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411’s Comic Reviews: Spider-Geddon #1, Shatterstar #1, More

October 18, 2018 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
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Patience! Conviction! Revenge! #2

Preview by Stephen Gustafson


Disregarded, disrespected and dismissed, Renny has a chip on his shoulder.

Once a partner in the criminal syndicate that rules Las Vegas, he has been banished to a shack in the desert. But the shack has a workshop, and Renny’s been busy. It’s time to march his robot army into the neon hell of a cyberpunk Vegas and retake his seat at the table. Or take the wood from the table and build enough caskets for the whole syndicate.

Old friends better run, because Operation PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! is underway.

Renny and Robot Paul try to break the syndicate’s stranglehold on Las Vegas’ red light district. But a trip to the brothel proves deadly when Renny gets recognized by an old flame who would love to bury the hatchet–into his skull!

Written by Patrick Kindlon (There’s Nothing There, We Can Never Go Home) and drawn by Marco Ferrari (Famous Monsters Presents) PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! continues Kindlon’s exploration of difficult characters and irreverent themes.

Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep

Preview by Stephen Gustafson

Discover the terrifying secrets of Old Yharnam in a brand new comic series spinning out of Fromsoftware/Hidetaka Miyazaki’s critically-acclaimed Bloodborne videogame.

Awakening in an ancient city plagued by a twisted endemic – where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned – a nameless Hunter embarks on a dangerous quest in search of Paleblood… his only escape from the endless Night of the Hunt…

Spider-Geddon #1

Review by Stephen Gustafson

I picked up Spider-Geddon #1 on a whim and based on the good will of the Spider-Verse crossover. I’m still a little dubious on them being able to balance a multiverse of Spider-Men, it has a whiff of the 90s habit of overdoing things, but so far the trip has been fun.

Spider-Geddon is the next chapter after Spider-Verse and has a lot on its plate in terms of wrapping up some hanging ideas while introducing a new storyline.

We left things off with the team of Spider-Men beating back the Inheritors, leaving them in a radioactive wasteland. Of course by leaving them alive, the clock was ticking for their return and brings us to Spider-Geddon.

This issue felt less of a #1 and more like a continuation. No real new ground was broken and it feels safe, almost like they are trying to draw out the success of the last series. The only thing is the luster is lost.

The issue is still a good read but nothing to do flips over.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10

Shatterstar #1

Review by John Pumpernickel

Writer Tim Seeley and the art team of Carlos Villa, Gerardo Sandoval, and Juan Vlasco do a great job of catching new fans up on Shatterstar while adding new layers to the character for old fans.

Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza’s extreme 90s character Shatterstar has been around for decades but has never been given proper spotlight so this issue feels like a blank slate that builds on what we know but gives us a better look at former X-Force-er.

Outside of his swords, puffy faceplate, and shoulder pads, Shatterstar’s sexuality made some headlines along with his relationship with teammate, Rictor.

Shatterstar #1 takes a character with tons of possibilities and sets up an interesting premise that has me excited for the future.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

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