Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Future State: Suicide Squad #2 Review




You're A Good Man, Conner Kent


Written By: Robbie Thompson, Jeremy Adams
Art By: Javier Fernandez, Alex Sinclair, Wes Abbott, Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Jeremy Cox
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: February 23, 2021


We're Earth-3 bound as we head back to the year 2030 to see what the Justice Squad, led by Kon-El, Conner Kent are up to as they're being hunted by the Suicide Squad of Earth-0. With this being Earth-3 and us having no information going into the first issue, we have no idea if anyone we've seen yet is from the Earth we all know and love or if they're dark mirror versions. Let's jump into this issue and see if we can suss out what's going on in this Suicide Squad comic. Let's check it out.

Future State: Aquaman #2 Review


Is Slavery Okay If It's a Fish?

Written By: Brandon ThomasArt By: Daniel Sampere
Colors By: Adriano Lucas
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Art By: Sampere & Lucas
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 22, 2021

Future State: Aquaman #2 follows Andy from her escape so many years ago to the (future) present Aquaman't prison breakout. In one, long flashback that takes up almost the entire issue, we learn Andy could have escaped the sea monster by slashing its tentacle, that she subjugates sentient sea life to get around, and Aquaman taught her well enough to survive on her own.

It's the Aquaman/woman/lass version of Castaway. It's a talking leg. It's Future State.

Future State: Superman Vs. Imperious Lex #2 Review




Takesy Backsies


Written By: Mark Russell
Art By: Steve Pugh, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Carlos M. Mangual
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 23, 2021


Let's jump back into the year 2050 and see what happens when Lex Luthor tries to get his planet Lexor to be a part of the United Federation of Planets and what that will mean for our Man of Steel when Lois Lane has to go and be the representative to visit the planet of her husband's arch-rival. It doesn't help that Lex needs the United Planets since Superman went and destroyed all his robots that pillaged neighboring planets to secure their resources and wealth. Let's jump into this issue and see if Lex can play nice with others or if he finds another way to be independent and maybe rid of Superman at the same time. Let's check it out.

Future State: Batman/Superman #2 Review


When Narration and Exposition Becomes the Third Character

Written By: Gene Luen Yang
Art By: Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia
Colors By: Arif Prianto
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Art By: David Marquez, Alejandro Sanchez
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 23, 2021

Future State: Batman/Superman #2 hops right back into the action with Superman captured by Mr. Toads Un-men while Batman discovers who's pulling Mr. Toad's strings. Turns out Professor Pyg (didn't Future State: Harley Quinn help capture him?) is running bizarre DNA experiments sanctioned and funded by the Magistrate to develop bio-weapons and bio-surveillance. And it's gross.

Eventually, Batman gets injured but still manages to save Superman from Professor Pyg and his synthetically grown kryptonite medical devices. The reunited duo shut down Pyg's operation, get Toad to remember there's still good in him, and bring in a Future State: Animal Man to fix Gotham's pigeons.

It's gross. It's way too much inner monologuing. It's Future State.

Future State: Superman: House of El #1 Review




Superman Family


Written By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art By: Scott Godlewski, Gabe Eltaeb, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: February, 23, 2021


It's the year 3000 and it's time to get another Superman tale by the next writer of the Man of Steel after Future State is over and that's Phillip Kennedy Johnson. Hopefully, now that he's got his mission statement out of the way with the Superman: Worlds of War series we can jump into this future Superman story and actually get some Superman. Let's jump into this issue and see what the House of El holds in store for us. Let's check it out.

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5 Review

 

Guest Starring Red Hood, Poison Ivy, and (not) Two-Face

Written By: Katana Collins
Art By: Matteo Scalera
Colors By: Dave Stewart
Cover Art By: Sean Gordon Murphy
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 23rd, 2021

In Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5, Harley and Quincy are trapped in the dastardly clutches of Starlet and the Producer. They barely manage to escape, but not before learning the big finale is rapidly approaching.

Harley recovers from the ordeal in a hospital and receives a visit from one Poison Ivy to check on her progress. The visit triggers another Joker origin flashback where we learn Joker has as much in comment with Two-Face than his traditional persona, and in keeping with this issue's theme of combining characters, Red Hood makes a cameo to save Harley from a nasty bomb. But is it Jason Todd under the hood?

Generations Forged #1 Review




Time Of Your Life


Written By: Dan Jurgens, Robert Venditti, Andy Schmidt
Art By: Mike Perkins, Marco Santucci, Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund, Bernard Chang, Joe Prado, Colleen Doran, Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Dan Jurgens, Kevin Nowlan, Hi-Fi, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: February 26, 2021


It feels like it's been forever since we stepped into the time-shattered Universe of Generations Shattered but we're finally back and we can find out if our team of superhero misfits from all points of time can lay the smackdown on Dominus, the unmaker of worlds. When last we left this story we saw that Dominus had thrown our heroes into different times, not only separating them but stranding them so that time would continue to be Dominus' plaything. Let's jump into this issue and see where our heroes went and how they'll make their way back to Vanishing Point to end this would-be crisis. Let's check it out.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Future State: The Next Batman #4 Review and *SPOILERS*


With a Whimper

Written By: John Ridley
Art By: Laura Braga, Arif Prianto
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: February 16, 2021

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

The Future State book for Batman has been pretty good so far. While simple the story has been very entertaining. The only thing holding this book back is the high price. Again, it is hard to recommend books like this when they cost so much. If it was a three or four-dollar book, then it would be an easy recommendation, but at eight dollars and with a bunch of other stories that may not interest the reader, it’s very difficult to give a full push to. Our current book is dealing with a lot of issues that are very interesting and this being the last book in this future state series, I am excited to see them capitalize on all of these ideas that they’ve been setting up for the past three issues. So let’s jump into this final issue and see where the story takes us.

Batman/Catwoman #3 Review and *SPOILERS*



Blood Runs Deep

Written By: Tom King
Art By: Clay Mann, Tomeu Morey
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 16, 2021

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

The latest series from Tom King has started out actually fairly well. Granted, there are a ton of head-scratching moments. The story constantly switches between different periods of time but since they don’t give any indication as to when they change, you often have to figure it out several panels in. The story has straight up unwritten plot points of the previous issue and moved on like it never happened. However, despite all of these blatant mistakes that shouldn’t be getting approved, I actually am intrigued by this series. All the problems in this book do not dissuade me from wanting to learn more as the storylines are actually very interesting with some great dynamics between all of our characters. I just wish the details were a bit tighter. Anyway, lets jump into this new issue and see where this story takes us.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

DC Comics Future State Week 7 Video Reviews - Next Batman, Superman Worlds of War Catwoman, Nightwing, Shazam & More

 

Future State continues on as a bunch of books conclude this week, but do they finish up strong?  Check out our mostly spoiler-free video and find out!  Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel here:

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Future State: Shazam! #2 Review




Underworld Unleashed....... Again


Written By: Tim Sheridan
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Marcelo Maiolo, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 16, 2021


The future continues to look bleak in the year 2029 as Captain Marvel (Shazam) has separated from Billy Baton and has let the power go to his head to the point where he's not just fighting super villains and superheroes, he's killing them. Let's jump into this issue and see if we can understand the long game that Neron is playing when he granted Shazam's wish to separate from Billy and what evil our Mightiest Mortal is going to unleash on the world because of it. Let's check it out.

Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #2 Review


It's over, Johnny. IT'S OVER!

Written By: Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad


Art By: Jen Bartel
Letters By: Pat Brosseau
Cover Art By: Jen Bartel
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: February 16, 2021

Nubia - Backup Story

Written By: L.L. McKinney

Art By: Alitha Martinex, Mark Morales
Colors By: Emilio Lopez
Letters By: Becca Carey

Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #2 concludes this possible version of Diana's future with the end of all life, a visit from a "spectral" friend, and the beginning of Star Trek '66 (?).

Meanwhile, Nubia gains insight into forgotten corners of her origins when Grail's plan comes together with the help of an old Wonder Woman enemy.

It's over. I have nothing clever to say about this book. It's Future State.