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411’s Comic Reviews: Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1, More

March 14, 2019 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel's History

Hello and welcome to 411mania’s weekly Comic Book Review Roundtable! Each week we’ll be serving up a warm dish of reviews from Marvel, DC, and anything else that captures our interest. What did you pick up this week? Let us know in the comments.Want to write a review? If you can write at least one review a week, consistently, email me at [email protected]!

Rocko’s Modern Afterlife #1

Preview by Steve Gustafson

BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1, available in stores on April 3, 2019. In this exciting first issue in the limited comic book series from writer Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) and artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show), everyone’s favorite wallaby, Rocko, is trying to survive the zombie outbreak that’s taken over his home of O-Town! Welcome to the future of O-town where everyone’s cell phone is glued to their hands, Heffer makes a living streaming video games online, and the latest app lets you avoid all contact with everyone else without even looking up from your gadget! But even in the midst of this techno-utopia, there’s something not quite right with Rocko’s fellow citizens as the authorities call for a city-wide lockdown. While Rocko takes the two weeks as a time to chill and unplug from technology, the rest of the town seems to be going mad. When danger comes knocking at his door, the newly zen wallaby will have to choose whether to stay barricaded within his increasingly surrounded home or venture forth into a wasteland filled with mindless versions of his friends and neighbors. “Anthony and Mattia bring a fresh and hilarious take to everyone’s favorite neurotic wallaby. Rocko has to find the resolve to brave the undead and save his friends ” said Matthew Levine, Editor. “Come for the mindless zombie hordes and stay for the social satire as Rocko and the rest of O-town find out exactly who they are when society breaks down around them.”

The Prisoner: Shattered Visage

Preview by Steve Gustafson

The official authorized sequel to the original TV show starring Patrick McGoohan and Leo McKern. Set 20 years after the events of the original TV show.

Trust Fall #1

Preview by Steve Gustafson

Ash Parsons was raised to believe she’s special. As someone with a quirk of genetics that lets her teleport things, she’s the golden goose of her family.Her family is the foundation of a struggling criminal outfit trying to get ahead in the world and Ash is able to pop out whole fleets of cars and entire bank vaults. But while she can teleport valuables and her accomplices, she can’t teleport herself — making every job a trust fall with her family there to catch her and escort her to safety. It’s a perfect setup but as things begin to change and the Parsons move up in the world, Ash will find herself pushing back against her golden cage, with deadly results.

Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1

Review by John Pumpernickel

Where to begin with Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1? This book is a perfect case of taking a semi-popular new character and exposing their weaknesses.

Frank Castle goes back in time to see his family shortly before their murder. To do so he takes on the identity of an uncle Frank’s from the this time period.

On paper that’s an interesting concept. Unfortunately, the possibilities the idea had are fumbled and I was left more disappointed than anything else.

Where the book tries to strike a humorous tone is the real burden. Cosmic Ghost Rider has worked well in stories where his madness is the source of the humor. Here it’s too direct and doesn’t land the right notes.

A swing and a miss for a book that I had high hopes for.

Rating: 5.0 out of 10

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