Comic Review: Death Sentence #1
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Death Sentence #1
Written by Montynero
Art by Mike Dowling
Letters by Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt
Cover by Montynero
Titan Comics
Release Date: October 9, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Who here hasn’t dreamed of having a superpower? Even if you won’t admit it, everyone wishes that could do something so unique and spectacular that it would set them apart from the average human. Now what if you could have a power, randomly chosen, would you do it? What if the downside is that you would only have six months to live? Not so enthusiastic about it now, are you? Well, that’s the premise to Death Sentence #1. Because of a new virus, called G-Plus, random individuals have been given a power that is slowly killing them.

Our story focuses on a few seemingly unrelated people who have all been recently diagnosed with the virus. We start off with Verity, an introverted graphic artist who is being given the diagnosis on the first page of the comic. We move quickly on to Weasel, a not-so-talented rock star who has a habit of wearing a flying helmet and goggles regardless of the activity involved. He’s also a bit preoccupied with having random sex with his groupies. Lastly, we have Monty. He seems a bit narcissistic but more crowd focused in that he plays to them in everything he does.

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Comic Review: Star Wars: Darth Maul – Death Sentence

Star Wars: Darth Maul – Death Sentence
Trade Paperback
Script by Tom Taylor
Art by Bruno Redondo
Colors by Michael Atiyeh
Covers by Dave Dorman
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Cover Price: $15.99

Darth Maul is alive. This should be of no shock to anyone, really. To begin with, the expanded Star Wars universe has a habit of resurrecting characters that were killed on-screen. Boba Fett was one notable example. Darth Maul was inevitable. I’m still anticipating the moment when Mace Windu comes back. And he will. I’m pretty sure that will happen.

In a lot of ways, it should have almost been expected that Maul would return. Despite vocal fan criticism of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul was received quite well by the majority of fans as a formidable and precise villain. Brought to life with the acrobatic antics of Ray Park, Maul was a Sith Lord not only with the skills, but with the look of a nightmare.

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Comic Review: Star Wars: Darth Maul – Death Sentence #2
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Star Wars: Darth Maul – Death Sentence #2
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Bruno Redondo
Colors by Michael Atiyeh
Letters by Michael Heisler
Cover by Dave Dorman
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: August 29, 2012
Cover Price: $2.99

In Star Wars: Darth Maul – Death Sentence #2, we find the roles reversed and Darth Maul put into a situation where he actually has to HELP people instead of kill them. But, that doesn’t mean he’s any nicer about things.

Writer Tom Taylor gives up another chapter in the Clone Wars era of the Star Wars universe. Now, we’ve seen Darth Maul ‘die’ in The Phantom Menace, and we’ve seen him come back to life in the Clone Wars cartoon series, but beyond that, we don’t know what truly happen to him, so this mini series is a bit of a mystery. Will he die for good this time? Will he survive and wander the galaxy while the “original” Star Wars films are going on? Who knows?

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Comic Review: CLiNT Magazine Vol. 2 #1

CLiNT Magazine Vol. 2 #1
Editor: Mark Millar
Titan Magazines
Price: £4.25 | Subscription: $49.99
Release Date: May 23, 2012

CLiNT Magazine is a unique specimen in today’s comic book industry. Founded by industry veteran Mark Millar, the magazine addresses all kinds of topics, including sneak peaks into upcoming comic books from Millar and others whom the writer believes in.

In this month’s issue – CLiNT Magazine Vol. 2 #1 – we get to see the first chapters in Millar and Leinil Yu‘s upcoming Super Crooks and Millar and Dave Gibbon‘s The Secret Service, as well as non-Millar entries like Roman Dirge‘s Lenore, which celebrates its 20th anniversary; Frankie Boyle and Mike Dowling‘s Rex Royd, a series which Millar picked up for distribution; and finally the CLiNT exclusive comic, Death Sentence by Montynero and Mike Dowling.

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