Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League #1: Superman Review


Same Old Same Older

Written by: Tom King
Art by: Chris Burnham, Adriano Lucas, and Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: July 12, 2022

I have seen a lot of crazy theories floating around social media about this book.  Some say this book will de-age Jon Kent.  Others say this issue will end with an announcement that Tom King is taking over the Superman book.  I can only guess that these rumors have been whispered down the lane by fans who aren't reading the Dark Crisis Event or any of the issues that lead up to it... or maybe, like Kal-El, they are in their little dream world where wishes do come true!  I'm not here to judge fans, just this issue, so let's get to it!

Batgirls #8 Review

Written by: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad
Art by: Robbi Rodriguez
Colors by: Rico Renzi
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Jorge Corona, Sarah Stern
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: July 12, 2022

Batgirls #8 concludes the two-parter adventure as Babs and Sick infiltrate the Iceberg Lounge to save Seer from the Saints while Batgirl #1 and Batgirl #2 play Oracle Jr. on the rooftops above. Of course, the plan never works out as expected.

Rogues #3 Review

Don't Monkey Around

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Leomacs
Colors by: Jason Wordie
Letters by: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover art by: Sam Wolfe Connelly
Cover price: $6.99
Release date: July 12, 2022

Rogues #3 finds Snart under Gorilla City police interrogation when he's offered a deal he can't refuse.  When the Rogues' greatest heist finally begins, everything goes according to plan until it doesn't, and when things go wrong, they go spectacularly wrong.

I Am Batman #11 Review

Excessive Force-d

Written By: John Ridley
Art By: Christian Duce, Tom Derenick, Rex Lokus, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 12, 2022

The Big Apple calls us back to check on Jace Fox and his continued adventures as the next Batman. Previously we saw Jace overcome his fears of his first psychotic supervillain, Manray, and take the murderous fiend down, but while that problem was solved Detective Chubb went and got herself into a new heap of trouble when overzealous, revenge-happy Detective Keenan decided to get some street justice against Manray for murdering the Commissioner and Chubb was forced to fire on a fellow officer. Let's jump into this issue and see what's next for Chubb and Batman as Renee Montoya visits the city that never sleeps. Let's check it out.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #13 Review

Dream A Little Dreamer

Written By: Nicole Maines, Tom Taylor
Art By: Clayton Henry, Marcelo Maiolo, Matt Herms, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 12, 2022

For this issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El, we're going to see the introduction of the TV Superhero Dreamer, into the main DC Continuity and it's always fun to have characters jump across mediums, and not only that but they're the ancestor of the Legion of Super-Heroes character, Dream Girl. I just hope that with this introduction it feels like this issue is doing more than meandering around because we've had the Rising threatening our Man of Steel's world for over a year now and for whatever reason it always feels like Jon Kent is standing in place while discovering what kind of Superman he's going to be. Let's jump into this issue and see what this issue holds for us.