All posts by Adam Normal

Adam is your typical comic book/movie/video game geek ready to talk crap about anything and everything that comes his way. He is currently working on a degree in English so you would think he could come up with something better to say about himself in this paragraph. Oh well.

Review: Aquaman #39

Review: Aquaman #39

Written by Jeff Parker

Art by Paul Pelletier, Sandra Hope, and Wayne Faucher

Maelstrom’s long, twisting adventure tale is finally nearing its conclusion as Arthur finally travels through the titular Maelstrom and has a family reunion with his mother. Unfortunately, that reunion doesn’t quite go as Aquaman planned. Oh, and there is a volcano god too because why wouldn’t there be. Don’t question the logic, just enjoy the fun.

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Review: Batman #39

Review: Batman #39

Written by Scott Snyder with James Tynion IV

Art by Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, and FCO Plascancia with Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, and Dave McCaig

Things are not looking great for Batman. The city is infected with a Joker virus, the Joker may or may not be unkillable, and now the only people he has left to go to for help is the Court of Owls. Things couldn’t possibly go bad, right?

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Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Darth Vader #1Publisher: MARVEL COMICS
(WRITER) Kieron Gillen (ARTIST) Salvador Larroca (COVER) Adi Granov
The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series!
Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!
Item Code: DEC140792
In Shops: 2/11/2015
SRP: $4.99

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Review: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Ever since Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox debuted a few years ago, every animated DC movie has been a part of the same shared New 52 Universe (with the notable exception of last year’s Batman: Assault on Arkham) and every single movie since then has been okay at best (with the notable exception of last year’s Batman: Assault on Arkham which was fantastic). So with that in mind, does Throne of Atlantis finally break the mold with Aquaman and give us a great movie, or does it flounder like so many of the others? I will say, this movie was better than Justice League: War and way better than Son of Batman, but these movies still have a ways to go before they can actually be considered good.

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Review: The Dying & The Dead #1

Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Ryan Bodenheim and Michael Garland
Price: $4.50

Hickman is a busy guy these days. I guess destroying the Marvel Universe isn’t enough for the master of epic storytelling so here we are with another Image number one. So is this new Hickman epic worth jumping on or should you leave this expensive tale about bedpans on the shelve?

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Review: The Flash #38

Written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen

Art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse

It’s been a while since I last checked in on this book so let’s see how the adventures of Barry Allen are going.

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Review: Quantum And Woody Must Die! #1

Review: Quantum And Woody Must Die! #1

Written by James Asmus

Art by Steve Lieber and Dave McCaig

As of late, Valiant has made it a practice to take their already established characters and put them in short four or five issue mini-series instead of giving them the full ongoing treatment. When it does pain me that I can’t read awesome books like Archer and Armstrong or Quantum and Woody every month, it does make sense from an editorial standpoint since this allows Valiant to shine the spotlight on more characters. This also means that when we do get a mini of our favorite already established character then you know that mini should have a story in it that is worth telling, and I’m pretty sure that Quantum and Woody Must Die! is one such story.

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Advanced Review: Ivar, Timewalker #1

IVAR_001_009When Valiant first burst back into the comics scene a few years ago, they put out a slew of great titles. My favorite of the new Valiant books was Archer and Armstrong. It was smart, funny, and action packed. Basically, it was everything I liked in a comic book. So imagine my joy today when I got to read an advance review copy of Ivar, Timewalker #1, a book rooted deeply in the Archer and Armstrong mythology and created by the same great team. So is the greatness of the former series passed on to Ivar, Timewalker, or does this new series crash and fail? For the most part, I would say we are looking towards a bright future with this book, time travel puns not intended… Well maybe a little attended. Check out our preview here!

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Review: Avengers #34.2

Review: Avengers #34.2
Written by Sam Humphries
Art by Bengal and David Curiel

A few months back, Marvel ran Avengers #34.1 which focused entirely on Hyperion, a lesser known character with extreme power that I honestly didn’t care about in the slightest. That issue, though, delivered a very tight one and done story that put the reader into the mind of Hyperion and I dare to say it was one of the best reads I had last year. So this week Marvel is trying to make lightning strike twice with Avengers #34.2, this time focusing on Starbrand who is yet another lesser known character with extreme power I honestly didn’t really care about.  So does this issue change my mind about Starbrand like 34.1 did for Hyperion or is this issue an overpriced waste of time? I’m leaning more towards the second option here.

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DC Weekly: 12/31/14

I‘m back! Sorry about last week, folks, but with Christmas, family coming in, and a particularly bad stomach bug, I didn’t have the time to put out a DC Weekly. All things are back to normal in the household, though so I’m back just in time for DC to be closed for the week… Well at least they still put out their weekly titles but that’s it. Continue reading DC Weekly: 12/31/14