Saturday, June 9, 2018

Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #2 Review

Writer: Erik Burnham
Art: Dan Schoening
Colours: Luis Antonio Delgardo
Letters: Neil Uyetake
Published By IDW
Cover Price: 3.99
Reviewed by Wheezy

This issue keeps the humorous tone of the book going along with the mysticism we expect from the Ghostbusters it also starts to delve into some of the previous continuity so the confusion on my part got ramped up along with the stakes of the Ghostbusters mission.

Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #1 Review

Writer: Erik Burnham

Art: Dan Schoening
Colors: Luis Antonio Delgardo
Letters: Robbie Robbins & Tom B.Long
Published By IDW
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 14, 2018
Reviewed by: Wheezy

From the minimal research, I have done on this, it appears this is the start of new 8 issue maxi-series. As this is my first foray into the world of Ghostbuster comics I am hopeful that this is a good jumping on point, not only had I heard good things about IDW Ghostbuster series, I am also a fan of the films (who isn’t really), to be clear I have still yet to see the latest iteration of the all-female Ghostbusters but hopefully these comics will leave me inspired to do so.

DEMI-GOD #2 Review

With Great Power Comes... an Xtreme Mini-Beard
Writer: Ron MarzArtist: Andy SmithPublisher: IDW PublishingRelease Date: June 6, 2018Review by: PaulyP

Millennial slacker and all-around loser Jason McAndros was your typical 50-pound weakling who got sand kicked in his face by bullies all his life... until he touched a magical bat that somehow gave him strength, invulnerability, and cool beard from 1997. Will he use his newly found powers to help the helpless and protect the weak? Let’s dive and see.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #83 Review

Writer: Tom Waltz
Artist: Dave Wachter
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: June 6th, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99
Review by: Ron Freilich 

Last time in TMNT #82, the turtles went to visit the ever-colorful Toad Baron in his den of delights to get the inside scoop on stopping his no good brother The Rat King who’s been hypnotizing and kidnapping innocent young children in post Triceraton war New York.
Baron wasn’t very interested in giving the turtles any information but directed them towards a magical portal which will lead them to his and king’s other brother by the name of Manmoth who might be able to help.
The portal leads the guys to a very snowy, freezing cold Siberia and to a not so happy to see them Manmoth and that’s where we pick up with #83. Kowabunga!

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #6 Review

The Party's Over

Written by: Mark Russell and Brandee Stilwell
Art by: Mike Feehan, Sean Parsons and Guy Vasquez
Colors by: Paul Mounts and Ross Campbell
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
Price: $3.99

Well, it’s finally here! The concluding part of Mark (The Flintstones) Russell’s satirical take on the famous Hanna-Barbera pink mountain lion. Will it be met with a wistful sigh of appreciative regret or a more straightforward sigh of relief? Let’s find out…

Friday, June 8, 2018

No 1 with a Bullet TPB Collected Review

Pick of the Pops

Written by: Jacob Semahn
Art by: Jorge Corona
Colors: Jen Hickman
Publisher: Image Comics
Reviewed by: 6 June 2018

Once in a while a book comes along and earns a special little place in your heart. Over the last year, for me it has been the relatively unsung gem of a book that was No. 1 With A Bullet. A really insightful story that managed to catch the zeitgeist of 2017-18 perfectly. A story with characters which were compelling, a plot which gripped and art that really looked quirky, contemporary and stylish without looking too cutesy. Colors to die for as well. Let's take a deep dive into what made this so special.

Star Wars Adventures #11 Review

Who's Scruffy Lookin'

Written by: Cavan Scott/Elsa Charretier/Patrick Collinet
Art by: Derek Charm/Elsa Charretier
Colors by: Matt Herms/ Sarah Stern
Published by: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

Solo has unfortunately become a name which summons up real divisiveness in the Star Wars fanbase. I wish I could say it is a surprise to me, but it isn't. Everything seems to divide everyone these days as shades of gray gives way to absolute certainty. This book then (and the previous issue) had a tough gig, how to keep both parts of a divided fanbase happy? Did it succeed? Let's find out.

Death Or Glory #2 Review

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah 

Written by: Rick Remender
Art by: Bengal
Letterer: Russ Wooton
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: 6 June 2018

I really felt like one of May's comic highlights was the opening installment of Death or Glory. It just oozed cool. Glory the central character was so stylish and kick ass, the art style from Bengal was just soooo stylish. Boy, what a book. So did the Tarantino-esque chic of issue 1 extend into this follow-up? Let's see.

Isola #3 Review


Written by: Brenden Fletcher / Karl Kerschl
Art by: Karl Kerschl
Colors by: Msassyk
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
Published by: Image
Reviewed by: Andrew McAvoy

You'll often here comics described as a work of art. They are! Isola however, now that's a different ballgame altogether. I don't care whether I pre-empt my score in this opening paragraph, Isola is A Work Of Art (capitalized). This is the type of comic that I have been making sure I secure a physical copy of. I want to pass it down to my kids as an heirloom. They probably won't want my old comics but still, it has that vibe about it, something to be preserved. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Chris and Reggie's Cosmic Treadmill ep. 93 - Kill Image #1 (1993)

We Had to Kill the Publisher in Order to Save It

Hello, revenge enthusiasts! In this episode not meant for young children, publisher assassins Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) read a decidedly mean comic from 1993, produced by Hart D. Fisher and Joe Duncan, Boneyard Press' Kill Image #1! After a history of Boneyard Press and the conditions surrounding the publication of this book, including the creation of Image Comics, our pair read the entire book and do a great job butchering the voices of actual people. After a break, they dive back into the salacious history of Hart Fisher--his lawsuits, his public beefs, and what he's up to now! This episode may test the boundaries of free speech--it certainly tests the boundaries of taste!

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week: June 6, 2018

From No Justice to Plenty of Justice

I tell ya, it's either feast or famine around here! Last week, I struggled to put together a list of five best covers coming from DC Comics, and this week I had to cut a couple to shape things up properly! Not to mention there were like a skillion variants of Justice League #1. I only picked two, though. Read on to find out which ones!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 178: DC Comics, Big Events and Jamaican Me Crazy

 Check out our Patreon and for as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast and get a bunch of shows! This Week's Patreon Spotlight: DC/Hanna-Barbera Crossover Fest

The Curse of Brimstone #3 Review


Storytellers: Philip Tan and Justin Jordan
Art by: Philip Tan, Rain Beredo, and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

The book truly shines whenever Brimstone's on the page. The action looks great and his design is so good, though I truly have no idea what went on at the end.

The Unexpected #1 Review and Spoilers

Open Your Heart To Me, Baby!

Written by: Steve Orlando
Art by: Ryan Sook, Cary Nord, Wade von Grawbadger, and Mick Gray
Letters by: Carlos M Mangual
Colors by: FCO Plascencia
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

The Unexpected? Hmmm… It's difficult not to allow one's prior experiences with a writer or artist to affect your expectations when their name appears on the front of a new book. Steve Orlando has some strengths (his imagination appears to be appropriately large and insane for a comic book writer, for a start), but it's safe to say that I've tended to feel his weaknesses outweigh them. So what should I expect from The Unexpected? A plot is driven by melodramatically delivered infodumps and glaring nonsequiturs? Cack-handed dialogue that would make Edward ("It was a dark and stormy night…") Bulwer-Lytton blush all the way down to his bushy sideburns? Or will the unexpected really happen and Orlando deliver a 'new age of heroes' book that thrills, intrigues and hooks the reader just like comic books should? You know, there really is only one way to find out…

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush #1 Review

Hush Little Baby...

Written by: Tim Seeley
Art by: Travis Moore, Otto Schmidt, Tamra Bonvillain and Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

Dick Grayson has a lot of responsibility. Being the original partner to Batman, he’s the natural choice to be Bruce Wayne’s best man. So if anyone has to get to the wedding, it’s going to be him. Too bad Hush has other plans—and maybe Bruce Wayne does, too!

Deathstroke #32 Review

Written by: Priest
Art by: Carlo Pagulayan, Roberto Viacara, Lary Hama, Jason Paz, Jeromy Cox and Willie Shubert
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

“BATMAN VS. DEATHSTROKE” part three! When a retired superhero gets caught in the crossfire between the World’s Greatest Detective and the DCU’s most deadly assassin, could an entire legacy be wiped out? Lines are crossed when Deathstroke and Batman’s feud takes its darkest turn yet—and there’s no going back!

Cyborg #23 Review

Kickstart My Heart

Written by: Marv Wolfman
Art by: Tom Derenick, Wil Quintana, and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

With a covert spy leading Cyborg and his Giant Robots away from their secure base, the formerly secret location of Chikushu Island is revealed and the Dojo is attacked and destroyed. The only hope Cyborg has to regenerate his downed Giant Robots will also rob him of his own powers...which is exactly what Mekkan-X intends.

Nightwing #45 Review

Will the Real Dick Grayson Please Show Up

Written by: Ben Percy
Art by: Chris Mooneyham, Klaus Janson, Nick Filardi, and Carlos M. Mangual
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

I didn't like the first issue of Ben Percy's run on Nightwing mainly because it felt so damn forced.  Ben Percy may want his Nightwing run to take place in the 90s, but it's 2018 and this Dick Grayson was probably just born when that decade began.  So, put away your flannel and stop listening to Achy Breaky Heart and get with the times.  Now that we have taken care of that, is this issue any better?  Let's find out...

Shade the Changing Woman #4 Review and **SPOILERS**

The Definition of Madness

Written By: Cecil Castellucci
Illustrated By: Marley Zarcone
Additional Inks By: Ande Parks
Back-Up Art By: Jamie Coe 
Colored By: Kelly Fitzpatrick
Lettered By: Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018 

Well, today we officially enter the second-half of the second-season of the Young Animal line... and we do so by taking a look at the book that fell the furthest from my good graces since the inception of the line!

Are we about done with the purple prose?  Can we be through with the "I'm 14 and this is deep" turns of phrase?

Well, probably not... but let's check anyway.

The Man of Steel #2 Review and **SPOILERS**

New Women, No Cry

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis 
Artists: Doc Shaner, Steve Rude, Jay Fabok 
Colors: Alex Sinclair 
Letters: Josh Reed 
Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Sinclair 
Associate Editor: Jessica Chen 
Editor: Michael Cotton 
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham 
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: June 6, 2018


He’s taken off his hat and coat, and now Brian Michael Bendis is sitting at the table proper, waiting for a glass of water. Are you gonna deny him? I sure as hell won’t! I reviewed Man of Steel #2 for the site, and you can read it right here!

Green Arrow #41 Review

Die Green

Written by: Mairghread Scott
Art by: Mathew Clark, Sean Parsons, Jason Wright and Deron Bennett
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

Mairghread Scott jumps on Green Arrow this month and while I was really looking forward to starting the Benson's run, I'll keep an open mind going in here.  It is a bit odd though that after such a lengthy run by Ben Percy, we've been playing musical creative teams here (including the Benson's on last week's Annual), but again, as long as we get quality stories, I'm down.  So, was this a quality story and am I remaining down?  Let's find out...

Harley Quinn #43 Review and **SPOILERS**

Hunted Harley

Writer: Christopher Sebela 
Artist: Mirka Andolfo 
Colors: Gabe Eltaeb 
Letters: Dave Sharpe 
Cover: John Timms
Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea
Editor: Alex Antone 
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham 
Cover Price: $2.99 
On Sale Date: June 6, 2018


For the last two issues, we had some kind of a prequel, stemming from a bunch of back-ups in the series last year, that seems to portend the current state of Harley Quinn today. So I don’t know what to expect here! Hopefully by the end of my review of Harley Quinn #43, I’ll have it figured out!

Wonder Woman Annual #2 Review

I'd Love You To Love Me

Written By: James Robinson
Art By: Marc Laming, Frazer Irving, J. Calafiore, Stephen Segovia, David Baron, Allan Passalaqua, Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

Man, was I surprised when all of a sudden in the beginning of our big fight between Wonder Woman and her brother Jason against the Dark Gods that a couple Star Sapphires came out of nowhere and whisked our hero away to Zamoran to deal with a different problem.  Well, as surprised as I was, at least after reading this I can say that it's not out of nowhere.  Let's jump into this issue and see how the Star Sapphires figure in with the Dark Gods.  Let's check it out.

Justice League #1 Review

Totality Screwed

Written By: Scott Snyder
Art By: Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, Tomeu Morey, Tom Napolitano 
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

It's time to get into the next iteration of our Justice League and really, it's about time.  There has been only a few changes in the Justice League lineup since 2011 and after awhile things get stagnant and while we still have the majority of the heroes you love, I think we have some interesting additions here that will keep things interesting for awhile............ not to mention it's the animated series team and who didn't love that?  Anyway, let's jump into this post Metal, post No Justice world and see what the Justice League are up to since the Source Wall broke and the Universe has changed.  Let's check it out.

Green Lanterns #48 Review

Right Into It!

Written By: Aaron Gillepsie
Art By: Ronan Cliquet, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

We've got some issues to fill before Dan Jurgens takes over this book and with that, we have a two part story starting here, which is weird because we actually started this story in the previous issue's cliffhanger, which didn't have anything to do with the previous story.  I hope that makes sense.  Anyway, let's jump into this issue and see the mystery unfold about why Jessica Cruz is wanted by the Green Lantern Corps.  Let's check it out.

Batman #48 Review

And I Thought Church Was Boring Before!

Written By: Tom King
Art By: Mikel Janin, June Chung, Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

The countdown to the wedding is on and even though we have all these preludes coming out that are showing the Joker rallying the troops to stick it to Batman for his big day, it seems that we're going to get him right away here.  Let's jump into this issue and see how Batman deals with his arch nemesis.  Let's check it out.