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Mar 262015
 

The Valiant #4 cover

I almost didn’t want to read this issue. No, it’s not because I don’t like this miniseries; quite the opposite. However, with all of the amazing buildup during the past three issues, I had no clue how Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera would wrap up this epic battle between good and evil. Still, it was hard to contain my excitement as I cracked open the pages of the final installment of The Valiant.

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Mar 232015
 

Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting edition of Silverwolf Suggests! Each month, I select three different comics for a friend that I think she or he will like. The friend then selects one of the three, and, if they like, I’ll purchase it for him or her. Later, we discuss the comic, the results of which are shared here!

This month, I’m joined by my friend Oliveblair, who read Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples at my recommendation. It’s a highly regarded comic, and so I was very intrigued to hear her thoughts on it.

Saga #1

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Mar 192015
 

Red One #1

The Cold War has always been a fount of engaging fictional stories, as the period itself was one of the most tense and tumultuous in human history. When superheroes get involved, these narratives are all the more interesting, especially as they often reflect the time in intriguing ways.

Red One #1, released yesterday from Image Comics, chronicles the rise of the United States’ greatest superhero during the Cold War. The only catch? She’s actually a Soviet Agent, tasked with winning over the American people! For anyone keeping score, this is the third time I’ve been very excited about and reviewed a comic starring a Communist protagonist (Superman: Red Son and Divinity were the previous examples…don’t read anything into that). As it stands, I couldn’t be happier to check out Red One.

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Mar 122015
 

Ninjak #1 cover

After appearances in X-O Manowar, Unity, and Armor Hunters, at long last Ninjak receives his own ongoing series. The weapons expert and master spy executes missions in this long-awaited comic, showcasing the talents of Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, Butch Guice, and more. I’m glad to say this first issue lived up to my (admittedly gargantuan) expectations.

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Mar 092015
 

With services like Loot Crate and Nerd Block proving wildly popular, it was only a matter of time before a company stepped up to provide a similar service focused specifically on comics. Each month, Comic Bento sends subscribers a box of comics centered around a theme; for February, the theme was “Feminine Mystique.” Check out my unboxing video, and let me know what you think!

Mar 052015
 

Conan Red Sonja #1

Review copies for both issues were provided courtesy of Jim Zub.

It’s been awhile since I reviewed a Sword & Sorcery comic, which is a shame since it’s one of my favorites genres. Nevertheless, I’m glad the wait is over, as I recently read the first two issues of Conan/Red Sonja from a writing team of Gail Simone and Jim Zub, with artwork by Dan Panosian and colors by Dave Stewart.

Though once they shared the pages of barbarian comics, Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja have not been in a comic together in two decades. Rights to make comics about the two characters are held by Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment, respectively. Luckily, these two exceptional comic publishers came together to develop this long awaited crossover.

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