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Geek Goggle Reviews: Green Lantern #52

March 27th, 2010 3:58pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Green Lantern #52Green Lantern #52
DC Comics
Johns, Mahnke & Alamy

The penultimate chapter of the Blackest Night saga and the final chapter of this title's involvement in the event leaves a lot to be desired. Sure, there are a lot of cool pages and some fighting and some interesting ideas behind Ion, Parallax and the rest, but the components don't really tell any kind of story and don't really inch the Blackest Night arc forward at all. Worst case scenario was that this issue was just filler and the best case scenario was that this was fun to flip through as a good, nice looking romp. Neither case is particularly good when you are winding up the publisher's major storyline.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Scalped #36

March 27th, 2010 12:36pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Scalped #36Scalped #36
Vertigo (DC Comics)
Aaron & Furno

Scalped takes a diversion from the main story as we deal with a two part story about Shunka, Red Crow's right hand man. Shunka has been one of the most mysterious characters throughout this series. His most defining quality seems to be that he suspects Dash as being an FBI agent. However, this issue completely changes that notion. It's a good story that shows the strength of the writer because he can take any piece of this universe and make a story that is engaging and compelling. This is a good issue that leads to what is sure to be a fantastic finish next issue and add roots for future stories with Shunka.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Green Lantern Corps #46

March 20th, 2010 7:09pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Green Lantern Corps #46Green Lantern Corps #46
DC Comics
Tomasi, Gleason & Buchman

Green Lantern Corps wraps up its involvement in Blackest Night this issue with a thirty page, four dollar comic book. On the surface the comic provides a lot of action and a massive display of artwork between amazingly detailed penciling and some precise and bright coloring. However, the issue is a microcosm of what the event has become over the last few months. It's apparent there isn't enough story to fill out the duration of the event and even the strongest title, Green Lantern Corps, is spinning its wheels here at the end. This was a terribly disappointing issue.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Superman 80 Page Giant #1

March 20th, 2010 3:02pm by ComicList Email

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Superman 80 Page Giant #1Superman 80 Page Giant #1
DC Comics
Raicht, Wilson III, Immonen, Zonjic, McCool, Camp, McCallum, Shoyket, Hall, Lopez, Hoskin, Silva, Ryan and Henry

DC's anthology about the Man of Steel hits shelves at a whopping $5.99 delivering a decent page count over seven, ten page stories from largely fresh (or even unknown) talent. This particular collection doesn't seem to have much of a common theme as seen in the Batman 80 pager back in December, but it does offer a decent read about Superman and some of his supporting characters. The two biggest drawbacks are the price tag page count ratio. There are really only 70 pages of content not 80. The absence of a big time villain is a minor quibble as this comic doesn't contain Luthor, Doomsday or any of the other usual suspects except one at the very end. The best part of the comic is watching the newer talent take on a bigger property. There's some good stuff in here.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Batman And Robin #10

March 13th, 2010 5:45pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Batman And Robin #10Batman and Robin #10
DC Comics
Morrison, Clarke & Hanna

The beginning of the return of Bruce Wayne seems to have begun in this issue. Dick Grayson (as Batman) and Bruce's son, Damian (as Robin), begin to unravel the mystery of what kinds of clues Bruce left behind in the past as to his whereabouts. It's a very clever issue that really puts on display how a detective would go about solving this mystery. The issue doesn't contain a lot of action but is still a great Batman read nonetheless.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Blackest Night #7

February 27th, 2010 2:43pm by ComicList Email

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Blackest Night #7Blackest Night #7 of 8
DC Comics
Johns, Reis, Albert & Prado

The penultimate chapter in the main mini series continues to move around the pieces for the big finish. The comic book looks great, has some great confrontations and has a lot of loud moments, but its light on story. As has been the case since the beginning of this series (and the satellite titles) seems to not have enough story to fill in the duration, and yet, in the main series the story seem to be leaving out too much story. It's puzzling when you stop to consider the elements of the issue and how they get from point A to C while leaving out point B.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Green Lantern #51

February 20th, 2010 8:07pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Green Lantern #51Green Lantern #51
DC Comics
Johns & Mahnke

Parallax versus Spectre consumes this issue and while it is executed well it feels like it is out of place from the Blackest Night storyline. The issue just has that feel that Parallax was only dropped into the issue for the purposes of having something different fight the Spectre. This seems to be the case the way all of the key players are just swept away by the issue’s end. With that in mind it seems like this type of issue could have taken place almost at any point in time during this event. It seems strange that it would be placed at the end. The artwork is good and helps raise the issue up a level, but ultimately this comic is a good read and not a great one.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Green Lantern Corps #45

February 20th, 2010 6:40pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Green Lantern Corps #45Green Lantern Corps #45
DC Comics
Tomasi, Gleason, Buchman & Champagne

Green Lantern Corps takes a breather from Blackest Night in order to get Guy Gardner's red ring off of his hand in this issue. It's now very clear to me that the Blackest Night storyline has been stretched out much longer than it should have been as this is the last of the three core Blackest Night titles to throw out a filler issue in the middle of the big crossover. It's not to say it's a bad issue at all, but it's a story that could have occurred anywhere else in the post-Sinestro Corps War universe. It's a fine issue but it does pull out a couple of anti-climatic moments to solve some of the plot. It's not a great issue but it is a competent one.

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