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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 10/21/17

Ever have one of those weeks where work gets really, really busy and you just can’t read as many comics as you’d like? That’s me this week…and next week. And then it’s Halloween! At least we had some really good comics this week, from another stellar issue of Tom King’s Batman to a nifty Harley Quinn, drawing us ever close to the end.

Comic Book of the Week goes to the oversized Mighty Thor #700, which uses its anniversary status to tell some really neato tales!

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Everything should be a job for the Frog of Thunder

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I’m throwing in the towel with The Wild Storm. I really wanted to stick with the comic for the entire duration and really provide an outsider’s eye to the experience, but with the latest issue this week, every reserve of energy I had left to care has been exhausted. This isn’t the comic for me. I’m sorry if I’m disappointing anyone and I hope you’re all still enjoying The Wild Storm.

Meanwhile, I’m super enjoying Saban’s Go, Go Power Rangers. I didn’t get around to writing up a review for the new issue, but the series is spectacular!

Comic Reviews: Batman #33, Harley Quinn #30, Mighty Thor #700 and Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #5. 

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 10/14/17

Have you heard the horrible news?! After many long years, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are leaving Harley Quinn! Say it ain’t so, you guys! I’m going to miss you! Don’t worry, I’ll stick with you all the way to the end!

Unfortunately, we don’t have a new issue of Harley Quinn this week! Instead we’ve got some truly awesome issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Detective Comics, Mister Miracle, Runaways and more! And I’m very pleased to award Comic Book of the Week to the latest issue of Ms. Marvel, which settles back into basics and delvers a super fun issue!

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Whatevs

DC released a new issue of their Metal Event this week and it’s OK, but I’m not particularly liking it. There’s an artifice to the whole thing that’s turning me off. Like, Scott Snyder and DC are trying too hard to fit this into old bits of DC continuity, and that falls flat when the story is so basic. It’s just a bunch of evil alternate reality Batmans, and we’re told that the world has been completely conquered. I think the scope is just too big for what they’re giving this story and too much is being hammered into place just to be clever. No thank you.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #789, Detective Comics #966, Mister Miracle #3, Ms. Marvel #23, Runaways #2 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #25.

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6 Even More Characters That Need Action Figures (So I Can Buy Even More of Them)

I love action figures. I have a pretty nice collection, some still in the box and some out and adorning my Geek Wall in my dumb little bachelor pad. They’re fun to collect and put on display. Who needs some fancy trophy or piece of art adorning my apartment when I can show off my love of the X-Men?

And we recently received the greatest action figure news of all time: my favorite comic book character, Multiple Man, is finally getting a proper Marvel Legends figure!

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A dream come true

This is the best action figure news of all time, no doubt about it. I’m gonna buy half a dozen of them! It’s only common sense when you’re dealing with Multiple Man! And this good news has me reviving a fun List of Six tradition: characters who don’t have action figures yet that I really, really want! A couple characters from my previous lists have figures coming out, and favorite characters I forgot to mention, like Songbird and Prowler, are also destined for my toy shelf.

But join me after the jump for six more characters that have yet to get proper action figure love!

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New Justice League Trailer for All Your Justice League Needs

This is actually an OK Justice League trailer. I like it better than the previous one, possibly because it’s got a touch more Joss Whedon in it this time? I don’t know. I’m still mostly expecting this film to be as dark and crummy as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But I suppose anything is possible.

Maybe it’ll be fun. Maybe Justice League will exceed expectations and be a good movie. Or maybe it’ll be another dark, action-heavy garbage pile. There’s only one way to find out and it arrives next month!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 10/7/17

Happy New York City Comic-Con Weekend! I didn’t make it out to New York this year, but it’s always a great show! And we’ve heard a lot of cool news so far for the year in comics ahead! And it’s always nice when a big Comic-Con weekend delivers a great comics week!

Lots of great stuff to read this week, with stellar issues of some of my favorites, like Harley Quinn and Iceman! But I’ve got to give Comic Book of the Week to the new issue of Batman, which delivers a solid, powerful conclusion to the War of Jokes and Riddles!

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I hope this is in the next Arkham game

Plus, Batman and Catwoman are gonna get married! That’s always fun. I love weddings!

Comic Reviews: Batman #32, Harley Quinn #29, Hawkeye #11 and Iceman #6. 

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