Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Batman #124 Review


Abyss? More Like A Miss

Writer: Joshua Williamson, G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Howard Porter
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 7, 2022
Cover Price: $4.99

I usually start my reviews with a little paragraph of what I've liked or disliked about the book leading into the current issue.  The problem I'm having here is that Joshua Williamson's run feels incomplete.  The Lex Luther / Batman Inc. story felt rushed, and a chunk of the run was part of the larger Shadow War story.  I don't think this run will be remembered for much, if at all, but here we are with the final issue.  Was it a good ending?  Let's find out...

Aquaman: Andromeda #1 Review

"Ever We Seek To Drown Our Sins"

Written by: Ram V
Art by: Christian Ward
Colors by: Christian Ward
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
Cover art by: Christian Ward
Cover price: $6.99
Release date: June 7, 2022

Aquaman: Andromeda #1 imagines an alternate world where the Justice League doesn't exist, and Aquaman is only a myth whispered among a remote few. Now, imagine an alien object crashes in a remote part of the ocean, and a military team is sent to investigate.

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1 Review

Too Many Pages For Too Little Story

Written by: Stephanie Williams
Art by: Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, John Livesay,
Colors by: Alex Guimáraes
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 7, 2022

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.
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Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1 begins a coronation world tour for the new queen as Nubia seeks to establish a more active role for the Amazons within the world of Man. Unfortunately, a villainous presence covets something near to Nubia's heart.

Flashpoint Beyond #2 Review

More Bread Crumbs

Written by: Geoff Johns, Tim Sheridan, Jeremy Adams
Art by: Xermánico, Mikel Janín
Colors by: Romulo Fajardo Jr., Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Rob Leigh
Cover art by: Mitch Gerads
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 7, 2022

Flashpoint Beyond #2 puts Thomas Wayne on the hunt for answers when more powered individuals who can affect time are murdered in his reality. When his latest lead takes him to Psycho Pirate, the answers are few and far between.

Batman Beyond Neo-Year #3 Review

It's Party Time!

Written by: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
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: June 7, 2022

Batman Beyond Neo-Year #3 gathers Gotham's best and brightest for Commissioner Barbara Gordon's retirement party.  When Terry learns Lumos is most probably, definitely up to no good and the Mayor is missing, what better reasons are there for Terry to do a little undercover party crashing.

Batman: Killing Time #4 Review

One Breakout Character and Countless Time Jumps

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: June 7, 2022

Batman: Killing Time #4 flits here, there, and everywhere as Batman and The Help's paths cross for a second time with a very different outcome. Meanwhile, Riddler meets his buyer and returns to Ancient Greece.

Monkey Prince #5 Review

Better Art, Same Story

Written by: Gene Luen Yang
Art by: Bernard Chang
Colors by: Marcelo Maiolo
Letters by: Janice Chiang
Cover art by: Bernard Chang, Sebastian Cheng
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 7, 2022

Monkey Prince #5 brings the Shugel-Shen family to Amnesty Bay where Marcus is forced to fit into a new school (again), his parents are asked to unlock an ancient artifact by another DC villain (again), and Marcus is accosted by a supernatural force (again).

Dark Crisis #1 Review

World's Greatest Superheroes?

Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Daniel Sampere, Alejandro Sanchez, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: June 7, 2022

We had a short road to it, but the Dark Crisis is here and now we'll see how the DC Universe plans on taking on the Great Darkness and its body of the worst of the worst villains our heroes have ever encountered now that our Justice League is dead. It doesn't look good for our heroes but maybe they'll find an ace in the hole and figure out a way to not only win the day...... but survive it. Let's jump into this year's event and see what the Dark Crisis has in store for us. Let's check it out.