Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Nightwing #83 Review

 


Grayson's Billions

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas, and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 18, 2021


I was so pumped when I heard Tom Taylor was going to write my favorite character, Nightwing.  The book had been shit for far too long, and Taylor is one of my favorite writers.  After loving the first issue, though, I haven't been digging the series as much as I'd hoped as Taylor keeps playing it safe each issue with fan service moments that feel like they are there to hide the fact that not much story has been going on.  So, after finding out that Dick has a long-lost sister in Melinda (not a huge fan), what do we get this month?  Let's find out...

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #3 Review

 

Did I Pick Up An Issue Of Strange Adventures By Mistake?

Written By: Tom King
Art By: Bilquis Evely
Colors By: Matheus Lopes
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Art By: Bilquis Evely, Matheus Lopes
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 17, 2021

Superman and the Authority #2 Review

 


Trolls, Flags, and Parties, Oh My!

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Evan Cagle, Mikel Janin, Fico Ossio, Travel Foreman, Jordie Bellaire, Sebastian Cheng, Dave Stewart, Alex Sinclair, and Steve Wands
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 17, 2021

I enjoyed the first issue of Superman and the Authority way more than I expected I would. Unfortunately, the timeline is a bit wonky because it is a 5G book thrown into Infinite Frontier, but Grant Morrison did a good enough job to keep it flowing smoothly.  With the limited space he is playing with, I expect to get the rest of the team this issue, and I am pretty pumped for that. So let's find out what's up with Superman and the Authority...

Catwoman #34 Review

 


Shot in the Dark

Writer: Ram V
Artist: Fernando Blanco
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 18, 2021

We are almost at the big Fear State Crossover, and it felt kind of like nobody told Ram V the schedule.  The last issue felt like he suddenly had to put 10 lbs of story into a 5 lb bag, but hopefully, that pays dividends starting now.  Plus, Mr. V ended the issue with Batman saving Catwoman, and how crazy is that?!?  So, does this issue take advantage of all that setup and hit hard?  Let's find out...

Batman/Catwoman #6 Review




Cat Ornaments And Where They Came From


Written By: Tom King
Art By: Clay Mann, Tomeu Morey, Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 17, 2021


It's been two months since our previous issue of Batman/Catwoman and in that time..... Well, I kind of forgot that this was a book but beyond that, within that time I'm sure many people have wondered about Helena Wayne's pursuit to find out if her mother Selina killed the Joker in the future, what was going on with drunk Selina in the past and what was the next move in killing the Joker when it looked like Selina decided to team up with Phantasm in our present. Hopefully, all these answers are here since we had to wait so long so let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Shazam! #2 Review




The Hell You Say!


Written By: Tim Sheridan
Art By: Clayton Henry, Marcelo Maiolo, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 17, 2021


Something weird is going on with the power of Shazam! and now Billy Batson is going to get to the bottom of it..... and I do mean bottom since it seems that one of the big things affecting his transformation and individual powers is that the Rock of Eternity had plunged from the center of the Multiverse into the underworld hellscape and now it's up to Billy and a Titans Academy magical chum named Dane to get to hell and somehow put the Rock back where it belongs. Let's jump into this issue and see how Hell affects our two heroes on their journey. Let's check it out.

Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1 Review




An Insane Posse Of Clowns


Written By: Ed Brisson
Art By: Rosi Kampe, Andrew Dalhouse, Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 17, 2021


We have another Batman Secret Files this week and while these one-shots have been featuring characters that don't get a lot of love in comics normally, with stories that vary in how much they want to expand on the character, I'm hoping that this one makes people care about Clownhunter again because while it feels like Bao Pham made a decent splash in the aftermath of the Joker War, it feels like we're so far removed from that now that the idea of a Clownhunter comes off as almost odd....... but maybe this one-shot will get us... or maybe just me back on the Clownhunter trolley. So let's look at what this issue has to offer.

The Flash #773 Review




The Heat Is On


Written By: Jeremy Adams
Art By: Will Conrad, Alex Sinclair, Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 17, 2021


Let's go visit our fastest man alive and see what he's up to now that he's got a new job and has to balance that workload with family and being The Flash. Previously we saw that things might heat up when Heatwave got some bad news about his health and decided to burn the hospital down for the information. Let's jump into this issue and see if Wally West can calm Mick Rory down and figure out why he's decided that the world can burn once again. Let's check it out.

Monday, August 16, 2021

PREVIEW: Catwoman #34

 


Writer: Ram V
Artist: Fernando Blanco
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 18, 2021

The Magistrate comes to Gotham, and Alleytown stands as the last place in the city untouched by their totalitarian forces. But being the last bastion of freedom in a police state makes Selina’s kingdom most inviting for Gotham’s rogues! Surrounded on all sides by law enforcement gone bad, and facing a potential invasion by the city’s villains, Catwoman finds herself fearing that her quest to keep Alleytown safe could instead lead to its demise…but all is not lost, as Batman arrives in Alleytown, breaking his and Selina’s vow to give one another a one-year break.

PREVIEW: Superman and the Authority #2

 


Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Evan Cagle, Mikel Janin, Fico Ossio
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 18, 2021

Clark Kent and Manchester Black continue to put Superman’s new team together, even though keeping Black in check seems like just as difficult a job as convincing the new recruits to come along. The pair hits different parts of the world looking for different types of heroes. While Midnighter, Apollo, and Natasha Irons only need to tie up some loose ends before getting on board, the Enchantress is going to be a little harder. Superman is going to have to set her free from a deadly illusion hell-bent on destroying her before she can help him save the universe.

PREVIEW: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #3

 


Writer: Tom King
Artist: Bilquis Evely
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 18, 2021

Supergirl’s journey across the cosmos continues! Her hunt to bring the killer Krem to justice brings her and the young alien in her care to a small planet, where they discover that there are still some very small minds, even on the outer edges of the galaxy. The cold welcome the locals give the Woman of Steel makes her suspicious enough to go looking for secrets they want to keep buried, and what she finds is nothing short of horrifying. Can she and Ruthye get off the planet alive now that these deadly sins have been exposed?

PREVIEW: Nightwing #83


 

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo, Cian Tormey
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 18, 2021

It’s a fight for the soul of the city! Now that Dick Grayson has inherited more money than he could possibly need, he has an idea on how he can help the city with it-and it’s time for him to announce it to the world! But with Bl├╝dhaven's so beyond saving, what idea does he have that could possible save it? Meanwhile, an unexpected figure comes into play with a plan to buy the city (and all the power that goes with it) from Blockbuster. Things are about to get messy for new public figure Dick Grayson, but maybe he can enlist some help from his “friend” Nightwing!

PREVIEW: Batman/Catwoman #6





Written By: Tom King
Art By: Clay Mann, Tomeu Morey, Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 17, 2021

As mysteries deepen, so do resentments. Throughout her life, Catwoman’s actions have caused many close to her to doubt her motivations. Bruce Wayne, Phantasm, and now her daughter have all had their suspicions about her deals with The Joker. And when she killed the old clown, did it trigger this feline’s ninth life? Or maybe it was really over all those years ago, the first time Phantasm drew her blood and Batman had to face a harsh truth. There are big revelations waiting to be found here at the halfway point in Tom King and Clay Mann’s final word on the Bat/Cat romance!

PREVIEW: The Flash #773





Written By: Jeremy Adams
Art By: Will Conrad, Alex Sinclair, Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 17, 2021

On the loose and bent on destruction, Heatwave’s return couldn’t come at a worse time for Wally West. Now that the onetime Kid Flash has retaken the mantle of the Fastest Man Alive, he’s also taken a new job at Mr. Terrific’s Holt Industries. But all of that gets put on the back burner, when the Flash must outrace the flames of one of his greatest foes and figure out why the once-reformed rogue has gone bad again.

PREVIEW: Shazam! #2





Written By: Tim Sheridan
Art By: Clayton Henry, Marcelo Maiolo, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 17, 2021

Hell is full of temptations and distractions as Billy Batson searches for the missing Rock of Eternity, alongside his guide from Teen Titans Academy, the mystical and mysterious Dane. Earth’s Mightiest Mortal must face demons and would-be kings of the underworld. But even with the power of Shazam, Billy finds himself outwitted and outmatched, until Dane reveals a secret that will change his relationship with Billy and the new Teen Titans Academy forever.

PREVIEW: Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1





Written By: Ed Brisson
Art By: Rosi Kampe, Andrew Dalhouse, Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 17, 2021

Clownhunter’s brutal mission to hunt down all the clowns from The Joker War continues! The untrained but focused vigilante stalks a boss-level clown, but his luck might be running out as he walks into an ambush set by Punchline! In a horrific parallel to his days at Gotham Academy, Clownhunter finds himself overwhelmed and outgunned...just the type of odds he likes!