Comic Book Reviews
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER Comic Book Review

Apologies in advance to my husband, but I have a confession to make: I’m in love with Captain America. Which is surprising even to me because when I was younger, Captain America was never my favorite Marvel superhero. As a ma...


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Robert Kirkman’s OUTCAST #1-3 Comic Book Review

Anybody out there who knows anything about the current landscape of comic books should know the name Robert Kirkman. Besides creating and writing THE WALKING DEAD for who knows how many years now, Kirkman is responsible for one...


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ORIGIN II Mini-Series Comic Book Review

Warning: Major spoilers ahead!! One would not expect a trip into the past of one of the most violent characters in the Marvel Universe to be sunshine and roses, so it’s not a surprise that ORIGIN II, the second mini series ab...



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Hidden Gems: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY

How many times do I have to say it, people?  I am a diehard fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  It was the sci-fi/fantasy property that I immediately latched onto in childhood and, throughout the years, I have found tim...


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CYCLOPS #1 Comic Book Review

I can say with 100% confidence that I am one of Cyclops’ #1 fans! I grew up adoring him in the comics, marveled at his awesomeness in the 90’s Fox cartoon, and he was always my #1 choice when my friends and I busted...


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BLACK SCIENCE VOL.1: HOW TO FALL FOREVER Comic Book Review

BLACK SCIENCE VOL. 1: HOW TO FALL FOREVER (collecting issues #1-6) starts off with two scientists desperately attempting to escape through an alien landscape from humanoid frog soldiers who alternate between firing off primitiv...



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DAREDEVIL (2014) #1 Comic Book Review

I will be honest with you and say that I’ve been ‘blind’ to the Daredevil comics for the past few years. I have a very basic grasp on the character. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the characte...


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ELEKTRA #1 (2014) Comic Book Review

I grew up in New Jersey and then I moved to San Francisco.  My parents treated me like an angel. I remember once, I had to get 8 needles shot into my big toe… That’s pretty tragic, right? Oh!  I once got engaged and t...


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ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #1 Comic Book Review

Maybe yer like me. An old man. If so, the words ‘All-New’ in front of anything will scare you more than Ebenezer Laughton with a fleshlight under his chin (He’d be Marvel’s Scarecrow). However, you’...



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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (2014) Comic Book Review

Peter Parker is back!! And… he’s naked… Alright, nerds.  Is it safe to assume that, if you’re reading this article, you know that Doc Ock squirmed his little ‘bowl cut’ of a brain into the head ...


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SHE HULK (2014) #1-3 Comic Book Review

Charles Soule and Javier Pulido’s SHE HULK delves into an area of the Marvel Universe that I find extremely appealing.  I am always interested in a book that offers a different perspective on an already highly establish...


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SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 & Series Review

WARNING!  MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 and the entire series, so read on if you dare, my little Spider-Bots! The dude’s got a major motion picture coming out next month.  You really think Peter Park...



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TMNT: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION – VOl. 1 Comic Book Review

In case you haven’t realized it yet based on the bulk of my previous posts for NERD, I’m something of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nut. Sure, Batman may rank as my all-time favorite comic book hero, but TMNT is my...


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SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1 Comic Book Review

When it comes to the original television properties created by Writer/Producer/Director Joss Whedon (THE AVENGERS), you can be sure of one thing: they will find a way to survive long after they have left the airwaves.  ANGEL a...


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ORIGIN II #1 Comic Book Review

When the first ORIGIN series was released way back in 2001, I was delighted to finally get a look at Logan’s shadowy past, and the book certainly didn’t disappoint. Now, for the majority of my adolescent years, Wolverine wa...



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SEX Vol. 1 Comic Book Review

DISCLAIMER:  This post will deal with some pretty graphic sexual content and imagery. Viewer discretion is advised. I’m sorry, but… Doctor Doom would totally be getting a blow job every time The Avengers raid his c...


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MS. MARVEL #1 (2014) Comic Book Review

When Marvel announced a few months ago that the new Ms. Marvel was going to be Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager who is also Muslim, there were mixed reactions. I read and heard sentiments of excitement, as well as tho...


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SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN Vol. 1 Comic Book Review

I was a tattooer for 10 years and people always ask me, “How did you practice when you were first starting out?” They’re always shocked when I respond, “On people.” Unfortunately, that’s the ...



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THE PUNISHER #1 (2014) Comic Book Review

I’ve always liked The Punisher. He’s so simple yet can be made complicated if the right writer comes along. And to me, at the very least, he’s just a dude out for revenge who has a thirst for blood. Same reaso...


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BLACK WIDOW #1 Comic Book Review

A few weeks ago, James Sime (owner of Isotope Comics in San Francisco) posted this on his Facebook account: “Just had a nice visit from Dave Chappelle (he has a show down the street tonight). Cool guy! We nerded out about...