Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Catwoman #30 Review

 


Deeper Throat

Writer: Ram V
Artist: Fernando Blanco
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021

I am a Catwoman fan, and while she is undoubtedly getting more focus nowadays, some of it is a bit iffy.  That's not the case with Ram V's main title, thankfully, since he writes a more realistic, and in my opinion, better Selina Kyle.  I don't need to see her kicking the crap out of three Flashes or sword fighting Talia al-Ghul when I can see her protecting the Strays of Alleytown while toeing that anti-hero line.  My only complaint coming back to the books after Future State was that there might be a little too much going on.  That's not all that bad a problem and can easily be solved with a bit of focus going forward.  Do we get that starting with this issue, and is it better because of it?  Let's find out...

The Flash #769 Review




Time For A Team-Up!


Written By: Jeremy Adams
Art By: David Lafuente, Brandon Peterson, Mike Atiyeh, Luis Gerrero, Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021


Let's jump into another Flash adventure, where previously we saw Wally West consumed by the Speed Force and used as a tool to fix the source of our favorite fast heroes' powers because apparently the Speed Force is hurt and needs someone to Quantum Leap around time to find the breaches and plug them up and while the last issue was about Wally West in the body of a caveman going up against a "Speed Raptor", we saw at the end of that issue that Wally was flung the far future and placed in the body Impulse, where he and Gold Beetle will have to stop a gigantic Dominator. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Nightwing #79 Review

 


Pizza Party!


Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: April 21, 2021
Cover Price: $3.99

I loved the first issue of Nightwing so, so much!  You see, Dick Grayson is my favorite character in comics, and like other fans, I had just gotten through over two years of utter hell.   Ric Grayson?!!  I know that Wally West fans are upset about what's happened with their fav, but Dick Grayson has had the crosshairs on him for way too long.  Not anymore!  Dan Didio is gone, and Tom Taylor has arrived, and I am so stoked.  With that said, how was this issue?  Let's find out...

Superman: Red and Blue #2 Review


When Making A Point Loses Its Purpose

Written By: Assorted
Art By: Assorted
Colors By: Assorted
Letter By: Assorted
Cover Art By: Nicola Scott (cover A)
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021


Superman: Red and Blue #2 continues the tri-chrome anthology of the Man of Steel told from various perspectives, highlighting an assortment of adventures. While most of the stories have little to do with Superman directly, but with those he knows or has encountered, the creators take the opportunity to tell stories on a whole array of topics. Sometimes the stories carry a message. Other times, they simply take up pages.

Justice League #60 Review




Naomi On Repeat


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V
Art By: David Marquez, Tamra Bonvillain, Josh Reed, Xermanico, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021


It's time to continue Brian Michael Bendis' run on Justice League where we expand the team and shed a little light on his character Naomi....... since we didn't do much in her series. In our previous issue, we saw a big ugly invader show up from Naomi's homeworld and act like he was looking to settle down in our little nook of the Multiverse before our heroes beat him back to where he came from. Now, it's time to see what Naomi McDuffie knows about her homeworld and get the information the Justice League needs so that they can continue to fight off future threats. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Monday, April 19, 2021

PREVIEW: Justice League #60

 


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V
Art By: David Marquez, Tamra Bonvillain, Josh Reed, Xermanico, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021

Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Aquaman, and Hawkgirl join forces with Black Adam to fight an all-new world conqueror! But how do they stop the unstoppable power known as Brutus? Enter new mega-power sensation Naomi, who comes face to face with the League and brings along Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons for a blockbuster battle for the ages-with a last-page cliffhanger that will leave everyone guessing what’s next!

And in the backup tale, the new Justice League meets the new Justice League Dark, and the demon Etrigan calls the team to action-but Batman has other plans. This team needs a leader, but what twisted secret prevents Zatanna from stepping forward? Plus, Ragman makes a startling discovery-one that may cost his life!

PREVIEW: Nightwing #79

 




Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021

Dick Grayson has inherited Alfred’s fortune, a puppy, and a whole lot of questions. Who is Mayor Zucco, and what is her relation to the man who murdered Dick’s parents? What sinister plans does Blockbuster have for Bl├╝dhaven? What kind of dog food is best for a three-legged puppy? To answer these questions, Dick’s going to need a little help from his friends-past and present.

PREVIEW: Superman Red & Blue #2


 

Writer: Chuck Brown, Jason Howard, Dan Panosian, Stephanie Phillips, Steven T. Seagle, Robert Venditti
Artist: Denys Cowan, Jason Howard, Alitha Martinez, Dan Panosian, Duncan Rouleau, Marley Zarcone
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021


Explore the world of Superman in a way you’ve never seen before. Five brand-new stories, a visual tour de force, with only the Man of Steel’s signature colors. There are tales starring Clark Kent, the original Superman, including a showdown with his most tenacious foe, Lex Luthor-but there is also a great space adventure with Val-Zod, the Superman of Earth-2, going up against an amped-up version of Prometheus. And then there is Cyborg Superman, a warped reflection of the real deal, with a mission as opposite to Superman’s as any could be. But no matter how out there the situation gets, it always comes back to the one man and the planet he loves and has sworn to protect-and the people he inspires, young and old.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

PREVIEW: The Flash #769

 


Writer: Jeremy Adams
Artist: Jack Herbert, Darko Lafuente, Brandon Peterson
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021

After an accident pushes Wally West into the time stream, the former Kid Flash lands in the body of his onetime partner, Impulse. Now sprinting through the 30th century side by side with the mysterious (and, yeah, ridiculous) Gold Beetle, Wally must uncover what’s causing the destructive explosions that keep propelling him through time and the bodies of other speedsters.

PREVIEW: Catwoman #30

 


Writer: Ram V
Artist: Fernando Blanco
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021

The Riddler revealed that he knows details about Poison Ivy’s whereabouts. Now, after the Riddler has been gravely wounded, Catwoman brings him to be patched up by Alleytown’s less-than-scrupulous medics. Now on the mend, Riddler points Selina in Ivy’s direction-but is he telling the truth, or wrapping her up in another one of his riddles? Meanwhile, the Penguin’s come to realize that enlisting Father Valley to take out Catwoman may have been a mistake and finds himself asking whether he hired a hit man...or inked a deal with the devil himself.

PREVIEW: Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul #6

 


Writer: Neal Adams
Artist: Neal Adams
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021

It all comes down to this…the final meeting of the Batmen! Ra’s al Ghul’s plan to dominate Gotham City crashes against the will of Bruce Wayne and Matches Malone, as the city’s power grid faces the wave of the future!