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Geek Goggle Reviews: Flash Gordon Invasion Of The Red Sword #2

May 23rd, 2011 5:46am by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Flash Gordon Invasion Of The Red Sword #2Flash Gordon: Invasion of the Red Sword #2
Ardden Comics
Deneen, Garcia & Haus

The second issue of the second Flash Gordon storyline brings back the second most familiar character (okay, so that's debatable) in the form of the believed-to-be-dead, Ming. However, Ming isn't back to fight, but he's all too happy to hold some people hostage in order to force others to do his bidding. Deneen lathers this issue with multiple subplots sending this story into a ton of different directions. By slowing the pace down and spreading the characters out he's borrowing a page out of Grant Morrison's book by keeping the reader guessing about character's motives while dropping some clues, but at the same time he's throwing in a bit of Paul Levitz with the subplot count. All of this adds up to an intriguing issue that moves this series into a much broader scope. With the recap page giving you everything you need to know there isn't any reason not to pick this issue up.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Uncanny X-Force #10

May 21st, 2011 6:39pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Uncanny X-Force #10Uncanny X-Force #10
Marvel Comics
Remender, Tan, Elson & Mounts

The X-Men franchise has many, many books on the market these days. Ideally, you would want to cover a wide range of stories and characters providing something for everyone. However, generally what you end up with is a lot of comic books that all seem similar and none seem to be very compelling. However, Uncanny X-Force is the beacon of hope. Issue after issue we get a fast moving, dense read that provides complex character relationships and complicated plots while sprinkling in some action to keep the whole thing moving. This issue is another excellent read.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: DMZ #65

May 21st, 2011 4:39pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

DMZ #65DMZ #65
Vertigo Comics (DC Comics)
Wood & Burchielli

As the final few issues of the series gets underway, this issue ends the arc entitled, "Free States Rising" with an unexpected twist. As usual, Wood puts Matty in a spot where readers could be divided about whether or not he's a decent person in a bad situation or just another wheel in the machine that probably deserves a bad ending. He clearly isn't a hero but that doesn't mean he isn't put into positions where he makes decisions that manage to save lives.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Hellboy Being Human

May 15th, 2011 3:29pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Hellboy Being HumanHellboy: Being Human #1
Dark Horse Comics
Mignola & Corben

Hellboy delivers some of the best, self-enclosed, one shots out there today and "Being Human" is no different. The story isn't overly complex and doesn't try to overwhelm the reader with too much information jammed into twenty two pages. Instead, the issue pairs Hellboy with an interesting character from his history and tells a fun and entertaining story. I can't imagine a better selling factor for someone looking to read a comic book.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: PunisherMAX #13

May 15th, 2011 2:32pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

PunisherMAX #13PunisherMax #13
MAX Comics (Marvel Comics)
Aaron, Dillon & Hollingsworth

PunisherMax moves into the second part of the arc titled, "Frank". It's no secret that this is one of best books I read each month and this issue is simply no different. However, this issue manages to bring a couple of new things to the table from the previous dozen PunisherMax books which makes this issue stand out a bit more than usual. Jason Aaron continues to break his way into new ground for a character that seemed tapped when Garth Ennis ended his run a few years ago. This is just a great read all around.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Elephantmen #31

May 14th, 2011 5:41pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Elephantmen #31Elephantmen #31
Image Comics
Starkings, Medellin, Roshell & Cook

Elephantmen number thirty-one continues with part two of the "Man and Elephantmen" storyline with another excellent read. The issue picks up virtually immediately after the events of the previous issue which saw Miki seduce Hip. However, this issue branches off quickly as it visits more of the females in the series and throws another couple of wrinkles into the overall storyline. This series just keeps churning out quality issue after quality issue while managing to take the reader on a roller coaster ride in the process.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Moriarty The Dark Chamber #1

May 14th, 2011 5:32pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Moriarty The Dark Chamber #1Moriarty: The Dark Chamber #1
Image Comics
Corey, Diecidue & Lanphear

Moriarty: The Dark Chamber is exactly what it sounds like – Sherlock Holmes' chief adversary in a dark world. However, Sherlock is long dead and Moriarty has been going through a bit of an identity crisis without him. Living a relatively normal life, Moriarty gets new direction as a mystery begins to unravel involving Holmes' long lost brother. Moriarty reenters the criminal underworld to less than welcoming arms. It's a good first issue that is filled cover to cover with story and a deep plot. The issue takes off in the last few pages to try to ensure the reader will return. Overall, it's a good start to this series.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Atomic Robo And The Deadly Art Of Science #5

May 8th, 2011 3:53pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Atomic Robo And The Deadly Art Of Science #5Atomic Robo: Deadly Art of Science #5 of 5
Red5 Comics
Clevinger, Wegener, Pattison & Powell

The latest arc of Atomic Robo wraps up with a loud and fun issue. With Robo and friends in deep trouble they receive help from an unlikely source as the two big adversaries finally go head to head. As always it's a fun issue that doesn't do anything except entertain the reader page after page.

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The Acronyms List

AR -
Ask retailer for price
BD -
Blu-ray Disc
Collectible card game
CD -
Compact disc
Digital versatile disc
Free Comic Book Day
GN -
Graphic novel
HC -
HD -
High definition
Living Card Game
Mass market paperback
Polyvinyl chloride
Role playing game
SC -
To be determined
Trading card game
TP -
Trade paperback
Upper Deck Authenticated
Walt Disney Classics Collection
WS -

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