My Childhood Super Powers

SuperPowersALLI love 80’s toys because they contain my first real memory of using my imagination to adventure in a galaxy far, far away. When I was four years old, my family and I lived in a tiny one-room apartment known around town as the “roach motel.”

Thanks to my mother, who didn’t want her son to comprehend the gravity of our impoverished situation, I was introduced to a strange visitor from another planet who could make tall leaps in a single bound. His name was Superman, courtesy of Kenner’s Super Powers. Continue reading “My Childhood Super Powers”

Superman Unchained #9 Review

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Superman Unchained #9| Writer: Scott Snyder  | Artist: Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Scott Williams | Colorists: Alex Sinclair, John Kalisz | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $4.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

With several publishing delays, drastic character changes (Lex Luthor being a member of the Justice League), and the Superman ongoing series getting a new superstar creative team in the form of Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr, it was obvious that Superman Unchained wasn’t long for this world, even though it has been the quintessential telling of the Man of Steel’s exploits in the New 52. Continue reading “Superman Unchained #9 Review”

Superman Unchained #8 Review

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Superman Unchained #8  | Writer: Scott Snyder | Artists: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen | Colorist: Alex Sinclair | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

Scott Snyder has done a fantastic job of giving Superman some opposition in Wraith that has taken him to his physical and mental limits.

Their give and take with one another over the course of events in Unchained has shown Wraith big brothering Superman, to a degree. You knew that their ideologies were going to create a rift in their “relationship” and that they would eventually come to blows. Continue reading “Superman Unchained #8 Review”

Superman Dishes Out Some Injustice

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Gods Among Us Year 2 chronicles Superman’s tyrannical reign while the remaining forces of good plot from the shadows to overthrow the once christened Earth’s greatest hero. Year one highlighted the Man of Steel’s thirst for power as personal tragedy pushed him to the breaking point. Now that he’s obtained power through his own brand of law and order, we get to see how he keeps it all intact.

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Man of Steel Review

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It is hard for me not to be romantic when talking about Superman. He was the first comic book I ever read, the first action figure I ever owned, and often times, I’ve felt like a strange visitor from another planet. Superman inspires me like no other because he is the ultimate clutch player that comes through when things are at their worst. Needless to say, I had been eagerly anticipating the release of Man of Steel for over a year now, and I finally got to see it on opening night; and it is an epic film that captures who Superman needed to be in 2013.

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Action Comics #19 Review

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Action Comics #19 | Writer: Andy Diggle | Art: Tony S. Daniel, Batt | Colors: Tomeu Morey | Letters: Carlos M. Manqual | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $3.99 | From my column @ Forces of Geek.com

 

Now, this is what I’m talking about! Smashing giant robots and some great interactions between Lois and Clark make this the Superman book we should have got when the New 52 began. The ongoing Superman series is a cluster&%#$@, Grant Morrison’s run on Action Comics had its hits and misses, and he borders on being an arrogant frat boy in Justice League.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us #3 and #4 Review

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Injustice: Gods Among Us #3  | Writer: Tom Taylor | Art: Jheremy Raapack | Colors: Andrew Elder | Letters: Wes Abbott |Publisher: DC Comics | Price: 99¢ | 

Tom Taylor hasn’t pulled a single punch in this video game prequel. In Fact, in this issue, he has thrown an armada of over hand rights to the jaw with the latest developments building towards a world of injustice. Lex Luther is usually the guilty party trying to destroy Superman through physical means with various LexCorp gadgets. The Joker, on the other hand, plays a different game and test the mettle of the Man of Steel like never before.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us #2 Review

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Injustice: Gods Among Us #2 | Writer: Tom Taylor | Art: Jheremy Raapack | Colors: Andrew Elder | Letters: Wes Abbott |Publisher: DC Comics | Price: 99¢ | From my column THE PULL LIST @Forces of Geek.com

 

The events in the last issue and in this one are pushing Superman towards a fall from grace in the worst possible way. Friends are dying, loved ones are in peril and The Joker is holding all of the cards.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us #1 Review

INJUSTICE COVER #1v3_CropInjustice: Gods Among Us #1 |Writer: Tom Taylor |Art: Jheremy Raapack |Colors: Andrew Elder |Letters: Wes Abbott |Publisher: DC Comics | Price: .99¢ | From my column THE PULL LIST @Forces of Geek.com

Injustice: Gods Among Us” is one of the most anticipated video games of 2013. The games plot is centered on the superhero versus superhero saga in the midst a new world order. This weekly digital release is a prequel that takes place five years before the events in the game.

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Superman: Earth One Volume 2 Review

Superman: Earth One Volume 2 | Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Art: Shane Davis | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $22.99

 

Superman, the pop culture icon who inspired a generation with truth, justice, and the American way, is too boring and unrealistic for people today. I understand that argument. He solves the world’s problems with an ease that borders on arrogance. It’s hard to relate to this perfect being that has all the answers. DC Comics attempted to make him more relatable in the new 52 by creating a slightly less powerful version of the original that comes across as a punk kid instead of Earth’s greatest hero. Michael Straczynski has brilliantly composed a story about a budding hero who is trying to find his place in the world.

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