Friday, June 12, 2020

Justice League #46 Video Review


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Xermanico, Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 9, 2020

The Spectre is making everyone reach deep down and find that hate we all try to hide...well, at least he's doing it to the Justice League.  Will moving on to Themyscira help matters, or just make them worse?  Find out in our video review...

Harley Quinn #73 Video Review


Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Sami Basri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

I have not been enjoying Harley much since Sam Humphries has taken over, but using suicide as a prop?  This might be an all-time low!  Check out my video review and please subscribe to our Youtube channel!

Did DC Comics Spoil the Designer's Identity? - Comic News and Opinion


Beware, this video contains spoilers!!!


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

DC Comics Announces 'Hellblazer: Rise and Fall' by Tom Taylor and Darick Robertson




Nightwing #71 Video Review - Are We Being Ric Rolled?


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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Brian Michael Bendis is Leaving Superman - My Thoughts


It looks like Brian Michael Bendis is finishing up his Superman run and here are a few of my thoughts about it...


Harley Quinn: Make 'em Laugh #1 Review


Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Laura Braga
Colorist: Luis Guerrero
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Digital First Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 3rd, 2020

Even with the over saturation of Harley Quinn that we're seeing right now I still think the cartoon show on DC Universe is genius, and I loved Birds of Prey. So I thought... maybe I'll give her Digital First a try to review on Weird Science. It just came out, it's Russell and not Humphries, so maybe he's better at writing the character? Oh boy... I regret this decision.

The Flash #755 Review and *SPOILERS*

Edge of the Universe



Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Arif Prianto
Letters By: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 9, 2020

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Our first story arc of the renumbered Flash comic has been kind of a drag. Long fans of the series watched several different story beats dropped in an effort to make things more accessible for new fans and we were all introduced to a new villain whose entire story has been somewhere on the spectrum of Basic to Boring. The only times that life has been breathed into this arc is when Reverse-Flash was inserted into the story immediately adding stakes. Unfortunately, we immediately dropped the ball in the previous issue by making an issue in which we threw away all of the interest that we had for predictable storytelling. However, as this story nears its’ end, hope springs anew that the following story will be one that we can really sink our teeth into. However, let’s jump into this issue first and see where it takes us.

Justice League #46 Review




The Spectre Is Right


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Xermanico, Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 9, 2020


With the Spectre loose and unbound by a human soul, it seems that the old Spirit of Vengeance is kind of making everyone go a little crazy with hate and if the Justice League don't breach the shores of Themyscira to get to the gates of Tartarus to find Jim Corrigan, things aren't just going to get a whole lot worse.  Too bad this means breaking the rules of "No Men On Paradise Island" because as we saw from the end of the last issue, it looks like Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League is going to have to fight there way through an army of Amazons to continue their quest to save the world.  Let's jump into this issue and see if our heroes' bogus journey lands them a big W in the end.  Let's check it out.

Batman: Secret Files #3 Review


Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Writer: James Tynion IV, Vita Ayala, Mariko Tamaki, Dan Watters, Philip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Sumit Kumar, Andie Tong, Riley Rossmo, John Paul Leon, Victor Ibanez
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

These Secret Files books always strike me as a way to slip in an extra Batman Annual every so often, and since Batman sells, I can't blame DC for doing it. Plus, it's usually a chance for some different writers to get a crack at Batman. So, how is this issue of Secret Files? Let's find out...

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Review



It Puts A Smile On Your Face


Written By: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Gary Whitta, Greg Miller, Denny O'Neil, Peter J. Tomasi, Paul Dini, Tom Taylor, Eduardo Medeiros, Rafael Albuquerque, Tony S. Daniel, Brian Azzarello
Art By: Jock, David Baron, Tom Napolitano, Mikel Janin, Jordie Bellaire, Clayton Cowles, Dan Mora, Ivan Plascencia, Troy Peteri, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Joe Prado, Marcelo Maiolo, Clem Robins, Simone Bianchi, Rob Leigh, Riley Rossmo, Deron Bennett, Eduardo Risso, Rafael Albuquerque, Steve Wands, Tomeu Morey, Carlos M. Mangual, Lee Bermejo, Jared K. Fletcher
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: June 9, 2020

It's time for another Anniversary issue and boy is it a doozy, what with it being the Clown Prince of Crime's big Eight-Zero.  That's right boys and girls, the Joker has been not only been causing the Batman problems for the better part of a century, but he's been captivating us by being one of the most iconic villains to ever come out of the comic book medium.  Let's celebrate this icon of DC Comics the way we usually do with one of these Super Spectaculars, by checking out ten short stories by various creative teams that are paying tribute to the man of the hour.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.


Batman #92 Review and *SPOILERS*


How the **** Do Crosswords Work?

Written By: James Tynion IV
Art By: Guillem March, Tomeu Morey
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 9, 2020

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It’s been a while since we got a great issue from the main Batman title. The state of the world wouldn’t allow it but now it has finally returned to us and frankly, I’m excited. Tynion’s run is still in its’ infancy and it has started off fairly well. Granted the first few issues were just a little above average but the previous issue was very well done and I can only hope that this issue carries that forward rather than regressing. For those that don’t remember, we are in the middle of a crisis in Gotham as Batman has just captured Deathstroke but now finds himself inside of another one of Riddler’s games. To top it all off, the Designer is executing a plan of his own, and Joker is doing plenty of things behind the scenes. So what will happen in this new issue? Let’s jump into this new issue and see where it takes us.

Justice League Odyssey #21 Review




Writer: Dan Abnett
Art: Cliff Richards
Colors: Rain Beredo
Letters: Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 9th, 2020

Darkseid is... here. Jesus. It's about damn time. Seriously. Godamnit.



Lois Lane #11 Review




Transference Is The Name Of The Game


Written By: Greg Rucka

Art By: Mike Perkins, Andy Troy, Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 9, 2020


We've hit the penultimate issue of Lois Lane and our journey throughout this max-series has been a strange one, with the stories changing from one thing to another, but most recently we've been dealing with the idea that the Multiverse is converging together, making reality and memories leak into each other, but we've also been dealing with an assassin who's been hired to kill Lois Lane.  In the previous issue, the Kiss of Death had Lois dead to rights, before Lois' team teleported the killer away and transferred Sister Clarice to where Lois was, while bringing the skull-faced, gun-toting murderer right to Renee Montoya and Jessica Midnight.  Sadly though, the Kiss of Death was already firing her gun, causing Renee to get shot once the spell was complete.  Let's jump into this issue and learn the fate of our favorite faceless female vigilante.  Let's check it out.



Legion of Super-Heroes #6 Review


Add 'Em Up

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Ryan Sook
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

The final issue of Brian Michael Bendis’ opening story arc on Legion of Super-heroes begins with a planet-wide evacuation and ends with a whole lot of water. In between those two Earth-shattering and saving events, the Legionnaires battle against an invasion by the Horraz Collective, whose intended weapon of mass destruction is the ancient trident of Aquaman! Does this issue deliver? Let’s dive into the ‘new’ oceans of 31st Century New Earth and find out.

Harley Quinn #73 Review


Limbo Writing (How Low Can You Go)


Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Sami Basri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

I have not been on the Sam Humphries bandwagon since he started this run of Harley Quinn.  Sure, he made things personal and emotional when Harley's mother passed, and while I didn't expect her to get over it quickly, Humphries hasn't either.  This book has been filled with underdeveloped characters and stories since, and this current one is no different.  Maybe things will improve now that Harley has seemingly found her best friend's killer, right?  Let's jump in a find out...

Nightwing #71 Review


All Alone in the Moonlight


Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Ronan Cliquet, Travis Moore
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

What does DC Comics plan on doing with Dick Grayson.  I think we can all agree that this "Ric" thing has gone on way too long, right?  I  figured it would last a couple of months, and we'd get the proper Nightwing back, and all would be well.  Boy, was I wrong! Two years later and Ric is still hanging around like that college buddy on the couch, and we all hate that guy too!  But wait, Joker ended the last issue finding the Memory Crystal, so there is hope after all.  Listen, I know it's Joker, but I'll take anything new out of this mess of a book.  So, do we finally see a little light at the end of the tunnel?  Let's find out...

Amethyst #3 Review



Not Quite a Gem

Writer: Amy Reeder
Artist: Amy Reeder, Marissa Louise, and Gabriella Downie
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

I am worried the shutdown will kill any momentum this book had through its first two issues.  I know it wasn't selling well, but I've liked it, and it is a quirky side-title that has some charm and Amy Reeder art, which I love.  I guess we will have to wait and see and hope for the best.  So, how is issue #3?  Let's find out...

Monday, June 8, 2020

Weird Science DC Comics Ep 290: DC Comics, Batman, Superman, Superboys and Lame Takes


DC Comics are coming back with more and more new issues and we are here to cover them!  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

Sunday, June 7, 2020

PREVIEW: Batman #92


Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Guillem March
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 9, 2020

The greatest heist in history is underway in Gotham City, courtesy of the mysterious crime master known as the Designer! Batman knows what he needs to do, but in order to stop the plot, he must first escape the most ingenious death trap the Riddler has ever devised!


PREVIEW: Justice League: Odyssey #21


Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Cliff Richards
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

After failing to neutralize Epoch by stealth attack, Darkseid launches an all-out strike! Cyborg, still under Darkseid's control, shows where his loyalty lies when Green Lantern Jessica Cruz learns about the Lord of Apokolips's plan to not only remove the self-proclaimed Master of Time but also take control of Epoch's technology and obliterate the universe's biggest threats!

PREVIEW: Legion of Super-Heroes #6


Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Ryan Sook
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

Meet the latest crop of Legionnaires: Gold Lantern! Monster Boy! Doctor Fate! Each a new face in the DC Universe, each with dark secrets, and each with a reason to be part of the Legion's goal to bring the values of the Age of Heroes to the 31st century. And one of them has a surprising connection to Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy. All of this and the tensions between the United Planets and the Legion of Super-Heroes have gone public! The future of the DC Universe continues to unfold!

PREVIEW: Lois Lane #11


Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Mike Perkins
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: June 10, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

The braid begins to unravel as Lois, Renee Montoya, Midnight, and Sister Clarice all come together. Now the intrepid reporter must face the reporter's dilemma-what truths to tell, and at what cost?

PREVIEW: Nightwing #71


Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Ronan Cliquet, Travis Moore
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

Having a chat with the Clown Prince of Crime is scary enough...being captured, tied down, and forced to listen to him is something else! Especially when you're Ric Grayson, and The Joker just wants you out of action so he can get to the Dark Knight. With no idea what his history with The Joker might be, Ric doesn't find this situation one bit funny.

PREVIEW: Justice League #46


Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Xermanico
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

"Vengeance Is Thine" part three! On Themyscira, peace hangs in the balance when the Justice League is caught trespassing on the island of the Amazons! As the Spectre's wave of vengeance sweeps across the world, the island is now twisted with rage. In order to quell mass retribution, the team must enter the Pit of Tartarus and find Jim Corrigan, but first they will have to fight their way into it-among each other and with their not-so-gracious Amazonian hosts!

PREVIEW: Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1


Writer: Brian Azzarello, Paul Dini, Dennis O, #39, Neil, Scott Snyder, Tom Taylor, James Tynion IV, others
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque, Lee Bermejo, Simone Bianchi, Tony Daniel, Mikel Janin, Jock, Jos? Luis Garcia Lopez, Eduardo Risso, Riley Rossmo, others
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who's who of comics' finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from the police to Arkham Asylum, from the local underworld to the Dark Knight and his allies! Make sure to RSVP to this birthday bash-you wouldn't want to wake up with a Joker Fish on your doorstep, would you?

PREVIEW: Harley Quinn #73


Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Sami Basri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

Los Angeles turns on everyone eventually, and now it's turned on Harley Quinn! As she discovers more about the death of her friend, she decides it's time to leave town-but the wrestling league she almost considered a family won't let her go! She's hit on a big conspiracy-and it just might kill her!

PREVIEW: The Flash #755


Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Jordi Tarragona, Rafa Sandoval
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

"The Flash Age" races to its stunning conclusion! Flash is forced to work side-by-side with his greatest foe as he teams up with the Reverse-Flash against his new foe, Paradox! But the damage Paradox did to the Flash legacy might be too much to undo!

PREVIEW: The Batman's Grave #7


Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowland
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

There's a lunatic on the loose and a dead body inside a supposedly impregnable home. Members of the justice system are being murdered, and nobody knows what's happening. Does the Batman have the single clue that's the key to the whole nightmare?

PREVIEW: Batman: Secret Files #3


Writer: James Tynion IV, Vita Ayala, Mariko Tamaki, Dan Watters, Philip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Sumit Kumar, Andie Tong, Riley Rossmo, John Paul Leon, Victor Ibanez
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 10, 2020

Spinning out of the pages of Batman! Discover the origins and motivations behind the cabal of assassins who have come to Gotham to stop Batman from enacting his plans to save the city-including Deathstroke, Cheshire, Merlyn, and the new threats of Mr. Teeth and Gunsmith. What brought this team together, and who is frightening enough to boss Deathstroke around? It's five killer tales from five killer creative teams in this can't-miss issue!