Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Batman/Catwoman #5 Review

Senior Struggle

Written By: Tom King
Art By: Clay Mann, Tomeu Morey
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 1, 2021

Our three-story format continues with our saga of Catwoman throughout the years...... where Batman shows up sometimes, where previously we saw Catwoman letting Batman down in the past since she was about to let a bomb go off without telling the Dark Knight, in the present time Phantasm and Selena hang out in her World of the Future hideout from the Mask of the Phantasm movie and in the future Helena Wayne shakes down elderly criminals to find out what her mother and the Joker's connection really was. Let's jump into this issue and see if we get some more story and possibly some more Batman as this series progresses. Let's check it out.

Man-Bat #5 Review

The Truth Will Set You Free

Written By: Dave Wielgosz
Art By: Sumit Kumar, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 1, 2021

It's the finale to our Man-Bat mini and in it, we have a lot to do. Cure Kirk, maybe cure deafness, stop Scarecrow and hopefully turn Batman back to normal since in the previous issue he got a dose of sonic cannon that amped his aggression up tenfold. Let's jump into this issue and see if this Kirk Langstrom side story can end on a high note or if it limps across the finish line. Let's check it out.

Crime Syndicate #4 Review

Beware My Power Ring

Written By: Andy Schmidt
Art By: Kieran McKeown, Dexter Vines, Steve Oliff, Rob Leigh, Bryan Hitch, Alex Sinclair
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 1, 2021

We're Earth-3 bound as we take a look at what the Crime Syndicate look like after their win over the Starro Collective and not only that, but we're here to get a better understanding of who these reimagined versions of these characters are and one of the most intriguing has been John Stewart, the Emerald Knight and since this is his spotlight issue, I hope we get a ton of knowledge to understand what a Power Ring Corps looks like and how it operates. Let's jump into this issue and see what Earth-3's evolution looks like. Let's check it out.

Crush & Lobo #1 Review



Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 2, 2021

I am a Crush fan, and while I like Lobo enough, I wouldn't say I am part of his booster club.  Still, it makes sense that Crush would have more run-ins with her father, so why not in a mini-series?  So, how is this first issue?  Let's find out...

Suicide Squad #4 Review

Deus Red X Machina

Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Joe Prado, Julio Ferreira, Marcelo Maiolo, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 1, 2021

The Suicide Squad are back in Belle Reve to lick their wounds after getting their asses kicked by the Teen Titans Academy when they tried to infiltrate Titans Tower to kidnap Bolt and while that mission didn't work out too well, it seems that they got themselves a consolation prize in the form of Red X, who seriously screwed over our Squad. Let's jump into this issue and see if Amanda Waller can get us any more answers into the mystery of..... Who is Red X? Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

The Swamp Thing #4 Review


Where The Wild Things Are

Written By: Ram V
Art By: Mike Perkins
Colors By: Mike Spicer
Letters By: Aditya Bidikar
Cover Art By: Mike Perkins, Mike Spicer
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 1, 2021

Swamp Thing #4 takes readers on a tour of the Green to help the latest Swamp Thing, Levi Kamei, understand its true nature and its power. When Alec Holland shows Levi the threat the Contagion poses to both the Green and humanity, Levi must embrace what he has become before the ultimate power becomes the ultimate weapon.

Green Lantern #3 Review

Is There Anyone Out There?

Written By: Geoffrey Thorne
Art By: Tom Rany, Marco Santucci, Michael Atiyeh, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 1, 2021

The Green Lantern Power Battery is gone and with it, the energy that keeps are Green Lanterns..... Well, Green Lanterns. In the previous issue we saw a thousand and one Lanterns go off to the Dark Sector to map out this uncharted area of space that's been blocked off by a barrier that the Guardians couldn't see through and since they took off before the Power Battery went kablooey, it seems that we're now done a thousand Lanterns, including some big names, like John Stewart. Let's jump into this issue and see if anyone survived the Battery going down and if Simon Baz survived the explosion on Oa. Let's check it out.

Justice League #62 Review

Janky Ass Powers

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V
Art By: David Marquez, Ivan Plascencia, Josh Reed, Xermanico, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 1, 2021

Let's head back to Naomi's homeworld, where previously we saw the Justice League make their way there to shut down a portal from that world to Earth and maybe along the line, stop any invading force that might be with the big bad, Brutus who previously invaded our world. There's just one problem...... For whatever reason, our Justice League's powers aren't working right.... or working too well... Really, it just took our heavy hitters out of the game and made Naomi's hands start disappearing for whatever reason. Let's jump into this issue and see if we can get a handle on what's going on and see our heroes complete their mission.