Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Detective Comics #1061 Review


I Wanna Be Sedated

Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Nadia Shammas, Sina Grace
Artist: Ivan Reis, David Lapham, Danny Miki
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: June 28, 2022

Mariko Tamaki's run on Detective Comics is over, and like her previous runs on Wonder Woman and X-23, I wasn't a fan!  I am not saying she is a lousy writer; she is an Eisner winner, for crying out loud, and her Supergirl Being Super was fantastic.   I also enjoyed the heck out of her Double-Trouble stuff at Marvel.  However, in my opinion, her writing style does not fit big superhero comics; unfortunately, some characters are big superheroes.  It never felt like she got a good grip on Batman during this run, and she even seemed to conspire against him at times.  Tamaki's Batman wasn't very good at being Batman, and while she focused a bit more on Bruce Wayne, he wasn't much better.  We have this last issue to get through, and then Ram V will start his run.  So, how was this finale?  Let's find out...

DC vs. Vampires: Killers #1 Review


It Sucks!

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Mike Bowden
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 28, 2022

I was into the DC vs. Vampires book until it went away for months, only giving readers these one-shots instead of actual issues of the max-series.  Seriously, why is DC trying to milk this series?  I guess I know the answer, but if you have been paying attention, this book isn't selling as well as DCeased did, though I think DC might be pretending it is.  So, instead of the beginning of the second half of the series, we get another one-shot, this one featuring Harley Quinn as she tries to run the Gotham Underworld while avoiding the bite of the Vamp  Nation.

The Swamp Thing #14 Review

Written by: Ram V
Art by: Mike Perkins
Colors by: Mike Spicer
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
Cover art by: Mike Perkins, Mike Spicer
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 28, 2022

The Swamp Thing #14 takes Levi Kamei to SPACE with the help of Green Lantern to talk to an invading army of plant aliens. Can Levi broker peace before humanity is wiped from the Earth?

Aquamen #5 Review

Written by: Chuck Brown, Brandon Thomas
Art by: Sami Basri, Vicente Cifuentes
Colors by: Adriano Lucas
Letters by: Andworld Design
Cover art by: Travis Moore, Adriano Lucas
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 28, 2022

Aquamen #5 sets the Aqua-Family's plan of attack in motion on multiple fronts to stop the sleeper agents from inciting war. Tula coordinates the teams and presents the plan to the Atlantean security council. Mera and Jackson create a broadcast tower to deliver the sleeper cell deactivation code. And Arthur and Black Manta rush to stop attacks already in progress. It's going to be a busy day.

Harley Quinn #16 Review

Written by: Stephanie Phillips
Art by: Riley Rossmo
Colors by: Ivan Plascencia
Letters by: Andworld Design
Cover art by: Riley Rossmo
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: June 27, 2022

Harley Quinn #16 takes readers on a trip down memory learn to learn the truth behind Verdict's origins and how Sam's evolution into a lethal vigilante all started with Harley Quinn.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Patreon Show: New 52 Review: All-Star Western #2 Jonah Hex: "Showdown at House Arkham" is Available


Check out the latest New 52 Review Episode Here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-52-review-2-68286650 

Patreon Show: Ultimate Marvel Comics Podcast Ep 18: Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra #1 is Available


Check out our Ultimate Marvel Comics Podcast Episode featuring Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra #1 by Greg Rucka here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/ultimate-marvel-68287885 

Patreon Show: Hellboy Reading Club Podcast Ep 2: Seed of Destruction #2 is Available


Jim and Simon continue their Hellboy Reading Club Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/hellboy-reading-68345326 

Weird Science DC Comics Ep 431: Batman / Superman Composite Awesomeness, Mister Terrific Can't Count, Doorbell to Hell & Sus Skate Parks


DC Comics Ep 431: Batman / Superman Composite Awesomeness, Mister Terrific Can't Count, Doorbell to Hell & Sus Skate Parks - Five DC Comics, some mail & the right amount of nonsense