REVIEW: Voltron #2

The Sixth Pilot – 2: Come in Peace

Writer: Brandon Thomas
Illustrator: Ariel Padilla
Colorist: Marcelo Pinto
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artists: Alex Ross and Sean Chen
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

“We’re not safe, Zach. Since the moment I agreed to this, none of us has been safe.”

Last issue readers were introduced to Doctor Zarkon of the year 2014 and the Voltron Force of 2124. As a fan of the characters and the source material for this new series, I thought last issue really kicked things off right.  This second issue I enjoyed the expanding story of Doctor Zarkon and his family and what he is going through to do what he can to protect the Earth from an alien invasion. What I couldn’t really get in to what was going on with the Voltron Force in 2124 and I found that disappointing.

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REVIEW: Lord of the Jungle #1

“The Savage Home”

Writer: Arvid Nelson
Illustrator: Roberto Castro
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Colorist: Alex Guimaraes
Cover Artists: Alex Ross, Ryan Sook, Paul Renaud, and Lucio Parrillo
Based on the stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

“Oh, John, what do we do now? We work, Alice. We work.”

Growing up I read a lot of books thanks to my grandparents. Any time we went to the mall we would go in to the books store and they would by me a book or two. I would pick up books about all sorts of adventures and Edgar Rice Burroughs was one of my favorite writers even if I didn’t know it back then. I remember reading tales of Tarzan and it just fascinated me that a man could be raised by apes and survive. I would watch the syndicated black and white movies and television shows and when I saw the movie Greystoke – I was mesmerized. But that was a long time ago, and getting word that Dynamite had plans on putting together a series about Tarzan, I was very excited to see what they would do. So, when I got a hold of this first issue I tore in to it immediately.

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REVIEW: Green Hornet #20

Script: Ande Parks
Pencils: Igor Vitorino
Colors: Ivan Nunes
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artists: Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau, and Brian Denham
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

“I asked for a distraction… not a FIREBALL!”

If you are looking for a great jumping on point as a new reader, Green Hornet #20 is perfect for you. I have been wanting a place within this series that I could point people to and say, “here’s where you should begin” because even in today’s opportunities to get back issues fairly easily from local comic shops and digital retailers, a lot of readers want a clean jumping on point. This issue is a stand alone story that onnects both the previous Green Hornet and Kato with their predecessors by fighting the same criminal, but find their own unique ways to defeat him.
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REVIEW: Voltron #1

This review was originally posted at Guerrilla Geek.

The Sixth Pilot – 1: First Contact

Writer: Brandon Thomas
Illustrations: Ariel Padilla
Colors: Marcelo Pinto
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Covers: Alex Ross, Sean Chen, Wagner Reis
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

“Voltron told me everything. Now let’s go get him back and save the world.”

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REVIEW: Bionic Man #4

This review was originally posted at Guerrilla Geek.

Based on a story by Kevin Smith
Script: Kevin Smith & Phil Hester
Pencils: Jonathan Lau
Colorist: Ivan Nunes
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Covers Artists: Alex Ross & Jonathan Lau
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

“Colonel Steve Austin. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology”

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What Looks Good to Me – August 31, 2011

Hey there! Welcome to “What Looks Good to Me.” Each week I take a look at the Diamond shipping list and slap together a list of the ten things I’m looking forward to the most that week. There’s no real rhyme or reason to the list’s ranking other than the #1 spot which will obviously be the one book that looks good to me that week. Well, enough of this – let’s get moving!

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REVIEW: Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #1

Writer: Arvid Nelson |Penciler/Inker: Carlos Rafael | Colorist: Carlos Lopez | Letterer: Marshall Dillon | Cover Artists: Arthur Adams, Paul Renaud, Joe Jusko, Sean Chen, and Ale Garza | Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

What Is It About?
This series takes place hundreds of years before John Carter arrives on Mars during a time where the nation of Helium was divided into two warring city-states who are brought together by an overlord who wants to use their war to his advantage.

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REVIEW: Jennifer Blood #2

“My Heart Will Go On”

Writer: Garth Ennis | Illustrator: Adriano Batista | Letterer: Rob Steen | Colorist: Romulo Fajardo, Jr. | Cover Artists: Tim Bradstreet (Cover A), Jonathan Lau (Cover B), Ale Garza (Cover C), Johnny Desjardins (Cover D) | Editor: Joseph Rybandt | Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

What Is It About?
Jen takes the next move in her mission by removing two key marks from her list.

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REVIEW: Jennifer Blood #1

“War Journal”

Writer: Garth Ennis | Artist: Adriano Batista | Letterer: Rob Steen | Colorist: Romulo Fajardo, Jr. | Editor: Joe Rybandt | Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

What Is It About?
A wife and mother of two makes the decision to done a costume and take up some heavy fire power to the criminals what the police cannot do.

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