Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1 Review


Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin
Art team: Laura Braga, Luis Guerrero, and Pat Brosseau
Release Date: 6/21/22
Price: $3.99
Reviewed by: Jon Wayne

Full disclosure: Young Justice is my favorite team in all of comics. I grew up on Geoff Johns' Teen Titans run with that cast of characters, and apart from the awfulness of the Bendis era, I genuinely have a great time when all of these characters come together regardless of the context. While I’m sure to give Fitzmartin more leeway than most simply because this is my favorite team, I’ll do my best to be a comic reviewer first and a fan of this team second. Spoilers lay ahead!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Batman: The Knight #6 Review


My Aim is True

Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 21, 2022

I have been enjoying Batman the Knight, and while it's still unknown how much this "prequel" will show in Chip Zdarsky's solo Batman run, I still can't help but get excited.  I am a Zdarsky fan, and soon we will have two Bat Books on the shelves by him, which is way cool.  So, what does Batman: The Knight #6 have in store for readers, and does it kick off the second half of this series in style?  Let's find out...

Nightwing #93 Review


Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 21, 2022

Nightwing is a book I should be loving.  Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo are two of my favorite creators, and Dick Grayson is my favorite character.  I used to joke on the podcast that Dick Grayson's superpower is being a nice guy, and Tom Taylor writes that aspect into every issue of this series.  So what's not to love?  For me, it's the constant fan service over story progression as if Tom Taylor thinks we will forget if he doesn't keep reminding us how great Dick Grayson is.  To do this, Dick seems never to do anything wrong and has the entire DCU jumping in to save him at any moment.  That's cool and all, but I need more.  Hopefully, we will get that with The Heartless finally stepping things up and Blockbuster about to blow a gasket!

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #4 Review

Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Dan Mora
Colors by: Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
Cover art by: Dan Mora
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 21, 2022

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #4 pits will against will when Batman and Superman are forced to contend with a mind-controlled Green Lantern enhanced with magic. Meanwhile, Supergirl learns the terrible price paid by the Warriors of Ji to trap Nezha the first time.

Catwoman #44 Review


Holy Crimoly, It's Catwoman!

Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: Bengal
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 21, 2022

I was impressed with the beginning of Tini Howard's Catwoman run.  She was playing my song, grabbing things from Genevieve Valentine's earlier run while continuing the caring and smarts that Ram V pushed in his Catwoman book.  I don't know why this book suddenly became a Harley/Selina team-up, but it changed the book's tone and feels desperate.  But it's way too soon for that kind of move, and looking at the sales numbers, this book isn't doing that poorly.  We may never know what's going on, but I'm here to review the issue so let's get on with it.

Aquaman / The Flash: Voidsong #1 Review

Written by: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing
Art by: Vasco Georgiev
Colors by: Rain Beredo
Letters by: Jay Anacleto, Rain Beredo
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 21, 2022

Aquaman / The Flash: Voidsong #1 follows the Fastest Man Alive and the King of Atlantis, the only remaining heroes (or people) left on Earth to stop a massive alien invasion after the aliens have already won.

Black Adam #1 Review

The Future Of Kahndaq

Written By: Priest
Art By: Rafa Sandoval, Matt Herms, Willie Schubert
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 21, 2022

The power of Shazam is alive and well in our new series for our favorite fallen champion, Black Adam. Now going into this issue I want you to take everything you know about Black Adam and kind of throw it away..... or combine the Pre-Flashpoint Black Adam with his more contemporary version.... or just go with the story that we have here because ultimately it looks like we're going to have a Black Adam in this twelve-issue limited series that's just Priest's interpretation and I guess if we're going to read this book, we're going to have to go with it. Let's check it out.

The Flash #783 Review

Omniverse Or Bust

Written By: Jeremy Adams
Art By: Amancay Nahuelpan, Jeremy Cox, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 21, 2022

The search for Barry Allen starts here. Ever since Infinite Frontier, where Barry Allen was duped into working for Darkseid because of the Psycho Pirate, our Scarlet Speedster was whisked away by Pariah to his own dream world to keep him calm and to keep him out of the way. Now that the Justice League is dead, and the Flash family realizes that Barry wasn't with them it's time to get on the hunt and figure out what happened to Barry Allen and it's probably a good thing too that our heroes are getting on this because with what we've seen of the Great Darkness, his body of villains and his army...... We're going to need Barry Allen.