Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Batman/Superman #13 Review

 


The Kill-Bot Factory

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Max Raynor, Alejandro Sanchez, and John J. Hill
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 28, 2020


I liked the setup to this new arc of Batman/Superman. Our heroes fighting off Brainiac versions of their villains on the Dark Side of the Moon? That's the fun I want from this book, and adding Batwoman and Steel to the mix is even better. Let's see if it all pays off in Part of Two of Planet Brainiac!

Legion of Super-Heroes #10 Review

 


Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Ryan Sook
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: October 28, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Review By: Comic Boom Rocky! Check out his awesome Youtube Channel HERE

It’s time to review another issue of Legion of Superheroes! I apologize to readers of this Weird Science DC site for neglecting to review issue 9 of this series. If this were the 31st Century I would issue a worldwide “apolomemex” which, I suspect, would have about as much impact as Karate Kid’s ‘apology’ in the opening recap page of issue 10 in which he gossips about the “coupling” of Superboy and Saturn Girl. Is this series finally showing signs of going somewhere, or will I look back in hindsight and wish I had skipped reviewing this issue too?  Let’s find out.

Detective Comics #1029 Review




Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Art: Kenneth Rocafort
Colors: Daniel Brown
Letters: Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 27th, 2020

The Mirror is here and I can't be the only one who thinks he looks like a rip-off of Looking Glass from the Watchmen HBO series, right? If only he was as cool as Looking Glass, too. The Mirror isn't in it for too long though, just enough for you to get what his whole shtick is. 

The Flash #764 Review and *SPOILERS*


Ring This, Ring That


Written By: Kevin Shinick
Art By: Will Conrad, Hi-Fi
Letters By: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 27, 2020

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

The Flash has begun anew with a brand new creative team and we have just begun to dip our toes into the stories that this writer wants to write, and the art that this artist will bring to The Flash. Last issue, we enjoyed a little old school fun with a silly and lighthearted superhero romp that ended with Flash getting back what was stolen from him, and defeating Trickster before he could cause even more trouble. It certainly wasn’t a book that was swinging for the fences, but I’ll never be upset with an infield single. It was fun and that’s one of the main things that I’m looking for in a title. If a title can make me smile, it was worth putting my time into it. Now we are moving forward with this book and we teased a return of Dr. Alchemy. I’ve got a good feeling about this one so let’s jump into this new issue and see where it takes us.

Wonder Woman #765 Review

 


Making Me Dizzy

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Steve Pugh, Rumulo Fajardo Jr, and Pat Brosseau
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 28, 2020

Mariko Tamaki continues her Wonder Woman run with another issue about Maxwell Lord's tech gone bad. After the extended Liar Liar story, I hoped we could move away from this a bit, but that hasn't been the case. I guess it's the only way to keep Maxwell and Diana working together, but it's turned into a silly scavenger hunt. I was expecting a bigger story when Tamaki jumped on Wonder Woman, but I realize that is not happening here, and that realization may have improved my attitude and score this week. Why is that? Let's find out...

Red Hood: Outlaw #50 Review




Adios Outlaws


Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: Paolo Pantalena, Arif Prianto, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: October 27, 2020


It's an end of an era, where Scott Lobdell walks away from the character that he's pretty much defined for the better part of this decade. With that in mind, he has a lot of things to wrap up and clean up for our next creative team jumping on this book when it drops the "Outlaw" title and just becomes "Red Hood". Bizarro's already out of the way, now that he's the King of Trigon's hell dimension so that just leaves us with Artemis, Pup-Pup, Generation Outlaw and whatever became of Joker's Daughter. Let's jump into this issue and see if we can put all these toys nicely away in the toybox for whoever wants to play with them next or if they're thrown across the room and broken. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Batman Beyond #48 Review




Gotta Get Back In Time


Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund, Chris Sotomayer, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 27, 2020


It's time to get back to the future, but in a strange twist of events, we'll be making a turn and heading back to the present day this issue with Booster Gold making an appearance this arc to join in on some Batman Beyond fun. Let's jump into this issue and see how Booster Gold going back in time in a Batman book is done right..... you know since we actually have a writer here who knows something about the character. Let's check it out.

Justice League Dark #27 Review




Magic Missile!


Written By: Ram V
Art By: Amancay Nahuelpan, June Chung, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October, 27, 2020

The final battle between our JLD team and the Upside Down Man wages on and in our previous issue we learned that the magic of our heroes is juiced up in the dimension that spawned it and not only that, but the belief that their magic is stronger is also juicing it up. So there we go, we're in a battle where our heroes have never been stronger, it's just too bad that Constantine seemed to have gone down in the end. Let's jump into this issue and see if magic can continue to build up and overcome a foe who has constantly kicked our heroes' asses throughout this run. Let's check it out.

Batman: Three Jokers #3 Review




Back To One Bad Day


Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Jason Fabok, Brad Anderson, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $6.99
Release Date: October 27, 2020


It's the finale to the story that we waited for years to see. Was it worth the wait in the end?...... Well, I guess we'll find out from this issue, but before we get to that, let's talk about the journey so far. The Joker plans on making new Jokers, but beyond the three we're dealing with, none have been able to survive or gain any kind of semblance of sanity from their dips in the chemical baths that create our Clown Prince of Crime. There is one more option though, the perfect man to make the perfect Joker. The man who created Batman so many cold nights ago....... Joe Chill. Let's jump into this issue and see if the remaining two Jokers succeed in their plan or if Batman, Batgirl, and Red Hood can shut the Jokers down and hopefully find a way to move past the trauma that these madmen have shot into their lives. Let's check it out.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Suicide Squad #10 Review

 


The Man Behind the Mask


Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas, and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 28, 2020

I have loved this series since it began, and reviewing the penultimate issue sucks!  We only get eleven issues?!? WTF!!!  Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo barely got things started before DC announced this series would be ending, and I blame every one of you who didn't go out and buy every issue.  Now that I've shamed you let's get on with the review...

Action Comics #1026 Review

 


This Sucks Like Parasite


Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson and Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 28, 2020

It's part five of the House of Kent story, and December can't come quick enough.  I was never a massive fan of Bendis' Superman stuff, but at least he seemed to be trying when he first arrived at DC and grabbed both Superman and Action Comics for his own.  So, how is this latest issue of Action?  Let's get into it...

PREVIEW: Dark Nights: Death Metal Rise of the New God #1





Written By: James Tynion IV, Bryan Hill
Art By: Jesus Merino, Vincente Cifuentes, Ulises Arreola, Tom Napolitano, Nik Virella, Hi-Fi, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: October 27, 2020

Batman. Always. Wins. This irrevocable truth resonates to the very heart of Perpetua’s battle with the Batman Who Laughs…and when her ally reveals his absolute nature, she will upend this mantra and destroy the last planet. His planet. But that’s not enough…and the mother of all creation must wonder, if power lies in destruction, why would she ever stop? But that’s the thing about truth…when it turns to fact, there’s no disputing its godlike reverence…and so enters the Darkest Knight. Featuring a backup story that spins out of the cliffhanger from Dark Nights: Death Metal Multiverse’s End #1.

PREVIEW: Wonder Woman #765

 


Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Steve Pugh
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: October 28, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

The invisible jet is going down-look out below! On a mission to the heart of super-villain-occupied Zandia, Wonder Woman is stopped dead in her tracks by a turf war that’s turning deadlier by the minute. After a heated consult with the Justice League, Diana finds herself on her own with the supposedly reformed Max Lord to complete her mission-and to make matters worse, each side is using Lord Industries’ stolen tech to turn their forces into mind-warping super-armies! Who shot down Diana’s stealthy ride? The answer will make you dizzy...

PREVIEW: Suicide Squad #10

 



Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 28, 2020

The world knows Ted Kord as Blue Beetle, superhero. But the members of Task Force X know him as something else entirely-the violent and vindictive puppet master who rigged them to blow. With Deadshot murdered and Kord finally at their mercy, will the Suicide Squad get their revenge once and for all?

PREVIEW: The Flash #764

 


Writer: Kevin Shinick
Artist: Will Conrad
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 28, 2020

Sitting idle in Iron Heights Prison for years, Dr. Alchemy found the time and knowledge he needed to finally beat the Flash once and for all. In a battle of wits and scientific knowledge as much as speed or power, Barry Allen must confront one of the Flash’s most dangerous foes before the good doctor becomes a god.

PREVIEW: Detective Comics #1029

 


Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Kenneth Rocafort
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 28, 2020

After the City of Bane, the Riddler’s takeover, The Joker War, and more, the people of Gotham City have had enough. The world is changing for Bruce Wayne, and the question he must ask himself is: What role does the Batman have in a city that rejects him? As the year barrels forward into what will become a turning point for the Dark Knight, Batman must grapple with the very citizens he has sworn to protect...while a familiar face looms large as a new threat on the horizon: Damian Wayne!

PREVIEW: Batman/Superman #13

 


Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Max Raynor
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 28, 2020

What happens when the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel wake up on a skull-shaped planetoid packed full of cybernetic versions of their entire rogues galleries? Figure out why they’re being worshipped like gods, that’s what! What is this strange new Brainiac’s endgame-and how did Batman and Superman’s own villain database mutate into this twisted, metallic death planet? The mystery deepens as our heroes’ allies desperately search for their missing comrades...

PREVIEW: Batgirl #50

 


Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Aneke, Emanuela Lupacchino, Marguerite Sauvage
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: October 28, 2020

Series finale! All good things must come to an end, as we wrap up this run of Batgirl with one final oversized celebratory issue! In the aftermath of “The Joker War,” Gotham is left in pieces that need to be picked up by Barbara and Alejo’s team-but is Gotham a city worth saving anymore, and how much longer does our girl have it in her to keeping fighting for it as Batgirl? Then, if Barbara is to ever give her relationship with Jason a chance, she knows she has to face him and finally make amends with the act that crippled him.

PREVIEW: Action Comics #1026

 


Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: John Romita Jr.
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: October 28, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

This issue, it’s the Superman family versus everybody! In this blistering conclusion to the epic “House of Kent” saga, huge choices are made to defend the great city of Metropolis. Plus, amid all the chaos, the new owner of the Daily Planet is revealed-and it’s...Jimmy Olsen?! Guest-starring Jonathan Kent, Conner Kent, Supergirl, and the Legion of Super-Heroes.

PREVIEW: Red Hood: Outlaw #50





Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: Paolo Pantalena, Arif Prianto, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: October 27, 2020

Jason Todd’s downward spiral began when he was murdered by The Joker. But deep in his heart he blamed himself for charging headfirst into deadly danger. His rage and self-loathing caused him to lash out at those around him-keeping friends and family alike at arm’s length. Until the Outlaws. First Arsenal and Starfire, and later, Artemis and Bizarro, saw through his defenses. Now it’s time to pay it forward to the one person who represents all the mistakes he’s made in his own life: Duela Dent. But can he save The Joker’s Daughter...when he couldn’t even save himself? Don’t miss the end of the Outlaw era!

PREVIEW: Justice League Dark #27





Written By: Ram V
Art By: Amancay Nahuelpan, June Chung, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October, 27, 2020


Welcome to the Other Place, where the Upside-Down Man rules without equal, and where all the odds are bleakly stacked in his favor. Wonder Woman will tap into the darkest recesses of power, but can she control it? What sleight of mind will Zatanna reveal to her greatest villain, and what sacrifice (or three!) must be made? This issue features a battle so costly that the team’s roster will be forever changed.

PREVIEW: Batman Beyond #48





Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund, Chris Sotomayer, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 27, 2020

“First Contact” begins! Something is very, very wrong with Bruce Wayne, as he lashes out in anger and tries to kill Batman Beyond! Who else can save him but...Booster Gold?! The greatest hero history never knew is going to take Batman Beyond back in time to the Gotham of old, where Bruce Wayne is Batman-which means Batman and Batman Beyond will meet at last!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 322: Death Metal, Treading Water, Future State and Maniac Cop

 


A bunch of books this week, but are they any good?  Listen in and we will at least tell you what we think!   If you would like to help out the podcast and get a ton of exclusive shows in return, head over to our  Patreon (patreon.com/weirdscience), and If you can, please leave us a review on iTunesWe would love to hear from you!  Send us your thoughts, dreams, hopes, corrections...anything to weirdsciencedccomics@gmail.com Also, Check out our Youtube Channel - Weird Science Comics

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Batman #101 Review and *SPOILERS*


Fallout


Written By: James Tynion IV
Art By: Guillem March, Tomeu Morey
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 20, 2020

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Well, we hit the 100 issue mark and the Joker War came to an end. Frankly, at least to me, it was an absolute eye sore. Tynion’s run with this book started out with so much promise and all it took was a single crossover to completely reset things for me. Instead of reveling in a new story and how much I’m enjoying it, I find myself wanting to get as far away from the Joker War storyline as possible. That being said, with all the things that happened which will continue to affect Bruce going forward, I’m certain that the Joker War will haunt this book for months and months. The question is whether that will create the opportunity to tell a new story with new circumstances for our main cast, or if it will drag the story down by trying to tie everything back to this one moment. I’m hoping that Tynion will give us some interesting stories now that he isn’t involved with a huge crossover event, but I’ve been burned before. Let’s just try to stay positive and hop into this new issue.

Metal Men #11 Review




With Your Powers Combined...... I Am Alloy!


Written By: Dan Didio, Shane Davis
Art By: Shane Davis, Jason Wright, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 20, 2020


The Metal Men has been a Maxi-Series that I've really enjoyed, not only for the amazing artwork, the cool callbacks to the original series but also... it's not every day you get a Metal Men comic that kicks a little ass, not to mention does something different with the characters. As our series is winding down though some of the aspects of the story are getting a bit convoluted with the Dark Multiverse tie its had since the beginning of the book and that's probably because the Dark Multiverse itself is pretty convoluted, but hopefully, as we get towards the end things will start to right themselves and we can end this series on a high note. Let's jump into this penultimate issue and check it out.

Teen Titans #46 Review




Titans Together


Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Jesus Merino, Cam Smith, Hi-Fi, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 20, 2020


It's the penultimate issue of the Teen Titans and it's a bit of a weird feeling because while I haven't really enjoyed the series lately..... I love the Teen Titans and always want their book to be around. With that though, our heroes are going to close out their series by continuing their task of tracking down the villains that were formerly imprisoned by our heroes and who now are looking for revenge against our heroes and while doing that.... hopefully finding their former leader and the former Robin, Damian Wayne. Their task might get a little easier though because, at the end of the previous issue, it looked like Superboy would be joining their cause. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.