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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 11/16/19

Have you listened to my movie podcast yet? I can’t necessarily say if it’s any good, but it exists and I want it to be successful so…*shrug*. Don’t worry, I’m not about to start cramming it down your throats.

We had a lot of nice comics this week. Dawn of X gave us the final new series, Fallen Angels, which I both liked and couldn’t care less about. We also have the final issue of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! It’s great and wins Comic Book of the Week for being so momentous!

 

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I don’t have the heart to tell her

Just don’t tell Far Sector #1, which is a truly standout comic starter and was the best comic I read this week.

Meanwhile, I owe a big apology to Black Cat writer Jed MacKay. I’ve missed the past two issues because Black Cat came out during busy weeks and it was at the bottom of my read pile. But in last week’s issue, MacKay sent Felicia on a date with Batroc the Leaper and delivered a truly phenomenal issue.!This is exactly what I want from comics. They go on a normal date, talk about work, then go out and do some burglary for the fun of it. Felicia is written so well, Batroc is written so well, their world is explored like we rarely see. MacKay delivered!

Though I still wish they got some better art on Black Cat.

Comic Reviews: Fallen Angels #1, Far Sector #1, Go Go Power Rangers #25, Runaways #27, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #50 and X-Men #2.

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So I’m Doing a Movie Podcast!

Just what the world needs, another movie podcast! But in all seriousness, I’m here to announce to all of you henchies that I am now doing a weekly (I think) movie podcast where I review the latest movies, along with other general pop culture news and features. I’m doing this as part of my day job as a newpaper reporter. I’ve been doing movie reviews for the paper for the past year and a half, and they’re looking to expand their brand into other avenues, including podcasting.

So I want to welcome you to the first episode of Sentinel Cinema with Sean Ian Mills!

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The first episode is my take on Terminator: Dark Fate.

I haven’t been sharing my movie reviews on this blog because they come out later than I would like. Such is fitting my reviews into my newspaper’s schedule. But I have no problem sharing these podcasts if anybody would care to give a listen. I think I do alright. It’s not about to break the internet or revolutionize podcasting or anything like that. I’m not going to get to sit down with Tom Cruise or anyone like that. It’s just going to be a fun little thing I do as part of my day job.

Honestly, I could have gotten into podcasting through Henchman-4-Hire a long time ago…but College Humor summed up my thoughts on podcasts a couple years ago.

 

Still, don’t let that discourage you and feel free to give my podcast a listen! I think it’ll be weekly, with new movie reviews, so there’s that!

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When Squirrel Girl and Gwenpool Say Goodbye

The final issue of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl came out yesterday and it’s both sad and touching. I loved this comic. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is the funniest comic I have ever read. And it has a very touching ending about saying goodbye, with Galactus waxing poetically about the nature of comics. That’s right, Galactus. On the moon.

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Galactus’ speech reminded me a lot of the speech that older Gwenpool gives to younger Gwenpool in the final issue of the Unbelievable Gwenpool comic.

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Both Galactus and older Gwenpool ruminate on how comics are read, and how future readers will someday discover these comics and hopefully enjoy them. These characters, their friendships and their adventures won’t be coming back, but they will live on through new and old readers alike.

It’s a nice sentiment to end a comic series on. I just wanted to point out that Gwenpool did it first!

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My 6 Favorite Characters from the Legion of Super-Heroes

A new Legion of Super-Heroes reboot is upon us and I’m going to give this one a try. I like Brian Michael Bendis as a writer and I love the new character designs by Ryan Sook. They’re so gorgeous and colorful! But like any comic book fan, my only real concern is where are my favorite Legionnaires?

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I love the Matter-Eater-Lad redesign

I’ve never been a fan of the Legion of Super-Heroes. They’ve just never been my jam. But I have my favorite members. I had some old Legion digest comics back when I was a kid. And I had a guidebook for a tabletop RPG featuring the Legion that gave me bios for all of the various members from the 80s-90s era. All of that was enough for a couple characters to imprint on me as my favorite Legionnaires.

And sure enough, only one of my favorites has made it to the reboot so far. That’s just my luck! Join me after the jump for my favorite characters from the Legion of Super-Heroes canon!

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The New Sonic the Hedgehog Redesign is Here!

The world came together in one voice this summer, declaring that the Sonic the Hedgehog movie design was hideous and everything wrong with the world. Welp, the movie studio went back to the drawing board and have returned a redesigned hedgehog that looks more like the video game.

The design is better. The movie still looks really dumb.

Someday I hope we get the Citizen Kane of cartoon animal meets real people movies. This looks like the next installment of the Chipmunk movies. But God help me, I’m probably still gonna see it.

Sonic the Hedgehog comes out on Feb. 14.

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