Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Rorschach #11 Review

Setting Up

Writer: Tom King
Art: Jorge Fornes
Colors: Dave Stewart
Release Date: August 10 2021
Cover Price: $4.99

It's finally almost over, and this here penultimate issue is when all the mysteries are revealed. And it actually wouldn't be that bad of a twist if it wasn't poorly executed.  I can't say that I am surprised, even with the twist though, and that's part of the problem.

Justice League: Last Ride #4 Review


Road to Nowhere

Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Miguel Mendonca
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 10, 2021

I rarely say this about a Chip Zdarsky book, but I haven't enjoyed Justice League: Last Ride.  The first three issues have been a snore-fest, and while I hope that the big reveal of what happened to Martian Manhunter will change that, I have my doubts. Nevertheless, I have faith in Chip, so maybe this is the issue that turns it all around for me.  Let's find out...

Infinite Frontier #4 Review



Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Xermanico, Jess Merino, Paul Pelletier
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 10, 2021

I have enjoyed this series, and while I still want many answers, I have been okay with the slow burn.  At the halfway point here, I am worried that this mini-series will just set up the next big thing down the line, but the cool characters and intriguing story have me hooked.  So, let's see what we get in this issue...

Batman: Urban Legends #6 Review


Urban Decay

Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin, Matthew Rosenberg, Joshua Williamson, Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Eddy Barrows, Scot Eaton, Trevor Hairsine, Beln Ortega, Chris Sprouse, Marcus To
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: August 10, 2021

Since it began, I have enjoyed Urban Legends, but I am worried about going forward with the Grifter story over and the Red Hood story ending here.  That's future Jim problems, though, because I still get to talk about the final issue of Chip Zdarsky's Batman/Red Hood story and, you know, some other stuff. So let's see how it goes...

Detective Comics #1041 Review

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Dan Mora
Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Letters: Aditya Bidikar
Release Date: August 10th, 2021
Cover Price: $4.99

Roland Worth is just blowing up buildings and sewers all over the place and Hue Vile is infecting everybody you know and their mother. Our only hope is that this ends soon. Not for the characters but for us! I mean, it's not THAT bad but I feel like this has been dragged out for way too long.

I Am Batman #0 Review

The Past Is Prologue 

Written By: John Ridley
Art By: Travel Foreman, Norm Rapmund, Rex Lokus
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 10, 2021

Spinning out of the pages The Next Batman: Second Son we have Jace Fox in his own ongoing, exploring his past, his present, and his future as Batman. Let's jump into this issue and see what Jace will do now that he has found a secret armory in Foxtech, where his father, Lucius Fox used to design armor and weapons for Batman..... but if you've read the title...... or Future State, I'm pretty sure you already know what Jace will be up to going forward. Let's check it out as we explore more of Jace's past and his supporting characters.

Batman '89 #1 Review


It Feels Smaller Than The Movie, But It's Not Bad

Written By: Sam Hamm
Art By: Joe Quinones
Colors By: Leonardo Ito
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Art By: Joe Quinones
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 10, 2021

Batman '89 #1 takes readers back to Tim Burton's version of Gotham City for a continuation of the classic films. When the leaderless Joker Goons continue their crime spree across Gotham, D.A. Harvey Dent makes a hard push to rid Gotham of criminals AND vigilantes... starting with a campaign to get rid of Commissioner Jim Gordon.

The Joker #6 Review

The City Of Frights

Written By: James Tynion IV, Sam Johns
Art By: Guillem March, Arif Prianto, Tom Napolitano, Sweeney Boo, Ariana Maher
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 10, 2021

he hunt continues as former Commissioner Jim Gordon has decided that he's still after The Joker even though he was informed previously that The Joker had nothing to do with the A-Day attack on Arkham Asylum and that there was something bigger going on in Gotham City than a random attack from the Clown Prince of Crime. Let's hope everyone got the memo as The Joker also had the cannibalistic Texan crime family, The Sampsons on his tail as well as the daughter of Bane, Vengeance. Let's jump into this issue and see if Jim Gordon can not only figure out who actually attacked Arkham Asylum but who is also his mysterious benefactor who tasked him with hunting down The Joker. Let's check it out.