Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 321: DC Comics, Batman #100, Justice League, DCeased, Muses and Mayhem

 


Only Three DC Comics to discuss, but it took three hours to do it!  There is also some mail and enough nonsense to get us through another week! 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 Also, Check out our Youtube Channel - Weird Science Comics


 
Intro (0:00), Batman #100 (21:42), Mail #1 (1:06:38), Justice League #54 (1:24:59), Mail #2 (1:55:20), Rant and Rave w/ Rob Lewis (2:11:56), DCeased Dead Planet #4 (2:22:10)

Justice League Odyssey #25 Review



Ghost Sector for Life

Writer: Dan Abnett
Art: Cliff Richards, Rain Beredo, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 13th, 2020

And so it ends here. Two years of a book that through most of its run was a roller coaster. Good for a few issues and bad for the next few, back to good again and back to bad again. I'm not sure if there's really anybody to blame, really. Initial plans were changed after only a few issues because of things out of its writer's control, and it kind of just stumbled until Abnett tossed aside the original JLO heroes and brought in a new one. Then it became one of the better books at DC, and I'm sad to see it go.

The Flash #763 Review and *SPOILERS*


Wrapped Around Your Finger


Written By: Kevin Shinick
Art By: Clayton Henry, Marcelo Maiolo
Letters By: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 13, 2020

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

We’ve come across a brand new start for The Flash. We have a new writer and artist that I’m fairly unfamiliar with so I get to go into this new run with a fresh perspective. The only members of this team that I am familiar with are the colorist Marcelo Maiolo and letterer Steve Wands (who has been with this book for quite some time) and while I have a high opinion of them, ultimately the story will come down to the writer and much of the art will come down to the artist. Joshua Williamson left this book in a pretty good place and while his run did have it’s down moments (including several scenes that left us scratching our heads) ultimately it was definitely time for a change and only time will tell if this change was a good one. Let’s jump into this new issue with this new team and see how they do with their first outing.

Hawkman #28 Review




Blast From The Past And A Fear Of The Future


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Wade Von Grawbadger, Jeremy Cox, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 13, 2020


It's funny. Now that we've gotten past all the "definitive origin" aspects to this series, which took two years to really flesh out and come to a conclusion, we're finally at a cool aspect of this story, where Hawkman and Hawkwoman died in our present day, but their souls were granted one more life, where they Quantum Leaped back into the forties, to a previous life of theirs, where they are again a part of the JSA and fighting for truth, justice and the American way....... and all that jazz. Even with this being interesting and me being a huge fan of Golden Age heroes, this aspect to the story is still troublesome because since our heroes already once lived this life....... do they know what's coming ahead of them? What do they know and how does their new one-life predicament affect their reincarnating feud with Hath-Set? Let's jump into this issue where we pick up some time after "Flash Comics #1" from 1940, where not only did we get Hawkman's origin, but the death of Hath-Set's incarnation of this time period, Anton Hastor. Let's check it out.

Superman #26 Review




Read My Mind!


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Alex Sinclair, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 13, 2020


In our previous issue of Superman, we saw the Synmar people watching as Krypton was destroyed and after they witnessed a baby Kal-El being rocketed to Earth, they decided to continue watching the Last Son of Krypton grow since with Earth's yellow sun and the baby's Kryptonian DNA, they knew that this survivor would become a god in these conditions. With this idea in mind and the inspiration they saw Superman bring to the planet Earth, the Synmar people decided to appoint their own "Superman"...... then a bunch of their people died and the new character of Synmar was blamed because he didn't protect them........ for some reason now he's pissed at our Man of Steel. Let's jump into this issue and see if Synmar's reasons are made clear..... or if we spend an entire issue dealing with other things that don't matter... hint, hint.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Dark Nights: Death Metal #4 Review

 


Prime Time

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 14, 2020

Death Metal returns after a planned skip month, but with all the tie-ins and one-shots, I don't think anyone would be able to miss it.  Some big things have happened in those other issues, so I have been waiting to see what Scott Snyder does with the main series.  Does he go big or stay on the porch?  I don't think that's the real saying, but here is my review...

Batman and the Outsiders #17 Review

 


Same As It Ever Was


Writer: Bryan Edward Hill
Artist: Marcio Takara, Veronica Gandini, and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 14, 2020

It's Batman and the Outsiders' final issue, and while the Ra's al-Ghul story ended last issue, there are still so many loose ends hanging in this book. The biggest question is, what will happen to the team from now on. I hope for the best, but my guess is the team will just go their separate ways and fade away. Am I right, and is this issue a good ending? Let's find out...

Rorschach #1 Review


What Do You See?



Writer: Tom King
Artist: Jorge Fornes
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 14, 2020

We finally get a Black Label book about a character from the Watchmen universe... or so you would think. Everything about it looks like it's set in the 80's and that it's about Walter Kovacs.

Wonder Woman #764 Review


 What a Beach!

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Steve Pugh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 14, 2020


Now that her Liar Liar story is over, I'm hoping that Mariko Tamaki can give Wonder Woman fans a big story with Diana and Maxwell Lord.  He knows Wonder Woman snapped his neck, and I can't wait to see that uncomfortable conversation.  We do get that, right?  What?!?!?!  Oh well, let's get into it...

PREVIEW: Dark Nights: Death Metal #4


Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 14, 2020


Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman are trapped in nightmare worlds within the Dark Multiverse! They’ll need to face down their fiercest foes once again if they hope to accomplish their mission and bring back a power capable of stopping the Darkest Knight. But what horrors has he unleased on Earth while they’ve been locked away?!

PREVIEW: Rorschach #1

 


Writer: Tom King
Artist: Jorge Fornes
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 14, 2020

It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant interdimensional squid on New York City, killing thousands and destroying the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. And since that time, one figure in a fedora, mask, and trenchcoat has become a divisive culture icon.  So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as an assassin trying to kill a candidate running against President Robert Redford? Who is the man behind the mask, and why is he acting this way? It’s up to one detective to uncover the true identity of this would-be killer-and it will take him into a web of conspiracies involving alien invasions, disgraced do-gooders, mystic visions, and yes, comic books.  Writer Tom King joins forces with artist Jorge Forn├ęs for a new miniseries that explores the mythic qualities of one of the most compelling characters from the bestselling graphic novel of all time, Watchmen. 

PREVIEW: Flash #763

 


Writer: Kevin Shinick
Artist: Clayton Henry
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 14, 2020

The secret history of Barry Allen’s Flash ring is revealed as the Scarlet Speedster tangles with the Trickster in a tale that starts out as fun and games but ends with a last-page cliffhanger no reader will see coming. Don’t skip to the end! Don’t spoil it for friends! Don’t miss this inaugural issue of The Flash by the new series team of writer Kevin Shinick and rising-star artist Clayton Henry.

PREVIEW: Detective Comics #1028

 


Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Nicola Scott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 14, 2020

Spinning out of the events of “The Joker War” and Detective Comics #1027 comes a tale of the beginning of the end for Gotham City’s status quo. With tensions flaring and a new mayoral candidate making his anti-hero agenda known to the city, Batman and his allies are stretched thin to keep the peace. But just as things couldn’t look any worse, a string of gruesome murders has left a trail of the most corrupt in Gotham City losing their heads...literally.  If Batman doesn’t quickly find the killer-the Dark Knight will be next.

PREVIEW: Superman #26





Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Alex Sinclair, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 13, 2020

As Superman deals with the continuing fallout from the world knowing his truth as Clark Kent, he finds himself faced with a physical threat beyond anything he has ever faced before. Synmar traveled across the universe to destroy the Man of Steel. How can Superman contain the havoc this new foe will cause so that everything he has sworn to protect doesn’t collapse with him?

PREVIEW: Hawkman #28





Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Wade Von Grawbadger, Jeremy Cox, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 13, 2020

What was once a gift now becomes a curse! With the reincarnation cycle finally broken, Hawkman finds himself fearful that every fight could be his last-and Hawkwoman’s patience for his caution wears thin. But they’ll need all their wits and courage about them, because their age-old enemy Hath-Set is out for blood!