Friday, May 14, 2021

DC Comics Patreon Spotlight Podcast: Future State Gotham #1 & Justice League Last Ride #1


This week's Patreon only spotlight, as picked by the badasses of the Get Fresh Crew is Future State Gotham #1 & Justice League Last Ride #1.  You can listen to us talk all about them by joining our Patreon @

Here is a little snippet of us talking about what it would be like after the Magistrate is taken down during Future State Gotham...

And here is a clip from our Justice League Last Ride talk where Eric wonders how Batman will get the penny back in place after Superman punches it...

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Wonder Woman #772 Review


Don't Lose Your Pantheon

Writer: Jordie Bellaire, Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad
Artist: Paulina Ganucheau, Travis Moore
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 11, 2021

While I am still intrigued with Diana saving Asgard while remembering who she is, I need Cloonan and Conrad to pick up the pace a bit here.  The wow factor of it all is wearing off, and I need to see that we are setting up something meaningful and not just biding time until Diana can get back to being Wonder Woman.  Does that happen this month?  Well, not exactly...

Batman: Urban Legends #3 Review


Hit Me With Your One-Shot

Writer: Che Grayson, Matthew Rosenberg, Brandon Thomas, Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, Eddy Barrows, Ryan Benjamin, Max Dunbar, Jess Merino, Marcus To
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: May 11, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends is one of my favorite books out right now, and it's primarily because of Chip Zdarsky and Mathew Rosenberg.  I am digging their Red Hood and Grifter stories, and while the Outsiders story is decent, the rotating one-shots have been chiefly garbage. So is this the first issue that they all come together to create the perfect issue?  Let's find out...

Rorschach #8 Review

Writer: Tom King
Artist: Jorge Fornes
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 11th, 2021
Cover Price: $4.99

You ready to waste way more time than you want to? Good! Follow me, gang! We're traveling down the Uselessness Lane, and stopping for a quick bite at Why Are We Even Here Burger.

Superman #31 Review

Trust No One!

Written By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Sean Lewis
Art By: Scott Godlewski, Norm Rapmund, Gabe Eltaeb, Dave Sharpe, Sami Basri, Ulises Arreola
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 11, 2021

Superman and son have flown off to a distant planet to check in on a race of people who Superman once helped against an intergalactic parasite and even though he was assured on his arrival that everything is fine, it seems that the threat he once helped to neutralize isn't dead after all and has taken control of the planet. Let's jump into this issue and see if Superman and Superboy can take on this threat or if they'll just be taken over too. Let's check it out.

Justice League: Last Ride #1 Review


In the Meantime...

Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Miguel Mendonca
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: May 11, 2021
Cover Price: $3.99

I am always up for another Chip Zdarsky book, and with Bendis taking over the main Justice League book, I was already looking for an alternative.  That is straight-up ringing the front door shade, by the way, but enough of that, let's get on with my review of Justice League...

The Joker #3 Review

Clown Rundown

Written By: James Tynion IV, Sam Johns
Art By: Guillem March, Arif Prianto, Tom Napolitano, Mirka Andolfo, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Ariana Maher
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 11, 2021

The hunt for the Joker continues as Jim Gordon gets the Bat-Family on his side.... by informing all of us that he's known that Batgirl is his daughter Barbara and throws out the possibility that he may know more as well but all that aside, it seems that Jim Gordon isn't the only one hunting the Joker because it appears that there's a lot of scary families out there looking to avenge their loved ones who were killed during the "A-Day" attack, including the daughter of Bane, Vengeance. Let's jump into this issue and see if Jim Gordon can track down the Joker before everyone and their mothers get in on the hunt so that they can murder the Clown Prince of Crime for their own gratification.

Batman: The Detective #2 Review

 The Game Is Afoot

Written By: Tom Taylor
Art By: Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope
Colors By: Brad Anderson
Letters By: Clem Robins
Cover Art By: Andy Kubert, Brad Anderson
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 11, 2021

In Batman: The Detective #2, Knight recovers from the plane crash and an assassination attempt in an underground clinic while Batman tracks one of the killers back to Equilibrium's lair. When the trail leads to Paris, Bruce crosses paths with Henri Ducard to track down the killers.

Future State: Gotham #1 Review


Back to the Future State

Writer: Dennis Culver, Joshua Williamson
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 11, 2021

Future State Gotham is an odd book, and I am unsure who the target audience is.  While we are heading full steam ahead towards Future State in most books, I don't know if I am interested in going back to the future here.  Plus, having it in black and white will surely throw some people off.  I am a manga fan, so that's not an issue with me, but I get the idea from this that DC is trying to grab those big sales numbers we see from things like Demon Slayer and My Hero Academia.  The problem is, there is more to it than black and white art and Jason Todd doing his best Akira impersonation.  Besides that, is this a good book worth putting down your cash on?  Let's find out...