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I completely forgot to post some biweekly pictures, 3 to be exact. So here they are. All involving Vader.

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Yeah, if there wasn’t enough blue in that game, I decided to add some more.

More TARDIS pictures! Can you find it?

*Note: I will be reviewing every #1 issue of DC’s New 52 Universe:

The Flash:

First of all, Hats off to Francis Manapul (artist). One of the most gorgeously drawn, colored, and stylized single issues I’ve seen in years! One thing that I think makes this comic so incredible done is that the artist (Manapul) is also the writer (along with BRIAN BUCCELLATO). I’m not bashing the writers, but no matter how well artists and writers work together, the artist will always have to adjust and fit their designs to the writers’ preference. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does limit and dull SOME comics and stories. Sometimes, when that happens, the story and art doesn’t always flow as nicely as anticipated. With Francis Manapul’s “The Flash”, that is for sure, not the case at all. As the writer AND artist,  Manapul is able to unleash all of his talent, without any restrictions or boundaries to another person’s preferences. Flash #1 flows and reads so well! It really is one of the first times where I’ve really considered the flash as “powerful”.I would kill for a movie adaptation in this style. Every comic book fan can tell you that there is nothing more frustrating than when reading a comic book that has incredible cover art but then really weak art on the inside. Every panel in “The Flash” issue #1 could be displayed as its own cover art. Manapul gives the flash a very unique and retro look to his suit, but yet totally brings his own new excitement and style to the flash, such as the lightning darting across and out of Flash’s costume, along with his new subtle boot and mask redesign. Another thing I enjoyed is that Manapul made Barry Allen into a very likeable character. Let’s face it, the Flash can be a bit of a drag at times. Manapul brings a new, vibrant life to this beloved character. You don’t have to know much about The Flash’s origin before picking up this issue. Francis Manapul does a super swell job introducing the character into a world where he already known who his identity is. I was afraid that this was going to be a very long and boring origin story, but Manapul does a fantastic job of summing it up in less than half a page, along with a gorgeous backdrop of Barry Allen suiting up.    The dialogue was beyond amazing. each panel felt like it flowed seamlessly into the next, creating an almost movie like sense. I very much enjoyed this issue and I very much look forward to reading more in this series and more of Francis Manapul’s work.

Issue #1

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