The Owls Are What They Seem

 Welcome to the first issue of Tate Necessarily So. I'll dispense with the introduction. Anybody that has perused Comics Bulletin knows who I am. Tate Necessarily So is a column-a-copia of...
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Aquaman #5

This was a bad week for DC Comics. Still, if I had anything new to say about Superman, The Flash or Justice League, those words would be accompanied by three star ratings. Three stars is still an...
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Vampirella #13

 Last issue, something massacred a plane load of passengers, and left a message for Vampirella. Vee and her companion Sofia travelled to Russia in order to investigate. There she found her handler...
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Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #22

Without Paul Tobin writing the plots, both stories would be worth about three stars. In the first tale, the Mandarin holds an underground fight club -- hence the title -- kidnapping the wife and child of...
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Batman #5

"The owls are not what they seem." Batman finds himself hunted through a maze in an undisclosed location, or is this true? Don't Drink. Drink, and You're Dead Scott Snyder toys with Batman's matchless...
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Birds of Prey #5

Bizarre things occur in Birds of Prey. First, the Birds finds themselves back at the starting point, with no explanation as to how they got there. Second, Batgirl, not amongst them, has no recollection of...
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Supergirl #5

Supergirl uses the crystal from her ship to travel to the City of Argo, but the Girl of Steel finds a desolate, dead city, rather than silver age fertility. Returning home, she activates a hologram from...
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Wonder Woman #5

I know what you're thinking. Cliff Chiang departs, and the book sinks to three stars, but that's not the case. Tony Aikens does some applaudable work. He opens the book with an almost European...
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Red Sonja #62

Traveling merchant Osric hired Sonja to be his bodyguard. On the way to Luxur, Osric pointed out a ruthless rival, and Sonja and her men decided to deal with him -- albeit in a light rather than lethal way....
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Red Sonja: Raven (one-shot)

When Sonja learns of a wave of murder perpetuated in the name of her goddess Scathach, she investigates and discovers another worshipper.Raped and tortured by men, Raven called out in pain, and Scathach...
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Simpsons Comics #186

 Bart finds Sideshow Bob in an alley experiencing the high life of a hobo.Skid-Row SlasherThe situation becomes curiouser when Bart discovers that Bob has made friends with slumming millionaire...
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Doctor Who #13

Matthew Dow Smith and Charlie Kirchoff triumph in the 13th issue of Doctor Who. The Doctor materializes in Casablanca. How does the Time Lord pilot the TARDIS to a land of fiction? It's not as uncommon...
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Lone Ranger #24

Tonto escorts Linda and Dan to his people. Meanwhile, the Lone Ranger finally meets up with Cavendish.The relationship between Tonto and the old, wise squaw is the best thing in this issue of The Lone...