Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Infinite Frontier #5 Review


Dead End

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Tom Derenick, Jesus Merino, Paul Pelletier
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 31, 2021

Infinite Frontier has been one of the better books coming out from DC since Death Metal and Future State ended.  It feels significant and is also fun and filled with fantastic characters.  Now, it does look like this 6-issue mini is only the start and is setting up the next thing (Justice League Incarnate), but it has still been great, and I hope that continues here.  Let's get into it...

Batman: Fear State: Alpha #1 Review


I am Scared Now

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Riccardo Federici
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 31, 2021

Fear State is finally here...almost.  I say that because this book is a setup issue for the whole thing, and boy, if you could get a nickel for every time that 'fear state" and "future state" are said in this alpha issue, you might have as much money as James Tynion is getting for going over to Substack! But, of course, if the rumors are true, that would be impossible!  So, how does the start of James Tynion's last Batman story fare?  Let's find out...

Midnighter 2021 Annual #1 Review

Time Is On Nobody's Side

Written By: Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad
Art By: Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: August 31, 2021

The story that couldn't just be a backup is here with an Annual to finish our story or at least get it started for Future State..... or however that time travel paradox nonsense works. Previously, in our Action Comics Midnighter backup, we had Midnighter and Shilo Norman fighting the forces of Andrej Trojan.... which were just essential vehicles with faces stretched over them and when things started to look grim, Apollo showed up to save the day. Let's see if Apollo continues to save the day and if the time travel bits of this book becomes more than a headache. Let's check it out.

Wonder Girl #3 Review

Sometimes Pretty Eyes And a Flashy Smile Aren't Enough

Written By: Joëlle Jones
Art By: Joëlle Jones, Adriana Melo
Colors By: Jordie Bellaire
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 31, 2021

In Wonder Girl #3, Yara Flor makes her way out of the plane crash from the end of issue #2 to suddenly be caught in a love triangle of sorts between Eros and João. However, Eros's interest is more than personal as he's been sent to bring Yara before her Olympian benefactress. Meanwhile, Cassie and Artemis team up to find Yara before any more damage is done.

Teen Titans Academy #6 Review

Well I'll Be A Monkey's Nephew

Written By: Tim Sheridan
Art By: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Ulises Arreola, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 31, 2021

Let's head back to school..... or more like summer vacation since this book's scheduling is completely messed up and our kids have four issues of actual school and get to summer when summer is about to be over...... We're heading to Teen Titans Academy where hopefully we'll be getting less Red X and more of the many new characters that we've only really seen in the background. Let's check this out and see if our kids learn to love, laugh, and another L word over their summer break.