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Review: Aquaman, Vol. 1: The Trench

Aquaman, Vol. 1: The Trench
Aquaman, Vol. 1: The Trench by Geoff Johns
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really loved how Geoff Johns played upon the running joke of Aquaman never getting any respect and being the joke member of the JLA. The writing was top notch, and the read was very enjoyable. I eagerly look forward to future installments.

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Review: Green Arrow, Vol. 2: Triple Threat

Green Arrow, Vol. 2: Triple Threat
Green Arrow, Vol. 2: Triple Threat by Ann Nocenti
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have to admit, when I first cracked this volume I just about put it down simply because of the change in artwork from the prior volume. I decided to give it a shot though, and the artwork grew on me, reminding me of Mike Grell’s work. The writing however was a different story, and it took me longer to grow to like it. Now, having finished the volume I find that I enjoyed the read, but I certainly wasn’t bowled over by brilliant writing, and the only real saving grace of the volume was the last third where it felt like the writer was finally finding a voice.

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Review: Hawkman: Wings of Fury

Hawkman: Wings of Fury
Hawkman: Wings of Fury by Geoff Johns
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fantastic read that had me turning the pages as fast as I could, and in the end it left me hanging, wanting more, and finding only an unresolved story that forces me to follow it to the next volume. Once more Geoff Johns delivers a truly fantastic reading experience!

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Review: Black Panther – The Most Dangerous Man Alive: The Kingpin of Wakanda

Black Panther - The Most Dangerous Man Alive: The Kingpin of Wakanda
Black Panther – The Most Dangerous Man Alive: The Kingpin of Wakanda by David Liss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have really enjoyed the writing of this series, and while the artwork is not in my preferred style it really does a remarkable job of matching the atmosphere created by the writer. The scope on this volume was very interesting, and it was nice seeing the team-up with other notable street brawler type characters. In the end though it concludes in a way that leads me to believe that this is the end of the series, and perhaps the return of the Daredevil series is imminent. Definitely worth the read.

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Review: The Boys, Vol. 2: Get Some

The Boys, Vol. 2: Get Some
The Boys, Vol. 2: Get Some by Garth Ennis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First for the disclaimer: this series is meant for a mature audience!!! Ok, now that we have that out of the way we can get on with the review. The writing is superb, drawing the reader into the story with ease. Some of the jokes had me gasping for breath only to find myself gasping at something ludicrous a page later. Yes, the violence, language and adult situations are gratuitous, but somehow that is what makes the book and series so enjoyable. Set aside any expectations of this being a superhero story and simply enjoy it for what it truly is, a story about a group of people who keep the “capes” from getting too big for their britches, holding them accountable for their actions.

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