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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 10/27/18

Why do my favorite comics only come out on the same week? I’ll get a whole truckload of great comics I love, so I’m doing upwards of 8 reviews in one week! And then we’ll get a week like this, where I scrape together a couple comics I’d mostly given up on just to have something to review and post about. It’s not fair.

We’re going to dive back into The Silencer and Amazing Spider-Man this week. And I go on a pretty ugly rant about how much I dislike the new direction of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. But at least Action Comics wins Comic Book of the Week…by default. Though it’s not bad.

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Superman’s “do me” eyes

Meanwhile, I nearly forgot to post these reviews because I was gearing up to spend my entire Saturday playing Red Dead Redemption 2, so you know where my head is at this weekend.

Comic Reviews: Action Comics #1004, Amazing Spider-Man #8, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #32 and The Silencer #10.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 8/25/18

It’s Kelly Thompson Week! This lady is on fire at Marvel right now, and we get two of her books this week, Mr. & Mrs. X and West Coast Avengers! That’s pretty darn awesome! We’ve also got more Superman and Spider-Man comics, but who cares about them?

Comic Book of the Week goes to the first issue of Thompson’s new West Coast Avengers for a really fun team book that doesn’t waste any time — though I had more than a few nitpicky problems.

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Land sharks, and the two Hawkeyes arguing about oceanography, is pure Thompson style!

Fair warning, everybody, I was apparently in fine form writing these reviews this week. Nothing particularly stood out as all that great, while I found so much to nitpick to death, including in some of my favorite comics!

Comic Reviews: Action Comics #1001, Amazing Spider-Man #4, Mr. & Mrs. X #2, The Silencer #8 and West Coast Avengers #1.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 6/30/18

The week we’ve all been waiting for is here! The first issue of Multiple Man has hit the stands and is in my hands! Longtime readers of this blog will know that Multiple Man is my all-time favorite comic book character. So I am very excited that he’s back in print after being in limbo/dead for years now.

And no, August solicitation for Multiple Man #4, I don’t just tell people he’s my favorite to seem cool. Stop gatekeeping your own comic book.

Unfortunately, Multiple Man #1 is not Comic Book of the Week. It was an OK issue, as you’ll read in a bit. The real standout this week was the 50th issue of Ms. Marvel!

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Meanwhile, anybody else excited for Ant-Man and the Wasp next weekend? Woohoo!

Comic Reviews: Man of Steel #5, Ms. Marvel #31, Multiple Man #1, The Silencer #6, Thor #2 and The Terrifics #5.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 5/23/18

Would anybody prefer if I got these reviews out on Thursdays instead of Saturdays? I was thinking about optics the other day and realized that, much like my movie reviews, my comic reviews come out pretty late, too. That probably reduces the amount of traffic I could be getting. But then I don’t really worry about traffic to this blog. I’m not getting rich on this thing. And I go with Saturdays because it gives me time to still do my day job.

It would be a bit more work to rush out the reviews on Thursday, but maybe people would prefer that. Let me know in the comments. If you’re cool with Saturdays, let me know that too!

This week is all DC Comics! None of my regular Marvel comics came out this week, and as much as I’d like to review the new Darkhawk mini, I’m staying far away from Marvel’s latest Big Event Infinity War off-shoot. But DC does not disappoint, for the most part, with new issues of Batgirl, Justice League: No Justice, Silencer, Terrifics, and the finale of James Tynion’s Detective Comics! Which wins Comic Book of the Week!

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Hopefully Cassandra Cain fans are happy

Now I need to decide if I’m going to keep reading Detective Comics after he leaves. I also keep wanting to read more about Jessica Cruz, but never really got into any of her comic appearances. Anybody have any good recommendations on where to start?

Comic Reviews: Batgirl #23, Detective Comics #981, Justice League: No Justice #3, The Silencer #5 and The Terrifics #4.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 4/28/18

How about that Avengers: Infinity War, huh? That sure was something! I enjoyed the movie, but I wasn’t blown away. I’m starting to think I let myself get too hyped up for these Marvel movies. But then I remember that Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok were amazing. So mileage may vary. Expect a fuller review on Wednesday.

As for comics this week, we’ve got a whole pile! No Avengers, I’m afraid, because I don’t read any current Avengers comics. Though the latest issue of Mighty Thor, which caps off the saga of Jane Foster: Goddess of Thunder, wins Comic Book of the Week.

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She’s earned it

Though I wasn’t particularly happy with how Mighty Thor ended. It’s a gorgeous comic, at least. Wherever Russell Dauterman goes next, I’m sure to follow.

Also, The Hunt for Wolverine kicked off this week and I will not be reading or reviewing. I think Marvel really, really dropped the ball after killing Wolverine, and I have zero interest in his return. He should have stayed dead.

Comic Reviews: All-New Wolverine #34, Batgirl #22, Detective Comics #979, Exiles #2, Mighty Thor #706, The Silencer #4 and The Terrifics #3.

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