Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Batman #116 Review



Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: November 2, 2021

I have not been a fan of this whole Fear State "Event" and am glad it's almost over.  I have pointed out my problems with it in my past reviews, but the biggest one is that not much has happened.  Sure, everyone is shouting out their big plans and ideas, but we've gotten a lot of chasing Peacekeeper-01 and not a ton more. In addition, Batman doesn't feel like a significant player in his book, and other characters pop in and out of the story in haphazard ways.  Eventually, this lack of story is going to come calling, and that happens this issue. 

Dark Knights of Steel #1 Review


Dark Knights & Kings

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Yasmine Putri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 2, 2021

I have been looking forward to this book for a while now because I love DC Comics, and I love fantasy stories, and we rarely get both together.  Well, we get both here and written by one of my favorite writers, Tom Taylor! So, it has to rule, right?  Let's find out...

The Human Target #1 Review

Play With Fire And You're Bound To Get... Poisoned?!?

Written By: Tom King
Art By: Greg Smallwood
Colors By: Greg Smallwood
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Cover Art By: Greg Smallwood
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 2, 2021

The Human Target #1 (re) introduces readers to Christopher Chance, a man who's made a career out of disguising himself as the target of assassination attempts to save lives and thwart killers. When his latest mission seemingly goes well, he soon learns he dodged one bullet in favor of another and the prime suspects are people he knows.

The Swamp Thing #9 Review

Finally, A Story Worth Telling

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: November 2, 2021

The Swamp Thing #9 puts Jennifer Reece squarely in the hands of the Prescot Corporation as the entire motivation behind their interest in Swamp Thing is revealed. When Jennifer learns what her company is up to, Levi and Jacob arrive to do the right thing from opposite ends of the moral spectrum.

Arkham City: The Order Of The World #2 Review

Watters finds his vision for the story

Written By: Dan Watters
Art By: Dani
Colors By: Dave Stewart
Letters By: Aditya Bidikar
Cover Art By: Sam Wolfe Connelly
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 2, 2021

Arkham City: The Order Of The World #2 clears away the convoluted gloom of the first issue to focus on Dr. Jacosta Joy's near-sociopathic desire to help her patients at the potential cost of Gotham City citizens' lives. When her secretly-housed patient, the Ten Eyed Man, shows signs his sight might actually be preternatural, the race is on to find the remaining patients before Azrael's flaming sword can find them first.

Teen Titans Academy #7 Review

Don't Ever Go Against The Family

Written By: Tim Sheridan
Art By: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Alex Sinclair, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 2, 2021

It's still summer break for our Teen Titans Academy students and as we saw in the previous issue our trip to Nyack, New York is a trip that's going to focus heavily on Gorilla Gregg...... since his Uncle, Gorilla Grodd decided to take over that same small village that our students just so happened to be at and it's there where it looks like Gorilla Gregg is going to team up with his villainous relative to help take over the world. Let's jump into this issue and see if our Academy students can get to the bottom of this. Let's check it out.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

RWBY / Justice League #7 Review


Written By: Marguerite Bennett
Art by: Meghan Hetrick
Colors By: Hi-Fi
Letters By: Gabriela Downie and Becca Carey
Cover By: Mirka Andolfo
Cover Price: $3,99
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Reviewed By: Michael G

Our heroes are on clean-up duty after their battle against Starro, goodbyes are seen but not heard, and an issues-long mystery gets ignored in a wholly underwhelming conclusion to a series that had so much potential.