Comic Review: Batman & Robin Batman Reborn

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Comic Review: Batman & Robin Batman Reborn

Batman & Robin Batman Reborn

Batman & Robin Batman Reborn

After the events of Final Crisis a new Batman & Robin duo have taken up the mantle. DC Comics Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn is written by Grant Morrison (The Filth, All Star Superman) and illustrated by Frank Quitely (The Authority, Bite Club).

Bruce Wayne has died sacrificing his life to save the world. Now it’s up to Dick Grayson, the one time Robin to become¬† Batman. Damian Wayne, Bruce’s son is now donning the robes of Robin. Together they must learn what it means to work as a team, which is no small task. With a new enemy, Pyg, spreading fear across Gotham City, these new team mates are going to have their hands full.

Dick and Damian really bring a new dynamic to the Batman & Robin series. With such different styles and philosophies they are constantly butting heads. The artwork really shows how sick and demented Pyg really is. I found myself becoming fearful of this new villain.

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Comic Review: Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy

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Jupiter's Legacy #1 Image Comics

Jupiter’s Legacy #1 Image Comics

Jupiter’s Legacy Image Comics

Fans of Mark Millar rejoice! The creator of best selling comic series such as Kick Ass, Superior, Nemesis and Wanted is back with a brand new title, Jupiter’s Legacy. Teamed with Frank Quitely, penciler of titles such as All-Star Superman and New X-men.¬† First issue arrived in May 2013 with 4 regular variant covers.

The story starts in 1929 when a group of friends set on a journey to an island that will forever change both their lives and the future of the world. Returning from the island, these friends are given the power to protect the world. Fast forward to the future, their children now have the burden and responsibility to continue what their parents have started.

This series definitely kicks off with a great story that you would expect from Mark Millar and the artwork is superbly drawn by Frank Quitely!

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Comic Review: New X-Men Volume 1 Ultimate Collection

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Comic Review: New X-Men Volume 1 Ultimate Collection

New X-Men Volume 1 Ultimate Collection

New X-Men Volume 1 Ultimate Collection

Taking reign of the X-Men World, Grant Morrison (The Filth, The Invisibles) starts the series completely from scratch. Along with illustrator Franky Quitely (Batman And Robin, All Star Superman) a new adventure begins with Marvel’s New X-Men.

Mutant kind faces one their worst days yet. In one fell swop the whole of Genosha is destroyed, killing 16 million mutants all at once. The X-Men are left to pick up the pieces and figure out who is behind such a despicable act. While this is happening Wolverine and Cyclopes are being held captive. The woman’s name is Ms. Nova and she has a single thought in her mind–to kill the X-Men.

Grant Morrison is known for being extremely innovative in whatever he touches and this is no different. By leaving behind the old story lines he is able to take the series in any direction he wants to go. He gives the X-Men a much more modern and fresh take on who they are. With the artwork of Frank Quitely this is breathtaking ride that should not be missed.

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Comic Review: All Star Superman Volume 1

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Comic Review: All Star Superman Volume 1

All Star Superman Volume 1

All Star Superman Volume 1

A stunningly beautiful take on Superman that is a great stand alone series. Grant Morrison (Joe The Barbarian, New X-Men) reminds us why we love Superman as Frank Quitely (Baman and Robin, American Virgin) shows why we love all the places Superman can go.

Lex Luthor has finally done it, he has killed superman. Luthor sabotages a mission to the sun with Superman and Dr. Leo Quintum. From this, Superman gains a new power to project his bio-electric aura which causes his cells to absorb to much solar radiation. He only has one year to live. It’s been said that in the last year of his life the 12 labors of Superman will be completed. This sends superman on some of the most amazing adventures yet across the globe, galaxies and time itself.

Personally I was never a huge fan of Superman but this series made me believe in Superman and see why everyone loves him. So many great friends and adversaries throughout this volume and the next. The illustrations are very warm and inviting it’s like seeing the world through the eyes of Superman himself. Highly recommend this series for older fans and new.

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