Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Harley Quinn #22 Review



Written by: Stephanie Phillips
Art by: Matteo Lolli, David Baldeón
Colors by: Rain Beredo
Letters by: AndWorld Design
Cover art by: Matteo Lolli, Rain Beredo
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 27, 2022

Harley Quinn #22 begins a new arc with Kevin heading into the frozen North looking for the League of Assassins and a Lazarus Pit to resurrect one Harley Quinn. Who murdered her and why is the mystery you never knew was waiting for you.

Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 Review



Written by: Bruce Campbell
Art by: Eduardo Risso
Colors by: Kristian Rossi
Letters by: Rob Leigh
Cover art by: Gary Frank
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 27, 2022

Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 takes readers back to the height of WWII when Sgt. Rock and Easy Company are brought into a secret mission - find and destroy Hitler's new factory that churns out zombie soldiers.

The Human Target #7 Review



Written by: Tom King
Art by: Greg Smallwood
Colors by: Greg Smallwood
Letters by: Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: Greg Smallwood
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: September 27, 2022

The Human Target #7 returns from a lengthy hiatus to continue Christopher Chance's investigation into his murder. When Fire takes center stage in Chance's adventure, the answers come hot and heavy, including the one answer that may end it all.

Superman: Space Age #2 Review



Written by: Mark Russell
Art by: Mike Allred
Colors by: Laura Allred
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
Cover art by: Mike Allred, Laura Allred
Cover price: $9.99
Release date: September 27, 2022

Superman: Space Age #2 regales readers with an 80-page tome about life in Metropolis and Gotham during the mid-1970s.

Blood Syndicate #5 Review

Written by: Geoffrey Thorne
Art by: Juan Castro
Colors by: Wil Quintana
Cover art by: Dexter Soy
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 27, 2022

Blood Syndicate #5 brings out the big guns when Rocket and Icon arrive to stop Holocaust's takeover of Paris Island. Did you not see this coming?

Action Comics #1047 Review

Making Warworld Earth's Problem

Written By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art By: Riccardo Federici, Lee Loughridge, Dave Sharpe, David Lapham, Trish Mulvihill
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: September 27, 2022

Action Comics #1047 is a bit of a cooldown issue for Superman.  Mongul is no more and with that Superman can finally return back home and not only see Lois, Jon, and all the people he's missed over that time, but he can get back to doing Superman things..... that is, until Dark Crisis rears its ugly head and snatches our Man of Steel away. Until then, let's jump into this issue and see what a post-Warworld Superman looks like and what he wants to do now that he's home. Let's check it out.

Task Force Z #12 Review

All Zombed Out

Written By: Matthew Rosenberg
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 27, 2022

Task Force Z #12 ends a year of zombie shenanigans with Two-Face and Red Hood, but now we've come to the end, and it's time to see if our so-called heroes will be able to stop the evil plans of Mr. Bloom and finally pull that evil weed at the root. In our previous issue, Bloom with the help of Gotham and Gotham Girl had incapacitated both Jason Todd and Harvey Dent but thankfully because of a dim-witted zombie and a well-placed bomb it looks like Red Hood will be able to get another shot at taking down our title's threat. Let's jump into this issue and see how Task Force Z ends.  

Tim Drake: Robin #1 Review

Tim Drake: Boat Guy

Written By: Meghan Fitzmartin
Art By: Riley Rossmo, Lee Loughridge, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 27, 2022

Tim Drake: Robin #1 has arrived!  It's finally time to get a new Robin series where the greatest of the Boy Wonders is featured front and center once again because everyone has their favorite Robin and reasons behind it...... it really doesn't matter because no one will ever compare to the great Tim Drake.  So yeah, you can say I'm a fan, but the only problem is...... Well, problems..... we have a weird-ass creative team bringing this book to life.  Let's jump into this Robin series and see if Meghan Fitzmartin can do something with our Boy Wonder that feels like it's the actual character or if she just makes significant changes out of nowhere without having any context behind it, or if she forgets huge pieces of continuity to fit the story being told..... not to mention, let's see if we can figure out this Riley Rossmo art.  Let's jump into this issue and hope for the best.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #4 Review


Written by: Meghan Fitzmartin
Art by: Laura Braga, Luis Guerrero, and Pat Brosseau
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 20, 2022
Reviewed by: Jon Wayne
WTF can anyone say about this book at this point? In a series that should be nothing but fun, I’m having absolutely none. I’ve said it before but Meghan Fitzmartin, a woman with a very thin track record in comics, was miscast as the writer here on a book as big as this one. She has consistently bitten off more than she can chew in terms of the meta-commentary, and it has never really landed in a way that makes sense, or that helps progress the story. But clearly “progressing the story” is a foreign concept to Fitzmartin because with only two issues left we’re going nowhere fast.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Titans United: Bloodpact #1 Review



Written by: Cavan Scott
Art by: Lucas Meyer
 Colors by: Tony Aviña
Letters by: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover art by: Eddy Barrows, Marcel Maiolo
Cover price: $3.99

Release date: September 20, 2022
Titans United: Bloodpact #1 pits the Titans against the Fearsome Five during a museum robbery. When the FF's benefactor for their late-night museum withdrawal is revealed to be Brother Blood and Mother Mayhem, a simple heist turns the world upside down.

Batman: One Bad Day - Two-Face #1 Review



Written by: Mariko Tamaki
Art by: Javier Fernandez
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Ariana Maher
Cover art by: Javier Fernandez, Jordie Bellaire
Cover price: $7.99
Release date: September 20, 2022

Batman: One Bad Day - Two-Face #1 finds Batman lending aid to a "reformed" Two-Face/Harvey Dent when Dent's father is determined to move forward with a birthday party clouded by threats of murder.

Harley Quinn: 30th Anniversary Special Review



Written by: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rafael Scavone, Stjepan Sejic, Stephanie Phillips, Kami Garcia, Paul Dini, Sam Humphries, Rob Williams, Cecil Castellucci, Mindy Lee, Terry Dodson
Art by: Chad Hardin, Rafael Albuquerque, Stjepan Sejic, Riley Rossmo, Mico Suayan, Jason Badower, Guillem March, Erica Henderson, John Timms, Dan Hipp, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Colors by: Alex Sinclair, Marcel Maiolo, Stjepan Sejic, Ivan Plascencia, Annette Kwok, Tomeu Morey, Erica Henderson, John Timms, Dan Hipp, Terry Dodson
Letters by: Dave Sharpe, Josh Reed, Pat Brosseau, Deron Bennett, Richard Starkings, Tyler Smith, Tom Napolitano, Saida Temofonte, Clayton Cowles
Cover price: $9.99
Release date: September 20, 2022 

Harley Quinn: 30th Anniversary Special brings together an army of creators to celebrate the (in)famous Clown Princess of Crime in ten short stories guaranteed to feature one Harley Quinn.

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #7 Review



Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Dan Mora
Colors by: Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by: Steve Wands
Cover art by: Dan Mora
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 20, 2022

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #7 (re)introduces the world to Superman's short-lived sidekick, the Boy Thunder. When a refugee from a doomed world travels through Hypertime to arrive on Earth, the World's Finest soon learns Superman's origin story isn't so unique.

The Flash #786 Review

The Fastest Family Alive

Written By: Jeremy Adams
Art By: Amancay Nahuelpan, Jeremy Cox, Peter Pantazis, Justin Birch
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 20, 2022

We're continuing our Dark Crisis tie-ins with this issue of The Flash and while I really thought that the Search For Barry Allen was our only tie-in for this title, it does make sense to continue on because since this series acknowledged Dark Crisis it would be silly to just go back to doing normal Flash things when we know that Deathstroke and his Secret Society are causing chaos all over the world. Now that Barry Allen has been freed from his dream world prison and is teaming up with Hal Jordan to free the rest of the Justice League it's time to see how the rest of the Flash Family are dealing with the Dark Crisis on the home front. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Wonder Woman #1 Review


The Dream is Over

Writer: Tini Howard & Dan Watters
Artist: Leila Del Duca & Brandon Peterson
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: September 13, 2022

These Dark Crisis: World's Without a Justice League tie-in books have not been great.  Taken as separate  Elseworld stories, they are harmless enough.  However, as main tie-ins to the Dark Crisis Event?  Yea, they kind of suck in that light.  So, does this Wonder Woman issue buck the trend or keep up with the shitty status quo?  Let's find out...

Batgirls #10 Review



Written by: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad
Art by: Neil Googe
Colors by: Rico Renzi
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Jorge Corona, Sarah Stern
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 13, 2022

Batgirls #10 continues the hunt for the Hill Ripper as Cassie and Steph work to crack a mysterious code found in their murdered neighbor's "eye." Meanwhile, Killer Moth makes a nuisance of himself, and Steph may have found a love interest.