Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Harley Quinn #22 Review

  

  

Written by: Stephanie Phillips
Art by: Matteo Lolli, David Baldeón
Colors by: Rain Beredo
Letters by: AndWorld Design
Cover art by: Matteo Lolli, Rain Beredo
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 27, 2022

Harley Quinn #22 begins a new arc with Kevin heading into the frozen North looking for the League of Assassins and a Lazarus Pit to resurrect one Harley Quinn. Who murdered her and why is the mystery you never knew was waiting for you.

Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 Review

  

  

Written by: Bruce Campbell
Art by: Eduardo Risso
Colors by: Kristian Rossi
Letters by: Rob Leigh
Cover art by: Gary Frank
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 27, 2022

Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 takes readers back to the height of WWII when Sgt. Rock and Easy Company are brought into a secret mission - find and destroy Hitler's new factory that churns out zombie soldiers.

The Human Target #7 Review

  

  

Written by: Tom King
Art by: Greg Smallwood
Colors by: Greg Smallwood
Letters by: Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: Greg Smallwood
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: September 27, 2022

The Human Target #7 returns from a lengthy hiatus to continue Christopher Chance's investigation into his murder. When Fire takes center stage in Chance's adventure, the answers come hot and heavy, including the one answer that may end it all.

Superman: Space Age #2 Review

  

  

Written by: Mark Russell
Art by: Mike Allred
Colors by: Laura Allred
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
Cover art by: Mike Allred, Laura Allred
Cover price: $9.99
Release date: September 27, 2022

Superman: Space Age #2 regales readers with an 80-page tome about life in Metropolis and Gotham during the mid-1970s.

Blood Syndicate #5 Review


  
Written by: Geoffrey Thorne
Art by: Juan Castro
Colors by: Wil Quintana
Cover art by: Dexter Soy
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 27, 2022

Blood Syndicate #5 brings out the big guns when Rocket and Icon arrive to stop Holocaust's takeover of Paris Island. Did you not see this coming?

Action Comics #1047 Review




Making Warworld Earth's Problem


Written By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art By: Riccardo Federici, Lee Loughridge, Dave Sharpe, David Lapham, Trish Mulvihill
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: September 27, 2022


Action Comics #1047 is a bit of a cooldown issue for Superman.  Mongul is no more and with that Superman can finally return back home and not only see Lois, Jon, and all the people he's missed over that time, but he can get back to doing Superman things..... that is, until Dark Crisis rears its ugly head and snatches our Man of Steel away. Until then, let's jump into this issue and see what a post-Warworld Superman looks like and what he wants to do now that he's home. Let's check it out.

Task Force Z #12 Review




All Zombed Out


Written By: Matthew Rosenberg
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 27, 2022


Task Force Z #12 ends a year of zombie shenanigans with Two-Face and Red Hood, but now we've come to the end, and it's time to see if our so-called heroes will be able to stop the evil plans of Mr. Bloom and finally pull that evil weed at the root. In our previous issue, Bloom with the help of Gotham and Gotham Girl had incapacitated both Jason Todd and Harvey Dent but thankfully because of a dim-witted zombie and a well-placed bomb it looks like Red Hood will be able to get another shot at taking down our title's threat. Let's jump into this issue and see how Task Force Z ends.  

Tim Drake: Robin #1 Review



Tim Drake: Boat Guy


Written By: Meghan Fitzmartin
Art By: Riley Rossmo, Lee Loughridge, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 27, 2022


Tim Drake: Robin #1 has arrived!  It's finally time to get a new Robin series where the greatest of the Boy Wonders is featured front and center once again because everyone has their favorite Robin and reasons behind it...... it really doesn't matter because no one will ever compare to the great Tim Drake.  So yeah, you can say I'm a fan, but the only problem is...... Well, problems..... we have a weird-ass creative team bringing this book to life.  Let's jump into this Robin series and see if Meghan Fitzmartin can do something with our Boy Wonder that feels like it's the actual character or if she just makes significant changes out of nowhere without having any context behind it, or if she forgets huge pieces of continuity to fit the story being told..... not to mention, let's see if we can figure out this Riley Rossmo art.  Let's jump into this issue and hope for the best.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #4 Review

 


Written by: Meghan Fitzmartin
Art by: Laura Braga, Luis Guerrero, and Pat Brosseau
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 20, 2022
Reviewed by: Jon Wayne
WTF can anyone say about this book at this point? In a series that should be nothing but fun, I’m having absolutely none. I’ve said it before but Meghan Fitzmartin, a woman with a very thin track record in comics, was miscast as the writer here on a book as big as this one. She has consistently bitten off more than she can chew in terms of the meta-commentary, and it has never really landed in a way that makes sense, or that helps progress the story. But clearly “progressing the story” is a foreign concept to Fitzmartin because with only two issues left we’re going nowhere fast.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Titans United: Bloodpact #1 Review

  

  

Written by: Cavan Scott
Art by: Lucas Meyer
 Colors by: Tony Aviña
Letters by: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover art by: Eddy Barrows, Marcel Maiolo
Cover price: $3.99

Release date: September 20, 2022
Titans United: Bloodpact #1 pits the Titans against the Fearsome Five during a museum robbery. When the FF's benefactor for their late-night museum withdrawal is revealed to be Brother Blood and Mother Mayhem, a simple heist turns the world upside down.

Batman: One Bad Day - Two-Face #1 Review

  

  

Written by: Mariko Tamaki
Art by: Javier Fernandez
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Ariana Maher
Cover art by: Javier Fernandez, Jordie Bellaire
Cover price: $7.99
Release date: September 20, 2022

Batman: One Bad Day - Two-Face #1 finds Batman lending aid to a "reformed" Two-Face/Harvey Dent when Dent's father is determined to move forward with a birthday party clouded by threats of murder.

Harley Quinn: 30th Anniversary Special Review

  

  

Written by: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rafael Scavone, Stjepan Sejic, Stephanie Phillips, Kami Garcia, Paul Dini, Sam Humphries, Rob Williams, Cecil Castellucci, Mindy Lee, Terry Dodson
Art by: Chad Hardin, Rafael Albuquerque, Stjepan Sejic, Riley Rossmo, Mico Suayan, Jason Badower, Guillem March, Erica Henderson, John Timms, Dan Hipp, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Colors by: Alex Sinclair, Marcel Maiolo, Stjepan Sejic, Ivan Plascencia, Annette Kwok, Tomeu Morey, Erica Henderson, John Timms, Dan Hipp, Terry Dodson
Letters by: Dave Sharpe, Josh Reed, Pat Brosseau, Deron Bennett, Richard Starkings, Tyler Smith, Tom Napolitano, Saida Temofonte, Clayton Cowles
Cover price: $9.99
Release date: September 20, 2022 

Harley Quinn: 30th Anniversary Special brings together an army of creators to celebrate the (in)famous Clown Princess of Crime in ten short stories guaranteed to feature one Harley Quinn.

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #7 Review

  

  

Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Dan Mora
Colors by: Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by: Steve Wands
Cover art by: Dan Mora
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 20, 2022

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #7 (re)introduces the world to Superman's short-lived sidekick, the Boy Thunder. When a refugee from a doomed world travels through Hypertime to arrive on Earth, the World's Finest soon learns Superman's origin story isn't so unique.

The Flash #786 Review




The Fastest Family Alive


Written By: Jeremy Adams
Art By: Amancay Nahuelpan, Jeremy Cox, Peter Pantazis, Justin Birch
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 20, 2022


We're continuing our Dark Crisis tie-ins with this issue of The Flash and while I really thought that the Search For Barry Allen was our only tie-in for this title, it does make sense to continue on because since this series acknowledged Dark Crisis it would be silly to just go back to doing normal Flash things when we know that Deathstroke and his Secret Society are causing chaos all over the world. Now that Barry Allen has been freed from his dream world prison and is teaming up with Hal Jordan to free the rest of the Justice League it's time to see how the rest of the Flash Family are dealing with the Dark Crisis on the home front. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Wonder Woman #1 Review

 

The Dream is Over

Writer: Tini Howard & Dan Watters
Artist: Leila Del Duca & Brandon Peterson
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: September 13, 2022

These Dark Crisis: World's Without a Justice League tie-in books have not been great.  Taken as separate  Elseworld stories, they are harmless enough.  However, as main tie-ins to the Dark Crisis Event?  Yea, they kind of suck in that light.  So, does this Wonder Woman issue buck the trend or keep up with the shitty status quo?  Let's find out...

Batgirls #10 Review

  

  

Written by: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad
Art by: Neil Googe
Colors by: Rico Renzi
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Jorge Corona, Sarah Stern
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 13, 2022

Batgirls #10 continues the hunt for the Hill Ripper as Cassie and Steph work to crack a mysterious code found in their murdered neighbor's "eye." Meanwhile, Killer Moth makes a nuisance of himself, and Steph may have found a love interest.

The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 Review

  

  

Written by: Kenny Porter
Art by: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Colors by: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters by: Steve Wands
Cover art by: Max Fiumara
Cover price: $5.99
Release date: September 13. 2022

The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 ties into The Flash film (release date TBD) with a series of one-shots showcasing Flash's first experience with Central City's cast of villains as Barry Allen comes into his own as a hero.

The Jurassic League #5 Review

  

  

Written by: Daniel Warren Johnson, Juan Gedeon
Art by: Juan Gedeon 
Colors by: Mike Spicer
Letters by: Ferran Delgado
Cover art by: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 13, 2022

The Jurassic League #5 confronts the dino-allies with a malevolent entity born to destroy the world - Darkyloseid. Can the heroes band together to confront a common enemy, or will their conflicting priorities tear them apart?

Batman vs. Robin #1 Review

  

  

Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Mahmud Asrar
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Steve Wands
Cover art by: Mahmud Asrar, Nathan Faribairn
Cover price: $5.99
Release date: September 13, 2022

Batman vs. Robin #1 brings The World's Finest and Robin series together in an all-out battle between father and son. When Damian Wayne invades the Batcave in a bid to kill Batman, it's not just the forces that bind families together that are at stake. The very fabric of magic is in upheaval, tearing the world apart.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #15 Review




Giving Bendix A Beatdown


Written By: Tom Taylor
Art By: Cian Tormey, Scott Hanna, Federico Blee, Matt Herms, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 13, 2022


Superman: Son of Kal-El #15 gives the reader the final push against Henry Bendix and his dictatorship of Gamorra is on and Jon Kent and his Revolutionary friends are doing their damnedest to end this fight without bloodshed. It's just too bad that Henry Bendix is all too willing to use his puppet Post-Human army to their mortal end. That's where things get most disturbing because now that Henry Bendix knows that Superman's boyfriend Jay Nakamura is one of the team that's trying to take him down, Bendix transformed Jay's mother into a Post Human monster and intends to set his newest creation against her son. Let's jump into this issue and see how our heroes will end this conflict or if Henry Bendix gets the last laugh. Let's check it out.

I Am Batman #13 Review




The Question Is, Is That A Girl Wonder?


Written By: John Ridley
Art By: Christian Duce, Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Rex Lokus, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 13, 2022


I Am Batman #13 has the reader heading back to NYC to check in on Jace Fox and his role as New York's Batman. Previously we saw Renee Montoya show up as the Question looking to get Batman's help in finding out who killed Anarky back towards the beginning of this series and for some damn reason, all the clues point to the main nogoodnik detective that's been giving Detective Chubb and Batman a hard time throughout our Big Apple adventure. Let's see if things play out better than they seem where shoehorning a cop from New York to a murder in Gotham is our main story. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sword of Azrael #2 Review

 


Livin' on a Prayer

Writer: Dan Watters
Artist: Nikola Cizmesija, Marisa Louise, and Hassan Otsamane- Elhaou
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 6, 2022

I was shocked by how much I enjoyed the first issue of the Sword of Azrael.  I know that sounds kind of shitty, but it's the truth...I don't like Azrael.  I guess it's more accurate to say that I have no connection with the character, and quite frankly, what Dan Watters gave readers previous to this book was a bit of a snore fest.  Ok, now I know I sound shitty.  Let's jump into the review before I elevate myself to complete asshole!

Dark Knights of Steel: Tales From The Three Kingdoms #1 Review

 


A Squad, a Family and a Bane

Written by: Tom Taylor, C.S. Pacat & Jay Kristoff
Art by: Casper Wijingaard, Sean Izaakse &  Michele Bandini
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: September 6, 2022

Dark Knights of Steel: Tales From The Three Kingdoms #1 is a pleasant surprise since I have been enjoying Dark Knights of Steel a lot.  The main cover did have me fooled into thinking this might be a new young adult version of the title (which could be something DC might want to look into), but instead, it feels more like an Annual (wasn't Annuals Week last week?)  than anything else.  In it, we get three stories that flesh out some pretty cool things, and it's no surprise that Tom Taylor nails it again.  The problem, though, is he only does one of the stories.  So let's see how the whole package turned out...

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #4 Review

  
 
  

Written by: Stephanie Williams
Art by: Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, John Livesay
Colors by: Alex Guimãraes
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 6, 2022

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #4 ends the arc with a final confrontation between Nubia and Zillah for the right to be the sole possessor of Sekhmet's power.

Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #6 Review

  

  

Written by: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
Art by: Max Dunbar
Colors by: Sebastian Cheng
Letters by: Aditya Bidkikar
Cover art by: Max Dunbar, Sebastian Cheng
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 6, 2022

Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #6 concludes the arc as the Gotham AI plans to activate its nano-virus to enslave the free will of all Gothamites. Can Terry find the help he needs to put an end to the AIs plan?