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DC Comics Announces “Rorschach” Maxi-Series For October

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“Rorschach” #1

The Press Release:
DC proudly presents a new 12-issue maxiseries debuting this October by Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Jorge Fornés (Batman), together delivering a new vision of one of the most riveting characters from Watchmen—a figure in a fedora and a trench coat, loved by some, reviled by others—Rorschach.

It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias was exposed for dropping a giant telepathic squid on New York City, killing thousands and ending the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. The Minutemen are gone; only their memory lives on. Especially the infamy of Rorschach, who has become a cultural icon since Dr. Manhattan turned him to dust.
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Marvel Teases What’s To Come w “Thor” 700th Issue

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The Press Release:
THOR #700 raised the Mighty Asgardian to a new level of storytelling in an epic tale from writer Jason Aaron and a host of incredible artists such as Russell Dauterman, Walter Simonson, James Harren, Becky Cloonan, Das Pastoras, Chris Burnham, Andrew MacLean, Jill Thompson, Mike del Mundo, Olivier Coipel, Daniel Acuna, and Matthew Wilson. And in the spirit of Marvel Legacy, this is just the beginning of a story that will affect not just Thor, but the Marvel Universe at large.

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“Thor” #701

“The Death Of The Mighty Thor story has only just begun, but two THOR characters are already dead!” teases editor Wil Moss. “In THE MIGHTY THOR #700, the monstrous Mangog kills Thor’s goat Toothgnasher and Malekith’s dark army kills Karnilla, Queen of the Norns. Before she dies, though, Karnilla sees where the threads of fate are leading, and thanks to a gorgeous double-page spread by writer Jason Aaron, artist Russell Dauterman and color artist Matthew Wilson, readers get to see what’s coming too.”
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Out Now: “Superman/Batman: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Special Edition” #1

Artist: Jeff Loeb/Ed McGuinness/Dexter Vines
Title: “Superman/Batman: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Special Edition” #1
Label: DC Comics
Release Date: 3/23/2016
Genre: Illustrated
Rating: 3.5/5

Arriving just in time for the Warner Brothers Pictures release “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” comes this free issue of “Superman/Batman” #1 which has been rebranded for the film as a Special Edition. Those who already possess the original issue might still want to snag this based on the change in title and to have a nice new sleek copy of it if you’re able to get a physical edition. You can get that at your local participating comic book specialty shop like I did and all the rest will have to be served by the complimentary digital download. So what is going on in this issue you might be wondering? Well let’s address that.
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“Liverpool 8” by Ringo Starr

Artist: Ringo Starr
Title: ”Liverpool 8”
Label: Capitol Records
Release Date: 1/18/2008
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4/5

I had to admit that I was a little curious about the 14th album that legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr actually had delivered after I heard the opening track on a live appearance several months ago. The album is called “Liverpool 8”, and this is also the opening track that takes us back to the drumming singer’s earliest days with the Fab Four as he reflects on how wondrous his life actually had been. Lyrically it might seem a little hokey, but its telling a story, and based on that premise it works out quite well. There are also little Beatles riffs and quotes that make it rather appealing. The album is a collaboration with his long time writing Mark Hudson and the albums producer Dave Stewart (from that little band called The Eurythmics). The pair also join Starr on the whole album on guitars, piano, and backing vocals. There is a lot of tasty music on this one, and I found it a nice refreshing change from my usual musical menu and while others have offered up different views based on the drummers longtime partnership with Hudson, this didn’t effect me as I have not really followed all the releases that preceded this one outside of what would be played on terrestrial radio that focused its attention on Rock music. Highlights are “Gone Are The Days” which has an almost Pink Floyd, old Genesis opening to it and “Give It A Try” which is rather catchy. “Harry’s Song” definately comes across as a lost Beatles number and the Spanish themed “Pasodobles” is rather charming. The album doesn’t close with a rocker like I expected but instead a very Blue Grass sounding “R U Ready” and while something kicking might have worked out better, this track made for a pretty cool segueway into the silence of a CD that has just finished playing.
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