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Review: Hawkman: Allies & Enemies

Hawkman: Allies & Enemies
Hawkman: Allies & Enemies by Geoff Johns
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a pleasant return to the lives of some often neglected characters in the DC Universe. All to often these characters are relegated to minor character status in team books while the superstars such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman steal all the glory while these characters get relegated to grunt status and are left to deal with the riff-raff of the villain world.

I really enjoyed following these characters, and the author (Geoff Johns, why am I not surprised?) did a fantastic job of bringing them to life and making them seem human. This book was really well written and I eagerly anticipate tracking down other volumes in the series in the hopes that they exhibit equal quality.

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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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Review: Manhunter, Vol. 4: Unleashed

Manhunter, Vol. 4: Unleashed
Manhunter, Vol. 4: Unleashed by Marc Andreyko
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ok, I have officially fallen in love with this book. The depth of character that Andreyko brings to the character is amazing, and I actually see this character as more than just a hero, but as a human being who doesn’t live a larger than life life. Now I find myself in a position of wanting to read more of the story and finding that this is the last collected volume at this point in time. Very much looking forward to the next in the series.

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