Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #2 Review


Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin
Art team: Laura Braga, Luis Guerrero, and Pat Brosseau
Release Date: 7/19//22
Price: $3.99
Reviewed by: Jon Wayne

This series is incredibly frustrating for me. I was excited to read it, I came out of comic reviewing retirement for it, I want to love it, but it is just not good. Any long-time fan of these characters probably feels the same way because of the disrespect to the characters, though maybe if the story made any sense, people could be a tad forgiving. Alas, the plot is a convoluted mess, and the attempts to do meta-commentary are falling flat when the story itself is so lackluster. Let's dive in. Spoilers ahead.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #5 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: July 19, 2022

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #5 puts the heroes at odds when they learn the only way to trap Nezha in his tomb is for a hero to seal the door from the inside... forever. Which hero is brave enough to take on the job, and what will Nezha do when he finds out?

Aquaman / The Flash: Voidsong #2 Review

Written by: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing
Art by: Vasco Georgiev
Colors by: Rain Beredo
Letters by: Troy Peteri
Cover art by: Mike Perkins, Rain Beredo
Cover price: $6.99
Release date: July 19, 2022

Aquaman / The Flash: Voidsong #2 take their fight to the streets and the bottom of the sea to stop the alien threat that's stopped the entire world. Unfortunately, our heroes soon learn the aliens aren't here by accident.

Jurassic League #3 Review

Written by: Juan Gedeon, Daniel Warren Johnson
Art by: Rafa Garrés
Colors by: Mike Spicer
Letters by: Ferran Delgado
Cover art by: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: July 20, 2022

Jurassic League #3 wages war on two fronts as the Dino-Holy Trinity faces off against Dino-Bizarro and Dino-Giganta while Dino-Green Lantern, Dino-Flash, and Dino-Aquaman are attacked by Dino-Joker and Dino-Atrocitus.

Blood Syndicate #3 Review

Written by: Geoffrey Thorne
Art by: Juan Castro, ChrisCross
Colors by: Will Quintana
Cover art by: Dexter Soy
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: July 20, 2022

Blood Syndicate #3 brings a new crew together as Rolando is introduced to Carlos's Bunker for the first team strategy session while Hannibal burns down the city in his hunt for recruits.

The Flash #784 Review

Dream Until Your Dreams Come True

Written By: Jeremy Adams
Art By: Amancay Nahuelpan, Jeremy Cox, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 19, 2022

.The search for Barry Allen continues with our Dark Crisis tie-in. In the previous issue, we saw the West kids go and muck things up when Wally got Wallace West, Jesse Quick, Max Mercury, and Jay Garrick together to search the Multiverse for Barry Allen's signature and Irey and Jai decided to take the hero-ing into their own hands. This separated our heroes into three worlds, Jesse and Max into the Mad Max world, Jai and Irey into the Batman/Flash amalgam, and Wally and Wallace into Barry's dream world, where Pariah imprisoned him. The big question is..... What the hell happened to Jay Garrick? Let's jump into this issue and see if we get that answer and also find out what everyone else is up to in their search. Let's check it out.

Black Adam #2 Review

The Power Of Family

Written By: Priest
Art By: Rafa Sandoval, Matt Herms, Willie Schubert
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 19, 2022

In our first issue of Black Adam, it seemed that our former foe of Shazam! is now dying after a confrontation with Desaad and a fake Darkseid, but instead of simply going gently into that good night, Adam decided that his power should live on and with that he has chosen a descendant of his to inherit his power. The only problem is..... at least from my point of view from what we got in the previous issue, the descendant and heir apparent is an insufferable, walking-pop culture-dispenser. I can only hope that his new character, Malik White can calm down a bit and I can get on his side but as of right now, this series hasn't grabbed me the way I wanted it to. Let's jump into this issue and see if that can change.