Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Harley Quinn #3 Review


Take The 'Smile' Test

Written By: Stephanie Phillips
Art By: Riley Rossmo
Colors By: Ivan Plascencia
Letters By: Andworld Design
Cover Art By: Riley Rossmo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 25, 2021

Harley Quinn sets up a support group for former clowns to help them deal with their guilt and anxiety. When Hugo Strange's goons show up to collect more clownish test subjects for his illegal medical experiments, Harley may have just led the lambs to the slaughter.

Strange Adventures #10 Review

Husband, Father, Genocidal War Criminal, and Traitor

Written By: Tom King
Art By: Doc Shaner, Mitch Gerards
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 25, 2021

In Strange Adventures #10, Mr. Terrific narrates his private letter to Alanna Strange to convey the terrible secret Adam Strange has been keeping. Strange's actions and motivations become clear, but however worse his actions seemed in the prior issue, this issue will change your opinion of Adam Strange forever.

RWBY/Justice League #2 Review


Written By: Marguerite Bennett
Art By: Stephanie Pepper
Colors By: HI-FI
Letter By: Gabriela Downie
Cover By: Mirka Andolfo
Cover Price: $3,99
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Reviewed By: Michael G
The gang’s all together in this second issue of RWBY/Justice League, and as such, we get some great banter between our young heroes, more than a few awkward and flirtatious interactions, and the introduction of an ominous new threat that sets them off on their mission to find and rescue the missing huntsmen and huntresses of Remnant!

Batman/Superman #18 Review



Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Artist: Jos Lus, Ivan Reis
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 25, 2021

I love Gene Luen Yang, and while I think this opening Batman/Superman story is unique, it's starting to lose me a bit.  Sure it has a lot of Silver Age fun in it, but it has a lot of Silver Age nonsense and convolution. So does this issue get things a bit more sorted out by the end?  Let's find out...

Teen Titans Academy #3 Review

Task Force Red X

Written By: Tim Sheridan
Art By: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Max Raynor, Alejandro Sanchez, Alex Sinclair, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 25, 2021

The Suicide Squad has come to Titans Tower to acquire the Speedster, Bolt and as we saw from the last issue of Suicide Squad, it looks like Red X is working with the team of baddies (and Superboy) to make sure they have a clear shot to get inside the Academy's walls. Let's jump into this issue and see if Amanda Waller gets her wish and gets a Speedster on the team or if the Titans of old and new and fight off this fearsome threat. Let's jump into this issue and see if this becomes the school of hard knocks. Let's check it out.

Robin #2 Review

Play By The Rules

Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Gleb Melnikov, Luis Guerrero, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 25, 2021

Damian Wayne is on his own, the Bat-Family is in his rear-view and he's on the path to not only find out the secrets of the League of Lazarus but the path to t personal discovery as he tries to move past the death of Alfred Pennyworth, who was killed in front of him by Bane. In our first issue, we saw Damian catch the eye of the League of Lazarus by competing in a tournament against King Snake and now he's been invited to their island to compete in a bigger tournament where life and death mean everything..... It's just too bad that at the end of the last issue it looked like Damian ran his mouth too much and got his heart ripped out. Let's jump into this issue and see how our youngest Robin can move on in this series and maybe find out what his true intentions are in taking up this challenge. Let's check it out.

Detective Comics #1036 Review


Something Suspicious

Writer: Mariko TamakiArtist: Clayton Henry, Dan MoraCover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 26, 2021

I have liked Mariko Tamaki's run on Detective Comics so far, even though I would love a more concise storyline.  The problem that I'm having is Tamaki is setting up many story beats, but they are starting to run together and not in a good way.  We have a couple of murder mysteries, a new status quo with Bruce, the pressures that could lead Nakano to accept the Magistrate, creepy Neil, and more, including a possible zombie outbreak.  It's a lot to remember, and things are becoming a bit tangled because of that.  So, how was this issue?  Let's find out...

Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1 Review


Writer: Brandon M. Easton
Artist: Fico Ossio
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 25, 2021

I was skeptical about this book when DC announced it.  An ongoing series with Shilo Norman Mister Miracle doesn't seem like a massive seller to me, but I am a dummy, so what do I know.  Maybe if I'd enjoyed the Future State Backups more, I'd be a bit more optimistic, but those were a total mess.  That's just my opinion, of course, but that's what this is all bout.  So, did this first issue change my mind at all?  Let's find out...

Action Comics #1031 Review

Chained To A Concept

Written By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad
Art By: Daniel Sampere, Adriano Lucas, Dave Sharpe, Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 25, 2021

When we last left our Man of Steel, it looked like a bunch of Kryptonian refugees made their way to Earth, but can they be trusted when the ships seemed to originate from Warworld... and we also saw that there was a mysterious character at the beginning of the last book that seemed to suggest that Mongul needs Superman to fully activate Warworld. Let's jump into this issue and see what our hero finds out about Earth's new visitors and if it's all some plot by Mongul to take our hero down. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Stargirl Spring Break Special #1 Review

Hitting The Beach....... And Clock King

Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Todd Nauck, Hi-Fi, Rob Leigh, Bryan Hitch, Alex Sinclair
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: May 25, 2021

It's Spring Break and it's time to not only take a trip to the beach but to the Golden Age of comics as well as Geoff Johns tries his damnedest to make everything matter in the era of Infinite Frontier where he won't only tell us how all the original Seven Soldiers of Victory are still alive but how they'll go forward from not only their original roster but with the legacy characters that showed up decades down the line. Let's jump into this prologue issue to the Stargirl series and see how strange timeline situations will spring up and what will lead Courtney Whitmore into her further adventures. Let's check it out.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

DC Comics Patreon Spotlight Podcast: Justice League #61 & Wonder Girl #1


This week's Patreon Spotlight Podcast covered two big books, Justice League #61 and Wonder Girl #1.  You can listen to this show and a ton more @ patreon.com/weirdscience 

Here are a few clips from our Justice League discussion:

Again, listen to the whole show and a ton more @ patreon.com/weirdscience