Monkey Fist (2014) by the Sun Bros Review With Spoilers

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  So this is not a typical comic, but is definitely a sequential graphic narrative. By that I mean it comes across both like a comic and a children's book aimed at adults. The ending is somewhat ambiguous. Which works since the Sun Bros' narrative is ambiguous about what is actually occurring. However, whether the lead character Monkey is insane or not ranks below the treat that this work happens to be. In other words the art and writing are very high quality and the coloring is gorgeous.

 Highly Recommended!

X-O Manowar (2017): Emperor Mini-Review With Spoilers

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  I stand by my previous reviews of the individual issues, but I will concede that they do work slightly better in this collected format. Also I think those who trade waited for this collection will be pleased with the supplemental art found in the gallery section. Lastly, the overall price for this edition on digital comic sites like ComiXology is significantly better than buying the physical issues full price.


Golden Harmony Robotech Episode 11 Opinion Piece

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  Wow, Rick is a misogynist! This totally passed me by when I was a kid. Probably due to my past self thinking it was a boring bit of dialogue. However, Minmei freaking out is sort of boring to my present self. Arguably the only really interesting bit of this episode is learning more about the Zentraedi. Well that and the sneaking around bits.

  Production-wise it would be interesting to know why the animation is so choppy at the beginning. Like did some equipment screw up? Or maybe some of the Master copy got messed up in transit.

   Questions! Was anyone or anything on the destroyed planet? How come the Zentraedi not know their origins? Why did Rick need a command to kiss Lisa when neither are in a romantic relationship with anyone?

Recommended Comics List Of 4 Wilted Wilton Edition

1. Action Comics #701 (1994) has an overly muscular Superman, but otherwise has nice aesthetics for its time. While the story is deftly executed.

2. The text story "Who Did It?" from More Fun Comics #73 (originally published in 1941, reprinted in 2001) has some odd choices for eye color and the two art panels. However, it is a story that holds up to this day.

3. Pendragon (also called Knights Of Pendragon) #1 (1992) has a few problems yet is overall a decent attempt at both restarting and continuing the original series (The Knights Of Pendragon).

4. The Knights Of Pendragon #14 (1991) has amazingly realistic visuals by Gary Erskine, Bambos Georgia, & Euan Peters. While the cover by Colin MacNeil is visceral and haunting. The style of speech for T'Challa/The Black Panther is a little off, but is not bad enough to be a flaw. I highly recommend this issue.

The Prisoner (2018) Issue 2 Review With Spoilers

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   This issue has slightly better coloring than the last issue. The character designs seem slightly more consistent, and the line work definitely shows greater confidence. However, the weirdness level is a tad too reliant on readers being fans, and thus familiar with the original show. Yet, this is a continuation of that show and therefore fans should love this issue. Despite unfamiliarity being a possible problem this is a solidly written issue.


Not Recommended Comics List Of 4 Weston Edition

1. The Spectre story from More Fun Comics #73 (published in 1941, and reprinted in 2001) is relatively okay until the last two pages make the narrative end in a mess.

2. Hanna-Barbera Super TV Heroes #6 (1969) has maybe one story (The Mighty Mightor) that is almost an okay narrative, but nothing worth recommending.

3. Marvel Two-In-One #25 (1977) has some dialogue that seems kind of racist. Also the ending and plot are nonsensical. Not to mention several elements cause the story to be dated.

4. Rip Hunter...Time Master #22 (1964) has impressive art, but the narrative is rather boring and is made worse by the anti-climatic ending.

Shadowman (2018) Issue 3 Review With Spoilers

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  Bits of inking, specifically around some of the characters, are a little too strong. Also a few of the poses could be better in the last couple pages. However, the art is otherwise very high quality work, and the different artists and colorists work well together. There is a nice division in the plot that should create some interesting narratives. Finally there is some great exploration of Shadowman's cast of characters, particularly Henry and Baron Samedi, and the overall mythos in this issue.

   Highly Recommended!