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Review: 'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Episode 9 - "Wax Patrol"

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"Wax Patrol"
Director: Harry Jierjian
Writers: April Fitzsimmons & Neil Reynolds
Starring: Dianne Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser, Timothy Dalton, Abigail Shapiro, Mark Sheppard, Samantha Marie Ware, Carter Jenkins, Pisay Pao, Phil Morris, Stephanie Czajkowski, Joshua Mikel, Jackie Goldston, Hannah Alline, Shay Mack, Dave MacDonald and Skye Roberts. With Riley Shanahan and Matthew Zuk, and the voices of Lex Lang, Donna Jay Fulks and Brian T. Stevenson as The Candlemaker, Roxy and Herschel
Review by Steve J. Ray
It's the season two finale, and OMFG... I cannot believe that ending! My mind has gone into meltdown over what I've just witnessed. Keeping this review spoiler free is going to be one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, particularly bearing in mind that this episode, at time of writing, won't air for another four weeks! I have no one to vent or talk about it to!
WAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!
Breathe, Steve. Breathe... What the  F…

Review: Batman #96

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"The Joker War" - Part Two Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Jorge Jimenez Color Artist: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Review by Max Byrne
Glimpses of a Utopian, dreamlike future, dark trips down memory lane and gruesome shocks to the (bat)system. Batman #96 is a book that never stops moving, and is an unstoppable force of perpetual motion. Such a vibe is typical of James Tynion, and has become the hallmark of his run on this title, to date. In terms of bang for your buck, this series is delivering value for money in no uncertain terms.
Following the buzz generated by the new bat-suit glimpsed in the previous issue, it was going to be interesting to see how said outfit was utilised by the creative team. No spoilers here, but it's safe to say that it has a specific purpose, and it's there to tell a specific story, which dominates the first half of this issue. All clear blue and vibrant, this is a look at a brighter, older Dark Knight, with a life that seems pretty good!…

Culling Strikes - Unexpected Bannings for Magic the Gathering

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Article by Adam Ray
Farewell sweet prince. Too pushed for this world.
Today, 3rd of August 2020 marks one of the greatest blindsided mass murder incidents since Game of Thrones' Red Wedding. To those who haven't seen it on the mothership, look no further.

Without notice or warning, the heaviest hitters and combo pieces for the premier format's metagames were struck down. No one saw this coming and I'm still flabbergasted. The full article goes into detail as to their reasoning for each banning, and for that I can't deny their logic.
In short, due to The Backstreet Boys selling out every arena in the universe, Wizards has made a conscious effort to watch all the immense online play going on currently. The considerable play of Standard, Historic, and Brawl on Arena with Pioneer on MTGO. The Standard cards are all very, very, very prevalent. The just ended Player's Tour finals are further proof of that, and high level play always affects the metagame at large.
The…

Review: DC Cybernetic Summer

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"DC Cybernetic Summer" Writers: Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Andrew Constant, Stephanie Phillips, Heath Corson, Joshua Williamson, Liz Erickson, Steve Orlando, Che Grayson and Stuart Moore
Artists: Gabriel Hardman, Nicola Scott, Leila Del Duca, Scott Koblish, David LaFuente, Nik Virella, Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund, Marguerite Sauvage and Cully Hamner
Color Artists: Mike Spicer, Romulo Fajardo Jr, Jordie Bellaire, Hi-Fi, Luis Guerrero and Adriano Lucas
Letterers: Travis Lanham, Carlos M Mangual, ALW’s Troy Peteri, Steve Wands, Ferran Delgado, Rob Leigh and Rob SteenReview by Adam RayThe Limits of ControlWe get a dark start to what I was expecting to be a very light-hearted anthology, in the new DC Cybernetic Summer special. Brother Eye will always be a stain on Batman’s past, so this shot of adrenaline is a great way to kick off a special issue. We see a tense, claustrophobic race between Batman and the insidious AI. It’s open enough to leave us wondering how safe everyone …

Review: Suicide Squad #6

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"Suicide Squad" - Part Six Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Color Artist: Adriano Lucas
Letterer: Wes AbbottReview by Max Byrne“Enter The Bat!” screams the cover of Suicide Squad #6. As our titular team’s odyssey takes them to Gotham City, making the interjection of a certain Dark Knight simply inevitable. With a bounty on their heads equivalent to the national debt of certain countries, it’s time to keep a low profile.Removing one’s neck bomb is relatively straightforward when you know the right person, but when that person is Dr Pacat, a former inmate at Arkham Asylum and possessor of fewer scruples than President Trump, then it’s just a matter of time before Task Force X have a terrible assortment of assassins hot on their heels.These opening exchanges are a lot of fun, and showcase Tom Taylor’s talent for inserting spiky, snarky dialogue into extreme situations. With such a diverse array of oddball characters to play with, Taylor must feel like a kid on Christmas mor…

Fan Retrospectives: Spider-Man: The Clone Saga: Part 30: The Skull Jackets

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The Spider-Man Clone saga is one of the most reviled story lines ever. It featured the return of Spider-Man's clone Ben Reilly, but also dragged Spider-Man through one of the strangest, series of conspiracies and narratives that the franchise have ever seen.But... is it really as bad as the internet would have you believe? Come with us as we review the Clone Saga story arc by story arc as we uncover how one of comics' most infamous series holds up today."The Skull Jackets"  Spider-Man Unlimited #11Writer: Fabian NiciezaArtist:  Dave HooverReview by Eric Lee When covering the "ReturnofSpider-Man" event-where Ben Reilly becomes Spider-Man- I forgot to cover the Spider-Man Unlimited issue that month. Most Spider-Man Unlimited issues tend to be trash or completely skippable. This month bucks the trend by being a really fun, enjoyable read.

Ben as Spidey discovers that a rich woman Andrea Havershaw that he knew back in the day was murdered recently. During …