Tuesday, May 24, 2022

DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1 Review


Not So Well Done

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Neil Googe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 24, 2022

DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1 hits the shelves this week, and I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering where the regular series has run off to hide.  It's been months since the last issue, and because of that, I would rather have the next issue of the series than a one-shot tie-in, but here we are.  So, despite that, is Hunters worth a buy?  Let's find out...

Detective Comics #1060 Review


Someone, Please Change the Station

Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Nadia Shammas
Artist: Ivan Reis
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 24, 2022

I have not enjoyed much of Mariko Tamaki's run on Detective Comics.  She barely could tie into Fear State with her mouth monster story and then topped that off with an awful Arkham Tower story that came out weekly and weakly.  Thankfully, it's almost over, but she has one last story to tell before she leaves.  Let's see if it's any good.

Harley Quinn #15 Review

A Not So Shocking Reveal

Written by: Stephanie Phillips
Art by: Riley Rossmo
Colors by: Ivan Plascencia
Letters by: Andworld Design
Cover art by: Riley Rossmo (cover A)
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: May 24, 2022
Harley Quinn #15 put Harley and Batwoman on Verdict's trail as they plan a tiny heist to raid the GCPD's evidence locker for clues.

The Swamp Thing #13 Review

You Want The Answers?  You Can't Handle The Answers!

Written by: Ram V
Art by: Mike Perkins
Colors by: Mike Spicer
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
Cover art by: Mike Perkins, Mike Spicer (cover A)
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: May 24, 2022

The Swamp Thing #13 reveals the idea created by abandoned factories, follows Trinity as the latest idea to walk the cold Earth, finally... FINALLY... shows how/why Levi Kamei was selected by the Green to be the next Swamp Thing and introduces the enormous threat that has the Parliament of Trees so concerned.  It's not what you think.

Aquamen #4 Review

Chaos For Its Own Sake

Written by: Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown
Art by: Sami Basri, Vicente Cifuentes
Colors by: Adriano Lucas
Letters by: Andworld Design
Cover Art by: Travis Moore, Adriano Lucas (cover A)
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: May 24, 2022

Aquamen #4 unveils Scavenger's role in the conspiracy to instigate a war between Atlantis and the Dry-landers. Meanwhile, the Aqua-family formulates a plan.

Task Force Z #8 Review

Old Wounds

Written By: Matthew Rosenberg
Art By: Jesus Merino, Jack Herbert, Vincente Cifuentes, Adriano Lucas, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 24, 2022

The zombie apocalypse isn't quite in Gotham right now, but who knows what will happen by the end of this maxi-series, what with not only Harvey Dent working on his own Lazarus Resin program, but probably more importantly, we have the dastardly Mr. Bloom working with Powers International on the same program and you know that nothing good can come out of that relationship. In our previous issue, Harvey Dent and Red Hood recruited the former Suicide Squad into their merry band of monsters but little did they know that zombie Mr. Freeze went and got a little greedy and stole all of the Lazarus Resin our "heroes" had left, leaving them with a serious case of overwhelming odds when it comes to storming Powers International. Let's jump into this issue and see if Red Hood can get some more when he goes after the bit he previously gave Batman. Let's check it out.

Teen Titans Academy #15 Review

School's Out Forever

Written By: Tim Sheridan
Art By: Tom Derenick, Peter Pantazis, Matt Herms, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 24, 2022

It's the finale to the Teen Titans Academy where we spent what felt like most of this series trying to figure out who Red X was, only to be duped by a new Red X and still got nothing of the true mystery. On top of that, we got a slew of new characters that were barely defined and ultimately a series that felt like it just fell flat in what it was trying to do. In our previous issue, we saw our Young Justice Dark characters get a distress call that Shazam was in trouble, which led our characters to Apokolips to try a rescue attempt, while Raven tried to figure out how to separate Cyborg and Changeling from one another. Yeah, it's been weird but let's see if this finale can give us any sort of satisfaction.