This is the first time the Squad has gone public, so I was pretty excited to see where this crossover would go. Unfortunately, The Janus Directive ends up being largely inconsequential. It’s not all bad though as we got our first look at Peacemaker, who looks primed for typical James Gunn shenanigans (Have you watched Super (2010) yet?) and witnessed some fun superhero action. But I am ready for a return to regular Squad books and next issue promises another personal files story. This one should be good.
Growing up in California during the ’90s, Yia Mua developed and honed his muay thai kickboxing into a spectacular career. Unfortunately, Yia’s life was unexpectedly cut short due to liver cancer. The Bull (2020) is a celebration of Yia’s life, an exploration of his trials and tribulations, and a reminder to love unconditionally. Geek’d Out got a chance to speak with the film’s director, Lu Vang.
From its opening narration, Lost Soldiers #1 quickly established the kind of war story it would be. Instead of glorifying violence, it asked, “who thought this was a good idea?” and more importantly, “how did we get to this point?” It’s a heavy read both in terms of pacing and content but allows for much more breathing room in Lost Soldiers #2.