Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #3 Review



Profiling Insanity

Writer: Kami Garcia Artist: Mico Suayan, Jason Badower Cover Price: $5.99 Release Date: February 5, 2020 Review by: Carlos S.


Criminal Sanity is back to continue the story of Harleen vs the Joker in a way not seen before in DC Comics.  She is not going to stop at all until she finds this guy. With what he has been doing, that is for the best. What do you get when you cross Harleen’s determined brilliance with the sociopathic intellect of the Joker?  

Daphne Byrne #2 Review


SUCH WONDERS

Writer: Laura Marks

Art: Kelley Jones
Colors: Michele Madsen
Letters: Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5th, 2020


Daphne Byrne is a girl in 1886 New York who has lost her father (how we don't know yet) and whose mother is regularly visiting a medium to talk to him. Daphne doesn't believe the medium but the night that her mother took her with her she had a strange dream. Being lead by a boy who looks like he's into the whole goth scene and says that he will bring her to her father, she ends up in a room with a piglet tied down on a table and she's forced to murder it with a knife. So she does. On the last page, she wakes up and has blood on her hands.

Lois Lane #8 Review



Cops and Bothers 


Written By: Greg Rucka
Art By: Mike Perkins, Gabe Eltaeb, Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020


Let's head on back to the conspiracy filled world of Lois Lane as a hit has been taken out on our intrepid reporter for information she may or may not know...... which I'm not sure we'll ever get back to, but previously we saw an assassin called the Kiss of Death go after Lois, where it looked like her and Renee Montoya were blown up in Lois' hotel room.  Let's jump back into this issue and see if things become clearer or if the book continues to go on tangents that will take us further and further from whatever the main plot is supposed to be at this point.  Le's check it out.

Justice League Odyssey #18 Review


*PING!*

Writer: Dan Abnett
Art: Cliff Richards
Colors: Rain Beredo
Letters: Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5th, 2020

In the last issue Dex-Starr, Blackfire, and Hax defeated a group of mech robots while on a scavenging mission and meet Epoch, the Lord of Time. Meanwhile, Jessica and Orion were captured by the new New Gods Cyborg and Xotor, but freed by Gamma Knife and her drones, leading to a pretty awesome fight scene. But how can they beat the new New Gods and their para-angels?

Young Justice #13 Review



"Kryptotracheon Energy Surge"


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker
Art By: Michael Avon Oeming, Mike Grell, John Timms, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020


It's time to see the Young Justice take down Dr. Glory and her corruption of STAR Labs..... since that's what it seemed like we were going to do at the end of last issue, where Miguel and Summer from Dial H For Hero, the Wonder Twins and Naomi decided to join our young heroes in their quest.  Too bad that Superboy found himself in Skartaris after Dr. Glory teleported him away so I guess we're going to have to wait to learn more about where this Conner Kent has been and how anybody in Young Justice remembers their time together.  Let's jump into this issue and see if Brian Michael Bendis can move this story forward in a worthwhile manner.  Let's check it out.

Batman #88 Review and *SPOILERS*

Hello, Is It Me You’re Looking For?



Written By: James Tynion IV
Art By: Guillem March, Tomeu Morey
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Tynion’s first story is now in full swing and we’ve had some good parts and some less ideal parts. We’ve gotten some really cool action and new gadgets which is something that I personally love to see from a Batman comic but it seems like Tynion wants to tell a story that needs a lot of set up and that has unfortunately led to an exuberant amount of exposition in the previous issue. Now exposition isn’t the worse thing in the world but it heavily dominated the previous issue. However, as much as I’m harping on this one point, the fact is that I still really enjoyed the previous issue and I’m really looking forward to this one as well. Tynion’s run has just started and so there is a possibility that I’m still excited to play with my brand new toy, however only time will tell if that excitement is warranted or not. So, let’s jump into this latest issue and see where it takes us.

Justice League #40 Review



Daxamite Be A Problem


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Doug Mahnke, Richard Friend, David Baron, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020



The Justice League is back!..... The only problem is, we have no idea how, why or when this run of Robert Venditti's is taking place after our heroes were blinked away by the Quintessence at the end of the Justice/Doom War, where we saw them make one final run for victory against Perpetua.  Yeah, it looks like we're going to have to wait for that story until the summer event, but right now we have a back to basics Justice League book and it's time to jump into it and see what Robert Venditti plans on doing in the interim to entertain us and show us just how great our heroes are.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

PREVIEW: Martian Manhunter #12


Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Riley Rossmo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020

It's the Martian Manhunter and Charnn's last confrontation! To save the souls of every human on Earth, J'onn must put his past behind him for good and become the hero we know him to be. But Charnn won't make it easy; he's going to strike at every vulnerability and weakness the Martian Manhunter has. The finale to the critically acclaimed series is here!


PREVIEW: Harley Quinn #70






















Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Sami Basri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020

Harley's Los Angeles adventure takes an unexpected turn when she joins up with an underground wrestling troupe! With her penchant for drama, violence, and over-the-top behavior, Harley Quinn fits right in with her new group of friends, but when one of them winds up dead, Harley must track down the killer...before they strike again!


PREVIEW: Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #3


Writer: Kami Garcia
Artist: Mico Suayan, Jason Badower
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020

Harley Quinn follows the evidence-and it leads her to a dangerous conclusion: she might know the true identity of the serial killer she's hunting. But as Harley digs deeper into The Joker's past, he is watching her...and leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Gotham City has never needed a hero more!


PREVIEW: Batman #88


Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Guillem March
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020

The conspiracy that will rock Batman's world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and...Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke finally takes down Batman?!

PREVIEW: Young Justice #13




Written By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker
Art By: Michael Avon Deming, Mike Grell, John Timms, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020

Another Wonder Comics extravaganza kicks off with Young Justice searching for Conner Kent as the teen Superboy find himself trapped in the mysterious world of Skartaris, the home of legendary DC character Warlord! Wonder Comics curator and Young Justice writer Brian Michael Bendis welcomes writer David F. Walker to the team alongside rising-star artist John Timms!

PREVIEW: Lois Lane #8




Written By: Greg Rucka
Art By: Mike Perkins, Gabe Eltaeb, Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020

As the world comes to realize Lois Lane is also the wife of Superman and mother of Superboy, the DC Universe’s most acclaimed reporter finds herself hunted by a deadly assassin code-named the Kiss of Death. The only thing standing between Lois and execution is the Question, but can Renee Montoya stop the Kiss before she fulfills her contract?

PREVIEW: Justice League #40




Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Doug Mahnke, Richard Friend, David Baron, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020


The next chapter for comics’ premier superteam begins! An unexpected arrival from the stars brings a dire warning to the Justice League: A new breed of conquerors is on the march. Led by Superman’s nemesis Eradicator, a genetically engineered, super-powered strike team has come to subjugate Earth. To aid the Justice League, Batman makes the unprecedented decision of enlisting an ancient, unrivaled power, which calls into question who, exactly, is in charge. With the League on unsure footing, will they be ready to save the world?