Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Batman #122 Review


Tunnels and Teamups

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Howard Porter, Tomeu Morey, and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 5, 2022

While I liked a lot that went down in last week's Shadow War Alpha #1, I think Joshua Williamson dropped the ball with his characterization of Batman.  Yea, I think it was to get Damian to go off on his own for now, but it still made Batman look like a total prick.   While that is nothing new, it felt like we were finally getting away from that unfortunate trend.  Luckily, Williamson didn't have to wait long to fix the situation, hopefully.  So, let's jump into Batman #122...

Monkey Prince #3 Review

Just A (Below) Average Teenager

Written by: Gene Luen Yang
Art by: Bernard Chang
Colors by: Sebastian Cheng
Letters by: Janice Chiang
Cover art by: Bernard Chang, Sebastian Cheng
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: April 5, 2022 

Monkey Prince #3 gets weird as Marcus starts training to learn about his powers while fending off overbearing Sifus, helping out would-be girlfriends, and fighting a Robin to save a bully(?!?).

Batman: Killing Time #2 Review

Back-and-Forth and Back-and-Forth

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: April 5, 2022

Batman: Killing Time #2 follows Riddler and Catwoman as their plan heads toward a big payoff, assuming nothing goes wrong.  Meanwhile, Croc's girlfriend revels in her newfound wealth.  Plus, more tales of Ancient Greece fill in the gaps.

One-Star Squadron #5 Review

It's Like The Office... With Depression And Misery

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
Release date: April 5, 2022
One-Star Squadron #5 deals with the aftermath of the fire that burned the HEROZ4U branch office to the ground. As suspicions build towards everyone with a motive, the culprit is revealed, and the consequences are more devastating than first thought.

Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1 Review

Batman Bland

Written by: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing
Art by: Max Dunbar
Colors by: Sebastian Cheng
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
Cover art by: Max Dunbar, Sebastian Cheng
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: April 5, 2022
Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1 finds Terry McGinnis, Batman Beyond, alone in Gotham. Bruce Wayne is dead, a crook has taken over Wayne Enterprises, and Commissioner Gordon is set to retire. Is the flat crime rate a sign of improvement or a warning that things will explode?

Suicide Squad #14 Review

The War For Money

Written By: Dennis Hopeless
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Dexter Soy, Jeremiah Skipper, Peter Pantazis, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 5, 2022

The War For Earth-3 is over and now it's up to Rick Flag to pick up the pieces...... for this issue and the next until this series is canceled and from what we got in the finale to The War For Earth-3, I can see why it was canceled because goddamn did that story turn into a clusterfuck of nonsense that barely held together. Shade aside, we're back to see what Amanda Waller has left in her wake of trying to win and where Rick Flag and his ragtag group of criminals will go after their loss. Yeah, it's our Earth-0, but what is left for a Suicide Squad where Amanda Waller and her project were wanted by the government? Let's find out what's next for Task Force X.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 414 is Patreon Only

This week's Weird Science DC Comics Podcast is Patreon Only, so go over to Patreon.com/WeirdScience and listen to it for as little as $1/Month!  Plus, get a ton of other Podcasts as well, such as:

  • Weekly Badass DC Comics Picks of the Week Spotlight Podcast
  • Injustice Gods Among Us Reading Club Podcast
  • DC Comics Back Issues Podcast
  • The Book of the Month Podcast (Featuring Batman versus Predator in April!)
  • The Silver Age Comics Podcast
  • Detective Before Batman Podcast
  • And More!
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