Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Blue Beetle: Graduation Day #5 Review


Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Adrian Gutierrez
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 28, 2023

I have been torn about this Blue Beetle book since it started.  While it's been fun sometimes, I hoped it would show new readers just how cool Blue Beetle can be.  Yet, from the start, Josh Trujillo has done what many writers keep doing with Jaimie Reyes - Handicapping him.  He hasn't been able to communicate with the Scarab, Batman, and Superman sidelined him (though he hasn't entirely listened to that one), and he's in a new city away from his friends.  These are all head-scratchers, but the oddest decision is not to focus enough on Jaimie.  So while Trujillo is doing his best to introduce new concepts that could expand the Blue Beetle mythos, he might be missing the forest for the trees here.  So let's jump into this...

Tuesday, March 28, 2023



Action Comics #1053 Review

Written by: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Leah Wiliams
Art by: Rafa Sandoval, Lee Weeks, Marguerite Sauvage
Colors by: Matt Herms, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Marguerite Sauvage
Letters by: Dave Sharpe, Rob Leigh, Becca Carrey
Cover art by: Steve Beach
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: March 28, 2023

Action Comics #1053 delivers three new chapters in the on-going adventures of the Kryptonians. The Super-family fights against a Metallo-family. Young Jon Kent is captured by an android bounty hunter. And Power Girl plans to find out who's behind the psychic attack on her friends.

Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods #2 Review


Written by: G. Willow Wilson
Art by: Cian Tormey, Emanuela Lupacchino
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Pat Brosseau
Cover art by: Guillem March
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: March 28, 2023

Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods #2 takes the fight to the throne of Mt Olympus when Shazam teams up with Yara Flor to stop the invasion by the gods.

Unstoppable Doom Patrol #1 Review


Written by: Dennis Culver
Art by: Chris Burnham
Colors by: Brian Reber
Letters by: Pat Brosseau
Cover art by: Chris Burnham, Nick Filardi
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: March 28, 2023

Unstoppable Doom Patrol #1 begins the team's new quest to make the world a better place for metahumans mistreated and misused by every organization under the Sun.

Detective Comics #1070 Review


Written by: Ram V
Art by: Stefano Raffaele
Colors by: Adriano Lucas
Letters by: Ariana Maher
Cover art by: Evan Cagle (cover A)
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: March 21, 2023

Detective Comics #1070 breaks from the action to reinforce the idea that all the keys to the mystery for Batman and Oracle lie in memories and introduce the mysterious new hero team, The Vigil.

Harley Quinn #28 Review


Written by: Tini Howard
Art by: Sweeney Boo
Colors by: Sweeney Boo
Letters by: Steve Wands
Cover art by: Sweeney Boo
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: March 28, 2023

Harley Quinn #28 finds Harleen Quinzel suffering the consequences of her crimes when she's sentenced to community service, but a run-in with Two-Face reveals Harley is a threat of multiversal proportions.

Stargirl: The Lost Children #5 Review


Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Todd Nauck
Colors by: Matt Herms
Letters by: Rob Leigh
Cover art by: Todd Nauck (cover A)
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: March 28, 2023

Stargirl: The Lost Children #5 delivers the penultimate issue in Courtney Whitmore's quest to save lost and forgotten sidekicks from an island out of time.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 477: Dawn of DC Superman, Revenge of the Gods, World’s Finest Morphs & Nightwing’s Titans


Time Stamps:

0:00 - Intro

13:59 - Superman #2

35:56 - Batman / Superman: World's Finest #13

54:34 - Nightwing #102

1:28:01 - Wonder Woman #797

1:56:33 - DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #7

2:13:50 - Catwoman #53