Comic Review: Avatar The Last Airbender The Lost Adventures

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Comic Review: Avatar The Last Airbender The Lost Adventures

Avatar The Last Airbender The Lost Adventures

Avatar The Last Airbender The Lost Adventures

This is truly a treat for the Avatar fans out there. 26 mini stories from all three books (Water, Earth, Fire) plus, 2 stories that take place after the end of the series. This Dark Horse title brings together all the various artists and illustrators that have worked on these stories.

Come one, come all and read the untold tales of the Avatar and his crew during their quest to bring peace to the four nations. Hear such stories as, where did the last of the Airbenders hide? When was Zuko and Mai’s first kiss? Who would win in an Earthbending showdown–Toph or King Bumi? Come and find out!

So much fun to be back in the world of avatar again. It’s nice to see where these stories lie in terms of the the actual events during the TV show. The humor is back and in full force with none of it feeling out of place or forced. With the varying artist’s you get to see their interpretation of Avatar. Any Avatar fan would be more than happy to have this comic.

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Comic Review: Chronicles Of Wormwood Volume 1

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Comic Review: Chronicles Of Wormwood Volume 1

Chronicles Of Wormwood Volume 1

Chronicles Of Wormwood Volume 1

An Avatar story about the Anti-Christ and Jesus, trying to live their lives away from the grip of their fathers. Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher) and illustrator Jacen Burrows (Threshold, Crossed) show you two friends trying to avoid their destiny’s.

Danny Wormwood is a successful cable TV executive, who’s life is perfect. He spends his time with his two best friends and a girlfriend who loves him. A couple things, his one friend Jimmy happens to be a talking rabbit. His other friend happens to be the reincarnation of Jesus. He is mildly retarded due to a police brutality incident. Also Danny is the Anti-Christ and his father wants him to start Armageddon. Other than that a pretty normal guy.

Hilariously funny and brutal. If you like comics infused with religion, this one takes you to some pretty interesting places. Best part, their depiction of the pope. He may be different than you remember him.

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Comic Review: Doktor Sleepless Volume 1 Engines Of Desire

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Comic Review: Doktor Sleepless Volume 1 Engines Of Desire

Doktor Sleepless Volume 1 Engines Of Desire

Doktor Sleepless Volume 1 Engines Of Desire

A mad scientist, futuristic technology, body modification and government restrictions. Who else but Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Thunderbolts) could tackle these subjects. Along with artist Ivan Rodriguez (Vampirella Vs. Dracula, The Spider), Avatar brings us a not to distant future.

John Reinhardt has been gone from the city of Heavenside for the past three years. Returning suddenly, he has reintroduced himself as the mad scientist Doktor Sleepless. He takes over the airwaves talking about the future they were promised but the present they’re stuck with. The city is ripe with talk of Doktor Sleepless but is it that he hopes to gain?

This series is full of techno-babel which is what Ellis is known for. Sharp and vibrant illustrations that highlight this unknown future world. Highly addicting series that is sadly on hiatus after issue 13.

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Comic Review: Black Summer

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Comic Review: Black Summer

Black Summer

Black Summer

Superheroes with out superpowers. Instead they gain their powers from technologically advanced body modifications. The consequences of wielding unchecked power is addressed¬† in Warren Ellis’s (Fell, Desolation Jones) and artist Juan Jose Ryp’s (Lady Death, No Hero) Avatar title.

The Seven Guns are a group of young politically aware scientists. Their goal is to fight against corruption and injustice, red tape be damned. John Horus puts the group in danger when he takes it upon himself to kill the president. He tells the public that during his administration crimes were committed that must be accounted for. This sets in motion martial law across the country and the hunting down of the members of The Seven Guns.

A cool take on battling the injustice of government actions and future tech. Switches back and forth from the forming of the group to their present situation. The illustrations are crisp and colorful, they help to emphasize the violence committed and the emotions of the characters.

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Comic Review: Crossed Volume 1

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Comic Review: Crossed Volume 1

 

Crossed Volume 1

Crossed Volume 1

Bloody, vile, disgusting, violent, shocking, brutal, unforgiving and grotesque. If you don’t like this combination of words than Garth Ennis’s (Hitman, Fury:MAX) Crossed from Avatar is not the comic for you.

The world changed in the blink of an eye. People started to change and when they became infected, they turned crossed. People became unstoppable machines who’s sole purpose was to kill and rape at every waking moment. A group of people have banned together who just happened to be near each other when the world turned. There is no resistance or plan to take back the world, there is only survival.

You are either going to love this comic (hopefully not in some sexual way) or you will hate it. Behind all the violence there is a story. It’s about people, who they become and what they do when the worst is happening. Jacen Burrows (Wormwood, Scars) artwork shows the horrors and fear of the Crossed world. If you like this series, the current incarnation is a bi-monthly series called Crossed:Badlands which starts a new story every 3-5 issues. Also there is a free web-comic series called Crossed:Wish You Were Here at http://www.crossedcomic.com/.

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Comic Review: Stitched Volume 1

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Comic Review: Stitched Volume 1

Stitched Volume 1

Sitched Volume 1

A team of American and British soldiers fight an enemy that can’t be rationalized in Afghanistan.¬† An Avatar title written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys) and illustrated by Mike Wolfer (Widow X, Gravel).

Deep in the mountains of Afghanistan a group of soldiers run into an enemy of unimaginable terror. Dressed in rags, eyes/ears/mouth stitched up and only moving to the sound of a tin can clinking. They can’t be killed or stopped. The farther they go into enemy territory, the closer they get to the truth about the Stitched.

An awesome mix of action and horror. As you read all you want to know is how did these beings come into existence. You definitely feel a sense of dread and apprehension. If you enjoy this volume check out the next two as they travel to different destinations around the world.

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Comic Review: Caligula Volume 1

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Comic Review: Caligula Volume 1

Caligula Volume 1

Caligula Volume 1

Caligula is a story of revenge with a little twist but keeps all the gore and orgies that go along with his namesake. Avatar comics hosts the story of Caligula through the writing of David Lapham (Stray Bullets, Deadpool:MAX) and with the artwork of German Nobile (Darkstalkers Tribute), they tell a truly harrowing tale.

Junius returns home to find his family butchered in a most grisly manner. This simple olive farmer now sets his sight on revenge against the man who killed his family. Bringing a gift of olive oil he makes his way through the debauchery and violence present in house of Caligula to find the man himself. Taking this moment he kills Caligula only to discover he can not die. Now the play thing of the Emperor himself, Junius spends his time trying to find the secret of Caligula.

A comic that does not shy away from violence and sex. Being that it is about Caligula it’s fitting but it will defiantly turn away those that don’t like decapitated heads and entrails. The art has a very dark and maddening feel to it as well as the writing. If you liked crossed you will probably enjoy Caligula.

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Comic Review: Fashion Beast

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Comic Review: Fashion Beast

Fashion Beast

Fashion Beast

Alan Moore (V For Vendetta, Watchmen)  is back with an old movie script that Avatar decided to help make into a graphic novel. Artist Facundo Percio (Anna Mercury, Broken Trinity) brings to life Fashion Beast.

With the country at war and nuclear winter seemingly immanent everyone’s mind is on one thing–fashion. Celestine is the biggest designer in the country and and yet no one has ever seen him. Holed up in his warehouse the only time people see even a shadow, is when he picks new models. There begins the new life of Doll, the newest model.

Being that this was written in 1985 you can definitely see the influences of the time. It takes a few issues to get an idea of what’s going on. But once you do it’s a compelling read.

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