Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #4 Review



Written by: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing
Art by: Max Dunbar
Colors by: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
Cover art by: Dunbar & Cheng
Cover price $3.99
Release date: July 5, 2022

Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #4 knocks Terry back on his heels as the Sword of Gotham overpowers him at every turn. When Terry seeks out the help of a potential ally, the true scope of the Sword's power shows just how far the Gotham AI's reach extends.

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #2 Review



Written by: Stephanie Williams
Art by: Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, John Livesay
Colors by: Alex Guimãraes
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: July 5, 2022

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #2 flashes back to Nubia's life before she was reborn as an Amazon to reveal her current troubles may be rooted in the distant past with the goddess Sekhmet. When the hospital where Nubia recovers is attacked by a group of mercenaries, it's up to the Amazons and Hawkgirl to protect the innocent.

Monkey Prince #6 Review



Written by: Gene Luen Yang
Art by: Bernard Chang
Colors by: Marcelo Maiolo
Letters by: Janice Chang
Cover art by: Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: July 5, 2022

Monkey Prince #6 unveils the mystical origins of DC's version of the Monkey King to teach Marcus a valuable life lesson about overcoming his fear. But, unfortunately,  Marcus will have to be a quick study when Amnesty Bay is attacked by a giant hermit crab possessed by a demon under Black Manta's control.

Flashpoint Beyond #3 Review






Written by: Geoff Johns, Jeremy Adam, Tim Sheridan
Art by: Xermánico, Mikel Janín
Colors by: Romulo Fajardo Jr., Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Rob Leigh
Cover art by: Mitch Gerads
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: July 5, 2022


Flashpoint Beyond #3 shows the world just how far Flashpoint's Superman has come with a little help from Poison Ivy and Swamp Thing. Meanwhile, an imminent threat to Flashpoint's Earth is discovered, and Reverse Flash learns the meaning of the phrase "Time's Up."

Batman #125 Review



Written by: Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Jorge Jimenez
Colors by: Tomeu Morey
Letters by: Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: Jorge Jimenez
Cover price: $5.99
Release date: July 5, 2022

Batman #125 begins a new ear in the Batman legend as Chip Zdarsky takes over writing duties to usher in a new phase in Batman's history. A murderer targets a string of Gotham's wealthy elites, and when Batman confronts the killer, he finds he's last on the killer's hit list.

Batman '89 #6 Review



Written by: Sam Hamm
Art by: Joe Quinones
Colors by: Leonardo Ito
Letters by: Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: Joe Quinones
Cover price $3.99
Release date: July 5, 2022

Batman '89 #6 concludes the arc with an explosive showdown in Gotham's subways where Two-Face acquires the leverage to rule Gotham and the Batman. Is there anyone left to stop Two-Face?

Batman: Killing Time #5 Review





Written by: Tom King
Art by: David Marquez
Colors by: Alejandro Sanchez
Letters by: Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: David Marquez, Alejandro Sanchez
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: July 5, 2022

Batman: Killing Time #5 clinically, methodically, tediously unveils the penultimate issue with a horrific goon battle in Moldoff Park as Penguin's hired army faces off against Espinoza's government forces to claim the "prize." Amid the chaos, both the narrator's identity and the "prize" will be revealed.

The Joker #15 Review




The Joke's On You!


Written By: James Tynion IV, Sam Johns
Art By: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Lorenzo Ruggiero, Arif Prianto, Tom Napolitano, Sweeney Boo, Becca Carey
Cover Price: $6.99
Release Date: July 5, 2022


Even though we had our finale in the previous issue of The Joker, it's time for the super-secret, jokes on you finale to The Joker series where hopefully, unlike the previous issue, we'll actually have what feels like an ending to this series, where everything is wrapped up and we have a clear idea where the characters involved in this series will end up. So let's jump into this book and see how everything plays out.

Dark Crisis #2 Review


Titans Together... No More


Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Daniel Sampere, Alejandro Sanchez, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: July 5, 2022


Alright, we're getting into our newest Crisis now, where previously we saw the Darkness infused Deathstroke and his Secret Society throw a full-on frontal assault on Titans Tower where not only did it look like Chupacabra might have died, but Nightwing and Beast Boy as well. While people were falling we also had people coming together as Jon Kent went around and tried to form a new Justice League, after the death of his father's team and while he succeeded, what we got was one of the craziest JL teams I've ever seen. Let's jump into this issue and see where our heroes go next in their attempt to hold the Darkness and its body of supervillains at bay. Let's check it out.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Taskforce Z #9 Review

 

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 28, 2022

Are we the baddies? After the shocking (but not really) betrayal by Mr. Bloom, the new Task Force Z is public enemy number one. All of Gotham is hunting for them. They are out of money, out of friends, and out of Lazarus Resin. But now they will have to face their most dangerous foe, yet-and it's one of their own!

After the last issue, I am all about Task Force Z again.  Does this issue keep the momentum going?  Let's find out in our Task Force Z #9 Video Review...

Action Comics #1044 Review

 


Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson, David Lapham
Artist: Riccardo Federici, David Lapham
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 28, 2022

While there is not much time before Kal-El returns to Earth, Philip Kennedy Johnson continues giving readers some Warworld lessons.  Will it all be worth it in the end?  WHo knows, but here is our video review of the issue.


Sunday, July 3, 2022

Robin #15 Video Review - Everything's Coming Up Talia!

 


Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Roger Cruz, Norm Rapmund
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 28, 2022

Now that the Shadow War is over, what is a boy like Robin to do?  Well, how about getting things set up for Batman vs. Robin?  Sounds good to me!  This book has always been about character work, especially when it comes to our main character, and while there are some funny transitions, we are still enjoying it.  Check out our video review of Robin #15

Deathstroke Inc. #10 Video Review - Do We Need Another Year One?!?

 


Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Dexter Soy
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 28, 2022

With all the Dark Crisis stuff going down, Joshua Williamson has handed over his Deathstroke Inc. book to Ed Brisson.  While I like Brisson's writing, for the most part, the big question here is if we need a Deathstroke Year One story.  Check out our video review of Deathstroke Inc. #10

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Detective Comics #1061 Review

 

I Wanna Be Sedated

Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Nadia Shammas, Sina Grace
Artist: Ivan Reis, David Lapham, Danny Miki
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: June 28, 2022

Mariko Tamaki's run on Detective Comics is over, and like her previous runs on Wonder Woman and X-23, I wasn't a fan!  I am not saying she is a lousy writer; she is an Eisner winner, for crying out loud, and her Supergirl Being Super was fantastic.   I also enjoyed the heck out of her Double-Trouble stuff at Marvel.  However, in my opinion, her writing style does not fit big superhero comics; unfortunately, some characters are big superheroes.  It never felt like she got a good grip on Batman during this run, and she even seemed to conspire against him at times.  Tamaki's Batman wasn't very good at being Batman, and while she focused a bit more on Bruce Wayne, he wasn't much better.  We have this last issue to get through, and then Ram V will start his run.  So, how was this finale?  Let's find out...

DC vs. Vampires: Killers #1 Review

 

It Sucks!

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Mike Bowden
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 28, 2022

I was into the DC vs. Vampires book until it went away for months, only giving readers these one-shots instead of actual issues of the max-series.  Seriously, why is DC trying to milk this series?  I guess I know the answer, but if you have been paying attention, this book isn't selling as well as DCeased did, though I think DC might be pretending it is.  So, instead of the beginning of the second half of the series, we get another one-shot, this one featuring Harley Quinn as she tries to run the Gotham Underworld while avoiding the bite of the Vamp  Nation.

The Swamp Thing #14 Review



Written by: Ram V
Art by: Mike Perkins
Colors by: Mike Spicer
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
Cover art by: Mike Perkins, Mike Spicer
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 28, 2022



The Swamp Thing #14 takes Levi Kamei to SPACE with the help of Green Lantern to talk to an invading army of plant aliens. Can Levi broker peace before humanity is wiped from the Earth?