Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #17 Review

Written by: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Art by: Gabriel Hardman
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: December 4, 2014

Pit Fighter

In the first issue of the "Dig for Fire" story, Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman sent Wonder Woman to Apokolips in search of two captured Amazons.  It was a more serious story than fans of Sensation Comics have been used to and ended with the apparent death of Diana.  Spoiler warning...she didn't die and this week's issue is a middle chapter in every way.  Dark and gritty, it sets up the grand finale next week with some neat character introductions and cool twists that end with Wonder Woman again on the run. It's hard to rate a digital chapter like this individually instead of as a whole, but hey, that's what this is all about, so here it goes.

Action Comics #37 Review

Written by: Greg Pak
Art by: Aaron Kuder
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Skeleton Crew

I was a huge fan of Greg Pak's earlier issues of Action Comics.  He brought back a classic feel to the book and reminded fans how great Lana Lang is.  She's an electrical engineer, you know.  If you ask me, the Doomed story derailed a good thing and Pak has been working hard to get back on track since it ended.  This latest story involving a mysterious Mist surrounding Smallville may be all too familiar to Stephen King fans, but the combination of horror and action has been a welcome addition to this book and a nice post-Doom story.

Klarion #3 Preview

Written by: Ann Nocenti
Art by: Trevor McCarthy, Sandu Florea and Staz Johnson
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014

Agents from S.H.A.D.E. are hot on Klarion’s trail, Zell’s powers are out of control, there’s a spy in the Moody Museum and buddybots are taking over the city! As if that weren’t bad enough, Klarion’s pagan magic finds its match in the tech wizardry of Coal and the Necrots. Will Klarion save his first new friends on Earth – or will he slip out a dimensional back door?

Just reading that solicit makes my head spin.  I'll give Ann Nocenti one thing, her books are always jam packed with characters, plot and dialogue.  Listen, I'm not going to give you generic preview speak ("I can't wait", "Things are heating up", "But brick not hit back") or lie and say this is one of my favorite books, it's not.  Not even close.  I will tell you that the art has been fantastic and while the story has been confusing and convoluted, it's the best Ann has written in the New 52. If you like dark magical stories with crazy characters and situations, give it a try.  Just remember, You break my record, now I break you, like I break your friend.

Justice League 3000 #12 Review

Written by: Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by: Howard Porter
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Blue and Gold and Laughs All Over

I have mentioned it in reviews and also in an article (HERE) that Justice League 3000 is one of the funniest books in the DC lineup and also one of my personal favorites.  The whole "cloned" Justice League is so familiar and fresh at the same time and did I mention it's just plain fun?  Unfortunately, the book hasn't caught on the way it should have so DeMatteis, Giffen and Porter are upping the ante and going for the comedy jugular...Blue Beetle and Booster Gold!  Yep, Blue and Gold are in the house and they are as hilarious as you'd hope and even though the whole idea is bananas, they fit right in.  That's the beauty of this book, almost anything can happen and it still makes sense.  I suddenly have a huge conflict of interests, though. I love Booster and Beetle so much, I want this book to only be about them.  However, the brief bit we get with the Justice League is also good, so is it crazy for me to ask for a book for each?

Friday, December 5, 2014

Top 5 Fridays: What Could Happen To Barbara Grayson In Earth 2: World's End

Welcome back to Top 5 Fridays, the #1 spot where you accidentally click and then immediately push "back".  For this week's installment I figured we'd talk about what's going on with Barbara Grayson in Earth 2 and Earth 2: World's End.  Now in case you haven't read this week's issues, I suggest you go and do that because I'm going to spoil the hell out of what's going down with Barbara and Dick Grayson or you could just read my reviews because my "Explain It!" tells you exactly what's going on, so SPOILERS all around.  In this week's Earth 2, we saw that Barbara managed to narrowly escape a falling asteroid and then got out of being sacrificed to a parademon only to be shot by some nobody with a gun in Earth 2: World's End.  Now while I initially wanted Barbara to die from the falling asteroid, once she escaped it I was back on board with her kicking ass and taking names, so when she got shot I was ridiculously upset about this woman that I love reading about.  I'm a whirlwind of emotions.  For this Top 5 Fridays I want to go down the Top 5 things that I can see going down with Barbara being shot and where that story might take us.  So let's dive into this list and see what my unimaginative mind can spew out.

Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #22 Review

Written By: Jiro Kuwata
Art By: Jiro Kuwata
Cover Price $1.99
Release Date: November 29, 2014

The Revenge of Clayface (Chapter 3 of 4)

In American comics, having a story that's printed weekly can be incredibly good or incredibly bad. In Japan that same practice is more of an art form, often utilized by magazines to maximize the amount of the story that a publisher can deliver to its readers. Finally being able to finally read The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga in this style has been a blessing. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gotham Academy #3 Review

Written by: Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher
Art by: Karl Kerschl
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Kids in the Hall

I love Gotham Academy.  If you ask me, it's a hit that has surprised even DC and proves that a brand new book with brand new characters can not only survive, but excel.  What is Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's secret?  The hell if I know, but my guess is charm.  The art, story and characters just ooze it.   In fact, if that was really a thing, people would be running away screaming from the charm ooze monster dripping out of this book and taking to the streets once a month.  Of course, I'm a moron who believes (wishes) things like that were possible, but since they aren't, let's get on with the review.

Sinestro #7 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Cullen Bunn
Art By: Ethan Van Sciver, Geraldo Borges, Jason Wright
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Pestering A God

Here we are with GODHEAD Act 2 Part 5 and it's the final part to this act, so some serious shit can go down to get us ready for what Act 3 plans to throw at us.  While Guy and Simon went and did their own thing and by own thing I mean using Cyborg to boom tube them to New Genesis, where they were almost immediately captured, our other Lanterns had themselves one hell of a rescue mission.  After Sinestro took the Green Lanterns and the Indigo Tribe to the Anti-Matter Universe and Hal went off to go talk to Black Hand, John Stewart decided that they needed to go to the Star Sapphires so they could unite all of the emotional spectrum to battle the New Gods.  Now even though the only way they escaped the New Gods that had already started attacking Zamaron was John Stewart sporting a Star Sapphire ring.  As much as I was hoping to see John still rocking his Star Sapphire outfit, it seems here that he's done with love because the pink ring is gone and he's just all green.  That's too bad.  Alright, let's head back to the Anti-Matter Universe and see what our Lanterns are planning to do about their New God problem.  Let's check it out.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Earth 2: World's End #9 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Scott McDaniel, Tyler Kirkham, John Livesay, Stephen Segovia, Jason Paz, Robson Rocha, Guillermo Ortego, Edwardo Pansica, Walden Wong
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

A Bunch of Bad Decisions

Last week in World's End, we saw what looked like Barbara Grayson's end, but as we've seen this week in Earth 2 #29, she survives her ordeal with the asteroid and makes her way to trains leaving Chicago with Dick and their son Johnny.  Speaking of Johnny's, Constantine made his way down into the World Army Arkham Facility and formed his own team with the residents of it's cryo tubes.  We got Brainwave, Obsidian and Jonni Thunder, who's a woman this time around.  While Green Lantern was dealing with that pesky asteroid problem, Sam and Grundy met up with the Furies of Apokolips and Grundy got a little torn in half and things weren't looking good for Sam either.  Down in Desaad's clone labyrinth, the Batman.Superman crew received some bad news when Huntress's tracker read that her vitals had stopped and Flash and Hawkgirl didn't have a fun time last week either when Flash abandoned Hawkgirl to go search for his mother, but don't worry she eventually caught up, but she's now feeling the affects of the Apokoliptian signal which has her chanting "Kill Kill".  So...... That's going on.  Let's dive into this issue and see what stories Earth 2: World's End has for us this week. 

The New 52: Futures End #31 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Jesus Merino,Dan Green, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Life Goes On

For our quick recap this week, well there's a lot going on so it might not be so quick but here goes.  Green Arrow, Red Arrow, Big Barda and The Outsiders stormed Cadmus Island and shut down Brother Eye.  Only problem is on their way out after rescuing Lois Lane, we saw that Brother Eye had transferred itself into Green Arrow's phone.  Well there's that problem and the problem that Power Girl was turned into some kind of Brother Eye robot and Big Barda and her didn't escape the self destruct blast that finished off the island.  In other news, Superman and Constantine have been trying to handle the Brainiac robot monster situation and even though Superman seemed to destroy the monster, Constantine believes it was a test and that there will be more and finally we saw Dr. Yamazake go through with his human trial of his teleportation machine.  It's not as cool as it sounds because he kidnapped Tim Drake's ex-girlfriend Madison Payne for it and when Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond tried saving her before the machine activated, it malfunctioned and exploded; killing Ronnie and fusing Madison Payne and Jason Rusch making them the new Firestorm: The Nuclear Woman.  So that recap wasn't so bad, let's check out what this week's issue has in store for us and see what Futures End looks like in a post Cadmus Island world.  Let's check it out.\

Grayson #5 Review

Written by: Tim Seeley and Tom King
Art by: Mikel Janin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Dick of Arabia

I am one of the few people I know that is a huge Dick Grayson fan and also a big Grayson fan.  I know that seems funny on a couple of levels, but it also upsets me to the core.  Why?  Mainly because while I was afraid this book would devolve into a goofy "Dick, the Super Spy", it has actually become a nice little case study on Dick himself.  More specifically, a celebration of why I love the character.  I know that may sound a little too grand, but I stand by it.  Case in point is this issue.  While it's a little confusing at points and really doesn't push the overall narrative forward much, I still enjoyed it because of Dick.  He's a great guy and Tom King is here each month to remind us.

Secret Six #1 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Gail Simone
Art By: Ken Lashley, Drew Geraci
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: December 3, 2014

Introductions All Around

Here we are with the highly anticipated Secret Six #1 and I have to tell you right off the bat that I'm not really familiar with this team and what they do because when they originally came out I wasn't reading comics at the time, but I have a general understanding of them and since this is a introduction issue I guess this was meant for me and I can go on the journey without any preconceived notions on what it's about or what came before it.  I really dug Gail Simone's Batgirl and I've always been a fan of ragtag teams that are forced to work together, so I'm generally optimistic.  Okay enough about what I don't know, let's get into this book and find out what's so secret about the Secret Six.

Earth 2 #29 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Andy Smith, Trevor Scott
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

People Done Lost Their Minds

Welcome back to Earth 2 and while I was hoping to report better news from this parallel front, I'm sad to say that shit is getting real.  Our issue today takes place from an ongoing story in Earth 2: World's End where Apokolips has boom tubed next to the moon, creating a massive amount of asteroids plummeting towards Earth.  Green Lantern did his best to try and break these asteroids apart, but even he's still human and a bunch get past him.  These falling pieces of death seem to have localized over the Chicago area where Dick Grayson, Barbara Grayson and Ted Grant were fighting off a horde of mad refugees inside their camp when the sky began falling.  It looked like Barbara met her end, but we'll see what this issue has to say about that.  So let's check out this issue of Earth 2 and see how our heroes fair.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Injustice: Year Three #10 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Mike S. Miller
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 2, 2014

Green Means Go

I am a huge Injustice fan.  In fact, my love of this comic may teeter into ultra fandom to the point that I may be too biased to be the right person to review it.  The hell with that, though, I'm here, I'm...reviewing this book.  One thing I can promise you, however, is when I say I didn't really dig an issue, I'm even more upset about it than just about anyone else.  That used to be a few and far between thing...until recently.  The last couple issues of Injustice have been a bit disappointing, especially with how strong Year Three started.  This magical year has lost some of it's magic (I'm sorry) with a very predictable story and more setup than payoff.  I'm happy to tell you, this issue throws in a few cool surprises, but it still is missing that special feeling of past Years.

Looks Like The Suicide Squad Movie Is Finally Locked and Fully Loaded


It's finally come down the wire that the Suicide Squad movie that's set to come out August 5, 2016, following Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice has finally ironed out it's stars and man am I surprised by the faces we see.  We reported about Margot Robbie playing Harley Quinn before and after ruminating on it for awhile in a dark room where I was forced to listen to "Happy Birthday" over and over again, I finally came to the conclusion that I was all for that casting because..... Well because she's sexy as hell and looks just like the nutty once psychotherapist and if she can pull off that annoying voice, then I'll be grinding my teeth to absolute joy as I sit through the movie.

Batman: Eternal #35 Preview

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Fernando Blanco
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

The events of BATMAN ETERNAL have changed the world of Batman for months – jump on here to see the new world order! The third act begins with a bang, as Gotham City’s police have done the impossible – they’ve beaten Batman!

Batman: Eternal #34 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Alvaro Martinez
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 26, 2014

Kill Shot

In the past couple of weeks, Baternal has gone from a bunch of varied stories to a Wayne Enterprise death watch.  DC, in their usual wisdom, released Arkham Manor ahead of time and I've been waiting for this book to catch up.  To fully catch up, however, means that Bruce has to lose everything including the company that bears his name.  After this week, we are knocking on the doorstep.  This issue is mainly setup for the next part of the story, but we also get a close call and a pretty cool fight.  I always enjoy Kyle Higgins and Alvaro Martinez's art was really good with one exception.  All-and-all, this was a pretty good issue.

Arrow Season 2.5 #7 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Marc Guggenheim
Art By: Neil Edwards, Joe Bennett, Craig Yeung, Beni Lobel, Angel Hernandez, Elena Casagrande, Rod Reis, Jim Charalampidis
Digital Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 24, 2014

Feeling The Fear

Last chapter of Arrow Season 2.5 we saw our heroes Arrow and Diggle escape the clutches of the new Brother Blood and his nut job congregation, but with these loonies running the street with sketches of what Diggle and Felicity look like, will they ever truly be safe?  I guess time will tell and as our heroes discovered a manhole to escape the underground labyrinth of Brother Blood's church, it seems like their trouble has just started as they are confronted by Huntress and her crossbow and man does she look like she wants some payback for her going to prison.  Let's see how our heroes fair in this installment of Arrow Season 2.5.  Let's check it out.

Secret Origins #7 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Paul Levitz, Frank J. Barbiere
Art By: Miguel Sepulveda, Scott Hanna, Jonboy Meyers, Robson Rocha, Oclair Albert
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: November 26, 2014

Ssssshhhhh!  It's A Secret

It's another month and another Secret Origin coming at us and like so many times before it........ Well it's not so secret.  We'll be looking at the Flash's origin just in case you haven't seen it since the New 52 started and the TV show became popular.  We've got Huntress spilling the beans on what made her all heroic in a world that was not her own and finally we've got Superboy, who has already been given a ton of different origins and each one is more confusing than the last.  Hopefully we don't have one more thrown our way.  So let's dive into this series that I just hate looking at because..... Well because I hate reruns.  Let's check it out.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Detective Comics #37 Preview

Written By: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Art By: Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato return – and now’s the time to take back Gotham City! Anarky now!

I can't tell you how happy I am to get Manapul and Buccellato back on this title.  Now I may not have loved everything they did with the Icarus story line, but they might as well of written the greatest Batman story ever compared to how much I didn't like the Terminus bit we got the last two months.  I just couldn't get behind it and I seriously lost interest in this title while it was going on.  Hopefully I can get my Detective love on again when this issue comes out.  We've missed you Manapul and Buccellato.  You're never allowed to have time off again.  Bring on Anarky!

Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #21 Review

Written By: Jiro Kuwata
Art By: Jiro Kuwata
Cover Price: $1.99
Release Date: November 22nd, 2014

The Revenge  of Clayface (Chapter 2 or 4) are two undeniable facts about Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga that issue #21 confirms--1.) The Japanese version of Robin looks way to young to be driving the Batmobile and 2.) No matter what country or style you are writing in, Batman is still Batman.

Issue #21 picks up with a one panel recap of the previous issue and brings readers up to speed on the Bioplasm--the alien life form that powers this particular version of Clayface, Batman's shape shifting foe. Despite the retention of most of American Batman's traits and appearances, his work ethic has taken a Japanese approach to the situation, having the Caped Crusader work to the point of physical exhaustion; something that is rarely seen in western Bat-publications.

Green Arrow #37 Preview

Written By: Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski
Art By: Daniel Sampere, Jonathan Glapion
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Blood will be shed when Green Arrow faces off against the assassin known as Merlyn!

I'm digging this Green Arrow run so far and I'm really looking forward to this issue because I NEED TO KNOW WHO THIS MERYLN REALLY IS.  I mean we've got Tommy Meryln in this continuity and I don't think his father is this scarred ass dude and we've got Arthur King in this story and he's not Meryln in this universe, so who the hell is this dude?  Hopefully he's not kept all enigmatic and shit and I can have some satisfaction............  I BETTER HAVE SATISFACTION! 

Earth 2 #29 Preview

Written By: Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Andy Smith, Trevor Scott
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

The displaced masses taking shelter in Chicago run for their lives when an unbelievable force descends on the city. Scattered and frantic, Barbara and Dick Grayson hunt for shelter and find a safe haven that hides a sinister secret. Will the two make it out alive with their son?

Well if the solicit is telling the truth, then we have a very heavy Dick and Barbara Grayson issue coming to us this week........... and that's awesome, only if we hadn't seen what looked like Barbara's death in the last issue of Earth 2: World's End.  So I have no idea what's going on.  Let's check out what this preview is throwing at us.

He-Man and The Masters of The Universe #19 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Rob David
Art By: Tom Derenick, Mark Roberts
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 26, 2014

It's The Circle of Life

Last issue of He-Man and The Masters of The Universe, we saw the end of She-Ra's origin where we learned that the evil witch of Anwat-Gar was King Grayskull's murderous handmaiden Saryn, who's been secretly hiding the Sword of Protection for her son, not only that but as she laid dying at the hands of She-Ra we saw that her son is Skeletor.  All I'm left wondering is did she use a glamor spell on herself, or was King Miro into some strange shit?  Now I'm skeeved out.  So Adora got the Sword of Protection and now it's time for her and He-Man to put a stop to Hordak's Fright Zones and his hold on the world of Eternia........... But first a prequel, we all love those right?  Let's check it out.

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #16 Review

Written by: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Art by: Gabriel Hardman
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 27, 2014

Road to Apokolips

This week in Sensation Comics we of course get Wonder Woman, but we also get a surprise trip to Apokolips.  Maybe it's not such a surprise since it seems like so many books have gone to Apokolips recently, but I wasn't expecting it in this book.  The majority of stories we've gotten in Sensation Comics have been fun little nuggets, but this isn't one of them.  This first part of a three part story is serious...dead serious.

Lobo #3 Preview

Written by: CULLEN BUNN
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Learn the truth about Lobo, including why he left his home, how he adopted the code he lives by and how he’s going to defeat six deadly assassins trying to destroy the Earth! If that’s not enough, wait till you see what he does when a special guest star is revealed on the last page of this issue!

If this solicit is to be believed, I think this is the issue we've been waiting for.  I have enjoyed the first two issues of Lobo, but I want answers and I want them now.  As for the special guest star, I think it is either Detective Chimp or Plastic Man...or both.  Wait, I guess if it was both the solicit would say "special guest stars", right?  Okay, then I say it is just Detective Chimp.  Enjoy the preview.

Star Spangled War Stories featuring G.I. Zombie #4 Review

Written by: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art by: Scott Hampton
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 26, 2014

The Driving Dead

G.I. Zombie (which I will always call this book) is an odd egg.  It seems to exist somewhere outside of the New 52 and is mature in an in-your-face, rated R sort of way.  Violence, sexual innuendo, more violence and a little more than just innuendo is the order of the day.  Just like the book, my enjoyment lies somewhere just out of reach.  At points I think this book is a unique and refreshing change of pace while other times I find it cliched and generic.  Often times, this feeling changes back and forth on the same page.  This issue is no different.

Justice League Dark #36 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Andres Guinaldo, Walden Wong
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 26, 2014


Last time we stepped into the magical world of the Justice League Dark we were in prequel territory as we saw how Zatanna got to the beginning of time or what I like to call Wonderland and our other teammates were in a more dark and desolate spot.  During that prequel we saw some strange things, like the House of Mystery and it's sister house: the House of Secrets take on human form and they each gathered different members of the JLD to fight against the other.  Well wouldn't you know it, this was all a ruse by these two former houses as a way to use the energy from the conflict they created to merge their two houses and become the House of Wonders............. and turn the rest of the world into a house.  Yeah, it was definitely a weird story and I think that the two human embodiments of the Houses were actually some kind of virus.......... I don't know, it was really out there.  So finally we saw our heroes cast a spell causing Constantine to forget his love for Zatanna which makes the House of Wonder fall apart and our heroes end up in............... well, somewhere.  We saw where Zatanna went off to, let's see where the rest of our JLD team wound up.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #20 Review

Written By: Jiro Kuwata
Art By: Jiro Kuwata
Cover Price: $1.99
Release Date: November 15, 2014

The Revenge of Clayface (Chapter 1 of 4) anyone thinks of Batman in the 1960's two thoughts come to mind: the comic book published by DC Comics and the 1966 William Dozier TV series Batman--camp at it's finest. The versions of Gotham City that both of those products presented was bright and colorful but what a lot of people fail it realize is that there is another Gotham City. The Gotham City of legendary manga writer Jiro Kuwata.

Infinity Man and the Forever People #5 Review

Written by: Dan Didio and Keith Giffen
Art by: Tom Grummett
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 26, 2014

Blood Bath

I have been a big supporter of Infinity Man and the Forever People because even when I have no idea what is going on, I still have a hell of a good time.  No, I am not fully versed in New Gods lore and I am far from a Kirby-file, but through this book I am slowly learning and loving every baby step I take with the gang.  This month we get a little history lesson, a setup for some major conflict and a all out brawl with one of my favorite characters in the DC Universe.  Yes, Guy Gardner is in the house and he is pretty pissed off.

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 11/29/14

Thanksgiving has come and gone and everyone has gone crazy with Brown Thursday and Black Friday shopping so now it's time to relax. What?  There still is Cyber Monday?  Don't get me started with that robot holiday.  Why do they deserve a holiday anyway?  Ridiculous.  Anyway, I'm not here to discuss the whole robot rights issue, I'm here to talk about comic book covers.  I went against my better judgement (and early prejudice) and included a Lego variant.  It's not the best cover by any stretch, but it did make the list because it just looks cool. Other than that, the list includes two versions of a cool #1, another trippy Lantern cover and one that features a giant...robot?!?!?  Oh damn it!