Saturday, November 27, 2021

Aquaman / Green Arrow: Deep Target #2 Review


RIP Murray

Writer: Brandon Thomas
Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 24, 2021

I didn't know what to make of the first issue of this seven-issue series, but of course, Brandon Thomas has a whole lot of time to explain things still.  However, in an oversaturated market, you need to come out swinging and show the reader why they need to keep reading your book.  He does benefit from featuring two characters that no longer have solo titles, and having them do a Freaky Friday switcheroo is a cool concept, but for me, that's where the positives end.  For me to continue, I need some semblance of a story and more information.  Do we get that in this issue?  Let's find out...

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Catwoman #37 Review



Writer: Ram V
Artist: Nina Vakueva
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 24, 2021

Of all the writers having to stop their regular runs to tie into Fear State, I think that Ram V had it the worst.  He had based his run as a separate thing to the Batman book, playing with the supposed "Year Off" the two were having and was trying to set up some cool stuff for Selina, including getting more of her own Rogues Gallery.  Then DC announced that his run was ending with issue #38, so he had to tie in with Fear State while also trying to tie up his run.  That kind of sucks for a guy who was doing a decent job of things with Catwoman, but I guess that's what happens when you go and do a big Marvel book, right?  Let's get on with the review and see what Ram V could make of this whole Fear State thing...

DC vs. Vampires #2 Review


Daylight Savings Time

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV
Artist: Otto Schmidt
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 23, 2021

It's time to get back to the blood-sucking good time that is DC vs. Vampires.  In my review for the first issue, I wondered how a horror book would feel when we get to the middle of the summer, but this series has more of a DCeased feel than straight-up horror, and I'm okay with that, so far.  Sure, it didn't grab me as much as others, but I hope this issue does the trick. Well, did it?  Let's find out...

Detective Comics #1045 review

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist:  Dan Mora
Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Letters: Aditya Bidikar
Release Date: November 23rd, 2021
Cover Price: $4.99

In the last issue Batman and Nakano were trapped in the sewers after an explosion, and then attacked by colonies of little insect creatures thought to be the spawns of Hue Vile after they came out of their disgusting egg clusters. Bats was able to get them off of Nakano by tasering him, but also leaving Nakano unresponsive.

Harley Quinn #9 Review

Kevin Is The True Hero We Want and Deserve

Written By: Stephanie Phillips
Art By: Riley Rossmo
Colors By: Ivan Plasencia
Letters By: Deron Bennett
Cover Art By: Riley Rossmo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 23, 2021

Harley Quinn #9 continues its connection to Fear State with a split issue that tackles Harley's escort mission to get Ivy back to Queen Ivy to reunite the whole and save Gotham. Meanwhile, Kevin continues his hero's journey by saving trapped employees as S.A.F.E. HQ burns to the ground.

Checkmate #6 Review


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Alex Maleev, Lee Loughridge, Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 23, 2021

It's the ending to the mini that nobody asked for and the idea that it's ending is supremely crazy to me because for the last five issues and most of Event Leviathan, it hasn't felt like we've done anything but reveal Mark Shaw as the bad guy, which shocked everyone...... in how uneventful that reveal was because nobody cares about Mark Shaw and the majority of people have no idea who he is... So we've had that happen and it's been said that the agencies of the DC Universe were taken down, (even though they've all been pretty much fine for a long time now). Yeah, not a lot going on there and for this, we've had talks of "The Snowman's Ticket" which means nothing but Lois Lane's estranged brother Leonardo which makes no sense and means even less and the ultimate goal of Leviathan has been revealed to get the Heroes Network from the Hall of Justice. Let's just jump into this and end the pain.

Task Force Z #2 Review

Kobra Can't Catch A Break!

Written By: Mathew Rosenberg
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 23, 2021

It's time to jump back into the weird world of Jason Todd and his undead crew of Task Force Z. In the previous issue we were introduced to Project Halperin, a group that is experimenting with what seems to be all the rage right now in DC Comics, Lazarus Resin and in these experiments, they have brought back to life Bane, Arkham Knight and Man-Bat and these zombified baddies along with Mr. Bloom and led by Red Hood are sent out on missions that as of right now, are all about recovering stolen or manufactured Lazarus Resin..... and maybe get some redemption in the process. Let's jump back into this series and see how Jason Todd fairs against Mr. Freeze and the Arkham Knight, who previously was on her way to eat our former Robin. Let's check it out.

The Flash #776 Review

The Reader Is The Hero

Written By: Jeremy Adams
Art By: Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan, Jeremy Cox, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 23, 2021

Things have gotten crazy in the Flash which kind of sucks for Wally West who's back in scarlet, has his family back, and has a certain peace of mind since everything that happened to him over the last decade so I'm sure our Fastest Man Alive would like a little peace and quiet with his wife and kids but that's not the case when a cosmic glaive had fallen in Central City, which held Eclipso within it, before the dark being took over the Justice League baddie, Starbreaker. Yeah, things are pretty crazy and that was only the start for our hero because by the end of that issue Dr. Fate came and pulled him into a new world of crazy that we'll explore here on their hunt for Eclipso. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Robin #8 Review

Inner Demons

Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Gleb Melnikov, Max Dunbar, Hi-Fi, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 23, 2021

The death tournament of the League of Lazarus continues this issue but don't worry boys and girls, this island blood sport is coming to a close since in the previous issue we saw that the whole kit and caboodle was down to only Connor Hawke and our titular hero, Damian Wayne. Let's jump into this issue and see what Mother Soul's real plan is with this Kumite and how our Boy Wonder and his new friends will be able to stop it. Let's check it out.