Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Batman Eternal #1 Short Review


The Cape Crusader is back with another gritty and entertaining story arc that offers readers an interesting look at not only Batman himself, but also the Gotham City Police Department. Unlikely people find themselves in the middle of the tale in this first issue and it sets up many more issues to come.

Batman continues to be my favorite superhero, at least on the DC Comics side of things and I’m continually looking for new story arcs featuring the character. When the Eternal series was announced I eagerly awaited the beginning to this WEEKLY series and finally it arrived.

Batman Eternal #1 opens with action and dares readers to dive in immediately. It was a sense of seeing the end before the beginning that lured me into more than one read thru. A focus on the Gotham City Police Department and Jim Gordon throughout help you to understand the backstory the writers hope to convey in this series.

One of my favorite, but not so talked about villains is found in this issue and offers readers a fresh look at the city in comparison the usual Joker or Two-Face.

With a few twists and turns Batman Eternal #1 is setting up another great weekly Batman series. If you’re looking to dive into a new Batman comic book series from the beginning then this is a great way to start.

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Review: Captain America Winter Soldier (Directors Cut) #1


With the release of the new Captain America movie this weekend it seems only fitting to dive into Captain America comics. There are many great story arcs found on store shelves today and many that I would recommend. Among those we find, new this week (April 2nd), Captain America: Winter Solider Directors Cut #1.

This comic book offers a variety of different things that you wouldn’t normally find in a trade paperback.

In its contents you find not only the story pages, but also an artist interview with Ed Brubaker. In this five page spread we learn a lot about who he is as an artist. There’s a question/answer section as well that brings up interesting facts about his vision of Captain America. Its a rare treat to see the original script written for a comic book. Here we get to read what Brubaker intended for the final product. If your interested in venturing to write for DC or MARVEL then this is a great go-to guide to see how comic scripts are written.

The story, as states, The Red Skull lays the groundwork for his most devastating attack ever on Captain America and the land he holds dear — and with the Cosmic Cube in his possession, how can Cap hope to stop him? Find out in the shocking twist-ending you won’t see coming.

The artwork is top notch and offers a bit of a darker tone then what we would normally see in Captain America. The use of darker tones, but then being highlighted later with lighter tones really works in its favor and gives an awesome variety of the story Brubaker is trying to convey. Captain America looks tough and that is brought to the forefront of many panels seen throughout.

I cant say much about the story at this point without giving something away. All i’ll say is that there’s a great twist found that changes the world of Captain America entirely.

Reading this comic will in no way affect your experience with the new movie, but for $4.99, Captain America Winter Soldier (Directors Cut) #1 is a well polished story that will continue to leave fans wanting more.

This is a must buy.

4 out of 5


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