Saturday, October 18, 2014

Catwoman #35 Preview

Written by: Genevieve Valentine
Art by: Garry Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

Meet Selina Kyle – Crime Boss of Gotham City! Spinning out of events in BATMAN ETERNAL Selina has accepted the family mantle and embraced her true criminal side, but is Gotham City ready for her reign? And with the Cat away, who’s the stranger haunting the empty rooftops of the city? Don’t miss the start of a bold new direction for Selina Kyle by the new creative team of novelist Genevieve Valentine and Garry Brown (Five Ghosts, Iron Patriot).

Smallville: Continuity #8 Review

Written by: Bryan Q. Miller
Art by: Ig Guara
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 18, 2014

I don't know what happened to my favorite book.  For so long, Smallville has been the highlight of my Friday (I know how bad
that sounds), but what I've been reading the past few weeks just seems off.  I don't know if it has anything to do with the book ending after this arc or something more dark and nefarious, but Bryan Q. Miller hasn't been on his game. Suddenly, a book built on great characters has a bunch of out of character moments and a writer who has given us so many great stories seems to be mailing it in.  I still have faith in Miller to return to form and give fans an awesome conclusion to this book, but unfortunately, that comeback doesn't start this week.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The New 52: Futures End #25 Preview

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Patrick Zircher
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

The revelation of their ultimate adversary forces the S.H.A.D.E. team to find a new ride as they learn what it means to watch for the Storm.

Some more badassery from Five Years From Now dealing with Frankenstein, Amethyst, Hawkman, Black Adam and Ray Palmer vs. the forces of Brainiac.  Don't get your self hyped too much though because even as cool as that is, the issue will probably just bring you down by dealing with Tim Drake stalking his ex-girlfriend and her complaining that he didn't tell her about his past.......AGAIN.  Getting kind of sick of that nonsense.  But like always I'm excited to read the next chapter of this series.  If the cover is any indication we'll also get to see Superman put the smack down on the Robot Brainiac Monster and I'm all for that.

The Multiversity: The Just #1 Preview

Written By: Grant Morrison
Art By: Ben Oliver
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

The next chapter of the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!

When they last collaborated, Grant Morrison joined artist Ben Oliver (LOBO, BATMAN/SUPERMAN) for the acclaimed ACTION COMICS #0. For their next team-up, the two superstars take a spin around the self-obsessed Earth-16 – a.k.a. Earth-Me!

With all of the world’s threats having been handled long ago by their parents, the next generation of supers – including Chris Kent, Damien Wayne, Alexis Luthor, Offspring, Megamorpho, Donna Troy and more – find themselves labeled as superstars more often than super heroes. But with that fame comes complacency, and when a massive threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen surfaces, this pampered crew finds themselves in way over their head. What secret is Damien keeping from Chris that could tear the world’s finest friends apart? Who is the mysterious killer lurking behind the scenes among these spoiled super-children? And what chance do they stand against the monstrous villain that’s murdering its way cross the Multiverse? All that and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter three of the MULTIVERSITY saga. Join us, if your dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!

I really don't know what to think about this issue.  It's Grant Morrison and it's probably going to be weird as hell and be a pain in the ass to review and someone is going to say somewhere how Morrison has so many layers.  Someone is always saying that.  Seriously though I have no idea what to think about a bunch of self centered superheroes.  Is it going to be like a whole planet of Booster Gold's?  Because while I love Booster, I think a bunch of Boosters would just get annoying as hell.  Oh well we'll see what we get soon enough and I'm always hoping for the best.

Secret Origins #6 Preview

Written by: Cullen Bunn, J.M. DeMatteis Cliff Chiang and Brian Azzarello
Art by: Kevin Stokes, Goran Sudzuka, Cliff Chiang, Ruy Jose, Igor Lima
Cover Price: $4.99

Release Date: October 22, 2014

The same month the acclaimed creative team on WONDER WOMAN exits that book, they arrive to tell the Amazon Warrior’s secret origin! Plus, the beginnings of Deadman by J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Stokes, and Sinestro’s origin by series writer Cullen Bunn and artist Igor Lima!

I have not been too keen on the Secret Origin book so far, but this brief preview has me excited for the Wonder Woman story this month.  It doesn't hurt that it is one of the last we'll get from Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang and that it has such a great silver age retro look by Goran Sudzuka.  Plus, it's downright hilarious. If that's not enough, we get a Deadman story by J.M. DeMatteis and Cullen Bunn Sinsestro origin.  I'm already jealous that Eric gets to review this one.

Top 5 Fridays: Top 5 Actors We Want To Play DC Characters

For this week's Top 5 Friday, I figured we talk about the big buzz on the interwebs; that's right the upcoming DC Films that were announced this week.  In case you've been under a rock all week, we've found out that a slew of DC movies have been announced and I have been transported to some sort of Nirvana here as I patiently wait for all my favorite superheroes to hit the big screen.  Seriously I think I might have died and since I wasn't a complete asshole my entire life I was granted the reward of having these films get made, because honestly I wasn't sure it was ever going to happen.  So we've got Batman V. Superman and Suicide Squad in 2016, Wonder Woman and Justice League in 2017, The Flash and Aquaman in 2018, Shazam and Justice League 2 in 2019 and Cyborg and Green Lantern in 2020.  These next five years might be the best five years of my life and I'm not ashamed to say that the prospect of getting my superheroes on the big screen is way better than anything that I may have considered happiness to this point in my entire life.......... Okay I'm a little ashamed.  But with all these big announcements we have the problem of casting the flicks and people like me either bitching or praising the choices made for people to play my favorite characters.  So here I figure we'll look at what Jim and I consider the best choices for a few characters and even say "fuck you" to some of the choices already made and show you our choices instead.  So let's check out the Top 5 Actors We Want To Play DC Characters.

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #10 Review

Written by: Rob Williams
Art by: Tom Lyle
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 16, 2014

Sensation Comics has been such a great title for Wonder Woman fans and the fun continues this week.  I'm a huge fan of Rob Williams (if you haven't read his recent The Royals: Masters of War series, do so now!) so when I saw he was writing this week's one-shot, I knew I'd like it.  That's why I love this book.  Every week or so a new creative team gets a shot at telling their Wonder Woman story and they range from serious character studies to fun team-ups and everything in between.  This week may be the best Byth story I've read in a long time and how can you top that?

The Flash #35 Preview

Written by: Van Jensen, Robert Venditti
Art by: Brett Booth
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

It’s The Flash vs. Future Flash as these two super-speedsters battle for the fate of Wally West! Will a Flash die?

First let me say, both the regular cover and the monster variant look incredible.  Also, how dare a man ruin a perfectly good bowl of cereal.  I don't care if the guy happens to be his electrical blue future self, that's just a complete waste.  I could see if it was Kix, but if it was Rice Krispies Treats or Oops! All Berries then I can see why they are fighting to the death.  Cereal destruction aside, I can't wait for this issue and my mind is already reeling thinking how everything will change if (or when?) the Future Flash dies.  Time travel always messes with my brain.

On further review, it looks like Barry is eating Frosted Flakes...a classic for sure, but not one of my personal favorites.

Earth 2: World's End #3 Preview

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Tyler Kirkham, Ed Benes, Jorge Jimenez
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

With Earth 2’s United Kingdom falling under the rule of one of Apokolips’s invaders, Hawkgirl and Doctor Fate race to London. But with Nabu in control, Fate’s motives might not be as pure as they seem.

Now while the prospect of having a Doctor Fate and Hawkgirl heavy issue tickles me to the point of almost being obscene, these preview pages on the other hand show everything but what this solicit promises.  I personally love Hawkgirl and Fate and would love to see a book featuring them more and when I see that a quarter of the book is already dedicated to every other character, I start to get worried.  I understand that solicits for the most part are bullshit, but man did I get happy reading that and then immediately had that happiness dashed by not seeing a single panel featuring these two.  Now don't get me wrong, these pages look awesome and it's insane to think that this book would just leave us on the cliffhanger that this week's issue ended on and not follow up on it the next issue.  Mostly I think I'm in this book to see Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and Doctor Fate shine and those are the characters being left behind it seems.  Still excited, but we'll see what next week's issue brings.

Aquaman #35 Preview

Written by: Jeff Parker
Art by: Sean Parsons, Paul Pelletier
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

The shocking truth is revealed: The tomb of Aquaman’s mother is empty! But there’s something sinister about this development that will change Arthur’s life forever!

I've been a fan of Jeff Parker's run and this issue looks like a good jumping on point for anyone who has been on the fence.  It may just be me, but the cover looks like an old Sega Genesis case (which I think is awesome) and the aftermath of the Triton Base catastrophe looks interesting.  I still don't like Dr. Shin, but Arthur's "Air Force One" looks incredible.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Batman/Superman #15 Review

Written by: Greg Pak
Art by: Pascal Alixe, Diogenes Miguel de Neves, Marc Deering and Cliff Richards
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

...Light the Corners of My Mind

If you haven't been reading the Clean Slate story, let me catch you up.  Kaiyo Chaosbringer and Lord Satanus are playing a fun little game called, "Let's erase Batman and Superman's memories".  I'm still not sure why, but they seem to be having a good enough time with it.  Batman and Superman...not so much.  They are trying to figure out what to do while those around them either help or hinder the process. We have Catwoman getting all "Memento" with Superman and Batman watching people die as he struggles to be more like "him".  The concept may sound intriguing, but the reality has been far from good.  Unfortunately, that trend continues this issue.

Teen Titans #3 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Will Pfeifer
Art By: Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

Domo Arigato Ms. Roboto

Last issue of Teen Titans I got the impression that I really wasn't liking the new direction.  Yeah that's as much of an opinion that I could get out of my sideways brain.  I got the impression.  But enough about me, the second issue consisted of Bunker being pissed about hate mongers and then blowing off some steam with Beast Boy by putting out a fire and destroying the leader of the terrorists from the first issue who happens to be a robot girl named Algorithm.  Red Robin was doing his detective thing trying to get to the bottom of the terrorist group and Raven went and watched a concert with a Raven themed band.  Not much Wonder Girl going on with the exception that it seems Cassie has some groupies just like Raven, only Wonder Girl's consist of  a group of girls that go around dressed like the hero and beat the hell out of would be criminals with baseball bats.  So yeah, not the best fan club.  In the end we discovered that Algorithm wasn't dead and recreated herself with the help of the man pulling her strings: Manchester Black who has schemes to have STAR labs moved to another location and there for set up the exploding bus that was headed for the lab in the first issue.  Now all this sounds alright, the problem I had is that the Titans don't seem to be working as a team and that's a crucial part of the book for me.  Okay let's get to this month's issue.

Earth 2: World's End #2 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Weems, Paulo Siqueira, Cam Smith, Jorge Jimenez
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014


Well last week I had a hell of a time trying to convey the story of Earth 2: World's End and I don't know if it was because I wasn't feeling well and my brain went temporarily sideways or if the book was just so jam packed with knowledge of the past, present and bits of secret past knowledge, which seems like it could haunt this world's future.  Anyway what I took away from last week's issue is that the war has just started on Earth 2 and our heroes are now facing a new threat from Apokolips in the form of the Four Furies.  While a Fury emerged from a different fire pit across the world, the one our heroes must deal with at the moment goes by the handle War and with a name like that I can only hope that our heroes will come out on top.  Let's check out what World's End has in store for us this week and maybe gleam what this series will give us in the future.

The New 52: Futures End #24 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Jesus Merino, Dan Green
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

In Space Nobody Can Hear Brainiac Robots Coming For Dat Ass!

Okay for our quick recap this week to get you caught up, let me tell you about Frankenstein, Amethyst and Hawkman who were up until recently held captive by Brainiac until they were rescued by Ray Palmer and Black Adam.  Now all they have to do is escape.  Tim Drake under the assumed name Cal Corcoran was recently dumped by his girlfriend after she learned that he was keeping his life before they met, you know the whole Red Robin thing, a secret.  After what looked like him stalking her while she jogged, Tim learned that she now has a coffee date with Ronnie Raymond.  Since we brought up the one half of Firestorm, we might as well bring up the other half.  Jason Rusch now with a lot of free time since Ronnie and his falling out, has been working on a teleportation machine with his boss Dr. Yamazake and off in Africa Constantine was tracking down an ancient Brainiac Robot Monster and lucky for him, he found the long missing Superman instead.  After a bit of "Come on, You're Superman" pep talk, Superman decided to go after the monster and hopefully put an end to the Robot Monster's massacre walkabout.  That's about all you need to know going in, so let's check out what Five Years From Now has in store for us this week.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Batwoman #35 Review

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Georges Jeanty
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014 Space

Batwoman is one of my favorite books.  I enjoy it for what it is, a street level adventure that is equal parts dealing with the everyday struggles of life and balancing that with being a superhero.  While I have enjoyed Marc Andreyko's run (dare I say as much as J.H. Williams'), the last couple issues have turned the book upside down, on it's side and upside down again.  I haven't agreed with everything he's done, but it is Andreyko's book and I'm glad to see him take it from Williams' shadow and into his own territory.  Now that Futures End is over (thank God), we can get back to our stories which means Batwoman in...Space?

Supergirl #35 Review

Written by: Tony Bedard
Art by: Jonboy Meyers
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

Filler Up

I usually don't review Supergirl, but like last issue, this is part of the Doomed story...sort of.  It says so on the cover, but while it does tie-in a bit to the last issue, this is more of a Supergirl/Red Hood one-shot than anything else.  Usually I'd be okay with that since I love both Kara and Jason Todd, but what we get here just isn't that good.

Justice League #35 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

Searching For Skeletons

When we last strolled through the pages of the Justice League.......... Hell that was only two weeks ago.  WE'RE ALL CAUGHT UP PEOPLE! WOO!!!!  Anyway the last issue of Justice League showed us Lex Luthor getting a little advice from the other Leaguers as they tried to nonchalantly poke and prod to see what Lex's true intentions were for joining the League.  Even with the secretive prods, it seems that Bruce is simply planning on uncovering something illegal when Wayne Enterprises and LexCorp become partners in trying to make the world a better place and I know that Luthor is probably still a bad dude, but their partnership actually seems like something that could benefit the world and shouldn't be used simply as a ruse to get Lex arrested, but oh well.  It also seemed like Power Ring: Jessica Cruz was getting acclimated with controlling her new terrible power and in the end we saw her getting a handle on it and we saw that Lex is not only partnering up with Bruce Wayne and the Justice League, but has some secret plan with the illusive Owlman and you know that can't be good for anybody.  Okay so let's quit jibber jabbering about what happened then, let's check out what's going on now.

Batman and Robin #35 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Peter J. Tomasi
Art By: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

Apokolips Or Bust

Last issue of Batman and Robin we saw Batman tell Red Robin, Red Hood and Batgirl his plan to invade Apokolips and get Damian's stolen body back, but that he wanted the three of them to stay behind and protect Gotham in his absence.  Since Bruce was finally completely honest with them, they all agreed and went off on their superheroic way.  But this trio of heroes weren't the only ones to visit Batman before he took the suicide plunge into Apokolips, it seems that Dick Grayson was waiting in the wings and since he's supposed to be dead waited for everyone to leave to come out and say hello to his former partner.  Some touching words went down and finally Batman broke into the Justice League Watchtower and retrieved his "Hellbat" suit and Boom Tubed his way to getting his son's body back.  It was a really excellent issue and if you haven't read it yet, you're missing out.  So let's get into this story and see how Damian's future will fare and if we might be any closer to getting our Boy Wonder back.  Let's check it out.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Batman: Eternal #27 Review

Written by: Tim Seeley
Art by: Javier Garron
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 8, 2014


I have such a weird relationship with this book.  I'll admit that I really don't look forward to it each week, but when I finally sit down to read and review it, I usually enjoy it.  Maybe it's just the sheer amount of Batman titles, but I really have problems getting excited for this book.  Here I am, the day before the next round of books comes out and I have to force myself to read and review this issue.  Guess what?  It's pretty good, but after reading it I still am indifferent to the series.

New Suicide Squad #3 Review

Written by: Sean Ryan
Art by: Tom Derenick, Jeremy Roberts and Rob Hunter
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date; October 8, 2014

The Doctor is In

New Suicide Squad has been a fun ride so far.  Yes, it's far from perfect, but isn't that the point of a book featuring villains on crazy missions with micro bombs ready to blow up their heads when and if (usually when) they disobey orders?  Sean Ryan continues the fun this month and even takes a few more steps towards me actually tolerating Joker's Daughter.  I will never like her, but Ryan is doing wonders.

Earth 2: World's End #2 Preview

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Tyler Kirkham, Paulo Sequiera
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

Huntress and Power Girl returned to Earth 2 to help save it from the threat of Apokolips, but even their combined power isn't enough to protect against the first of four Furies from that deadly world: the girl known as War.

Well I'm happy as hell to get to this story.  Last week the normal Earth 2 title said that the events of that book took place after World's End, but the ending to World's End #1 was our Wonders of Earth 2 confronting the first of the four Furies and Earth 2 #27 was a story about saving the Geneva super collider from mutants, so I was terribly confused and a little pissed.  Well I guess I can calm down now and repeat "All is well" because it looks like the story I wanted is here.

Injustice: Year Three #3 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Mike S. Miller
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 14, 2014

Gone, Gone Form of Man

Injustice: Year Three has been magical.  Okay, you can shoot me now for that awful pun, but it's true.  As Constantine reminds us this week, Superman's less famous weakness is magic so it's no surprise that Batman has aligned himself with a who's who of DC Dark characters.  It makes it so cool, but also so different from Years One and Two.  However, returning characters such as Harley Quinn and a gruesome death remind us that as much as things change, they still stay the same.

The New 52: Futures End #24 Preview

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgen, Keith Giffen
Art By: Jesus Merino, Dan Green
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

Terry's heist team comes face to face with the man who's been pulling their strings from the very beginning.

Let's check out what Five Years From Now has in store for us this week as it seems Bruce Wayne will be making his illustrious debut.  Not including Futures End Month and any other appearances I might have forgotten about while making erroneous claims of a debut.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #22 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Eduardo Francisco
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 12, 2014

Infinitely Bad

To describe this book, I need to reach into my bag of sports metaphors.  Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse is like the New York Yankees of the 1980's.  I'm sure three people know what I'm talking about, bet they are shaking their heads knowingly right now.  For the other six that read my reviews, let me explain.  The Yankees of the 80's were a team that tried to buy their way to a World Series. George Steinbrenner (the Owner) bought any free agent he could whether they fit the team or not.  The problem was, they ended up with a bunch of overpriced players who had no chemistry and really didn't make a "team".  Sure, there were some highlights, but in the end they were a disappointment.  That is Infinite Crisis.  There are huge stars, but they have no chemistry and they sure don't make a winning team. This issue is just another game in a long, losing season.

Justice League #35 Preview

Written by: GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and DOUG MAHNKE
Cover Price: $3.99

Release Date: October 15, 2014

"THE AMAZO VIRUS" begins here! Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor join Wayne Enterprises and LexCorp – but why? And then, it's HUMAN VS. SUPER-HUMAN when a dangerous and bizarre virus is unleashed upon the Justice League – but what exactly is the Amazo Virus? Who unleashed it and why? And what unforeseen effects will it have on the greatest heroes of the DC Universe? Plus, Batman and the League uncover Lex's most guarded secret at Lexcorp Headquarters.

Supergirl #35 Preview

Written by: Tony Bedard
Art by: Jonboy Meyers
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: October 15, 2014

“SUPERMAN: DOOMED AFTERMATH”! In the waked of the DOOMED storyline, the ALIEN SYNDICATE looks to re-establish it’s foothold on Earth. But the venom powered Red Hood looks for even more muscle in Kara as they go head to head with the scum and villainy of the galaxy. Plus: an ending that will set Kara on a new course!

Just For The Hell Of It Mondays: Hong Kong, Batman, McDonalds..... YEAH!

Now it's not really popular to say or admit this nowadays and I'm not entirely sure that it was ever popular, but today I want to tell you that I love junk food.  Call it what you will, junk food, garbage food, fast food whatever, I love it.  It's like a hobby of mine, where I find some of the worst food imaginable and I need to stuff in down my gullet because it just tastes so good.  It's Jim's hobby too, so don't just hate on me all you health nuts.  Jim and I are so passionate about this subject that when we were first deciding to do this site, it was almost named Whopper Wednesday because of the obvious Burger King reference and because new comics come out on Wednesday.  Yeah I agree Weird Science is better.

Arrow Season 2.5 #4 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Marc Guggenheim, Keto Shimizu
Art By: Joe Bennett, Craig Yeung
Digital Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 13, 2014


So far in the Arrow Season 2.5 series we've seen a lot of cool stuff leading up to the Arrow Season 3 premiere and as most of you know that premiere was last week.  I don't know if this comic should of come out a lot earlier as to get most of what it wanted to say out there before the show started up again but at this point it seems like it's a kind of a waste.  Yeah I'm sure we'll see some set up or more accurately I hope we see some more setup that we won't be seeing in the show for some time.  Anyway we learned last issue that the new Brother Blood is actually Sebastian Blood's old bodyguard Clinton Houge.  I was really expecting something a bit more dramatic than just some bodyguard taking over the mantle, but it is what it is and we'll continue that story here...... Kind of.  Let's check it out.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Justice League United #5 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Jeff Lemire
Art By: Timothy Green II, Joe Silver
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 8, 2014

SHAZAM!...... Oops I Mean KEEWAHTIN!

Before we were interrupted by the Futures End event, we left our heroes coming back to Earth after saving the people of Rann.  It was a whole thing where Byth created a mega powerful baby based off of many species' genetics to rule the galaxy, but our heroes stopped him and it would appear that Martian Manhunter has somewhat adopted the child, whose growing at an alarming rate.  We had that, Hawkman dying saving the Rann people from an explosion and the Thanagarian people coming to claim their fallen comrade's body, but Hawkman never made it home because Byth broke in killing everyone so he could extract the Nth metal from our hero's body.  So not completely a victory on the JLU's first outing.  The big thing we were waiting for is Miiyahbin to become the hero Equinox and it looks like we're heading in that direction when Alanna and Mii's friend Heather went up against the Whitago trying to save Mii from the monster, but with the simple word Keewahtin the monster was dispelled and Mii and Alanna went to go get some answers from Mii's grandmother.  Okay that's enough catching all you up, let's get to the issue at hand.

The Flash: Season Zero #3 Review

Written by: Andrew Kreisberg, Brooke Eikmeier and Katherine Walczak
Art by: Phil Hester
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 6, 2014

Not So Blissful

I haven't been too keen on this book since it started.  It's not that it's horrible, it just doesn't have the "feel" of the television show. From how Barry looks to the characterizations of almost everyone involved, this book has a huge disconnect from what I've seen from the Flash (and his appearances on Arrow).   I still can't gauge when this book takes place, either.  "Season Zero" seems to suggest it happens before the pilot, but it obviously doesn't.  Oh well, this issue continues the Freak Show story and my problems with the book continue and I may even have a few more now that I've read it.

Bryan Q. Miller Announces Smallville Season Eleven Comic is Ending

The title says it all, the Smallville Comic is ending.  First Batman Beyond 2.0 (or even Justice League Beyond 2.0 before that) and now this.  Two of my favorite titles are biting the dust.  When I say "favorite titles", I don't mean just Digital First titles, I mean TITLES. For fans of the Smallville television series, this comic continuation has been a godsend.  Bryan Q. Miller's writing is (obviously) spot

DC Comics Announces Wonder Woman '77 Digital Title

With the success of Batman '66, it is no surprise that DC Comics is going back to the retro well with Wonder Woman '77.  Inspired by the Lynda Carter television show, the book will be written by  Marc Andreyko with covers by Nicola Scott.  No regular artists have been announced, but I'm sure it will be a revolving door gig like Batman '66.  Here is the official announcement:

Harley Quinn Annual #1 Preview

Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: October 29, 2014

We have to warn you, readers: This issue stinks! Seriously! Like, unpleasant odors are literally in the story! In this first-ever HQ ANNUAL, take a trip to Harley’s home of Coney Island in a groundbreaking “scent-ticular” issue, featuring actual, honest-to-gosh smells. This issue comes polybagged to contain the stench.

I hate gimmicks and this "Rub 'N Smell" issue just reeks of one.  It also reeks of other things including fresh cut grass (or Grass, if you live in the United States).  I don't care about that nonsense, I just love Harley.

Constantine #18 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: Jeremy Haun
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 8, 2014

Woah! Woah! Wotan!

I've already apologized for this little mistake, but what the hell I'm pretty self depricating so I'll bring it up again.  In issue #17 of Constantine, our hero found himself transported out of the past when Doctor Occult thought he was trying to stop his world peace spell and put a whammy on him.  Not knowing where he'd end up John added some magic to the spell and found himself breaking the chains of reality.  Now I said that Constantine had transported himself into last month's Futures End event, mostly because I thought it would be really cool to have a hero from the present dealing with the effects of the future, but since I didn't bother to read the solicits before I wrote it and I'm generally clueless in most aspects of life, I was wrong.  It seems that our hero really did break the chains of reality, that reality being Prime-Earth and found himself being towered over by a hoard of Parademons in Earth 2.  So yes folks, another Earth 2 tie-in.  I know I've been wishing for this for awhile, but damn am I getting Earth 2-ed out this week.  Okay let's check out how our brash Brit will do in a parallel world.

Batwoman #35 Preview

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Georges Jeanty
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: October 15, 2014

The new storyline “Batwoman and the Unknowns” starts now with new artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)! Batwoman is neck-deep in danger with her new allies Ragman, The Demon, Clayface and Red Alice! What is going on and how did Batwoman end up here? Find out beginning in this issue!

I was not a big fan of the Futures End issue of Batwoman, but this preview has me intrigued. space?!?!  Throw in Etrigan (and Clayface in the background) and I may be more than intrigued.  In fact, I'm pretty damn excited.  I have enjoyed Andreyko's run so far, but it's seemed like he's been picking up the pieces of the last run. This really looks like a new beginning and a chance for Andreyko to walk his own path.  I should be reviewing this right away on Wednesday.

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 10/11/14

This week we had some pretty cool covers.  The best (in my not-so-humble opinion) include a new weekly book's first cover, a Monster Variant and one that fellow WS writer, Eric, wants as a poster.  I'm just glad we are clear of those awful 3D covers.  I will probably throw that bi in for months until I can start bitching about 2015's 3D covers.  I'm sorry, I just hate them.