Saturday, February 15, 2014

Smallville: Alien #9 Review

Written by: Bryan Q. Miller
Art by: Edgar Salazar
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: February 14, 2014

Identity Crisis

Batman and Jim Gordon try to identify the "other Clark", but when Batman finds out who the killer is he goes dark.  Chloe realizes Gotham isn't a great place to raise a family and Nightwing sees just how right she is. Meanwhile in Russia, the multiverse is in jeopardy and Lex wonders where Superman is these days. The way things are going, Clark may show him very soon.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #5 Review

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Scott Hepburn
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 12, 2014

It's a Full House

I love the Rogues.  Their warped sense of honor and humor make them my go-to bunch of so-called villains.  Unfortunately, their Forever Evil tie-in has been hit or miss.  I really liked last issue and mentioned in my review how much I was anticipating this issue.  Well the wait is over and I'm happy to say that I like this issue even better than the last.

Green Lantern Corps #28 Review

Written by: Van Jensen
Art by: Bernard Chang
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 12. 2014

Green Suicide Lantern Squad

Van Jensen's Green Lantern Corp is the Lantern book for those who like character moments and development, even over action scenes.  Sure, Corps has plenty of action, but it is the varied, unique and interesting members of the Corps that make this book work so well.

Nightwing #28 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Russell Dauterman
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 12, 2014

The End is Near

I'm assuming that most readers are at least a little familiar with what's going on in Forever Evil.  If not, let me just say that things aren't going great for Nightwing.  Moreover, Kyle Higgins recently announced that he was leaving Nightwing after issue #29 and the book is canceled after issue #30.  So, Higgins has been saddled with the job of finishing his book, but ending it so it leads cleanly into Forever Evil.  I have always had complete faith in Higgins when it comes to Nightwing and this issue proves that my faith is well founded.

Superman/Wonder Woman #5 Review

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Tony S. Daniel
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 12, 2014

(Wonder) Woman Power

Wonder Woman goes home while Superman fights Zod and Faora.  Batman likes to say "I told you so" and if Diana doesn't help, Superman will have to agree.  Superman bleeds while Wonder Woman kicks butt and in the end, this book makes me love comic books,  Chares Soule and Tony Daniel more than ever.

Justice League 3000 #3 Review

Written by: Keith Giffin an J.M. DeMatteis
Art by: Howard Porter
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 12, 2014

Escape From...

Flash is dead, Hal Jordan is a slave of the sexy kind and Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman have been teleported to a Penal (I said Penal) Planet.  The Wonder Twins plan may is really falling apart. Meanwhile, a place and person from the past are messing with the Trinity's minds.  Oh yea, Superman is still a jerk.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Batgirl #28 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Gail Simone
Art By: Fernando Pasarin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 12, 2014

Vampires, The Hell You Say.

Last issue we saw Batgirl's tie-in to Gothtopia, but that's done now.  Even though you might want to see to Blue Bell swinging over the peaceful streets of Gotham, you're going to have to finish that off with Detective Comics.  So for us that means we're back to normal, and beginning a new Batgirl story, and if last issues dark and powerful tale was any indication how Gail Simone is going to be writing her stories in the future then we have another powerful story ahead of us.  So I'll stop wasting time and jump right into it.

Batman #28 Review

Written by: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV
Art by: Dustin Nguyen
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 12, 2014

Eternally Grateful

Batman #28 puts the brakes on Zero Year and gives the reader a peek at Batman Eternal.  Instead of explaining it, Snyder and Tynion drop the reader square into the mess that is Gotham.  I usually try not to spoil too much in my reviews, but I'm going to be extra careful here.  It really is an issue to go into blind and enjoy every page turn for yourself.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Detective Comics #28 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: John Layman
Art By: Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2014

Batman Takes The Red Pill.

Last issue of Detective Comics started this Gothtopia madness, and from there we've gone all throughout the Bat Family deemed important enough, or not busy enough to throw into this Gothic wonderland.  For Batman we saw him live in the perfect Gotham, to realize his world was a lie, and get thrown into The Crane Center for Health and Wellness.  Hopefully our favorite hero who's living in a strange perfect world can find his way back to the hell he was used to, and we can get some more badass brooding going on.  Let's dive right in.

Injustice: Year Two #3 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: February 11, 2014

I'm Seeing Red

Injustice has been a book filled with WTF moments and jaw dropping revelations.  Tom Taylor isn't a one-trick pony though, and it's his character development and dialogue that has made this book my favorite.  Season Two has continued the goodness (and the bloodshed) and each of the first two issues have had crazy whack funky moments that reminded me why Tom Taylor should be praised.  This weeks issue slows things down and it's all the better for it.

Phantom Stranger #16 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Fernando Blanco
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 5, 2014

 No More Blight, But On With The Fight.

Last issue of Forever Evil: Blight we saw many things.  Constantine and Nightmare Nurse unleashed the demons that dwell within their souls with the Blackmare Curse, Phantom Stranger and Pandora went and channeled their light inside the collective unconscious, and after all the JLD's dicking around trying to stop this evil smoke monster, it took Chris Esperanza to become the Spirit of Redemption to finally stop Blight.  So now that Blight's gone it's time for a rest right?  Well it would be but now that the psychic barriers are down, Constantine knows where the Justice Leagues are, and most important he knows where Zatanna is.  So it looks like we might be in for a rescue mission, but not the one we were expecting.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Adventures of Superman #42 Review

Written by: Fabian Nicieza
Art by: Phil Hester
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: February 10, 2014

Sugar and Spike Make Everything Nice

Adventures of Superman has been a book that I look forward to each week.  What I love about it is that it gives varied writers the chance to write Superman stories they always wanted to.  Favorite villains have made appearances and Superman has found himself and the World in serious jeopardy.  This week, Fabian Nicieza gives us a funny little one-shot spotlighting Clark Kent's babysitting skills.

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #13 Review

Written by: Christos Gage
Art by: Iban Coello
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: February 8, 2014

System Overdrive part 5 of 8: Upgrade

Last issue, Brainiac took over Earth and I mean he took over Earth.  The Heroes have gathered at the few places Brainiac and his slave armies haven't conquered yet, but it doesn't look good. The only hope of defeating him is with magic, but he has built Nth Metal towers to neutralize that threat.  However, the Justice League has a magical hero that is so powerful, Brainiac doesn't stand a chance.  Right?

Smallville: Alien #8 Review

Written by: Bryan Q. Miller
Art by: Edgar Salazar
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: February 7, 2014

Alien: part 8 of 12

Lois and Nightwing investigate "Dave's" death and fight some punks while discussing boy troubles.  Otis worries about Lex, keeps secrets and never drinks on the job.  Lex and Clarke investigate the spaceship in Russia, witness the Multiverse and start an awesome fight.

Just For The Hell Of It Mondays 2/10/14

Oooo I just love me some fan films of my favorite heroes.  So for this Just For The Hell Of It Monday, I figured we'd take a look into a Elseworld, where what we think we know, is turned on it's ear.  A fan short where the creators took great characters, fun ideas, and a low budget and made a film to break up the boredom of the beginning of the week.  I hope you enjoy, and I hope they continue to make good looking videos like this.  Boosh!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Batman '66 #27 Review

Written by: Jeff Parker
Art by: David Williams
Cover Price: $1.99
Release Date: February 5, 2014

Everybody Chill...or Freeze

Mr. Freeze is one of my favorite villains from the '66 TV Series.  In fact, the character owes all of his success pretty much from his appearances.  The producers had gone through the most popular villains and needed more characters to fight the dynamic duo. They found Mr. Zero from a 1959 comic, renamed him Mr. Freeze and the rest is history.

Weird Science News: Week of February 5, 2014 Edition

Man, what a week.  George Zimmerman and DMX announced they were going to box, but then it was cancelled.  I was actually looking forward to the winner fighting Young MC.  That and DMX had promised to urinate in Zimmerman's face.  Really?  That sounds more like something R. Kelly would do.  Also this week; Leonardo never did drugs, the X Factor was cancelled, Jessica Simpson is skinny for now, Kelly Ripa didn't wear makeup, a Teen Mom had another kid and Jimmy Fallon said goodbye with Muppets.  Ok, now that you know what's going on in real life...

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