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Coming and Going To Netflix Canada October 13 – 19, 2019

Avail. 10/14/19

Martin Matte: La Vie, La Mort…Eh La La..! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Quebecois comedy star Martin Matte serves up embarrassing personal stories, a solution for social media trolls and more in this mischievous special.

Avail. 10/15/19

Citizen Kane

Dennis the Menace

Avail. 10/16/19

Ghosts of Sugar Land NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A group of suburban Muslim friends trace the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS.

Avail. 10/17/19

THE UNLISTED — NETFLIX FAMILY
Identical twin brothers Dru and Kal uncover a secret government plot to control and track Australia’s students.

Avail. 10/18/19

The Yard (Avlu) NETFLIX ORIGINAL
After a fateful domestic clash, a devoted mother finds herself in prison and fighting to survive in hopes of reuniting with her daughter.

BABY

Baby: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Chiara and Ludovica find their lives spinning out of control as they navigate relationships, high school dramas and new corners of Rome’s underworld.

Eli  NETFLIX FILM
Eli is the story of a young boy (Charlie Shotwell) plagued with an unknown, debilitating illness that requires him to live completely sealed off from the outside world. After exhausting every option, his parents (Kelly Reilly and Max Martini) put their trust – and his life – in the hands of a doctor (Lili Taylor) whose experimental, cutting edge treatments at her clean house facility may hold Eli’s last hope. As Eli undergoes the tremendously intense process that could potentially cure him, he begins to be haunted by experiences that make him question who he can trust and what is lurking inside the house. Co-starring Sadie Sink.

Interior Design Masters — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Aspiring interior designers transform a variety of spaces from dowdy to delightful as they vie for a life-changing contract with a top London hotel.

The House of Flowers: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The de la Mora family grieves a loss while trying to recover sold businesses, plotting revenge and entangling themselves in romantic disasters.

THE LAUNDROMAT

The Laundromat NETFLIX FILM
A widow (Meryl Streep) investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners (Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas) exploiting the world’s financial system. Steven Soderbergh directs.

LIVING WITH YOURSELF

Living with YourselfNETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Netflix original series LIVING WITH YOURSELF is an inventive existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better? Miles (Paul Rudd) is a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife (Aisling Bea), his career, and his very identity. Told from multiple perspectives, the eight-episode series was created and written by Emmy® Award winner Timothy Greenberg (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (The Battle of the Sexes, Little Miss Sunshine) and stars Paul Rudd and…Paul Rudd. Greenberg executive produces with Anthony Bregman and Jeff Stern for Likely Story, Tony Hernandez for Jax Media, Dayton, Faris, Rudd, and Jeff Blitz.

MeatEater: Season 8 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Steve’s journeys in search of such delicious game meat as venison and mutton take him as far afield as Mexico and Alaska.

Mighty Little Bheem: Diwali — NETFLIX FAMILY
From decorating his home to devouring sweets, join Bheem as he makes merry — and a bit of mischief — while the festival of lights is in full swing.

Seventeen NETFLIX FILM
To find his therapy dog, a 17-year-old escapes from juvie and embarks on a journey of reconnection with his brother and grandmother through Cantabria.

Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales Collection 2 NETFLIX FAMILY
The fun continues for Lucky and her friends with more adventure than ever before. Wherever they go, it’s quite a ride — and you get to come along!

Suits: Season 8 New Episodes

Tell Me Who I Am — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
After losing his memory at age 18, Alex Lewis relies on his twin brother Marcus to teach him who he is. But the idyllic childhood Alex paints is hiding a traumatic family secret that the twins must finally face together decades later.

Toon: Seasons 1-2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Reclusive, socially awkward jingle composer Toon must navigate the nightmarish world of show biz after a viral video skyrockets him to fame.

Unnatural Selection — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Pioneers in gene-editing techniques and artificial intelligence confront ethical and technological challenges unlike any humanity has faced before.

Upstarts NETFLIX FILM
Upstarts, is a bromance about three college graduates from small-town India, captivated by the startup mania sweeping the country. As they enter the rollercoaster startup ecosystem of big dreams, big money and bigger sharks, they are faced with a big choice – their dreams, or their friendship. Directed by Udai Singh Pawar, Upstarts is produced by Raja Menon, Janani Ravichandran and Jawahar Sharma of Bandra West Productions. This film is supported by real-life heroes from the startup world in Bengaluru.

 

Leaving 10/15/19

Reservoir Dogs

Coming And Going To Netflix Canada October 6 – 12, 2019

Avail. 10/7/19

Heartland: Season 12

Justice League

Match! Tennis Juniors NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A tennis prodigy battles the odds to excel on the court while balancing schoolwork and inspiring fellow players on his team.

Avail. 10/8/19

Deon Cole: Cole Hearted — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Chicago’s own Deon Cole is relentlessly hilarious in his first hour-long Netflix original comedy special, Deon Cole: Cole Hearted. Doubling down on his unrestrained and engaging set from the Netflix stand-up comedy series, The Standups, Cole beta tests bottomless jokes about offering mints to strangers, dining while Black, post-sex salutations and the preservation of comedy as the last raw form of expression.

The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween NETFLIX FAMILY
When Halloween is declared illegal, best friends Harold and George search for a clever way to fight back against the outrageous new law.

Avail. 10/9/19

RHYTHM AND FLOW

Rhythm + Flow NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and Tip T.I. Harris search for the next breakout hip-hop star in this music competition series. Starting October 9, new episodes of Rhythm + Flow will roll out each Wednesday, with different phases of the competition featured across 10 episodes.

Schitt’s Creek: Season 5

Avail. 10/10/19

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Riverdale: Season 4 NETFLIX ORIGINAL (weekly episodes)
Dark teen series Riverdale returns for its fourth season, now with its teenagers getting ready for senior year.

Ultramarine Magmell — NETFLIX ANIME
Decades after the sudden birth of a new continent, a young rescuer-for-hire provides aid to adventurers exploring this dangerous, uncharted world.

Avail. 10/11/19

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie — NETFLIX TELEVISION EVENT
Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, the Netflix Television Event EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE follows fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) as he runs from his captors, the law and his past.

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The Forest of Love NETFLIX FILM
Auteur Sion Sono helms the fictionalized retelling of how one charismatic leader led his followers down a bizarre, gruesome, deadly and depraved path.

Fractured NETFLIX FILM
Driving home after a tense holiday weekend with his in-laws, Ray Monroe (Sam Worthington), a well-meaning but overwhelmed family man, pulls into a rest area with his wife Joanne (Lily Rabe) and daughter Peri (Lucy Capri). The trip takes a turn for the worse when Peri is hurt in an accident and the family rushes to a nearby emergency room run by a staff with dubious intentions. After being sent away for further testing Peri and Joanne vanish and all records of their visit disappear. Ray’s concern turns into a desperate race to find his family and discover the truth of what happened to them.

Haunted: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In an all-new season of true-life terror, real people recount unsettling run-ins with demons, ghosts and more, as told via dramatic reenactments.

Insatiable

Insatiable: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In season two of Insatiable we find Patty dealing with, well, a lot. Her past is haunting her, and her struggle to be “good” is becoming harder and harder each day as she battles her inner demons. And Bob – well – he’s helping her cover up Christian’s murder, but just how far will his loyalties go? Will he continue to allow his romantic relationships, his career ambitions, and his integrity to take a beating, just to help Patty pursue her pageant dreams? And when beauty queens start going missing, who’s to blame? Patty’s rage? Or is there more at play?

La influencia — NETFLIX FILM
Back in her childhood home to care for her comatose mother, Alicia is forced to face a past she thought she’d buried and a body that refuses to die.

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Plan Coeur: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Four months after bidding farewell to her BFFs, Elsa stages her return to Paris. But guilty secrets take a toll on her love life and her friendships.

The Awakenings of Motti Wolenbruch NETFLIX FILM
Pressured to marry a nice Orthodox Jewish woman, Motti is thrown for a loop when he falls for classmate Laura, who his mother will never approve of.

YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 2 NETFLIX FAMILY
In a series of magical missions, quick-witted YooHoo and his can-do crew travel the globe to help animals in need.

 

Avail. 10/12/19

Banlieusards NETFLIX FILM
Noumouké, 15, must decide which of his brothers’ footsteps he’ll follow: law student Soulaymaan or mobster Demba. Directed by Kery James and Leïla Sy.

 

Coming To Netflix Canada September 22 – 30, 2019

Avail. 9/23/19

Team KaylieNETFLIX FAMILY
After a brush with the law, teenage celebrity billionaire Kaylie Konrad is court-ordered to lead an inner-city wilderness club.

Avail. 9/24/19

Atomic Blonde

Jeff Dunham Comedy Special 2019

Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ventriloquist and renowned comedy star Jeff Dunham talks parenting and pink eye, all the while skewering political correctness as only he can, in his second Netflix Original stand-up comedy special, Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself. Filmed at the American Airlines Center in his hometown, Dallas, Texas, Dunham is literally beside himself with his posse of unusual suspects: Walter, Bubba J, Peanut, José Jalapeño on a Stick, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and newest addition Larry – the high strung, chain-smoking, on-again, off-again personal advisor to the President.

Avail. 9/25/19

ABSTRACT

Abstract: The Art of Design: Season 2NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Abstract: The Art of Design returns to take you beyond blueprints into the art, science, and philosophy of design. The series goes inside the minds of the world’s greatest designers, showcasing the most inspiring visionaries from a variety of disciplines whose work shapes our culture and future.

Birders — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Border walls are no barriers to birds — or the people on both sides fighting to protect them.

Glitch: Season 3 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
More people rise from the grave and old friends become new threats as the mystery — and danger — intensifies in Yoorana.

Lethal Weapon: Season 3

This Is Us: Season 3

Avail. 9/26/19

Explained: Season 2NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
The billionaire boom. Athleisure wear. The lure of cults. Explore current events and social trends with this compelling, celebrity-narrated series.

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 15

Avail. 9/27/19

BARD OF BLOOD

Bard of Blood — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Kabir Anand is settling into his new life as a Shakespeare professor in the remote mountains of Panchgani when a call from the PMO thrusts him back into the world he is trying to forget. A brilliant agent who served under the recently murdered Sadiq Sheikh, Kabir was expelled from RAW because of a disastrous mission in Balochistan ten years prior. Kabir must now revisit those ghosts, avenge his mentor and face his deadliest enemies back in Balochistan while racing against time to save both his country and his long lost love. Based on the book by Bilal Siddiqui, the series is scheduled to launch in 2019 on Netflix.

Dragons: Rescue Riders NETFLIX FAMILY
In the new Netflix original series, Hiccup and Toothless lead the Dragon Riders as they soar beyond the borders of Berk and discover the mysterious Dragon eye — an ancient artifact filled with secrets that will lead them to new lands filled with undiscovered dragons. But the heroes find themselves pursued by marauding dragonhunters, who will stop at nothing to seize the power of the Dragon Eye.

The Good Place: Season 3

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In the Shadow of the Moon NETFLIX FILM
In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer’s crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke’s obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. Directed by Jim Mickle and also starring Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON is a genre-blending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart.

THE POLITICIAN

The Politician NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, has known since age seven that he’s going to be President of the United States. But first he’ll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School. To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image. Full of comedy and sly satire, Ryan Murphy’s The Politician offers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician.

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Skylines NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In Frankfurt, a young and gifted hip-hop producer gets the chance of a lifetime when he signs with Skyline Records. But the worlds of music, organized crime and high finance collide when the label owner’s gangster brother returns from exile to claim his share.

Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound & Fury — NETFLIX ANIME
In a desolate post-apocalyptic wasteland, a noble few wage war against their oppressors. The odds are stacked. But hope for a brighter future means that all is not yet lost.

Vis a vis: Season 4NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A new director and a jailer-turned-inmate arrive at Cruz del Norte. Zulema is reunited with a long-lost relative, while Sole gets life-changing news.

Avail. 9/29/19

Nerve

Tiny House Nation: Volume 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Host John Weisbarth and expert Zack Giffin hit the road to meet aspiring tiny homeowners yearning to build small with maximum ingenuity and style.

Avail. 9/30/19

Mo Gilligan: Momentum — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Comedian Mo Gilligan blends smooth moves and sharp humor as he riffs on humble beginnings, family dynamics and the complex art of dancing in the club.

Bad Moms

Chip and Potato: Season 1

Rush Hour 3

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Storm Boy

What Men Want

Wonder Park

 

Coming to Netflix Canada August 18 – 24, 2019

Avail. 8/20/19

Here Comes the Boom

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Simon Amstell: Set Free — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Honest, introspective comic Simon Amstell opens up about hisneuroses, coming out to his father, relationships and more in a new stand-up special.

The Sinner: Julian

Avail. 8/21/19

American Factory NETFLIX ORIGINAL
From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant,” “A Lion in the House,” “Seeing Red”) comes AMERICAN FACTORY, a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Hyperdrive Season 1

Hyperdrive NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Elite street racers from around the world test their limits in supercharged custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built.

Avail. 8/22/19

How to Get Away with Murder: Season 5

Love Alarm NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In a world where an app alerts people if someone in the vicinity likes them, Kim Jojo experiences young love while coping with personal adversities.

Avail. 8/23/19

El Pepe: Una vida suprema NETFLIX ORIGINALThis documentary follows José “Pepe” Mujica, former political prisoner turned Uruguayan president, as he talks about his life, ideals and the future.

The Girl with All the Gifts

HERO MASK: Part II NETFLIX ANIME
A former LIVE scientist’s daughter may hold the key to exposing its crimes, if James can keep her alive and the SSC can fend off their new director

Coming To Netflix Canada August 4 – 10, 2019

If you are a fan of G.L.O.W. then you will be happy. This is the week that the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling return.  Also your last chance I take it to watch Marvel Studios Avengers: Age of Ultron before it heads to Disney+

Avail. 8/4/19

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.

Avail. 8/5/19

Enter the AnimeNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Seeking to understand anime, Tania Nolan interviews filmmakers behind notable productions from “Castlevania” to “Aggretsuko,” “Kengan Ashura” and more.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

NO GOOD NICK

No Good Nick: Part 2 NETFLIX FAMILY
Steps away from being exposed as an impostor, Nick works harder, faster and smarter to right the Thompsons’ wrongs and spring her father out of jail.

Avail. 8/7/19

About Time

Apollo 13

Marvel Studios Avengers: Age of Ultron

Being John Malkovich

Blue Crush

Friday Night Lights

In Good Company

Ray

Take Me Home Tonight

The Wizard

Avail. 8/8/19

Dollar NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Beautiful executive assistant Zeina reluctantly teams up with self-assured Tarek to chase down an elusive dollar bill worth $1 million.

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The Naked Director NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In 1980s Japan, one determined man turned every crushing setback into opportunity. His name was Toru Muranishi, and he revolutionized his industry.

Wu Assassins Season 1

Wu Assassins NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins.

Avail. 8/9/19

CABLE GIRLS

Cable Girls: Season 4 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Amid social changes in 1931, the friends get tangled in a murder mystery and must work together to solve it before one of them is sentenced to death.

THE FAMILY

The FamilyNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Investigative journalists expose The Fellowship, a Christian fundamentalist organization quietly operating in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

GLOW

GLOW: Season 3 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As the gang kicks off a run of shows in glamorous Las Vegas, power struggles, sexual tension and shifting priorities threaten their bond.

The InBESTigators NETFLIX FAMILY
Four very different kids start their own detective agency and vlog about their adventures, becoming fast friends in the process.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling NETFLIX FAMILY
After 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air.

SINTONIA

Sintonia NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Three teens living in the same São Paulo favela pursue their dreams while maintaining their friendship, amid a world of music, drugs and religion.

Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales NETFLIX FAMILY
Find the fun and adventure of “Spirit Riding Free” in this quick mix of music videos and bite-sized stories featuring Lucky and all of her friends!

Tiny House Nation: Volume 1

Avail. 8/10/19

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2

 

Leaving 8/6/19

Jaws
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

HOUSE OF X #1 – MARVEL COMICS

WRITER – JONATHAN HICKMAN
ARTIST – PEPE LARRAZ
COVER ARTIST – MARTE GARCIA
LETTERER – CLAYTON COWLES

Ambitious. That was my first thought when I heard that JONATHAN HICKMAN was being put in charge of the X-Men re-launch. It’s the one thing that brought me back to a universe that I stepped away from about 4 years ago after multiple re-launches. I’ve read Hickman’s runs on the Avengers, and Fantastic Four and knew , with  him being one of the best “world builders” in the business, that he could get the franchise back on track. JONATHAN HICKMAN  is a novelist who just happens to have illustrations with his novels. For wordsmiths, him just being named to the project was a win. Now onto the review.

Overall, I did enjoy the book. I read it twice as there is a lot there to unpack as someone who has been outside the X-universe for a while. A few of the characters look different (will take me a while to get used to seeing Professor X look like that) and there were some new faces(both human and mutant), but I never really felt lost at any point in time, and upon my second read I had a much clearer picture of where this group of X-Men were at and the threads that tied them together. Some of your favs aren’t front and center, but it’s a 12 part series between HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X and there is plenty of time to get the roster fleshed out. This first chapter had a nice slow burn feel to it which is what it should have.

The first chapter also laid the groundwork very methodically to show you the culture that has formed around the X-Men. Each transitional scene ends with a look at a new language, new power levels, new olive branches to a human race that may yet bridge the divide(vague I know, but I meant what I said by “non” spoiler),A look at the lands, factions of mutants and much more. This book clocks in at about a 45 minute read and HICKMAN fills every minute and details and character driven dialogue. It felt a bit like a chess match where the board was being set for the long term game to come.

There is always that question with any re-launch I find. Is this a good jumping off point, as much as it is a jumping on point?Overall the groundwork JONATHAN HICKMAN has begun to lay feels like this is for folks who have not been long time followers of the X-Men, and it seems continuity from the previous X-Men series was not a high priority in his mind. There’s was one glaring example of this, but it was not anything I really minded and made for an interesting new direction for the character.

There is a much different vibe to this re-launch then previous ones in that it seems the mutants seem to feel they are on much more equal footing with the human race then ever before. Magneto’s demeanor through the entire book is not one of fear, hostility or divisiveness. I could say the same for Cyclops. It’s simply a statement of -this is how mutants are going to exist with humans and this is how their idea(and a brilliant piece of story telling idea that it is)is going to work. Take it or leave it. This first chapter  feels as much a societal story , as a political one and the point, counterpoint dialogue between humans and mutants in the story over mutants place in the world and the distrust that is still there makes for some wonderful conversation.

PEPE LARRAZ’S art was a wonderfully detailed addition to this story. I’ve noted before that facials expressions can say so much and they had plenty of opportunity to do so this issue. From Cyclops firm stance with some old friends, to the last panel of the story, some beautifully rendered art told a secondary story without words. The X-Men felt both gritty and elegant this issue which suited the story. Also, of note, Beautifully done illustrations of the landscape of Krakoa also. I felt this was also a pretty cool nod to Giant Size X-Men #1 which also felt like the beginning of a new era.

If you’ve been looking to get back into the X-Men your probably not going to get a much better opportunity then this. JONATHAN HICKMAN seems like he has a long term plan in mind. I’d be pretty happy if we could get 50 really good issues out of this run. Time will tell.

Til next time

Scott

 

VALKYRIE #1 – MARVEL COMICS

Writers – Jason Aaron & Al Ewing
Artist- Cafu
Colorist – Matt Wilson
Letterer- Joe Sabino.

I’m very fresh to this Asgardian comic universe after many years of being away. I figured with Jane Foster being announced for the new movie “THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER” I should catch up with the goings on in her universe. There’s a nice write up at the beginning of the book, briefly outlining her life up to this point and throughout the story there are more then a few references to the past to give you a good sense of where she is at. On to the review.

Other than curiousity, the art was a strong factor in me picking up this book. From the detailed, magnetic, youthful, looking cover by artist Mahmud Asrar to the strong, angelic inside art of artist Cafu(The first panel is worthy of being a portrait on any wall. Beautiful crafting),I thought the art was on par with the writing in this book, and that is a rarity for me. Facial features, background landscapes, costume renderings, Realm stylings, you name it. All of it really worked for me. Was pleasantly surprised by this. Though in retrospect I shouldn’t be, as Jane Foster is going to be playing a big part in the MCU so it would make sense she is getting” A” talent treatment here.

Jason Aaron & Al Ewing’s writing was also pretty strong in this premiere issue. I love dialogue driven books and this one held up nicely. The first person Jane Foster dialogue gave us some insight as to what came before, so the reader never really had a large amount of questions about why certain things were the way they were. The story some very interesting secondary character introductions(new to me anyway)that I suspect will make for some interesting conversation and storylines down the road. A large key to me for this book will be keeping a balance between the God and the girl(I know she’s not a girl but it’s rhymed and it’s my review).Strong secondary earth bound characters will help with that.

Other then the strong art , the other unexpected surprise of this book was the down to earth feel it had to it. If you liked the Don Blake/ Thor “balance” trials and tribulations of the original series you might feel a bit of nostalgia for this first issue. That and just a pinch of Peter Parker/ Spider-Man life balancing is in there also. For a “Goddess” book I found this ingredient very well done and dispensed through the book. Every good first issue needs a hook to bring you back. This one ended with a page turner, and brought in a villain I would not have associated with this title, and that’s a good thing. Far too many times the arch nemesis is trotted out to pop a first issue and I feel many times that is done too soon. Add to the fact that this villain is now “amplified ” and it’s going to make for an interesting second issue.

I did have a few issues with the overall story. There seems to be a bit of a clique’ to send the hero up against (insert D level villain here) to get the issue started off with a bang. There was more to the story this time, and it recovered nicely, but would have been cool if it could have been avoided completely. Also I found the scene transitions with a few of the characters a little too cut and dry. Overall , I enjoyed the story a lot more then I thought I would. If your looking to try something new, I’d recommend giving it a read. Between the art and writing I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Til Next time

Scott