? It’s more than a little confusing) seems to be a reboot of sorts for what is referred to in an editor’s note as the “Classic Actionverse”. The events leading up to this comic are recapped in a long, complicated, essentially meaningless synopsis at the beginning. The Stray a.k.a Discount Batman encounters someone from his past and flashes back to when he joined Discount Teen Titans.

It’s… really as generic and uninteresting as it sounds. Completely by the numbers, with no hint of originality in the characters, dialogue, artstyle, world-building, or anything else...

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