Saturday, July 9, 2016

Dark Night: A True Batman Story Review




Some Enchanted Evening, You May Find Your True Love

Written By: Paul Dini
Art By: Eduardo Risso
Lettered By: Todd Klein
Cover Price: $22.99
Release Date: June 21, 2016

We all learned what this book is about months before its release: it’s about a night in 1993 that Paul Dini got mugged. My first reaction was, “Big deal! So Paul Dini, acclaimed animator, writer, and creator, got mugged. Did he run out of Emmys to throw at his aggressors? Maybe one of his throngs of admirers picked his pocket as he was being helped into his golden chariot. Stepping on stairs made from piles of cash. Wearing a tuxedo jacket made from African elephant skin.” I mean, I grew up in New York where nearly everyone gets mugged at least once in their lives. It’s just one of many shitty things that can happen in your average day. But then I thought, well this is Paul Dini, who brought some of the best episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, among many, many other great cartoons to my television. He’s written some of my favorite comic books, including the Heart of Hush, which is pretty much the only story featuring the character Hush that I find worthwhile. So I had to give him the benefit of the doubt and check out Dark Night: A True Batman Story, and see if I could sympathize with him or merely envy his linen tablecloth made from the actual linen that wrapped the mummy of King Tutankhamen. What did I think? You’ll find out if you read my review below!

Clean Room vol. 1 Review




Everyone’s Got Their Problems, and Everyone’s Problems Are Trying to Eat Them

Written By: Gail Simone
Art By: Jon Davis-Hunt, Quinton Winter
Lettered By: Todd Klein
Cover Price: $14.99
On Sale Date: June 21, 2016

Maybe you’ll recall that I reviewed the first three issues of Clean Room collected in this trade edition for this very website back…well, whenever those issues came out. Perhaps you are wondering why I didn’t review any issues after that, despite having given an average 8.15/10 score to them. Well I got busy, okay? Just like many best laid plans, I’d intended to review Vertigo titles more regularly, but found it difficult enough to keep up with the crushing deluge of comics from the regular DC line every week. But I did like the book, and wanted to see where it was going, so I committed to buying the trade when it came out. Well, it’s out, I read it, and here’s my review! No big spoilers, but I will be mentioning stuff like character names and the general plot of the book, so if you want to go in completely cold then you should probably skip this review.

FIRST LOOK: Justice League #1



Written by: Bryan Hitch
Art by: Tony S. Daniel
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 20, 2016


“THE EXTINCTION MACHINE” Chapter One

The oceans rise. The earth quakes. And an ancient power rises to reclaim not just the world, but the universe itself—and not even the combined might of the Justice League can stop it. An all-new era begins with this epic by comic book legend Bryan Hitch (JLA, The Ultimates) and master storyteller Tony S. Daniel (BATMAN: R.I.P., DEATHSTROKE). 

Let's all cross our fingers together and hope.  I know that Red said that "Hope can drive a man insane", but sometimes that's all we've got.  Right now, that's how it feels.


DC Comics Announces He-Man / Thundercats Comic Book Crossover



Did you hear that noise coming from the Weird Science HQ?  Yea, that was Eric and Branden dancing and singing at this announcement.  Now it's going to be a Battle Royale in the Pit of Death to see who is going to review it.  You can have your He-Man and Thundercats, I want to see that! Really, this is a crossover that just makes sense and should be totally awesome.  Here is the official Press Release...


Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Weekly Spotlight: Aquaman #2 & Bloodlines #4


The Weekly Spotlight welcomes Reggie for his first appearance and he joins Eric and Jim to discuss Aquaman #2 and Bloodlines #4. If you like what you hear, join them for the regular podcast each and every Sunday Night where they talk about every DC Comic Book that came out that week.


The Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man #1 Review and *SPOILERS* - Just for the Hell of it Review



Shut the 1011101001 Up!

Written By: Van Jensen
Art By: Ron Salas, Mike Atiyeh
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Publisher: Dynamite
Review By: Dan Mayhoff

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Is it fair to assume everyone still knows about the Six Million Dollar Man? Well, I’m sure that everyone still knows the classic line. “We can rebuild him. We have the technology.” It’s a line that’s been parodied an ungodly number of times but yet, I’m not sure if people still know what it’s from. So if you don’t know anything about this series, then I’ll explain it really quickly. Guy gets in terrible plane crash and is inches from death. Guy gets robot body parts to keep him alive and make him faster and stronger than before. Guy becomes secret agent for a government agency. Congrats! You are all caught up. So, let’s just jump into this issue.


Saved by the Bell Summer Break #1 Review - Just for the Hell of It Review



Hey, hey, hey, WHAT is going on here?!?

Saved by the Bell Summer Break #1 (October, 1992)
"Racing Fever"
"Weighting for Love"
Writer - Angelo De Cesare
Penciller - Hy Rosen
Inker - Ken Selig
Letterers - Jorge Pacheco & Grace Kremer
Colorist - Rayme nee
Publisher: Harvey Comics

Now, you don't need me to tell you that the Internet can be an awful, depraved, and terrifying place.  I mean, where else can you find out that the term "A.C. Slater" is not only a proper noun... but also a verb.  As in, if one were so inclined, they may engage in the act of "A.C. Slatering".  I've recently heard folks make passing reference to this in conversation at one of my normal online haunts... now just what in the hell does it mean?  Does it mean you act sexist toward your frizzy-haired drug-addict "Momma"?  Does it mean you bake the meanest boxed birthday cake in class?  Or does it mean you repeatedly point to your crotch while "dancing"?


Well, against my better judgment, I decided to go ahead down the rabbit hole... head first.  I come to find out that in Internet-vernacular, "A.C Slatering" is the act of sitting backwards while using the toilet... as in, you're sitting there, doing your business... while facing the tank.  Ya know, just like ol' Albert Clifford would!  So, now I know... and wish I didn't.

On the bright side, you now know too...

Friday, July 8, 2016

Top 5 Fridays: Top 5 Favorite DC Teams


Welcome back to another Justice-filled Top 5 Fridays! Well, it finally happened! Justice League Rebirth has hit the shelves! Personally, I thought the issue was a bit rough, but it did get me a little bit excited to see the new three in action when the main series starts, especially now with the new Superman trying to get settled in as the replacement. The League might be ready to trust him, but the world needs one more than ever, especially with the giant squid/crab monsters coming that are totally rip offs of Mass Effect in nearly every way. Issue aside, the Rebirth actually made me think back on all of the teams DC has created over the years. Books, movies, TV shows: Across all media, the teams fight for good, and we'll be covering a few of my favorites today. As always, this list is opinion based, so if you don't like a team on this list or don't see the one you like, I apologize. Enough talk! Let's form up and begin!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel Chapter #3 Review


Under My Umbrella

Written by: Ian Edginton
Art by: Matthew Dow Smith, Wendy Broome, Carrie Strachan and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016

While I still question why this book ever came about, I have been enjoying it well enough.  I am actually in the target audience so I guess i can be a little selfish for once and just enjoy a niche comic that seems to made just for me.  Nobody else, mind you...JUST FOR ME!  I really don't have much more to say in this introduction, so let's get on with the review...


Bloodlines #4 Review and **SPOILERS**




The Alien Spine Parasite Club Meets Tuesdays After School

Written By: J.T. Krul
Art By: V. Ken Marion, Sean Parsons, Andrew Dalhouse & Sotocolor
Lettered By: Sal Cipriano
Cover Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: July 6, 2016

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT BOTTOM**

My high school didn’t have any kind of homecoming. I used to think it was a made-up thing, something used in teen movies and television shows to justify a sporting event and/or dance. I had a friend who went to a more suburban school, and hers did have a homecoming, which I attended once in my senior year. It was…strange, to me at least. People walking around with their faces painted the school colors, rallying cries for whatever the name of that school was erupting spontaneously—I didn’t go to a football game or a dance, mind you, I was just hanging out in her school on the day of these homecoming events. Seeing all these kids with school spirit unnerved me, because in my high school there was a more antagonistic relationship between the institution and many of the students. “School spirit” meant you decided not to piss right in the exit doors’ alcove. And I still don’t know what homecoming is, something to do with alumni, I think? Thanks to the magic of comic books, I get to experience a homecoming of my own—right in this very issue! So read on and see if the school jock is gonna kiss you by the girls’ locker room or whatever!

An Interview With Neal Adams



They say you should never meet your heroes, because you will surely find them human. What they don't mention is that your heroes will also see you standing in a pool of sweat, stammering just to say "thanks." And so it was last week, when I was given the opportunity to interview Legend of Comic Bookery Neal Adams, specifically about Superman: The Coming of the Supermen, but really about life, the universe, and everything. At least, that's how I took it. I have neither the chops nor the follicles to grow a mighty Neal Adams mane, but rest assured I am an acolyte of his teachings, most of which I expect will take several lifetimes to unravel. You can listen to my interview on this week's podcast, or read a transcript of it if you click the link and/or keep scrolling downwards!

Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #6 Review and **SPOILERS**




Someday Never Comes

Written By: Neal Adams
Art By: Neal Adams, Buzz, Tony Aviña
Lettered By: Cardinal Rae
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: July 6, 2016

**SCORE AND NON SPOILERS AT THE BOTTOM**

All aboard for the last leg of the Great Superman Trip! Plasticene porters with looking-glass eyes will be happy to take your bags and shove them off the caboose of this magical mystery train, through the dendrites and across the synaptic gaps of Neal Adams’ mind. Because there’s no baggage allowed here, folks, no preconceived notions about Superman and his supporting cast—we’re looking at living history here, being written with dynamite and a stiff drink of Mind Your Goddamned Manners, as you read this book and allow its power to subsume you directly through your eyeballs. You don’t criticize a tornado, you don’t opine upon a tsunami. You don’t ask a forest fire about its socio-political agenda. You just deal with it, marvel at its power and pick up the pieces when it’s done wreaking havoc on your world. We were warned that there would be a Coming of the Supermen, but it turned out the Supermen were just the tip of this paisley print iceberg. Read my review of the last issue in this miniseries if you think you’ve got the cojones to face the starkest, most personal truths!

Batman Beyond #14 Review and *SPOILERS*



All In The Family


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

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Oh Batman Beyond, what are you still doing hanging around when we're all in Rebirth mode now?  Yeah, it's a good bet that what transpires in this series will simply bridge over to the new Batman Beyond Rebirth series in September so all of this is still important, but since we're all having so much fun with all the renumbered Rebirth titles coming out now, I feel that this series will be passed over to get to those gems.  It is what it is I guess and hopefully DC knows what they're doing in keeping this series going as long as it is.......... and since we're talking about this series, let's get into a recap.  In the previous issue we saw Tim Drake as our Batman Beyond hero taking on Rewire once again, but like the first time they fought, Tim went and got his ass kicked because somehow Rewire was able to manipulate the bat suit and shut it down........ which was crazy as hell until we got to the big cliffhanger of that issue, where we found out that Rewire is actually Terry McGinnis.  Let's jump into this issue and see what that revelation means for the rest of the series and hopefully find out what happened to Terry to get him to this amnesiac state and if he'll be like Arnold and get his ass some Total Recall....... or maybe get his ass to Mars....... Either way, I'm down.  Let's check it out.

Future Quest #2 Review and *SPOILERS*



They came from Outer Space!


Written By: Jeff Parker
Art By: Evan "Doc" Shaner, Ron Randall, Jonathan Case, Jordie Bellaire and Dave Lanphear
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016

*Non-Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

God, I needed to get this book the moment it came out. I'm not saying that the Rebirths haven't been fantastic, far from it, but so far the Hanna-Barbera series that have been released have been a bit disappointing. Scooby Apocalypse promised a fresh new take on good old Mystery Inc., but I feel like in it's attempt to be new, it lost a little bit of the fun. Wacky Raceland... Well, the less said about that first issue the better. That being said, Future Quest had a fantastic first issue with some great art and fun. The moment I put down the first issue, I looked up when the second comes out, and today's the day!

Last time we left our heroes, Jonny and Hadji were staring into the glowing fist of Space Ghost while running from the evil organization F.E.A.R., who have been abducting objects that have been falling out of portals that have been appearing all over the Florida Everglades. So how did Space Ghost get here? Will he destroy the Quests? Let's dive in and find out!

Green Lanterns #2 Review and *SPOILERS*



Twisted Sister


Written By: Sam Humphries
Art By: Robson Rocha, Jay Leisten, Blond, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Green Lanterns may have been the Rebirth title that I was looking forward to the most just because of how much I enjoyed the characters of Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, but even with me getting plenty of these characters, I find that Simon isn't exactly how I remembered him being, what with him being a sad sack..... when he's not being an over zealous blowhard.  We've definitely got an odd dynamic though and I don't know if Simon's character changed to fit the story that we're dealing with, I only hope that he becomes more rounded as Jessica gains more experience and confidence in herself and her abilities...... and what better way than to throw an all out invasion by the Red Lantern Corps at our heroes.  When we left this series previously, we saw Simon bestowed with an odd new Green Lantern ability: Emerald Sight and Jessica was finding out how terrible Wal-Mart really is....... and then everybody in the store became infected with rage, but believe me, it was still pretty terrible before all the rage came spewing out.  Let's jump into this issue and see how our two rookie Lanterns handle this crisis and hopefully find out what Atrocitus' plan is for Earth.  Let's check it out.

Justice League: Rebirth #1 Review


Inside Out

Written by: Bryan Hitch
Art by: Bryan Hitch, Daniel Henriques, Scott Hanna, Alex Sinclair and Richard Starkings
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016

The Justice League has finally joined the Rebirth party and I'm not sure if someone forgot to send it the invitation, but it felt odd not seeing it eating chips, drinking punch and playing spin the bottle with the rest of the big books.  Of course, I have my theories on why it was delayed, but this isn't the time or place for that.  This is the time and place to find out if the wait was worth it.  Bryan Hitch has some big shoes to fill taking the baton form Geoff Johns and it all starts here.  Is one of DC's biggest books in good hands?  Let's find out...


Superman #2 Review and *SPOILERS*



Bloody Hell!


Written By: Peter J. Tomasi
Art By: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, John Kalisz, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Holy shit, did the last issue of Superman just go and flip the script on what I expected from this series.  Not only did it traumatize the shit out of everyone reading when we saw young Jonathan Kent fry the family cat Goldie with his developing heat vision, but we also got some really solid, emotional character work towards our new Superboy that got us past our traumatized state and actually got us to start feeling for the young man, who spent the remainder of the issue scared and ashamed.  Yeah, I might not agree with him not telling his parents what happened, but I remember being a kid and it felt spot on.  I don't know how Tomasi plans on following up such a solid issue, but goddamn, I can't wait to find out.  Let's jump into this issue and see what Superman wanted with his son after Wonder Woman and Batman paid the Smith family farm a visit in the middle of the night.  Let's check it out.

Batman #2 Review



The Monster Men are Coming...Already?

Written by: Tom King
Art by: David Finch, Matt Banning, Danny Miki, Jordie Bellaire and John Workman
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016

After that crazy 5th Wednesday we just had to suffer through, it is so nice to get back to all of our Rebirth favorites.  I know that everyone has their picks for best Rebirth book and I think that Tom King's Batman has gotten a bit of a bum rap so far.  It's been really good, but it's Batman and people expect more from Batman.  What?  Urban surfing on a crashing airplane isn't enough for you?  Are You Not Entertained?!?  I have enjoyed it so far, but I'll admit, I'm ready for Tom King to kick it up a notch and give us more of Gotham and Gotham Girl and put the New 52 catch up completely behind us.  Do I get my wish this week?  As you'll see, sometimes getting your wishes granted isn't always a good thing.


The Flintstones #1 Review and **SPOILERS**




Meet the Flintstones

Written By: Mark Russell
Art By: Steve Pugh, Chris Chuckry
Lettered By: Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: July 6, 2016

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

I remember a time I was in elementary school, and some know-it-all girl decided to inform me that the Flintstones wasn’t realistic because cavemen didn’t co-exist with dinosaurs. I stared at her blankly. That’s the unrealistic part? Barney Rubble plays a record made of stone on the beak of a pterodactyl, and you’re incredulous that they appear in the same scene together? This may be when it dawned upon me there is a contingent of persons in the world that are unable to suspend their disbeliefs. You see it in comic books all the time: someone pointing out the inefficiency of a costume or the improbability of some cosmic event. Sometimes it seems like Hollywood is in the grips of people of this bent, what with all the “realistic” updates of stuff like the Transformers, which I would like to point out is a toy line of CARS THAT TURN INTO ROBOTS. “What this fantastical farce is missing is realism!” You might get the impression that this issue of the Flintstones suffers from this sort of update, but you might be wrong. I was just reminiscing on this one stupid memory pertaining to the Flintstones because I read the comic book. You’ll have to read my review to find out how it is!

Aquaman #2 Review and **SPOILERS**




No Splashing in the Pool

Written By: Dan Abnett
Art By: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher, Gabe Eltaeb
Lettered By: Pat Brosseau
Cover Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: July 6, 2015

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

While watching the time trials for men’s and women’s swimming Olympic hopefuls last week, I came to a couple of conclusions. One: Olympic-sized swimming pools are really big. I think if most of us did one lap (essentially what each competitor did for their trial) in that pool, we would be exhausted. If we didn’t suffer a heart attack halfway through. The other thing I realized is that here is a group of people who spend way too long in the water. I remember, as a kid, my mom or dad would have to call me in from playing in a pool or in the ocean, where I would frolic about and do precisely zero laps until my skin pruned up and my lips turned blue. And even then, I was in the water for…an hour? Ninety minutes? Meanwhile these swimmers probably take breakfast and lunch in the shallow end of the pool. There’s something unnerving about that, something that should not be. You ain’t Aquaman, son, you’re not supposed to swim with the grace of a barracuda. Here, check out my review of Aquaman #2 and see what he’s all about, then tell me if you’re aqua-bound enough to even peel his grapes. Sea grapes, that is.

Green Arrow #2 Review


Better Off Dead

Written By: Ben Percy
Art by: Otto Schmidt and Nate Piekos
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016

Green Arrow has been one of my favorite Rebirth books because of the team dynamic, the humor
and...Okay, I can't hold off anymore!  Ben Percy ended last issue by killing off Green Arrow!!!  How fucked up is that?!?  The worst (or best) thing about it is it really looked like he was dead.  Not mostly dead, but D-E-A-D Dead!  So, where do you go from there?  I guess you can twist it all around and show us that what we saw was a farce or you bury your lead character and move on.  I think I know what will happen, but does it make sense and is it good?  Let's find out...


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Chapter #29 Review

An Offer He Can't Refuse

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Xermanico, Rex Lokus and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 5, 2016

Year Five has been running along smoothly...if you call Alfred getting murdered, Flash saving Bruce, Bruce wanting a Flashpoint redo and Superman being more of an ass then ever before running along smoothly.  I don't know about you, but I do.  Brian Buccellato has given us some really good character moments that have made the big events more personal and in general, I've been digging it.  Now that Bruce is more active, it's even better and you can tell it has thrown Superman off his game and into asshole overdrive.  That's where we are this week as Superman goes to pay a little visit to Black Adam.  Superman is in Kahndaq...with a few hours to kill.  Is it good?  Let's find out...


FIRST LOOK: Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1




Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Ethan Van Sciver
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 13, 2016


Superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver returns to the world of Green Lantern! In the absence of the Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro and his fear-inducing Yellow Lantern Corps patrol the universe as its sole protectors—but deep in space, a green light still burns. Harnessing the remainder of his will, Hal Jordan must become a one-man GL Corps to defeat his greatest foe and restore freedom to the cosmos.

While I am having fun reading about our Earthbound heroes in the Green Lanterns title , I will admit that I'm foaming at the mouth waiting to see what the rest of our Corps are up to after their time in the Universe that existed before their own and now that Sinestro is causing a ruckus in the cosmos........ Beware Their Power Sinestro!

PREVIEW: Green Lanterns #2




Written By: Sam Humphries
Art By: Robson Rocha, Jay Leisten, Blond, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016


“RAGE PLANET” Chapter Two: In issue #2, the world descends into rage! Crowds are rioting while Simon and Jessica find themselves powerless to stop the carnage. With their backs against the wall and no other options available, Earth’s rookie Green Lanterns take the fight to the Red Lanterns’ Bleez!

While I love both Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz as rookie Green Lantern partners, I do think that this series so far hasn't been exactly as I suspected it would.  Even with that though and the fact that I felt overwhelmed with the previous issue, I feel really positive moving forward because I still think that this series can be something great.

PREVIEW: Batman Beyond #14




Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: July 6, 2016

The epic “Wired for Death” storyline continues as the mysterious Rewire’s true identity is finally revealed. It’s an explosive revelation that can only lead to a climactic showdown between Rewire and Batman as they’re both being manipulated by Spellbinder. 

While I find it hard to really get into any book that isn't sporting the "Rebirth" moniker right now, I am curious to see where this story goes so that we can get some semblance of what the Batman Beyond title will look like down the road when it gets renumbered to try and get people back on the trolley.  

The Preacher Season 1 Episode 6 “Sundowner" Review and **SPOILERS**


Written By: Nick Towne
Directed By: Guillermo Navarro
First Aired: July 3, 2016

Let's Catch Up:

Last week was OK, it wasn’t great, and it sort of pushed the story along, and moved some pieces into place. The olde tyme cowboy guy ran into some difficulties when getting his families medicine and didn’t get back in time to save them. Jesse again pushed Tulip away, this time to the back seat of her car with Cassidy for some Inspiration Point style loving (though she looked like just remembered that she set her college loans to auto pay and didn’t have the funds to cover the monthly payment). Quincannon shot and killed the entirety of the Green Acre’s management team in front of the mayor and Jesse finally came face to face with Fiore and DeBlanc, the angels who are trying to capture the thing inside him.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 78: DC Comics Annuals, Dark Knight, Rebirth and Taglines



There were only 4 books this week and you know what that means? 6 Hour Podcast!!!  Jim and Eric do talk Grayson Annual #3, Deathstroke Annual #2 and then are joined by Reggie to talk Teen Titans Annual #2 and Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5.  Reggie and Chris debut their new segment "The Cosmic Treadmill" with a discussion of Booster Gold #1 and Reggie interviews the Legendary Neal Adams about his Superman: The Coming of Supermen Book.  Of course, there is DC Comics news, listener mail and an impromptu movie tagline game.  Then, in case you missed the weekly spotlight, Jim and Eric end it all with their report card on DC Comics Rebirth so far.  Enjoy!!!


The Haunted Mansion #4 Review - Marvel Mondays



G-G-G-Ghosts!

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Jorge Coelho, Jean-Francois Beaulieu and Joe Caramagna
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 29, 2016
Publisher: Marvel

This is a weird book for me to review for Marvel Monday.  It is obviously a Disney book rather than a Marvel Universe one and I am not a huge Disney fan in general.  I have been to the Haunted Mansion one time when I was 8 years old and it just wasn't my thing.  Space Mountain on the other hand...  I am, however, a Josh Williamson fan and wanted to check out how one of my favorite horror comic writers had up his sleeve for a property such as this. Now that I've found that out, I'm here to tell you folks what I thought.  So, here we go...


All-New, All-Different Avengers #11 Review - Marvel Mondays



Welcome to the Suck

Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Mahmud Asrar, Dave McCaig and Cory Petit
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 29, 2016
Publisher: Marvel

Jumping into this whole "Marvel Mondays" thing has been pretty exciting and while I'm still getting my footing, I am enjoying the hell out of it.  As a comic book fan, I have heard of most of Marvel's big guns and know the basics of their origins and such...and then I chose to review this book.  I am not a "team book" guy in general, so throwing me to the wolves with a team full of characters that I have no experience with seems like cruel and unusual punishment, right?  Well, while I am a very lazy guy, I also take some pride in my reviews, so instead of just jumping in the pool with my eyes closed, I did some research and am now up to speed on more of the Marvel universe than I ever thought I would be.  Actually, I may have gone a little overboard with it because this issue of All-New, All- Different Avengers is the middle chapter of what really is a pretty cool little self contained arc.  Pretty Cool, yes...but is it any good?  Let's find out...