Saturday, June 20, 2020

Green Lantern: Season Two #4 Review


Don't Toy with Me

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Liam Sharp
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 17, 2020

This season of Green Lantern has been wacky!  Grant Morrison seems more intent on warping people's minds with slightly related one-shots than telling a story, but Liam Sharp's art kick ass!  So, what do they have for us this week?  Let's find out...

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 Review



Highway to Hell

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, FCO Placenciam and Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020

The behemoth is finally here, and it feels like forever since the Justice League ran through that door at the end of issue #39!  With Dan Didio gone and nobody talking about 5G anymore, it's up to Scott Snyder to steer the DC Comics ship toward new shores with his story that promises, "It All Matters."  Let's see what that means and if it is any good!

Friday, June 19, 2020

DCeased: Hope At World's End #3 Review


Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico, Rex Lokus, and Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 3, 2020

Tom Taylor's digital-only DCeased book has me interested after two chapters.  Sure, I am still looking for an overall plot, but seeing Jimmy Olsen react to the beginning of the Anti-Life plague in the first Chapter and then Black Adam "save" Kandaq, but not himself, in Chapter 2 has me intrigued.  When I heard that Wally West would be the POV character for this Chapter, I was cautiously optimistic.  It was not about the plot, because it seemed like another separate piece, but if Wally would survive by the end.  Tom Taylor does have a predilection for killing characters, especially ones he loves, and he said he loved Wally on Twitter!  Oh no!  Is DCeased: Hope At World's End #3 good and Wally get treated well, or will the speedster be a hero in crisis?  Let's find out...

The Flash Annual #3 Review and *SPOILERS*

Boomerang is the Best



Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Stephen Segovia, Brandon Peterson, Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Hi-Fi
Letters By: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Joshua Williamson is the type of writer that you don’t know which version of himself is going to show up. There have been several Flash storylines that I have absolutely loved during his run. However, he has also given us some absolute trash fires. Now he’s in charge of the latest annual. Sometimes annuals will tie into the main continuity but for the most part they tend to be self contained. So the question is, with only one issue to tell a whole story, will we get the Joshua Williamson that shines? Or the Joshua Williamson that drops the ball? The only way we will know is by diving into this latest issue. So, let’s just jump right into it.

Wonder Woman #757 Review


Imperfect Stranger

Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Jesus Merino, Vicente Cifuentes, Romulo Fajardo Jr., and Pat Brosseau
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 17, 2020

The Four Horsewomen story is coming to an end this week, and yet, it seems like it just started picking up steam.  Steve Orlando spent a lot of time in the recruitment phase of the story, but we don't have four going into the finale.  That math doesn't add up!  Hopefully, that's the only problem here because I can quickly get past that if everything else makes sense and is fun to read.  Does it, and is it?  Let's find out...

Superman #22 Review



So Much For Warworld


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Kevin Maguire, Alex Sinclair, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020


It's time to finish out The Truth and what it means for Superman to not only reveal his identity to the world but to also declare himself an ambassador of Earth for the United Federation of Planets.  If that wasn't enough....... and it really hasn't been, we also have Mongul mucking about and Superman doing whatever he can to stop him from attacking Earth.  Let's jump into this issue and see if anything great has come from Clark taking off the glasses or if this just ends with a whimper instead of a bang.  Let's check it out.

Young Justice #15 Review



Superboy: The Truth


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker
Art By: John Timms, Scott Godlewski, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020


It's the moment we've all been waiting for, the issue where Brian Michael Bendis tells us what's been going on with Young Justice, where some of our members remember one another and others don't.  Yeah, I'm sure that we'll get the bare minimum so that we can continue this conversation for the rest of the year in this and other books, but I know that I'm definitely interested in what brought Pre-Flashpoint Bart Allen and Conner Kent into our current reality and I can only hope that Bendis has a proper explanation for all of us.  Previously, we saw our Young Justice team break into the secret base of STAR Labs, where the evil Dr. Glory was hiding out so that they could retrieve Superboy from Skartaris.  With our Metropolis Kid back, now it's time to get some answers.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Nightwing Annual #3 Review


Limp

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Inaki Miranda, Nick Filardi, and Andworld Designs
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 17, 2020

What do you do with a Nightwing Annual when your main character doesn't even know who the hell he is?  Go back to when he did, that's what!  It's a peek at what this series could have been if Dan Jurgens was able to write Nightwing as Nightwing.  Unfortunately, that may not be a good alternative, either! 

Strange Adventures #2 Review


Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerads, Doc Shaner
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020

Tom King is back with another sideways look at superhero life, and the first issue was pretty much what I expected.  We got some death, some juxtaposition between the fantastic and the mundane, more death, and some pretty impressive art from Mitch Gerads and Doc Shaner.  I was looking forward to seeing Mr. Terrific in this issue and maybe get cracking on this mystery.  Is that what we get, and is it any good?  Let's find out...

Hawkman #24 Review



A Face Full Of Mace


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Cam Smith, Wade Von Grawbadger, Jeremy Cox, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020


Now that the Sky Tyrant and the Batman Who Laughs Infection of Carter Hall is just over, it's time to get back to where this series started with the Lord Beyond The Void and Ktar Deathbringer.  In our previous issue, Carter and Shayera found themselves transported to the void that Ktar had banished his god and his soldiers at the beginning of his life, thus putting him on the path to pay for his past evils and being cursed/gifted with the power of resurrection to make sure that he could save as many people as he once killed.  Let's see if we can find out what Shayera knows about all of this and what this dark dimension has instore for our Hawks.  Let's check it out.

Metal Men #7 Review



When Metal Animals Attack!


Written By: Dan Didio, Shane Davis
Art By: Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki, Jason Wright, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020


It's time to get back to the Metal Men....... or...... the Metal Mammals or the Metal Menagerie, whatever they want to be called going forward, it's time to dive into an issue, where we see what Will Magnus does once his team of Metal heroes abandons him now that they've become self-aware...... he builds a new team.  I've been really enjoying this series so far, let's see if that continues now that we've got a new team of heroes fighting the good fight and now that our beloved Metal Men have gone off on their own to find themselves.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Batman and the Outsiders #13 Review


Is It The Shoes?

Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Gleb Melnikov
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020

Batman and the Outsiders has been in a tug-of-war since it started, with Bryan Hill giving some good character moments in one issue and then great action in another.  Yet, the two rarely come together in the same issue.  When they do, it has been awesome, but again, that rarely happens.  Do those two great tastes that taste great together happen to both show up this month?  Let's find out...

Thursday, June 18, 2020

DC Comics Milestone Revival is Happening!


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

My Hero Academia Vol. 24 Review



My Villain Academia! 


Story and Art: Kohei Horikoshi
Translations: Caleb Cook
Lettering: John Hunt
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: June 2 2020
Publisher: Viz Media 

Review by Luke Hollywood

(Spoilers ahead!

Long time no see, Get Fresh Crew! If it feels like it’s been a while since we last visited the Plus Ultra world of super-heroic showdowns here on the site, that’s because it has been a while! Volume 23 landed all the way back in February, and with it the end of publisher Viz media’s speedier release schedule for this series to catch up with Japan. However, the important thing Is that volume 24 is finally here! If the striking cover didn’t give it away for you, this time we’ll be focusing exclusively on My Hero Academia’s resident bad boys (and girl!), the League of Villains! I really enjoyed their snappy comeback towards the end of volume 23 so I’ll admit I’m excited for these handsome rouges to take the spotlight! Will they handle it smoothly like Breaking Bad, or have we got another final season of Dexter on our hands? Let’s find out!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Strange Adventures #2 Video Review


Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerads, Doc Shaner
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020

Tom King returns with another issue of Strange Adventures and this one is all about Mister Terrific.  He can answer any question, but does he really know the facts?  Check out our video review and find out!

Nightwing Annual #3 Video Review


Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Inaki Miranda, Nick Filardi, and Andworld Designs

It's time to get a little Dick back in our lives!  I know it's only an Annual, but it may be enough Dick, right?  Right!?!?

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 Video Review - Non Spoilers


Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, FCO Placenciam and Tom Napolitano

Death Metal is here and it's ready to rock the house!  Sorry, I was caught up in the moment.  Check out our Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 Video Review to see if it is true and if it all matters!  PS: Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel!

Monday, June 15, 2020

PREVIEW: Strange Adventures #2


Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerads
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 17, 2020

What is the truth about Adam Strange? When an activist who publicly accused him of war crimes ends up dead, the public begins to doubt Strange’s stories about his adventures on the planet Rann-and he’s even starting to doubt himself. It’s going to take a special investigator to get the truth, and he’s going to have to tear apart Adam Strange’s life and reputation to do it.  A special miniseries set on two worlds, it takes two artists to bring Strange Adventures to life. Mitch Gerads tackles the earthbound sequences, while Doc Shaner launches us into space. And it’s all written by Tom King, the Eisner Award-winning writer who brought you Mister Miracle, Omega Men, and Sheriff of Babylon. 

PREVIEW: Dark Nights: Death Metal #1


Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, FCO Placenciam and Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020

Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman have all been separated and fight to survive. Unleash the beast and let the headbanging begin!

Batman #92 Video Review - Harley vs Punchline


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

While Batman still tries to figure out what has hit Gotham, Catwoman and Harley Quinn come face-to-face with Punchline for all the (missing) marbles!  Find out what we thought in our video review...

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Legion of Super-Heroes #6 DC Comics Video Review


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

Brian Michael Bendis has been taking his good old time introducing readers to his Legion of Super-Heroes and now he's adding a bunch more!  Great Scott!  Let's see how this works out...

PREVIEW: Superman #22




Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Kevin Maguire, Alex Sinclair, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020

The battle for the United Planets hits a fever pitch as the galactic conqueror Mongul beats some of the rulers of the galaxy to death and then heads for Earth! The only thing standing in his way? Superman! Meanwhile, back on Earth, the truth that Clark Kent is Superman continues to spiral out all over the world, and now the Daily Planet’s competition is gunning for his wife, Lois Lane!

PREVIEW: Young Justice #15




Written By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker
Art By: John Timms, Scott Godlewski, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020

Young Justice versus S.T.A.R. Labs! What happens when a universe reboots right under you? Conner is about to find out! The entire Young Justice team confronts the evil genius behind S.T.A.R. Labs and the truth about Conner Kent. This will bring Conner to the doorstep of his namesake, Clark Kent, to find out more about himself and the DC Universe. Guest-starring Superman in a unique crossover with Action Comics.

PREVIEW: Hawkman #24




Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Cam Smith, Wade Von Grawbadger, Jeremy Cox, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020

At last-Hawkman and Hawkwoman are reunited! But there’s no time for sweet nothings just yet, because they’ve been sucked into the realm of the Lord Beyond the Void where Carter Hall is treated to another reunion…with the legacy of all the lives he took in his first life as Ktar Deathbringer! Can Hawkman survive the consequences of his most shameful past life?

PREVIEW: Metal Men #7




Written By: Dan Didio, Shane Davis
Art By: Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki, Jason Wright, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 16, 2020

What’s this? There’s an entire new group of Metal Men, except they’re not metal…or men…but…animals?! After the Metal Men left Magnus for Nth Metal Men, Magnus knew the next team he created had to be loyal-and what’s more loyal than animals, right? All this, plus the new Metal Men face the Missile Men in their first epic battle since their conception.