Thursday, October 5, 2023

Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #11 Review


Badger & Jam It In

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: October 4, 2023

Here, we are again with another issue of Joker, the man who stopped laughing.  Unfortunately for Matthew Rosenberg!  This series has been canceled, and while some might be disappointed, I am neither surprised nor upset that this series of nothingness is finally ending.  I have tried to stick with this book, but every issue has been a slap in the face, especially since the price of admission is so high.  But, hey, maybe Rosenberg can stumble his way into a decent enough ending so that at least these last two issues would be worth something.  I don't expect it to happen, but crazier things have happened.  Let's get into this...

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Birds Of Prey #2 Review


Written by: Kelly Thompson
Art by: Leonardo Romero
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: Leonardo Romero, Jordie Bellaire
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: October 3, 2023

Birds Of Prey #2 enters the gearing-up phase of their mission to save Sin from Themyscira before she brings about the end of life as we know it. It's a silly billy scavenger hunt, Y'all!

Shazam! #4 Review


Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Dan Mora
Colors by: Alejandro Sánchez
Letters by: Troy Peteri
Cover art by: Dan Mora
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: October 3, 2023

Shazam! #4 continues the Captain's misuided adventures on the Moon when he learns what the Apes of Simian Island were really after from Garguax, the emperor of the Moon. But is Garguax really the person in charge?

Fire & Ice: Welcome To Smallville #2 Review


Written by: Joanne Starer
Art by: Natacha Bustos
Colors by: Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by: Ariana Maher
Cover art by: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: October 3, 2023

Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville #2 sends Rocky to give Tora a walking tour of Smallville while Bea hatches a wacky plan to get more social media attention. Wait, wasn't that the same plot as issue #1?

Monday, October 2, 2023

Batman #138 Review


Written by: Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Jorge Jimenez
Colors by: Tomeu Morey
Letters by: Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: Jorge Jimenez
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: October 3, 2023

Batman #138 marks part four in the Gotham War event wherein Batman goes to an extreme to stop Jason Todd's involvement, while the Bat Family goes to an extreme to shut Batman down. Meanwhile, Vandal Savage's presence is explained.

Detective Comics #1074 Review



Written by: Ram V
Art by: Dustin Nguyen
Colors by: John Kalisz
Letters by: Ariana Maher
Cover art by: Evan Cagle
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: September 26, 2023

Detective Comics #1074 travels with an Azmer-infected Batman as he visits Gotham locations that have a special meaning for him. But will it be enough to hold off the Azmer fighting for control of Batman's mind?

Action Comics #1057 Review



Written by: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Magdalene Visaggio
Art by: Rafa Sandoval, Lee Weeks, Matthew Clark
Colors by: Matt Herms, Elizabeht Breitweiser
Letters by: Dave Sharpe, Rob Leigh
Cover art by: Steve Beach
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: September 26, 2023

Action Comics #1057 regales readers with three tales of Kryptonian action. Clark agrees to an interview with the head of the Blue Earth movement, leading to disastrous consequences. Father and son team up to escape the machinations of an alien princess. Conner Kent enters his next angsty phase.