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Comic Review: Dream Thief #2
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Dream Thief #2Dream Thief #2
Written by Jai Nitz
Art & Lettering by Greg Smallwood
Cover by Ryan Sook
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Dream Thief #2 continues the awesome yet confusing story of John Lincoln in his super crazy adventure, for lack of a better term, that…you know what? I don’t even know. Your guess is as good as mine!!

Jai Nitz is horribly underrated in the comic book business. I’ve sung his praises before on the excellent Green Hornet Legacy title that he writes for Dynamite Entertainment, and here, we have more of the same. Only, the two books in question could NOT be more different. Basically when John Lincoln falls asleep, horrible horrible things happen. And, he has, in addition to his own memories, the memories of several other people. This issue’s focus is very adult in nature and as not to offend anyone, I won’t go into specific detail here, but trust me when I tell you – this is a GREAT book. Not only this issue, which is superbly written, but the series in general. Now, that’s high praise for a series that’s only on issue two. But, please, TRUST me on this, you will LOVE this book!!!

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Comic Review: Dream Thief #1
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Dream Thief #1Dream Thief #1
Written by Jai Nitz
Illustrated by Greg Smallwood
Colored by Greg Smallwood
Lettered by Greg Smallwood
Cover by Alex Ross
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

First issues for all comic books can be a huge indicator of whether or not the series will have a successful run. Dark Horse has just released Dream Thief #1, the story of a man who finds himself with a very interesting ability. Written by Jai Nitz with illustrations from Greg Smallwood, Dream Thief is a clever, well-crafted, and suspenseful read and I have a feeling that it will have a favorable level of readership.

John Lincoln is a deadbeat. He wastes away his days pretending to be an aspiring movie director and stage magician, and parties at night with booze, drugs, and women. Donning an aboriginal mask, John wakes up one morning unable to remember what happened the night before; however, he soon realizes that his memories are not his own, but of a man connected in some way to his girlfriend, Claire. Suddenly, the menacing acts that John committed the night before while wearing the very same mask all begin to flow freely through his mind. With the narrative in the form of a letter, it is also revealed to John that whatever is happening to him might in fact be hereditary.

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Comic Review: Green Hornet: Legacy #34
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Green Hornet:Legacy #34Green Hornet: Legacy #34
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Jethro Morales
Colors by Alexandre Starling
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Stephen Sadowski
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: April 10, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Green Hornet: Legacy #34 is the first issue of the title previously known as Green Hornet. And I have to say, adding the word “legacy” to the title was a great move by Dynamite. First, it distinguishes itself from the Green Hornet title by Mark Waid. Secondly, it deserves the title, as this is the story of the modern day Britt Reid carrying on the legacy that was started almost a hundred years ago.

Jai Nitz takes this book in a new direction, focusing on the modern day Britt Reid and his Kato and their quest to bring order back to Central City. When we join this issue, Britt has been in a coma for the last several week and while he has, Clutch has become the Green Hornet in his absence, although a VERY different kind of Green Hornet than Britt was. This is just a really fun super hero book, with all the trimmings. It’s got costumed bad guys, a city going down in flames, and a terrific last page cliffhanger.

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Comic Review: Green Hornet #30
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Green Hornet #30Green Hornet #30
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Jethro Morales
Colors by Kristy Swan
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Covers by Phil Hester & Stephen Sadowski
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: October 31, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Green Hornet #30 fills in a much needed gap in the current comic market. And that is super heroes solving crimes and fighting bad guys. Other companies have heroes battling heroes, fighting super villains, but this is just back to basics good guys vs. bad guys.

Author Jai Nitz turns in a fun script in this issue. It’s PACKED with new twists and turns in the Green Hornet saga. He introduces some new allies for the Hornet, does a great job moving the villains story forward without even having the villain IN THE COMIC. And, last but not least, he changes something in the Green Hornet mythos that has never been done before. So far, I kinda like it. It’ll be interesting to see where it goes and if the changes stick.

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Comic Review: Green Hornet #28
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Green Hornet #28Green Hornet #28
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Jethro Morales
Colors by Kristy Swan
Letters by Marshall Dillion
Covers by Phil Hester & Stephen Sadowski
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: September 12, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Green Hornet #28 debuts a brand new creative team for the title. I don’t expect them to prove themselves their first time out, but I have to admit, they made a pretty good showing in their first issue on this title.

Writer Jai Nitz is all over the place…but, that’s a good thing. There’s PLENTY of action and mystery going on during the issue, as well as some nice comedic touches. There’s a lot of set up here, which is to be expected, and I think the grand scheme that he’s got planned is going to take awhile to roll out, which is fine as long as he keeps up the pacing that he’s got going this issue. If not, I’m afraid it could drag. BUT, I saw more bad than good here, and I see a lot of potential for Nitz’s writing.

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