Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #18 Review

Written by: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Art by: Gabriel Hardman
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: December 11, 2014

Sister Act

I enjoyed the first two issues of Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman's "Dig for Fire" arc.  Wonder Woman on Apokolips is good enough, but the potential of a Darkseid versus Diana battle had me anticipating this finale.  Like Eric found out recently on his birthday, you don't always get what you wish for.  He got a sweatshirt instead of the Robin and Robin Cycle Imaginext figures and I didn't get a knock down, drag out brawl between two of my favorite characters.  Even sadder was that this issue was the weakest of the story arc.

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #28 review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Angel Hernandez
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: December 7, 2014

Tommyrot and Applesauce

In my review of Infinite Crisis #27, I said that it wasn't awful.  Believe me, with this book, that's a compliment.  The first arc lasted twenty four issues and it seemed like forever for Dan Abnett to establish the team and the story only to lead to a rushed ending.  I thought that was that, but low and behold, the book started up again.  I'm not sure if the break did it good, this is the story Dan Abnett wanted to tell all along or the book has beaten me into submission, but I'm starting to enjoy this book.  I guess wonders never cease.

Wonder Woman #37 Preview

Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: December 17, 2014

Superman arrives on Paradise Island to support Wonder Woman in her darkest hour, but their bond may be breaking apart! No time for Diana to think, though, as a mythological force seemingly tied to Wonder Woman’s role as War attacks the Amazons!

It is no surprise that I didn't like the debut issue of the Finch's Wonder Woman.  While I loved Azzarello and Chiang's Wonder Woman story, I was hoping that Meredith would bring a fresh take to the book.  You know, make it her own.  Last issue and the preview below are what I didn't want, a book stuck between the old story and the new.  I do like the idea of Wonder Woman interacting more with the whole DCU, but this preview seems to make that a bad thing, at least to the Amazons. David Finch's art looks really good and I will keep my fingers crossed that this is the start of something special.

Legends of the Dark Knight #80 Review

Written by: Ron Marz
Art by: Cully Hamner
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: December 5, 2014

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

There are times when I say that a book snuck up on me, but this time, I really mean it.  I had no idea whatsoever that DC had brought back Legends of the Dark Knight, let alone kicked off it's return with a three part arc written by Ron Marz with art by Cully Hamner.  While I think it's a mistake to continue with the numbering of this book (this is issue #80) instead of restarting at #1, I'm so glad it's back.  This issue is the start of an interesting story featuring Batman's greatest foe...Edgar Allan Poe?!?!

DC Comics' Injustice: Gods Among Us Changes Writers

Tom Taylor Out, Brian Buccellato In

If you haven't guessed it already from the headline, writer Tom Taylor is leaving Injustice: Gods Among Us.   In my reviews for the "magical" Year Three I keep saying that I can't wait to see what Taylor has in store, but I guess I'll never know.  His last issue will be the upcoming digital issue #14 (which is print issue #7).  Taylor turned a video game tie-in into a must read book thanks to his excellent characterizations and tension (and corpse) filled stories.  Seriously, he gave readers the greatest Harley Quinn-Black Canary-Green Arrow teamup ever and I'm very sad to see him go.  The reason Tom gave for the departure was he is just too damn busy.  He has been working on some book at Marvel that involves a man who wears an iron suit, but the name of it is eluding me right now and also the animated version of his story "The Deep".

Friday, December 12, 2014

We Were All Struck By That Lightning: The Flash (2014 TV series) Season Review Part 1 *SPOILERS*

During the last season of Arrow, it's mid-season finale included a character I could not believe was on the show, albeit a guest appearance. This character was Barry Allen, coming to Starling City to look into the case of our first Mirakuru soldier, with the interest of the impossible due to "something" killing his mother and framing his father. At the end of the episode, We see what probably EVERYBODY wanted to see the moment Barry Allen was announced to be on Arrow. We see the accident. The last we see of our young CSI scientist is him knocked out by the storm, his veins coursing with the energy that gives him the powers we all know and love. A few months later, The Flash was announced for the fall. When the time came, people roared their love for the show, and now that the first half of the season is done, time for a review!

DC Comics Releases March 2015 Movie Poster Variant Covers

DC Comics released the variant covers for March 2015 and they are simply awesome.  Each is a parody of an iconic movie poster and I'm telling you, there is not a dud in the bunch.  I'm sure there will be more released as not every book is included in the 22 images below, so stay tuned for more.  I haven't been a huge fan of the monthly themed variants, but I am totally down with these. My favorites are the Teen Titans, Grayson, Batgirl and Aquaman.  Thanks to Sceenrant, /Film, IGN, Hitfix and Buzzfeed for the images.  Enjoy!

The Multiversity: Thunderworld #1 Preview

Written By: Grant Morrison
Art By: Cameron Stewart
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: December 17, 2014

Acclaimed for their collaborations on BATMAN AND ROBIN, SEAGUY and SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY: THE MANHATTAN GUARDIAN, superstar writer Grant Morrison and renowned artist Cameron Stewart deliver some magic to THE MULTIVERSITY with a breathtaking journey to Earth-5 – A.K.A. Thunderworld!
With a single word, Billy Batson transforms from boy reporter for Whiz Media into the world’s Mightiest Mortal – Captain Marvel! Along with the other members of the Marvel Family, Captain Marvel battles dastardly villains like Mr. Mind and the Monster Society of Evil! But now, his greatest foe has attacked the Rock of Eternity – the source of the Marvel Family’s power – and it could mean the end of reality as we know it! What impossible villains are Sivana teaming up with who could spell doom for the Multiverse? From where did Sivana’s children get their newfound super powers? And what does the appearance of one mysterious comic book mean for the heroes of Thunderworld?
Find out all that and more in this exciting issue that acts as chapter five of THE MULTIVERSITY.

Besides for all the sucking up to the creative team here, this is how solicits should be done.  It's in depth, it's exciting and if it's not completely lying to me, then it's damn near perfect.  As much as I hate reviewing Multiversity because of Morrison's wacked out story telling, I can't wait to read this issue.  I love me some Shazam and if we're going for a classic throw back feel to the book for our adventure in Earth-5, then I'm all for it.  I just really hope it doesn't leave me scratching my head when I'm done reading it and wondering what the hell just happened.

Top 5 Fridays: Villains I'd Rather See In Batman Other Than The Joker

Obviously we're all reading Snyder and Capullo's Batman Endgame and we're all counting down the days until the next issue comes out on Wednesday.  With that in mind I figured I'd go against popular opinion and talk about characters that should be featured in Batman besides the Joker.  Don't get me wrong, I love the Joker and all, but we've already had a big story with him last year and bringing him back in this title just seems a little like a waste.  "Waste" meaning that there are so many other characters to tell stories with and obviously not a "waste" in the sense that it won't sell, because as you all know it would take years even with every Batman title featuring the Joker for people to stop buying the books.  So yes, we all love the Joker, but I want to see more from Snyder and Capullo and our Clown Prince of Crime is hogging up all the panel space............ Actually even though they have said up and down that this is the Joker in Endgame, it still feels like this whole thing is a Scarecrow hallucination to me, but for right now we'll go with what the creators have told us and that this is the Joker and we go with that so I can complain about it and tell you what characters I'd rather see these two creators work on other than Senor Payaso.  Let's see if I have any oddballs in here and if I can make a valid point for a change.

Catwoman #37 Preview

Written by: Genevieve Valentine
Art by: Garry Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 17, 2014

“Family Business” part 3! Black Mask strikes! He’s out for blood – and Selina’s place on the throne of Gotham City’s criminal underworld!

I was late to the "this new Catwoman is freakin' awesome" party, but I'm glad that Genevieve Valentine and Garry Brown saved a spot for me.  I'm still not fully sold on Crime Boss Selina, but I love the gritty story and I'm a sucker for pant suits.  Plus, the book has 100% less Ann Nocenti.  Am I right?  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Batgirl #37 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher
Art By: Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014


Batgirl's back already?  It seems like just last week when I was writing about how much I hate this new take on the character, but maybe that was just me trolling message boards........ I don't know.  Seriously though I have not been a fan of the new direction for Barbara Gordon and I really think it's a slap in the face to the fans and to the character.  Instead of dedication and detective work, we have dating websites and selfies........ It's just nonsense.  So let's jump into another issue and see if I can be anymore disappointed than I already have been.  I don't want to hear about how I go in with a bad attitude and that's why I don't like it, I hope and pseudo pray every month that this title will become something I love again, so I leave my apprehensions at the cover page.  Let's check this out.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Klarion #3 Review

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

Stop Making Sense or Same as it Ever Was

What the hell did I just read?!?  Seriously, if I was just a little lazier, I'd just slap a quick "1" under that first sentence and call it a night.  I'm an Ann Nocenti veteran and I am still so utterly confused that I can only imagine what a newcomer to her brand of nuttiness would think.  Well, I'm going to put on my thinking cap, reread this issue a handful of times and try my best to tell you a little about it.  Wish me luck, I'm going in.

Constantine #20 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: Jeremy Haun

Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014

The Right Kind of Lies

Last issue of Constantine we saw our anti-hero travel across Earth 2's UK in search of......... Well in search of himself.  Now that's funny to me, but seriously he was searching for his Earth 2 counterpart and the whole story was about his journey through the hell that Earth 2 has become.  rioting people on the streets, murderers and asteroids falling from the sky.  It was a wonderfully dark issue and I hope to see it's like from now on.  At the end of the issue after all the horribleness, John finally came to his childhood home and went to the door to meet himself and to hopefully use his double to get him home.  Let's see if John has completely screwed over his family and friends by now, like he did back in the Prime Universe.  Let's check it out.

Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1 Review

Written by: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: Mauricet, Brandt Peters, Darwyn Cooke
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014

A Holiday Treat

Harley is one of my favorite books and while I enjoy getting my nutbucket dose in the normal issues, I've really enjoyed the special issues the most.  Well, it's December and that means the Holiday Special has arrived.  It's pure nutty madness all wrapped up into three stories that are a bit more than I expected.  Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti give us a little cleaner book for the Holidays.  It's still not all-ages, but it comes closer than this book has ever been.  I don't know if that will turn off some readers, but I really liked it.  In fact, when I read the last two stories with my eight year old son, it was one of the best experiences I've had with Harley in the New 52.

Earth 2: World's End #10 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Jack Herbert, Vicente Cifuentes, Jorge Jimenez, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Jan Duursema, Drew Geraci
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014

Not Quite Risen Yet

Last time In Earth 2 World's End we saw something really upsetting, you know besides for the amount of artists on the book.  We witnessed the shooting death of Barbara Grayson........ I don't know if I'm done mourning yet... Okay I'm done make her Spectre now!  Besides for Barbara Grayson's untimely death, we saw Green Lantern, Grundy and Sam taking on the Furies and it looked like Aqua Woman's Cthulhu monster is the avatar for the blue and it might be on it's way as backup for the fighting avatars.  Mister Miracle got back on Apokolips and after learning that Darkseid isn't his daddy, he got a little pissed off.  Finally we saw Hawkgirl and Flash reunited and thanks to Doctor Fate's spell, Hawkgirl wasn't on that killing fix she had started the issue with.  So let's see what this issue brings and if Barbara Grayson will become Spectre like I want her to and if Darkseid truly rises like the solicits said he would.  Let's check it out.

The New 52: Futures End #32 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Scot Eaton, Scott Hanna, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014

Over My Resurrected Hawkman Body!

For our quick recap this week all you future fans will need to know that Cadmus Island was taken down by the combined forces of Green Arrow and his army, Grifter, Lana Lang, Mister Miracle, Big Barda and Fury.  It was a big old fight and in the end the main complex of the island went boom boom and we all rejoiced.  So now that you know that, are you familiar with Mister Terrific's upcoming new product that he's selling to the masses?  Yeah, I'm not too familiar either, it's called the uSphere and as far as I know it jacks your mind into Twitter and everybody and their mama wants one.  Another tidbit you might like to know is that Madison Payne...... You know Red Robin's ex-girlfriend.  Well she's now fused with Jason Rusch and the two are the new Firestorm, but even though that sounds awesome, the two can't separate and Jason is now trapped inside of Madison.  During the experiment that went wrong that made them the new version of our hero, there was an explosion and Ronnie Raymond died and the mad scientist in charge; Dr. Yamazake's body was never found.  Besides for all that and Fury tearing Deathstroke's head off, we had a bunch of heroes out in space fighting off the forces of Brainiac and last time we saw them they were jumping into the bleed to escape.  Hopefully the new Stormwatch will make it back to Earth and actually have it be their Earth.  Okay let's check out what this week's foray into the future has in store for us.

Injustice: Year Three #11 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo and Xermanico
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: December 9, 2014

Stranger Things Have Happened

Year Three of Injustice has been full of magic, fun and a whole lot of setup.  I'm not against a slow burn story, Year Two was just that and I loved it, but this is different.  Something has been missing.  To me, the over reliance on magical characters has caused the book to lose it's focus and I just want it to get back on track.  What I'm saying is, I want more issues that push the overall story forward.  This weeks issue begins doing just that.  Plus, it's hilarious and I always love that.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lobo #3 Review

Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Reilly Brown and Alisson Borges
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

You've Gotta Fight...

I don't know what to make of this book yet.  I was never a big Lobo fan in the 90's, so the character change didn't piss me off like it did with some.  In fact, I'll go on record as saying I like this new look Lobo.  What I haven't liked, however, has been the generic storyline and the feeling that this book doesn't know what it wants to do with it's lead character.  Lobo goes from badass loner to over reliance on his new team sometimes on the same page.  Unfortunately, we get more of the same this month as Lobo and the gang fight a phase-shifter with a generic look and a crazy ass plan for world destruction.

Detective Comics #37 Review and *SPOILERS*

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

Sticking It To The Establishment

Alright all you Detective loving fans of Batman, we're back to this title with Manapul and Buccellato on the title and man am I relieved.  I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but the writer and artist who gave us that Terminal story arc over the last two months were just not for me and they actually made me realize how much I rely on Manapul and Buccellato to bring me quality Batman of the Detective variety.  Okay so our man crushes are back and this month we begin our look at Anarky and what he has in store for Gotham.  Let's check it out.

Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1 Preview

Written by: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: Mauricet, John Timms, Darwyn Cooke...

Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014

We got you a present, comics fans – a gut-busting (sometimes literally) collection of short stories featuring Harley and her special brand of holiday cheer! Can she get through Christmas dinner without blowing something up? Who will survive the war of the department-store Santas? Don’t miss this one – after all, you can’t spell “holidays” without “Harley!” (Give or take a couple letters.)

It's a very special issue of Harley and while that doesn't mean caffeine pills, the bike shop owner or an alcoholic Uncle, it does mean good old fun.  Just check out the preview below and before you can yell, "I'm so excited", you'll want your own bunch of dogs named after the best television show with "A" and "Team" in it's name.

Swamp Thing #37 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Charles Soule
Art By: Jesus Saiz, Travis Lanham, Matt Hollingsworth
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Smoking The Green

Last time when we stepped into the world of Alec Holland and his avatar activities, we saw that machines had gained a sentience and now that they are up and thinking for themselves, they plan on joining the other kingdoms.  Only problem there is that whenever a new kingdom is introduced, it seems to be the beginning of a mass extinction on Earth.  Even with that in mind, Swamp Thing was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and just like when you do that in real life, it bit Swamp Thing on the ass.  Yeah, the machines came back to the Grove and attempted to destroy the avatar of the Green, but Swamp Thing is no slouch, so he took care of those machines faster than they could compute.  Finally we saw that even though the machines weren't hip on the idea of having an avatar, they finally said in machine-ese "the hell with it" and went to Lady Weeds to give her the avatar position she's so qualified for.  So let's see how Lady Weeds takes the job offer and if our hero is taking the machines a little more seriously.  Let's check it out.

Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #23 Review

Written By: Jiro Kuwata
Art By: Jiro Kuwata
Cover Price: $1.99
Release Date: December 6, 2014

The Revenge of Clayface (Chapter 4 of 4)

At long last The Revenge of Clayface, the latest arc in the Batmanga series has hit its thrilling conclusion. I'm not going to lie: while I am glad to see that the identity of Clayface was revealed and the story tied up quite nicely, I felt this issue lacked the kick that the other chapters of this arc did. Still around is Clayface, Batman's shapeshifting foe and as per usual he's dodging the Dynamic Duo quite nicely.

While I appreciated that this issue served on the story side of things it did so at a sacrifice to the thrill of a Batman story. Each issue in this arc has had several battles with Clayface in various forms this issue only presented one, and it didn't get my heart going--partly because it was well past the threshold of where any mortal danger can really come to the Dynamic Duo.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Justice League United #7 Preview

Written By: Jeff Lemire
Art By: Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014

The Infinitus Saga continues as the JLU battles the Legion of Super-Heroes over the fate of the innocent alien who may grow up to destroy the 31st century!

This seems more like a solicit for the Annual because they've already been there and done that.  The Legion and the JLU should be getting coordinated so they can put a great deal of hurt on Byth to get him to close that time portal in the sky, which I still don't understand.  In the Annual it looked like Infinitus was coming through and at the end of the last issue it looked like Ultra went underneath of the portal and called down some sort of energy demons............... Yeah, it's getting a bit weird.  Plus no one wants to talk about the paradox about the Legion coming back to kill Ultra so that they never have to fight him in the future....... That's right it doesn't work out, why would they come back to kill Ultra if they didn't fight Infinitus in the future........ They wouldn't and BAM!  Paradox.  For those of you who don't know, Ultra grows up to be Infinitus.  Sorry to shout at you over time travel.

Earth 2: World's End #10 Preview

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Jorge Jimenez, Jan Duursema, Tyler Kirkham
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014

Darkseid rises!

I guess that says it all.  So I guess this is the beginning of the end for our "Wonders" of Earth 2, because at every turn it seems our heroes are getting their asses handed to them and now adding Darkseid to it is kind of like hammering the final nail in the coffin.  Now something that I would love to know but doubt I'll ever be told is, when the hell this timeline actually goes down.  Is it now?  Because Darkseid seems to be just rising in Batman and Robin, so what does the timeline actually look like here?  Yeah, no one's going to tell me, but that won't stop me from glueing my eyes to the pages of this week's World's End.  Solicit is probably lying anyway to get my hopes up and there will in fact be no rising.

Green Arrow #37 Review and *SPOILERS*

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

Bailing On The Party

It's time to get some info on what's going on in this series.  I've had the damnedest time with characters in this book not being who they're supposed to be and by that I mean I've been confused.  In the last issue of Green Arrow we saw Felicity join the Arrow team and I don't want to hear people talking shit because it really is a lot of fun and maybe Green Arrow wouldn't hurt having the backup that he has in the television show.  So yeah, Felicity's in and our trio tracked down Mia Dearden, but last issue's cliffhanger was Merlyn coming to claim the child and possibly taking out our hero in the process.  There we are and after reading this issue I need to tell you that Mr. King in this series is not Arthur King like I've been saying over and over again because it kind of made sense to me that he was going to be Merlyn due to Merlyn's real name in the old universe being Arthur King.  I guess I just got over zealous and gave him the Arthur name even though we find out here that his name is John King.  So sorry for being wrong so much but let's put that behind us and check out this issue of Green Arrow.

Aquaman and the Others #8 Review

Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Lan Medina
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014


If you've been reading my reviews for this book, it's no surprise that I'm not a huge fan.  Dan Jurgens has been trying each month to get the reader interested in this team, but if you ask me, it's a losing battle.  They're just not that interesting. Seriously, this is the eighth issue of the series and I can't name the members of the Others off the top of my head.  I may be a dummy who went to West Virginia University, but it's more than that.  Now Dan Jurgens has added an evil group to fight the Others as well as having them fight each other.  Just great.  It's no surprise that this book hasn't caught on.

New Suicide Squad #5 Preview

Written by: Sean Ryan
Art by: Rob Hunter
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: December 10, 2014

A super-powered arms race could mean the end of the world – so the Squad is sent into China to stop the creation of a militarized Justice League! Nothing can prepare them – or you – for horror they find!

This issue looks like the start of something special.  Captain Boomerang, Reverse Flash and Ninja Man-Bats joining the team sounds so great, but it gets better.  Joker's Daughter is gone.  Yes!  I'll give credit to Sean Ryan, I'm sure he was forced to include her in the book and he made the best of a horrible character. Now she's gone and all of us can just get on with this book and our lives.  Note: Joker's Daughter died on the way back to her home planet.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Constantine #20 Preview

Written By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: Jeremy Haun, 

Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014

It’s hate at first sight when John Constantine meets his Earth-2 counterpart!

Man I love Constantine covers......... Okay for this issue I need everyone of you little monkeys out there to run around and tell your friends and family to go get themselves a copy of Constantine and to watch his television show because last time I checked, neither was looking to good on the "series that will be around for awhile" front.  Last issue of Constantine was one of the best issues that I've read from this series and I don't know if it's because John's on Earth 2 or if Ray Fawkes just decided to take John down a darker road than we usually see him, whatever it was I loved it and I hope we continue to see more of it from this series.  How many of you want to bet that John just rolls up into this counterpart's house and by the end of the issue kills him because he thinks it's a way for him to get home?  Huh?  Any takers?  Oh well, I can't wait to read this issue and yes, I called you little monkeys.

The New 52: Futures End #32 Preview

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Scot Eaton, Drew Geraci
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 10, 2014

Mr. Terrific’s been promising for months that the uSphere will change the world – but what happens when his promises push Manhattan to max capacity on release day? And Stormwatch finds their way back from a trip through the Multiverse – but they may not be as welcome as they thought.

The same thing is going to go down when the Apple unveils the Iphone 7 that beams Twitter right into your dome piece.  Looking at these preview pages it seems like the uSphere will probably become the Hal of this timeline and Brother Eye is going to be able to download himself right into everyone's mind who is jacked into the program, but enough of that nonsense it looks like Batman Beyond is having himself a bit of a crush going on in this book and that is way more interesting to me than a evil satellite taking over the world.  Also I guess we're just going to start calling Frankenstein and Company, Stormwatch for now on and I'm cool with that, it sounds cooler and as long as I get to see more of that story, I'm happy.

Green Lantern #37 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Francis Portela, Scott McDaniel, Brad Anderson
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Death To The New Gods!

Welcome to GODHEAD Act 3 Part 1 and man am I happy to be reading this book.  I was a little underwhelmed by the conclusion to Act 2 but I have high hopes here.  So our Lanterns are in a mess after the last Act, Highfather has extracted the Life Equation from Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner and Simon Baz went to New Genesis as a two man wrecking crew but wound up getting captured almost immediately and in the last part we saw John Stewart, Sinestro and a bunch of different Lanterns getting double crossed by Indigo-1 when she was supposed to teleport the group as a sneak attack against the New Gods, but ended up sending them to a pit surrounded by Orion and his guard.  So yeah, everyone is pretty much screwed right now and it looks like it's up to Hal and his plan to recruit Black hand and his Black Lanterns into the fight because as of right now, they're our only hope.  That's weird to say.  So let's check out this issue of Green Lantern and see how Hal fairs.

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #27 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Eduardo Francisco
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 30, 2014

Earth Engine, Earth Engine...Will You Be Mine

Infinite Crisis is a funny book.  Not ha ha funny, mind you, but odd.  The story kind of tread water for twenty four issues and then appeared to be over.  While there were a few good issue, they were spread thin in a sea of mediocrity.  Then, out of nowhere, it returned.  I was taken off guard, but had hopes that it would get better this second time around.  Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case.

Batman: Eternal #36 Preview

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Fernando Blanco
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 10, 2014

The Batmobile is in flames, and Batman’s enemies have won…but reporter Vicki Vale has learned the secret that could turn everything around!

I mentioned in my review of the last issue of batman: Eternal that I am back on board the Eternal train.  I love explosive action, but it's the mystery of Bard's past and the hints of a very personal motivation that has me pumped.  Of course, a cliffhanger of the Batmobile plummeting out of a building in flames doesn't hurt either.  Neither does seeing Harper and Tim in the preview below.  The train kept a rollin'.

Batman: Eternal #35 Review

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

Let Me Tell You My Story...

For a while now, Batman: Eternal has been all about what the heck Hush is going to do next.  Well, that kind of ended last week and while I loved the battle between him and Batman, I was more excited about what followed.  The issue ended with Wayne Enterprises being taken over by the Federal Government and Bruce Wayne's fortune being seized.  While that twist was spoiled by DC and Arkham Manor, it was still huge.  Everyone knows that Batman prepares for everything, but that seemed to take even him by surprise.  So, saying I was looking forward to this week's issue is an understatement.  With Hush taken care of and Bruce in financial ruin, I was really interested in where this book would go for what is the beginning of it's third act. While this week's issue is action packed (just look at the cover), it's more about motivations and secrets that have been lingering behind the scenes from the get go. I'm starting to get interested in this book again.

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 12/6/14

I'm sitting here trying to figure out what to write and I'm not really coming up with anything.  Should I talk about Christmas?  I already bought my kids a PS4 and they've been playing it for a week and I'm worried they will complain about getting nothing on Christmas Day.  How about Football?  The Eagles play the Seahawks today and they need to win if they want to get home field throughout the playoffs which they desperately need if they want to at least get to the Superbowl.  I'm always up for talking about food.  I am very close to making a glazed doughnut hamburger in the next hour or so.  I am a glutton.  No, I guess I'll just get to the covers which are pretty cool this week with a salute to Blue and Gold, a Cooke variant, the weekly Ryan Sook entry and bit of avant garde coolness.  So, away we go...