This Week In Comics: 8/22/12

This week in comics, I finally read the newest Avengers Vs. X-Men and realize that I wish I hadn’t, Before Watchmen gets naked with Dr. Manhattan, and I, Vampire has a game-changing twelvth issue that will leave you clamoring for more.

This is what happens to people who don’t read I, Vampire.

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This Week In Comics: 6/27/2012

This week in comics, Before Watchmen: Nite Owl shows us why we should have feared this whole silly prequel business more, Abnett & Lanning launch a new superhero book for Boom! and two of Gotham’s many, many massive criminal conspiracies clash in All-Star Western.  Would you like to know more?

Everyone is super hostile to the kindly old man inviting them all into his house. It’s like a gritty retelling of The Sandlot.

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DC New 52 – One Sentence Reviews, Part 16

As foreshadowed last week, I’m still playing catch-up on my comic book reading/reviewing, but here is last week’s (the final week of the #4 issues) New 52 One Sentence Reviews.

Each comic is scored out of five and at the end I have a cumulative leader board (averaging the scores of each title) to show which are consistently excellent, which are on the rise, and which are circling the drain.

I have also reviewed the mini-series issue but it isn’t included in the leaderboard.

Warning, there could be spoilers ahead (although I try to avoid them).

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DC New 52 – One Sentence Reviews, Part 12

Okay, so I’m majorly late with Part 12, but since there aren’t any ongoing New 52 comics this week I thought I’d just roll last week’s and this week’s reviews into a single article.  So, without further ado, here are some one sentence reviews.

Each comic is scored out of five and at the end I have a cumulative leader board (averaging the scores of each title) to show which are consistently excellent, which are on the rise, and which are circling the drain.

I have also reviewed the mini-series issues but they aren’t included in the leaderboard.

Warning, there could be spoilers ahead (although I try to avoid them).

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Review: I, Vampire #2

I, Vampire #2, cover by Jenny Frison

Sometimes, love sucks.  A lot.  Though a culture of romantic comedies and pop music have conditioned us to believe that all you really need is love, we all eventually find out that that’s not really true.  You need a lot of things.  You need food.  You need shelter.  You need, above all I sometimes think, a purpose.  When I left for grad school, I had to break my own heart – and someone else’s – because we both already knew what we wanted in life… and we knew that what we wanted took us down vastly different paths in life.  Having a purpose can hurt, but it’s a big part of the drive that keeps us going every day.

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