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Comic Report: 08/08/2018

Fantastic Four #1 Review "This was a good read with great character work, mostly impressive art and an interesting back-up feature. The Fantastic Four are back and this first issue is a sign of good things to come.  A highly recommended read." Rating: 4/5 Read full review here. Sandman Universe #1 Review "It is essentially ...

DC Comics to Relaunch Vertigo Imprint in late 2018

DC Comics has announced that they are relaunching their Vertigo imprint, with the line-wide changes starting in September.  Under the direction of editor Mark Boyle, the imprint will release four titles before 2018 is over, with three more series arriving in early 2019.  In regards to the relaunch Boyle had this to say: “We’re returning ...

Doomsday Clock #1 Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Wow... this review is late.  After over a year of build-up, the long running plot thread in DC’s Rebirth line takes it’s first steps in reaching a climactic conclusion in the first issue of Doomsday Clock.  This series was promised to explore Doctor Manhattan’s role in creating the New 52, ...

Brian Michael Bendis Signs Exclusive deal with DC Comics

Written by:Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Earlier today is was reported that Brian Michael Bendis had signed an exclusive deal with publisher DC Comics. This was revealed via a statement on Twitter by the publisher, and later confirmed by Bendis himself through the writer's Twitter account. Bendis is a longtime writer for Marvel Comics, having worked with the publisher for seventeen ...

Preacher: ‘Backdoors’ Review

Written by: Mathew Simoes This week's Preacher brought with it some pivotal scenes and expanded upon Jesse's backstory, specifically his horrible childhood. Herr Starr revealed his true plans for Jesse, wanting to use him instead of the messiah, in the coming end times.  This is contrary to the Grail's mission, positioning Starr against it's leadership. ...

9 Comic Guests to See at Fan Expo

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Fan Expo Toronto starts tomorrow at 4 pm.  It's one of the largest pop-culture conventions in the world and features a number of high profile comic guests.  I love this part of Fan Expo as it allows me to interact with the creators of some of my favorite comic book ...

Preacher: ‘Dirty Little Secret’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes This week's episode revealed a lot of information on the Grail and Herr Starr's plans, and it set up quite a bit on conflict between our main characters in the future. This week's Preacher mainly focused on Jesse and Herr Starr, as the former tries to recruit the latter for ...

Preacher: ‘Holes’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes This week's Preacher episode focuses on it's core characters while setting up a larger story with the Grail organization. The episode feels like a direct continuation of last week, with 'Holes focusing on the same plot threads as last week... and not much else.  This episode is very light on plot ...

Preacher: ‘Pig’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes This week's episode dealt with the fallout of Jesse's deal with the Saint and established the background of the Grail. All hail the Floating Pig! The episode opened with Herr Starr taking a trip to Vietnam on behalf of the Grail to look into a floating pig.   It was ...

Preacher: ‘Sokosha’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Preacher season 2's best moments feature the Saint of Killers reeking havoc, and this episode didn't disappoint in that regard. The episode opens with a a medical procedure that is tough to pin down at first, but as the opening continues it becomes very clear.  It's fitting that in the ...

Preacher: ‘Dallas’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes This week's Preacher episode had an intriguing premise, but falters in it's depiction of Jesse. Preacher opened with three fast paced episodes as the series went full throttle into the crazy unknown, but has slowed down considerable since last week.  The characters' time in New Orleans seems to be about ...

Preacher: ‘Viktor’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes This week's episode of Preacher continues takes the New Orleans story in interesting directions, but falters with the Eugene centered sub-plot. Eugene’s story in Hell isn't very interesting, and lacks any major connection to the larger narrative at the moment.  His bonding with Hitler was amusing and the depiction of ...

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