Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Future State: Suicide Squad #1 Review




Blowing Up Heads In The Future


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: January 26, 2021


It's the year 2030 and it's time to see what the Suicide Squad and Amanda Waller are up to in the future and if that wasn't enough, we also get to find out what the Justice Legion Alpha are up to in the 853rd Century...... or more accurately as far as the title, find out what's going on with Black Adam of that era. Let's see if these stories feel important to the rest of Future State or if they're just out there doing their own future-y thing. Let's check it out.

Future State: Legion of Superheroes #1 Review

 


Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Riley Rossmo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 26, 2021


Review by: Comic Boom! Rocky.  Check out his awesome YouTube Channel HERE

The premise of DC Comics’ Future State titles is obviously a focus on the ‘future’ of various DC heroes. For that reason, it seems somewhat odd to give the heroes of the 31st Century their own ‘future-state’ story.  Writer Brian Michael Bendis has struggled to convey to readers a cohesive narrative of the 31st Century within ‘standard-time’ continuity. Accordingly, imposing a ‘time-jump’ on the franchise of the Legion of Super-heroes risks adding further confusion to the already convoluted team history. Does the risk pay off? Let’s time jump in and find out.

Future State: Aquaman #1 Review



Written By: Brandon Thomas
Art By: Daniel Sampere
Colors By: Adriano Lucas
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 26, 2021

Future State: Aquaman #1 is a flash-forward and a backward and sideways story about the current Aquaman, Jackson Hyde, training and caring for Arthur Curry and Mera's daughter, Andy aka Aqualass aka Aquawoman. While out on a training session, Jackson and Andy are mysteriously transported to another Earth through the Confluence, a portal that connects all oceans on all world. As Jackson and Andy hop from world to world, trying to find their way home, they're eventually separated, and Jackson is captured when he believes Andy is killed. Or is she?

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #4 Review






The Killer is Revealed



Written By: Katana Collins, Sean Gordon Murphy
Art By: Matteo Scalera
Colors By: Dave Stewart
Letters By: Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 26, 2021

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #4 picks up some time after issue #3 with Harley paying a visit to Bruce Wayne in prison for insight into the obsessive criminal mind. Meanwhile, Starlet and the Producer lay a trap to entice Hector to come to the Gotham Film Academy. Harley and Duke visit the Academy for different reasons, and the trio walks right in to see everything.

Future State: Superman Vs. Imperious Lex #1 Review




My Planet, My Rules


Written By: Mark Russell
Art By: Steve Pugh, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Carlos M. Mangual
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 26, 2021


It's the year 2050 and Mark Russell has brought back Lexor, the planet ruled by Lex Luthor and in this issue, we'll see the trials and tribulations of trying to get this planet ruled by a villain into the protection of the United Planets. Now, that doesn't sound all that remarkable but don't jump to conclusions just yet because maybe Lexor has more going on for it than the premise of this story would suggest. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Future State: Batman/Superman #1 Review

 

The Island of Dr. Oh, No!

Written By: Gene Luen Yang
Art By: Ben Oliver
Colors By: Arif Prianto
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Art By: Ben Oliver
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 26, 2021


Future State: Batman/Superman #1 kicks off a near-future adventure where a nasty street drug with unpleasant side effects is spreading through Metropolis. The drug allows people to mutate their face into an animal of their choosing to escape detection by face recognition. Superman tracks the flow of drug sales to Gotham. Batman explains the drugs are gaining in popularity by citizens wanting to hide from the Magistrate surveillance, but the drug's damage is worse than the benefit. With prime Dark Detective sleuthing, they find the author of the drug is a new version of an old villain who's more revolutionary than criminal, and it's up to the World's Finest to stop him.

Future State: Dark Detective #2 Review


Dark as Knight

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Art: Dan Mora
Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Letters: Aditya Bidikar
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: January 26th, 2021

Even though I absolutely loved issue #1 (I gave it a 9.5/10), I was worried that the plot holes would just remain as open-air questions that are never resolved. Maybe it's just the culture that I'm used to with DC at the moment, but issue #2 follows through.

Monday, January 25, 2021

PREVIEW: Future State: Superman Vs. Imperious Lex #1





Written By: Mark Russell
Art By: Steve Pugh, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Carlos M. Mangual
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 26, 2021

Welcome to Lexor, home of the greatest businessman in the Multiverse: Lex Luthor! After years of prosperity, Lex’s utopia is at last ready to join the ranks of the United Planets and promote peace among worlds. However, Lex has never done anything unless he had something to gain from it. What could he be up to this time? Sounds like a job for Superman and his wife Lois Lane, the Earth representative to the U.P.! It’s time the Man of Steel shut down this former Metropolis magnate once and for all!

PREVIEW: Future State: Suicide Squad #1





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: January 26, 2021

The Suicide Squad enters the Future State era as Amanda Waller uses Task Force X to save the world and remake it in her image-but what happens when the team shows up to stop her? And in the second story in this extra-sized issue, Black Adam, the immortal one-time champion of the wizard Shazam, rules the planet Kahndaq in the 853rd century. Can he save the future from a threat rooted in the past?

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Future State: The Next Batman #2 Review and *SPOILERS*


Dystopia

Written By: John Ridley
Art By: Laura Braga, Arif Prianto
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: January 19, 2021

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

The Next Batman book started off with an interesting issue but there are a ton of ways that we can still improve. The biggest hurdle that this book has to overcome is the high price. DC has to deliver in order for their customers to justify buying in on these books, especially if they are considering getting two or more issues. However, there are definitely some interesting ideas that are being expressed in this book and I’m legitimately interested in where the story will take us. So, let’s jump into this new issue and see where they want to take us.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

DCeased Dead Planet #7 Video Review - It's All Over, Johnny!

 


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Future State: Shazam! #1 Video Review - Shazam Spells Bad

 


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