Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Batgirls #3 Review

When Everybody Has Your Attention, Nobody Has Your Attention

Written by: Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad
Art by: Jorge Corona
Colors by: Sarah Stern, Ivan Plascencia
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Jorge Corona, Sarah Stern
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: February 8, 2022

Batgirls #3 begins to unravel Tudor's (gas)tly machinations when it's discovered he uses a potent mixture of Fear Toxin, Laughing Gas, and modern art to hypnotize the susceptible citizens of Gotham. What will the Batgirls do when one of their own falls under the Tutor's spell?

Batman: Urban Legends #12 Review


Not so Legendary

Writer: Vita Ayala, Mohale Mashigo, Mark Russell, Ram V
Artist: AnandRK, Nikola Cizmesija, Arist Deyn, Karl Mostert
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: February 8, 2022

I will be quite honest with everyone.  I would have dropped it from my pull list months ago if I weren't reviewing this book.  I have never liked every story in any single issue, and at $8 a pop, it doesn't make sense hanging on.  I am reviewing it, though, and we have a rarity of sorts this month.  Every story continues from last month, so you are in for a treat if you enjoyed everything.  If you didn't?  Well, things might be rough...

Detective Comics #1052 Review


It Doesn't Matter

Written by: Mariko Tamaki, Mathew Rosenberg
Art by: Max Raynor, Luis Guerrero, Ariana Maher, Jordie Bellaire, and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 8, 2022

I am still waiting for this Tower story to hook me.  It's going along at a snail's pace and seems to lose focus and not follow up on important details with every issue.  Hopefully, now that we've hit the midway point, that will all change.  Let's find out!

Batman/Catwoman #10 Review

The Joke's On Us

Written By: Tom King
Art By: Clay Mann, Tomeu Morey, Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 8, 2022

Our three-tiered story continues this issue with the past, present, and future all converging on Selina and the Joker..... which is weirdly one of the big problems with this book. It should really be called Catwoman/Joker at this point as Batman has taken a backseat the entire time and the big Phantasm push into main continuity went nowhere before she was possibly killed in the previous issue. Let's continue our path and see how the timelines converge as Catwoman continues to pummel the Joker and Huntress of the future chases after her murdering mother. Let's check it out.

I Am Batman #6 Review

Taking A Bite Out Of The Big Apple

Written By: John Ridley
Art By: Ken Lashley, Rex Lokus, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 8, 2022

It's time for a whole new chapter in the life of Jace Fox in his role as the Next Batman because as we saw in the previous issue, the majority of the Fox Family have moved from Gotham to New York City to get special physical therapy for Tam Fox and our Batman has gone with them to clean up the streets of the Big Apple. Let's jump into this issue and see what this next chapter holds for Jace and if any the that Gotham crazy has come with him. Let's check it out.

The Joker #12 Review


Written By: James Tynion IV, Sam Johns
Art By: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Arif Prianto, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Tom Napolitano, Belen Ortega, Alex Guimaraes, Becca Carey
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: February 8, 2022

The hunt for the Joker continues this issue, where we previously saw Commissioner Gordon trying to get sidelined by his daughter Barbara, Cassie Cain, and Julia Pennyworth. You see, these three were going to continue our former Commissioner's quest by taking his place, but old Jim wasn't about to let that happen. To make sure everything went the way he wanted he's contacted Harvey Bullock to back him up and the two are on their way to the Sampson Family Farm to confront Cressida, the woman associated with the Court of the Owls, and also...... hopefully stop the Sampson Family from eating the Clown Prince of Crime. Let's jump into this issue and see where our story goes.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #8 Review

Can't Protect Everyone

Written By: Tom Taylor
Art By: Cian Tormey, Raul Fernandez, Federico Blee, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 8, 2022

Jon Kent has been making major moves in showing us what kind of Superman he wants to be while his father is away on Warworld and in doing so we're seeing that's more involved with the smaller scale of making sure that people have their rights and are being treated decently than simply punching asteroids in space and while this aspect has shown us how naive Jon can be at times, it's a learning curve that I've enjoyed seeing. Previously though, we saw Jon and Jackson Hyde trying to reroute an awakened kaiju from heading to Metropolis only to have their peaceful acts disrupted by the trigger-happy Post-Human group known as the Gamorra Corps. Let's jump into this issue and see if Superman can save the day and make sure the violence is stopped before things get out of hand.

Titans United #6 Review

The Enemy of My Enemy

Written By: Cavan Scott
Art By: Jose Luis, Jonas Trindade, Rex Lokus, Carlos M. Mangual
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 8, 2022

Our story that I'm calling a Hypertime tale that seems to just be a part of the Titans TV show Universe while taking some liberties continues this issue with what we previously saw where the Titans were overcome by their brainwashed companion Superboy, who is now going by his 90's Hypertime name, Black Zero. Our heroes' only hope is the unconscious Starfire, who previously was fighting Lady Vic. Hopefully, the Princess wakes up in time to save her teammates. Let's jump into this issue and see if we get any answers to this story that just seems to keep adding elements.

Justice League 2022 Annual #1 Review

The Trouble With Time

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Sanford Greene, Matt Herms, Josh Reed
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: February 8, 2022

The Justice League Annual that was delayed is finally here and while we already have an issue of Justice League Vs. Legion of Super-Heroes out, this annual is a prelude to that story, while also masquerading as the return of Wonder Woman to the team..... so yeah, that just feels so out of place now for how long she's been back. So with delays aside, let's see if this Annual can bring us anything of merit or if it plays out like most of the Justice League stories over the past year. Let's check it out.