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Review: Betty & Veronica #2

I like getting review copies from Archie Comics. With a few exceptions, they’ve been firing on all cylinders with the new Riverdale. I reviewed the first issue, and found it wanting a little, but when Adam Hughes produces an entire comic book, not just the cover, I’ll read the second issue. BETTY & VERONICA #2

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Betty and Veronica #1 Review

There's probably not been an Archie comic that more people have looked forward to since its announcement than Betty and Veronica #1 by Adam Hughes. I, for one, looked forward to sharing my thoughts with you about this comic, until I got the chance to read it. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but therein lies the problem. Please, read to the end of the review.

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Adam Hughes To Create New Betty And Veronica Series

The news has broken today that Adam Hughes will indeed write and draw a new Betty and Veronica title for Archie Comics. As part of the new Riverdale, it's expected to tie in to the story Mark Waid and Chip Zdarsky are crafting in Archie and Jughead. It was first teased during Archie Comics' ill-fated Kickstarter campaign last year, but now the title is coming to comic shops at last.

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Barb Wire #7 Review

After reading the first issue of Barb Wire, I'll have to admit, I let it fall to the wayside. It always seemed to come into our mailbox at the wrong time. The Adam Hughes covers are eye catching as always, but I've been burned by pretty covers before, so I always tread lightly whenever I see a really great cover. I tend to put a large burden inside on the writer and artists to live up to the appeal of that cover. Let's see if Barb Wire #7 follows through.

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Review: Barb Wire #1

[caption id="attachment_52554" align="alignright" width="150"] The Adam Hughes variant[/caption] Dark Horse is really putting the push behind the relaunch of Barb Wire. Their promotion for retailers to trade in Star Wars #1 variant covers in order to get a rare Adam Hughes variant cover of Barb Wire #1 ends tomorrow. If you are a retailer and still want in on getting a Barb Wire #1 variant, then overnight them bad boys to Dark Horse today, because if they don't arrive by tomorrow, then you're out of luck. Now, if all you know about Barb Wire comes from that movie with Pamela Anderson, then you need to stop, forget that the movie ever happened, and give the character another chance. 

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Favorite Variant Covers

I’ve been a little harsh on variant covers lately, mainly because publishers have been prone to overuse them. It’s the old standby of “if you make everything special, then nothing is.” However, there have been some that I really like, so this is maybe going to be a regular thing here, where we feature some

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I’m Torn on Variant Covers

The latest gimmick to get comic readers to spend more money is the variant cover. Sometimes the variants are simply the pencils for the real cover, or a recolored workup of the cover, but this article isn't about those excuses to get someone to buy multiple copies, it's about the ones featuring all-new art. These will be the exact same comic but with a cover by a different artist. Usually, these will be by a "hot" artist or one that's known for knocking out fantastic covers, like Adam Hughes or Alex Ross. These will also be in print runs much less than the original cover, so shops will order more of an issue in order to receive the variant covers, which are then sometimes sold at an increased price. Sometimes, the variant covers are given to artists that while not well known, are considered exceptional. There's also the sketch cover variants which are most easily spotted at conventions with artists of all levels of experience being commissioned to create original artwork for a fan.

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Reviews of Old Comics: Legionnaires #7

LEGIONNAIRES #7 October 1993 Legionnaires #7 is a done in one story that takes place right after a six-issue story-line that was very heavy. At this point in time, when you needed a lighter story with a fill-in artist, DC went to Adam Hughes, most famous at the time for his work on Justice League America. This was before Adam Hughes worked with Wildstorm FX on Gen13 and learned Photoshop which revolutionized his artwork. If you check out Adam Hughes' origins for Wonder Woman and Power Girl in 52 or his work on Dr. Manhattan, you know how even his panel to panel work has been transformed by his evolution. SUMMARY Inferno, Triad, Matter-Eater Lad, Brainiac 5, Andromeda, Apparition, Ultra Boy, and Shrinking Violet are taking a vacation to the Atlantis dome of New Earth. They check into an inn run by an Atlean family complete with a cute mermaid daughter with a crush on Inferno. Operating under the assumption that everything is being comped, Inferno and Matter-Eater Lad indulge in play, and Matter-Eater Lad tries to put the moves on Shrinking Violet, who's interested in just being friends.The Legionnaires get caught in the crossfire of Atlanteans and alien Devil-Fish, and discover that the Devil Fish secretly settled on Earth, and thought the Atlanteans were responsible for the deaths caused when the domed cities of New Earth fled the destruction of Earth.

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