Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Young Justice: Targets #1 Review


Written by: Greg Weisman
Art by: Christopher Jones, Jason Wright, Wes Abbott
Release Date: June 14, 2022
Price: $1.99 or DC Universe subscription
Reviewed by: Jon Wayne

I want to state this clear right off the bat: I am a devout fan of the Young Justice animated series, I loved the recently concluded fourth season “Phantoms,” and the finale was the most satisfying episode of television I’ve seen in a long time. However I am reviewing comics now and not watching episodes of television, so I will do my best to separate my inner fan from my reviews. That said, this comic really is for fans of the show. If you are coming into this series blind then the setup when our story picks up is unlikely to make a ton of sense.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Wonder Woman #788 Review


Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad

Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino

Cover Price: $4.99

Release Date: June 14, 2022

(This review is only for the main Wonder Woman story)

Wonder Woman isn't the worst book since Infinite Frontier began, but after a pretty good start, it has been a disappointment in both story and sales.  Unfortunately, it's not just this solo book that has failed to meet expectations.  The Trial of the Amazons event was awful and put a direct spotlight on the failings of the creative teams that continue to dig Diana and her Wonder Family a deeper hole to get out of.  Enough of that, though, since we are here to talk about the latest issue of Wonder Woman, and maybe this one will be good.  Fingers crossed...

The Jurassic League #2 Review

The World's Finest Reskinned

Written by: Juan Gedeon, Daniel Warren Johnson
Art by: Juan Gedeon
Colors by: Mike Spicer
Letters by: Ferran Delgado
Cover art by: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 13, 2022

The Jurassic League #2 pits the dinosaur version of Giganta and Bizarro against Superman and Batman to save a village of Neanderthals from being kidnapped for a dark ritual. What is the Dark embryo and why are the dino versions of Atrocitus, Reverse-Flash, and other familiar villains trying to raise it from deep below the ground.

Batgirls #7 Review

Moving The Checkers Pieces Into Position

Written by: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad
Art by: Robbi Rodriguez
Colors by: Rico Renzi
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Jorge Corona, Sara Stern
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 14, 2022

Batgirls #7 begins the next phase of the trio's adventure when the Saints escape GCPD custody to go after Seer for tricking the mercenaries into believing Simon Saint was still alive. Is Seer worth saving, and how far will the Batgirls go to make it happen?

Blood Syndicate Season One #2 Review

The Mean Streets Have Gotten Meaner

Written by: Geoffrey Thorne
Art by: ChrissCross
Colors by: Juan Castro
Letters by: Wil Quintana
Cover art by: Dexter Soy
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 14, 2022

Blood Syndicate #2 sets the streets on fire when Hannibal returns home to find his family is as unaccepting as ever, his baby mamma is as unaccommodating as ever, and his old gang is as unrelenting as ever. Hannibal soon finds the percolating gang war is about to get the heat turned up when his personal life is crashing down.

I Am Batman #10 Review

Everyone's A Critic

Written By: John Ridley
Art By: Christian Duce, Rex Lokus, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 14, 2022

Let's head on back to NYC to see how this city's new Batman, Jace Fox is doing with his hunt for the serial killer, Manray. Previously, we saw this killer going after corrupt politicians and people in power and now it looks like he's after Mayor Villanueva, the man who put Batman on the payroll. Is the Mayor corrupt, I guess we'll find out as we jump into this issue and see if Batman can finally stand up against this evil threat that was more than he could handle during their first meeting. Let's check it out.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #12 Review

Make It Happen

Written By: Tom Taylor
Art By: Cian Tormey, Ruairi Coleman, Scott Hanna, Raul Fernandez, Federico Blee, Matt Herms, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 14, 2022

We continue to work towards The Rising, where Henry Bendix unleashes his army of genetically modified kidnapped victims unto the world, where they'll be completely controlled by whoever buys them, effectively making superheroes a thing of the past...... while making Post Human trafficking the next big product that the world wants. We're not there yet though and Jon Kent and Jay Nakamura are doing their best to figure out Lex Luthor's connection to Henry Bendix, while also trying to figure out a way to bring Bendix down and free all the kids that he's turned into his superhuman puppets. Let's jump into this issue and see what Superman's next step is as he tries to fill his father's shoes. Let's check it out.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Weird Science DC Comics Ep 429: Batman Finale, Medieval Titans, Hot Trench Topic & Nubia Queen of Boring

Weird Science DC Comics Ep 429: Batman Finale, Medieval Titans, Hot Trench Topic & Nubia Queen of Boring

We have a true plethora of books this week including Joshua Williamson's Batman finale, the beginning of a new Nubia mini-series, and more of the Toms with Batman Killing Time and Dark Knights of Steel.

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 428: TGIF - Dark Crisis #1 DC Comics Event Spectacular


Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 428: TGIF - Dark Crisis #1 DC Comics Event Spectacular