Thursday, May 6, 2021

Weird Science Manga & Anime Weekly Manga Review Show Ep 1: Catching Up, New Beginnings and Laundry Pole Gems


We Kick off our Weekly Review Show with a bunch of new chapters that we generally liked.  We will be adding more books as we (Jim) get caught up on more and more! We hope you enjoy this new weekly show!   Make sure to subscribe and rate the show, and email us @ . Check us out on Twitter @weirdmanga and get early access to 14 episodes @

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Intro (0:00)

Kaiju #8 Chapter 32 (04:08),

Sakamoto Days Chapter 21 (16:39)

Blue Box Chapter 3 (26:56)

Candy Flurry Chapter 2 (45:20)

Show Mail (55:53)

Witch Watch Chapter 12 (58:31)

I Tell C Chapter 13 (1:17:54)

Don't Blush, Sekime-san! Chapter 17 (1:32:02)

Patreon Show: May's Book of the Month Podcast - Jupiter's Legacy Ep 1


May's Book of the Month is Jupiter's Legacy by Mark Millar.  We will be going through the first volume, discussing an issue every episode.  To listen, head over to our Patreon and sign up for as little as $1/Month and listen to the Book of the Month Podcast and so much more!  Here is a clip from the first episode :

The show drops every Tuesday and past books that have been featured on it are Invincible Saga and Fables.  To listen to all of our shows, go to

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Batman #108 Review and *SPOILERS*

Gothampunk 2077

Written By: James Tynion IV
Art By: Jorge Jimenez, Tomeu Morey
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 4, 2021

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It has been a little bit of a wait, but we once again are returning to Gotham City and the Batman series. The series has been flirting with greatness ever since Tynion took over. However, most likely due to being dragged into various crossovers, the book has staggered and now usually resides somewhere in the middle when it comes to quality. Sure, there are some neat things and storylines that intrigue, but there also doesn’t feel like that something special is here. The series just feels average and frankly, I think that is a terrible thing for the most popular character they’ve got out there. This series needs to step it up and bring us an exciting story that everyone is theorizing about and that everyone is just waiting for the next installment so they can finally figure out what’s going on. Instead, the series just sits comfortably without taking any sort of risks. That is boring. However, perhaps things will turn around this issue. Let’s jump in and find out.

Swamp Thing #3 Review


The Green Is A Busy Place

Written By: Ram V
Art By: Mike Perkins
Colors By: Mike Spicer
Letters By: Aditya Bidikar
Cover Art By: Kyle Hotz, Dan Brown
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 4, 2021

Levi Kamei aka Swamp Thing submits to medical tests to find out why he's having nightmares and blackouts. During the exam, his mind and the mind of his tester/girlfriend, Jennifer, are brought into The Green to learn what's happening to Levi. There, they meet a cavalcade of green-based characters including Poison Ivy, the Floronic Man, and the previous Swamp Thing, Alec Holland, to help Levi understand what comes next.

Crime Syndicate #3 Review

Manipulate and Dominate

Written By: Andy Schmidt
Art By: Kieran McKeown, Dexter Vines, Steve Oliff, Rob Leigh, Bryan Hitch, Alex Sinclair
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 4, 2021

We're heading back to Earth-3 to check in on Andy Schmidt's continued reinvention of the Crime Syndicate and what their formation and origins are in this newly formed Omniverse of DC Comics. Previously, we saw Owlman join the scene of heroes with information based on an old Power Ring battery, tapping into what Emerald Knight and his ring know and showing us our villains working together for the first time against the Starro Collective. Let's jump into this issue if this new intelligence allows our villains to work as a team to take down this global threat...... So that they can become an even bigger threat. Let's check it out.

Man-Bat #4 Review

Better Living Through Fear

Written By: Dave Wielgosz
Art By: Sumit Kumar, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 4, 2021

Kirk Langstrom is dying but he doesn't plan to do it before he finally creates a cure for deafness, not only to allow his deaf sister to hear but to help all the people that he caused hearing loss to in the first issue. It's just too bad that the Scarecrow has other plans for Man-Bat in his final days. You see, in the first issue, Man-Bat caused a sonic cannon that the Scarecrow needed for his new mission in fear, to be damaged and now he needs the transformed scientist's help to fix it. It's just too bad that it's completely against his will. Let's jump into this issue and see what happens in the fear-induced fantasy world that Scarecrow has created, where the Langstroms are a happy couple, working together and loving one another once again. Let's check it out.

Suicide Squad #3 Review

Get Her Before She Bolts!

Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Marcelo Maiolo, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 4, 2021

Task Force X is not only on the move, but they're looking to move a little faster, and to do that they're looking to recruit the young speedster Bolt from Teen Titans Academy, who we saw in the second issue of that series having a past connection to Amanda Waller. It's a crazy idea that we'd have the Suicide Squad going after someone connected to the Teen Titans but I guess after acquiring Superboy somehow, Amanda Waller's getting a bit bold in her old age. Let's jump into this issue, which takes place before the before mentioned Teen Titans Academy issue, and see the Suicide Squad's first attempt at subduing Bolt and also see how our team of bad guys and Superboy work together to do it. Let's check it out.

Green Lantern #2 Review

A New Mission For A New Corps

Written By: Geoffrey Thorne
Art By: Dexter Soy, Marco Santucci, Alex Sinclair, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 4, 2021

In our previous issue, we saw the Green Lantern Corps and the planet Oa being inducted into the United Federation of Planets but apparently, this didn't sit right with some people...... sorcerer people from a sorcerer world who had some bad blood with the Guardians of the Universe and their perceived involvement with shutting down a large portion of magic in the Universe when they caged the Starheart, the source of Alan Scott's power. That's a beef that looks like it's going to continue as we go along but in the previous issue we saw this escalate to the point of a Guardian being killed and now we'll look at what the Universe looks like with one less Guardian and a Corps that has to find a place in the newly formed United Planets. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Monday, May 3, 2021

PREVIEW: Green Lantern #2


Writer: Geoffrey Thorne
Artist: Marco Santucci, Dexter Soy
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 4, 2021

A Guardian of the Universe lies dead, and the universe teeters on the brink of war. As the summit of the United Planets and the Green Lantern Corps falls into chaos, an even bigger threat looms. With John Stewart reassigned to the role of an ambassador, a surprise appearance by one of the newest Green Lanterns may be all that stands between the Corps and oblivion. (Spoiler: it’s Far Sector’s Jo Mullein.)

PREVIEW: Crime Syndicate #3


Writer: Andy Schmidt
Artist: Bryan Hitch, Kieran McKeown
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 4, 2021

With the Crime Syndicate’s forces combined for the first time, seeds are sown to change the world forever. But before that can happen, Ultraman, Superia, Johnny Quick, Atomica, and Emerald Knight must survive a final battle with the biggest Starro of them all-and each other! Plus: Earth-3’s Alexander Luthor makes his debut!
Question of the month: On Earth-3, are Starros friends or foes? And in the backup story, witness the origin of Superwoman in tale illustrated by superstar artist Bryan Hitch!

PREVIEW: Man-Bat #4


Writer: Dave Wielgosz
Artist: Sumit Kumar
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 4, 2021

It’s Batman versus Man-Bat round two! After a disastrous encounter with the Suicide Squad, a therapy session with Harley Quinn and (yet another) failed attempt to cure himself, Langston has been located at last by the Dark Knight! The only problem? Scarecrow got there first! What does the master of fear plan to do with a serum that literally creates monsters? We’ll give you one guess..

PREVIEW: Suicide Squad #3


Writer: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Eduardo Pansica
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 4, 2021

Don’t miss this crossover with Teen Titans Academy!
Task Force X finds a new target, and it leads the clandestine team right to Teen Titans Academy. The devious and driven Amanda Waller continues her quest to form a more powerful Squad, and next on her list: the Titans’ new speedster, Bolt. But when the mysterious Red X gets in the way, he becomes Waller’s next target.

PREVIEW: Batman #108


Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Jorge Jimenez, Ricardo Lpez Ortiz
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 5, 2021

Batman goes undercover to infiltrate the transhumanist gang known as the Unsanity Collective and learn more about their sudden appearance in Gotham. And what nefarious plans does Simon Saint have for Arkham Day survivor Sean Mahoney? How does it connect to the Magistrate? And in part two of the action-packed, bone-rattling Ghost-Maker backup story...can our hero stand up to the horror of Kid Kawaii? Plus, don’t miss the debut of the mysterious Miracle Molly!

PREVIEW: Swamp Thing #3


Writer: Ram V
Artist: Mike Perkins
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 4, 2021

Reeling from his battle with the Pale Wanderer, Levi Kamei seeks the true nature of his transformations. And what better place to find his roots than the heart of the Green itself? There, he and Jennifer will encounter the realm’s many denizens, including one known as Holland and...Poison Ivy? Who will aid Levi and who will harm him? If he is to pull Jennifer and himself back to the real world, Levi will need all the help he can get to tame the Swamp Thing running wild within.