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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 4/14/18

This is a very interesting week for comics! Marvel kicks off two new titles — Exiles and Domino — and follows those up with possibly the best issue of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl to date. At least one of those new comics might become a regular purchase for me, and Squirrel Girl will hopefully be around until the end of time.

Comic Book of the Week easily goes to Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for a single issue story of friendship, heroics, weird time malfunctions and more heart than ten comics!

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Bullseye’s one weakness: banana shenanigans

In other news, I’m really enjoyable Gwenpool so far. I’ve got to order the last couple of trade paperbacks to finish it off. Gwenpool, the comic, is definitely far more than it would seem on the surface.

Comic Reviews: Detective Comics #978, Domino #1, Exiles #1, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #31 and X-Men Red #3

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They’re Going to Try the Exiles Again!

Marvel is going to release a new Exiles comic this Spring! Good for them! I don’t have high hopes. As always, Blink will be the main character. This time, she’ll work for Nick Fury Sr. and be teamed up with an older, grizzled Kamala Khan, Iron Lad, a little cartoon Wolverine and an as-yet unrevealed other character.

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Everybody loves a good leather jacket redesign!

That last character is probably someone from the 616 universe, otherwise why bother keeping their identity a secret?

The comic will be written by Saladin Ahmed, who earned great acclaim with his Black Bolt comic (which I haven’t read yet), with art by Javier Rodriguez, who I loved in the Spider-Woman comic.

“The man once known as Nick Fury is now simply the Unseen, who can only observe Earth from the moon. When a mysterious threat casts its shadow on the multiverse, his job is to recruit champions who can save it. Blink’s goal was once to save the world with the original EXILES, and now, she’ll need the help of Khan, Iron Lad, Wolvie and a mysterious to-be-revealed team member to help her fight an even more sinister evil.”

This has all the makings of a fine comic, I’m sure, but I don’t have a lot of faith. The original Exiles comic is one of my all-time favorites. It was an amazing comic with an amazing cast, and it succeeded because it was built on strong characters instead of just their wild adventures. That thing lasted for more than 100 issues!

But then Marvel tried to reboot it with a second volume in 2009, but that barely lasted any issues. And then Dazzler had a series with a similar concept not too long ago. For some reason, the original was a powerhouse of popular awesome, but every attempt to revive the concept just keeps falling flat. So yeah, I don’t have much faith.

But any comic that has even a chance of using the Mimic is definitely worth a look see.

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Movie Quicksilver Looks Like a Huge Dork

I’m not the first person on the Internet to say this, and I won’t be the last, but Quicksilver from this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past movie looks like a huuuuge dork!

They took his name way too literally

He looks like the kind of guy who whines to Magneto whenever he calls him ‘Pietro’. 

“But DaaaaAAAAaaad, my name is Quicksilver! Why don’t you ever take me seriously!?”

And I can just picture actor Evan Peters whining like that. This movie just took a big hit in credibility. I like the theory floating around the web that director Bryan Singer is purposefully trying to tank the character so that nobody takes him seriously when he shows up in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, where he’s probably going to be treated with much, much more respect. That sounds to me like exactly the sort of jerk move FOX would pull. They’re the ones who quickly found a way to squeeze Quicksilver into their X-Men movie after Joss Whedon announced he was using him for the Avengers sequel. 

At least most of the other characters look good. Join me after the jump to see some of my favorites.

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