Saturday, January 15, 2022

DC Comics Secret Origins Ep 13: Whiz Comics #2 (1940) ”Introducing Captain Marvel!”


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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1 Review


Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Scott Godlewski
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 11, 2022

Arguably, one of the most iconic and beloved stories in the DC Comics echelon of evergreen collections is the Great Darkness Saga of the Legion of Super-heroes. Despite the numerous iterations of the Legion over the last 40 years, the one thing that most collectors can agree on is that the classic Paul Levitz tale where the Legion battled a future resurrected Darkseid represents a high watermark in Legion lore. Given this reality, it is with a high degree of hope and anticipation that any new series that pits the future Legion of Super-heroes against the present-day Justice League as they battle a “Great Darkness” is going to get some attention. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Batgirls #2 Review

As Dramatic as TP'ing a High School Gym

Written by: Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad
Art by: Jorge Corona
Colors by: Sarah Stern
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: January 11, 2021

Batgirls #2 introduce the Batgirls to the Saints, a militant gang of killers for hire who believe Simon Saint is still alive and are devotees of his grand vision for Gotham. However, when Barbara sends the girls out to perform some recon, they find the local gang of robbers from issue #1 linked to the GCPD for some mysterious purpose. Meanwhile, Simon Saint is alive... or is he???

Robin & Batman #3 Review

The One Where A Robin Learns to Fly!

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Dustin Nguyen
Colors by: Dustin Nguyen
Letters by: Steve Wands
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: January 11, 2021

Robin & Batman #3 brings the run to a close with a final confrontation with Killer Croc after he learns Robin's true identity and a more profound conflict between Dick and the hero he's meant to be.

Batman: Urban Legends #11 Review

Half and Half

Writer: Vita Ayala, Mohale Mashigo, Mark Russell, Ram V
Artist: AnandRK, Nikola Cizmesija, Arist Deyn, Karl Mostert
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: January 11, 2022

Batman: Urban Legends #11 does something that I've been hoping would happen in a while.  We start four brand new stories this month, two of which are longer 6-issue minis.  Now, the danger of being stuck with a stinker for months is scary, but hopefully, that's not the case here.  Screw it, let's find out right now...

Detective Comics #1048 Review

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Ivan Reis
Colors: Danny Miki
Letters: Ariana Maher
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: January 11th, 2022

In the last issue all heck broke loose in Arkham Tower without context, going from its grand opening to weeks later where the patients had taken over. Finally, in Detective Comics #1048, we see what happened, but not all of it yet.

I Am Batman #5 Review

Goodbye Gotham

Written By: John Ridley
Art By: Christian Duce, Juan Ferreyra, Laura Braga, Rex Lokus, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 11, 2022

We're Gotham bound..... for now..... as we check back in on Jace Fox and how his adventures in being the Next Batman are going. Previously, we saw that while the Magistrate was believed to be dead and buried that the idea is still going strong and now looking like it might even go nationwide, but where we had Peacekeepers before, now we have bigger, badder Talos Troopers keeping the streets safe and at the end of the previous issue it looked like their first task was to end the new Batman once and for all. Let's jump into this issue and see how things work out.

Titans United #5 Review

Titans United #5 Review

Titans United #5 Review
Less Than Black Zero

Written By: Cavan Scott
Art By: Jose Luis, Jonas Trindade, Rex Lokus, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 11, 2022

The Tamaranean invasion has begun on Earth and while it looked like our Titans were going to be able to fight off the forces of Blackfire, it turned out that she had a secret weapon up her sleeve in the form of a brainwashed Superboy, now going by the 90's Hypertime name of Black Zero. It's just too bad that Starfire wasn't able to defend the world against her sister because sadly, Starfire was knocked unconscious along with Lady Vic when the two confronted each other. Let's jump into this issue and see if our heroes can overcome their brainwashed friend and fend off the planet from its invaders. Let's check it out.

The Joker #11 Review

Stabbed But Not Deterred 

Written By: James Tynion IV, Sam Johns
Art By: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Lorenzo Ruggiero, Adriano Di Benedetto, Arif Prianto, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Tom Napolitano, Belen Ortega, Alejandro Sanchez, Becca Carey
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: January 11, 2022

It's time for a joke as Jim Gordon continues his pursuit of the Clown Prince of Crime. In our previous issue, we saw a great big Network conspiracy in a secret lab that would make new villains based on the DNA of previous ones..... a lot like we see with Vengeance the Daughter of Bane, and while that was pretty big, it wasn't as huge as the Sampson Family showing up, stabbing Jim Gordon and kidnapping the Joker so that they could take him back to Texas and feast on the person that they believe killed their Uncle Billy. Let's jump into this issue and see what Jim Gordon will do next and find out more about our Punchline backup. Let's check it out.