Sunday, January 31, 2016
Set between issues 4 and 5 of DP7 this comic is a neat way to tell new stories of the DP7 group.
While on the run from the clinic,the group stops a big brawl in a biker bar. Which attracts the attention of a Native American from a local rez.
Seems him and his sister both developed powers during The White Event.And her power is she can raise the dead.
So her brother want's the DP7 to help him fight off his sister and her army of zombie like creatures.
There is a big fight. And of course the DP7 win.
Now I have read all the other issues of this series. But I am wondering how much sense this would make to someone that hasn't.
Untold Tales of the New Universe #01 gets a borrow.
PUBLISHER-Dark Circle Comics an Imprint of Archie Comics
The hood is trying to facing a group of petty criminals. And does manage to get the upper hand. But not before some of them steal his motorcycle.
Most of the issue is about him dealing with the aftermath of this fight. His struggle to stay clean and keep his fellow police officers and his therapist from knowing he is being the Black Hood again.
The art is gorgeous as always. And fits the mood of the book.And Duane Swierczynski has quickly become one of my favorite authors.With his blending hardboiled crime fiction and a very pulp like masked hero comic.
Between this,Afterlife with Archie,Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and the revamped Archie and Jughead titles,Arcie comics has in less than a year become one of the best comic publishers.
The Black Hood #08 gets a Buy!
So some kind of goblin looking demons have come out of the librarian's head and Dr Strange's magic is acting strange.
Holy fuck is this good. Aaron has managed to take what made Lee/Ditko's Dr Strange tales so good. And put his own twist on them while staying true to Dr Stranges core.
Chris Bachalo's art is so good. Been a fan of his since I saw his art on the first Death mini series from Vertigo.And he is a great artist for Dr Strange.
Dr Strange #02 gets BUY!
So now the demon possessed Narda has merged with the castle and is on a rampage. Mandrake is trying to come up with and plan. And decides to get some advice from his partner Lothar. And after a talk with Lothar he figures out how to stop this demon.
And he does manage to stop it. But in the process Narda dies. So while Mandrake won he suffered a great loss.
With the delays and stuff I get the feeling this is the last of the King Feature heroes we will see from Dynamite. What I have read from this line is well done. But sadly it seems like the sale figures just aren't there.
Mandrake the Magician #04 gets a borrow.
After a long delay issue 3 came out. Mandrake is trapped in the dungeon of his now former wife. Who is head of the Cobra.
And while Mandrake is trying to escape Narda is gaining more power from a demon. Who ends up taking over her body.
Mandrake and his newish sidekick escape the dungeon and make it to the throne room. But it is too late the demon has possessed Narda.
While the story is good. The art,which changed from the last 2 issues,is good.But the change from the more cartoonish style of the previous 2 issues to this way more realistic style is jarring. I am assuming whoever did the first two issues got behind and that is why the long wait happened.
Mandrake the Magician #03 gets a borrow.
So our heroes stage a last stand against The American Spirit. And win.
Really hard to say much about this issue. It feels like Ellis ended his story and left it totally open for someone to carry on or just ignore it and reboot Project Superpowers again.
Project Superpowers Blackcross #06 gets a borrow.
In this the penultimate issue I think Ellis finally reveals how this is connected to the previous Project Superpowers series.
Seems while trapped in Pandora's Box the heroes realized they could escape to another Earth. One with no heroes. But that had versions of themselves. So they are trying to come over and take over their other selves bodies.
And The American Spirit is trying to prevent them from escaping. Kind of like how in the first series he is the one that trapped the heroes in the box.
Project Superpowers Blackcross #05 gets a BUY!
The guy from issue one who set himself on fire returns. Right as Black Terror and Lady Satan are trying to figure out how to dispose of a body. Seems the guy is now possessed by the Flame.
And another agent gets attacked by the American Spirit.But the big thing is the deputy cop gets visited and I assumed possessed by the Women in Red. Who seems to say all the heroes are stuck in a prison,and this American Spirit that is coming is a kind of prison guard.
This is making me think that maybe this is all happening while the heroes were stuck in Pandora's Box in the first Project Superpowers series.
Project Superpowers Blackcross #04 gets a buy.
The agent reveals to the local cops the secret about the Black Terror analogue. WHo leaves the hospital with Lady Satan.
Then we cut to an old abandoned mansion. With a very Bruce Waynish man coming home after being gone for years studying abroad. He is contacted by who I must assume is the Green Lama.And allows Lama to take over his body.
Back at the medium who Lady Satan has possessed home,her boyfriend returns and attacks Rob AKA Black Terror. Which causes BT to punch the guy's jaw off.
So half way thru this series and I seem to have gotten a decent amount of the plot. The art this time seemed to have a bit more detail.
Project Superpowers Blackcross #03 gets a Buy.