Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Justice League Incarnate #3 Review


The MetaCurse

Writer: Dennis Culver, Joshua Williamson
Artist: Andrei Bressan, Todd Nauck, Ariel Olivetti, Nik Virella
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: January 5, 2022

Joshua Williamson is in charge of this big thing DC call Infinite Frontier, and I think he is up for the task.  He and Dennis Culver might not have put their best feet forward, but I have high hopes it will all hit big down the line.  Unfortunately, in the here and now, this Justice League Incarnate book feels like it could go off the rails at any second.  So let's talk about Justice League Incarnate #3...

Dark Knights of Steel #3 Review


Not so Super

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Yasmine Putri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 5, 2022

Dark Knights of Steel has quickly become one of my favorite DC Comics.  Tom Taylor takes the Elseworlds concept of a medieval DCU and makes it work through his character and story choices.  After the last issue, I couldn't wait for this issue and now that it's here, let's see if it's as good or even better than what led up to it.

Batman #119 Review


Dark Side of the Gloom

Writer: Karl Kerschl, Joshua Williamson
Artist: Mikel Janin, Karl Kerschl, Jorge Molina
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: January 4, 2022

It's funny how each new run of Batman is a reaction to the previous one.  James Tynion replaced Tom King and added so many characters to the book, which fixed what some thought was missing in King's run.  However, Joshua Williamson is already praised for narrowing the focus back to just Batman.  I guess that's just the way things work out.  I liked the first issue of Williamson's run because it set up a cool mystery and had a sexy Lex Luthur for the cliffhanger.  So, does Batman #119 continue the fun?  Let's find out...

One Star Squadron #2 Review

Minute Man Is In Pain, And So Are We

Written by: Mark Russell
Art by: Steve Lieber
Colors by: Dave Stewart
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
Cover art by: Steve Lieber, Dave Stewart
Cover price: $3.99

One Star Squadron #2 follows Minute Man on his desperately drug-addicted attempts to make some spare cash to fuel his Miraclo pill habit and get the public respect he insists he deserves. In the end, we witness a has-been hero rapidly spiraling toward rock bottom.

Arkham City: The Order of the World #4 Review

There Is No Order In This World

Written by: Dan Watters
Art by: Dani
Colors by: Dave Stewart
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
Cover art by: Sam Wolfe Connelly
Cover price by: $3.99
Release date: January 4, 2022

Arkham City: The Order of the World #4 challenges Dr. Jacosta Joy's world view by showing her the ghost of Amadeus Arkham does exist (or does it?) while Azrael continues hunting down former Arkhamites, putting Dr. Joy directly in his path.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #6 Review

Kidnappings And Heart Stealing

Written By: Tom Taylor
Art By: John Timms, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 4, 2022

Let's get back to Superman: Son of Kal-El, but where I was hoping on picking up after where we left off in the Annual, we're continuing this series proper, where Jon Kent and Jay Nakamura will try to get to the bottom of what Henry Bendix is up to and how the duo can take down the Island Nation of Gamorra, where Bendix is making Post-Humans and now threatening our new Superman. Let's jump into this Lex Luthor-less issue and see what Jon's next step is. Let's check it out.

Suicide Squad #11 Review

Marvel Vs. DC

Written By: Robbie Thompson, Dennis Hopeless
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Dexter Soy, Marcelo Maiolo, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 4, 2022

We're coming down to the eleventh hour for Amanda Waller because Rick Flag and his Suicide Squad are making their way to Task Force X Island to get revenge and justice against the rogue leader of the Suicide Squad. Maybe though, The Wall will be able to fulfill her plan of getting everything she needs to cross over to Earth-3 so that she can start building a world that she feels she deserves. Let's jump into this issue and see what's what.