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Ivar, Timewalker #9

As history falls apart around her, only one man can help Neela Sethi save Ivar’s life –and time itself, and that man is…Ivar! Wait…what?!

Can Neela teach a new Timewalker the ropes of time travel as time collapses? Or will the universe finally meet it’s doom? Find out as Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Perez joins New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente for ENDING HISTORY!

Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artist:
Pere Perez
Editor:
Tom Brennan
Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment

…son of a bitch! I ended my review of last issue with the hope that Ivar, Timewalker would stop liberally borrowing from the Matt Smith era of Doctor Who. I claim scrying powers forever more at this point, as the events of the comic resemble those of The Wedding of River Song, if somewhat decompressed.

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Ivar, Timewalker #8

It all comes down to this! Ivar and his brothers – Gilad, the Eternal Warrior, and Armstrong – have led a suicide mission to rescue Neela Sethi and time itself. Now, as Oblivi-1 grows in power and threatens to destroy the very universe, they’ll make their last, dire, final move to save history. Will they do it? Well, the arc ain’t called “Saving History” now is it?! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (The Flash) team up to tear down the walls of time!

Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artist:
Francis Portela
Editor:
Tom Brennan

As arc endings go, #8 of Ivar, Timewalker is a good one...

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Bloodshot Reborn #6

Bloodshot is on the hunt. Determined to stop the violent reign of terror that plagues Colorado, Bloodshot journeys across the Rocky Mountains to destroy the remaining nanites that have caused mass murderers to spring up across the state. But will the drugs, booze, and insane visions rattling around his head put an end to his journey before it begins?

Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artist:
Butch Guice
Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment

After the hallucinogenic last issue, Bloodshot Reborn takes a breath for some downtime, dedicating itself to establishing the dynamic between the lead and his accidental companion Magic and their pursuers Agent Hoyt and Festival.

It speaks a lot to Jeff Lemire’s skills that this quiet issue works so well, being more about small character beats than exciting action.

After...

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Betty & Veronica’s Rival Cheryl Blossom: High School Royalty

A new student has just joined Pembrooke High, and he’s turning Cheryl’s life upside-down! Is she falling in love, or falling down the social ladder? She’d better figure it out fast, before she loses the class president election to him!

Writer:
Various
Artist(s):
Various
Publisher:
Archie Comics

Cheryl Blossom seems to be someone created in the tradition of characters you love to have. In an exclusive digital publication of some of her old stories, she encounters Pieter, a Norwegian exchange student who quickly usurps her place as ‘most popular person in school’. Trying to win back her place involves her trying her usual tricks of intimidation and manipulation, but it seems Pieter is hiding some secrets of his own…

First off, let me say that I didn’t warm to this comic...

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Doctor Who: The 10th Doctor #15

Gabby, Cindy and the Doctor face their greatest challenge yet! The whole year has been building to this – what state will the Doctor and his companions be left in when the smoke clears?! Ancient evil from the heart of the universe! An impossible decision! Shocks and surprises right down to the last page!

Writer:
Nick Abadzis
Artists:
Elena Casagrande
Colours:
Slamet Mujiono
Letterer:
Arianna Florean
Publisher:
Titan Comics

Nick Abadzis has applied his storytelling abilities to this issue, that helps wrap up the first year of storylines, but the ‘more is better’ approach means things get more confusing than completed.

This issue is very much for those who have been following the current storyline for Doctor Who, as things come to a head with a species humanity mistook as the Egyptian God...

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