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Convergence: Aquaman #1

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Convergence Aquaman #1

Written by: Tony Bedard 

Art by: Cliff Richards 

Cover by: Becky Cloonan 

Released: April 15, 2015 

The characters of Convergence may be trapped in a bubble, but at least it’s a bubble they find familiar. Unfortunately for Aquaman that’s not quite the case, as the Sea King finds himself stranded in Metropolis when the dome comes down. Tony Bedard and Cliff Richards tackle this literal fish out of water tale, offering a slow yet interesting chapter of loss and isolation. It’s not the most complete of the Convergence titles, but it does serve in offering a unique look at a unique character.

While every super powered hero and their mom find themselves powerless in the wake of the dome’s appearance, Aquaman maintains many of his gifts courtesy of his Atlantean ancestry. Knowing that, Bedard instead focuses his first chapter on the things he did lose, namely his connection with the sea and its countless inhabitants. Hook Hand Aquaman is pretty well known for being on the more crotchety side, but here his aggression and general surliness makes sense. It would have been nice to have seen this struggle more internally rather than through copious blurbs of exposition, but Bedard nevertheless succeeds in giving Aquaman a plight beyond the usual “you fight now!” tendencies of the event. In all I would rate this issue a 8/10 that’s all for today and as always keep on marveling. 

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Convergence #2

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convergence #2

Written by: Jeff King, Scott Lobdell

Art by: Carlo Pagulayan 

Cover by: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis 

Released: April 15, 2015

To bar fair, Convergence #2 does improve on the previous two issues somewhat. The series isn’t quite so burdened by the compulsive need to recap previous events and set the stage for Telos’ forced war of 40 cities. There is a fair amount of rehashing in the early pages as writer Jeff King flashes back to the climax of Earth 2: World’s End and how that world’s Dick Grayson factors into this conflict. It’s redundant to an extent, but it at least paints Dick in a better and more capable light. He seems positioned as the central protagonist of Convergence. If nothing else, King establishes his tragic past and what separates him from the traditional Dick Grayson.

It’s also nice to see the plot actually move forward. The battle between the Earth 2 heroes and Telos is dull, doing little but taking up page space as the characters punch and wrestle with an opponent who clearly can’t be harmed by such conventional means. But after that point, the characters split up and the script focuses on the odd couple team-up between Batman (an aging, grizzled, drug-addicted bruiser) and Dick Grayson (a widower, a pacifist and a journalist) as they venture into one of Telos’ captive cities. The script takes on a more epic tone as the carnage of the war begins erupting around them.

In all I would rate this issue a 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Convergence #1

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convergence #1

Written by: Jeff King 

Art by: Carlo Pagulayan 

Cover by: Joe Prado 

Released: April 8, 2015 

On that note, this issue starts out well enough for those readers interested in learning what befell the Earth 2 heroes and how they factor into the Convergence conflict. Their inclusion helps make this story feel more relevant than it might otherwise. Convergence is inherently divorced from DC’s ongoing storylines, and without this bridge to their usual publishing catalog it could become too isolated and insular for its own good. After reading these early pages it becomes clear that the relationship between Earth 2 Batman and his planet’s very different Dick Grayson will be a focal point of the mini-series. It’s a solid foundation to build from.

Also intriguing is the brief glimpse of the Injustice: Gods Among Us universe. This issue is the first to explore what transpires after the video game, as Injustice’s Gotham City becomes one of 40 realms dragged into Telos’ grand design. As a fan of the Injustice prequel comic, I’m eager to see where this plot element is leading and whether DC is setting the stage for some sort of comic book continuation. It’s certainly doesn’t look as though WB Games is in a hurry to continue the franchise.

This first issue was a little hard to understand what was going on but it was still a good issue. The artwork in the other hand was amazing. In all I would rate this issue a 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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World War Hulk #1

World War Hulk #1

Written by: Greg Pak

Art by: John Romita Jr.

Cover by: David Finch 

Released: June 13, 2007 

During the event of civil war the Hulk was shot into space with the help of Iron Man, Black Blot, Docter Strange, and Mr Fantasic, Hulk landed in a planet named skarr. He lived there peacefully with his wife intel they destroyed it as well. Now he’s coming home and he’s bringing Hell with him. This double sized issue was really good for a first issue. In this issue we see hulk kinda fight Black Bolt. He deafts him, we actually don’t get to see how but none the less of that he goes to earth and starts fighting Iron Man. Everything was going good for Iron Man he was wining intel he got the Hulk really mad and that’s when hulk starts wining. 

This was a great issue put they her very well. The art work by Romita was excellent as well. I would rate this issue a 8.5/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Daredevil #1

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daredevil #1 

Written by: Make Waid 

Art by: Chris Samnee

Cover by: Chris Samnee

Released: March 19, 2014 

The story opens, not with Matt acting as a lawyer, but more as a detective, in a way. This is a fascinating aspect of Daredevil’s powers. He would be a brilliant crime scene investigator. We’ve caught the occasional glimpse of Matt using his powers to find clues but we get a fun scene seeing how Matt can fully analyze all the clues.

What do we get for his first case back in San Francisco? It starts off as a simple one but Waid quickly turns the tables on Daredevil and the readers. There ends up being more to it than was thought and seeing Daredevil quick on his feet is pretty cool. Of course he gets some help as well. This is a little odd at first but it’s a sign of maturity on Matt’s part, being willing and able to ask for help rather than try to do it all completely on his own.

This first issue of Daredevil was pretty good. It was easy for new readers to jump in and for established readers to join In as well. The artwork was also pretty good so in all I would rate this issue a 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Legendary Star-Lord #11

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Legendary Star-Lord #11

Written by: Sam Humphries 

Art by: Paco Medina 

Cover by: Paco Medina 

Released: April 15, 2015

Writer Sam Humphries has a real knack for not only giving each character a very particular voice. Both Kitty and Peter really have distinctive voices and more than that, they’re entertaining characters to read. I caught myself having a giggle or two when Kitty says “space is not my jam” or when Peter sees his reflection in the Black Vortex.

Kitty’s dialogue is what really drives the story and that’s set up from the first page of the issue. Yes, there’s a lot of narration in this issue but it gives us a glimpse into Kitty’s mind, right up until the final moments of this issue.

Can we just rename this book KITTY & STAR-LORD already? That’s the best part about this issue and series, since Kitty came in. We get to watch their relationship blossom and there’s some great moments here, because of Kitty’s narration, where we find out how she feels about Peter’s actions during pivotal moments.

The artwork done by Medina is amazing. Everytime a read a Star-Lord issue I am just amazed at the artwork. In all I would rate this issue a 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling 

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Convergence: Speed Force #1

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Convergence: Speed Force #1

Written by: Tony Bedard 

Art by: Tom Grummet 

Cover by: Bret Booth 

Released: April 8, 2015 

The first thing that’s noticeable, beyond the smile-inducing opening lines, is that Tom Grummett’s art brings old school sensibilities to the world of Convergence. By the way, “old-school” does not refer to the 1990s sensibilities that have populated a large percentage of DC’s comics for the past several years. Think older, like from the 1960s and 1970s. Grummett’s art seems to be channeling classic Flash artists such as Carmine Infantino and Irv Novick. For a more contemporary example, Howard Porter’s work during the back-half of Geoff Johns’ run springs to mind. Regardless of who it reminds you of, Grummett’s art brings readers into a time when reading DC was a very fun time.

The fun of this issue is aided by Bedard’s handling of one of the more polarizing additions to Wally’s canon – his kids Jai and Irey. Before Flashpoint erased the Wests from continuity, fans were either apathetic or incensed by the inclusion the super-powered juveniles. Here, Bedard manages to write them in a manner that allows the reader to connect with them regardless of age. The emotional journey that Wally and his children have been put through is one similar to the many others featured in Convergence, the difference being that it feels genuine. The theme of “family” was once heavily prominent in the Flash title. The resurgence of that theme here enhances that genuineness.

This issue was great and intertaining. The artworks was good as well. In all I would rate this issue a 7.5/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Deadpool #45

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Deadpool #45

Written by: Gerry Dugan 

Art by: Salvador Espin 

Cover by: Giuseppe Camuncoli 

Released: April 8, 2015

Deadpool has been through a lot lately. There’s been a fascinating balance throughout this series. We’ve seen moments of humor followed by some seriously dark times. Wade has also managed to get married, form new friends, and even discovered he had a daughter. It almost seemed as if everything was going great for Deadpool. Perhaps things were going a little too good for Deadpool.

For those wanting to see Deadpool cut loose, this is definitely the issue for you. When his friends and family are threatened, Deadpool unleashes his fury. We get some epic scenes. Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, Mike Hawthorne, Terry Pallot, and Jordie Bellaire do a phenomenal job telling this final story.

This issue was fun and sad as we all know Deadpool dies but don’t kid your selfs, he will return don’t worry, in all I would rate this issue a 8.5/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Convergence: Superman #1

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Convergence Superman #1

Written by: Dan Jurgens 

Art by: Lee Weeks 

Cover by: Brad Anderson, Lee Weeks 

Released: April 8, 2015

The set up is different cities from different universes have been taken. The citizens have been living under a dome for a year. Those with superpowers have been living without them. Thankfully for Superman, he had Lois Lane by his side. You can imagine the two wouldn’t simply sit around and do nothing, especially when stuck in Gotham City. It’s just another reminder of who these characters are. Of course all this makes sense since it’s Dan Jurgens writing the familiar version.

Things soon start moving towards the main set up, seen in CONVERGENCE #1. As with the other Convergence titles, Superman will find himself up against other versions of his friends and enemies. With the Flashpoint versions showing up, things are going to get a little messy. I’ve only read one Superman Issue besides this one and I can tell you that I like the Pre-New 52 version of Suprman better than the Post-New 52 Superman. In all I would rate this issue a 8.5/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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