Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Female Furies #4 Review and **SPOILERS**


Ambition is a Bitch

Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Illustrator: Adriana Melo
Colors: Hi-Fi
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Walt Simonson & Paul Mounts
Associate Editor: Brittany Holzherr & Harvey Richards
Editor: Jamie S. Rich
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: May 1, 2019

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

Do you think Granny Goodness could be a Golden Girl? Like, she’s torturing the Furies and hardening them for battle against New Genesis, but on weekends is just her and the girls and bottles of wine. And laughter. Oh, the laughter! A gal’s gotta have time like that to unwind. Let’s see if Granny gets any downtime in Female Furies #4, which I have reviewed, right here!

The Green Lantern #7 Review and **SPOILERS**


Jim and Eric Will Hate This Issue

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist and Colorist: Liam Sharp
Letters: Tom Orzechowski
Cover: Liam Sharp & Steve Oliff
Variant Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino & Rex Lokus
Associate Editor: Jessica Chen
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: May 1, 2019

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

Wow! I would love to write some pithy preamble to this, but Jim and Eric are going to hate The Green Lantern #7 so much, I can barely contain myself. So on to the review!

DCeased #1 Review and **SPOILERS**


The Z Word

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Trevor Hairsine & Stefano Gaudiano and James Harren
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Letterer: Saida Temofonte
Cover Artists: Greg Capullo and Fco Plascencia
Variant Cover Artists: Francesco Mattina and Yasmine Putri
Editor: Ben Abernathy
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: May 1, 2019

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

Here it is, the much-touted Biggest DC Event of the Summer, not to be eclipsed by that other Biggest DC Event of the Summer, Year of the Villain. How many Biggest Events can we have at once? I have a feeling one of the Big Two will find out eventually. Find out my thoughts on DCeased #1, right here!

The Dreaming #9 Review and **SPOILERS**


That Damned Daniel

Written By: Simon Spurrier
Illustrated By: Bilquis Evely
Colors By: Mat Lopes
Letters By: Simon Bowland
Cover By: Yanick Paquette & Nathan Fairbairn
Edited By: Molly Mahan
Associate Editor: Amedeo Turturro
Assistant Editor: Maggie Howell
Executive Editor: Mark Doyle
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: May 1, 2019

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

After our little dalliance in the real world, looks like we’re headed back to the Dreaming to find out what’s going on with Dora, Mervyn…and that weird doll-faced moth thing. Yeesh, that thing freaks me out. Let’s see what’s new in The Dreaming #9, which I have reviewed for your convenience, right here!

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1 Review



Writer: James Tynion IV
Art Team: Freddie E. Williams II, Kevin Eastman,
Jeremy Colwell, Tom Napolitano
DC Comics/IDW
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

Turtleman?! 

All good things come in threes they say, which leads us to this moment right here the return of the Batman/TMNT crossover, by DC Comics and IDW, for the third time.  I managed to avoid the solicits for this title, as well as any and all spoilers prior to picking it up for review, however having read and reviewed all the previous two series myself, here on this very website, I was fairly confident in my knowledge involving this continuity entering this issue. With that said, why then was my head spinning, while also having a heck of a lot of fun at the start of this issue? Lets discuss just what James Tynion has up his sleeve for the beginning of his Batman/TMNT grand finale.

Adventures of the Super Sons #10 Review


Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Art team: Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli, Protobunker, and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99
Reviewed by: Jon Wayne

I have been pretty torn on this series. It started off so strong, tapered off in the middle, and while it seemed to rediscover some of the magic last time, I’m not fully convinced we’re back yet. Will Peter J. Tomasi put it all together for the final few issues of his time with the Super Sons? I sure hope so! Let’s dive in and find out.

Deathstroke #43 Review



Bullseye!


Written By: Christopher Priest, Adam Glass
Art By: Carlo Pagulayan, Sergio Davila, Pop Mahn, Jason Paz, Norm Rapmund, Andy Owens, Jeremy Cox, Willie Schubert
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 1, 2019


It's the finale of the Terminus Agenda...... you know, not counting an epilogue issue.  With that in mind, let's hope beyond hope that we get some answers to what exactly a "Terminus Agenda" is and why it took the entirety of this crossover to reveal.  In our previous issue of this arc in Teen Titans #29, we saw the shackles on the villains in Damian's dungeon disengage and with that....... Well, everyone wanted some payback for what was done to them.  Let's jump into this issue and see if our heroes can survive this inner assault on their base and just what Deathstroke's plans for Damian Wayne are.  Let's check it out.

Young Justice #5 Review



What The What?


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: John Timms, Kris Anka, Doc Shaner, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 1, 2019


It's back to Gemworld whether I like it or not because we have to go check in on our Young Justice team and see if we'll get some answers to how and why it appears that everyone knows that they were once Young Justice in this continuity when everyone forgot about Conner Kent and Bart Allen has spent the entirety of New 52 up until The Flash War trapped and forgotten in the Speed Force.  Also, it would be nice to find out more about Teen Lantern.  Oh yeah, there's a lot of questions I need to be answered in a satisfying way, but there's only so much you can do in twenty pages.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Justice League #23 Review


Star Light Star Bright

Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez, and Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 1, 2019

I have really been into the Sixth Dimension story that Scott Snyder has been telling in this book.  Yea, I was a bit upset that the brakes were slammed on it the last issue, but we are back baby and I am pumped.  If you don't remember, the League was being put in an alt-Apokolips prison by Lois Lane and if that doesn't have you chomping at the bit, then you ain't going to win the derby!  Yea, that doesn't make sense, but hopefully, this issue does and a whole lot more...

Batman #70 Review


How About a Little Punch, Scarecrow

Written by: Tom King
Art by: Mikel Janin and Jorge Fornes, Jordie Bellaire, and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 1, 2019

Hey everyone, the Knightmares are over and that is enough reason to rejoice, right?  Of course, I am joking a bit since not everyone has been down on this book as I have been and really, in this crazy fandom we love, nobody is right or wrong.  So, here we go with my opinion of this issue.  Does it get me back on the trolley that I jumped off of about 50 issues ago?  Let's find out...

DC's Year of the Villain #1 Review


Burn Out and Fade Away

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artist: Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev, Francis Manapul
Cover Price: 25¢
Release Date: May 1, 2019

For as big as this comic seems to be, I have not heard a lot of hype surrounding it.  I actually have heard more confusion about what it is and how it all continues and that's not a good thing.  Well, hopefully, I can shed some light into all of this stuff going on as well as tell you if this issue is worth the 25¢ sticker price.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Preview: Batman #70


Writer: Tom KingArtist: Mikel Janin, Jorge FornesCover Price: $3.99Release Date: May 1, 2019
 "The Fall and the Fallen," Batman escapes his Knightmares only to wind up in a whole other bad dream. He's locked in Arkham Asylum with his worst enemies, and the only way to get out is to fight them all. It's a gladiatorial game of madness and mayhem, all for the amusement of Bane!

Preview: Adventures of the Super Sons #10


Writer: Peter J. TomasiArtist: Scott Godlewski, Matt SantorelliCover Price: $3.99Release Date: May 1, 2019
It's the runaway train from hell! Superboy and Robin better hold on for dear life as they ride a 20-megaton cosmic engine of mass combustion (that's a pun!) into their final battle with Rex Luthor! But Rex has got a brand-new army of shiny young super-villains ready to conquer all they survey...will the son of Batman and the son of Superman be enough to stop him?

PREVIEW: The Green Lantern #7


Within the Ring

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist and Colorist: Liam Sharp
Letters: Tom Orzechowski
Cover: Liam Sharp & Steve Oliff
Variant Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino & Rex Lokus
Associate Editor: Jessica Chen
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: May 1, 2019


After sacrificing himself to save the entire universe from a cosmic WMD, Hal Jordan finds himself trapped inside his own power ring! And he discovers an entire universe lies inside it, populated with souls whose lives are threatened when his ring runs out of power! Can Hal save yet another universe one issue after saving the last? Only Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp know the answer within this classic run in the making!

Oh boy! We get to find out about the world inside Hal Jordan's ring! Which is probably full of a lot of dead skin cells and dried sweat. Have a look at some preview pages, what say you?

PREVIEW: Female Furies #4


Barda and Scott

Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Illustrator: Adriana Melo
Colors: Hi-Fi
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Walt Simonson & Paul Mounts
Associate Editor: Brittany Holzherr & Harvey Richards
Editor: Jamie S. Rich
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: May 1, 2019


Is there life beyond the confines of Apokolips? Scott Free, the future Mister Miracle, is about to find out. But when Big Barda plays a role in his escape, it could spell trouble not just for her potential promotion to the role of the leader of the Female Furies, but to the very existence of the Furies. The women warriors already have too many secrets among them, and if one is exposed, all are exposed. But which of Darkseid’s minions holds the true key to their destruction? Could it possibly be Granny Goodness herself?

Mm...a Mister Miracle origin story? Eh, good enough. Have a peek at some preview pages, folks!

PREVIEW: DCeased #1


The Walking Deadman

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Trevor Hairsine & Stefano Gaudiano and James Harren
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Letterer: Saida Temofonte
Cover Artists: Greg Capullo and Fco Plascencia
Variant Cover Artists: Francesco Mattina and Yasmine Putri
Editor: Ben Abernathy
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: May 1, 2019
“I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him.”—Revelation 6:8
A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.
The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first…but what happens to the World’s Greatest Heroes if the world ends?
New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE) returns with a terrifying new tale and is joined by artists Trevor Hairsine (LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead).
Zombies, huh? Okay, I'll bite...pun totally intended! Look at some preview pages, you betcha.

Preview: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1


Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Freddie Williams II
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 1, 2019

The 80th anniversary of Batman collides with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in this stunning concluding miniseries to the BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES trilogy. Our heroes have battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham City and Bane in New York, but now Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies in the DC Universe-and no universe is safe from his wrath! Co-published with IDW.

PREVIEW: The Dreaming #9


That Spooky Kid-Faced Moth

Written By: Simon Spurrier
Illustrated By: Bilquis Evely
Colors By: Mat Lopes
Letters By: Simon Bowland
Cover By: Yanick Paquette & Nathan Fairbairn
Edited By: Molly Mahan
Associate Editor: Amedeo Turturro
Assistant Editor: Maggie Howell
Executive Editor: Mark Doyle
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: May 1, 2019
Chapter 9: “Entrances and Reflections.”
It seeks him here, it seeks him there,
The nightmare seeks him everywhere.
Is he in faerie, or among damned screams...?
That doomed, elusive Lord of Dreams...
Uhh...okay. Here's some preview pages for your perusal.

Preview: DC's Year of the Villain #1


Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artist: Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev, Francis Manapul
Cover Price: $0.25
Release Date: May 1, 2019


Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one-yet with sinister plans for all.  The carnage starts here as the badguys take center stage in "The Year of the Villain," the most treacherous event in DC Comics history. Some act with united goals, others with plans selfish and secret, every one of them on a monstrous collision course against Batman, Superman and the heroes of the DC Universe. And our heroes will fail us.  Don't miss the start of "The Year of the Villain," featuring the talents of writers Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, artists Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev and Francis Manapul and cover artist Greg Capullo-all for just $0.25!

Preview: Justice League #23


Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 1, 2019


"The Sixth Dimension" chapter four! Our heroes have been banished to the prison planet of villains by the World Forger. Stuck with no way of escape, the team hatches a plan to defeat the World Forger and get back to their dimension with the help of a new ally, but where is Superman?!

PREVIEW: Deathstroke #43




Written By: Christopher Priest, Adam Glass
Art By: Carlo Pagulayan, Sergio Davila, Pop Mahn, Jason Paz, Norm Rapmund, Andy Owens, Jeremy Cox, Willie Schubert
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 1, 2019


“The Terminus Agenda” finale! It’s code red for the Teen Titans as their plan to capture and imprison Deathstroke has backfired in the worst possible way. Mercy Hall is on lockdown, and all the super-villains have escaped their cells! As the villains team up to take down their captors, Deathstroke makes one final attempt at “fixing” Damian—will Damian finally abandon Batman’s code to save his friends from certain death?

PREVIEW: Young Justice #5




Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: John Timms, Kris Anka, Doc Shaner, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 1, 2019


Gemworld rips in half as Dark Opal battles the teen heroes of Young Justice as this huge, in-continuity epic continues. While Robin, Amethyst, Impulse, Teen Lantern and Superboy fight for their freedom, the secrets of Jinny Hex, Jonah Hex’s great-great-granddaughter, are revealed—and it is a DC Universe doozy!