Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Harley Quinn #12 Review

Make It Make Sense!

Written by: Stephanie Phillips
Art by: Riley Rossmo
Colors by: Ivan Plascencia
Letters by: Andworld Design
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: February 22, 2022

Harley Quinn #12 puts Harley on a train track to destruction as a bomb-strapped locomotive hurtles toward the city while Kevin is helplessly tied to the tracks. Can Harley Quinn do the impossible to save her friend and the train depot?

The Human Target #5 Review

Trashier Than The Pulp

Written by: Tom King
Art by: Greg Smallwood
Colors by: Greg Smallwood
Letters by: Clayton Cowles
Cover price: $4.99
Release Date: February 22, 2022
The Human Target #5 follows the trail of Christopher Chance's (unintentional?) killer when the trail of money and poisonous ingredients leads him to the mind-reading prowess of Martian Manhunter. What secrets will Christopher learn and which ones will he give away to the Justice League's most powerful psychic?

Aquamen #1 Review

Will The Real Aquaman Please Stand Up?

Written by: Chuck Brown, Brandon Thomas
Art by: Sami Basri
Colors by: Adriano Lucas
Letters by: Andworld Design
Cover art by:  Travis Moore, Adriano Lucas
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: February 22, 2022

Aquamen #1 picks up after the events of Aquaman: The Becoming and Black Manta’s solo series when a new threat emerges, turning ordinary surface dwellers into raging, violent fanatics in the name of Atlantis. What's behind this mass hysteria and how can the Aquamen stop it?

DC vs. Vampires #5 Review


Vamping It Up

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV
Artist: Simone Di Meo, Otto Schmidt
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 22, 2022

After not liking the first issue much, this series has become one of my favorites.  It is on my $25 Do-or-Die Pull List (see our podcast if you are interested in what that is), and I look forwards to each issue as they come out.  So, does this issue continue upping the ante for me?  Let's find out!

Catwoman #40 Review



Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: Nico Leon
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 22, 2022

I enjoyed the first issue of Tini Howard's new Catwoman run.  She tapped into Genevieve Valentine's Catwoman, which I loved, and has Selina going against some of Gotham's more seedy characters.  The funny thing is that using Valentine's run as a significant backdrop to this story feels like a reset of what happened after it, namely Tom King's Bat/Cat stuff.  I'm not saying it erases it, because it doesn't, just that Selina feels like she has woken up from a long sleep and is dangerous again.  Whether that ends up being a good or a bad thing remains to be seen, but let's dive into Catwoman #40 and see how Tini Howard's second issue plays out.

Detective Comics #1054 Review



Writer: Matthew Rosenberg, Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Fernando Blanco, Max Raynor
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 22, 2022

I liked the last issue of Detective Comics more than most of the others, but the bar has been set way low since the start of this weekly "event."  Mariko Tamaki has struggled with pacing this weekly book and keeps losing focus on big and small details throughout.  Let's see how this one turns out...

Aquaman / Green Arrow: Deep Target #5 Review


Land of the Get Lost
Writer: Brandon Thomas
Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 22, 2022

This book has been something else.  Freaky Friday body-switching, changed timelines, and dinosaur people, oh my.  That might sound like fun, but Brandon Thomas does all of it without much overall explanation or reason to care.  So, how does this issue plays out after the last issue's crazy cliffhanger?  Let's find out!

Action Comics #1040 Review

The Power Of Hope

Written By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Shawn Aldridge
Art By: Riccardo Federici, Lee Loughridge, Dave Sharpe, Adriana Melo, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: February 22, 2022

Let's head on back to Warworld to continue our adventure in seeing Superman & The Authority try and liberate the slaves of this planet killer and in the process takedown Mongul and all his power. Previously we saw Superman taking some lumps because he's still acting like a god among men, but that will hopefully be remedied with a little help from his fellow captors, who look like some of Superman's hope is starting to rub off on them. Deeper in the bowels of Warworld, Midnighter is gathering support in his revolution so that Apollo and him.... and maybe the rest of his team can get the hell off this hellhole. Let's jump into this issue and see if Superman's progress continues.

Teen Titans Academy #12 Review

Red X Revealed!

Written By: Tim Sheridan
Art By: Tom Derenick, Rafa Sandoval, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 22, 2022

Let's head back to class as we try to discover the mystery of who Red X really is... but unlike previous issues where it seemed to promise this revelation, this issue actually does it. Beyond Red X though, we previously saw Titans Tower on the verge of collapse and now our heroes have to make sure that everyone gets out of the building alive..... and hopefully unscathed. Let's check out this issue.

Robin #11 Review

Shadows And Dusk

Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Gleb Melnikov, Luis Guerrero, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 22, 2022

The Lazarus Island Tournament is over and now we're on our way to the Shadow War, but we're not quite there yet. In the previous issue, we saw Damian's grandmother, Mother Soul play some mind games with him to try and get the youth on her side by showing her the history of the Al Ghuls, even if it kind of changed what we've had for decades. Damian stood firm with his convictions and with the help of his friends was able to overcome Mother Soul, now let's see what happens now that Ra's Al Ghul and Talia Al Ghul have come to the island to stop Mother Soul themselves. Let's check it out.

Task Force Z #5 Review


Written By: Matthew Rosenberg
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Matt Santorelli, Jack Herbert, Adriano Lucas, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 22, 2022

Let's jump back into Gotham to see how well Jason Todd is faring in his attempt to lead a team of dead super-villains that have been reanimated with Lazarus Resin. Previously we saw that Two-Face was the man behind Jason's recruitment and all the missions he's been on but we also learned that Amanda Waller was shutting him down. Not only that though, but there's also seems to be another team that our Z squad has to go up against and it looks like it might be pretty dangerous since it's led by KGBeast. Let's jump into this issue and see what's going on with this plot concerning Amanda Waller and hopefully learn what Mr. Bloom is really up to. Let's check it out.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Weird Science DC Comics Ep 402: Weekly Detective, Positively Justice League, Pajama Nightwing Jammy Jam, Fan-Fiction Wonder Woman & Pinkies Up


Weird Science DC Comics Ep 402: Weekly Detective, Positively Justice League, Pajama Nightwing Jammy Jam, Fan-Fiction Wonder Woman & Pinkies Up

Four DC Comics, some Mail, News, and the return of the DC Comics $25 Do-or-Die Pull List.