Saturday, January 24, 2015

Batwoman #38 Review

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Juan Jose Ryp
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Fear of the Unknowns

It's a shame that this book is ending.  I was one of the few that didn't mind Marc Andreyko taking over after the controversial exit of the former creative team.  In fact, I really enjoyed the first bunch of issues of his run.  Unfortunately, things went a bit off the rails and we are left with this final arc.  Sure, it's a crazy team-up that is bound to infuriate longtimeBatwoman fans even more, but I'm going into each issue for what it is...the last couple of times I'll get to spend time with one of my favorite Superheroes.

Trinity of Sin #4 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Yvel, Guichet, Jason Gorder, Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

All For Not

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Last issue of Trinity of Sin, we saw our trio on a dark deformed Earth that an ancient being named Nimraa transformed to look like the world before the light came and had enough of that shit.  If that wasn't bad enough we also saw our heroes completely stripped of their consciousness and become slaves of the ancient bird monster.  Luckily, Pandora had cast as spell earlier in case of something like this and her being was restored to her and after collected the rest of the Trinity and whammying them with the same spell, they went off in search of a mystical item that might save the world: The Redemption Box........pretty much the anti-Pandora's box.  As the issue came to a close though, we saw our heroes reach where the box was kept but The Question alerted Nimraa to their locations....... So yeah, Question is still screwing everyone.  Let's check out this issue and see if our heroes reach the Redemption Box and if we can get some more intel on our current Question.

Batman: Eternal #42 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Jed Dougherty, Goran Sudzuka and Roger Robinson
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Just a Girl

I enjoyed last week's issue of Batman: Eternal for a bunch of reasons, but the two biggest were my love of Kyle Higgins and Harper Row.  Sure, I have complained in the past about the whole nanovirus thing, but getting almost an entire issue to deal with it was nice.  Throwing Red Hood and Batgirl into the mix made it even nicer.  Seeing a bit more of Stephanie Brown and getting the book closer to the awesome events we saw in Batman #28 was icing on a pretty sweet cake.  This week, Higgins is giving readers another slice, but will it be a question of too much of a good thing?  Of course not.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wonder Woman '77 #3 Review

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Matt Haley and Richard Ortiz
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 23, 2015

That's the Way I (Kinda) Like It

I have really enjoyed the first couple issues of Wonder Woman '77.  Marc Andreyko has really done a great job of capturing the feel of the show while the art has nailed the 70's look and Lynda Carter hotness.  Watching Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor fight hypnotized disco dancers while trying to protect a Russian Doctor has been as fun as it sounds.  This issue is the third and final chapter of this arc and while its good, it may just be a save the worst for last kind of moment.

Harley Quinn #14 Preview

Written by: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Art by: Chad Hardin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

Everyone knows that Harley’s not quite over her last ex-boyfriend. Can she really open her heart to another man? Well, Mason Macabre’s not like any other guy she’s known before…and not just because he hasn’t tried to kill her yet!

From the looks of this preview, I need to get out all of my egg puns. Nothing too eggstravagant, just a few yolks.  I eggspect that...oh the hell with it.  I promise that's it and I can't wait for Wednesday. 

The Multiversity Guidebook #1 Preview

Written By: Grant Morrison
Art By: Nicola Scott, Gary Frank, Klaus Janson, Cameron Stewart, Dan Jurgens, Chris Sprouse, Ben Oliver and more
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

The guidebook to the greatest adventure in DC's history is here!
With a detailed concordance featuring each of the 52 worlds in the Multiverse, a complete history of DC Comics universe-shattering "Crisis" events, a map of all known existence, AND an action-packed dual adventure starring Kamandi of Earth-51 alongside the post-apocalyptic Atomic Knight Batman of Earth-17 and chibi Batman of Earth-42, this 80-page mountain of MULTIVERSITY madness cannot be missed!
The MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK contains everything you ever wanted to know about DC's parallel worlds and their super-heroic inhabitants.  Meet the Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R., The Light Brigade, the Super-Americans and the Love Syndicate!  Meet The Accelerated Man, Aquaflash, BiOmac and more!
Overflowing with today's top artists and completely written by Grant Morrison himself, readers of the DC Universe can't afford to pass up this oversized, sixth chapter of MULTIVERSITY!

Even though I am a fan of Elseworld stories and things dealing with the Multiverse, this is what I've really been waiting for.  Pretty much a complete idiots guide to the Multiverse because I just need to know what's going down in each of the 52 Earths.  I have no idea how I'm going to review this book and really, this oversized book scares the hell out of me because of it.  the "Explain It!" section is going to have to be drastically reworked.

Secret Origins #9 Preview

Written By: Charles Soule, Paul Levitz, Van Jensen
Art By: Javi Pina, Alisson Borges, Pat Broderick
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

Swamp Thing is in the spotlight in this new set of origin tales in a story written by Charles Soule with art by Javi Pina. Also in this issue: the origins of Power Girl by Paul Levitz and Alisson Borges, and Green Lantern John Stewart by Van Jensen and Pat Broderick.

It's funny to me now that the series has been cancelled, we finally are going to be able to see the "Secret" origins I'd like to see and the ones that everyone out there aren't familiar with.  How many times are we going to see the origins of the Justice League characters?  So yeah, a good line up this issue with Swamp Thing (which I hope is done like the Animal Man secret origin), Power Girl and John Stewart.  It's about time that lesser known characters get their time to shine, it's just too bad that it had to wait so long.

Justice League Dark #38 Preview

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Andres Guinaldo, Walden Wong
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

The members of JL Dark struggle to pull themselves back together from across the timestream to confront an evil in the present day!

I feel a little ashamed that I've fallen behind in my reviews and haven't reviewed Justice League Dark #37 yet.  I promise that it will be up before this issue drops next week but I want you to make me a promise too.  Make sure that you're reading JLD because after March, the Dark lineup of DC Comics is going to drop drastically, so make sure that our Dark team gets to live on and pick up this book.  Hopefully it's good and I'm not having you buy a bad book.

Green Lanterns: New Guardians #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Justin Jordan
Art By: Diogenes Neves, Ronan Cliquet, Mar Deering, Wil Quintana, Andre Dalhouse
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

The Talk

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Now that we're in a post GODHEAD world, it's time to see where our favorite White Lantern: Kyle Rayner goes from there.  You gotta understand, with Kyle going nutso with his Life Equation powers and turning Carol into his long dead girlfriend Alex, there's going to be some 'splaining to do.  Also it will be fun to see Kyle not hindered by the Guardians following him around all the time....... with their secrets and lies............ Man I don't trust these Templar Guardians anymore.  That doesn't matter though because we're about to get to the new status quo of New Guardians!.............. Before it's final issue in two months......... Now I'm depressed, I guess we should check this out.

Top 5 Fridays: Newer Superheroes That Everyone Loves

Let me just tell you that this week's Top 5 Fridays was inspired by this week's Batman Eternal and if you haven't read that yet, well I might spoil some things for you but if you read last week's issue it shouldn't come as that much of a shock.  This week Harper Row went and masked up and saved the day against the Mad Hatter and reading that issue it made me think of what the future holds for Harper's alter ego Blue Bird.  It's really hard for creators to come up with new heroes that people can get behind and who aren't over shadowed by the characters that have been kicking ass and taking names for the last seventy years.  Will Blue Bird be someone that we can all get behind and enjoy reading about for the next (insert number of years here) or will she simply disappear eventually and only be a footnote in Batman's history?  Only time will tell but her superheroics in this week's issue of Batman Eternal led me to think about Newer Superheroes That Everyone Loves, so let's check it out and see if one day Blue Bird will make a list like this.

Teen Titans #6 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Will Pfeifer
Art By: Scott Hepburn, Dan Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Adding A Little Power To The Team

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

In the last issue of Teen Titans, we saw the group going over the decision of whether they should ally themselves with Manchester Black and STAR Labs.  It's a pretty big decision and Red Robin not being a dummy decided that they should find out a little more about who they're getting into bed with.  What does that mean?  Well it means Beast Boy gets to test out a new animal he's been working on and sneaks into the labs by morphing into head lice.........Gross.  Meanwhile, as Beast Boy gathers his information, some prep school no goodniks decide to take a new designer drug that would give them superpowers and come to the logical decision to use their new become villains.  I really hope that these kids don't represent today's youth.  That's right kids, if you happen to get superpowers, help people.  Last issue concluded with the Teen Titans having their hands full with the teenage terrors but some help might be coming when we see that one of Wonder Girl's fan club gang gets hit by a garbage truck but lifts it off herself.  Oh yeah, it's new Power Girl time.  Let's check it out.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Supergirl #38 Review

Written by: K. Perkins and Mike Johnson
Art by: Emanuela Lupacchino
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 22, 2015

Comic Kon

I have really enjoyed the start of the "Crucible" story.  Seeing Supergirl in Space School sounded pretty cool to me when it was announced and it has proven just that in the first couple of issues.  K. Perkins and Mike Johnson have done a great job with the new setting as well as Kara's new "friends".  Emanuela Lupacchino's art has been the real surprise, however, making this book look so good.  Last month's issue ended with Supergirl and her chums on a little extra credit field trip that quickly turned into an awful family reunion.  While it's still a little early to be fully invested in side character, I was looking forward to this issue to see more Kara and the promise of an awesome new guest star...Superboy.

Wonder Woman #38 Review

Written by: Meredith Finch
Art by: David Finch
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Tug of War

I haven't been too keen on the first couple of issues of the Finch's run on this book.  I wish it was just the case of me being a narrow minded jerk who still can't get over Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang.  At least then I could get over myself and start enjoying this book.  Unfortunately, that is just not the case.  While the book has looked fantastic, the story has been caught between the past run and forging it's own path.  It's truly been a case of jack of all trades, master of none.  Now that we are on the same page, I'm happy to tell you that this month Wonder Woman finally gets some direction...but is that a good thing?

Red Hood and The Outlaws #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: RB Silva, Wayne Faucher, The Horries
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015


*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Last time in Red Hood and The Outlaws, everyone was using drugs except for Roy.......What's up with that?  We had Roy in the hospital dealing with life threatening burns after Starfire let some of her fire go wild while she was high on that alien (insert drug slang here) and Jason was rocking some Venom to give him an upper hand on some....... well some bad guys also taking Venom.  Besides for all the drug use and us not having a "Very Special" issue of Red Hood and The Outlaws, the point of the book is that Starfire found some truck stop alien heroin den............ are there heroin dens or is that something that is purely specific to opium?  Anyway, Starfire got herself all stoned and then someone decided that it was the perfect time to close his truck up and claim himself a Tamaran.  That's right folks, drugs lead to kidnapping........ Damn, only if there was a PSA at the end of two issues ago, it really would have been a great "Very Special" issue".  Oh and don't worry about Roy, Essence showed up and magic ex machina-ed him and after having a flashback issue last month about how Oliver and him had their falling out, our boy is back in order and goes off to join Red Hood on getting answers from the one man on Earth who knows more about Starfire than anyone else, the bat dragon looking Crux.  Okay that's enough recap, let's check this out.

Justice League #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Jason Fabok, Brad Anderson
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

So That's Who Damian Gets It From

Last time we looked at the Justice League, the Amazo Virus had been unleashed and Metropolis had become a quarantine zone.  All of the Justice League had been infected and put in a induced coma except the trinity themselves, Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, as they searched the city for Luthor's patient zero; who's blood would hopefully contain the cure they need.  Only problem there was patient zero turned out to be a giant fucking monster who could duplicate any power he saw and Luthor apparently still has a bounty on his head because the assassin Bullet showed up and it looked like he shot Lex in the head.  If that wasn't bad enough, we also saw that Batman's containment mask broke open, so maybe now's a good time to write on your picket signs "The End Is Nigh" because shit is getting serious for our heroes.  Let's see what goes down with Batman because if you remember stage one of the virus is getting infected, stage two is superpowers and stage three is death.......... Hopefully this isn't a three act story.  Let's check it out.

Arrow Season 3 episode 10 "Left Behind" Review

Life after Queen

On the dramatic side of the Flarrowverse(I know its lame, but I don't know what to call it at the moment), Arrow returns though not the character after his battle with Ras' Al Ghul. To those few who didn't know, Oliver Queen was killed by the master assassin. I seemed like one of the few people who realized there was no way he could win against him. The battle was depressing to watch as you know there is no way out and when the blade pierced our hero's chest, my heart shattered. Without the Arrow, who will protect the city! Except Arsenal...and Diggle...and now Canary...also Ray Palmer- Okay maybe it's not completely defenseless, but the spirit has been hurt. So how will our characters deal without our hooded vigilante? Let's dive in and see life without Arrow.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Batman and Robin #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Peter J. Tomasi
Art By: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, John Kalisz
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015


When we last walked through the pages of Batman and Robin and Robin Rises: Alpha, we saw that our little pumpkin headed boy was back among the land of the living; not only that, he was sporting himself some new superpowers as well.  Yes, Damian is alive and now Batman will have to wrangle his son in as they try to get back into the business of fighting crime and slipping into their old routines.  Let's check out what adventures await our Dynamic Duo from here on out. 

Batman/Superman #18 Review

Written by: Greg Pak
Art by: Ardian Syaf and Ulises Arreola
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

40 Days of Healing

Greg Pak continues his "Superman's Joker" arc this month and while last month's Lobo issue was fun enough, did anyone think Lobo was the guy?!?  Really?!?  I didn't think so.  After finishing that issue, I was worried that this arc was going to end up being a bad guy of the month thing, but luckily I was wrong.  Pak pulls it back a bit and gives the reader a pretty good mystery instead of a beat-em up this month.  It's pace may have been a bit off after last issue, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

Earth 2: World's End #16 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Scott McDaniel, Tyler Kirkham, Eduardo Pansica, Paul Neary, Robson Rocha, Guillermo Ortego, Andrew Dalhouse
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Call Me When It's Over

When we last strolled over the dimensional bridge to Earth 2, we saw darkness and pain....... a lot of pain because man has this title become hard to endure.  What went down includes Jimmy Olsen discovering a ship ex machina that happens to be in Earth's orbit that can hold a city worth of people, Flash finding out the species of each of the Furies and relaying their weaknesses to the Avatars.  At first I thought this was pretty cool but I really need to stop being so over zealous because even knowing their enemies weaknesses, our heroes still managed to get their asses whooped.  Dick Grayson decided to become Bruce Lee out of nowhere and start brutally beating thugs in Chicago and in the end Superman sacrificed his life to save his friends and family.  If this doesn't sound that bad, then I'm sorry I couldn't relay the information better.  Let's cross our fingers as we go into this issue and hope that Earth 2: World's End can redeem itself.  Let's check it out.

The New 52: Futures End #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Andy MacDonald, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Courting The Enemy

Welcome back to the future, our quick recap this week has to do with Brother Eye sending a Batman.Joker monster back in time to take out Batman Beyond, before he has a chance to alter the future.  We also have the new Firestorm: Madison Payne and Jason Rusch trying to recreate the experiment that fused them together but the results are less than stellar.  While that's going on, Stormguard and Superman (Shazam) are picking up her slack as Dr. Polaris is in Metropolis causing a ruckus and calling out our new hero.  Last week we saw Mercy try and kill Fifty Sue but I guess it takes more than a death touch to stop that little terror because she ended up teleporting away with Grifter, Lana Lang and the vault of DNA that King Faraday desperately wants to get his hands on.  All that Constantine telling Amethyst that if she wants to heal Frankenstein, she needs to take him back to the legendary Castle Frankenstein, where our hero was born.  A pretty painless recap, let's get into this issue and see what the future holds for us this week.

The Flash Season 1 Episode 10 "Revenge of the Rogues" Review

The Ballad of 
Heat and Cold 
The wait is finally over, and the Scarlet Speedster has run back to our televisions. We last left Barry and his allies in the aftermath of the appearance of Firestorm, Barry revealing his feelings to Iris, and the Christmas attack of the " Man in Yellow." These events have caused Caitlin to continue to search for her “thought dead” fiance, Iris to reevaluate her relationship with Barry, and the Flash himself to train to take on "The Fastest Man Alive" in the form of his mother's killer. While this is going on, Leonard Snart has finally returned to Central City to take down The Scarlet Speedster. This time, however, he has brought an old partner, Mick Rory, and has given him a gun that turns the air to fire. That's right Weird Scientists! It's time for round two with The Rogues!

The Flash: Season Zero #10 Review (Spoilers)

Written by: Andrew Kreisberg
Art by: Marcus To
Cover Price: $.99
Release Date: January 12, 2015

Smoak Signals - Part 2 of 2

Like I said last week, my limited experience with CW's Arrow made this story a bit confusing for me going into it and this week is no different. Despite all the confusion this issue had a lot to offer--a great presentation for the story and awesome art being the two big ones for me.

On the story side of things it's clear to me that they are trying to set up for something bigger although which form of media that plays out in I can't quite say. For all I know they're setting up an event for the TV universe and it slid right under my nose. It kills me to admit that.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Injustice: Year Three #17 Review

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Bruno Redondo, and Xermanico
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 20, 2015

Tower of Hate

Since taking over Injustice, Brian Buccellato has done a pretty good job.  Sure, the story feels a little bit rushed, but it still feels like Injustice and I'm glad for that.  Last week ended with the Spectre taking Team Superman to the Tower of Fate for a head-on confrontation with Batman and his crew and I couldn't wait.  Not only because it promised some kick-ass action, but also because it would give readers a chance to see Buccellato work with all the characters they've come to fear, hate and love since the book began.  He does a pretty good job even if something seems to be missing.

The Justice League Goes Inside the NBA All Star 2015 Preview

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Beni Lobel
Cover Price: Free
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Turner Sports and DC Entertainment present "The Justice League Goes Inside the NBA All Star 2015," a special edition comic book that pairs TNT’s Sports Emmy® Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team – host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal – with The Justice League from DC Comics.

Written by Brian Buccellato and drawn by Beni Lobel and Tony Shasteen, the 16-page, limited edition comic book will be available for the first time at comic book stores free of charge, throughout the U.S, throughout New York and to fans at the NBA Store (590 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan) starting Wednesday, Jan. 21. It is also available in a digital format via

In The Justice League Goes Inside the NBA All Star 2015, the NBA on TNT team prepares for a rematch of their big race Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal are paired with Justice League members Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash to see who can make it from Barclays to Madison Square Garden first. Those plans are thwarted by unexpected occurrences that happen throughout the city in which the teams are forced to work together to save the day.

This issue also features special appearances by TNT commentators Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Kristen Ledlow.

Wonder Woman #38 Preview


Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

With her people against her, Wonder Woman has left Paradise Island more uncertain of her intentions than ever before! And with only the mantle of God of War to turn to, she’s challenged to give that up!

I'm not sure if I'm still suffering from an Azzarello/Chiang hangover, but the Finch's run on Wonder Woman hasn't hooked me yet.  It's as if Meredith Finch is stuck between wanting to make the book her own while not pissing off Azzarello fans.  The result has been the best of no worlds and I haven't been a big fan.  However, looking at this preview I must say that the art may just make up for everything else.  It looks stunning and I only hope this is the issue that gets this run going full speed ahead.

Arkham Manor #3 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Gerry Duggan
Art By: Shawn Crystal, Dave McCaig
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 24, 2014

Wayne Manor Is Nuts

Let's get crazy as we jump back into another issue of Arkham Manor, where we lock ourselves away with the scum of Gotham and hope that we'll get out soon because Arkahm isn't a place for normal folks like you and me........  Maybe it is, I don't really know you and you don't really know me so maybe we all are bat shit and this is the perfect title to wrap our heads around.  This review is coming in a bit late and I apologize for that, it somehow fell through the cracks during the holidays where I was terribly sick......... but I'm catching up.  Last issue of Arkham Manor we saw Bruce Wayne in disguise as a patient of Arkham on the hunt for a killer he believed was an escaped Zsasz but after seeing the killer drill a hole into his victims head and sporing a headlamp to blind his victims and to conceal his identity.............Yeah, I'm going with it not being Zsasz.  When we left the issue the killer got away and Bruce was knocked out when the guards came to see what the commotion in the room was and man does it look like Bruce just killed a dude because when the guards searched, all they found was Bruce and no headlamp killer.  So let's check out this issue and see if the killer reveals himself or if Bruce is totally framed for the murder or attempted murder.........It seems you can live after have a long ass drill put in your head and the world just got creepier to me.  Let's check it out.

Arrow Season 2.5 #10 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Marc Guggenheim, Keto Shimizu
Art By: Joe Bennett, Craig Yeung, Jim Charalampidis, Szymon Kudranski
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 5, 2015

Business, Travel and Rescue

In the last issue of Arrow Season 2.5, we saw our hero recovering from his dose of the fear vertigo and guess what?  Roy's recovering too and he actually woke up for an issue.  It's about time too because we saw that Felicity was kidnapped by the new Brother Blood and really, things aren't looking too good for her.  Speaking of not good, on top of Brother Blood wanting to kill Arrow, now we have one of his goon's all Mirakuru-ed up and since he has all that power he wants to use it for his own vendetta and for some reason it's against Oliver Queen.......... Man, Ollie can't catch a break.  All that plus a Suicide Squad backup, so let's check out where our story takes us this week.

Gotham Season 1 Episode 12: "What the Little Bird Told Him" Review

Gotham's First Supervillain

Two weeks ago, we saw one Mr. Jack Gruber and his former Child-Minded Associate, Aaron, escape from Arkham Asylum. To those who don't know, Gruber is a bit crazy with a love of SHOCKING his enemies. Gordon, being our white knight of Gotham, will have none of that. He is ready to go on the hunt with his partner, to catch the psycho before he kills anyone else. I loved this because we finally had a super villain. People might disagree saying that Gotham already had super villains, such as the kidnapping couple and the assassins that went after Selina Kyle. I, on the other hand, see them only as villains. Super Villains need a plan, a henchman or two, a gimmick that makes them powerful, and a name. Guess what Mr.Gruber has? ALL OF THEM. Along with that, it seems Fish's plot for control finally has come to a head, but is there a Penguin-shaped wrench in her plans? Do penguins eat fish? Enough of the rambling and the questions lets dive in!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #21 Review

Written by: Alex De Campi
Art by: Neil Googe
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 13, 2015

Space Campy

The first issue of this two part story feels like it came out ages ago because it almost did. For some reason that even writer, Alex De Costa, couldn't explain, it was delayed.  While I really didn't like the way De Costa portrayed Wonder Woman in the first part, I did enjoy the Space and Venus setting and it ended with a pretty cool cliffhanger.  Well, the second part is here and I'm glad to say that De Costa saved face with an action filled issue that may be a bit sappy, but ended the arc in style.

Teen Titans #6 Preview

Written By: Will Pfeifer
Art By: Scott Hepburn, Dan Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

The fight for the soul of the Teen Titans continues as S.T.A.R. Labs and the team find themselves bonding over a new common enemy, just as the Titans bring in a new member: Power Girl.

I haven't been the biggest fan of the Teen Titans since it was renumbered but I am really hoping that we get to see an actual explanation behind Power Girl's powers.  I mean when she was introduced all we got was her helping Power Girl get back to Earth 2 and then an explosion......... Somehow that leads to Tanya Spears having Kryptonian powers.  I don't get it, but I'd like to.  I really hope this series picks up because I'm all for new members joining the team, as long as they add a new dynamic to the series because as of right now, I find myself bored with Teen Titans.

Wonder Woman '77 #2 Review

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Drew Johnson and Matt Haley
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 15, 2015

Do a Little Dance

Wonder Woman '77 may have snuck up on me, but the first issue was so good.  Marc Andreyko showed right away that he understood the source material and fashioned a book that nailed the feel of the 70's TV show.  It didn't hurt that Drew Johnson made everything look fantastic from the Lynda Carter lead to Steve Trevor's molded hairdo and chest hair.  With the other Wonder Woman books not exactly up to par at the moment, Wonder Woman '77 is quickly becoming where I go to get my Amazon fix.

Mortal Kombat X #2 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Shawn Kittelsen
Art By: Dexter Soy, Veronica Gandini
Digital Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 11, 2015


Last issue of Mortal Kombat X, we saw that our setting is years ago and at that point Kenshi and his son were being pursued by the Red Dragon clan, but luckily Kenshi led his pursuers through Shirai Ryu territory, which really means they became targets for Scorpion and man did he fatality the hell out of the Red Dragons.........fatality can be used as a verb right?  The whole point of last issue was to find out that Kenshi is trying to take down the Red Dragon leader: Daegon and to accomplish his goal he leaves his son behind in Scorpion's care......... I'm guessing there's no child protective services in Mortal Kombat's world, so I guess we'll go with it.  At the end of the issue we jumped to the Red Dragon's temple where we saw Sub-Zero trying to steal a dagger for Raiden but Kano was also interested in the dagger and somehow got the upper hand on our favorite ice shooting ninja and Kano cut Sub-Zero down his eye as Sub-Zero screamed out the blade was cursed............ Now I'm no shlub, I know a bit about Mortal Kombat but I spent that first issue being completely lost with what was going on.  Hopefully here I can get some clarity.  Let's check it out.

Batman: Eternal #42 Preview

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Jed Dougherty, Goran Sudzuka and Roger Robinson
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

You’ve been waiting for the debut of Bluebird – and here it is, though this story may not have a happy ending!

I have been waiting for the debut of Bluebird.  I am a big Harper Row fan and after reading Batman #28, I couldn't wait to see her in some more Bluebird action.  We also get some more Stephanie Brown and I don't trust that Mother of hers one bit.  Not one single bit.

Justice League United #8 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Jeff Lemire 
Art By: Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten, Keith Champagne, Jeremy Cox
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 14, 2015


In last issue of Justice League United, we saw some more space fighting and eventually the bad guy winning....... Well, Byth did take Ultra and as he was traveling towards the open point in time where Ultra would become Infinitus, Martian Manhunter tried to telepathically communicate with the child and Byth managed to kick him out of the kid's brain.  All this and Hawkman is still on his side... yeah, I'd call that winning and I think Charlie Sheen would too.  Now if your looking for a grand story here where the heroes come up with a plan immediately and stop Byth from entering the time hole, well you're reading the wrong book.  What we have instead is some more time travel and what I'd say is about two minutes in real time that our heroes do something.  Doesn't that just sound like fun?  Let's check it out.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 2: Eric is a Big, Fat Fatty

Oh boy, We recorded our second podcast and it is long winded to say the least!  We discusses the joys of getting old, wonder what the Hell an Olive Burger is and eventually get around to talking comics.  In our first ever special guest slot, we welcomed Ryan "Brightest Daycare"Clark in to talk about StarWars #1 from Marvel.  I know, we are a DC site, but we also are huge Star Wars fans so put that in your pipe and do whatever you do with words stuffed in a pipe.  We hope you enjoy the podcast...all 3 hours of it!  We are trying hard to make it better, we promise.