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I'm not even going to hedge my backhanded commentary here: I LOVE saying "I told you so" to whiny, entitled fandoms comprised of man-children. Reading this issue was like exorcising the collective demon of the dregs of popular culture.

See my issue 1 review.

Captain America: Steve Rogers #2

By: Nick Spencer, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jun 29, 2016

As Steve battles a resurgent Hydra more dangerous than ever before, he must confront a ghost from his past!

Inklings dropped Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin from their pull list Jun 28, 2016

Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin

Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star...they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. It's been a few years since Obi-Wan pledged to train the young "chosen one," but even as they have grown closer thro...

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Inklings dropped DC Universe: Rebirth from their pull list Jun 28, 2016

DC Universe: Rebirth

It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don't say we didn't warn you!
THEY SAID IT: "Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe," says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creati...

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Inklings dropped Batman: Rebirth from their pull list Jun 28, 2016

Batman: Rebirth

Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King!
EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

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Inklings dropped Superman: Rebirth from their pull list Jun 28, 2016

Superman: Rebirth

The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane?
IT BEGINS: Now it's Clark's turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman's son-and why?

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Inklings dropped Star Wars Special: C-3PO from their pull list Jun 28, 2016

Star Wars Special: C-3PO

• Follow everyone's favorite protocol droid as he Journeys to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in this special one-shot leading up to his appearance in the film! Just how did Threepio get a red arm, anyway? Find out here as the blockbuster creative team of James Robinson and Tony Harris of DC's Starman reunite for the first time in nearly tw...

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Inklings dropped Green Lanterns: Rebirth from their pull list Jun 28, 2016

Green Lanterns: Rebirth

Creative powerhouse Geoff Johns puts the ring on again as he, cowriter Sam Humphries and artist Ethan Van Sciver debut a new era of emerald greatness! Rookie Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz tackle the universe's toughest beat: Earth.
HOT TICKET: Geoff and Ethan brought Hal Jordan to epic status with the original GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH...

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Inklings dropped Star Wars: Kanan from their pull list Jun 28, 2016

Star Wars: Kanan

• Kanan Jarrus--in STAR WARS REBELS, he's a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost...but years before, at the height of the Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Cl...

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Inklings dropped Green Arrow: Rebirth from their pull list Jun 28, 2016

Green Arrow: Rebirth

Together again for the first time, the Emerald Archer meets Black Canary. Questioning everything Green Arrow believes in, Dinah Lance throws the hero's world upside down, forcing him to question what he cares about more: his morals or his money?
BULLSEYE: "Readers are aching for the reunion of Green Arrow and Black Canary, and we're finally goi...

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Inklings reviewed Star Wars: Lando #1 Jun 6, 2016
9.0

You know what? Screw it. I'm gonna gush about this one. LANDO #1 is exactly what these Star Wars ought to be: rejuvenating, fresh looks at old staples. This comic is the perfect blend between old and new: the used universe feel, everything that Lando does and says, Lobot playing an outstanding straight man to Lando's exuberance, that's all here. But we get a much denser, deeper, grittier, and even more

Star Wars: Lando #1

By: Charles Soule, Alex Maleev
Released: Jul 8, 2015

You know him...you love him...now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own comic book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship...but...

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Inklings reviewed Star Wars: Princess Leia #5 Jun 6, 2016
4.5

These Star Wars limited series have been systematically creating startling, brilliant premises and doing everything in their power to tear them down in the end. For examples of this, one need look no further than Princess Leia (though, Obi-Wan and Anakin also ended with a surprisingly loud thud, perhaps more resounding than this one). Someone at Marvel didn't want this thing to get expanded upon. more

Star Wars: Princess Leia #5

By: Mark Waid, Terry Dodson
Released: Jul 1, 2015

LAST STAND IN THE NAME OF ALDERAAN!
•  The rebel Princess leads her people against the Empire!
•  The conclusion to Leia's most personal mission!
Rated T
Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Lt...

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Inklings reviewed Star Wars: Princess Leia #4 Jun 6, 2016
7.5

This issue leaves me far more satisfied than its immediate predecessor, even if it is a bit structurally askew. The various plotlines are garbled by some sudden, jarring jumps between pages. All that aside, though, the story itself is fairly easy to understand, while also reaping some nice benefits. We're finally seeing Leia's initiative and her self-sacrifice being acknowledged by Evaan. Leia her more

Star Wars: Princess Leia #4

By: Mark Waid, Terry Dodson
Released: Jun 3, 2015

• The Empire is rounding up fugitive Alderaanians...
•  ...that doesn't sit well with their Princess.
•  But what can one woman do against an Empire?

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Inklings reviewed Star Wars: Princess Leia #3 Jun 6, 2016
6.5

A considerable drop in quality from the previous two issues. The resolution involving the Preserver and her atitude towards her Princess Leia is rushed to a bad end. I'm not sure where her burst of sudden allegiance (and enthusiastic trust) sprang from, but it certainly wasn't the script. Lots of big, loud battles and shaky coincidences, but I'm intrigued to see where the main plot goes from here more

Star Wars: Princess Leia #3

By: Mark Waid, Terry Dodson
Released: Apr 29, 2015

• Leia's mission leads to the underground world of Sullust!
•  The Empire's forces are on her trail and gaining!
•  Join the galaxy's toughest Princess on a quest to save her people!
Rated T
Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustra...

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Inklings reviewed Star Wars: Princess Leia #2 Jun 5, 2016
8.5

Mark Waid is an undisputed talent; his script here is witty, naturalistic, and perhaps most important, Lucas-esque while not being an expository bludgeon like in the Prequels. Thus, we're given a fun, funny, intriguing, and emotional romp through a galaxy far, far away without skipping a beat. You can pick this up after watching A New Hope and not find a seam, the writing is that stylistically att more

Star Wars: Princess Leia #2

By: Mark Waid, Terry Dodson
Released: Mar 18, 2015

• When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire-th...

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Inklings reviewed Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 Jun 5, 2016
9.0

The opening portion of this issue had me perplexed. Han and Luke's characters seemed a bit off. Luke was too childish, too dependent and inane, which is not what I would expect from him post-Yavin. And Han seems every bit as unnecessary here as Chewie; a wall of gruff to bounce jokes off of. And as much as I came to enjoy her character later in the issue, Princess Leia felt more like an arrogant p more

Star Wars: Princess Leia #1

By: Mark Waid, Terry Dodson
Released: Mar 4, 2015

• When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire-the destr...

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8.5

A thoroughly satisfying conclusion to Shattered Empire, issue #4 gives me what I've desperately needed since the opening page of issue #1: Luke being awesome. And thankfully, Checchetto's style can do more than bombastic spaceship battles. He can do Jedi lightsaber action just as well. This issue opens up to some interesting Force-related worldbuilding, albeit a bit late in this limited series. It more

Star Wars: Shattered Empire #4

By: Greg Rucka, Marco Checchetto
Released: Oct 21, 2015

• Concluding the first new-canon comic tale set between episodes VI and VII!
• As the Empire Shatters around them, Rebel heroes fight for a better tomorrow!
• Greg Rucka (Punisher, Cyclops, Wolverine) and Marco Checchetto (Punisher, Avengers World) take us into the more recent long, long time ago!

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8.0

Kes Dameron is back and manages to do some stuff, but my ongoing nagging criticism isn't really addressed here: this series is supposed to be operating as both a continuity-fleshing, connective piece filling out some of the fictive tissue between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, while also giving us a look at the Dameron lineage. The former part is done masterfully, and while Shara Bey ha more

Star Wars: Shattered Empire #3

By: Greg Rucka, Marco Checchetto
Released: Oct 14, 2015

• Concluding the first new-canon comic tale set between episodes VI and VII!
• As the Empire Shatters around them, Rebel heroes fight for a better tomorrow!
• Greg Rucka (Punisher, Cyclops, Wolverine) and Marco Checchetto (Punisher, Avengers World) take us into the more recent long, long time ago!

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7.5

Not quite as gobsmacking good as the first issue, but it's hard to follow up near perfection. The Emperor's Messenger is a cool new element, carrying lots of implications for Sidious' political designs (even post mortem). The issue further propels readers through the intrigues of a post-Endor galaxy, exploring how propagands and military tactics work in an intergalactic Imperial regime breaking ap more

Star Wars: Shattered Empire #2

By: Greg Rucka, Marco Checchetto
Released: Oct 7, 2015

For the first time in the new Star Wars canon, journey with us into the time after the end of Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (PUNISHER, WOLVERINE, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star into the chaos of a Shattered Empire.

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9.0

Let's get this out of the way first: Checchetto's compositions are absolutely gorgeous here. It is not hyperbolic to compare them to those big, bombastic ensembles that Rembrandt was fond of. Every panel here could be its own poster, its own oil canvas. And all that serves to tell a story that's almost equally as impressive. Poe Dameron's parents are written into this story almost seamlessly. It's more

Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1

By: Greg Rucka, Marco Checchetto
Released: Sep 9, 2015

For the first time in the new Star Wars canon, journey with us into the time after the end of Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (PUNISHER, WOLVERINE, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star into the chaos of a Shattered Empire.

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Inklings reviewed The Revisionist #1 Jun 3, 2016
8.0

"The Revisionist" is a book I approached with great trepidation. Mainly because "Ivar, Timewalker" hasn't been off shelves for two months, and already a new time travel noir wants to take its place as king of time travel SF in comics? Well, besides the poor timing of this comic's launch, nearly all that trepidation melted away as I read this first issue. This is a highly original work that functio more

The Revisionist #1

By: Frank Barbiere, Garry Brown
Released: Jun 1, 2016

New series! How far would you go to save reality? Martin Monroe is The Revisionist-a time-traveling assassin tasked with repairing our fractured timeline.  Forced to place his trust in his estranged father, Martin will have to overcome his troubled past to save the future-but can he live with his decisions?

Join the all-star cre...

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Inklings added The Revisionist to their pull list Jun 3, 2016

The Revisionist

New series! How far would you go to save reality? Martin Monroe is The Revisionist-a time-traveling assassin tasked with repairing our fractured timeline.  Forced to place his trust in his estranged father, Martin will have to overcome his troubled past to save the future-but can he live with his decisions?

Join the all-star cre...

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Inklings added Ed Brubaker to their creator watch list Jun 3, 2016
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rquile1 reviewed Civil War II #1 Jun 1, 2016
8.5

There really are some jaded people out there. This was a great start to Civil War II.

Civil War II #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Jun 1, 2016

IT'S HERE!
The explosive first chapter in the comic event EVERYONE will be talking about. And we come out swinging with a blistering double-sized first issue from the creative team behind last year's best-selling debut of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and Miles Morales. A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ...

Inklings reviewed Superman: Rebirth #1 Jun 1, 2016
8.0

A solid continuation of the Superman story bursting to be told in this new Rebirth event. Instead of blowing its load early, as these event comics tend to do with awful results, this is instead a fantastic character piece, giving us a methodical sendoff to the New 52 Supes (and while I didn't care at all for New 52 Superman, this treatment still managed to tug at my callous hearstrings). The juxta more

Superman: Rebirth #1

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Jun 1, 2016

The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane?
IT BEGINS: Now it's Clark's turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman's son-and why?

Inklings reviewed Batman: Rebirth #1 Jun 1, 2016
8.5

Batman Rebirth #1 perfectly contrasts with the big, loud, complicated metanarrative of the DC Universe Rebirth by giving us a simple story with weighty themes that are readily applied to the ongoing universe restructure motifs. Here, rebirth is itself the most pivotal conceit. Calendar Man's plot, his very MO, is structured around his ability to alter and be constantly reborn in time. Batman too a more

Batman: Rebirth #1

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 1, 2016

Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King!
EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

Inklings reviewed Civil War II #0 Jun 1, 2016
8.5

Lots of really important establishment happens in this issue, and that's a good thing in my opinion. These event crossovers tend to get bogged down in big, explosive, adrenaline-fueled muscle matches and laser-beam explosions that it's a welcome change to have the opening inciting event treated as a courtroom procedural. She-Hulk instantly won me over with her invective against extrajudicial proce more

Civil War II #0

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Olivier Coipel
Released: May 18, 2016

From the creative team that brought you House of M and Siege comes a blistering first chapter in Marvel's new explosive event. Watch as the players are introduced and the table is set for a storyline that fans will be talking about for years.
Rated T+

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Inklings reviewed Civil War II #1 Jun 1, 2016
8.0

Civil War II clearly establishes characters, issues, ethical dilemmas, stakes, and major events with ease in a hefty issue weighted with both a larger page count and immediate emotional baggage. Bendis does a great job of pulling each plot thread to the foreground exactly when needed. No subplots get lost in the chaos, and every character reads and sounds correct and naturalistic. The plot is a ne more

Civil War II #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Jun 1, 2016

IT'S HERE!
The explosive first chapter in the comic event EVERYONE will be talking about. And we come out swinging with a blistering double-sized first issue from the creative team behind last year's best-selling debut of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and Miles Morales. A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ...

Inklings added Green Arrow: Rebirth to their pull list Jun 1, 2016

Green Arrow: Rebirth

Together again for the first time, the Emerald Archer meets Black Canary. Questioning everything Green Arrow believes in, Dinah Lance throws the hero's world upside down, forcing him to question what he cares about more: his morals or his money?
BULLSEYE: "Readers are aching for the reunion of Green Arrow and Black Canary, and we're finally goi...

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Inklings dropped Superman: American Alien from their pull list Jun 1, 2016

Superman: American Alien

Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, a 7-issue miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually...

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Inklings added Batman: Rebirth to their pull list Jun 1, 2016

Batman: Rebirth

Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King!
EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

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