Doc’s Reviews for the Week of 05/10/2023 – EXTENDED VERSION PART 1!!! – Graham Crackers Comics

Doc’s Reviews for the Week of 05/10/2023 – EXTENDED VERSION PART 1!!!


Well, Hal Jordan is back and by the look of it he is the Hal Jordan of the mid to late 1980’s version. The Hal Jordan we are presented with is fun-loving but borderline arrogant. He’s still trying to woo Carol back even though she has moved on. Jobless, Hal is hitting up Ferris Inc. for work.This Hal relies less on the ring and more on his machismo. Which is pretty much where we were during the 1980’s. Villains and hints of villains are dropped through out the story. And while I am glad that Jeremy Adams’ has been given the opportunity to cut off a good portion of baggage that has been attached to Green Lantern over the years, I have to say that I was never a big fan of Hal Jordan during that timeframe. It also can be said that the 1980’s Hal Jordan is much better than a lot that came after. So, I’m going to go with a 7 out of 10 Grahams.



A very confusing ending to this amazing mini-series is rather a bit of a let down. Future Hourman is not the main villain of the story. Still don’t know what the deal was with the Baba Yaga knockoff. The motives for kidnapping the sidekicks makes no sense. But what I do know is that if you let Todd Nauck fill every page from border to border with fights scenes bursting with obscure Golden Age heroes, I will cut you some slack. It’s also good to know that both the Seven Soldiers of Victory and the new Junior Justice Society will be back in the new Justice Society of America title. And now that we have some younger legacy heroes in the mix, maybe just maybe, DC can correct their horrible mistake with the old 1999 JSA series which had so much promise. We really need to explore and expand on these characters. Where is James Robinson when we need him? This one gets an 8 out of 10 Grahams due to the visual cornucopia of Nauck’s art.



Again, the good folks at American Mythology are thinking outside the box. I mean reallllllly outside the box! In the hands of writer S.A. Check and the art stylings of artist Matt Hansel, this is one weird concept. What if muppet like characters were pulled into a dimension filled with horror movie characters and given an epic quest by McGruff the Crime Dog to find a way home? There you go, summed it up in one sentence. But what Check and Hansel do with this concept is so much more. Meet Pex, Janx, Faddle, Deke, Kat, and Squelch. Who are now trapped in a universe of monster movies. This is a title that has a great deal of promise to it. Why, because it’s just good fun. The characters are easily identifiable, the story doesn’t take a degree in physics to understand, and most people like to be scared. Rated Teen for teen, this one has a wide audience appeal. This one earned itself a 9 out of 10 Grahams.



Writers S.A. Check and James Kuhoric continue to keep the legacy of George A. Romero’s classic moving forward. Seeing the events that lead up to the final fates of the characters in the movie is both fascinating and eerie. Knowing that the daughter’s bite from the bus driver will lead to one of the most terrifying moments in the movie is tragic. Seeing what Ben has to deal with before finding his way to the farmhouse helps explains his actions in the movie. This story delves deep into backstory that makes a lot of sense. This one is highly recommended for fans of the movie. The folks at American Mythology do a great job of staying on track. 9 out of 10 Grahams.




I will alwayd be a sucker for a team-up book. Brave and the Bold, Marvel Team-Up, it doesn’t matter. And so Scout’s newest title immediately caught my attantion. And while I am not overtly familiar with either character, I still had to give a chance and I wasn’t disappointed. Impossible Jones is an amazing character. Funny and smart with a far reaching power set, she’s entertaining even when she’s not performing super feats. And the somewhat straight laced Captain Lightning is the perfect Abbott to her Costello. And while this was my first introduction to the characters, they made an impression. Wondering if Scout Comics could turn this into an ongoing title? I know I’d invest my hard earned cash into some issues. Not something you might be looking for but definaitely something you should read. 9 out of 10 Grahams.