Author Archives: Gustavo S Lodi

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“Wonder Twins” #1

By | Feb 14, 2019 | Reviews

“Wonder Twins” manages to be, at the same time, a comic one can use to bring new readers to the medium, and a celebration of how comics influenced other media and feeds into its own loop. Great art, great characters, light, and yet relevant… this one is quite the surprise. Written by Mark Russell Illustrated […]

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“Uncanny X-Men” #11

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

The past is, once again, prologue. With a main story that wastes no time on reintroducing two seminal mutants to the X-Men and explaining what this series’s mission statement will be, Rosenberg, Larroca and team deliver an excellent first issue. Written by Matthew Rosenberg Illustrated by Salvador Larroca, John McCrea & Juana Ramírez Colored by […]

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“Heroes in Crisis” #5

By | Feb 1, 2019 | Reviews

“Heroes in Crisis” reaches the halfway mark and the two main intentions on this series become clearer. The combination of a core detective story, with an appealing discussion on trauma, mental disorder and paths to recovery (or lack thereof) make for a complex and interesting package, and one that is better appreciated upon multiple read-throughs. […]

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“Naomi” #1

By | Jan 24, 2019 | Reviews

“Naomi” is the second entry on the Bendis-managed umbrella imprint called ‘Wonder Comics.’ If the first of those delivered on big action, fast-pacing and known characters (“Young Justice”), this series is a much more character-driven, insightful exploration of identity and purpose, despite its superheroic surroundings. Written by Brian Michael Bendis & David F. Walker Illustrated […]

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“Captain Marvel” #1

By | Jan 11, 2019 | Reviews

Captain Marvel returns to her regular series just in time for her big cinematic debut later down this quarter. What Kelly Thompson, Carmen Carnero, and team have come up with is an accessible entry gate for new readers, while still respecting several of Carol’s past adventures and relationships hitting almost all of the right notes. […]

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“Excalibur”

By | Jan 8, 2019 | Reviews

Few series and creators encapsulate an era so well like Chris Claremont’s and Alan Davis’s “Excalibur.” At a time where the mutant dominance of Marvel publishing line was starting to get in full effect, the creative team managed to craft a nook for themselves where characters could focus as much on their relationships as on […]

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“Detective Comics” #995

By | Jan 3, 2019 | Reviews

The team around Tomasi and Mahnke continue to march towards the big milestone by issue 1,000 by focusing on telling a detective story that may or may not have links to the Batman. With beautiful visuals, the story moves forward quickly, but it has still to prove its overall mission statement. Written by Peter Tomasi […]

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“Captain America” #6

By | Dec 21, 2018 | Reviews

As old villains resurface with new strategies, Captain America and his few allies struggle to find an angle they can utilize to avoid the public and media’s perception to be used against the good of the people. But does this issue and arc provide something truly unique, or does it retreat old waters? Written by […]

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“Hawkman” #7

By | Dec 14, 2018 | Reviews

As major revelations are displayed about Carter, his origins, and his overall mythology, Venditti, Hitch and team once again prove how “Hawkman” is one of the best series published by DC today. Written by Robert Venditti Pencilled by Bryan Hitch Inked by Bryan Hitch & Andrew Currie Colored by Jeremiah Skipper Lettered by Starkings & […]

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Aquaman

By | Dec 11, 2018 | Reviews

Aquaman is just as exciting as an action movie as it is in terms of world building and honouring a deep mythology. With a charismatic lead and a supporting cast that all contribute to a cohesive story, it draws viewers to the depths of the world and never lets go. Aquaman can talk to fish. […]

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“The Green Lantern” #2

By | Dec 6, 2018 | Reviews

With this sophomore issue, “The Green Lantern” gradually makes its core plot thickens, placing Hal Jordan in the middle of a mystery that is testing his stamina both as a Green Lantern, but especially as a beat cop. With a combination of the traditional tropes readers have come to expect from Grant Morrison and some […]

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