Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Catwoman #14 Review


Writer: V. Ram
Artist: Mirka Andolfo, Arif Prianto, Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

Ram V is back for some more Catwoman action and that's always a good thing, because this run is already getting a bit stale.  There is never much forward momentum and the Creel Family as the Big Bads feels like old hat already.  That's not a problem this month, though, as Ram and Mirka are in the house and ready to kick ass!

Wonder Woman #76 Review


Written By: G. Willow Wilson
Art By: Lee Garbett, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Pat Brosseau
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

I wish I could say I have been a fan of this book since G Willow Wilson took over, but I can't.  I tried to be patient as she struggled to find her footing with Diana, but eventually, I stopped reading it and we even dropped it from the podcast.  Well, I'm back!  I am all caught up and ready to see if G Willow is ready to take the next step and get people buying and talking about Wonder Woman again.  Let's get to it...

Justice League Odyssey #12 Review


Add another ghost to the Ghost Sector

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artists: Will Conrad, Rain Beredo, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14th, 2019

Review by Joey Casco of TheWineStalker.net


Darkseid claims to be the only real hope for life to survive the fall of the Source Wall, but survival of life may not actually be in the best interest of life. He's gone back in time to manipulate the histories of our Odyssey team members to become gods of the planets in the Ghost Sector, and he's created a planet called Sepulkore to replace the destroyed planet of Apokolips.

The maelstrom surrounding the Ghost Sector can protect everything within from the damage that engulfs the entirety of existence, but Darkseid must become a fully powered Darkseid again... and you know that will just allow him to rule over all of remaining life like a tyrant. In the last issue, things really fell apart when our team tried to fight back, and it's about to get even worse. Like, really worse.

Collapser #2 Review and Spoilers


Hole-y

Written by: Mikey Way and Shaun Simon

Art by: Ilias Kyriazis and Cris Peter
Letters by: Simon Bowland
Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

The opening issue of this series was very promising. In Liam James, writers Shaun Simon and Mikey Way had created an eminently likable and engaging protagonist and the issue saw him drawn into the kind of increasingly bizarre series of events that is the stock in trade of any self-respecting out-of-left-field comic book title. With Collapser being a Young Animal book, that's definitely a good thing. More importantly, though, the issue told its story clearly with dynamic art and, the occasional foray into self-indulgent monologue notwithstanding, impressively smooth writing. Will the second issue carry on that trend? Let's find out…


Hawkman #15 Review



The Shadow Thief Is Getting Really Literal


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer, Jeremiah Skipper, Starkings & Comicraft
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019


If you remember last issue and I hope you do, you'll remember that the Shadow Thief all powered up after taking Lex Luthor's offer went and stole Hawkman's shadow.  Yeah, I don't know what that means, but it didn't look pleasant..... almost like Shadow Thief was stealing his soul away, but now it's up to Carter to get it back and to do that he's going to an old friend for help.  Let's jump into this issue and see what The Shade will do to help out our Winged Warrior.  Let's check it out.

Titans: Burning Rage #1 Review



Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher, Jim Charalampidis, and Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $4.99

Release Date: August 14, 2019

I was a fan of this story when it was coming out in the Walmart 100 Page Giants so I am glad it's coming out in comic book shops where more people can grab it.  I thought it suited the whole reason for the Walmart books in that it was a fun time that young and old readers could enjoy and did serve to show new readers why the Teen Titans are so cool.  I guess I am burying the lead a bit in this introduction so let's get to the review...

Detective Comics #1009 Review


Bring a change of clothes

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi

Artists: Christian Duce, Luis Guerrero, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14th, 2019

Review by Joey Casco of TheWineStalker.net


So Batman is going around stopping all sorts of crimes. He's leaving signs with the criminals like "Tried mugging a fellow citizen. I will confess." and "Tried robbing a bus of senior citizens. We will confess." And all this while Alfred is trying to convince him to go home and get some rest for a big day at Wayne Enterprises in the morning. Eventually, Bruce gets home, out of his suit, and he's greeted happily by his dog Ace who even helps him close the curtains in his bedroom by tugging on them with an "rrff". But it's already 6:05am and by 6:07am Alfred is opening up the curtains and telling him to get his butt out of bed.

Batman and the Outsiders #4 Review


Written By: Bryan Hill
Art By: Dexter Soy, Veronica Gandini, Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

I have enjoyed the Batman and the Outsiders booke so far, but it's time it starts getting going at a faster pace, in my opinion.  I mean, Sofia was captured and taken away by Ra's and Batman decided to do a little team building below Gotham rather than go get her?  He talked a good game about not letting her down, but...  So, this issue I am ready for Batman to get the Outsiders and head off to knock some heads in!  Do we get that?  Let's find out...

The Flash #76 Review and *SPOILERS*

Rogue Renaissance


Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomeu Morey
Letters By: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

We have finally gotten out of the Year One storyline and looking back on it, I don’t have particularly fond memories of it. Granted, the story certainly got much better near the end but ultimately ending on a bland note. So I’m very happy that we are returning to our current day Flash but there are a couple things that I’m sure I have forgotten over the past 3 months. So we will be doing a little bit of catch up in this first issue, I’m sure. I’m really hoping that Williamson returns to form to give us an amazing story rather than another slug through the new forces with convenient exposition thrown it randomly. I’m sure the only way were are going to find out is by diving into this issue so let’s just go ahead and do just that.

Event Leviathan #3 Review



Licking Their Wounds


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Alex Maleev, Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019


Oh boy, we're at the halfway point of an event that sadly nobody seems to be talking about.  Maybe it's because nothing has really seemed to happen yet that went beyond anything that we got in the Leviathan Rising prologues and what we saw in DC's Year of the Villain issue.  There's always the chance though that this issue can get something new going in this event and if not new..... then maybe at least fun because really...... We've had a lot of standing around and talking with some muddy looking art in my mind.  Let's jump into this issue and see if any of my problems with this event change and see if it become the big deal that it's supposed to be.  Let's check it out.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

PREVIEW: Titans: Burning Rage #1




Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher, Jim Charalampidis, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! Hawk and Dove lead ordinary citizens in an uprising against the rich-but former Doom Patrol member Mento is pulling their strings! It's up to the Titans to uncover his sinister purpose before someone gets killed! These stories were originally published in TITANS GIANT #1 and 2. 


PREVIEW: Justice League Odyssey #12




Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Will Conrad, Rain Beredo, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

The new reign of Darkseid begins in the Ghost Sector! With the death of the New Gods, he plans to use the Sepulkore to rebuild a new army, but even the great Darkseid couldn't enslave and control the Ghost Sector alone. He'll require the help of the New Gods' newest heralds: Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael!  


PREVIEW: Catwoman #14


Writer: V. Ram
Artist: Mirka Andolfo, Arif Prianto, Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

A secret file out-lining the ins and outs of the criminal underworld of Villa Hermosa is on the streets, and every crook is after it. Whoever possesses this info can control everything, and some of the town's hoods are even bringing in outside agents like Lock-Up and Gentleman Ghost to act as their champions-which, let's face it, you're going to need if you're going to try to outsmart Catwoman. Making things even more dangerous for Selina Kyle, there is also a price on her head. If you can capture the database and kill the Catwoman, the payoff is double!


PREVIEW: Batman: Universe #2



Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Nick Derington, Dave Stewart, Josh ReedCover Price: $4.99Release Date: August 14, 2019
Available to comics shops for the first time! The quest for the secret of the stolen Fabergé egg and its buyer continues as Batman teams up with Green Arrow against the Riddler, then travels to Gorilla City. But is the egg's strange energy adversely affecting the Dark Knight's mind? These stories were originally published in BATMAN GIANT #5 and 6.

PREVIEW: Batman and the Outsiders #4




Written By: Bryan Hill
Art By: Dexter Soy, Veronica Gandini, Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

At last-the Outsiders take off on their mission to rescue Sofia from none other than Ra's al Ghul! But Ra's has other ideas for the quartet, and with the aid of Lex Luthor's mysterious gift, they are playing right into his hand.


PREVIEW: The Flash #76




Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomeu Morey, Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

“Death of the Speed Force” begins! With renewed resolve following the events of “The Flash Year One,” the Flash is back with a new mission, a new outlook and a brand-new speedster HQ. But the Fastest Man Alive is slowing down—and there’s only one explanation: the Speed Force is dying. Plus, the Year of the Villain heats up as Captain Cold uses Lex Luthor’s offer to boost Heat Wave to the next level!

PREVIEW: Detective Comics #1009




Written By: Peter J. Tomasi
Art By: Christian Duce, Luis Guerrero, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

“Take Your Shot" begins! Deadshot has returned to Gotham City following a long stint with the Suicide Squad, and Batman fears that without the oversight of AmandaWaller, Floyd Lawton will go back to his old ways. Meanwhile, after taking Lex Luthor’s offer, Mr. Freeze begins taking action to get exactly what he wants and killing anyone who stands in his way.

PREVIEW: Wonder Woman #76




Written By: G. Willow Wilson
Art By: Lee Garbett, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Pat Brosseau
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

Cheetah returns to these pages with a vengeance! Lex Luthor has given his fellow Legionnaire of Doom everything she needs to slake her thirst with Diana’s blood”¦once and for all!

PREVIEW: Event Leviathan #3




Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Alex Maleev, Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 14, 2019

From the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it’s DC’s biggest whodunit in years! The world’s greatest detectives—Batman, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Plastic Man, the Question and Martian Manhunter—have gathered to solve the mystery behind the true identity of Leviathan’s leaders and the destruction of the world’s top intelligence agencies! Red Hood is their leading suspect—and he is on the loose! Plus, the Silencer takes her shot! This mystery will unleash a new evil on the DC Universe!