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July 20, 2016

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Issue: Justice League Rebirth #1

Cover Artist: Tony Daniel

Publisher: DC Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Dolly liked this one. A job well done of presenting these titans all grouped together. They stand alone, yet together. A telling statment of how the League operates.

Issue: Betty & Veronica #1

Cover Artist: Coover

Publisher: Archie Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Archie Comics were some of my favorite titles as a kid. This cover art brings it all together. If you're a fan, you know just how representative this image is of the Riverdale gang.

Issue: Batgirl Birds of Prey Rebirth #1

Cover Artist: Ben Caldwell

Publisher: DC Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Okay, are we at a rumble or a dance off here?

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Issue: I Hate Fairyland #7

Cover Artist: Scottie Young

Publisher: Image Comics

Fanboy Commentary: There is just so much that is hilarious here! What makes those dragons think that they can even FIT in that little outhouse? And why do dragons need an outhouse? And just who is in there ahead of them? If you haven't read this title, give it a try. NOT FOR CHILDREN!

Issue: Aquaman #3

Cover Artist: Brad Walker, Drew Hennessey and Gabe Eltaeb

Publisher: DC Comics

Fanboy Commentary: It's time's like these, when you're surrounded by government agents with guns pointing at you that you wish it was the birds and insects you could control rather than fish.

Issue: Remote: Batman #3

Cover Artist: Tim Sale

Publisher: DC Comimcs

Fanboy Commentary: Batman may be know as the Dark Knight Detective, but his own stealth, and the cover of night combine to make him the Ghost of Gotham. Evil beware!

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Issue: Dediction #1

Cover Artist: Jose Luis, Carlos Reno

Publisher: Double Take

Fanboy Commentary: Yum! Just like mom used to make!

Issue: Kong of Skull Isand #1

Cover Artist: Felipe Massafera

Publisher: Boom Studios

Fanboy Commentary: It's Kong. Even the moon looks worried.

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Issue: Star Trek #58

Cover Artist: Tony Shasteen

Publisher: IDW

Fanboy Commentary: Tony's clever representation of Spock's "Legacy" via progressively aging images of the character over time was brilliant.

Issue: Wonder Woman Rebirth #1

Cover Artists: Liam Sharp & Laura Martin

Publisher: DC Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Capturing Wonder Woman's nobility, bravery, determination and beauty all in one image, as has been done here, is a rare achievement.

Issue: Wacky Raceland #1

Cover Artist: Leonardo Manco

Publisher: DC Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Hanna-Barbera comics all grown up. The vicious dog with the visual tech readouts at the forefront makes it for us.

Past Favorites

Issue: Tomb Raider #5

Cover Artist: Agustin Alessio

Publisher: Dark Horse

Fanboy Commentary: The intensity of the moment is well captured in this smoothly presented art. Makes one want to hold one's breath for Lara.

Issue: Sam Wilson Captain America #10

Cover Artists: Daniel Acurna

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Capturing the drama of the loss of a hero is challenging. This solemn image brings the viewer into the moment by placing us at one end of the coffin.

Issue: Web-Warriors #8

Cover Artist: Leonardo Manco

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: This beautifully rendered painting presents spider-people of all shapes and sizes. How better to depict the Spider-Verse than a sampling of the many faces of Spider-Persons.

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Issue: Spider-Man #5

Cover Artist: Sara Picheli & Justin Ponsor

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Are they landing? Are they falling backward? Is she kicking him off the ledge?

To find out you gotta read issue #4!

Issue: The Rocketeer At War #4

Cover Artist: Nick Bradshaw. Colors by Ronda Pattison

Publisher: IDW

Fanboy Commentary: The Rocketeer as you like him . . . patriotic!

Also, I love that jacket. I want that jacket. Wait, I can't afford that jacket.

Issue: The Haunted Mansion #4

Cover Artist: Kelley Jones

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: One of my favorite rides at Disney World. Here, the murderous ghostly bride, Constance, beckons to us to step out for the evening, or perhaps eternity!

Issue: Mockingbird #4

Cover Artist: Joelle Jones & Rachell Rosenberg

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: This was one of Dolly's favorites. But she was wondering, if they are under water, where is his scuba gear, and why isn't she using hers?

Issue: The Amazing Spider-Man & Silk #4

Cover Artist: Ryan Stegman & Israel Silva

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Another Dolly favorite. A classic look. Bright, sharp, to-the-point action poses.

Issue: Black Panther #3

Cover Artist: Sanford Greene

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Dolly liked this one because "it has kitties on it".

The king is not amused.

July 6, 2016

Now with added fanboy commentary

June 29, 2016

Issue: Marvel's Doctor Strange Prelude #1

Cover Artist: ?

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Asked why she liked this cover, Dolly said, "Benedict Cumberbatch." Pressed for more information, she said, "It's got Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover." Asked for further clarification, she said, "It's Comberbach, and it's like Sherlock Holmes with magical powers!"

Issue: Vote Loki #2

Cover Artist: Tradd Moore & Matthew Wilson

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Dolly liked Loki's distorted face from Captain America's punch, and was quite impressed by the mustard squirting hamburger gun.

Issue: Civil War II: Kingpin #1

Cover Artist: Aaron Kuder & Israel Silva

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: The beauty of this cover comes in the very subtle way inwhich the Kingpin's world is depicted. A closer examination delivers the cold, violent reality of this crime boss's life.

Issue: Justice League: Rebirth #1

Cover Artist: Joelle Jones & Rachell Rosenberg

Publisher: DC Comics

Fanboy Commentary: DC's iconic trinity looking tough and determined. Love the balance, love the crisp colors and love the crumbling rocks falling all around as the very presence of these heroe's causes everything to tremble.

Issue: The Amazing Spider-Man #25

Cover Artist: Alex Ross

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Dolly and I agree on this artist. Alex Ross has an amazing talent to bring our superheroes to life. And you can't beat a sexy Mary Jane in a cool high-tech spider suit, courtesy of Stark Industries.

Issue: Super Zero #6

Cover Artist: Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts

Publisher: Aftershock

Fanboy Commentary: Space, Sun, Earth, cute superhero girl. Amanda Conner art. What's not to love?

Issue: Civil War II: Kingpin #1

Cover Artist: Aaron Kuder & Israel Silva

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: The beauty of this cover comes in the very subtle way inwhich the Kingpin's world is depicted. A closer examination delivers the cold, violent reality of this crime boss's life.

Issue: Justice League: Rebirth #1

Cover Artist: Joelle Jones & Rachell Rosenberg

Publisher: DC Comics

Fanboy Commentary: DC's iconic trinity looking tough and determined. Love the balance, love the crisp colors and love the crumbling rocks falling all around as the very presence of these heroe's causes everything to tremble.

Issue: The Amazing Spider-Man #25

Cover Artist: Alex Ross

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: Dolly and I agree on this artist. Alex Ross has an amazing talent to bring our superheroes to life. And you can't beat a sexy Mary Jane in a cool high-tech spider suit, courtesy of Stark Industries.

Issue: Super Zero #6

Cover Artist: Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts

Publisher: Aftershock

Fanboy Commentary: Space, Sun, Earth, cute superhero girl. Amanda Conner art. What's not to love?

Issue: Remote: Dead Air Vol. 1

Cover Artist: Jose Luis, Carlos Reno

Publisher: Double Take

Fanboy Commentary: Giant women draped in the American flag. America IS great again!

Issue: Civil War II #3

Cover Artist: Marko Djurdjevic

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Fanboy Commentary: If Tony were half the man that Hulk is, he would . . . oh, wait. Looks like he IS half a man!

Issue: HalJordan and the Green Lantern Corp Rebirth #1

Cover Artist: Ethan Van Sciver

Publisher: DC Comics

Fanboy Commentary: The eyes have it.

Issue: Action Comics #959

Cover Artist: Ryan Sook

Publisher: DC Comics

Fanboy Commentary: "That's right, Superman. I ate ten kryptonite taco's for dinner last night and now I WILL have my revenge!"