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Geek Goggle Reviews: Batman #500 (From The Vault)

August 16th, 2014 6:14pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Batman #500Batman #500 (From The Vault)
DC Comics
Moench, Aparo, Austin & Manley

Knightfall part nineteen, is the 50+ page, blowout anniversary issue published back in the fall of 1993. This comic was heavily hyped, but with Bruce Wayne already out of the picture there seemed to be little steam heading into this comic book. What follows is a tremendous story that illustrates out exactly how the Bruce Wayne-Batman is different from any other person in the suit. It's a classic comic book that stands up today just as it did twenty years ago and because it was so heavily printed it is very easy to get a copy. Give it a try and see how entertained you are with a dreaded 90s comic book.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Batman #497 (From The Vault)

August 16th, 2014 5:00pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Batman #497Batman #497 (From The Vault)
DC Comics
Moench, Aparo, Giordano & Roy

This issue represents the breaking of the Bat. This is chapter eleven of the Knighfall storyline and is by far the most pivotal issue. This comic doesn't quite stand up to the test of time and that is mostly because of the storytelling technique that Moench uses. The book is a good visual display but doesn't quite ring out as anything memorable. While this is an exciting storyline, this issue turns out to be very awkward and only slightly above average when read as a standalone. This is not the best issue of Batman to keep handy in your vault unfortunately.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: The Sandman Overture #3

August 2nd, 2014 2:36pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

The Sandman Overture #3The Sandman: Overture #3
Vertigo Comics (DC)
Gaiman & Williams III

This comic book is an experience. Equal parts eloquently written and beautifully drawn, the comic book shines on every single front. The only pieces that might not fit is that the gaps between issues may require some extra brain power to recall the prior two issues and I’m not sure a completely new reader can simply jump into this book. Sure, they can appreciate the words, construction and the pretty pages but will they catch the deeper story? Whatever your tastes, I can’t imagine too many comic book readers, of any background, not finding something special in this book. I urge everyone to pick this up.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Superman #33

July 26th, 2014 8:00pm by ComicList Email

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Superman #33Superman #33
DC Comics
Johns, Romita Jr, Janson & Martin

The second issue of the Johns and Romita Jr storyline in Superman continues to be an entertaining read and brings some life and personality back to the pages of the man of steel comic book. This issue explores the facility that Ulysses comes from and it begins to unravel the mystery of what exactly happened. The comic's highlight is Perry White and how he interfaces with the cast of characters. The book doesn't quite hold that same standard with Superman but it seems to be getting there. This is worth a try.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Batman #33

July 26th, 2014 6:36pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Batman #33Batman #33
DC Comics
Snyder, Capullo, Miki & Plascencia

In the latest issue of Batman, the Zero Year storyline wraps up with a quite a finish: Batman versus the Riddler in a battle of the minds. The over-sized, five dollar comic book is definitely worth the price of admission as you get an entertaining climax to the story, an epilogue, a launching point for Batman's future and fantastic artwork. This is a comic that is not to be missed.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Grayson #1

July 12th, 2014 11:31am by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Grayson #1Grayson #1
DC Comics
Seeley, King & Janin

Dick Grayson has plenty of fans. The character has been around for decades and has a following that has survived many of his re-inventions from Robin to Nightwing to Batman back to Nightwing. Now, the character is out of costume and working in the spy arena pulling jobs that seem to need a more subtle touch than a man in a suit. This first issue provides an entertaining enough read but I am not sold on the character definition or in the premise of the book. This is a decent read but doesn't seem worthy of the character. At least, not yet.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Superman #32

June 28th, 2014 4:36pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Superman #32Superman #32
DC Comics
Johns, Romita Jr & Janson

The much hyped creative team switch of Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr debuts their Superman issue with a solid read. The book provides a great amount of character work for two of the supporting characters, but holds back on defining a personality for Superman. It's touched on but isn't explored. The book has some action in it and definitely is bringing a big idea to the longer storyline. Overall the artwork moves the story along and gives the comic a nice, epic feel to it. This comic is a good start to what should hopefully pump some life into this waning franchise.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Batman #32

June 28th, 2014 4:14pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Batman #32Batman #32
DC Comics
Synder, Capullo & Miki

Batman hunts down the Riddler in another terrific issue of Batman. The praise for this title under Snyder and Capullo is well documented but this issue stands out because we seem to be getting back to some of the detective skills that make Batman such a great character. Batman is working with Gordon and Fox to divide and conquer in their search for the Riddler. However, nothing is ever easy with Batman.

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