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Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #2  Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick  Artist: Gene Ha  Just like in Book One, this second issue’s artwork is beautiful. Gene Ha is able to establish an his Amazonian style and add to the majestically art from Phil Jimenez in book one. This issue focuses more on a young Hippolyta and her journey of finding herself and in turn, becoming a true Amazon. The Amazonian  history is at the forefront of this title, which is refreshing to experience, especially with the flat storytelling of the current Trial of Amazons event. It is very immersive and transformative -...

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Alice Ever After #1 Writer: Dan Panosian Artist: Giorgio Spaletta and Dan Panosian In a follow up to Lewis Carroll’s classic books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, writer Dan Panosian gives us an unexpected tale of what became of Alice since her journey to Wonderland as a young girl. As narrated, quite unexpectedly, by Alice’s cats (Kitty and Snowdrop), we find Alice grown up, living a less than idyllic life, essentially working for a drug peddler to get her next fix of pills, which she uses to escape back to Wonderland.  A disappointment to not only...

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Hulk Grand Design: Monster! Writer: Jim Rugg Artist: Jim Rugg From the Gamma explosion that turned Robert Bruce Banner into The Hulk, to his days as a founding member of The Avengers, his struggles to control the monster within and his involvement in the first Secret Wars, this first issue covers events from Hulk issue 1 through 300, in a fun crash course of Hulk history. The Leader, Abomination, M.O.D.O.K., and even his fellow heroes all seem to contribute to the Hulk’s loneliness and anger. Like the X-Men Grand Design books by Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg gives both a condensed,...

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Wolverine: Patch #1, Marvel Comics Writer: Larry Hama Artist: Andrea Di Vito Set during Wolverine’s fan favorite Madripoor era, when Logan went by the alias “Patch” and co-owned The Princess Bar with Tyger Tiger, this series is also written by Wolverine veteran writer Larry Hama. After a client makes a request that Patch look into suspicious activity in the jungles surrounding Madripoor, Patch dives into the mission (literally), and quickly discovers that there’s more going on than meets the eye.  Complete with Patch’s pilot pal Archie, a visit with old school Nick Fury, and featuring a shady organization doing evil...

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Carnage #1, Marvel Comics Writer: Ram V Artist: Francesco Manna Continuing from the events of the Carnage Forever one shot, the Carnage Symbiote is still on its own following the King in Black crossover, and a serial killer is trying to get the Symbiote’s attention. Leaving clues for Carnage, the killer seeks to become his next host. Meanwhile, a Detective is on the killer’s trail, and is fast getting in over his head, while Carnage has his own grand schemes. Complete with a backup by industry veterans David Michelinie and Ron Lim, Carnage issue 1 shows a lot of promise...

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