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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 5/27/23

It’s only DC Comics this week, after the glut of Marvel last week. I wanted to read more than the three I ended up reading, but Tears of the Kingdom is a h ell of a drug. We’ve got new Green Arrow and Justice Society, at least.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Nightwing #104 because I am nothing if not predictable. It’s also a really fun comic.

Good color scheme

Meanwhile, I’ve been playing the heck out of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and I plan to continue for the long, foreseeable future. I’ll maybe spend the whole summer with that game. Beyond that, uh, I watched that new season of the Great American Baking Show…on the side of Zelda, so I wasn’t paying my full attention. And I’m right now watching the latest season of Mythic Quest. So yeah, I’m a busy guy. Zelda.

Comic Reviews: Green Arrow #2, Justice Society of America #4 and Nightwing #104.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 4/29/23

I’m back. I’m still reading comics and still writing reviews for them. Sometimes we get a week like last week, where all my favorites come out. And sometimes we get a week like this one, where some of my side comics are piled up. We’ve got a brand new relaunch for Green Arrow, which I decided to check out, along with more Captain American and Iron Man. I even went back to Tim Drake: Robin to check in and see how things are going.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Wasp #4 for an excellent wrap up to a wonderful little series. This comic has it all, and should be a big hit with Wasp fans. Characters are treated well, the ending ties everything together nicely and it’s all quite pleasant.

When is Mother’s Day?

Meanwhile, I did not buy Star Wars Jedi: Survivor this weekend because I’m saving my money for Legend of Zelda in a couple of weeks. So I’m missing out on that game. But I did get the new DLC for Horizon: Forbidden West, so at least that’s something. I beat Gotham Knights and put it down, content that I had experienced everything I needed to experience with that game. I fully understand why it crashed and burned, which is a darn shame.

Comic Reviews: Captain America: Symbol of Truth #12, Green Arrow #1, Invincible Iron Man #5, Strange Academy: Finals #6, Tim Drake: Robin #8 and Wasp #4.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 6/8/19

You know what’s sad? I was so disinterested in Dark Phoenix, the end of the X-Men movie franchise as we know it, that I didn’t even bother to come up with an X-Men-themed List of Six this week. That’s how little this movie matters. I’m going to see it this afternoon.

I don’t even have any X-Men comics on my review pile this week. I’ve got Batman, War of the Realms and the new Black Cat comic, but not a lick of X-Men. Oh well. Comic Book of the Week goes to a lesser issue of The Green Lantern, but pickings were slim.

GL Catch of the Day 01

Proper use of phenomenal cosmic power ring

Meanwhile, I’m skipping a bunch of War of the Realms tie-ins in regular ongoing series, from Iron Man to Fantastic Four. The main series hasn’t excited me enough to bother with the tie-ins. And the new issue of Young Justice was painfully uninteresting, so I scratched it off my list too. So…I really need to find new comics that I actually enjoy reading.

Comic Reviews: Batman #72, Black Cat #1, The Green Lantern #8, and The War of the Realms #5.

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6 Thoughts on the Latest Seasons of Arrow and The Flash

Superheroes shows on The CW network are growing by leaps and bounds! Arrow is four seasons deep, The Flash was back for a second, and now they’ve doubled in size, with Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl joining the fray. Who could have guessed that this is where we would be?

And I never could have guessed how disinterested I would be…

Whoda thunkit?

Harsh words, I know. As recently as last year, I was still totally plugged into the Arrowverse and everything this whole enterprise had to offer. But something has happened in the past year. Something has changed. I used to do annual reviews of each show individually, but I’ve decided to cram my takes on Arrow and The Flash together into one List because that’s all I need. Because these seasons…I dunno. Something has most definitely changed…

Join me after the jump for my thoughts on the Arrowverse these days.

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Sizzle Reels Show Both Arrow and Flash With Some Sizzle!

Quick, wicked trailers for the new seasons of Arrow and The Flash were shown off at New York Comic-Con this past weekend, and both are pretty neat. We’ve already seen some of these teases in earlier trailers, but there’s still a lot of cool, new stuff.



I saw the first episodes last week, and both were very good. I’m definitely looking forward to the coming seasons. I still kinda miss Roy Harper on Arrow, but we’ll see how Thea steps up as the new Red Arrow. And here’s hoping The Flash can pull off alternate dimensions. That stuff gets pretty tricky.


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