Cage Hero: MMA Comic Book Review

When MMA star Randy Couture fought Tim Sylvia in March of 2008, he did so against the wishes of the MMA faithful. People were concerned for his safety as Couture was 43 years old and coming out of retirement to battle the much larger champion who stands at 6 feet, 8 inches, tips the scales at 300 lbs. and is 13 years his junior.

Couture rocked the monstrous Sylvia with his first punch, eight seconds into the fight, and dominated the entire affair in an awe inspiring performance to capture his third UFC Heavyweight Championship. That night, “Captain America” went from hero to legend.
High school student and wrestling sensation Ryder Stone learns about his true destiny when he joins a super-powered team of mixed martial arts fighters and strives to live up to his adopted name, Legend, in the pages of Dynamite Entertainment’s Cage Hero.
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I’ve Been Quoted for a Review!

I’ve been writing comic book reviews at Forces of Geek for almost three years. During that time, I’ve seen my colleagues quoted by various publishers. Well, Dynamite Entertainment quoted me for a review I wrote about the The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Knights graphic novel. Click here to check out my review.

The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Knights Vol 1 TPB Review


The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Knights Vol 1 TPB | Writer: Michael Uslan | Artist: Keith Burns | Colorist: Tony Avina | Cover: Alex Ross | Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment | Price: $19.99 | Release Date: March 12, 2014 | From my column at Forces of

Team ups in comics are nothing new. However, the way Michael Uslan does it brings style and guile to a great premise featuring two classic pulp heroes. The Shadow and Green Hornet are no strangers to deep-rooted conspiracies and it’s their similar personality that makes them a perfect combination to foil a history altering plot.

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Believe the Hype for Red Sonja #1


Red Sonja #1 | Writer: Gail Simone |Artist: Walter Geovani | Colors: Adriano Lucas | Letters: Simon Bowland | Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment | Price: $3.99 | From my column @ Forces of

Gail Simone is one of the more respected names in the industry whose reported firing from DC Comics’ Batgirl title sparked such fan outrage that she was hired back a few days later.

Simone’s take on the red-headed She-Devil generated a lot of buzz going into this past Wednesday.

After journeying through twenty-four pages of superb storytelling and fierce imagery, I’m here to tell you, believe the hype.

Red Sonja’s slightly refreshed origin story wastes no time in setting up a plot where the beautiful barbarian is charged with repaying a life debt.

What makes this moment poignant is how Sonja is portrayed as an unapologetic badass.

There was a fun moment where three would-be thieves attempt to pillage Sonja’s belongings. She is completely unfazed by this and draws the ire of the more daring thief by refusing to engage the trio because she doesn’t want to get blood on her horse. The blood splattering artwork of Walter Geovani shows how exquisite a sword through the head can look.

“I can teach them tactics. I can’t teach them WAR” is Sonja’s motivation as she serves the king who granted her salvation to prevent the slaughter of a kingdom. In my humble opinion, there aren’t enough comic books featuring female leads.

This ongoing series is another great example of why there should be more, and the talents of Gail Simone is the perfect archetype to improve a glaring need.

Grade: A

Dueling Review of Masks #1 & 2: The Comic Book Cross Over You’ve Been Waiting For

Masks #1 | Writer: Chris Roberson| Art: Alex Ross | Colors: Alex Ross| Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment | Price: $3.99


Dynamite Entertainment has been putting out some highly entertaining books over the last couple of years. Despite this, they don’t get too much love compared to the other independent publishers. There have been so many titles over the last twelve months that were razor close of being my pick of the week and it’s only fitting that the collaboration of Roberson and Ross finally brings Dynamite to the forefront.

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