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Book Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Prelude”

*  D Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Prelude is another anthology of GOTG stories, this time put together to promote the upcoming (at the time) film. There is no attempt to form a cohesive story in this book. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Eagle’s Gift”

* * C I really enjoyed Carlos Castaneda’s first two books, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge and  A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan. Unfortunately, The Eagle’s Gift, Castaneda’s sixth book, is not nearly as good. Like … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Avengers” (vol. 1)

* * * B I really enjoyed the first volume of GOTG: Cosmic Avengers, a team up where Iron Man joins the guardians. In this story, the Star Lord’s father is J’Son, the king of the Spartax galactic empire, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Best Story Ever”

* * C Sadly, Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever is not the best story ever. In fact, it is not a story at all. Rather, it is a collection of somewhat randomly selected episodes involving the guardians. Though … Continue reading

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Book Review: “All Star Batman & Robin”

* * * B Frank Miller’s “All Star Batman & Robin” is a single volume that collects the entire series. It retells Robin’s origin story and includes many other DC heroes. I quickly discovered that things were not as I’d … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Star Wars: Han Solo”

* * C “Star Wars: Han Solo” is a graphic novel set between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back. In it, Solo is tasked by Leia to rendezvous with three rebel operatives and extract them, … Continue reading

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Marvel Comics Are Eating Themselves

Occasionally, revisiting a story with a fresh take on it has been known to be a good thing. For example, Marvel’s Ultimates were for the most part superior to the originals. They took the good ideas from the original books, … Continue reading

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