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Before Watchmen: Moloch #2 Review

Moloch was a late addition to the Before Watchmen lineup, and the first issue suggested that the series would have been better left on the cutting room floor. Sadly, the second and final issue does little to change that impression. With Moloch’s sad origin story out of the way, there’s little left for issue #2 to accomplish other than to explore a bunch of behind-the-scenes material that really doesn’t need exploring in the first place.… Read the rest

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Wonder Woman #15 Review

This is the one I’ve been waiting for. Ever since issue #12’s last page, I’ve been doing the “I gotta pee” dance in anticipation of this issue. Thankfully, it doesn’t disappoint. The debut of Orion of the New Gods in Wonder Woman might have seemed like a curious choice at first.… Read the rest

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Happy #3 Review

The twist at the end of Happy #3 isn’t much of a twist. About halfway through the issue, you should be able to see it coming a mile away. Fortunately, the strengths of this book aren’t gimmicky twists and turns. Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson instead keep the focus on Nick and his slow realization that redemption is something worth fighting for.… Read the rest

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Judge Dredd #2 Review

After a strong first outing, Duane Swierczynski returns for another adventure in Mega-City One. This time, we follow our favorite Judge on an investigation into a fellow officer who has a few more loose ends than explanations. There are a few developments in this book that will play an important role as the series continues, but the main tale and its backup are significantly less enjoyable than last time.… Read the rest

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Batwoman #15 Review

This month, Batwoman helmsmen J. H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman put the focus on Kate Kane’s girlfriend, Detective Maggie Sawyer. Fittingly, the book’s presentation shifts to a crime noir format, with internal monologue dominating the narrative and richly inked panels populating the pages.… Read the rest

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A+X #3 Review

I’m hoping before A+X wraps up we’ll have one issue where both stories are equally strong. Unfortunately, the third issue is perhaps the most uneven yet, offering an enjoyable reunion for Black Panther and Storm and an underwhelming team-up with Hawkeye and Gambit.… Read the rest