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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 3/25/23

Who loves comics? I love comics! And some of my favorites came out this week. It’s always an enjoyable time when I get to read Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Nightwing in the same week.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Superman #2 for an excellent entry, making this series two-for-two so far for me. Joshua Williamson and his creative team are knocking this one out of the park in terms of story, character and especially some gorgeous artwork.

No sir, I am perfectly reasonable

Meanwhile, I finally beat Midnight Suns and I can definitely say it was a good game. A ton of work went into that thing to really flesh out all its Marvel superheroes, and I would definitely look forward to a sequel. I also saw John Wick: Chapter 4 and was disappointed. These endless action scenes are diminishing returns for me in this series. I’m also watching the second season of Carnival Row. So at least somebody is, right?

Comic Reviews: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #106, Nightwing #102, Superman #2 and The Wasp #3.

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Check Out the First Ever Live Action Tim Drake Robin

I stopped watching Titans at least one season ago. It just wasn’t very good anymore. It was a live action superhero show that was taking us through the life cycle of the Robins, and I just couldn’t watch anymore. But I keep track, and I know they had a live action Tim Drake in the latest season.

And in the upcoming season, he’s going to become Robin! Check out his suit. That’s actor Jay Lycurgo.

I like it! And I’m always pleased to see another fine example that a Robin costume can work in modern, live action designs. It looks cool, it looks detailed, and it looks like Robin. Unfortunately, from what I understand, there’s no Batman anymore in Titans, so this Tim becomes Robin without Batman. That kinda stinks. But again, I’m not watching, so who am I to judge? I can just sit back and admire a cool Robin costume design.

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6 Thoughts on Shazam! Fury of the Gods

If you haven’t seen the news yet, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has bombed at the box office. That’s a shame. I am not someone who heralds the death of superhero movies at the theaters. I want all of these movies to be successful, to turn into popular franchises. But I’m not heartbroken. The DCEU itself is broken, and it’s not a surprise that audiences don’t care anymore. The only real question is whether or not they will care when James Gunn reboots everything in a couple of years.

Movie Rating: 6/10 – Pretty Good

I really enjoyed the first Shazam! I thought it was funny, charming and full of entertaining energy. All the good things about fun superhero movies. I liked the Shazamily, which was something unique to this franchise. And now this sequel comes along with pretty much everybody coming back. Should have been another success! But something went wrong somewhere along the way. Was it a bad script? Were there some behind-the-scenes changes that screwed things over? I don’t know. All I know is that, while they made a fairly entertaining new movie, it’s ultimately going to be a flop.

Join me after the jump for my thoughts on Shazam! Fury of the Gods! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie. And feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments down below.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 3/18/23

Some weeks I get so many comics that I have to drop a couple because I don’t give myself enough time or energy to read them. And some weeks I have very few comics to review, like this week. X-Cellent and Justice Society of America for the go!

Comic Book of the Week goes to The X-Cellent #1 because it’s just a bit freakier than Justice Society, and that has to count for something.

The mutant menace

Meanwhile, I enjoyed Shazam! Fury of the Gods and will have my full review/thoughts up in the usual place on Wednesday. I enjoyed the movie, but there are a lot of problems with the movie. I’m going to make a push to beat Marvel’s Midnight Suns this weekend, unless Gotham Knights is on sale, then I might buy and play that instead. I’ve gone too long without playing Robin: The Video Game. Also, I bought that new Multiple Man action figure, in his classic, original costume. So that’s a nice feather in my cap.

Comic Reviews: Justice Society of America #3 and The X-Cellent #1.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 3/11/23

Comic books, comic books, radioactive comic books. Were they read? Yes they were. I gave them all the looks. Like Batman, Fantastic Four and even new issue of X-Men!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Scarlet Witch #3 for another really enjoyable issue in this solo series. This is the sort of clean, uncluttered storytelling I want to see in a new solo series.

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Meanwhile, we’re finally learning what happened between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson in the new Amazing Spider-Man this week, but the issue was all set-up, so I didn’t feel like doing a full review. I also dropped the ball with Tom Taylor’s new Jon Kent series. That one is on me. But if you come back tomorrow, I’m gonna run down my thoughts on all the Best Picture nominees at the Oscars! I watched all 10! Like it’s some kind of accomplishment!

Comic Reviews: Batman #133, Fantastic Four #5, Scarlet Witch #3 and X-Men #20.

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