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Who reviewed what below?
After each review quote you'll see the initials of the critic who wrote it (and that review).. Here's your key to Who's Who:
AS=Andrew Schumann
BO=Larry "Bocepheus" Evans
DS="Sweet" Dan Sweet
JR = Jim "Good Old JR" Rutkowski

The opinions expressed in the reviews below are not necessarily those of Alternate Reality, Inc.

BOOK OF
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  BOOK OF THE MONTH: SECRET INVASION #8
"Bendis came up with this Marvel event when he took the assignment on New Avengers and didnít bother telling anyone what he had in mind until the wheels were already in fast rotation"  (Bo)
 
  KINGDOM COME SPECIAL #1
"...itís interesting to read a Superman that is older and haunted by the events at this point in his life." (Bo)
  ADVENTURE COMICS SPECIAL #1
" Robinson keeps the science fiction aspects of the character intact but adds a twist..." (Bo)
  TERRA #1
"This pleasant little issue casually moves along and guest stars Power Girl, who is getting her own series from this team" (Bo)
  SGT.ROCK: LAST BATALLION #1
"Tucci is putting on the full court press to get fans to see that this book is out there on Facebook and other places." (Bo)
  ADAM: LEGEND BLUE MARVEL #1
"Broome's done tighter work than this and he seems to be trying a new style here." (Bo)
  ULTIMATUM #1
"This issue has quiet moments and epic ones as well." (Bo)
  X-MEN & SPIDERMAN #1
" ...the main reason fans will go nuts over this project is the detailed and yet extremely lush art of Alberti." (Bo)
  FINAL CRISIS RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS #1
"I do like the story thatís told here but not the misdirection behind it. " (Bo)
  AMAZING SPIDERMAN ANNUAL #1
"Mike McKone also does a great job mixing action with drama." (Bo)
  CAPTAIN AMERICA OPERATION ZERO POINT
"I will say that the Knaufís give us a Cap who comes off more of a regular guy." (Bo)
  SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #1
"We are actually watching Jimmy go from being a kid to a man as the pages turn." (Bo)
  X-MEN WORLD'S APART #1
"The art by Neves is very nice and detailed without being overpowering." (Bo)
  NO HERO #1
"As usual Rypís artwork is incredibly dense and lush." (Bo)
  MARVEL ADVENTURES: SPIDEY #44
"Peter is asked to do something with the cool kids that should induce a few chuckles." (Bo)
  JUNGLE GIRL SEASON 2 #1
"The audience for this book is the same one that Cho created with his Shanna the She Devil limited series at Marvel" (Bo)
  KULL #1
"I did find the story telling a bit ahead of the artwork here but Conrad isnít a stranger to the world of Howard." (Bo)
  THE STAND CAPTAIN TRIPPS #1
"This first issue is a promising start to what will end up taking up a while to finish up." (Bo)
  X-MEN ORIGINAL SIN #1 and
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #28
"The art by Deodato is pure magic in the issue." (Bo)
  X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #2
"The art is from inker Dan Panosian and itís not bad. Skottie Youngís story is as I said, pretty cool." (Bo)
  NORTHLANDERS #9
"Ormston drops by for a short arc that starts out as something that could be very cool." (Bo)
  AVENGERS/INVADERS #8
"Sadowskiís art seems less rushed this issue..." (Bo)

BOOK OF
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  BOOK OF THE MONTH: GHOST RIDER #26
"Aaronís run on the title has been exciting, scary and filled with action and perfect dialogue." "  (Bo)
 
  ADAM STRANGE SPECIAL #1
"Starlin can write cosmic stuff in his sleep so the story is solid and his art has always been of high quality."  (Bo)
  DEADPOOL #1
"Marvel is nice enough to include a primer on the life and history of one of the most interesting characters in comics." (Bo)
  TERROR TITANS #1
"There are some shocking moments here so be forewarned if you dislike brutality."  (Bo)
  MAGNETO TESTAMENT #1
"Pak masterfully eatablishes the family dynamic and the era and is ably matched with the DiGiandomenico art." (Bo)
  VIXEN #1
"The art looks like Kevin Maguire after he has spent years at drafting school-highly detailed but expressive as well."  (Bo)
  MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #1
"Van Lente starts out with action before getting into the long explanation of the situation at hand." (Bo)
  DCU LAST WILL & TESTAMENT
"One of my favorite sequences involves Batman, Robin and Nightwing on a rooftop preparing for the end"  (Bo)
  CAL MACDONALD CELLBLOCK 666 #1
"The fun here will be seeing Cal get himself out of a bad situation while making sarcastic remarks." (Bo)
  DRAGON KNIGHTS #1
"There are pages in which a whole lot is going on..." (Bo)

-MOVIES-

 
  QUANTUM OF SOLACE
"...it's the shortest of the series but bloated with breathless, high-speed action sequences that"  (JR)

-WRESTLING-

 
  ROH HOUSE SHOW-112208
"There was no noticeable drop of product by the wrestlers and ROH is getting more streamlined with their production." (AS)

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!

-MOVIES-

 
  RELIGULOUS
"Religulous will inspire controversy; whether or not it will inspire actual conversation is yet to be seen."  (JR)

-KIDZ CORNER-

 
  KIDZ CORNER REVIEW
MA SPIDERMAN #44
"Peter does with the cool kids and that something should induce a few laffs" (Bo)

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!
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  BOOK OF THE MONTH: AMAZING SPIDERMAN #568-572
"This book has been more consistent that Countdown, has better art than Trinity and has attracted more major league talent than 52."   (Bo)
 
  KIDZ CORNER REVIEW
MA SPIDERMAN #43
".This issue is a quick read but as I said itís a fun one. " (Bo)
  ULTIMATE ORIGINS #4
"The issue is filled with cool dialogue and the sequence that leads to the creation of the Hulk is well designed by Guice." (Bo)
  CHALLENGER DEEP #1
"...this seems like a rote story that could be written by any college student taking a screenwriting class." (Bo)
  DEAD OF NIGHT #1
"Samneeís art keeps pace with the story, if there was ever a book that needed the mature readers label itís this one." (Bo)
  EL DIABLO#1
"It has action; interesting characters and I have always been a fan of Hesterís art" (Bo)
  SECRET SIX #1
"Scott's art isnít traditional by any means but she has a distinctive style to separate herself from her fellow artists." (Bo)
  SUB MARINER: DEPTHS #1
"Milligan does a masterful job setting the tone and the subtle painted work by Ribic matches his tale stride by stride" (Bo)

BOOK OF
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  BOOK OF THE MONTH: FINAL CRISIS #3
"...Final Crisis is one of the best Ďeventí books that DC has done since Identity Crisis."   (Bo)
  KIDZ CORNER REVIEW
MA SPIDERMAN #42
"This book is for the younger crowd but is enjoyable for everyone.  " (Bo)
  CATWOMAN #82
"...an internal story that shows us just who Selina Kyle really is and her sudden realization of that person." (Bo)
  AIR #1
"Air is completely different from any book on the Vertigo roster... " (Bo)
  FINAL CRISIS: LSH 3 WORLDS #1
"The scope of this series allows Perez to draw as many characters as he can without overwhelming our senses." (Bo)
  SPIRIT #20
"This take on the book isnít as stylish as the Darywn Cooke issues but there is more fun here." (Bo)
  SUPERMAN/BATMAN #51
"...the writing team of Green& Johnson (both write Heroes for NBC with Loeb) seem to have a handle on the title." (Bo)
  X-FACTOR: LAYLA MILLER
"The art work is quirky but not in a distracting way and serves to get the story across." (Bo)
  AMAZING SPIDERMAN #567
"...some fun moments that are surrounded by some cool fight sequences by Jimenez." (Bo)
  ASTONISHING X-MEN #26
"....the art by Bianchi is exceedingly gorgeous but the story by Ellis matches him step by step." (Bo)
  FANTASTIC FOUR #559
"Millar balances their story with cute moments involving Ben and his new girlfriend," (Bo)
  AVENGERS/INVADERS #4
"Krueger and Ross have constructed a story that makes it easy to read and understand. " (Bo)
  CABLE #6
"... never becomes too sentimental and reflects some of the elements seen in the regular X-Men titles to good effect." (Bo)
  ETERNALS #3
"...appeals to older readers who may have picked up some of the Kirby tales back in the day" (Bo)
  FATHOM #1
" Garza does some great work here (which could be one reason for the delays) " (Bo)
  HULK #5
" I had so much fun reading this issue that I read it three times in one day. " (Bo)
  INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4
"Fraction has done a fine job mixing the two worlds of film and comic and Larocca is delivering some of his best work." (Bo)
  NYX NO WAY HOME #1
"There is no action here per se but the story doesnít need it." (Bo)
  PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #22
"This issue could have been called ĎThe Art of Conversationí since the bulk of it is nothing but." (Bo)
  ULTIMATE ORIGINS #3
"Bendis and Guice this time around introduce us to Erik Lehnsherr, the man who will be known as Magneto." (Bo)
  VENOM DARK ORIGINS #1
" I do like the story so I will pick up the remaining issues and hold my nose over the art as I read them." (Bo)

-MOVIES-

  STAR WARS CLONE WARS
"Itís slight, but effective, only requiring a crash helmet for a few of the scriptís more outrageous characterizations."   (JR)
  TROPIC THUNDER
"For all its movie-within-the-movie cleverness, Tropic Thunder says nothing new or particularly funny..."   (JR)

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  BOOK OF THE MONTH: STAR TREK MIRROR UNIVERSE #1
"...art by Messina is shadowy and mysterious in order to set the mood of what is going on in the issue"  (Bo)
  KIDZ CORNER REVIEW
MA SPIDERMAN #41
"The story is light and breezy and will entertain kids. " (Bo)
  FRAZETTA'S CREATURES
"The story is fun but the art by Bergting is a little on the dark side." (Bo)
  DAREDEVIL #109
"As always, the art by Lark and Gaudiano is moody but appropriate." (Bo)
  IRON FIST #17
" Foremanís art is a lot more Ďmuscularí than the art of David Aja but his style works well here" (Bo)
  WOLVERINE 1ST CLASS #5
"...poignant because it involves Loganís past and possible future due to the metal that is within his bones" (Bo)
  ULTIMATE X-MEN #96
"The art duties are shared here by Mann and Peterson but the credits confuse who actually did what. " (Bo)
  UNCANNY X-MEN #500
"...contains elements that should keep fans interested in months then you have something to celebrate here." (Bo)
  X-MEN LEGACY #214
"Carey has used the conclusion of Messiah Complex to go thru the life of Xavier and fill in some blanks" (Bo)
  BATGIRL #1
"This 1st issue is a move back to the Batgirl that fans liked." (Bo)
  CAPTAIN AMERICA #40
"The artwork is its usual high quality self by Epting" (Bo)
  FRAZETTA'S SWAMP DEMON
"Medors art is perfect, he delivers cool but creepy looking demons and hooded druids in a tale of sacrifice and loss." (Bo)
  IRON MAN DIRECTOR O/SHIELD #31
"Everything looks candy coated and bland at the same time." (Bo)
  MOON KNIGHT #20
"Benson does a wonderful job here with both characters." (Bo)
  ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR#56
"The original Harkness was a woman older than dirt while this one is sultry and has a more immediately defined agenda. " (Bo)
  X-FORCE #5
"The new version of X-Force is darker and in many ways much more interesting." (Bo)
  FINAL CRISIS REQUIEM
"I did sense a great feeling of loss while reading this one shot. Mahnke does some of his best work here." (Bo)
  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3
"Pelletier keeps up with the pace with some cool pages that lead up to the quiet and yet mysterious coda..." (Bo)
  INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #3
"The one thing to keep in mind when reading this title is to remind you not to drool over the Larocca artwork. " (Bo)
  NOVA #15
"Normally using two artists on a title within the pages of one issue is confusing but Alves and Burges mesh well." (Bo)
  ULTIMATE ORIGINS #2
"Bendisí story flows nicely but the art from Guice is a sight to see." (Bo)
  WOLFSKIN ANNUA #1
"We get pages of masterful carnage dished out with some smart dialogue." (Bo)
  YOUNG X-MEN #4
"If fans havenít noticed this quality title then they should start because it has a perfect writer/artist combination. " (Bo)
  AMAZING SPIDERMAN #564
"Siqueira's art shows a natural affinity for Spider-Man and his world." (Bo)
  AVENGERS INVADERS #3
"The book keeps the plates moving by also including action sequences as well." (Bo)
  CABLE #5
"The title still hasnít moved that much past its ĎLone Wolf and Cubí nature..." (Bo)
  ETERNALS #2
"The second issue of the new Eternals series has a few balls in the air at the same time. " (Bo)
  IRON MAN: LEGACY OF DOOM #4
"The book has a smooth quality to it and there is a nice sense of fun on each page." (Bo)
  JOKER'S ASYLUM #1
"...written by Rex Mundiís Arvid Nelson and he does a good job chronicling one of the Jokerís escapades." (Bo)
  PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #21
"Chaykin snappily draws the fast paced issue and the coloring is sublime." (Bo)
  SQUADRON SUPREME 2 #1
"...mostly set up but Chaykin knows you have to include some action sequences to keep readers interested" (Bo)
  SUPERMAN #677
"The issue is well written by Robinson, who takes his time to tell the story on both fronts." (Bo)
  CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #0
"Giorello is a damn good artist with a natural affinity for faces and violence" (Bo)

-MOVIES-

 
  DARK KNIGHT
"...we are looking at the definitive comic book movie series..."   (JR)
  HELLBOY 2: GOLDEN ARMY
"...as boundless as del Toroís gusto is, heís still short the ability to rein all of his ideas and sharpen his storytelling"   (JR)
  MOMMA MIA
"... I defy anyone not to sing along to melodies as warm and familiar as these."  (JR)

-WRESTLING-

 
  GREAT AMERICAN BASH-2008
"...up to this point the GAB shows have ended up sucking big time; this show was the exception to the rule."  (Bo)

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!

-MOVIES-

  GET SMART
"...it contain the one ingredient that has been largely missing from most American comedies of late...actual laughs"  (JR)
  INCREDIBLE HULK REVIEW-A-PALOOZA
Bo, JR and Our Man Andy weigh in on this year's Hulk sequel
  WALL-E
"... the movie's never-ending series of visual astonishments are nothing less than awe-inspiring."  (JR)
  WANTED REVIEW-A-PALOOZA
Bo and JR disagree sharply on the Top Cow comic adaptation starring Angelina Jolie

-WRESTLING-

 
  ROH HOUSE SHOW-062808
"Both competitors dug down deep and pulled out all the stops." (AS)

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!

-MOVIES-

  21
"As for the direction Luketic doesnít do a bad job but he is better suited for comedies such as Legally Blonde."  (Bo)
  INDIANA JONES 4
"...it feels as lively and buoyant, as effortlessly entertaining, as you could realistically want in an Indy flick." (JR)
  IRON MAN REVIEW-A-PALOOZA
JR and Bo both review Marvel's first entry into movie making.
  SPEED RACER
"Manic and multicolored, "Speed Racer" is an excess of nothingness."  (JR)

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!

-MOVIES-

 
  THE RUINS
"Fans of the book should know that there are liberties taken- her the producers have gone for a Hollywood ending" (Bo)

-WRESTLING-

 
  SHIMMER 042608 HOUSE SHOW
"Most of the current WWE womenís wrestlers hopefully could learn something after watching this match." (AS)
  WWE BACKLASH 2008
"II have no idea how anyone in the WWE thought that Show was capable of carrying Khali"  (Bo) 
  ROH 041908 HOUSE SHOW
"If the WWE wants to get the tag team division moving again Ring Of Honor has the blueprint of success" (AS)

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!

-MOVIES-

 
  WRESTLEMANIA 24:
"I can safely predict that the Money in the Bank match will be the one most people talk about afterwards."   (Bo)

BOOK OF
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-MOVIES-

 
  2008 ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS
Bo weighs in with his predictions for 2008's winners

-WRESTLING-

 
  NO WAY OUT 2008
"I have no idea how they're going to squeeze Khali & V into those pods but it is something I am looking forward to" (Bo)

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!

-MOVIES-

  CLOVERFIELD
"...the only thing surprising about the picture turns out to be how unsurprising it is."  (JR)
  SWEENY TODD
""...Burton has cranked up the Grand Guignol aspect of Sondheim's story and tones down the social commentary"  (JR)

-WRESTLING-

  WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2008
"The Cena return came from out of nowhere-and made a rabid crowd even more so."  (Bo)
  ROH 012608 HOUSE SHOW
"The title matches delivered spot on and gave everything in the ring." (AS)

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