Thursday, July 2, 2020

DCeased: Hope At World's End #4 Review


My Boy Was Just Like Me

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Marco Failla
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 30, 2020

I have been enjoying Hope at World's End, even if I want Tom Taylor to give readers more of an ongoing story to get us going towards the upcoming Dead Planet.  Well, we do seem to get the start of that in this week's chapter, but is it one of those, "be careful what you wish for situations?"  Let's find out in our Video Review...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Supergirl #42 Review and *SPOILERS*


Wrapped in a Bow

Written By: Jody Houser
Art By: Rachael Stott, Cris Peter
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 30, 2020

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Well, at long last we have reached this issue. It’s time for things to come to an end. I started reviewing this series when it was brought back from cancellation. Bendis had just hopped on the the Superman books and he told his story, sending Kara off on a brand new adventure. What followed was a rather enjoyable run from Marc Andreyko as he took Kara through space, only to be ended prematurely by a tie in. Then Andreyko started a new story with Leviathan but that was quickly ended when the book was dragged into another crossover. This book’s tie-in to that crossover was done by the current team. It wasn’t very good at all but at least they were trying to make the book good despite having almost no creative freedom when it comes to the character. Following all of this, the book went digital only and announced it’s upcoming cancellation. The previous issues was one of the worst comic issues that I’ve ever seen. Now, we stand at the end of it all seeing where we leave Kara until another series inevitably pops up. Let’s jump in and see where it leads us.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Batgirl #46 Review


Not So Golden

Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 24, 2020

I have not been enjoying Batgirl much lately.  Since Cecil Castellucci took over the book during the Year of the Villain story, I gave her the benefit of the doubt, but this book keeps getting worse each month.  Unearth followed by this liquid metal nonsense?  Really?  These are the stories available for one of the best characters in the DCU.  I must not be the only one having problems because the sales are awful. I still have to review it and am hoping it suddenly become readable... yea, I'm not asking for much.  Let's see what we get...

Plunge #4 Review


Writer: Joe Hill
Pencils: Stuart Immonen
Colors: Dave Stewart
Letters: Deron Bennett
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 23rd, 2020


In the last issue we find the crew of the Derleth still "alive" and that they've got gifts for their visiters. A Walk-Man like device that can read people's souls (myrrh), an oil that can power cities for millions of years (frankincense) and something that causes people to kill each other so they can have it when they see it (gold). We just saw the latter, as three of the McReady's crew died in a scrap for that item, and the only survivor lost an eye.

Aquaman #60 Review


Hey Hey Mama

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist: Miguel Mendonca, Romolo Fajardo Jr., and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 24, 2020

I have enjoyed Kelly Sue DeConnick's run on Aquaman so far.  After a slow start, things have picked up, and Andy, the Aquababy, is so damn cute that you can't help but smile every time you see her!  The problem is, she is missing, and that burns my toast, big time!  Kelly Sue better stop playing games and give us back our Aquababy right now!  Well, does she?  Let's find out...

The Low, Low Woods #6 Review



"BELLS TO REST, LAMBS TO SLAUGHTER"

Writer: Carmen Maria Machado
Artist: Dani
Colors: Tamra Bonvillain
Letters: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 23rd, 2020

Another Hill House series concludes, but will things be tied up or even fully explained?


Teen Titans #42 Review



Blood Trail


Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Javier Fernandez, Marcelo Maiolo, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 23, 2020


Now that the Djinn War is over, it's time to see what's left of the Teen Titans after that last arc, where it looked like that not only the team wasn't really friends anymore, but that they were completely shutting down the team as well.  It would be kind of weird having a Teen Titans title without an actual Teen Titans so let's jump into this issue and find out what happened to Brother Blood after he was mind-wiped by our heroes, sent out into the world and then given his memories back when the magic faded.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Suicide Squad #6 Review


Rules and Regulations

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas, and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 23, 2020

While it's a surprise that this book isn't doing better, sales-wise, I am glad that DC Comics is making an effort to change that.  Last week, the Squad were in Flash Annual #3, and this week, Batman shows up. Plus, last issue's cliffhanger and the Deadshot spoiler have to get more readers, right?  I hope so, because this book deserves more success.  That said, how is this issue?  Let's find out...

Red Hood: Outlaw #46 Review



Unlocking The Door


Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: Paolo Pantalena, Travis Mercer, John Livesay, Arif Prianto, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 23, 2020


The Untitled are back and have changed up their M.O., but that's not going to stop the Outlaws from kicking ass and still not knowing their names......... you know, being the Untitled and all.  In our previous issue, we discovered that those Dark Obelisks that the Untitled were collecting opened up a path to the Chamber of All, a place where anywhere you want to go is open to you.  Now let's see if this doorway can be shut down and what is actually behind the Untitled's return.   Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Batman Beyond #44 Review



Hostile Takeover 


Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Sean Chen, Sean Parsons, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 23, 2020


Apparently, the League of Assassins isn't happy with Damian Wayne as their leader and have decided that the real way to go is with their new leader Zeh-Ro and his ideals of taking Ra's Al Ghul's ideas to the extreme.  For this to go down though, they'll need Damian out of the picture, and with the League of Assassins, that doesn't mean sending him on a lengthy vacation.  Back in Neo Gotham though, Terry McGinnis is back in action, while Elainna Grayson makes her way closer to becoming the new Batwoman, good and proper.  Let's jump into this issue and see if Terry can save Damian from his fate and if we'll discover what Zeh-Ro has in store for the world at large.  Let's check it out.

Justice League Dark #23 Review



Cutting Out The Rot


Written By: Ram V, James Tynion IV
Art By: Kyle Hotz, June Chung, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 23, 2020


It's the conclusion to the Parliaments of Life story arc and with it, the war of the Parliaments.  Previously, we saw Dr. Fate talking to the Parliaments of Stone, Waves, Flame and Vapors to try to get them to help out and put life back in balance and after a little convincing, that included the idea that these Parliaments dig humans because of the stories they tell about the Parliaments, they agreed.  Now it's all about getting Abby Arcane back as the sole Avatar of the Rot and kicking Anton Arcane right in the keister.  Let's jump into this issue and see how all of this plays out and what the face of the DC Universe will look like by the end.  Let's check it out.

The Flash #756 Review


Writer: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Christian Duce, Luis Guerrero, and Steve Wands
Release Date: June 24, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Well, that whole Paradox thing ended with a thud, but at least we got Reverse-Flash back in the book, right? I mean, it felt like at least three issues since we last saw him! All that Paradox setup and the promise of a Flash/Reverse-Flash team-up ended up just a prelude to this Reverse-Flash Family story, which will be okay if this story hits and hits hard. Does it? Let's find out...

Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Review



Green Lantern's Light!


Written By: James Tynion IV, Geoff Johns, Cullen Bunn, Dennis O'Neil, Ron Marz, Peter J.Tomasi, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie, ChrisCross, Robert Venditti, Mariko Tamaki, Sina Grace
Art By: Gary Frank, Steve Oliff, Tom Napolitano, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Alex Sinclair, Rob Leigh, Doug Mahnke, David Baron, Carlos M. Mangual, Mike Grell, Lovern Kindzierski, Clem Robins, Darryl Banks, Hi-Fi, Josh Reed, Fernando Pasarin, Wade Von Grawbadger, Gabe Eltaeb, ChrisCross, Jordie Tarragona, Luis Guerrero, Steve Wands, Rafa Sandoval, Ivan Plascencia, Dave Sharpe, Mirka Andolfo, Arif Prianto, Gabriela Downie, Ramon Villalobos, Rico Renzi, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: June 23, 2020


It's time for another Anniversary!...... they just keep on coming!  Yeah, we've had some delays for this to finally get to us, but boy can I tell you that it came out right on time in my mind.  It's been a while since we've had any real Lantern action going on in DC Comics, besides for what crazy stuff that Grant Morrison is up to in The Green Lantern and John Stewart having a weird-ass tattoo ring in Justice League and because we've been lacking in the emerald light, in my opinion, this Super Spectacular is a sight for sore eyes and I'm happy as hell as a Green Lantern fan to get it.

Batman #93 Review



Show Me the Money!

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Guillem March, Javier Fernandez, Tomeu Morey, David Baron, and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 24, 2020

As we get closer to the Joker War, I want to get to the Joker War!!!  It's not that the Designer story is terrible; it just seems to want to get to the Joker War as well, so what the hell, let's do it!  I guess that's not how things work, so Tynion has a few more issues to dot his Ts and Cross his Is before the big crossover arrives at Batman #95.  So, how is this latest issue?  It looks like old Jimmy boy was right on a couple of things, and that always makes me happy.  What am I talking about?  Let's find out...

Justice League #47 Review



Forgiveness Is Divine


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 23, 2020


A fight of Primeval proportions is on as the Justice League have come face to face with the embodiment of Tartarus itself, the older than old God that the prison was named after.  If that wasn't enough, we still need to get The Spectre and Jim Corrigan back together before Themyscira and the world tear itself apart, due to the grudges and resentments that people carry within them all the time.  Let's jump into this issue and see how our Justice League gets out of this one alive.  Let's check it out.

Monday, June 22, 2020

PREVIEW: Justice League #47


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 23, 2020


"Vengeance Is Thine" conclusion! The Justice League battles through the dreaded Pit of Tartarus, mythological prison to the most wretched creatures imaginable.  Batman, Superman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman must resolve their long-held grudges while they still can-and before the world burns. Yet even if they succeed, they must still defeat the monster that lives and rules at the dark base of Tartarus.

PREVIEW: Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1


Written By: James Tynion IV, Geoff Johns, Cullen Bunn, Dennis O'Neil, Ron Marz, Peter J.Tomasi, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie, ChrisCross, Robert Venditti, Mariko Tamaki, Sina Grace
Art By: Gary Frank, Steve Oliff, Tom Napolitano, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Alex Sinclair, Rob Leigh, Doug Mahnke, David Baron, Carlos M. Mangual, Mike Grell, Lovern Kindzierski, Clem Robins, Darryl Banks, Hi-Fi, Josh Reed, Fernando Pasarin, Wade Von Grawbadger, Gabe Eltaeb, ChrisCross, Jordie Tarragona, Luis Guerrero, Steve Wands, Rafa Sandoval, Ivan Plascencia, Dave Sharpe, Mirka Andolfo, Arif Prianto, Gabriela Downie, Ramon Villalobos, Rico Renzi, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: June 23, 2020

In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil could ever escape their sight! The Green Lanterns are celebrating 80 years of keeping the DC Universe safe. Join us to see tales of all of the universe's most legendary Green Lanterns: Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and appearances from other cosmic favorites! A legendary lineup of creators including Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Jeff Lemire, Ivan Reis, and others will be keeping the galaxy glowing bright! 

PREVIEW: Suicide Squad #6


Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 24, 2020

The hunters have become the hunted! Task Force X is the world's most wanted-on the run from heroes and villains alike and no closer to taking down the puppet master who's been pulling their strings. But even if they go to ground, there's no hiding from the World's Greatest Detective, and it'll take every deadly trick in their playbook for the Squad to escape the wrath of Batman!

PREVIEW: Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2


Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Artist: Amanda Conner
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: June 24, 2020

Over the course of her illustrious and very high-class career, Harley's met pretty much every super-villain who ever worked in Gotham City. Some hate her. Some love her. But none of that's gonna matter once they see how many zeroes there are on the bounty The Joker's offering for her head! Sorry, Harley-it's just business. Your next of kin will understand, right? Meanwhile, Cassandra Cain finds herself in the unenviable position of being Harley Quinn's bodyguard...but this could be her opportunity to learn a little about, y'know, loosening up? If she's currently wound too tight, then just sit next to Auntie Harley...she's got more than her share of loose screws!

PREVIEW: The Flash #756


Writer: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Christian Duce
Release Date: June 24, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

At last-the Flash is free of Paradox, but that freedom came at a great cost. For years, the Reverse-Flash has wanted Barry Allen to suffer, but he's always been defeated by the Flash Family! Now the Reverse-Flash is going to build his own family to help him get the revenge he demands! This issue kicks off a new, epic story that will force the Flash into what may be his final race!

PREVIEW: Batman #93


Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Guillem March
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 24, 2020

Batman faces off with the Designer as "Their Dark Designs" reaches its epic climax! In the last year, Batman has lost more than he could have imagined, and now he faces a cost so dear it will change the course of his life. And there is worse on the horizon. In the midst of all the horror, he can feel the drumbeat of battle. "Joker War" is coming, and Gotham City will never be the same.

PREVIEW: Aquaman #60


Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist: Miguel Mendonca
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 24, 2020

Mera wakes up from her coma more powerful than ever before...but finds her kingdom in absolute peril! Meanwhile, with Ocean Master hell-bent on kidnapping the infant Princess Andy to assert his power, Aquaman takes his daughter on the run-as far away from the water as he can manage!

Batman and the Outsiders #13 DC Comics Video Review - On Pause


Batman and the Outsiders are ready to take down Ra's al-Ghul and... wait a sec, they seem to be in a holding pattern!  Check out what we thought in our Batman and the Outsiders #13 Video Review...

Young Justice #15 DC Comics Video Review - It's Just Us!


After 15 issues, Brian Michael Bendis is finally ready to reveal some big answers!  Are they to the questions we were asking, though?  Let's find out in our Young Justice #15 Video Review...

Superman #22 DC Comics Video Review - Don't Mess Up!


Brian Michael Bendis wraps up the Truth, but is it a satisfying ending to such a long buildup?  Let's find out in our Superman #22 Video Review...