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Review: Days of Fear, Nights of Anger

Days of Fear, Nights of Anger
Days of Fear, Nights of Anger by John Jackson Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another excellent installment in the series. The characters are really shaping up nicely, and the story is actually roping me in emotionally. That isn’t exactly something that happens often with graphic novels. I am very happy that I have the next volume on the desk beside me so that I don’t have to wait to continue the story.

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Review: Avengers: Red Zone

Avengers: Red Zone
Avengers: Red Zone by Geoff Johns
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Once again Geoff Johns’ writing skills shine through. A very well crafted story that is very cohesive. Aside from this, it is a pretty standard Avengers story, variations of which we have seen many times over the years. Even so, it was well executed and very engaging. Well worth the read.

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Review: Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Sinestro

Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Sinestro
Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Sinestro by Geoff Johns
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You know, as a character I really hate Sinestro, but I love this story. Geoff Johns at his craft again, and he puts on a spectacular show. Sinestro is one of those characters that you love to hate, and as such he has a marvelously complex back story with all kinds of fun twisty places to entangle a plot. The very thought of Hal Jordan trying to give up the Green Lantern mantel and trying to live without being a hero is as strange as Sinestro trying to be a hero again. Except…nothing is quite as simple as that, and that is where Geoff really shows his skills. As much as I dislike Sinestro I am eagerly awaiting more in this line.

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Review: Blue Beetle, Vol. 2: Road Trip

Blue Beetle, Vol. 2: Road Trip
Blue Beetle, Vol. 2: Road Trip by Keith Giffen
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Ugh! This character has so much promise, and is actually well written when making guest appearances in the Booster Gold books, but in his own series he is written more as a teen goof, and is an obvious attempt to appeal to a multicultural reader base. I wouldn’t mind that so much if the story was actually decent and worth reading, but this one bored me to tears. I can’t say that it encourages me to try more in the series.

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Review: Superman: Sacrifice

Superman: Sacrifice
Superman: Sacrifice by Greg Rucka
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have mixed feelings about this one. The underlying plot that ties it all together is cohesive and whole, but some of the stories were more than a bit rough around the edges. And don’t let me talk about some of the horrid artwork for part of the arc. It was bad enough that I basically just skimmed that section as I couldn’t bear to stay there long enough to read the story. That said, there were some very nice parts in there, and I finally got the story where Wonder Woman committed murder that I had encountered in the Manhunter books, so that filled in some blanks quite nicely. All in all, while it all made up the story arc, only about 50% of this volume was really Superman and worth reading. The other bits…not so much, and they are what pulled the rating down so low.

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