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And here we go off the rails and toward the cliff!

GREEN HORNET (Dynamite)

ISSUE 20: LIKE MY FATHER BEFORE ME

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WARNING: SPOILERS AND POLITICALLY INCORRECT OPINIONS TO FOLLOW

Okay then?

WELCOME TO THE REVIEW THAT NOBODY ELSE WILL DO!

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Ready for more? I hope so, because we ain't even halfway done yet. . .

GREEN HORNET (Dynamite)

ISSUE 13: THE SAINT

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Here we go. . .more Green Hornet!

GREEN HORNET (Dynamite)

ISSUE 7: THE SON ALSO RISES

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This series is going to be a little strange to review, because I know what happens. . .and what happens isn't good.  Dynamite's Green Hornet begins as an adaptation of a Kevin Smith script for a big screen Green Hornet movie that never happened.  And I can tell you that THIS Green Hornet movie would have blown the half-baked Seth Rogan effort that we got out of the water in every good way.

BUT. . .

Once Smith and his script are gone, this series goes off the rails in a big way.  The end of this run is a complete train wreck.  I know that despite my joy in re-reading the brilliant start of this series, I am going to be in a seriously depressing place eventually as the writing and art break completely down.

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Welcome to another round of random single issue Longbox Junk.  Let's get this party started!

AZRAEL PLUS (DC)

A team-up between two great characters. . .Azrael and The Question.

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Longbox Junk - Batman: Cacophony

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I'm not sure exactly when or where I got these 3 comic books.  I have no recollection of ever seeing them before I pulled them out of the depths of the "B" section of my collection.  But what caught my eye and made me want to crack the tape on the plastic was that Walt Flanagan did the artwork.  

I like Kevin Smith.  Some of his movies are good. . .some are bad.  I liked his Green Arrow and Green Hornet comic work.  But what I like most about Kevin Smith is his "Comic Book Men" series on AMC, where Walt Flanagan is the tight-fisted ubernerd manager of Smith's comic book store "Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash".  I never knew he was known as a comic book artist.  

Did I like what I saw?  READ ON!

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I might be in the minority here, but I really enjoyed DC's Flashpoint event.  Once they rebooted everything into the New 52 I thought that it was sort of a shame that they didn't continue a few of the titles as a sort of anthology title in a side universe remnant of the cataclysmic events that led to the formation of DC's "new" universe. . .but hey, I don't make the comic books.  I just read them.  Just saying I really liked the whole "Elseworlds" feel of the Flashpoint books and it feels like DC sort of wasted an opportunity.

FLASHPOINT: PROJECT SUPERMAN

ISSUE 1

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Longbox Junk - Rocketeer Adventures 2

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I'm a big fan of older, pulp-style characters. . .Green Hornet, The Shadow, Zorro, The Spirit, The Lone Ranger. . .so on and so forth.  I discovered The Rocketeer through the Disney movie and assumed he was a character from that same era of heroes.  After I hunted down some comics and information, I was surprised to learn that the Rocketeer was a product of the 80's!  Despite that, I consider him one of the greatest pulp heroes ever created, and that he stands perfectly alongside his fellow heroes of a bygone age.  Let's take a look at some of his more recently-written adventures. . .

ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 (IDW)

ISSUE 1

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I originally thought that Theater of War was a mini-series until I took a closer look at them and realized that they are actually a collection of one-shots under a single title, with the only things tying them together being Captain America and a similar cover frame.  They cover a variety of times and concepts. . .everything from straight up WWII action to Captain America as the embodiement of the American Spirit.  Let's get into it!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THEATER OF WAR

-I'm not entirely sure of how these are supposed to be ordered, but snce they are pretty much unrelated with no overarcing story, I'm just going in alphabetical order. . .

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