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My Comics Reading List For August 2022

 

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In ‘Thanos’ (2018) #17, Silver Surfer (The Fallen One) falls into a trap set by Thanos before facing future Thanos. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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1. THE THING (2021-2022) #5 (of 6) (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

“THE NEXT BIG THING” CONTINUES! What began as just a simple altercation in Manhattan has now spiraled into a cosmic showdown on the moon, as the Thing faces off with a trio of familiar villainous faces from the past! And should he win out, the greatest and most implacable enemy of all is waiting for him in the wings! There’s drama, action, romance, revelations, surprises and excitement as Walter Mosley and Tom Reilly’s epic adventure reaches its penultimate issue!



2. X-MEN (2019-2021) #2 (MARVEL) (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

When an island full of unspeakable horrors appears on the horizon, the X-Men have their work cut out for themselves keeping Krakoa safe!



3. JUSTICE LEAGUE: LAST RIDE (2021-) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Once, the Justice League was the most powerful collection of superheroes in the universe. But an unthinkable tragedy within its ranks has caused Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to go their separate ways, leaving the League broken and disbanded under a veil of anger and mistrust. Now, against the backdrop of the universe’s greatest murder trial, can the League reconcile the past before they’re eradicated by the greatest villains in the cosmos?



4.  BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST (2022-) #3 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Great Scott! It’s a twisted time-travel tale of titanic tenure! In an attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery of the “demon,” Robin the Boy Wonder and the Supergirl of Krypton venture back in time to China circa 1600 B.C.-running headfirst into the ancient superheroes known as the House of Ji! Meanwhile, Superman and Batman are losing a race against time to save their fellow superheroes from the schemes of a new villain…one simply known as the Devil Nezha.



 

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5. SABRETOOTH (2002) #2 (OF 5)(MARVEL)

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MAN IN THE BOX! Professor X promised there would be no prisons on Krakoa. Sabretooth was the first in the hole, but now he welcomes five more mutants to his own private hell. What laws did they break? Are they ready for what they’ll find? No. No, they’re not.



6. IRON MAN #3 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

Tony Stark is getting tired of apologizing for being himself, especially when as Iron Man he’s more powerful than most any other human being on Earth. As he wears himself out trying to do everything he can to be a force of good in the world, he’s beginning to chafe at the idea that he really owes anybody anything. Is it too much to ask for a thank you? He’s trying to keep his head down and his ego in check, but when KORVAC reveals himself as the puppet master behind Stark’s latest investment, Tony will at least have somewhere to channel his anger and frustration… That is, if he survives the conflict at all.



7. THE FLASH (2016-) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter One

A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well…you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts—but just where did this amazing new friend come from?



8. THE JOKER (2021-) #2

SYNOPSIS

As the dust settles on Arkham Asylum and tragic recent events, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world-and powerful forces are lining up around the globe to hunt him…but where exactly is the Clown Price of Crime? Jim Gordon, facing his twilight years haunted by the madman, knows where to start the hunt, and he’s been given the go-ahead to pursue him…but will he be willing to pay the price? And what shocking revelation will Gordon stun Batman with before he departs?

And in the backup story, within the walls of Blackgate Penitentiary, Punchline has become the target of the Queen of Spades from the Royal Flush Gang. It’ll take everything Punchline has just to survive, while on the outside, Bluebird digs deeper into Punchline’s horrific past!



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My Comics Reading List For July 2022

 

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In ‘Thanos’ (2018) #17, Silver Surfer (The Fallen One) falls into a trap set by Thanos before facing future Thanos. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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1. THE THING (2021-2022) #4 (OF 6) (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

BEN GRIMM’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARVEL UNIVERSE UNDER THE GUIDING HAND OF WALTER MOSLEY CONTINUES! Guest-starring the Silver Surfer! The battle with the Champion of the Universe leads the Thing and his friends to the Blue Area of the Moon and the domicile of the Watcher – where strange things are transpiring and new enemies await! Can a regular guy from the Lower East Side make it in the far-flung cosmos?



2. X-MEN (2019-2021) #1 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

DAWN OF X! The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility… and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!



3. JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY (2018-) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard teammates try to stop Despero from slave-trading Coluan refugees, they discover something that nothing in the universe could have prepared them for: Darkseid…who says he’s there to help?!



4.  BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST (2022-) #2 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight have arrived at the compound of Niles Caulder-the Chief in charge of that strange band of misfits known as the Doom Patrol-but all is not as it seems. While Batman works with Niles to cure Superman of his freakish transformations, a side mission to track a mysterious figure known as “the Demon” attracts the Dark Knight’s attention…and moreover, it could have some connection to Superman’s poisoning at the hands of Metallo! It’s danger, intrigue, and the surprise appearance of Deadman in chapter two of World’s Finest!



 

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5. SABRETOOTH (2002) #1 (OF 5)(MARVEL)

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DOWN IN A HOLE! Sabretooth went into the Pit, sentenced to an eternity of torment. Sure, that sounds like hell, but maybe that’s where he feels most at home. What’s he been doing down there? What secret deal has changed his fate forever? And what if he’s not alone? Award-winning novelist Victor LaValle teams up with amazing artist Leonard Kirk to bring us the story of what lies beneath Krakoa.



6. IRON MAN #2 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

TONY HAS COMPANY…AND HIS NAME IS KORVAC! Tony Stark continues to roughly dismantle the fancy, shiny and sophisticated ways of his past…but the world doesn’t seem quite convinced that he’s changed his rich guy tune. As Iron Man, he takes the fight to the streets, looking to sacrifice himself on the altar of super heroism again and again—first with Arcade and Absorbing Man then with medical vigilante Cardiac—all in hope of redemption in the eyes of the public. Only trouble is he might get himself killed in the process, and there are still plenty of people in line with an ax to grind. Old friends like HELLCAT try to help him find peace of mind and speak truth to his stubborn god complex, but lurking on the horizon is a threat Tony—and indeed the entire cosmos—hasn’t seen in years…KORVAC…yet another guy who believes he’s smarter than the rest of the universe.



7. ONE-STAR SQUADRON (2021-) #4 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Everyone must go! Under pressure from the board, Red Tornado is forced to fire some of his hero colleagues so the company can stay afloat. First on the chopping block…Power Girl! Will her self-help bible by Maxwell Lord assure her survival? Or is she as doomed as Krypton once was?



8. THE JOKER (2021-) #1

SYNOPSIS

Following the events of Infinite Frontier #1, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement-and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces are also in pursuit of The Joker?

And in the backup story, following the events of the smash hit Punchline #1, DC’s most controversial new villain navigates the infrastructure of Blackgate Penitentiary-while on the outside, Harper Row takes up the mantle of Bluebird to stop her brother from falling under Punchline’s influence.



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“Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011) #175” Review

 

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Uncanny X-Men (1983) #175. Marvel Comics

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One of the best comics in X-Men history. Gift this 20th Anniversary comic to your friends and comic collectors on the occasions of trips to Comic-Cons and festivals. Available on Amazon.

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At the mansion, the X-Men throw down with Dark Phoenix! Plus, an X-marriage!

Critically, ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1983) #175, is one of the best X-Men stories. Dangerously, Dark Phoenix has returned. In addition, an evil lurks in the shadows.

Together, writer Chris Claremont and a team of artists collaborate on the story. Really, the writing shines on the central protagonist and the reality of the danger. Also, the art in the book is characteristic of X-Men comics in the 80s: anatomically correct, colorful and expressive. Moreover, Cyclops vs the X-Men!

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of the X-Men and at Comic-Cons. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Cyclops! And the X-Men!

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  • Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011) #175.
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  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 39 pages.
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  • Publication Date: November 1, 1983.

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To begin, this comic continues the important Madelyne Pryor saga in Scott Summers’ life. Here, Dark Phoenix returns to threaten the X-Men. In reality, a powerful villain lurks behind this new threat.

The comic is excellent for your collection. This is the comic to own in order to build your Comixology collection. Collectors will love the original comic format collected as Uncanny X-men 175 NM (1963) Marvel Comics Xmen1.

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I recommend this comic as one of the best Cyclops comics.


























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“Cyborg (2015-2016) #9 (Cyborg (2015-))” Review

 

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Federal forces are sent to capture Cyborg and his technology-but things take a bizarre twist when tensions rise among members of the Justice League, who are split over what Cyborg should do.

Shazam doesn’t understand why Cyborg won’t go along with the federal agents. Could this be the moment that ends their friendship?

Critically, ‘Cyborg’ (1991) #9, is one of the best Cyborg stories. With the passage of the Federal Cybernetic Regulation Act, the federal government intends to confiscate Cyborg and his alien technology. However, tensions rise between Shazam and Cyborg when the latter opposes the decision.

Together, writer David F. Walker and a team of artists collaborate on the story. Though optimistic, the writing shines on the relationships among the different characters. Nevertheless, the art in the book is characteristic of the New 52: big, bold, fun. Moreover, Shazam vs Cyborg!

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of Cyborg and for your children’s science fairs. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Cyborg! And Shazam!

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  • Cyborg (2015-2016) #9 (Cyborg (2015-)).
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  • Language: English.
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  • Publication Date: March 23, 2016.

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To begin, this comic foreshadows an important event in Cyborg history. Here, Cyborg’s evolution blurs the lines between human and machine. Dangerously, the federal government and a mysterious alien army threaten Earth. And Cyborg must choose between the Justice League and the law.

The comic is excellent for your collection. Cyborg Vol. 1: Unplugged precedes this comic. And this comic is collected in Cyborg Vol. 2: Enemy of the State. You will definitely love the color palette, the characters’ muscular physiques and friendly smiles.

This is the comic to own in order to build your Comixology collection.

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The customer review said: “A great issue. The scene where Cyborg revealed his secret to the Justice League is a masterpiece of comic book sequence story telling.”

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I recommend this comic as one of the best Cyborg comics.


























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Reviews: Essential Silver Surfer Vol. 1

Silver Surfer #1.
 

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ESSENTIAL SILVER SURFER STORY

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In comicdom, there are few legendary names. In 1968, two of Marvel comics’ biggest names collaborated on a timeless and favorite story: Legendary writer and editor Stan Lee worked with artist John Buscema to bring the classic Silver Surfer series of the period.

As matter of fact, I gave 5.0 out of 5.0 to Essential Silver Surfer, Vol. 1 (Marvel Essentials) for being a dreamy space (or earth-bound) soap opera about a god-like alien estranged among the mere mortals. Really, it does not get better than this Marvel Essential. Indeed, this is the comic genre at its best for all Marvel-ites to enjoy.

To recommend, the trade paperback format offers some of the biggest 528 pages that fans can enjoy. From the beginning, what separates Silver Surfer from other Marvel heroes is that he has no flaws, except that of human misunderstanding. Indeed, witness Surfer’s titanic battles against the Overlord, the Stranger, Loki, Spider-Man. And yes… the dreamy cover and the dramatic start of the Silver Surfer vs Thor rivalry..

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DIALOGUE

In many respects, Silver Surfer’s first classic story is Shakespearean melo-drama. First, our protagonist is a melancholic character who is comfortable with monologues and long speeches. At the same time, he has the flair for the dramatic and seems to experience events in a passionate way. Indeed, witness Surfer saving a young Latino woman from war only to be rewarded with a kiss. But, lo and behold, his forsaken lover Shalla-Bal witnesses the scene from a flying spacecraft.

PLOT

Volume 1 focuses on Silver Surfer after the events of the Galactus trilogy and Fantastic Four #55-60. In fact, Silver Surfer rebelled against Galactus his master in order to save the Earth from destruction. After, Galactus punished the Sentinel by removing his space-born powers. Now, the Silver Surfer is stranded on Earth which he cannot leave due to a space barrier placed by the Devourer of Worlds. During his time on Earth, the tragic hero attempts to gain humanity’s trust and understanding but with continued failures. The plot progresses quickly and takes him to Asgard, the Netherworld and into space. Really, it does not get better than a space-faring soap opera!

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CHARACTERIZATION

Where Stan Lee and John Buscema succeed is in the thrill of adventure and passion. However, what is lacking is true character evolution. In some sense, despite humanity’s hatred, it takes 18 issues for the Silver Surfer to finally change his stance towards humanity. At the same time, though a hero, he initially remains a lone hero, without a regular supporting cast.

ART

Perhaps, the art is the series’ strongest point. John Buscema’s pencils are drawn to perfection and he has produced the most imposing and welcoming Silver Surfer to date. Though a bit embellished, Buscema’s pencils draw distinctive characters. Indeed, the women tend to have curvy physiques, long hair and full lips while the men have strong arms, big hands and very proportionate physiques. Really, Buscema’s classical training appears.

VERDICT

Finally, the Marvel Essentials storyline is high spectacle. Really, Stan Lee and John Buscema make a powerful combination. As matter of fact, they work seamlessly with tight plots, unrelenting action and gorgeous panels to create a work of legend.

Definitely, this storyline is one of the greatest Marvel stories ever told. Indeed, it belongs in every Marvel-ite’s collection.


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“Power Man (1974-1978) #48” Review

 
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On the hunt for Misty Knight, Power Man breaks into the home of Danny Rand and finds Colleen Wing! Their confrontation leads to battle, and Power Man going up against Iron Fist! Outnumbered and outmatched, Power Man struggles to take on the martial arts of the Young Dragon!

Critically, Power Man (1977) #48, is one of the classic Luke Cage stories. From the beginning, Luke Cage and Iron Fist emerged as rivals. Nevertheless, a friendship would develop that would last decades. Indeed, this is a turning point in Luke’s life.

Together, writer Chris Claremont and John Byrne collaborate on the story. Really, the writing shines and the characterization is brilliant. Moreover, the art in the book is explosive and we get to see the characters flex their muscles. Finally, Luke Cage vs Iron Fist!

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  • Power Man (1974-1978) #48.
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To begin, this comic begins the friendship and rivalry between Luke Cage and Iron Fist. As a turning point, it would lead to the formation of Heroes For Hire in Power Man and Iron Fist #54.

Certainly, the comic is excellent for your collection. Definitely, you will love the color palette and the six-panel layout. In addition, Byrne’s pencils draw the characters’ muscular and toned physiques to proportion. Indeed, this is the comic to own in order to build your Comixology collection.

This product has 1 rating with an average customer review rating of 3 out of 5. There is a good satisfaction with the product.

The customer review said: “Power Man and Iron Fist was the latest super team and they got bounced around the Marvel bullpen. There was a new writer and artist every couple issues. Issue #54 for example was by Ed Hannigan and Lee Elias. They only did two issues before there was another turnover.”

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I recommend this comic as a turning point in Luke Cage’s life.


























Rating: 4 out of 5.


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“Captain Atom: Armageddon #8” Review

 
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Written by Will Pfeifer. Illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli. With last issue’s shocking revelation, it’s Captain Atom versus the Authority in a no-holds-barred battle! Nikola, whose manifestation of Void’s powers is nearly complete, enters the fray with Grifter in tow. But whose side is she on?

Critically, Captain Atom: Armageddon #8 begins one of the most catastrophic events in Wildstorm history. Summarily, the comic starts the chain reaction towards the destruction of the Wildstorm Universe.

Storywise, Will Pfeifer writes one of the most powerful moments in the series. Meanwhile, Giuseppe Camuncoli excels at revealing the brutality of the Authority. Don’t miss Grifter’s cameo! Moreover, Apollo vs Captain Atom to the death.

Certainly, this is an event you do not want to miss. Indeed, share this comic to fans of the Authority and on the occasions of science fairs. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Apollo! And Midnighter!

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Critically, Captain Atom: Armageddon #8 showed why The Authority’s brutality doomed the Wildstorm Universe. In dictatorial style, the Authority is willing to do whatever it takes to end the threat of Captain Atom. However, it may already be too late. Indeed, their violence will cause Captain Atom to blow up the Wildstorm Universe in the last issue.

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I recommend this comic as the penultimate issue to one of the most disastrous events in Wildstorm history.


























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“Batman Confidential (2006-2011) #17” Review

 
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“The Bat and the Cat” part 1! Batgirl crosses paths with the Catwoman for the first time…and that’s bad luck, especially for Batgirl’s father: Commissioner Gordon!

To begin, “Batman Confidential (2006-2011) #17” is comedy about the Bat-family and superheroing. In order to retrieve an important family item, Batgirl engages Catwoman in pursuit. Indeed, a cat and bat fight!

Importantly, Fabian Nicieza’s handles comedy brilliantly whereas Kevin Maguire pencils nude bodies to anatomical correctness. In fact, Maguire’s panels are sulfurous and are all about action!

Certainly, this is a comic you do not want to miss. Indeed, share this comic to Batgirl fans and on the occasions of Comic-Cons. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Batgirl! And Catwoman!

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To sum, the first encounter between Batgirl and Catwoman in DC continuity. When the two vixens meet, a featherweight fight ensues. In fact, a fight with multiple rounds where Batgirl finally earned her stripes.

The graphic novel is excellent for your collection. Fans of Batgirl and of cat fights will love Maguire’s seductive pencils. This is the graphic novel to own in order to build your Comixology collection.

This product has excellent reviews and has 5 ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.7 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

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In ’52’ (2007) #45, Black Adam massacres every man, woman and child in Bialya grieved over Isis’s death caused by the Third Horseman. Photo/DC Comics

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One of the most disastrous events in comic book history. Gift this graphic novel to your friends and collectors on the occasions of trips to Comic-Cons and festivals. Available on Amazon.

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A week of death and destruction as Black Adam begins his strike back against those who unleashed the Four Horsemen upon his home and family. As the heroes of the world plan a course of action, Black Adam battles Death!

Critically, ’52’ #45 is one of the most disastrous events in comic book history. Thematically, the comic deals with the pain of loss and grief which it heightens to incalculable destruction. Namely, genocide.

To sum, the story is about Black Adam driven to madness by the death of his wife Isis. In order to avenge her against the Third Horseman, he commits atrocities in Bialya.

Critically-acclaimed Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Grant Morrison and Mark Waid collaborate on the story. Indeed, their writing shines in the series. And Black Adam’s stardom skyrockets as a fallen anti-hero destroyed by pain and betrayal. Meanwhile, Keith Giffen, Chris Batista and Jamal Igle match the tone of turmoil and mayhem. In fact, they have emotional resonance.

Certainly, this is an event you do not want to miss. Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of Black Adam and on the occasions of Comic-Cons. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Black Adam! And Death!

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  • “52 #45.”
  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 22 pages.
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  • Publication Date: May 13, 2014.

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Critically, ’52’ #45 is the event that skyrocketed Black Adam into an A-list supervillain in the DC Universe. Normally, a man with a violent temper. Out of love for his wife Iris, Black Adam reformed. When Isis was killed by the Third Horseman, Black Adam went on a rampage in Bialya: He killed every man, woman and child in the country, causing a genocide. In the midst of the genocide, holding a flower in his hand, Black Adam cried.

The comic is excellent for your collection. You will definitely love the intimate moments and the picturesque fall from grace. This is the graphic novel to own in order to build your Comixology collection.

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Reviews: ’00s The Authority Storylines, Ranked From Best To Bad

 
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‘The Authority: Revolution’ (2005) #7. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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2000s THE AUTHORITY STORYLINES RANKED FROM BEST TO BAD

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: “THE AUTHORITY: THE NATIVITY” (2004)

Collects ‘The Authority’ #13-16.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

When ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14 was released, it generated immediate controversy. As a critically-acclaimed writer, Mark Millar has been known to go against social conventions and mores. If anything, his run on ‘The Authority’ delivers the thrills, wanton violence and the social commentary. But, Frank Quitely’s art elevates the subject matter.

To begin, the Authority was set up after Stormwatch in order to make the world better, no matter what it takes. Story-wise, “The Nativity” centers on a conflict between the Authority and a government-sanctioned team of Super Powered Beings (SPBs) called the Americans. Namely, the conflict is over the newborn Jenny Quantum, whom they believe to be the Spirit of the 21st Century. Terribly, disaster and mayhem follow when a team of Ubermensch with its draconian measures faces against government conspiracy from the Americans.

In a sense, ‘The Nativity’ is both a pastiche and a commentary on America’s patriotism at the beginning of the century. As a pastiche, it is a meta message on the superhero team the Avengers and its alliance with a corrupt government. Certainly, the commentary is about America’s muscular and military patriotism. In fact, these are reflected in the muscular and chiseled physiques of Frank Quitely’s figures. And when the Commander beats down and rapes Apollo, all hell breaks loose!

Definitely, this story is quintessential The Authority and belongs in your Kindle collection.

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BEST: ‘THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION’ (2004-2005)

Collects ‘The Authority: Revolution’ #1-12.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

In 2004, Eisner-winning writer Ed Brubaker and artist Dustin Nguyen collaborated on ‘The Authority: Revolution’. Brilliantly, the work is a masterful distillation of the Authority, as the great super-powered team of the 21st century.

At the beginning, the Authority is fresh off the events of ‘Coup d’Etat.’ Forcefully, the Authority have taken over the U.S. government. However, their daily lives are mired in bureaucracy and a growing resistance to their regime. When a catastrophic event occurs in front of the White House in Washington D.C., the Authority uncover a conspiracy that threatens the team’s cohesion.

In some sense, the series can be divided into two parts. In the first half, the team investigates Henry Bendix’s conspiracy. For the second half, the story focuses on the emergence of the new Jenny Quantum, the Spirit of the 21st Century. For its part, Nguyen’s art captures the urgency of the moment. To this end, the characters are drawn with little expressiveness on a blue, black and red palette. In fact, Nguyen’s art features both gore and more revealing panels.

To sum, what makes ‘The Authority: Revolution’ work is the maturity of both its characters and the subject matter. In addition, it was significant for the remarkable emergence of Jenny Quantum and her fantastic travels to Infinite City. Moreover, Midnighter’s farewell speech stands out.

Definitely, this graphic novel is a classic The Authority story. Indeed, fans of Ed Brubaker will love the political intrigue as well as the advanced sci-fi concepts.

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GOOD: ‘COUP D’ETAT‘(2004)

Collects ‘Coup D’Etat’ #1-4.


























Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In “Coup d’Etat: Sleeper,” Matt Martin forcefully argues ‘Coup d’Etat’ is a poor commentary on American politics during the Bush administration. In fact, the argument focuses on not mingling comics and politics.

To this end, ‘Coup d’Etat,’ largely plays like political commentary. In some respects, the Authority’s takeover of the U.S. government parallels the Bush administration’s Iraq war and its subsequent overthrow of the Iraqi government. Here, the Authority figures as the U.S. government overthrow the Iraqi government.

What makes ‘Coup d’Etat’ work, are the routine deliberations between the different factions about the fate of the world. In parallel, Spartan and Grifter argue. Also, Spartan and the Authority debate. Originally, the Authority were founded after Stormwatch and WildC.A.T.s. To this end, their mission was to make the world a better place no matter the cost. When Apollo kills the President at the end, political power has been passed over.

A few words about the art. For his part, Jim Lee’s art is certainly acceptable but not in-character. In fact, it appears to suffer from the subject matter of the political thriller. Nevertheless, the work itself is non-stop action as the Authority goes on missions to take control of the U.S. government. In the final issue, the Authority must flex their muscles and stop an alien invasion.

Definitely, the series is certainly a must-have for your comic collection, with a blend of adventure, action, plenty of dark humor and sci-fi themes.

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BAD: ‘THE AUTHORITY: PRIME’ (2007-2008)

Collects ‘The Authority: Prime’ #1-6.


























Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In many respects, ‘The Authority: Prime’ is a missed opportunity. Certainly, it provides an important backstory on Henry Bendix. Previously, he was the mastermind behind Stormwatch and the Authority. In effect, his importance to the Authority cannot be denied. In fact, writer Christos N. Gage fails to give the subject matter the serious treatment it demands. Instead, it proves the occasion for three-issue futile fisticuffs between the Authority and Stormwatch.

To sum, Weatherman, Henry Bendix’s son, cracks his father’s “memory tower.”1 When he locates Bendix’s bunker to the Southwest desert, the Authority and Stormwatch come to a clash to uncover it first. Though, the battles are spectacle. However, they are told in three issues and do not move the story forward.

On this list, this series is one of the bad ‘The Authority’ story arcs.

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SOURCES

The Authority: Revolution #1 in Comic Vine.
The Authority #14 in Comic Vine.
The Authority #13 in Comic Vine.
Coup d’État: Sleeper in Sequart Organization.
Coup D’etat in Comic Vine.
The Authority: Prime in Comic Vine.

FOOTNOTES

  1. The Authority: Prime #1.

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