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Comics Of Note, March 19th

By 03.19.14

Shadowman #16



Jack confronts the demon ripping apart New Orleans in this climax to Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre’s darker arc starring the hero. It’s a lot of fun, and it pays off beautifully in a few ways we won’t spoil here. If you’ve been following the book, definitely pick this up.

X-O Manowar #23



It turns out that Aric isn’t the only one with a fancy suit of armor in this issue. This is largely set-up for the upcoming Armor Hunters crossover, but it stands on its own as a story and is a heck of a lot of fun on its own.

Animal Man #29


DC Comics

Jeff Lemire wraps up this title with a bittersweet retelling of what happened through the eyes of Maxine, Buddy Baker’s little wing. It’s a fitting end to a great book: Highly recommended.

Batman And Aquaman #29


DC Comics

Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, and Mick Gray take a superhero team-up book and give it a grotesque horror bent for this new run, as Batman tries to find the corpses of his lover and his son before Ra’s Al Ghul can reanimate them. It’s an interesting turn for a book that can be oddly experimental, and it seems Bats will be cycling through the Justice League in this arc. Worth picking up, although perhaps lesser Tomasi compared to some of what he’s done in this book elsewhere.

Transformers: Regeneration One #100


IDW Publishing

Yes, IDW’s revival of Marvel’s beloved Transformers comics from the 1980s has actually crossed the hundred issue mark, which is also the finale of this series. Well, sort of; Simon Furman admits that this is unlikely to truly be the end… something this book backs up. Still, it’s a fun trip down memory lane for ’80s kids, and worth picking up if you fondly remember the original series.

B.P.R.D. #117


Dark Horse

It’s Liz vs. The Black Flame in this ongoing arc. It’s action-packed, and a lot of fun, although it is beginning to feel a bit stretched. Still worth it, for fans of the franchise.

Sonic The Hedgehog #258



If there’s a kid in your life, this is a good action book for them: It’s bright, colorful, action-packed, and Ian Flynn knows how to write a book to be accessible without coming off as condescending. Evan Stanley and Terry Austin also do a good job with the art; it’s bright and fun, without being silly.

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