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Wrapping Wednesday: Micro Reviews for the Week of 8/27/14

by the Multiversity Comics Staff

There is a lot to cover on Wednesdays. We should know, as collectively, we read an insane amount of comics. Even with a large review staff, it’s hard to get to everything. With that in mind, we’re back with Wrapping Wednesday, where we look at some of the books we missed in what was another great week of comics.

Let’s get this party started.

A Focus on Humanity Shows that Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. Have What it Takes to Right the Man Of Steel in “Superman” #34 [Review]

by David Henderson

The ‘Men Of Tomorrow’ continues as Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. try their damndest to steer “Superman” back on course. With a strong start behind them, can they keep it up and return the Man Of Steel to his former glory?

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The DC3kly Presents: “New 52: Futures End,” Week 17: This Week in “Futures End”

by Brian Salvatore

The DC3 decided to take on the Herculean task of covering DC’s weekly books! Our coverage will rotate between creator interviews, issue reviews and annotations, and long-form pieces on featured characters. This, friends, is the DC3kly!

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Powers, Policemen, and Paperwork Collide in “C.O.W.L.” #4 [Review]

by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje

A costly secret threatens to expose the cracks in the Chicago Organised Worker’s League as their relevance in a world without super villains is called into question, while the ‘supes face-off against the force across the picket-line. Higgins, Siegel and Reis are forging new ground with a story seeped in American history.

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That’s right everbody, it’s an all-new, all-action tokusatsu adventure series from me, joebloodyhunter and twobitjusticeleague, with a logo design by bigredrobot, and it’s out on Comixology on Wednesday, September 3!

It’s the first issue of an ongoing series that’s a loving homage (well, that’s the nice way to put it, anyway) to Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, with all the high school drama and rubber-suited monsters that you could possibly want:

Written by: Chris Sims
Art by: Joe Hunter
Lettered by: Josh Krach
By: Dylan Todd
Price: $0.99
Available: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sequence 01: The Break-Fist Club
KICKFLIP INTO ACTION! Ramp City High School has a big problem: students are turning into monsters whenever they’re faced with stress — and for teenagers, there’s stress around every corner. Good thing skateboard champ Theo and tech whiz Ria are there to stop them, but when the mid-term menace of Testor tears up the library, will they be thrashed before they even start?

Catch the full issue and spread the word, Action Agents! The Ramp City Revolution starts now!

(Well. It starts on Wednesday, but you get the idea).


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Artist August: Liz Prince [Art Feature]

by Mike Romeo

Liz Prince’s comics are exactly the type of comics I want to see more of in the world. Her work lies somewhere between the self-reflection of Jeffery Brown and the raucous energy of James Kochalka, examining herself and her surroundings through the lens of a humorist. Her comics are easily digestible while simultaneously impactful and thought provoking, which gives her work an accessibility a lot of other cartoonists can lack.

When not focusing on punk rock or cats Prince’s comics can lean towards cynicism, but she uses humor to keep from ever becoming bleak. Even when she’s her own punchline, the laughs are never meant to be mean spirited or overly self-depricating. Instead, there’s a type of tongue-in-cheek feeling that comes from the cartoonist’s knowing that her reader can relate on some level to the situation. We laugh with her because we’ve all been there. Prince is incredibly honest about her relationships and inner-most feelings, inviting readers to join her in examining some of life’s pitfalls.

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Soliciting Multiversity: The Top 10 “Best of the Rest” from September 2014′s Previews

by Vince Ostrowski

Greetings and solicitations, Multiversity readers. I bring to you yet another “Best of the Rest” of Previews list where it was yet again nigh impossible to narrow it down to just 10 picks, but I did my best. This month, I went deep to pull in a few alternative graphic novels, Justin Jordan went deep in offering us “Deep State” (as well as another intriguing title), and highlighted a couple of essential collections from Don Rosa and Jack Kirby that hit the Previews catalogue.

So let’s dive in and all start worrying for our wallets.

Multiver-City One: 2000 AD Prog 1896

by Greg Matiasevich and Mike Romeo

Welcome, citizens, to this week’s installment of Multiver-City One! Each and every Wednesday we will be examining the latest Prog from Tharg and the droids over at 2000 AD, and giving you all the pertinent information you’ll need headed into this week’s Thrill-Zine! We’ve got a new Prog this week, so let’s get right to it!

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Seeley & Terry Make Sure That We Are All Mad Here in “Sundowners” #1 [Review]

by Sam LeBas

“Sundowners” #1 introduces us to a group of masked vigilantes seeking support and psychological help for a heretofore undiagnosed condition. ‘Sundowning,’ the titular focus of this story, is a syndrome experienced by these would-by superheroes. We, the audience, are invited to sit in on their sessions and judge for ourselves who, or how, we can trust in this complicated reality. Seeley and Terry have created a riddle of a narrative that is sure to keep audiences guessing, on a variety of levels.

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