Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Batman: Killing Time #1 Review

Back to Basics With Batman

Written by: Tom King
Art by: David Marquez
Colors by: Alejandro Sánchez
Letters by: Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: David Marquez, Alejandro Sánchez
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: March 1, 2022

Batman: Killing Time #1 kicks off a robbery staged by four of Gotham's toughest criminals - Killer Croc, Catwoman, Riddler, and Penguin. When all the planning and pieces fall into place, Batman soon learns the prize has nothing to do with money.

Dark Knights of Steel #5 Review


The Knights Who Go AHHHH!

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Yasmin Putri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 1, 2022

I have been enjoying this series since it started, and while I thought the last issue was a bit down, I have confidence that Tom Taylor will get things back on track with this issue.  So, now that Batman knows the whole truth of his heritage, will he tell Kal-El?  Let's find out...

Arkham City: The Order of the World #6 Review

Creepiness For Its Own Sake

Written by: Dan Watters
Art by: Dani
Colors by: Dave Stewart
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
Cover art by: Sam Wolfe Connelly
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: March 1, 2022

Arkham City: The Order of the World #6 conclude the post-A-Day calamity story with a look at Professor Pyg's reconstituted version of Arkham Asylum. Does the Professor know how to treat the needs of Arkham's patients better than Dr. Joy can when the inmates truly run the asylum?

Monkey Prince #2 Review

Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go!

Written by: Gene Luen Yang
Art by: Bernard Chang
Colors by: Sebastian Cheng
Letters by: Janice Chiang
Cover art by: Bernard Chang
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: March 1, 2022
Monkey Prince #2 pits a headless Marcus (aka the Monkey Prince) against Batman and Robin, and then gets his head back, and then takes off on a flying cloud, and then throws away the magic circlet, and then the Penguin turns into a golden horned monster hungry for Qi, and then Marcus's parents run away, and then and then and then and then and then and then...

Batman #121 Review


I Didn't See This Coming

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Jorge Molina, Mikel Janin
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: March 1, 2022

I was looking forward to Joshua Williamson's run on Batman, and while I still am enjoying it enough, the story feels like it's going noplace slow.  With Chip Zdarsky taking over in July, this run looks like it was just a stopgap between Tynion's and Zdarsky's run.  However, Williamson is setting up bigger things here, and I am looking forward to the Shadow War crossover.  Let's check out Batman #121 and see if it was any good.

One-Star Squadron #4 Review

Isn't Satire Supposed to Be Funny Or Clever?

Written by: Mark Russell
Art by: Steve Lieber,  Dave Stewart & Dave Sharpe
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: March 1, 2022
One-Star Squadron #4 continues the HEROZ4U shenanigans when red Tornado is tasked with firing half the staff to cut costs. When the realization of layoffs becomes public and Powergirl finds out her backstabbing schemes backfired, Red Tornado steps up to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Justice League #73 Review

Guess What?  Naomi's Important

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Szymon Kudranski, Emanuela Lupacchino, Wade Von Grawbadger, Scott Hanna, Hi-Fi, Josh Reed
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: March 1, 2022

Our Xanadoth story continues as this series winds down, but while it's still around hopefully we can make something of our big bad who Bendis debuted in his Superman run but didn't really have time to flesh out over there. Yeah, this run of the Justice League has been one of the biggest messes that I can remember from this series, especially since it only wants to push Bendis characters while having Naomi tell us that she's new every issue, but I was hoping that for some reason this final story arc would be something to remember since it involved a villain that felt like it could be something actually legitimate that Bendis brought to the DC Universe and while the previous issue wasn't great, it was definitely one of the best issues we've gotten out of this, where the Lord of the Lords of Chaos possessed Black Adam. Let's see if our heroes can overcome this threat and find out what Xanadoth is up to.

Suicide Squad #13 Review

I've Got A Bad Feeling About This

Written By: Dennis Hopeless, Robbie Thompson
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Dexter Soy, Marcelo Maiolo, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 1, 2022

The War For Earth-3 continues with its second part in this issue of Suicide Squad. Previously we saw Amanda Waller crossover to Earth-3 with an army of Multiversal baddies and some of the crew we already know, like Match, Talon, and Black Siren and once there she started picking off the members of the Crime Syndicate to the point where she had them working for her to take over this Earth. Thankfully though, there's a group of Rick Flag's Suicide Squad hoping to take her down... Let's just hope that they're more effective than they've been lately. Let's continue our War and see what happens.

War For Earth-3 #1 Review

Subduing The Syndicate

Written By: Robbie Thompson, Dennis Hopeless
Art By: Steve Pugh, Dexter Soy, Brent Peeples, Matt Herms, Josh Reed, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: March 1, 2022

After all this time, the events that led us to the Future State: Suicide Squad are starting to happen and Amanda Waller is making her push to take over Earth-3. For anyone though who's familiar with that Crime Syndicate Earth, you know that this won't be an easy task for anyone, especially since in the pages of the Suicide Squad that led into this crossover event, Rick Flag and his own Suicide Squad plan on taking the Wall down, so she's going to have her hands full while trying to create her perfect Earth. Let's jump into this issue and see if the War For Earth-3 can be something that we never forget. Let's check it out.