All posts by Henry Starling

The CBI Retro-Review: Wonder Woman #304

Brought to you by The Comic Book Illuminati, OutrightGeekery goes back in time with a retro-review.

“Polaris means peril!”

Wonder Woman must make some choices in this issue. First she has to decide who to help first, save her beloved Colonel Steve Trevor, or Major Keith Griggs. Then she has to decide whether or not to enlist the help of Green Lantern when Dr. Polaris throws the gauntlet down by threatening to magnetically turn the Earth sideways off it axis.

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Review: Unity #20

A lot of things have come to light in this issue. The War-Monger is a @$$! Causing wars and stuff! I believe we have found our “Savage”. She, in my opinion, the female version of Harada. She’s been everywhere but nowhere. Within these last few issues, she’s become one of my favorite bad guys in comics.

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Review: Bloodshot: Reborn #4

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Mico Suayan
Colorist: David Baron
Covers: Mico Suayan, Dave Johnson, Robert Gill, Pete Pantazis, Ryan Lee, Allen Passalaqua

Valiant Entertainment

Blighted by unexplained murders, happening in similar styles across a small part of America, The F.B.I. and Ray are in a race. One wants to stop the nanites from killing again, and the other wants to bring the killer in. But during this time, we see a certain gifted F.B.I agent has had a troubled past, and that Bloodsquirt and Kay may be more trouble that their worth.

Jeff Lemire finally brings Bloodshot over the hump, making him realize that there is something that he needs to do. People’s lives are at stake. The nanites have to be stopped, and there is only one way to do that. To bring them back into the fold.

Mico Suayan proves, yet once again, why he is the comics industries fastest up and coming superstar artist. His unique, specific style of using as close to photo realistic set pieces is just astounding. I truly do not think there is anything that I can say that hasn’t already been said.

With the dark overtones of this,book, David Baron has done a fantastic job of making sure that Mico’s work stands out against the background.

This was an awesome read, even “magical”. If Valiant keeps putting out boons like these, the big two need to stand up and pay attention

Rating: 5/5

Review: He-Man: The Eternity War #7

Story: Rob David
Script: Dan Abnett
Penciler: Edgar Salazar
Inkers: Jason Gorder, Denis Freitas, Rob Lean
Colorist: Mark Roberts
Letterer: Deron Bennett
Cover: Jonboy Meyers

DC Comics

“Master Of Death”

In my entire childhood, I never once thought I could ever feel sorry for skeletor. This issue, it made me rethink that stance. Growing up, I always knew there had to be more to skeletor’s story. I’ve always knew that the lands of Etheria and Eternia have always been interconnected. Now I know how.

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Review: Imperium #6

Writer: Joshua Dysart
Artist: Scot Eaton
Inker: Wayne Faucher
Colorist: Brian Reber
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Covers: Scot Eaton, Livesay, Paul Mounts, Cafu, David Baron, Kano

Valiant Entertainment

Broken Angels 2: Go Down Fighting

It’s all hands on deck, leviathan is under attack! P.R.S. doesn’t know what to do as they are being attacked on multiple fronts. Harada, being as presumptuous as he is, underestimated P.R.S. Not many things catch Harada off guard, P.R.S. was one of them, the other…well…you’ll have to pick up the book.

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Review: X-O Manowar #38

Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Rafa Sandoval
Inker: Jordi Tarragona
Colors: Brian Reber
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Covers: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Ulises Arreola, Cary Nord, Cafu, Brian Reber, Jay Fabare, Tom Fowler

Valiant Entertainment proudly presents…

The wedding of…X-O Manowar

This issue…was a heartfelt closure in more ways than one. This would be a great jumping on issue for the new readers. It closed a chapter in Aric’s life, but opened another for the both of them. There are, however, seeds of dissent that will come to light in the near future.

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The CBI Retro-Review: Punisher #4 Vol. 2

Punisher_Vol_2_4Script: Mike Baron
Art & colors: Klaus Janson
Letters: Ken Bruzenak

“The Rev”

The Punisher, while on a resupply mission, inadvertently uncovers a plot, set up by a new age cult, to cleanse our society. He doesn’t like this one bit, and sets out to do what he does best.

First off, a little set up. This is came out in November 1987. It was a different world back then, trust me, I remember. Mike Baron’s story is perfectly set for this time period. This just like watching a crime movie set in the eighties. The flow of the story was fantastic. No skips, going from a routine arms resupply, onto a full on investigation of a corrupt organization. Continue reading The CBI Retro-Review: Punisher #4 Vol. 2

Advanced Review: Rexodus TPB

Rexodus TPBDinosaur adventures in space!

The Black Blood is unleashed upon the earth again, and Amber must save her father—and the world—with the aid of the only other Black Blood survivor, Kelvin Sauridon, a dinosaur from the past. In this high-stakes adventure, can they put aside their differences long enough to save the planet they both called home?

* A grand adventure for all ages!* A new hero is born!

Writer: James Farr
Penciller: Jon Sommariva
Cover Artist: Jon Sommariva
Genre: Action/Adventure, Fantasy

  • Publication Date: June 24, 2015
  • Format: FC, 112 pages; TPB, 6” x 9”
  • Price: $12.99
  • Age range: 8
  • ISBN-10: 1-61655-448-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61655-448-4

It seems we had history all wrong. In this book, history comes blasting back into the 21st century. It seems that children of all creations have parents that are larger than life. In this case, it was one selfless act that saved an entire civilization. Intelligent dinosaurs. Who knew? Continue reading Advanced Review: Rexodus TPB

Review: Ninjak #4

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Juan José Ryp, Clay Mann, Marguerite Sauvage and Butch Guice
Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
Cover B by Dave Johnson
25th Anniversary Variant Cover by Rafa Sandoval
Variant Cover by Marguerite Sauvage
Variant Cover by Raul Allen

Valiant Entertainment

Ever since she appeared in our favorite ninja’s life, Roku has been something of an enigma. Her actions and demeanor seemed to be shadowing something deeper. Something harsh. From her first onset, she has captured readers attention, forcing us to contemplate who this woman, where did she come from, and why is she here. Just like our favorite ninja is thinking.

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Advanced Review: Negative Space #1

Writer: Owen Gieni

Artist: Ryan K. Lindsay

On sale July 8, FOC June 15

What if you felt that the world was falling apart around you? What if it was being taken apart without you knowing? What if you didn’t know that with you being alive ensured the survival of the human race? All this, and you’re just trying to find your place in the world. And a weird creature being monitored by a highly advanced agency tracking your every move.

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