Saturday, April 9, 2016

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 Review - Saturday Morning Weirdness


Teenagers With Attitude


Written by: Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando and Mairghread Scott
Art by: Hendry PrasetyaDaniel Bayliss, Corin Howell, Matt Herms, Jeremy Lawson, Ed Dukeshire and Jim Campbell
Cover: Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 13, 2016
Publisher: Boom! Studios


Like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I just started reviewing recently, I was not a big fan (I was beyond the targeted age range) of the Power Rangers when they hit the scene.  I actually had a friend who was into them, but that was more of a Pink Ranger thing than anything else, but because of him, I knew a bit more about the show than I admitted to anyone else.  If truth be told, I actually liked it for it's over-the-top goofiness, but until this review, haven't really dealt much with them over the years.  So, why am I reviewing this issue?  Mainly because I love Kyle Higgins and haven't been able to review any of his books lately since he is not doing much of anything at DC Comics these days.  Since I can force the Power Rangers into our whole "Saturday Morning Weirdness" concept, it's all a free pass to get back to reviewing one of my favorite writers and hopefully get a few smiles and laughs along the way.  With all that being said, if I come across as a moron concerning the Power Rangers mythos, please forgive me since I am a big dummy.  On with the review...


Friday, April 8, 2016

Matty D's Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Drinking Games



Hello and welcome to the long promised Matty D's Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Drinking Games post.  Believe me, I know how hard it is to get through our podcast in the best of times, but now there is a solution.  The following will be an ever expanding list of drinking games to make the podcast fly by.  Drink whatever you wish, but don't blame me if you wake up the next day, hungover with a one-armed He-Man action figure stuck up your ass!  Enjoy and if you have any games you'd like to add, email us at weirdsciencedccomics@gmail.com or put them in the comments section below.

PS: I promise that for one podcast, Eric and myself will play along and see where that leads us!


The Weird Side #14


Words and Art by: Paul B.

Friday night means two things for me - stuff crust pizza and The Weird Side!  No, Eric isn't coming over for a sleepover, but I may just pop in a Puppet master tape in the old VCR and...what the hell am I talking about?  I don't have a VCR and if I did, I'd probably watch either DC Cab or Krush Groove.  You know what I'm saying...I hope you do because I am completely lost.  On with the Weird Side! - Jim


Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #3 Review and **SPOILERS**




I’m Going Back to Krypton, to Krypton, to Krypton

Written By: Neal Adams
Art By: Neal Adams, Buzz and Josh Adams, Tony Aviña
Lettered By: Cardinal Rae
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

**NON-SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

Last issue, Neal Adams slid his erect member into our ears and proceeded to thoroughly fuck our skulls until our brains were the consistency of milky oatmeal. So what does he have for act three? Well, I imagine he’ll peel back our skull caps and sink a spoon into our cranial sludge and lap away at heaping spoonfuls of our grey matter. I feel like Neal Adams creates this comic with the same panache as a street huckster fleecing rubes with his Three-Card Monty shtick: “Watch the queen, you know what I mean, take a peek, there she goes, take a look, KALIBAK!” He’s got decks of cards stuffed up his mile-long sleeve, and they’re all marked. As a responsible comic book reviewer, it would be wrong of me to suggest that you huff a bunch of spray paint or drink a bottle of absinthe before reading this comic book, but if you happened to do these things, I wouldn’t call law enforcement. Me, I’ve got to take this comic book like I take my antibiotics: stone cold sober. And rectally. It’s a long story. Read on for more about this comic and less about my prostate!

Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #1 PREVIEW




Written by: Frank Tieri and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: Mauricet, Hi-Fi and Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 13, 2016

Straight from the pages of HARLEY QUINN comes the story of her strange new army of assistants, the Gang of Harleys! In this new miniseries, they’ve been on the job for just a few months, and the Gang is ready to stand up and show what they can do without Harley…and they just might have to, because Harley’s been kidnapped! The Gang’s homes, their loved ones—they’re all in danger from a strange new villain with a very personal grudge against Harley!


Top 5 Fridays: Top 5 DC Comics Plot Points That Sounded Stupid, But Were Awesome



Welcome back to another Top 5 Friday! Those with fantastic memory might remember that before the Batman v Superman themed Top 5s, I did a list on the Top 5 Plot Points That Sounded Cool, But Weren't (if you want to read that list click here). That seemed like a very negative list, so I thought maybe it was best if I did a reverse list of it. This week we'll be going over the Top 5 Plot Points that I thought sounded stupid, but turned out to be really friggin' awesome. The rules are if it sounded stupid, it qualifies, and as always there is no way for me to read every single story out there, so if you don't see something you like, I apologize. Enough babbling, lets get to it!

The Legend of Wonder Woman Chapter #13 Review


Written by: Renae De Liz
Art by: Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: February 3, 2016

Looking back at my past reviews, it's funny that I was so concerned with how this book would be once Diana left Themyscira and ventured into the Outside World.  It's not that I thought Renae De Liz wouldn't be able to handle it, I was just loving the whole younger Diana stuff so much.  Well, I guess I shouldn't have been worried at all.  While we are still seeing Diana's first steps, it's been so good thanks to the introduction of Etta Candy, but also the promise of a dark mystery involving some historical pseudo science.  Plus, just having Diana in this new, unknown setting (for her, at least) is like getting another awesome origin story on top of the last awesome one.  Awesome!  If you remember the end of last chapter, Etta was dressing Diana for success so the two of them could head into town to find out more about Nazi Sasquatches, Necromancers and Amulets, oh my.  Sounds exciting, but is it good?  Let's find out...


Green Arrow #51 Review and *SPOILERS*



White People Are The Worst


Written By: Ben Percy
Art By: Szymon Kudranski, Gabe Eltaeb, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

From everything that we've got from Green Arrow lately, all I can suss out about this story arc is that werewolves are misunderstood people, who I guess represent all minorities in this case......... and let's not forget that white people are the worst.  Yeah, that's pretty much it and it's lasted too damn long in my mind and it's starting to get to me.  Now I'm not about to refute the fact that racism is a terrible thing or that white people have been some pieces of shit in the past, but do we really need it jammed down our throat every month from Green Arrow?  I know that comics are a medium that can express more than "BLAM" and "POW", but where's the fun at?  So yeah, Oliver's still a werewolf, the people of Seattle are becoming Wargs themselves after the Warg biker gang spiked a shit ton of blood bags with their own tainted blood and now that the city council has decided that concentration camps are the best possible way to deal with these people, Green Arrow has traveled to Africa to find a miracle healer, named....... Dr. Miracle, who can cure anything by injecting his blood into you......  Yeah, that's gross as hell, but hopefully Oliver can get to him before Deathstroke, who is in pursuit of the good doctor as well.  Let's jump into this issue and see if it can muster up any fun this month.  Let's check it out.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

New Suicide Squad #19 Review and **SPOILERS**





Death Race 2016

Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: Juan Ferreyra
Letters By: Nate Peikos of Blambot®
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

**Non-Spoilers and Score At The Bottom**

Do you think there are other squads beholden to shadowy organizations with the suffix –cide applied to their signifier? For instance, do you think the CIA has a Fratricide Squad, tasked with killing male siblings of given targets? Or maybe the CFR has a Regicide Squad that finds remaining monarchies around the world and dismantles them. I think there should be a –Cide Squad Convention so these people can meet each other: the Fungicide Squad can swap notes with the Pesticide Squad, the Liberticide Squad can campaign for their platform against the Ethnocide Squad, whose platform is pretty self-evident. I bet a lot of these people would get along, except for any families that contain members of the Parricide Squad or the Filicide Squad. Then things could get dicey. We’re not going to be talking about those fictional squads today, though, no we’ll be talking about a different fictional group, the Suicide Squad, who were targeted by the serial-killer cult Fist of Cain last time we left them. Do you think they’ll fare okay? Well, they’re the Suicide Squad, not the Sacrifice Squad. That’s a whole other division of squads. So read on for my review of issue #19 of the New Suicide Squad!

Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #5 Review

Green Machine


Written By: Mike Johnson
Art By: Angel Hernandez, Alejandro Sanchez and Neil Uyetake
Cover Price: $3.99

Release Date: November 18, 2015

This book has been such a pleasant surprise for me.  I mentioned in my first review that I was not a huge Star Trek fan and that I may be the least qualified of the Weird Science Get Fresh Crew to review this book, but I'm glad I threw caution to the wind and did it.  Mike Johnson must have given me a Vulcan Mind Meld (references!), because he nails the thing I like the most about crossovers...tons and tons of cool characters. This series has them in spades and the bonus is, they all make sense in the story.  The story itself is epic and while it looks like every issue is just setting up a huge finale, I'm okay with that and can't wait until we get there.  I won't have to wait long as this is the penultimate issue and I am reviewing this months after the series actually ended.  I guess i could just grab issue #6 and peek at the end.  It's right here on my desk...no, I won't do that (I totally did) because it would ruin it all for me (it didn't ruin it!)  So, I will review this issue before moving on to the finale (I'm a liar!)


Artist Steve Pugh Joins Writer Mark Russell on DC Comics The Flintstones



Artist Steve Pugh Joins Writer Mark Russell on The Flintstones

Animal Man, Swamp Thing Artist to Draw New Adventures of “That Modern Stone-Age Family”

Is it wrong that I am looking forward to these Hanna-Barbera reboots more than 90% of DC Comics' Rebirth titles?  Well, if loving these are wrong, I don't want to be right!  The Flintstones are one of my favorite cartoons of all time and while I'm wary of it being pushed so hard as a satire, as long as we get one animal shrugging it's shoulders and saying, "It's a living", then I'll be sold.

Today, DC Comics announced that Steve Pugh (Animal Man, Swamp Thing) will be the artist on the title and used the opportunity to release the cover for the first issue as well as some pretty cool variants.  Here are the covers and DC Comics' press release...


The Legend of Wonder Woman Chapter 12 Review


Nazi Sasquatch

Written by: Renae De Liz
Art by: Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 27, 2016

The last chapter of The Legend of Wonder Woman took a big step forward in Diana's life as she is now in "Man's World".  I never liked that name, so it was awesome that we get the best character in the series so far, besides Diana herself, and it's no man, baby...It's Etta Candy!  If you want to see me gush over her, just go back to my last review, but she is awesome and that's all you need to know going forward.  She is so awesome that I didn't even mind that we got the least Diana of any chapter of this book so far.  That all changes this week, but don't worry, we still get Etta.


Detective Comics #51 Review

Suits

Written by: Peter Tomasi
Art by: Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan, Chris Sotomayor and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release date: April 6, 2016

Peter Tomasi is a lot of things...great dancer, snazzy dresser, but most of all, he is a team player.  In a business where you are your own brand, he has bitten the bullet and let at least two of his stories get squashed and derailed and has not complained at all.  To his credit, he still managed to make those stories very readable , but I am left wondering about what could have been.  Oh well, at least he gets two more issues to leave on a good note and go off to more Supermany (Man of Steely?) pastures. So, is this the start of an exciting and thrilling goodbye?  Let's find out...



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fool’s Special #1 Review and **SPOILERS**






The Doctor is Quinn

Written By: Rob Williams
Art By: Jim Lee, Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Richard Friend, Alex Sinclair
Letters By: Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

**Non-Spoilers and Score At The Bottom**

I have a theory that DC Comics has no idea why Harley Quinn is so popular. I don’t blame them, frankly; I have no idea why Harley Quinn is such a popular character. I like her just fine, loved her in the original cartoon, but I’d never have thought she’d be supporting several titles running concurrently, with mini-series and Annuals for Harley Quinn popping out like Ariel Winter’s breasts in my disgusting, unspeakable dreams. With a much-anticipated Suicide Squad movie coming out this Summer, and Harley is on the Suicide Squad, and, uh, April is a month too, well that’s just good sense-making to have a Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad Special comic book on the stands, y’hear me? So here it is, five days later and about a buck more than expected: my review of issue number one! Read on, and that’s no foolin’!

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Chapter 16 Review

Burning Man


Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Bruno Redondo, Juan Albarran, Rex Loku and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: April 5, 2016

Things are starting to pick up in this book and I am all for that.  Granted, I love character development as much as the next guy, but I may like explosions and death a little bit more...maybe a little too much!  But hey, that's what drew me into Injustice in the first place and old habits are like John McClane.  We kind of got both last issue as we saw the Joker Underground gathering and then being interrupted by Batwoman and Harley.  The issue ended with both gals on the wrong end of a bunch of guns while Superman is more than likely on his way to pay them all a little visit.  There is definitely trouble a brewing and that's where I will begin my review for Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Chapter #16...


Batman Beyond #11 Review and *SPOILERS*



Getting The Band Back Together


Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Where I was initially excited for this title in that I wanted Futures End to have some purpose or some redeeming quality, this series has been a little rough because not much has gone on after a pretty simple fight with Brother Eye, defeating the mad satellite and putting Tim Drake on a course where he'd get his ass kicked every issue.  With Rebirth right around the corner I have to stay optimistic thought that this title will become something great and I want to stay optimistic that it will become that even before we get all Rebirthed.  I don't know, maybe I'm a fickle mush head, but this is a Batman title and I want to like it........ I really do.  In the previous issue we had the Justice League revived from some stasis tubes, but instead of them coming to Batman's rescue, what with him getting his ass kicked all the time, they proceeded to kick his ass even harder because some elephant man made them believe that our hero was a Brother Eye borg.  As the issue closed it looked as if Barda had killed Batman, but what would this title be without a Batman of the Beyond variety?  Let's jump into this issue and see how our hero escaped and find out what the hell C-3 is because it was beyond me when Matt McGinnis screamed it out last issue.  Let's check it out.

Bloodlines #1 Review and **SPOILERS**





Fast Times at Pine Ridge High

Written By: J.T. Krul
Art By: V. Ken Marion, Sean Parsons, Andrew Dalhouse
Letters By: Sal Cipriano
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

**Non-Spoilers and Score At The Bottom**

We’ve had a lot of fun with that early 1990s DC Comics event Bloodlines this week, with Chris Sheehan’s full article about the relevant comic books and Justin F.’s review of the trading card set posted just this Monday (give ‘em both a look!) All around the internet, there have been digital groans and acronym chortles that DC Comics would be resurrecting what is largely regarded as a creatively bereft, bone-headed gimmick that was rightly abandoned by successive creative teams. Of course, it hasn’t been exactly fair to deride Bloodlines #1 just based on its association, because it’s only just hit the stands today. So does it validate any of this assumed hate, or have bitter fans once again prematurely judged something based on almost no information? Hmm…why can’t both be right? You’ll find out if you keep readin’!

Superman #51 Review and *SPOILERS*



Get Your Affairs In Order


Written By: Peter J. Tomasi
Art By: Mikel Janin, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

We're finally over the hump that was the Truth/Savage Dawn story lines which means we're finally in new territory now and I'm excited as hell.  It's been so long and it's all new and all fresh............ IT BETTER BE ALL NEW AND ALL FRESH!  Anyway, there really isn't anything to catch you up on besides that Superman has his powers back, his identity is still out in the open and our hero is back in action........... and from what I've already read of this issue, possibly happening after the Darkseid War.  It's very odd, but let's quit the pre-jibber jabber and get to the actual jibber jabber.  Let's check it out................. SUPERMAN!  

iZombie Season 2 Episode 17 “Reflections of the Way Liv Used to Be” Review and **SPOILERS**


Director: Michael Fields
Writers: Bob Deaden
Release Date: April 5, 2016 

Let’s catch up!


Last week we ended with major Major issues. Ravi confronted Major about being the Chaos Killer. Major zombies the fuck out, Ravi drops Major with a dose of his own medicine, in this particular case, the dose that Major uses to knock out the zombies on his Max Rager supplied kill list. These sons of bitches knocked it out the park as always. 

Batgirl #50 Review

Crowded House

Written by: Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart
Art by: Babs Tarr, Roger Robinson, John Timms, Eleonora Carlini, James Harvey, Cameron Stewart, Serge LaPointe, Lee Loughridge and Steve Wands
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

Weird Science has had a love/hate relationship with Team Batgirl and their Burnside relocation of Barbara Gordon.  Eric had been reviewing Batgirl since our site started and after an (imaginary?) feud and a whole lot of guff, handed the book over to me to review.  I won't defend or attack Eric here (that's for the podcast), but I can honestly say that I liked this book more than he did.  That being said, I still had one major problem that ran through almost all of the nine issues that I reviewed...the lack of a villain that could pose a major threat to Barbara.  That changed when Fugue showed up on Babs' couch and in her mind.  Sure, he might not be as flashy as some of the other baddies, but there is no doubt that he's a threat and it all comes to a head in this big finale that also is the end of the Team Batgirl run.  Yep, this is it and while we've had our (imaginary?) differences, they certainly left a mark on the character, her fans and comics in general.  I do think that they left Barbara in a better place and for that I thank them...and that is not imaginary.  Now, on with my review for Batgirl #50...


Green Lantern #51 Review and *SPOILERS*



Watching TV On The Back of A Frog's Head


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tony Avina, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

For our fiftieth issue of Green Lantern we saw Hal vs. Hal. Renegade Vs. Parallax, but ultimately it was just a big slug fest that went nowhere because even though Parallax should have been able to beat Hal while drinking a cup of tea with his pinky up.......... because he's classy like that, for some reason Krona's Gauntlet turned Hal into a construct himself and for whatever reason this scared the hell out of Parallax, who flew away, claiming that he needed more power......... Which we saw him do in the final issue of Telos, but who knows what was going on with that issue.  So with Parallax gone, I guess that means that it's time to get back to our normal story where Hal takes on the terrorist calling himself Sonar.......... What?........ What's That?....... Oh, never mind.  For whatever reason that story is put on hold so we can go back to space and leave the Earth in danger of sound bombs because Virgo and Trapper are in danger.  Let's jump into this issue and see what the Gray Agents have to offer us.  Let's check it out.

Justice League: Darkseid War Special #1 Review and *SPOILERS*



A Tale of Two Women


Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oscar Jimenez, Paul Pelletier, Tony Kordos, Alex Sinclair, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Oh, the gods must be crazy.......... crazy in the fact that they put out a Darkseid War Special before catching this series up to even issue #49.  Oh well, at least we get some Justice League going on and the fact that this issue tackles some backstory to Grail and what's going on with Jessica Cruz inside of Volthoom........ well, I have to imagine that the Darkseid War is just too epic and too big a deal to contain in just the Justice League title alone........... not to mention all those one-shots that we got.  That's a lot of books!  Really though, I'm just trying to pad this opener more than Patty did her bra in Elvira Mistress of The Dark because there isn't much to say going into this that you should know, besides that Jessica Cruz' consciousness has been suppressed by Volthoom and Grail has acquired the Anti-Life Equation, not to mention Steve Trevor........ What?  You're still wondering who Patty is?  You people are a bunch of heathens!  Elvira Mistress of The Dark was a young Eric Shea's voyage into manhood and that is just a gross as it sounds.  Okay, that's enough padding for me and possibly Patty, let's jump into this issue and see what's so special about this Special and find out where our Darkseid War story is going.  Let's check it out.

Midnighter #11 Review


Welcome Back



Written by: Steve Orlando
Art by: Aco, Hugo Petrus, Jeromy Cox and Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 6, 2016

I know that I've had a very rocky relationship with Midnighter since the book debuted in June.  I'd say I'm closer to being Prometheus than Apollo, but I guess someone has to take the role of super villain in this whole love fest.  Believe me, this isn't a business decision or part of my new anti-hipster movement, I review each issue on it's own merits and I just haven't been impressed with this series.  I seem to be the only one who feels this way, at least in the comic book reviewing community.  While every other reviewer gives this book perfect scores and bemoans the fact that it was cancelled, it's sales keep going down.  What gives?  Are the people declaring it the best thing since sliced bread actually buying it or are they just giving it lip service to make themselves look good while letting it die a slow and painful death?  If that is the case (and I really am not sure it isn't) then shame on them for being the pieces of crap they truly are.  Okay, I'm done with my little rant and now it's time to get on with my review.  


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Swamp Thing #4 PREVIEW




Written By: Len Wein
Art By: Kelley Jones
Cover Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: April 6, 2016


Alec Holland tries to help a friend learn the ways of the Green, but is he the same person Alec remembers? Could something far more sinister than dark magic be looming?



Justice League: Darkseid War Special #1 PREVIEW




Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Unsolicited
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: April 6, 2016


The massive “Darkseid War” epic continues to set the stages for the future of the DC Universe as we reveal the secrets behind its newest major player: Darkseid’s daughter, Grail! And if the Justice League is not careful, the spoils of war will all end up with her! See the truth behind Grail's role in this war and the future of the DC Universe as she tears her way across it. Don’t miss this extra-sized special offered at the regular price of $3.99!

Batman Beyond #11 Preview



Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Bernard Chang
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: April 6, 2016

Growing tensions between the citizens and refugees of Neo-Gotham have finally erupted into full-on revolt! The city’s in disarray and Batman’s fighting for his life—not just against the Splicers of Metropolis, but against the Justice League itself! A new power and a new ally will be key if Batman is to have any hope of leading both cities to the freedom they seek in this new world.


Green Lantern #51 PREVIEW



Written By: Robert Vendetti
Art By: Jordi Tarragona, Rafael Sandoval
Cover Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: April 6, 2016


Who—or what—are the Gray Agents? They’re deadly and determined—and they’ve captured Trapper, Virgo and Darlene the ship in order to track down Hal. And that’s just the start of their campaign to set themselves up as the new law in the universe! Pity anyone who gets in their way. The first of a two-part story that will usher in a new era for Hal Jordan.

Green Arrow #51 Preview



Written by Ben Percy
Art by Szymon Kudranski
Cover Price: $3.99

Release Date: April 6, 2016


In war-torn Africa, Green Arrow and Deathstroke are both hunting for the same man—Doctor Miracle—whose blood cures any disease. They’re battling not only each other, but also a militant group known as The Whites. There is no deadlier foe than the world’s greatest assassin, and against his blade Green Arrow may have met his end.

Arrow: The Dark Archer Chapter #6 Review and *SPOILERS*




On the Corner of What the Hell & Who Gives a Shit

Written By: John Barrowman and Carol E. Barrowman
Art By: Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Kyle Ritter
Letters By: Deron Bennett (they've named the Unknown Letterer!)dc
Digital Price: $0.99
Release Date: March 23, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Wow. This is only the sixth chapter of this digital series? I feel like I’ve been reading it forever. And though I don’t mention it in my reviews, we’re actually in part two of who-the-fuck-knows how many parts to a story titled the Rise of Arthur King. Is this supposed to be an ongoing? The continued adventures of Arthur King aka Malcolm Merlyn as R’as al Ghul in that heady Summer of 2015? I’m not going to lie, this series that held so much promise in chapter one—which now seems like it came out forty years ago—has been slogging along the slow road to Who the Fuck Cares for a few chapters now. I’d like to know more about the enigmatic Malcolm Merlyn, but I’d like to concentrate on the interesting parts, okay? The whole bit where he goes hiking with his friends and has sex on a plateau? Save that for the bar. Maybe this chapter turns it all around, or maybe I’m just saying that to entice you to read my review! You’ll never know…unless you read my review!

Adventures of Supergirl Chapter #6 Review and *SPOILERS*




Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat

Written By: Sterling Gates
Art By: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Hi-Fi
Letters By: Saida Temofonte
Digital Price: $0.99
Release Date: April 4, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

When I was young, my older brother would make me watch horror movies when my parents were out on a Friday or Saturday evening. To my memory, only two made me lose sleep: the oft-forgotten Carol Kane vehicle When a Stranger Calls, which was the first scary movie I ever saw at around eight years old, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. I was about twelve or thirteen when I saw it, and I had trouble sleeping for almost two weeks! We are the protagonists of our own stories in dreams, but we are also at our most vulnerable; you can filter the air you breathe and pasteurize the food you eat, but eventually you are going to need some all-natural, original-style sleep. And if Freddy Kreuger happens to stroll through your dreamscape, well that’s too bad for you. That was another movie that creeped me out as a kid, Dreamscape. Dude from the Warriors turned into a humanoid cobra-man in one scene, and I tried to draw it for the next ten years. I saw that in the theater, though, and it didn’t make me lose any sleep. Anyway, I didn’t summon you here to talk about scary movies I saw far too young, that’s for a future podcast. I’m here to review Adventures of Supergirl Chapter 6, wherein Kara has some spooky scary nightmares of her own! Will she be eviscerated by a murderous dream-demon’s specially constructed glove knives? Probably not, but read my review to be sure!