Friday, March 20, 2020

Robin 80th Anniversary #1 Video Review


Here is what DC said: "DC Comics celebrates Robin the Boy Wonder's 80th anniversary in style with an all-star creative team representing each iteration of the iconic character across eight decades of history! From the high-flying adventures of Dick Grayson to the tragedy of Jason Todd, the enthusiasm of Tim Drake and the arrogance of Damian Wayne, the persistence of Stephanie Brown and the rebelliousness of Carrie Kelley-the mantle of Robin has been worn by many, but always represents one thing: a hero."  Did they do what they promised?  Let's find out...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Plunge #2 Review



Writer: Joe Hill
Pencils: Stuart Immonen
Colors: Dave Stewart
Letters: Deron Bennett
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18th, 2020


After an oil boat (with a side mission to do some animal research) called the Derleth that has missing since 1983 starts sending a distress signal again, the oil company hires a team of salvagers and a biologist to go investigate. At the end of the issue, the body of a man is discovered on the island with a slashed throat. Moriah, our biologist and the person who found him, sees centipedes coming out of his neck... and they're calling her name.

I felt that the first issue of Plunge was a near perfect first issue. But how's the second issue?

The Low, Low Woods #4 Review



Writer: Carmen Maria Machado
Artist: Dani
Colors: Tamra Bonvillain
Letters: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18th, 2020


In the last issue Vee met with the town witch to get a potion that would make her and El forget that they forgot what happened in the movie theater, we found out that her girlfriend Jessica's mother has become a permanent sinkhole, and that the Vee and El have some sort of linked up physical connection. And it ended with the hand of one of those skinless men coming out of Jessica's mother's sinkhole.


Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4 Video Review


So, how does the who Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen end?  Do we get a satisfying conclusion to everything that lead into it?  What's up with Shayne?  Find out in our video review!

Batman #91 Review and *SPOILERS*

It’s Going Down

Written By: James Tynion IV
Art By: Rafael Albuquerque, Jorge Jimenez, Carlo Pagulayan, Danny Miki, Tomeu Morey
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Before we jump right into this newest issue of Batman, normally I take this opening paragraph to talk about where we are in the series and I will do that in a couple sentences but before I do that, I wanted to send my best wishes to all of our readers out there and encourage you all to remain safe during this trying time. Remember to stay alert, but not anxious. Wash you hands for 20 seconds often, avoid touching your face, and if at all possible, try to avoid contact with others. With that being said, Batman is currently in an odd place because we’ve finally gotten to the meat of Tynion’s first storyline and well, there hasn’t been a whole lot to be really excited about at this point. Not to say that the book isn’t enjoyable but we’ve been teased so many things for the past few issues, I’m just hoping to see some actual story progression in this issue. Let’s jump into the latest issue and see where it takes us.

Nightwing #70 Review




I Smell the Cap

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Ryan Benjamin, Scott Hanna, Rain Berado, and Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

I know that most fans of Dick Grayson want to leave Ric behind and get some Dick back in their lives.  Hey, I want Dick as much as the person, but I also want to get something satisfying out of Ric while we're stuck with him.  Is that too much to ask?  I don't think so, but let's get on with the review...

Teen Titans #40 Review



Flatliners


Written By: Adam Glass, Robbie Thompson
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Marcelo Maiolo, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020


The Djinn War continues and while Elias storms the gates of heaven, the Teen Titans plan on taking a trip to hell to access a backdoor to purgatory to find their teammate Djinn.  As far as plans go, this certainly does seem like the easiest one, but who said fighting a battle against a fallen angel would be easy?  Let's jump into this issue and see if our team's plan goes the way they want it to and with that, maybe find out something about Damian Wayne and where he went after he died originally.  Let's check it out.

Justice League #43 Review



No Sun?  No Fun


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Doug Mahnke, Richard Friend, David Baron, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020


We've come to the end of our Eradicator arc, where previously we saw our Justice League team lure the Eradicator and his Advance Legion of suped-up Daxamites into a portal that found them in the far reaches of space, where there was no yellow sun to charge them up and continue to make them a threat that our heroes couldn't handle.  It's time to see if their plan worked out and hope that the Eradicator doesn't have something else up his robotic sleeve to allow him to win the day.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Aquaman #58 Review


Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist: Miguel Mendonca, Romulo Fajardo Jr, and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

Well, Aquababy has arrived, and while I am excited to see more of her, I also want Mera to enjoy the bundle of joy.  Is it too much to ask to have the three together, having fun and doing underwater family stuff together?  Maybe, but how was this month's issue?  Let's find out...

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4 Review


Can I Borrow an Ending?

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Steve Epting, Nick Filardi, and Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

I have been cautiously optimistic about Hell Arisen so far, but as we got closer to this ending, I have become more and more worried.  Why?  Well, because we aren't getting a lot of answers to the big questions and also, not much has happened. It's all been more about little moves on the chessboard than going for checkmate, and while that can change here, I am starting to doubt it.  So, is this issue game over, or are we just getting started. Let's find out...

Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Review



Happy Anniversary, Boy Wonder!


Written By: Marv Wolfman, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, Tim Seeley, Tom King, Judd Winick, Adam Beechen, James Tynion IV, Amy Wolfram, Peter J. Tomasi, Robbie Thompson
Art By: Tom Grummett, Scott Hanna, Adriano Lucas, Tom Napolitano, Scott McDaniel, Rob Hunter, Protobunker, Carlos M. Mangual, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Hi-Fi, Troy Peteri, Mikel Janin, Jeremy Cox, Dustin Nguyen, John Kalisz, Steve Wands, Freddie E. Williams II, Jeremy Colwell, Rob Leigh, Javier Fernandez, David Baron, Damion Scott, Brad Anderson, Andworld Design, Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez, Ramon Villalobos, Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020


It's time to celebrate our favorite side-kick in an over-the-top 100-page spectacular that will take a look (some longer than other) at the people who have taken up the mantle of Robin over the years.  Now, this just tickles me in all the right places because I've said for years that as much as I like Batman, I like Robin even more so celebrating the Boy Wonder is the perfect way in my mind to start off this comic book week.  Let's jump into this issue and see what all these creative teams have in store for us with this big ol' book.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

DCeased: The Unkillables #2 Review


Seven Years Bad Luck

Writer: Tom Taylor

Artist: Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott, Neil Edwards, Rex Lokus, and Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

I was not the biggest fan of the first DCeased and I am hoping this issue gets me on board with The Unkillables, because I was lukewarm with that as well.  I am a huge Tom Taylor fan so I am waiting for that thing that clicks and makes me fall in love with all of this.  Is it in this issue?  Let's see...

Monday, March 16, 2020

PREVIEW: Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4


Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Steve Epting
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

This is it! Lex Luthor has gathered a strike force of villains he's leveled up to be the baddest bad guys around-Captain Cold, Oracle, Solomon Grundy, Black Manta, and Lobo, each and every one a recipient of one of Lex's dark gifts.  But the Batman Who Laughs has his own army of infected heroes. Six hundred sixty-six of them, all transformed into their worst selves. It's a final showdown between two of DC's most iconic villains, all to curry the favor of Perpetua. Whoever wins will take over the Multiverse alongside her. Does Lex ascend, or does he get laid low? Does the Batman Who Laughs finally remake the DC Universe in his own image? Either way, life for our heroes will never be the same.

PREVIEW: Teen Titans #40


Writer: Adam Glass, Robbie Thompson
Artist: Eduardo Pansica
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

"Djinn War" continues! Elias and his army of genies have begun their assault on heaven, and the only person capable of stopping him is his younger sister Djinn-who is currently trapped in purgatory. But Robin, Crush and the rest of the Teen Titans have a plan to bust her out-and the road to purgatory goes through hell itself. But how do you get to hell, you ask? Simple...you only have to die!

PREVIEW: Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 (Includes Decade Variants)


Writer: Marv Wolfman, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, Tim Seeley, Tom King, Judd Winick, James Tynion IV, Amy Wolfram, Robbie Thompson, Adam Glass, and Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Tom Grummett, Scott McDaniel, Mikel Janin, Kenneth Rocafort, Freddie Williams II, Javi Fernandez, Nicola Scott, Dustin Nguyen, Andy Kubert, and Frank Miller
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

DC Comics celebrates Robin the Boy Wonder's 80th anniversary in style with an all-star creative team representing each iteration of the iconic character across eight decades of history! From the high-flying adventures of Dick Grayson to the tragedy of Jason Todd, the enthusiasm of Tim Drake and the arrogance of Damian Wayne, the persistence of Stephanie Brown and the rebelliousness of Carrie Kelley-the mantle of Robin has been worn by many, but always represents one thing: a hero.

PREVIEW: Nightwing #70


Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Ryan Benjamin
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

How many Nightwings does it take for one Joker to strike to get to the real one? Four Nightwings. And that's not even the punchline-how will Ric interact with the Joker when he's not quite sure which one of his two memories is the real one...and exactly how dangerous this clown standing before him is?

PREVIEW: Justice League #43


Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Doug Mahnke, Matt Ryan
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

All secrets revealed! Caught in the Justice League's trap, the Eradicator reveals the truth hidden in his circuits.  And as Superman confronts his past defeat, it's up to Wonder Woman to make a decision that will divide the team. The no-holds-barred war between the League and a murder machine with Superman's face concludes!

PREVIEW: Batman #91


Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: March 18, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

To save Gotham City, Catwoman will have to commit the greatest heist in the city's history! But hot on her trail are the Penguin, the Riddler, a horde of assassins, and the master criminal called the Designer! And the most dangerous person standing in her way is the man she's trying to save: Batman. And what complications will his arise from his new sidekick, Harley Quinn?

PREVIEW: DCeased: The Unkillables #2


Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

With the world ending around them, Red Hood and Batgirl take shelter in the most unlikely place: an orphanage full of children! Will they be able to protect the kids from the impending hordes of the infected streaming out of Gotham City and Bl├╝dhaven? And elsewhere, Deathstroke, Vandal Savage, and some of DC's worst villains battle the apocalypse out as an "Anti-Suicide Squad." But a certain wondrous woman may not let them have it their own way!

PREVIEW: Aquaman #58


Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist: Robson Rocha
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 18, 2020

There's a baby in the water, and the sharks are circling! Mera lies comatose following the birth of her child, and when it becomes clear that he who has the royal baby has royal power, Aquaman must flee with his young daughter. But will he be able to escape Ocean Master, who's been sharpening his trident as well as his plans for takeover with a loyal new army at his back? The hunt is on...and everything Arthur holds dear hangs in the balance!

DC Comics Retro Video Review: Batman #59 (1950) - First Appearance of Deadshot




Written by: David Vern Reed

Art by: Lew Sayre Schwartz, Bob Kane, and Charles Paris
Cover Price: 10¢
Release Date: June, 1950


People love Deadshot, but few would recognize the guy above as Floyd Lawton!  Well, this is how he

looked in his first appearance way back in Batman #59 (1950), in a story called, "The Man Who Replaced Batman".  It's a tale of why Batman should never take a vacation and how Commissioner Gordon is a flip-flopper!