4.5

Story Arc Review: Captain Marvel #1-6

In a month where I seem to be dropping a lot of superheroine titles (Batgirl, Batwoman and Phantom Lady) I had been reading, Captain Marvel need not worry about the chopping block. Though Dexter Soy's art had...
2.5

The Vampire Diaries 4.03 “The Rager”

  This episode was curiously disjointed. There was way too much going on. It was definitely a "begin to get the season plot points in place" sort of affair, with lots of weird recombinations meant to...
3.5

The Vampire Diaries 4.02 “Memorial”

  I was looking forward to this episode. TVD often starts weak and then picks up steam, and settling in more deeply to Elena’s new vampire status is only going to strengthen this new direction for...
3.5

Real Talk: Uncanny Avengers #1

 Some comics are too big, hypeworthy or insane for one reviewer to cover. Which is why we have Real Talk, an outlet for a group of reviewers to tackle a comic together and either come to a...
3.0

Review: Sword of Sorcery #0

 DC dips into the fantasy market with this New 52 entry, with an A-story about Amethyst (somewhat familiar to previous titular versions) and a B-story about Beowulf (somewhat similar to Kamandi +...
2.0

Review: The Phantom Stranger #0

 This mystery man, who looks like a DC version of the Shadow or the Green Hornet, has all the pulpy potential of a film noir mainstay. But The Phantom Stranger's origins are actually in the...
4.0

Review: Steed and Mrs. Peel #0

Mark Waid is having a career renaissance. First turning out the charmingly retro but somehow still vitally contemporary Daredevil (helped out by a very well-chosen assortment of Darwyn-ian style artists),...
4.0

Review: Hawkeye #1

This is a refreshing change. Everyone loves that image of Hawkeye falling from a skyscraper, shooting arrows as he goes. It's borrowed from Trinity in The Matrix Reloaded I'm pretty sure, and it...
3.0

Review: Captain Marvel #1

I was excited when I learned of this new effort in focusing attention on Carol Danvers, but Captain Marvel #1 is a bit of a letdown. That's mostly because of the art. The interior art belies the...
4.5

Story Arc Review: Fatale #3-5 (of 12)

  Why is the movie that most comes to mind while reading this an old Chevy Chase/Goldie Hawn comedy? My mind files all California settings in the same drawer, I guess, but hear me out. Foul Play was also...