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Calliope’s Quick Fire Reviews Part 1

A lot of books this week, so the quick fire is split in two.

Adventure Comics The Guardian #1

adcom1  Not too much happens here except returning the Guardian to Metropolis. Would have been better as a backup feature.  2 out of 5 JlAers. 2starjla

 

Cable #8

cab8  Bishop captured and tortured by the X-Men, Cable fights future bugs. 3 out of 5 X-Villains. 3starxvil

 

Marvel Zombies 3 #2

mz2    I had started to get tired of the whole zombie thing, but this series has been interesting. 3 out of 5 Marvel Zombies.      3starmarv

 

More Reviews to come.

New Comics Shipping Wed. November 12th 2008

 

SEP080214D  100 BULLETS #97 (MR) $2.99
JUN084378F  1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS ADVENTURES OF SINBAD #4 $2.99
AUG084270H  2000 AD #1607 (C: 0-1-2) $4.50
AUG084271H  2000 AD #1608 (C: 0-1-2) $4.50
AUG084272H  2000 AD #1609 (C: 0-1-2) $4.50
AUG084273H  2000 AD #1610 (C: 0-1-2) $4.50
SEP080134D  ACTION COMICS #871 NEW KRYPTON $2.99
SEP080135D  ACTION COMICS #871 NEW KRYPTON VAR ED $2.99
SEP082320D  AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #26 $2.99
SEP082315D  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #577 $3.99
SEP082316D  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #577 BUSCEMA VAR $3.99
MAY083639E  ANNA MERCURY #4 (OF 5) (MR) $3.99
MAY083642J  ANNA MERCURY #4 (OF 5) DESIGN SKETCH INCV (NET) (MR) (C: 0-0 $3.60
MAY083640E  ANNA MERCURY #4 (OF 5) PAINTED CVR (MR) $3.99
MAY083641E  ANNA MERCURY #4 (OF 5) WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99
SEP083726E  ARCHIE & FRIENDS #125 $2.25
APR082257D  AVENGERS FAIRY TALES #4 (OF 4) $2.99
APR080304X  BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE JIM APARO $75.00
SEP080121D  BATMAN CACOPHONY #1 (OF 3) $3.99
SEP080122D  BATMAN CACOPHONY #1 (OF 3) 1 IN 25 VAR ED $3.99
SEP080123D  BATMAN CACOPHONY #1 (OF 3) 1 IN 50 SKETCH COVER ED $3.99
SEP080128D  BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #23 $2.99
AUG080177D  BATMAN EGO AND OTHER TAILS TP $17.99
JUN085046I  BATMAN METAL WALL CLOCK (C: 1-1-3) $19.99

Continue reading New Comics Shipping Wed. November 12th 2008

Astonishing X-Men Ghost Boxes #1 (of 2)

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COVER BY: Simone Bianchi
WRITER: Warren Ellis
PENCILS: Alan Davis, Frank Cho

Wow, where to begin. This is a summary book of sorts that interviews the mutant from a parallel dimension that showed up in the first few parts of the new run of Astonishing X-Men. He summarizes the take over of the Marvel Universe (Earth 616) and this story only lasts about 10 pages. The second story in the book shows us Earth 889 which is a pretty lame attempt at putting the X-Men in for the characters in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It is a pre-digital world, yet somehow Cyclops still has ruby quartz goggles, while the rest of the X-Men move about in the late 1800’s. This is another very short story. The rest of the book is filled up with writer notes and sketches. They could have just eliminated all of the fluff and turned this into a one-shot or even part of the regular series. So for $3.99 you get 16 pages of actual story, and the other half of the book is filler and ads. For that reason alone I have to give this book 0 out of 5 X-Men.

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Justice League America #26 Review

Written by Dwayne McDuffie; Art and Cover by Ed Benes

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This issue is the conclusion to the Second Coming storyline featuring the JLA versus Anansi the trickster god. Anansi is also the god of stories so leading  up to this point he has taken all of the origins of the JLA and spun different versions of them. The only member of the team left who has to try to restore things is Vixen. The beginning of the story shows Vixen gaining her animal totem powers back which she has been without since the series started. Vixen hunts down Bruce Wayne who fights crime as the Paladin an assassin who kills off criminals. She also runs into a very different Green Lantern. They take her to the Fortress of Solitude where Wonder Woman is mourning the death of her husband Superman. After a magic lasso lie detector test , Wonder Woman agrees to get this dimensions version of the JLA back together to fight Anansi. In the end it turns out that all of this has taken place inside of Vixen’s totem and was a test by Anansi to see if she was worthy of helping him in a coming crisis. Overall a nice conclusion to the story that leaves some possible threads for a follow up. There is some great artwork by Benes in this issue and the alternate JLA has some great looks to it. Overall this issue gets 4 out of 5 Silver Age JLAers.

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