Author Archives: Gustavo S Lodi

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“X-Men Red” #10

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

How does a war based on fear and the conception on constant threat can be won? How can a group, fear and hated by a world they are sworn to protect, can win a battle without showing massive amounts of destruction capacity? It is this question that lies at the core of “X-Men Red” #10 […]

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“Heroes in Crisis” #2

By | Nov 1, 2018 | Reviews

A good murder mystery usually presents some core components to lure readers in and to keep them invested throughout the narrative. A complex, often impossible, situation. Suspects and suspicious events. An underlying theme, that seems to be just background noise and pervasiveness, until it raises its head as something more crucial. “Heroes in Crisis” #2 […]

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“Old Lady Harley” #1

By | Oct 25, 2018 | Reviews

Some characters in comics have so much exposure, have become so ingrained in fandom’s consciousness as a presence (rather than an individual) that it becomes harder to tell stories that feel truly unique or that move motivations and development further. Harley Quinn may be this generation’s biggest new example of that, with a seemingly superhero […]

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“Aquaman” #41

By | Oct 19, 2018 | Reviews

Despite its connection to the upcoming “Justice League” ‘Drowned Earth’ crossover, “Aquaman” 41 still falls prey to its recent shortcomings, that of being unable to move past the themes of Arthur as a failed king and Atlantis as a troubled world power. Written by Dan Abnett Pencils by Lan Medina Inked by Vicente Cifuentes Colored […]

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“Hawkman” #5

By | Oct 11, 2018 | Reviews

Some series and characters require a certain passion from their respective creative teams. That is sometimes caused by characters that have been overused, or who have been away from the spotlight for too long, or even those, like Hawkman, that are perceived by readers as “too complex” or whose backstories are too “impenetrable.” This is […]

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“X-Men Black: Magneto” #1

By | Oct 5, 2018 | Reviews

There is an inherent rhythm and pace around issues focused on character studies. They are less about plot, action or overall development, but rather on what makes its lead tick, their core values and challenges. So when Magneto gets such an issue through “X-Men Black: Magneto,” certain styles are to be expected. Compounded to that, […]

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“Doomsday Clock” #7

By | Sep 28, 2018 | Reviews

“Doomsday Clock” is now after its halfway mark and this issue could not be more representative of that. While it still retains its core structure, that of the seminal “Watchmen” series, Johns and Frank seem to intentionally allow new elements in, almost as if a more traditional comic book narrative pervades the “Watchmen-style.” By doing […]

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“Return of Wolverine” #1

By | Sep 20, 2018 | Reviews

After so many teases, mini-series and innuendo, the original Wolverine is finally back on the end of the trilogy that marked his Death and Hunt. But was it really worth the wait? Are there really still new ways to tell compelling stories with one of Marvel’s most known characters? If this first issue is any […]

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“House of Whispers” #1

By | Sep 13, 2018 | Reviews

“House of Whispers” is the second series to launch under the new ‘Sandman Universe’ line by DC, exploring new concepts and ideas that circle around Dream, the Dreaming and the expanded cast of what is considered by many to be comic’s royalty. So does “House of Whispers” truly innovate on top of this mythology, or […]

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“Justice League” #7

By | Sep 6, 2018 | Reviews

Comics are fun. They are stories of the fantastic, of heroes that are paragon’s of justice and villain who are demonstrations of doom. And yet, sometimes writers, artists, and even readers, forget the possibilities of the medium and start being content on telling stories that can be just as well conveyed in another shape or […]

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This Month in Comics: August 2018

By | Sep 4, 2018 | Columns

August is not usually a month that readers associate with big events, crossovers or even major new releases. It’s often the time in-between cons, where the comic book community has just gone through a lot and is waiting for the next big thing to hit. Because of that, it is even more reason to celebrate […]

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