Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #5 Review

Under the Bright Green Sun

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: $3.99
Release Date: November 16, 2021

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #5 takes one step closer towards Ruthye and Kara catching up with Kem when they take a billion steps back to the other side of the universe via a magical trap. Where they end up is a Kryptonian's worst nightmare, and it's up to Ruthye to take on the role of defender.

Nubia & The Amazons #2 Review

The First Rule of Fight Club

Written By: Stephanie Williams, Vita Ayala
Art By: Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales
Colors By: Emilio Lopez, Allen Passalaqua
Letters By: Becca Carey
Cover Art By: Alitha Martinez, Laura Martin
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 16, 2021

Nubia & The Amazons #2 follows life on Themyscira as Queen Nubia considers who will be her new champion to guard Doom's Door. While everyone blows off steam in the Paradise Island version of Fight Club, an old threat begins to slither its way through the unsuspecting Amazons.

Aquaman: the Becoming #3 Review

The Villain Revealed!

Written By: Brandon Thomas
Art By: Scott Koblish, Wade von Grawbadger
Colors By: Adriano Lucas, Alex Guimarães
Letters By: Andworld Design
Cover Art By: David Talaski
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 16, 2021

Aquaman: the Becoming #3 finds Jackson Hyde on the run from Atlantean security forces, trying to find a moment to heal and breathe. When he manages to make it all the way to the abandoned Teen Titans Tower, the mysterious figure who framed him is revealed.

Suicide Squad #9 Review

The Wrong Stuff

Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Dexter Soy, Marcelo Maiolo, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 16, 2021

Amanda Waller is on the run. After jailing Rick Flag, cloning Superboy, and being an all-around nut, it looks like everyone is gunning for The Wall and because of that, we have our team on Task Force X Island, an unknown place, where she continues to figure out her ultimate goal in making a world that's safe from everything.... and from what we saw the last issue, that somehow includes making zombies with Lazarus Resin. Let's jump into this issue and see where our adventures take us this time as Waller continues to get more and more bat shit, while Rick Flag puts together his own Suicide Squad to take his former boss down. Let's check it out.

Nightwing #86 Review


Back to Basics

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Robbi Rodriguez
Release Date: November 16, 2021
Cover Price: $3.99

Tom Taylor has been doing all he can to keep the momentum of his Nightwing book going during Fear State. Unfortunately, this so-called event hasn't had enough story for its flagship book, so these tie-ins are pretty much fighting for scraps.  Luckily, Tom Taylor has stuck to his game plan of fan-service feels, and it has given us some excellent Dick and Barbara moments.  While I can't wait to get back to the regular run, we have this one last issue to deal with so here we go...

Blue & Gold #4 Review



Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Dan Jurgens, Kevin Maguire, Ryan Sook, Norm Rapmund, and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 16, 2021

I love Booster and Beetle and am so glad we are getting an eight-issue mini of them doing good, old Blue and Gold stuff.  However, I need things to pick up a bit here at the halfway point because just having the boys back in town is wearing a bit thin.  Hopefully, this is the issue where things start hitting, and maybe, if I am lucky, Dan Jurgens stops it with the social media comments because, boy, are they distracting as hell!  Spoiler alert, I am not very lucky! So, let's get into the review...

Batman Secret Files: The Gardener #1 Review

Rooting For Ivy

Written By: James Tynion IV
Art By: Christian Ward, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: November 16, 2021

Even though we're almost out of Fear State and have had no real background on the new character The Gardener, who's someone who used to work with Poison Ivy, I guess this is a better late than never situation. It's time to learn the background of Dr. Bella Garten and see how she's not only connected to Poison Ivy's past but how she's a part of what's currently going on with her and what the future of Pamela Isley will hold. Let's jump into this Secret File and check it out.

Green Lantern #8 Review

A Tale Of Two Guardians

Written By: Geoffrey Thorne
Art By: ChrisCross, Marco Santucci, Juan Castro, Michael Atiyeh, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: November 16, 2021

The Green Lanterns have been hurting lately, with the attack on Oa and the Central Power Battery being destroyed, leaving our heroes powerless besides for a select few who are a little different than the rest including Jo Mullein, Teen Lantern, and Hal Jordan. Since that start, we've seen this book become two stories wherein one we see John Stewart going off to help Kilowog, while the New God Lonar tries to get John back to his Mosaic godhood and our second tale is all about Jo Mullein getting to the bottom of who the attacker was. Let's jump into this issue and see where these two bits take us.

Batman #117 Review


Such a Sad State of Affairs

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Jorge Jimenez, Tomeu Morey, and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: November 16, 2021

Batgirls Backup
Writers: Becky Cloonan & Michael Conrad
Artist: Jorge Corona, Sarah Stern, and Becca Carey

It's time for the Fear State finale, and if you are like me, you've been waiting for it to start! But, unfortunately, the concept and actual villain of Fear State has been a convoluted mess, and while there are a bunch of tie-ins involved, there was never much for them to do since this main book didn't do much of anything itself.  So, do things suddenly change and give us an ending that makes it all worthwhile?  Let's find out...

Justice League #69 Review

I Fold

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V
Art By: Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, Hi-Fi, Josh Reed, Sumit Kumar, Jose Marzan Jr., Romulo Fajardo Jr., Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: November 16, 2021

Even though the timeline doesn't add up, we've got the continuation of Checkmate in the pages of the Justice League, even though we still don't know the outcome of that book....... Well, technically, I guess we can say that our heroes beat Leviathan and are now being hunted down by fake Deathstrokes for some reason and it's going to take the combined efforts of both this secret sect and our Justice League... and Leonardo Lane too I guess, to get to the bottom of what this new big bad is planning. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 Review

I'm So Excited!

Written By: Tom Taylor
Art By: John Timms, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 16, 2021

Jon Kent's been Superman for a minute now but maybe he needs at least two minutes to get this Man of Steel thing right because one of the first things he did was fly to the island nation of Gammora and confront their President, Henry Bendix, who, for the last couple of issues has been dead set in taking this new Superman down for meddling in his "Post-Human" affairs. When we left the previous issue we saw Jon get blasted with a solar beam that put his powers into overdrive. Let's jump into this issue and see if our new Superman can slow down and get his powers under control....... and maybe get a smooch too. Let's check it out.

Monday, November 15, 2021

DC Comics Weekly Recap & Review Show Ep 385: Batman Legends New & Old, Dum Feels, Warworld Vacation & Joker Recaps


DC Comics galore with six books and plenty of fun, fun, fun...


0:00:00 - Intro

0:11:55 - Batman Urban Legends #9

1:09:36 - I Am Batman #3

1:28:48 - The Joker #9

1:59:57 - Action Comics #1036

2:27:40 - Black Manta #3

2:46:48 - Wonder Woman #781

Show Links:

Patreon  (patreon.com/weirdscience) to support us and get tons more shows!

This Week's Patreon Spotlight: Titans United #3 & Justice League Last Ride #7

Manga Podcast - Weird Science Manga Podcast 

Marvel Podcast - Weird Science Marvel Comics Podcast 

Youtube Channel - Weird Science Comics