Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Future State: Suicide Squad #2 Review

You're A Good Man, Conner Kent

Written By: Robbie Thompson, Jeremy Adams
Art By: Javier Fernandez, Alex Sinclair, Wes Abbott, Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Jeremy Cox
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: February 23, 2021

We're Earth-3 bound as we head back to the year 2030 to see what the Justice Squad, led by Kon-El, Conner Kent are up to as they're being hunted by the Suicide Squad of Earth-0. With this being Earth-3 and us having no information going into the first issue, we have no idea if anyone we've seen yet is from the Earth we all know and love or if they're dark mirror versions. Let's jump into this issue and see if we can suss out what's going on in this Suicide Squad comic. Let's check it out.

Future State: Aquaman #2 Review

Is Slavery Okay If It's a Fish?

Written By: Brandon ThomasArt By: Daniel Sampere
Colors By: Adriano Lucas
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Art By: Sampere & Lucas
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 22, 2021

Future State: Aquaman #2 follows Andy from her escape so many years ago to the (future) present Aquaman't prison breakout. In one, long flashback that takes up almost the entire issue, we learn Andy could have escaped the sea monster by slashing its tentacle, that she subjugates sentient sea life to get around, and Aquaman taught her well enough to survive on her own.

It's the Aquaman/woman/lass version of Castaway. It's a talking leg. It's Future State.

Future State: Superman Vs. Imperious Lex #2 Review

Takesy Backsies

Written By: Mark Russell
Art By: Steve Pugh, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Carlos M. Mangual
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 23, 2021

Let's jump back into the year 2050 and see what happens when Lex Luthor tries to get his planet Lexor to be a part of the United Federation of Planets and what that will mean for our Man of Steel when Lois Lane has to go and be the representative to visit the planet of her husband's arch-rival. It doesn't help that Lex needs the United Planets since Superman went and destroyed all his robots that pillaged neighboring planets to secure their resources and wealth. Let's jump into this issue and see if Lex can play nice with others or if he finds another way to be independent and maybe rid of Superman at the same time. Let's check it out.

Future State: Batman/Superman #2 Review

When Narration and Exposition Becomes the Third Character

Written By: Gene Luen Yang
Art By: Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia
Colors By: Arif Prianto
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Art By: David Marquez, Alejandro Sanchez
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 23, 2021

Future State: Batman/Superman #2 hops right back into the action with Superman captured by Mr. Toads Un-men while Batman discovers who's pulling Mr. Toad's strings. Turns out Professor Pyg (didn't Future State: Harley Quinn help capture him?) is running bizarre DNA experiments sanctioned and funded by the Magistrate to develop bio-weapons and bio-surveillance. And it's gross.

Eventually, Batman gets injured but still manages to save Superman from Professor Pyg and his synthetically grown kryptonite medical devices. The reunited duo shut down Pyg's operation, get Toad to remember there's still good in him, and bring in a Future State: Animal Man to fix Gotham's pigeons.

It's gross. It's way too much inner monologuing. It's Future State.

Future State: Superman: House of El #1 Review

Superman Family

Written By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art By: Scott Godlewski, Gabe Eltaeb, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: February, 23, 2021

It's the year 3000 and it's time to get another Superman tale by the next writer of the Man of Steel after Future State is over and that's Phillip Kennedy Johnson. Hopefully, now that he's got his mission statement out of the way with the Superman: Worlds of War series we can jump into this future Superman story and actually get some Superman. Let's jump into this issue and see what the House of El holds in store for us. Let's check it out.

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5 Review


Guest Starring Red Hood, Poison Ivy, and (not) Two-Face

Written By: Katana Collins
Art By: Matteo Scalera
Colors By: Dave Stewart
Cover Art By: Sean Gordon Murphy
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 23rd, 2021

In Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5, Harley and Quincy are trapped in the dastardly clutches of Starlet and the Producer. They barely manage to escape, but not before learning the big finale is rapidly approaching.

Harley recovers from the ordeal in a hospital and receives a visit from one Poison Ivy to check on her progress. The visit triggers another Joker origin flashback where we learn Joker has as much in comment with Two-Face than his traditional persona, and in keeping with this issue's theme of combining characters, Red Hood makes a cameo to save Harley from a nasty bomb. But is it Jason Todd under the hood?

Generations Forged #1 Review

Time Of Your Life

Written By: Dan Jurgens, Robert Venditti, Andy Schmidt
Art By: Mike Perkins, Marco Santucci, Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund, Bernard Chang, Joe Prado, Colleen Doran, Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Dan Jurgens, Kevin Nowlan, Hi-Fi, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: February 26, 2021

It feels like it's been forever since we stepped into the time-shattered Universe of Generations Shattered but we're finally back and we can find out if our team of superhero misfits from all points of time can lay the smackdown on Dominus, the unmaker of worlds. When last we left this story we saw that Dominus had thrown our heroes into different times, not only separating them but stranding them so that time would continue to be Dominus' plaything. Let's jump into this issue and see where our heroes went and how they'll make their way back to Vanishing Point to end this would-be crisis. Let's check it out.