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Comic Reviews with The Comic Bubble: Week of 12/9

Welcome to another weekly roundup of Ice’s comic reviews! Comics for this week: Batman #47, Star Wars Annual #1 and Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Of 4)!

Comic Reviews with The Comic Bubble – Week of 12/2

We’re back! Welcome to another weekly roundup of Ice’s comic reviews! Comics for this week: Rocket Girl #7, Invincible Iron Man #4 and Daredevil #1!

Comic Reviews with The Comic Bubble – Week of 11/18

Welcome to another weekly roundup of Ice’s comic reviews! Comics for this week: Batman Europa #1 (Of 4), The Mighty Thor #1 and Uncanny Inhumans #2!   Batman Europa #1 (Of 4) DC Written by: Matteo Casali & Brian Azzarelo Art by: Jim Lee Batman Europa is a special limited series that was supposed to be published ten years ago. Better late than never, right? Matteo and Azzarelo come together for a tale that has Bruce Wayne once again donning the cowl (no word on where in continuity, if it’s part of it, this lies— not that it really matters). Batman once again scuffles off with The Joker in the opening shot of the book, although it seems it’s one of those scenes that takes place in the future and then we’re brought back to what happens leading up to that moment. While it’s great to not only see Bruce-Batman back in action and having Jim Lee get to draw it, everything else isn’t on par. The dialogue is the worst offender because Bruce/Batman don’t speak the way they should. Even the way they act is off which is extremely distracting, taking you out of what’s going on. While you…

Comic Reviews with The Comic Bubble – Week of 11/11

Welcome to another weekly roundup of Ice’s comic reviews! Comics for this week: Thors #4, Ultimates #1 and Batman/Superman #26!   Thors #4 Marvel Written by: Jason Aaron Art by: Chris Sprouse Yes, believe it or not, Secret Wars tie-ins are still rampaging on. Thors’ final issue has arrived, finally putting the pin on the case of the murdered Jane Fosters. And Donal Blake. And Beta Ray Bill. The “Ultimate” Thor and Mighty (616?) Thor team up to take down the other Thors who were the actual killers. This kind of team up almost feels like its a Thor helping out his fellow clone. Oh, the 90s. The final issue of course does its job wrapping up the case and the series with the usual checklist. Big fight with the hero and the true, unmasked (metaphorically speaking) bad guy? Check. The big bad monologues why he did it, that it was for the good of someone or something, that it was the right thing to do? Check. The cliché “I’d do it again!” line? Most definitely check. We also see why this issue was delayed so long as it contains a scene that would’ve spoiled a part from the main…

Comic Reviews with The Comic Bubble – Week of 11/4

  Welcome to another weekly roundup of Ice’s comic reviews! Comics for this week: Uncanny X-Men #600, Extraordinary X-Men #1 and James Bond #1!     Uncanny X-Men #600 Marvel Written by: Brian Michael Bendis Art by: Sara Pichelli, Mahmud Asrar, Stuart Immonen, Kris Anka, Chris Bachalo, David Marquez and Frazier Irving The long awaited (six months to be exact) finale to Bendis’ run and… not exactly up to par. This isn’t to say that it was a terrible issue, because it wasn’t. It was just… disappointing to an extent. If you’re going to keep someone waiting half a year for an issue, it better be epic or grand. It wasn’t either of those. This is the issue where we finally get to see “The Trial of Beast”, where it actually was a trial by peers, not by an judge and jury. Bendis told the story as everyone who’s been part of the school was there, filling up their cafeteria (who took the time to move all those tables?!). As everyone tried to explain to Beast the laws of nature and physics that he broke, Bendis broke it up with scenes that took prior to the trial, showing what certain…

My Thoughts, Solicited: November 2015 Solicitations

The All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe keeps chugging along its new beginnings with more #1s as we welcome back the alternate future Dark Knight from Frank Miller. See what November holds in stores for comic fans as the end of the year approaches!  

Comic Reviews with The Comic Bubble – Week of 10/28

Welcome to another weekly roundup of Ice’s comic reviews! Comics for this week: Chewbacca #2 (Of 5), Justice League – The Darkseid War: Batman #1 and Spider-Man 2099 #2!     Chewbacca #2 (Of 5) Marvel Written by: Gerry Duggan Art by: Phil Noto Chewbacca out on his own without Han Solo or any of the other rebels and he still manages to have trouble find him. The comic isn’t actually centering around Chewbacca, rather it’s a story that involves him. There’s a difference. Either way, it’s been a tiny slice of excitement having Chewy out on his own as he helps out a young girl named Zarro to free her father and others from being slave miners. Just like with the Groot comic, we don’t get any translations to the noises made by the lead, but understand what’s going on through context and who he’s talking to. Zarro is actually the perfect character to have alongside Chewbacca as she gives off a very Han Solo-ish kind of attitude. Even though the cliffhanger ending makes it seem like Chewbacca met his demise, we all obviously know he didn’t. Phil Noto continues to astonish with his work, making his sketchy-like art…

Comic Reviews with The Comic Bubble – Week of 10/21

  Welcome to another weekly roundup of Ice’s comic reviews! Comics for this week: Uncanny Inhumans #1, Cognetic #1 (Of 3) and Justice League #45!   Uncanny Inhumans #1 Marvel Written by: Charles Soule Art by: Steve McNiven With Extraordinary X-Men delayed, Uncanny Inhumans is our first foray into the new, uneasy tensed “relationship” between the mutants and the Inhumans. That said, that’s only teased for a scene with (adult) Beast as the rest of the issue focuses on two the two storylines that will serve as main themes through the series: Black Bolt trying to reclaim his son from Kang The Conqueror and Medusa with her squad showing that Inhumans are not to be feared and are here to help. It is very evident of the eight month jump after Secret Wars with how much the characters have grown (and no, not in height) since the last volume. You can see this with how some of the characters have better control and usage of their powers and how well they’re working with one of the new guys as if they’ve been around for a long time (which they have, because you know… eight months later…). While the credits page…