Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sword of Azrael #2 Review


Livin' on a Prayer

Writer: Dan Watters
Artist: Nikola Cizmesija, Marisa Louise, and Hassan Otsamane- Elhaou
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 6, 2022

I was shocked by how much I enjoyed the first issue of the Sword of Azrael.  I know that sounds kind of shitty, but it's the truth...I don't like Azrael.  I guess it's more accurate to say that I have no connection with the character, and quite frankly, what Dan Watters gave readers previous to this book was a bit of a snore fest.  Ok, now I know I sound shitty.  Let's jump into the review before I elevate myself to complete asshole!

Dark Knights of Steel: Tales From The Three Kingdoms #1 Review


A Squad, a Family and a Bane

Written by: Tom Taylor, C.S. Pacat & Jay Kristoff
Art by: Casper Wijingaard, Sean Izaakse &  Michele Bandini
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: September 6, 2022

Dark Knights of Steel: Tales From The Three Kingdoms #1 is a pleasant surprise since I have been enjoying Dark Knights of Steel a lot.  The main cover did have me fooled into thinking this might be a new young adult version of the title (which could be something DC might want to look into), but instead, it feels more like an Annual (wasn't Annuals Week last week?)  than anything else.  In it, we get three stories that flesh out some pretty cool things, and it's no surprise that Tom Taylor nails it again.  The problem, though, is he only does one of the stories.  So let's see how the whole package turned out...

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #4 Review


Written by: Stephanie Williams
Art by: Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, John Livesay
Colors by: Alex Guimãraes
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 6, 2022

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #4 ends the arc with a final confrontation between Nubia and Zillah for the right to be the sole possessor of Sekhmet's power.

Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #6 Review



Written by: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
Art by: Max Dunbar
Colors by: Sebastian Cheng
Letters by: Aditya Bidkikar
Cover art by: Max Dunbar, Sebastian Cheng
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 6, 2022

Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #6 concludes the arc as the Gotham AI plans to activate its nano-virus to enslave the free will of all Gothamites. Can Terry find the help he needs to put an end to the AIs plan?

Batman #127 Review



Written by: Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Jorge Jimenez
Colors by: Tomeu Morey
Letters by: Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: Jorge Jimenez, Tomeu Morey
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: September 6, 2022

Batman #127 pits Zur-En-Arrh Batman against Failsafe to be the last fighter standing among the burning ruins of old Wayne Manor. Meanwhile, Catwoman pays a visit to a small shop now that her quest to find the heirs of Cobblepot is done.

Flashpoint Beyond #5 Review



Written by: Geoff Johns, Tim Sheridan, Jeremy Adams
Art by: Xermanico, Mikel Janin
Colors by: Romulo Fajardo Jr., Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Rob Leigh
Cover art by: Mitch Gerads
Cover price: $3.99
Release date September 6, 2022

Flashpoint Beyond #5 explains Hypertime, the Omniverse, how Martha Wayne is still alive... all of it. The results just may shock you.

The New Champion of Shazam! #2 Review

After A While, Crocodile

Written By: Josie Campbell
Art By: Evan "Doc" Shaner, Becca Carey
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 6, 2022

It's time to head back to Philly to check in on our Mightiest Mortal, Mary Marvel..... or as DC would like us to call her, The New Champion of Shazam! In our previous issue, we saw Mary Bromfield getting her life together and figuring out who she was outside of her Marvel Family but like Michael Corleone, just when Mary thought she was out, they pulled her back in, and now Mary finds herself in a mystery that involves her foster parents going missing and some bad things going on in Philly that in our previous issue involved the Disaster Master and some tech device to charge him up. Let's jump into this issue and see where the power of Shazam leads our hero. 

Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #4 Review

And Now The Fight We've All (I've) Been Waiting For

Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Daniel Sampere, Alejandro Sanchez, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: September 6, 2022

Our event continues as the Dark Crisis went and got itself and upgrade with its title, but will the Infinite Earths add-on make this event feel more...... like an event? I mean, yeah, we have some pretty big things going on and a force that no one in my opinion in the DC Universe could actually go up against, but for some reason, the scope of this event eludes me and because of that it feels like it's just not up to what it claims to be. Maybe that's just me though. Previously, we saw Black Adam tell the rest of the heroes to go to hell and went to hang out with his former friends the Legion of Doom to put together a group that could actually get things done, Forever Evil style, while Hal Jordan entered John Stewart's Earth to try and free his fellow Lantern from Pariah's containment. Let's jump into this issue and see how our heroes can overcome..... or if they continue to fail. Let's check it out.