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The cover to Green Lantern: New Guardians #3. Ganthet stands triumphant over the defeated Lanterns, while he holds Kyle helpless above him. Green energy flickers all about.

Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Tony Bedard | Artists: Tyler Kirkham and Harvey Tolibao (pencils), Batt (inks) | Colorist: Nei Ruffino
Publication Date: November 23, 2011

The short: But for Red Lanterns, this would easily rank as the worst of DC’s current Lantern books.

The long:

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The cover to Legion of Monsters #2. Ella Bloodstone and the Legion ride on motorbikes towards the viewer.

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Dennis Hopeless | Artist: Juan Doe | Colorist: Wil Quintana
Publication Date: November 16, 2011

The short: While the second issue isn’t as fizz-bang fun as the first, Legion of Monsters remains an entertaining ride.

The long:

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The cover to The Muppet Show: Meet the Muppets. Kermit is at the center with his arms thrown out in welcome; the other Muppets are arranged about him. Gonzo pops out of the O in Show, blowing a horn.

The short: Roger Langridge’s work on Kaboom!’s The Muppet Show fits seamlessly with the original program, and there’s no greater compliment I could give to it.

The long:

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Review: Blue Beetle #1-3

The cover to Blue Beetle #1. Jaime is armored in Khaji Da and turned upside down. He fires energy blasts from his arms as off-screen assailants attempt to restrain him by his leg.

Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Tony Bedard | Artists: Ig Guara (pencils), Ruy José (inks, issue #1), J.P. Mayer (inks, issues #2 and #3)

The short: The rebooted Blue Beetle might not stand up well against Jaime’s last title, but it’s still a solid book.

The long:

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The cover to Rapunzel's Revenge. Rapunzel is smirking at the viewer as she steps out of the shadow between two rocks. Jack is grinning behind her.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Books
Writers: Shannon Hale and Dean Hale | Artist: Nathan Hale (no relation)
Publication Date: August 5, 2008

Once upon a time, in a land you only think you know, lived a little girl and her mother . . . or the woman she thought was her mother.

Every day, when the little girl played in her pretty garden, she grew more curious about what lay on the other side of the garden wall . . . a rather enormous garden wall.

And every year, as she grew older, things seemed weirder and weirder, until the day she finally climbed to the top of the wall and looked over into the mines and desert beyond.

The short: Rapunzel’s Revenge is an adventurous, fresh, and uplifting take on the old fairy tale, and it’s one that quietly takes apart some of the more problematic elements common to both the fairy tale and Western genres and makes something better of them.

The long:

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The cover of Green Lantern Corps #3. The invading robots stand poised for battle over fallen Green Lanterns, among them Guy Gardner and John Stewart. The robots wield Green Lantern constructs and they are undeterred by blasts issued forth from the reader's perspective.

Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi | Artists: Geraldo Borges (pencils) and Scott Hanna (inks) | Cover: Alex Garner
Publication Date: November 16, 2011

The solicit:

Things go from bad to worse as Guy Gardner and John Stewart’s squad of Green Lanterns is vastly outnumbered by the Intruders, a force that knows how to neutralize any green ring’s power. And these invaders have made it abundantly clear: this is personal.

The short: Tomasi delivers a furious if emotionally uneven issue of ring-slinging, racketing stakes, and alarming consequences.

The long:

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Vacation Time.

Hey, I’m heading out on vacation and I’ll be gone through Sunday of this week. I’ve posts queued so there’ll be one review a day through Friday, but if you leave a comment and wonder why it hasn’t been approved yet or why I haven’t replied to you, that’s why. I’ll get to everything when I’m back.🙂