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The Millennium Trilogy: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the bestselling Stieg Larsson thriller novel that is the opening chapter in the Millennium Trilogy. The book has seen two film adaptions – the 2009 movie directed by Niels Arden Oplev starring Naomi Rapace, and the 2011 film helmed by David Fincher with Daniel Craig as its biggest known star. You can find this book published by Quercus. 

“An excellent novel, this book’s hype is very much real. If you’re one of the few people yet to discover this thriller than you don’t know what you’re missing out on. It’s just that good.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Wicked + The Divine #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at Image Comics’ latest title, from Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson and Clayton Cowles.

“Bizarre and weird, but gorgeous to look at, this is going to be a series to watch out for in the coming months.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

An excellent start to a promising new series.~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Green Arrow #32 – Friday Flash Review

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the latest issue of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s stelar Green Arrow run.

This is an excellent jumping on point to DC’s best comic.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“Lemire and Sorrentino kick off a new phase in Oliver’s war against crime and it is spectacular.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

COWL #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at Image’s latest title, from Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel.

“Not quite up to Kyle’s usual standards but interesting nonetheless, although the art isn’t really to my liking.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

An original Take on the superhero genre that doesn’t disappoint – Higgins and Siegel combine to create a great issue with some brilliant artwork.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schrieber – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the latest Star Wars novel, featuring one of the great villains of the setting, Darth Maul.

“A novel with an interesting premise but brought down due to lackluster characterisation and general silliness. This could have been great but is instead mediocre at best.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Daredevil #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the first issue of the new Daredevil series by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, the latest in the All-New Marvel Now launch.

“Mark Waid proves just why he’s among the best writers on shelves right now with an excellent debut issue that moves Daredevil away from his traditional stomping ground of Hell’s Kitchen. If you only read one All New Marvel Now title, make it this one.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

 “A fantastic start to what promises to be a fantastic series.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The White Suits #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at Dark Horse’s newest number 1.

“The art is tough to follow and the story is pretty bland in this first issue, so I can only hope that things improve in the next issue.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Cypress delivers some awesome unorthodox artwork in a decent noir comic that is far from bad, but it doesn’t quite meet its potential either. Time will tell whether it’s a mini-series worth sticking with or not” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Deadly Class #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the first issue of Rick Remender’s second creator-owned title for Image Comics, with artists Wes Craig, Rus Wooton and Lee Loughridge.

Rick Remender delivers a stunning first issue that is the start of something special – you’ll really want to be on board for this series because I can already tell it’s going to be one of the best of the year.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“More confusing than anything, but still a decent first issue.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 15.01.2014

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the first comics round-up of the new year.

“Just one title for me this time, but it was a pretty good one, so that’s that. I’m getting into reading some older Batgirl comics and across three different trades, the experience has paid off. I think I’m developing into a fan of Bryan Q. Miller’s Batgirl with Stephanie Brown as the titular character.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Death of the Family hits Red Hood and the Outlaws and Nightwing in trade. Whilst Lobdell is able to make Red Hood one of the most relevant books to the crossover out of the entire Bat-family he’s unable to do Jason Todd justice. On the other hand, Kyle Higgins’ Nightwing story is the better of the two, but not the character’s best outing.~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Top DC Comics For January 2014 [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk runs down the top DC comics to be looking forward to in January, 2014.