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Comic Review: Invincible #105
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Invincible #105
Written by Robert Kirkman
Penciled by Ryan Ottley
Inked by Cliff Rathburn
Colored by John Rauch
Lettered by Rus Wooton
Covers by Ryan Ottley & John Rauch
Image Comics
Release Date: September 4, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99

Invincible #105 starts out in the middle of the action. Rex, manning the control center for the Guardians of the Globe orbiting space base, is shouting into his headset, commanding drones. While down on Earth, Invincible is casually chatting on the phone while stopping a bank robbery. All the while, on the Moon, Thragg is sentenced to exile.

Kirkman’s writing in this particular issue is great, flows well, and is easy to understand, even without having read previous issues. Dealing with the issues of lost power and adjusting to change, the focus of this issue is more on the characters trying to deal with their fears and feelings of being overwhelmed.

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Comic Review: The Walking Dead #113
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The Walking Dead #113
Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Charlie Adlard
Colored by Cliff Rathburn
Lettered by Rus Wooton
Edited by Sean Machiewicz
Cover by Charlie Adlard
Image Comics
Release Date: August 14, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99

The Walking Dead #113 picks up in the middle of the storyline concerning the handling of Negan. Negan, a Warlord who has been demanding tribute from several survivor groups in the area including Rick’s, has been making life difficult for everyone.

Rick has reached out to two other groups, recruiting their best to wage an attack on Negan. But Negan’s timing, always bad, has decided to show up early for Rick’s group’s tribute. Realizing the opportunity before him, Rick decides to wage the attack right there and then. The problem is Rick isn’t fully informed on Negan, his men, and his operation. And when things go South, it isn’t just those who volunteered for the fight on the line, it’s Rick’s whole group that might pay the price.

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Comic Review: Invincible #104
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Invincible #104
Written by Robert Kirkman
Illustrated by Ryan Ottley and Cliff Rathburn
Colored by John Rauch
Lettered by Rus Wooton
Cover by Ryan Ottley and John Rauch
Image Comics
Release Date: July 17, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99

Have you ever wondered how Invincible might taste? Weird question, sure, but Invincible #104 might just have an answer for you””whether you want one or not. What’s on the menu at Image Comics today? Robert Kirkman and crew serve up a delightful course of relational quandaries topped off with cannibalistic Invincibles from other dimensions!

Way back when, Angstrom Levy gathered an army of Invincibles from across the multi-verse to kill Mark Grayson. After their defeat, the remaining Invincible duplicates were all stranded in another dimension, forced to survive on their own. In present day, Levy continues to hold Eve hostage, ensuring that he’ll kill her just as soon as Invincible returns; however, even unable to use her powers, Eve makes a daring attempt to ensure that no harm come to her or her unborn child. Meanwhile, Invincible finds himself stuck in the dimension that the other Invincibles had been stranded in and what he finds are just two survivors: a deranged cannibal version of himself who has seemingly eaten many of the others and a remorseful Invincible who is bent on vengeance against his flesh-eating counterpart and Angrstrom Levy himself.

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Comic Review: Invincible #103
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Invincible #103
Written by Robert Kirkman
Illustrated by Ryan Ottley
Inked by Cliff Rathburn
Colored by John Rauch
Lettered by Rus Wooton
Cover by Ryan Ottley and John Rauch
Image Comics
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99

As per usual, Invincible‘s team of Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, and Cliff Rathburn deliver the goods with super-powered punch-to-the-gut dialogue and illustrated revelations combined with wide-eyed, jaw-dropping moments. Fresh off its 100th issue, Invincible returns this month with #103 and an all new story-arc. With many of the characters facing major unforeseen changes and returning villains entering the mix, this new era in Invincible is sure to stir up excitement, turmoil and bring forth a slew of untouched ethical dilemmas.

The newly engaged Mark and Eve must deal with the possible negative effects on their unborn child due to their superpowers. Also unbeknownst to them, Angstrom Levy””the maniacal portal-creating super-villain who was revealed to be back in their dimension in issue 100″”is not too thrilled to find out that Invincible is still alive. Meanwhile, on the last Viltrumite warship on the moon, Lord Regent Nolan explains his punishment for the former leader of the Viltrumites, Thragg.

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Comic Review: Super Dinosaur #18
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Super Dinosaur #18
Written by Robert Kirkman
Pencils & Colors by Josh Howard
Inks by Cliff Rathburn
Letters by Russ Wooton
Edited by Sean Mackiewicz
Image Comics
Release Date: April 3, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99

Super Dinosaur #18 is just what it sets out to be: an entertaining, fun, all-ages comic book. Nothing more, nothing less.

Writer/Creator Robert Kirkman tells a great story in this issue. I’m not talking about a deep, dark, depressing one, or one that will change your life or make you think from a different perspective at all. NO, if you’re looking for that, go pick up a copy of Watchmen. Or Blankets. Or anything else, because all you’ll find here is full tilt, awesome, bad ass fun! Kids of ALL ages will enjoy this, it really reminds me of some of the Marvel Star Comics from back in the day. Just cool art and a fun, fast-paced story with a great cliffhanger ending. I really admire Kirkman for giving almost every issue of this series a “to be continued…” ending. It’s nice that he respects his readership — no matter what the age — enough to do that.

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