Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leviathan Dawn #1 Video Review



Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Check Out the Catwoman 80th Anniversary Decade Variant Covers!


Celebrate DC’s Feline Fatale with Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Decade Variant Covers!


On April 15, 2020, DC will celebrate Catwoman’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1. Since the character first appeared alongside Batman in 1940’s Batman #1, Catwoman has become an icon to millions of comic book fans. The undeniable magnetism between Batman and Catwoman has been one of comics’ most reliable constants: wherever Catwoman goes, Batman is sure to follow, if only to take her down.

Batman/Superman #7 Review


Kandor Lives?

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Nick Derington, Dave McCaig, and John J. Hill
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

This book seemed like it only existed to set up the Hell Arisen book, and I worried that it would have an identity crisis because of it.  However, the last issue's cliffhanger with Zod and Ra's had me excited to see what Joshua Williamson has cooking, especially if Kandor is involved.  So, is this the start of something big?  Let's find out...

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #7 Review


Writer: Sean Murphy
Art Team: Sean Murphy, Matt Hollingsworth, AndWorld Design
DC Comics
Release Date: February 25, 2020
Cover Price: $4.99

The Batmobile's Last Stand

Batman: Curse of the White Knight continues into the penultimate issue this month inching closer to the finale. While I enjoyed the issue last month I also noted that I wasn't sure how much was ground was left to cover here, and with two issues to go still, I was curious what was left to address and how the creative team would go about doing this.  Well, it seems we have our answer this month, so let's get right into this and discuss Curse of White Knight.

Basketful of Heads #5 Review




Writers: Joe Hill
Artist: Leomacs
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Deron Bennet
Editors: Mark Doyle & Amedeo Turturro
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26th, 2020

Last month in Baskets: After decapitating Hammond and putting him in the basket with Puzo, June drove to the police station only to find the power out there as well, and the sheriff's son Hank is the only one there holding down the fort. She gave him a semi-truthful explanation on what happened (leaving out the murders and the talking heads part) and he gave her a bag of clothes and let her change in a prison cell... only to lock her in.

Batman Beyond #41 Review



My Mind, My Choice


Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Sean Chen, Sean Parsons, Chris Sotomayor, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020


It's the future and surprisingly, it isn't so bright that we all have to wear shades.  Hell, it hasn't even been a little bit sunny because in Neo Gotham we've had nothing but darkness as Terry McGinnis has been wandering the streets with amnesia, where his only friend is a former lover of Derek Powers, Blight and now that that big bad is back and looking for a new body, who better than a Batman who doesn't know who he is?  Beyond that though, we're also dealing with a new Batwoman in Neo Gotham, who we discovered in the previous issue, much to Matt and Bruce's chagrin, was Dick Grayson's daughter, Elainna.  Let's jump into this issue and see if Terry can wise up and get out of the clutches of Blight and if Elainna will continue being Batwoman now that her secret's out of the bag.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Justice League Dark #20 Review



The War Of The Parliaments 


Written By: Ram V, James Tynion IV
Art By: Kyle Hotz, FCO Plascencia, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020


You thought that magic was in trouble before, well you haven't seen anything yet because now it's time to get the forces of nature and life on board with the new status quo of magic and to do that we have to go after the many avatars of the different Parliaments of our world.  Let's jump into this issue and see if our Justice League Dark team can pull everything together so that the different Parliaments don't tear the world apart as their war for dominance begins.  Let's check it out.

Shazam! #11 Review



Who Made Who


Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Scott Kolins, Michael Atiyeh, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020


It's time to check back in on the Magiclands and see what's going on with our favorite magical family.  In our previous issue, it seemed like the Wizard Shazam was acting mighty odd, especially when he attacked Billy Baton's father, CC and took his power away from him.  If that wasn't enough of a buzzkill, Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind had made their way into the Monsterlands, where Mr. Mind planned on freeing his imprisoned Monster Society of Evil.  Let's jump into this issue and see if Billy Batson and his brothers and sisters can get to the bottom of what's going on and hopefully figure things out in time to stop the threats that are on their way.  Let's check it out.

Suicide Squad #3 Review


Squad Goals

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas, and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

I have enjoyed the first two issues of Tom Taylor's Suicide Squad, and after last month's, I am ready for the old Tom Taylor magic to hit me hard.  Taylor has a way of making you know, then like, love and mourn for characters in his books, and it's a formula I enjoy.  Sure, I enjoy the love part the best, but there is a cathartic fun that a Tom Taylor book gives you when you are crying your eyes out over a character you knew nothing about just a couple months before.  So, who is it going to be next, and does this series continue to improve?  Let's find out...

Detective Comics #1020 Review




The Day, Another Cult

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Brad Walker
Inker: Andrew Hennessey
Colors: Brad Anderson
Letters: Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26th, 2020


Two-Face is back in Gotham and the issue starts with him killing the brothers of a black market coin operation. He only takes the coins from 1922, all bullets are from a Browning 1911 .45, and it's pretty obvious that this was his work. But we get a lot of time spent on Batman confirming it, which I don't mind but Bats does get too big-wordy for what it was just to make it more detective-y.

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 Review




Can We Talk?

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Steve Epting, Javier Fernandez, Nick Filardi, and Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

I have enjoyed Hell Arisen enough, but I need more.  So far, it's been a gathering of forces, and a posturing war between Lex Luthor and the Batman Who Laughs.  While that is fun for a bit, it doesn't feel as big as it is making itself out to be, and I hope that ends this issue.  So, does this penultimate issue feel big, and is it any good?  Let's find out...

Batgirl #44 Review


Edit That Out!

Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Cian Tormey
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

Oh, Batgirl.  What did you ever do to deserve to get thrown into an Unearth story?  Maybe it's a karma thing for not being able to jog Ric Grayson's memory, but she certainly deserves better.  Seriously, I thought it could only get better after the Year of the Villain showed the best bad guy or gal they could come up with for Babs was an out of nowhere, never explained, Oracle robot based on the AI Barbara destroyed in Birds of Prey.  And who and what made and put it in mountain facility?!?!?  Oh, who the hell cares!  Let's get on with this issue, shall we?

Action Comics #1020 Review



Two Superguys are Better Than One

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artists: John Romita, Jr. (Pencils), Klaus Janson (Inks)
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

It’s Part Four of the “Metropolis Doom” arc, and the Leviathan-augmented Legion of Doom has decided to lay waste to the DC Universe’s shining city on a hill in the hopes of drawing out...and defeating...Superman. Let's get it on!

Leviathan Dawn #1 Review



The C-Team


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Alex Maleev, Joshua Reed
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020


The mystery/thriller continues here and if you didn't get enough answers out of the main event before...... Well, don't expect much more here.  Yeah, that's pretty cynical right off the bat, but if you've walked down one Brian Michael Bendis story, you've pretty much walked down them all.... especially at DC Comics because nothing ever truly ends and nothing is ever truly answered.  It just keeps going until you've forgotten what was going on in the first place, but hopefully, this one-shot that leads to Leviathan Checkmate at least will remind everyone what went down in Event Leviathan and who the players involved are.  Let's jump into this issue and see if Leviathan will start getting straight forward with us. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

PREVIEW: Red Hood: Outlaw #43




Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: Christopher Williams, Scott Hanna, Arif Prianto, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

We’re living in strange times! Magic and metahumans are everywhere, but good and evil are easy to spot-right? The heroes of the world would never let anything happen to it…unless it happened already. Red Hood and the Outlaws are about to discover that the line between moral and immoral is very thin indeed.

PREVIEW: Leviathan Dawn #1




Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Alex Maleev, Joshua Reed
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

Exploding out of the pages of the Event Leviathan miniseries, this all-new special blasts the DC Universe into a dangerous and brave new future! With Leviathan arrived, its leader’s identity revealed, and its plans known, what happens next? Now the heroes fight back! Leviathan changed the rules of the game, so now’s the time for the biggest players to get together and figure out a new strategy in this brave new world. It’s an extra-sized super-spy yarn from the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev!

PREVIEW: Justice League Dark #20




Written By: Ram V, James Tynion IV
Art By: Kyle Hotz, FCO Plascencia, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

The Floronic Man’s unintended rise to power has thrown The Parliaments of Life into chaos. Even though the villain lies deep in the cells of the Hall of Justice, life itself is being warped by his reach! With Swamp Thing gone, the Justice League Dark must join forces with some of the most powerful avatars, like Animal Man, to help set things right. But the magical team’s troubles are just beginning, as an old evil from a familiar swamp casts its shadow over them all, waiting for the perfect time to strike!

PREVIEW: Batman Beyond #41




Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Sean Chen, Sean Parsons, Chris Sotomayor, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

In her pursuit of Blight, Batwoman finally discovers the fate of Batman, but doing so leaves her with a choice: take the villain into custody or free her friend and take him home. That is, if enough of Batman’s mind is left that he’ll even know what “home” means. Also, how will all of Batman’s allies react when they discover the Batwoman’s true identity?

PREVIEW: Shazam! #11




Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Scott Kolins, Michael Atiyeh, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

Billy and his family have seen so many marvelous things in their journey through the Magiclands, while facing tough opponents and even tougher questions about family, loyalty, and integrity. Now they’re about to face an onslaught of all their greatest foes! Will they have the wherewithal to triumph? Find out in the penultimate chapter of “Shazam and the Seven Magic Lands”!

Preview: Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3


Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Steve Epting
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 26, 2020

Apex Lex Luthor's first run-in with the Infected didn't go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs' influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also likely has his own ideas, but who just maybe wants to see this twisted doppelgänger sent back to the Dark Multiverse he came from. It's a gamble Lex has to take, because the Infected are gearing up for round two!

Preview: Wonder Woman #752


Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Max Raynor
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: February 26, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Wonder Woman must stop Valda, a time-displaced knight from causing chaos in Boston. But the real question is: Is Valda friend or foe?! Plus: The secret origin of Warmaster revealed!

Preview: Suicide Squad #3


Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: February 26, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

It's Task Force X's first mission as a brand-new team of blood enemies, and things have already gone horribly wrong! As Squad members start to turn on each other, the mission rapidly falls to pieces-but new team leader Lok will let no bad deed go unpunished. Who will take the fall? One thing's for sure: there will be hell to pay...

Preview: Detective Comics #1020


Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: February 26, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

As Gotham City continues its rise from the ashes of "City of Bane," some familiar faces have returned to keep Gotham City exactly where they want it: Two-Face is back. But this time, he's recruited some like-minded individuals to help him in his cause. With an elite team of split-personality special forces at his side, Two-Face and Batman square off in what could be their final battle, as a new ally arrives to help the Dark Knight...Harvey Dent?!

Preview: Batman: Curse of the White Knight #7


Writer: Sean Murphy
Artist: Sean Murphy
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: February 26, 2020
Cover Price: $4.99

Bruce Wayne and Batman have come undone. Powerless after learning the truth behind his family's name and legacy, Bruce prepares to shed all of his secrets and make one final appeal to the people of Gotham as Azrael takes control of the city.

Preview: Batman/Superman #7


Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Nick Derington
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: February 26, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

In the aftermath of "The Infected," Batman and Superman create new measures to prevent hidden and dangerous super-villain plots in the future. Using new technology to track villains throughout the DC Universe, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are startled to discover that General Zod has returned to Earth-and that his new target is...Ra's al Ghul! What is Zod's plan, and what does it have to do with the destroyed bottle city of Kandor? Find out in the first chapter of a two-part epic featuring the work of artist Nick Derington!

Preview: Batgirl #44


Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Cian Tormey
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: February 26, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

BATGIRL vs. a DRAGON?! Everything in the magical realm of Unearth only exists when The Maker writes it onto his pages. So when he writes a dragon into existence that feeds upon the fear from new love, Jason Bard's feelings for Babs feeds the fire-breathing dragon! How can Batgirl have the courage to defeat such a dragon when courage itself is full of fear, but choosing to act in the presence of it regardless? And when you die in Unearth, do you die on Earth?