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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 1/12/19

Holy guacamole, it’s another big week for comics! Not only were there a bunch of my favorite titles already, like Squirrel Girl and Go Go Power Rangers, but there were also a couple of brand new comics I wanted to try out, like Captain Marvel and Young Justice! So be prepared for plenty of reviews!

Comic Book of the Week goes to the final issue of Iceman, where writer Sina Grace goes all out in his second grand finale!

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We need more Iceman after this

Meanwhile, I continue to fail at catching up to Jason Aaron’s Thor comic. I have a digital stack just waiting for me to read, but I can’t seem to bring myself to do it. I want to get caught up on Thor! I really do! But I’ve also got random YouTube to watch…

Comic Reviews: Captain Marvel #1, Go Go Power Rangers #16, The Green Lantern #3, Iceman #5, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #40, Uncanny X-Men #9, X-23 #8 and Young Justice #1. 

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 3/31/18

Happy Easter Weekend, everybody! If you celebrate! For me, it’s just another good excuse to go home and visit with my folks and whatever family shows up for dinner. Should be fun.

You know what else is fun? Comics! Lots of diverse comics this week, mostly from DC. They gave us another chapter of Doomsday Clock, and the Power Rangers comic kicked off their first Big Event with Shattered Grid! But Comic Book of the Week goes to the final issue of Dark Knights: Metal for being all manner of intense comic book insanity.

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It was hard to pick just one out-of-context panel that would still be a singularly awesome introductory image

Meanwhile, Marvel announced the return of a proper Fantastic Four comic, like we all knew they would eventually. It’s only been about two years and Marvel did very little with the missing team — though what they did do, with Brian Michael Bendis’ Infamous Iron Man, was phenomenal! I don’t particularly care about the Fantastic Four, but I’ll definitely pick it up, since the creative team is Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli. If Slott can do for the Fantastic Four what he did for Silver Surfer, then I’ll probably fall in love all over again.

Also, I read Green Lantern: Earth One this week and it was really good! Solid re-imagining of Hal Jordan and his Green Lantern origins.

Comic Reviews: Dark Knights: Metal #6, Detective Comics #977, Doomsday Clock #4, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, The Silencer #3 and The Terrifics #2.

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My 6 Favorite Villains Turned Heroes

I talk a lot on here about one of my favorite tropes in fiction: the Heel-to-Face Turn. Or, to drop the wrestling parlance, when a bad guy becomes a good guy. I just dig it for some reason. I like the idea that these villains, albeit bad people who do bad things, are still reasonable people who are capable of more than just playing their villainous role. When the chips are down, or when doing the right thing is on the line, these baddies turn out to be alright folk.

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The granddaddy of them all!

For counter example, I don’t particularly like the Joker. I know he’s probably the most popular super-villain in all of comics, and people adore this guy, but I just don’t really like him. I don’t like his straight crazy villainy. There’s little complexity to the character. He’s just crazy and he does crazy things; clever crazy things, sure, but still just crazy things. Count me out.

Give me a morally complex figure who can recognize the error of their ways or recognize the need to do the right thing in a given situation. Join me after the jump for my favorite Heel-to-Face Turns in all of fiction!

 

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The Green Ranger is Real!

The new Power Rangers movie is out in theaters and I loved it! Great film, a ton of fun and hopefully it’s going to lead to a lot of sequels. Consider me on board for them all!

And like any Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan worth his salt, I fully expect the sequels to include the Green Power Ranger, inarguably the best Power Ranger of all time.

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Green Ranger is best ranger

Would you like to hear how the movie incorporates the Green Ranger? I’m sorry if you consider this a spoiler, but there was no way they were going to make this franchise without including him. As a big fan, I can’t wait to see him on the big screen.

But just in case this is considered SPOILERS, join me after the jump for how the movie uses the Green Power Ranger!

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Behold, Our New Power Rangers!

The new movie suits of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers hit the Internet today, and they’re pretty much what one would expect. Snazzy, alien-looking, more detailed than the jumpsuits they had on TV. I like them.

Not enough lycra

These were probably a no-brainer. Take the classic concept, keep enough of it to look familiar, but jazz them up a little bit. They seem fine to me.

Also, I’m kind of digging this popular Internet theory that Rita Repulsa, based on her new green outfit, is a former Green Ranger who went evil. That would be a pretty solid origin behind where she gets the Green Ranger powers from. Maybe we’ll get a sequel and can see the Green Ranger come to life on the big screen. He is the best Ranger after all.

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