Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Electric Warriors #6 Review and Spoilers


Greet With Joy Your New Overlords

Written by: Steve Orlando

Art by: Travel Foreman
Colours by: Hi-Fi
Letters by: Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 17, 2019

It's here! The final issue of what is surely the most bizarre DC series in many years, Electric Warriors issue 6 has arrived. Will it spark and crackle with the excitement suggested by its title? Will the inevitable showdown between brothers Ian and Oscar Navarro be worth the wait? Will we actually get an explanation for why Lex Luthor's still around in the far future pretending to be Firestorm? There is only one way to find out…



Aquaman #47 Review and **SPOILERS**


Salt Licked

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Penciller: Robson Rocha
Inker: Daniel Henriques
Colorist: Sunny Gho
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Cover: Rocha, Henriques & Alex Sinclair
Variant Cover: Joshua Middleton
Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea
Editor: Alex Antone
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: April 17, 2019

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

Whoa! All-NewAquaman?I don’t remember seeing that before. You’d think they might have added something like that five issues ago, when Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robson Rocha first jumped on the title. Or maybe it’s been part of the title all along and I missed it. Anyhow, here’s my review of issue 47 of what is apparently now All-New Aquaman, which concludes the first arc by DeConnick and Rocha!

Damage #16 Review


The Finale

Storytellers: Robert Venditti, Aaron Lopresti
Art Team: Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Hi-Fi, Tom Napolitano
DC Comics
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $2.99

Last issue of Damage showed a bit of promise in dealing with Ethan's issues, before presenting a decent threat for Congo Bill and Ethan/Damage to deal with, which ultimately made sense for the title, beyond the usual guest star of the month big name grab bag, we were getting for so long in this book. The only real negative at that point was we were starring a penultimate issue right in the face not giving any of that fun a lot of time to develop.  So where does that leave us coming into the final issue of Damage? Let's discuss. 

Teen Titans #29 Review and **SPOILERS**


Secrets, Secrets, Are No Fun...

Writer: Adam Glass 
Penciller: Bernard Chang
 
Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo
Letter: Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: April 17, 2019


If you're following along, you might remember that I came in pretty high on this book last month.  Considered it a very strong opening chapter to this Terminus Agenda crossover.

In the time between then and now, however, I've decided to do something pretty unorthodox (when it comes to crossovers, anyway).  I did not read Deathstroke #42.

I figure we're writing reviews for the common folk... folks who, like me, might not wanna be pressured into buying another title to follow their story.  That being said, let's see how much DC gives us Titans-only readers, shall we?

Lucifer #7 Review and **SPOILERS**


How Do You Talk to an Angel?

Written By: Dan Watters 
Illustrated By: Max Fiumara & Sebastian Fiumara 
Colors By: Dave McCaig 
Letters By: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: April 17, 2019


Lucifer and Company are finally free from the Skull of Sycorax (formerly known as "The Whereverthehell"), and not a moment... nor issue, too soon.

Let's see what kinda trouble Lucifer can get into in the mundane world...





Nightwing #59 Review



I'm Burning For You


Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Chris Mooneyham, Nick Filardi, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 17, 2019


Back to Bludhaven we go to check in our Nightwing Crew, where last we saw them they battling Joker's Daughter and her plans to show the 1% that maybe........ just maybe, they weren't treating the homeless of the city as well as they should.  Don't worry about that though because that was a month and another writer ago.  Now, we have Dan Jurgens jumping into Nightwing and it's off to a whole new villain, who goes by the name of Burnback.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Justice League #22 Review


Legion of Gloom

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Francis Manapul
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

I have really been enjoying this Justice League book recently and while I was all into these Legion of Doom issues at the beginning of the series, I kind of wish they weren't a thing anymore.  I'm saying that even though I know that we will probably get some vital bits of information going over to the villain side of things this week, it's just that I hate to break up the momentum that Scotty Snyder has built since this 6th dimension story started.  Oh well, I usually don't get what I want in life and maybe, James Tynion will impress me this time out.  Let's find out...

Naomi #4 Review


Not Yet

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Artist: Jamal Campbell
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

This book has grown on me.  I like Naomi as a character and now that Bendis and Walker have narrowed the book's focus to her, her family and Dee, it has gotten better.  Sure, we are still moving at a snail's pace which makes the constant "this will change the DCU forever" proclamations seem silly at times, but I am starting to look forward to reading it each time it comes out.  Will that still be the case after this issue?  Let's find out...

Batman #69 Review



Ding Ding

Writer: Tom King
Artist: Yanick Paquette
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

Well, the Knightmares arc is finally coming to an end and while I am looking for a lot of questions to be answered, I am also looking for them to make sense and push us forward into some sort of story.  This book has been stuck in neutral for a bit now, but that can all change this week and that has me excited.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

PREVIEW: Naomi #4


Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Artist: Jamal Campbell
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

The newest sensation in the DC Universe discovers the secret behind her birth, her adoption and her connection to the great Multiverse. Hop on board a look at the DC Multiverse you never knew existed and the new mysteries and threats it brings to our world. From the creators behind Jessica Jones and Bitter Root comes a brand-new look at the world of superheroes through the eyes of a most unlikely hero!

PREVIEW: Justice League #22


Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Francis Manapul
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

The Multiverse is teetering on the brink, and Lex Luthor's Legion of Doom is poised for victory. But as the combined intellects of Brainiac and the world's smartest man make their move toward conquering the keys to the sixth dimension, a much bigger power grows on the horizon. At last, the final form of Perpetua takes her shape, and the DCU will never be the same again!

PREVIEW: Electric Warriors #6


Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Travel Foreman
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

The revolution is off to a rocky start, and War Cry is to blame! Can our hero convince his fellow warriors that their captors have no interest in peace? If he fails, Earth isn't the only planet on the brink of destruction-the whole universe will fall under Firestorm's wrath! The nail-biting conclusion of this cult-hit miniseries will alter the future of the DC Universe forever.

PREVIEW: Damage #16


Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Aaron Lopresti
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

Captured by Echidna, the goddess of monsters, Ethan and Congo Bill must rely on their wits as humans rather than strength as giant powerhouses in order to survive. But do these men stand a chance against the mother of all colossal beasts? Find out in the shocking finale of our series!

PREVIEW: Batman #69


Writer: Tom King
Artist: Yanick Paquette
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

The Dark Knight is breaking through the bad dreams and coming out the other side. But is he ready for the culprit waiting through the veil of terror? And what lasting effects might this whole ordeal have on Bruce Wayne's psyche? With artist Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE) jumping on board to tackle the art, "Knightmares" comes to a shocking close. This will be the strangest issue yet-a no-holds-barred journey through Bat-man's psyche via the inner workings of Arkham Asylum, setting up the next big chapter of Tom King's epic BATMAN tale. Batman's future starts now!

PREVIEW: Lucifer #7


Lucifer Has Been a Baaad Boy

Written By: Dan Watters 
Illustrated By: Max Fiumara & Sebastian Fiumara 
Colors By: Dave McCaig 
Letters By: Steve Wands 
Cover By: Sebastian Fiumara & Dave McCaig
Edited By: Amedeo Turturro & Molly Mahan 
Assistant Editor: Maggie Howell 
Executive Editor: Mark Doyle 
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: April 17, 2019


God is angry. Lucifer has committed an unthinkable act of sacrilege, and now the forces of Heaven have left him with nowhere to turn but the lands of the dead. His first stop: Hell. But much has changed since Lucifer’s last visit to his former kingdom. Meanwhile: a cherub appears in a motel room, a witch queen walks the Earth for the first time in millennia, and Mazikeen gets to break a finger or two.

Lucifer is back in the infernal saddle? This could be a good time. Check out some preview pages, alright?

PREVIEW: Teen Titans #29


Sharing Best Friends

Writer: Adam Glass 
Penciller: Bernard Chang

Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo
Letter: Andworld Design
Cover: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz & Ivan Plascencia
Variant Cover: Mico Suayan & Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea 
Editor: Alex Antone 
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham 
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: April 17, 2019


“The Terminus Agenda” part three! After their last mission nearly ended in disaster, the Teen Titans are coming apart at the seams. As Deathstroke’s influence over Damian reaches new heights, the team must evaluate how far they are willing to go in their war on crime. And with the Teen Titans seemingly on the brink of destruction, a new threat reveals itself. And the worst enemies of all…come from within!

Deathstroke and Damien team-up? That's twice the bitchiness! Have a gander at some preview pages, how 'bout it?

PREVIEW: Aquaman #47



Dammit, Namma

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick 
Penciller: Robson Rocha 
Inker: Daniel Henriques 
Colorist: Sunny Gho 
Letterer: Clayton Cowles 
Cover: Rocha, Henriques & Alex Sinclair 
Variant Cover: Joshua Middleton 
Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea 
Editor: Alex Antone 
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham 
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: April 17, 2019

Namma’s nefarious plan to restart all life on Earth is in full effect, and only one man stands in her way: Aquaman! Don’t miss the bombastic finale to “Unspoken Water”!

Here it is, the end to the inaugural arc by the new creative team! I already love the fact that it was five, and not the normal six, issues! Check out some preview pages below, what do ya say? 

PREVIEW: Nightwing #59




Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Chris Mooneyham, Nick Filardi, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 17, 2019


There’s a new team in town who will have to learn the hard way that fighting injustice doesn’t mean you’re cut out to be a superhero. As the newly formed Nightwings are forced to deal with a fiery threat they never saw coming, reluctant recruit Ric Grayson has to make the choice between a carefree life without capes or answering the call that’s been ringing his entire life—the call to be a hero. Join Ric Grayson and the Nightwings as they learn what it takes to be a team—and what happens when you fight who you truly are.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 223: DC Comics, Batman, Personal Chefs and 7 Gallon Pickle Jars


Here we go again!  There are a bunch of books and we get right to it.  If you want even more shows or just want to support us for all we do, head over to our Patreon (www.patreon.com/weirdscience) and for as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast and get a bunch of shows including this Week's DC Comics Patreon Spotlight: Superman #10 and Red Hood and the Outlaws #33

Green Arrow #85 (1994) Review


"Chaos Theory" or "Male Bonding by Murder"

Writer: Alan Grant
Artists: Jim Aparo, Gerry Fernandez, Gina Ging, John Costanza
Cover Price: $1.75
Release Date: February 1st, 1994

Review by Joey Casco of TheWineStalker.net

All Oliver Queen wanted to do in Green Arrow #84 was gamble and drink in Las Vegas, but his flight was hijacked and his eye was injured while he fought back. Since then, his eyepatch has led those who are trying to kill Slade Wilson, AKA Deathstroke, to him.

In a case of mistaken identity, Ollie was attacked in a restaurant and lost his bow. Then he went to the worst hotel he could go to in the city, as the clerk thought he was Slade and let him in to his room, and he was immediately met with assassins trying to murder him. So he murdered them instead, using Slade's bountiful armory. At the end of the issue the two meet, but how will they work with each other to get out of this situation?