Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #33 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Angel Hernandez
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 23, 2015

Crowded Crisis


In my last review of Infinite Crisis, I complained that this book is pretty much unnecessary.  While that comes off as harsh, I still stand by the statement.  I truly believe that DC was still high on the success of Injustice when they green lit this video game tie-in. I'm not sure what went wrong, but this is nowhere near the quality of that book and only comes off as an attempt to grab a few extra dollars.  It's a shame, though, because the many worlds and characters at Dan Abnett's disposal should make this book at least a little fun.  It isn't.  The cliffhanger at the end of last issue at least promised some action, but I've grown wary of anything this book promises.  I have been burnt too many times in this book's thirty some issues.  Is that the case again?  Let's find out, shall we?

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Gotham Season 1 episode 12 "Welcome Back, Jim Gordon" review


How Far Gone?

We last left James Gordon being reinstated after defeating Gotham's first super villain, the Electricutioner. It's time for Gotham's White Knight to get back to work. We also see that Fish's plan has come undone as Penguin revealed the truth of Liza to Falcone. As punishment, Fish's side of the crime family is decimated. All who is left is Butch and Fish. They were wheeled off to be tortured, and Penguin was given Fish's club as a reward for his loyalty towards Falcone. Let's just say things have escalated quite quickly in the last two episodes. Though we don't see our cops and crooks' storylines really cross paths as I was hoping in the end of last week, this episode was able to still have me raise my eyebrow a few times in interest.

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Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #32 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Alejandro Sanchez
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 16, 2014

Luthor Was Right


If a review hits the Internet and nobody cares, does it actually exist?  That's what I think every time I review Infinite Crisis. Nobody seems to care about this book, let alone review it.  To mix metaphors, I feel like I'm on a deserted island with only Alexander Luthor, Nightmare Damian and Atomic Wonder Woman to keep me company.  Somebody shoot me!  I know that sounds pretty harsh, but this book barely can justify it's existence.  Following on the coattails of Injustice: Gods Among Us, this book is a video game tie-in, but the comparisons end there.  While Injustice is a great book in it's own right, Infinite Crisis isn't good on any level.  The story isn't intriguing and the potential of cool characters is wasted.  Dan Abnett has given us a book where everyone, characters and readers, are just standing around waiting for something to happen.  Unfortunately, this issue is more of the same.

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Star Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #5 Review

Written by: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art by: Scott Hampton
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 24, 2015

Unhappy Meal


If you haven't noticed, this review is very, very late. There are many reasons; the book has been canceled, it was released during the holiday season, I haven't really enjoyed it and I'm extremely lazy.  All that being said, I made a promise to myself that I'd review every book I'm supposed to and this one is on my pull list.  So, tighten up your belt one loop and let's get on with the review.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

The New 52: Futures End #39 Preview

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Stephen Thompson, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015




Dr. Polaris is finally aboard the Justice League satellite, and he’ll be sure the Justice League faces the ghosts of every civilian they might’ve saved during the war, if only they didn’t consider themselves too godly to care. Also – up in the sky! It’s definitely not Superman. And it isn’t good!


Looking at this cover, it makes me feel like it should have been the cover to last issue instead.  Yeah, I want to see Batman Beyond and the Batman/Joker monster duke it out like we saw on the actual cover to last week's issue, but after reading it, I definitely thought that a gorilla with mechanical bat wings was way more interesting than the fight between the Batmen.  This series was great in the beginning because it felt like anything could happen, but now every week when I open this book I know that nothing will happen and I'm depressed as hell about it.  Hopefully Futures End picks back up because we don't have much time left with the series and I don't want this to go down as one of the biggest flubs of the New 52.

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Arkham Manor #4 Preview

Written By: Gerry Duggan
Art By: Shawn Crystal
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015




As if Batman didn’t have enough trouble containing the Spider in Arkham Manor, now he has to contend with the newest inmate to arrive: Mr. Freeze!


Nothing about this solicit makes sense to me from what we've seen in Arkham Manor so far.........  I guess we're calling the killer in Arkham Manor the spider..... is that something that we knew?  I didn't know.  Why am I always left out?  Also Mr. Freeze has been in the Manor this whole time, locked in the walk-in freezer.  Now I love the idea of Bruce having to go up against Mr. Freeze, I just don't know what this solicit is going for....... oh and hopefully Mr. Freeze doesn't have that sleeveless suit.  Man, I hate that.  Also besides for "The Spider" and Mr. Freeze, I was pretty sure that Bruce would have to deal with the events of last issue i.e. Clownface.

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Catwoman #38 Preview

Written by: Genevieve Valentine
Art by: Garry Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015


It had to happen! Batman confronts Selina over her ascension to the top of Gotham City’s criminal underworld – and the gloves come off!

If anyone out there hasn't been reading Genevieve Valentine's run on Catwoman, do yourself a favor and catch up before Wednesday.  It's that good.  In fact, this is a very good Catwoman book, but a downright awesome Selina Kyle book.  I didn't even know that's what I was looking for, but I'm sure glad I found it.  It's smart, fun and action packed and I really can't praise it enough.  Throw in Garry Brown's stylish take on the Gotham Underworld and you really can't go wrong.

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Gotham Academy #4 Preview

Written by: Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan
Art by: Karl Kerschl
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: January 28, 2015



The hunt for the Ghost of Gotham Academy begins!

I don't want to sound like a gushing fanboy, but I LOVE this book.  It has great art thanks to Karl Kerschl and some of the best characters in any book out there.  Seriously, Brenden Fletcher and Becky Cloonan made me fall in love with Olive and Maps immediately and I thank them.  This issue looks like it will continue the drama and I have a big smile on my face right now.

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Mortal Kombat X #3 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Shawn Kittelsen
Art By: Dexter Soy, Veronica Gandini
Digital Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 18, 2015


Get Over Here......... and Check Out Scorpion!


*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

In the last issue of Mortal Kombat X, we saw that Scorpion isn't exactly Mr. Miyagi when he took it upon himself to start training Kenshi's son Takeda to fight.  No, instead of chores that would eventually teach him the principals of defending himself, he simply had another young student beat the shit out of him.......... and it looked like this went on for years.  Eventually, the ass kicking would stop as we saw that an ancient evil that came to the Earth realm took over Takeda's sparring partner: Fox, which meant the boy had to cut his face off and then murder all the trained assassins in the Shirai Ryu temple........ you know thinning out the herd of Earth's champions and all.  So let's see what that means for Scorpion and Takeda, who had a knife to his throat at the end of the issue.  Let's check it out.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 1/24/15

It's been a while since I've done a Covers of the Week, but I have an excuse.  I'm lazy.  Yes, I know that is a pretty lame excuse, but it's an excuse all the same.  Actually, I'll blame our podcast because not only does it take three hours to record, but for some unknown reason, it takes me tons of time to edit.  I'd like to blame Eric somehow, but I don't think it's his fault.  I'll take that as a challenge!  It's Eric's fault because he wears an eye patch and a headband.  What does that have to do with an audio file?  You tell me.  As far as covers, we have the return of an old friend, a Flash variant and some Wonder Woman and Batman Action.  Enjoy!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 3: A Very Special Episode

This episode was very special for a couple reasons.  First off, we were lucky enough to have site writer, Daniel, join us for some
nonsense and comic talk.  Second, we debuted our Top One and a Half list.  This week we discuss our favorite "Very Special Episodes".  We find out that Edith was very handy with a pie, Rerun likes hamburgers and Eric was too fat to be abducted.  We eventually get around to talking about the comics that came out this week, since we are a comic book website and all.  I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions or comments, leave them below and we will read them on next week's episode.  By the way, if you see Eric, make sure you know how to spell zucchini!

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Batwoman #38 Review

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Juan Jose Ryp
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Fear of the Unknowns


It's a shame that this book is ending.  I was one of the few that didn't mind Marc Andreyko taking over after the controversial exit of the former creative team.  In fact, I really enjoyed the first bunch of issues of his run.  Unfortunately, things went a bit off the rails and we are left with this final arc.  Sure, it's a crazy team-up that is bound to infuriate longtimeBatwoman fans even more, but I'm going into each issue for what it is...the last couple of times I'll get to spend time with one of my favorite Superheroes.

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Trinity of Sin #4 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Yvel, Guichet, Jason Gorder, Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

All For Not


*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Last issue of Trinity of Sin, we saw our trio on a dark deformed Earth that an ancient being named Nimraa transformed to look like the world before the light came and had enough of that shit.  If that wasn't bad enough we also saw our heroes completely stripped of their consciousness and become slaves of the ancient bird monster.  Luckily, Pandora had cast as spell earlier in case of something like this and her being was restored to her and after collected the rest of the Trinity and whammying them with the same spell, they went off in search of a mystical item that might save the world: The Redemption Box........pretty much the anti-Pandora's box.  As the issue came to a close though, we saw our heroes reach where the box was kept but The Question alerted Nimraa to their locations....... So yeah, Question is still screwing everyone.  Let's check out this issue and see if our heroes reach the Redemption Box and if we can get some more intel on our current Question.
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Batman: Eternal #42 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Jed Dougherty, Goran Sudzuka and Roger Robinson
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Just a Girl


I enjoyed last week's issue of Batman: Eternal for a bunch of reasons, but the two biggest were my love of Kyle Higgins and Harper Row.  Sure, I have complained in the past about the whole nanovirus thing, but getting almost an entire issue to deal with it was nice.  Throwing Red Hood and Batgirl into the mix made it even nicer.  Seeing a bit more of Stephanie Brown and getting the book closer to the awesome events we saw in Batman #28 was icing on a pretty sweet cake.  This week, Higgins is giving readers another slice, but will it be a question of too much of a good thing?  Of course not.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Wonder Woman '77 #3 Review

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Matt Haley and Richard Ortiz
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 23, 2015


That's the Way I (Kinda) Like It


I have really enjoyed the first couple issues of Wonder Woman '77.  Marc Andreyko has really done a great job of capturing the feel of the show while the art has nailed the 70's look and Lynda Carter hotness.  Watching Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor fight hypnotized disco dancers while trying to protect a Russian Doctor has been as fun as it sounds.  This issue is the third and final chapter of this arc and while its good, it may just be a save the worst for last kind of moment.

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Harley Quinn #14 Preview

Written by: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Art by: Chad Hardin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015


Everyone knows that Harley’s not quite over her last ex-boyfriend. Can she really open her heart to another man? Well, Mason Macabre’s not like any other guy she’s known before…and not just because he hasn’t tried to kill her yet!

From the looks of this preview, I need to get out all of my egg puns. Nothing too eggstravagant, just a few yolks.  I eggspect that...oh the hell with it.  I promise that's it and I can't wait for Wednesday. 


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The Multiversity Guidebook #1 Preview

Written By: Grant Morrison
Art By: Nicola Scott, Gary Frank, Klaus Janson, Cameron Stewart, Dan Jurgens, Chris Sprouse, Ben Oliver and more
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015




The guidebook to the greatest adventure in DC's history is here!
With a detailed concordance featuring each of the 52 worlds in the Multiverse, a complete history of DC Comics universe-shattering "Crisis" events, a map of all known existence, AND an action-packed dual adventure starring Kamandi of Earth-51 alongside the post-apocalyptic Atomic Knight Batman of Earth-17 and chibi Batman of Earth-42, this 80-page mountain of MULTIVERSITY madness cannot be missed!
The MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK contains everything you ever wanted to know about DC's parallel worlds and their super-heroic inhabitants.  Meet the Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R., The Light Brigade, the Super-Americans and the Love Syndicate!  Meet The Accelerated Man, Aquaflash, BiOmac and more!
Overflowing with today's top artists and completely written by Grant Morrison himself, readers of the DC Universe can't afford to pass up this oversized, sixth chapter of MULTIVERSITY!

Even though I am a fan of Elseworld stories and things dealing with the Multiverse, this is what I've really been waiting for.  Pretty much a complete idiots guide to the Multiverse because I just need to know what's going down in each of the 52 Earths.  I have no idea how I'm going to review this book and really, this oversized book scares the hell out of me because of it.  the "Explain It!" section is going to have to be drastically reworked.

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Secret Origins #9 Preview

Written By: Charles Soule, Paul Levitz, Van Jensen
Art By: Javi Pina, Alisson Borges, Pat Broderick
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015




Swamp Thing is in the spotlight in this new set of origin tales in a story written by Charles Soule with art by Javi Pina. Also in this issue: the origins of Power Girl by Paul Levitz and Alisson Borges, and Green Lantern John Stewart by Van Jensen and Pat Broderick.


It's funny to me now that the series has been cancelled, we finally are going to be able to see the "Secret" origins I'd like to see and the ones that everyone out there aren't familiar with.  How many times are we going to see the origins of the Justice League characters?  So yeah, a good line up this issue with Swamp Thing (which I hope is done like the Animal Man secret origin), Power Girl and John Stewart.  It's about time that lesser known characters get their time to shine, it's just too bad that it had to wait so long.

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Justice League Dark #38 Preview

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Andres Guinaldo, Walden Wong
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015





The members of JL Dark struggle to pull themselves back together from across the timestream to confront an evil in the present day!


I feel a little ashamed that I've fallen behind in my reviews and haven't reviewed Justice League Dark #37 yet.  I promise that it will be up before this issue drops next week but I want you to make me a promise too.  Make sure that you're reading JLD because after March, the Dark lineup of DC Comics is going to drop drastically, so make sure that our Dark team gets to live on and pick up this book.  Hopefully it's good and I'm not having you buy a bad book.

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Green Lanterns: New Guardians #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Justin Jordan
Art By: Diogenes Neves, Ronan Cliquet, Mar Deering, Wil Quintana, Andre Dalhouse
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

The Talk


*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Now that we're in a post GODHEAD world, it's time to see where our favorite White Lantern: Kyle Rayner goes from there.  You gotta understand, with Kyle going nutso with his Life Equation powers and turning Carol into his long dead girlfriend Alex, there's going to be some 'splaining to do.  Also it will be fun to see Kyle not hindered by the Guardians following him around all the time....... with their secrets and lies............ Man I don't trust these Templar Guardians anymore.  That doesn't matter though because we're about to get to the new status quo of New Guardians!.............. Before it's final issue in two months......... Now I'm depressed, I guess we should check this out.
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Top 5 Fridays: Newer Superheroes That Everyone Loves


Let me just tell you that this week's Top 5 Fridays was inspired by this week's Batman Eternal and if you haven't read that yet, well I might spoil some things for you but if you read last week's issue it shouldn't come as that much of a shock.  This week Harper Row went and masked up and saved the day against the Mad Hatter and reading that issue it made me think of what the future holds for Harper's alter ego Blue Bird.  It's really hard for creators to come up with new heroes that people can get behind and who aren't over shadowed by the characters that have been kicking ass and taking names for the last seventy years.  Will Blue Bird be someone that we can all get behind and enjoy reading about for the next (insert number of years here) or will she simply disappear eventually and only be a footnote in Batman's history?  Only time will tell but her superheroics in this week's issue of Batman Eternal led me to think about Newer Superheroes That Everyone Loves, so let's check it out and see if one day Blue Bird will make a list like this.

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Teen Titans #6 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Will Pfeifer
Art By: Scott Hepburn, Dan Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Adding A Little Power To The Team


*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

In the last issue of Teen Titans, we saw the group going over the decision of whether they should ally themselves with Manchester Black and STAR Labs.  It's a pretty big decision and Red Robin not being a dummy decided that they should find out a little more about who they're getting into bed with.  What does that mean?  Well it means Beast Boy gets to test out a new animal he's been working on and sneaks into the labs by morphing into head lice.........Gross.  Meanwhile, as Beast Boy gathers his information, some prep school no goodniks decide to take a new designer drug that would give them superpowers and come to the logical decision to use their new powers..........to become villains.  I really hope that these kids don't represent today's youth.  That's right kids, if you happen to get superpowers, help people.  Last issue concluded with the Teen Titans having their hands full with the teenage terrors but some help might be coming when we see that one of Wonder Girl's fan club gang gets hit by a garbage truck but lifts it off herself.  Oh yeah, it's new Power Girl time.  Let's check it out.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Supergirl #38 Review

Written by: K. Perkins and Mike Johnson
Art by: Emanuela Lupacchino
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 22, 2015

Comic Kon


I have really enjoyed the start of the "Crucible" story.  Seeing Supergirl in Space School sounded pretty cool to me when it was announced and it has proven just that in the first couple of issues.  K. Perkins and Mike Johnson have done a great job with the new setting as well as Kara's new "friends".  Emanuela Lupacchino's art has been the real surprise, however, making this book look so good.  Last month's issue ended with Supergirl and her chums on a little extra credit field trip that quickly turned into an awful family reunion.  While it's still a little early to be fully invested in side character, I was looking forward to this issue to see more Kara and the promise of an awesome new guest star...Superboy.

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Wonder Woman #38 Review

Written by: Meredith Finch
Art by: David Finch
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Tug of War



I haven't been too keen on the first couple of issues of the Finch's run on this book.  I wish it was just the case of me being a narrow minded jerk who still can't get over Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang.  At least then I could get over myself and start enjoying this book.  Unfortunately, that is just not the case.  While the book has looked fantastic, the story has been caught between the past run and forging it's own path.  It's truly been a case of jack of all trades, master of none.  Now that we are on the same page, I'm happy to tell you that this month Wonder Woman finally gets some direction...but is that a good thing?

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Red Hood and The Outlaws #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: RB Silva, Wayne Faucher, The Horries
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015



Frienemy!


*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Last time in Red Hood and The Outlaws, everyone was using drugs except for Roy.......What's up with that?  We had Roy in the hospital dealing with life threatening burns after Starfire let some of her fire go wild while she was high on that alien (insert drug slang here) and Jason was rocking some Venom to give him an upper hand on some....... well some bad guys also taking Venom.  Besides for all the drug use and us not having a "Very Special" issue of Red Hood and The Outlaws, the point of the book is that Starfire found some truck stop alien heroin den............ are there heroin dens or is that something that is purely specific to opium?  Anyway, Starfire got herself all stoned and then someone decided that it was the perfect time to close his truck up and claim himself a Tamaran.  That's right folks, drugs lead to kidnapping........ Damn, only if there was a PSA at the end of two issues ago, it really would have been a great "Very Special" issue".  Oh and don't worry about Roy, Essence showed up and magic ex machina-ed him and after having a flashback issue last month about how Oliver and him had their falling out, our boy is back in order and goes off to join Red Hood on getting answers from the one man on Earth who knows more about Starfire than anyone else, the bat dragon looking Crux.  Okay that's enough recap, let's check this out.
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Justice League #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Jason Fabok, Brad Anderson
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015


So That's Who Damian Gets It From


Last time we looked at the Justice League, the Amazo Virus had been unleashed and Metropolis had become a quarantine zone.  All of the Justice League had been infected and put in a induced coma except the trinity themselves, Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, as they searched the city for Luthor's patient zero; who's blood would hopefully contain the cure they need.  Only problem there was patient zero turned out to be a giant fucking monster who could duplicate any power he saw and Luthor apparently still has a bounty on his head because the assassin Bullet showed up and it looked like he shot Lex in the head.  If that wasn't bad enough, we also saw that Batman's containment mask broke open, so maybe now's a good time to write on your picket signs "The End Is Nigh" because shit is getting serious for our heroes.  Let's see what goes down with Batman because if you remember stage one of the virus is getting infected, stage two is superpowers and stage three is death.......... Hopefully this isn't a three act story.  Let's check it out.
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Arrow Season 3 episode 10 "Left Behind" Review


Life after Queen


On the dramatic side of the Flarrowverse(I know its lame, but I don't know what to call it at the moment), Arrow returns though not the character after his battle with Ras' Al Ghul. To those few who didn't know, Oliver Queen was killed by the master assassin. I seemed like one of the few people who realized there was no way he could win against him. The battle was depressing to watch as you know there is no way out and when the blade pierced our hero's chest, my heart shattered. Without the Arrow, who will protect the city! Except Arsenal...and Diggle...and now Canary...also Ray Palmer- Okay maybe it's not completely defenseless, but the spirit has been hurt. So how will our characters deal without our hooded vigilante? Let's dive in and see life without Arrow.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Batman and Robin #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Peter J. Tomasi
Art By: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, John Kalisz
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015



Alive


When we last walked through the pages of Batman and Robin and Robin Rises: Alpha, we saw that our little pumpkin headed boy was back among the land of the living; not only that, he was sporting himself some new superpowers as well.  Yes, Damian is alive and now Batman will have to wrangle his son in as they try to get back into the business of fighting crime and slipping into their old routines.  Let's check out what adventures await our Dynamic Duo from here on out. 
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Batman/Superman #18 Review

Written by: Greg Pak
Art by: Ardian Syaf and Ulises Arreola
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015

40 Days of Healing


Greg Pak continues his "Superman's Joker" arc this month and while last month's Lobo issue was fun enough, did anyone think Lobo was the guy?!?  Really?!?  I didn't think so.  After finishing that issue, I was worried that this arc was going to end up being a bad guy of the month thing, but luckily I was wrong.  Pak pulls it back a bit and gives the reader a pretty good mystery instead of a beat-em up this month.  It's pace may have been a bit off after last issue, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
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Earth 2: World's End #16 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Scott McDaniel, Tyler Kirkham, Eduardo Pansica, Paul Neary, Robson Rocha, Guillermo Ortego, Andrew Dalhouse
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015


Call Me When It's Over


When we last strolled over the dimensional bridge to Earth 2, we saw darkness and pain....... a lot of pain because man has this title become hard to endure.  What went down includes Jimmy Olsen discovering a ship ex machina that happens to be in Earth's orbit that can hold a city worth of people, Flash finding out the species of each of the Furies and relaying their weaknesses to the Avatars.  At first I thought this was pretty cool but I really need to stop being so over zealous because even knowing their enemies weaknesses, our heroes still managed to get their asses whooped.  Dick Grayson decided to become Bruce Lee out of nowhere and start brutally beating thugs in Chicago and in the end Superman sacrificed his life to save his friends and family.  If this doesn't sound that bad, then I'm sorry I couldn't relay the information better.  Let's cross our fingers as we go into this issue and hope that Earth 2: World's End can redeem itself.  Let's check it out.
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The New 52: Futures End #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Andy MacDonald, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 21, 2015


Courting The Enemy


Welcome back to the future, our quick recap this week has to do with Brother Eye sending a Batman.Joker monster back in time to take out Batman Beyond, before he has a chance to alter the future.  We also have the new Firestorm: Madison Payne and Jason Rusch trying to recreate the experiment that fused them together but the results are less than stellar.  While that's going on, Stormguard and Superman (Shazam) are picking up her slack as Dr. Polaris is in Metropolis causing a ruckus and calling out our new hero.  Last week we saw Mercy try and kill Fifty Sue but I guess it takes more than a death touch to stop that little terror because she ended up teleporting away with Grifter, Lana Lang and the vault of DNA that King Faraday desperately wants to get his hands on.  All that Constantine telling Amethyst that if she wants to heal Frankenstein, she needs to take him back to the legendary Castle Frankenstein, where our hero was born.  A pretty painless recap, let's get into this issue and see what the future holds for us this week.
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The Flash Season 1 Episode 10 "Revenge of the Rogues" Review


The Ballad of 
Heat and Cold 
The wait is finally over, and the Scarlet Speedster has run back to our televisions. We last left Barry and his allies in the aftermath of the appearance of Firestorm, Barry revealing his feelings to Iris, and the Christmas attack of the " Man in Yellow." These events have caused Caitlin to continue to search for her “thought dead” fiance, Iris to reevaluate her relationship with Barry, and the Flash himself to train to take on "The Fastest Man Alive" in the form of his mother's killer. While this is going on, Leonard Snart has finally returned to Central City to take down The Scarlet Speedster. This time, however, he has brought an old partner, Mick Rory, and has given him a gun that turns the air to fire. That's right Weird Scientists! It's time for round two with The Rogues!

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The Flash: Season Zero #10 Review (Spoilers)

Written by: Andrew Kreisberg
Art by: Marcus To
Cover Price: $.99
Release Date: January 12, 2015


Smoak Signals - Part 2 of 2


Like I said last week, my limited experience with CW's Arrow made this story a bit confusing for me going into it and this week is no different. Despite all the confusion this issue had a lot to offer--a great presentation for the story and awesome art being the two big ones for me.

On the story side of things it's clear to me that they are trying to set up for something bigger although which form of media that plays out in I can't quite say. For all I know they're setting up an event for the TV universe and it slid right under my nose. It kills me to admit that.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Injustice: Year Three #17 Review

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Bruno Redondo, and Xermanico
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 20, 2015

Tower of Hate


Since taking over Injustice, Brian Buccellato has done a pretty good job.  Sure, the story feels a little bit rushed, but it still feels like Injustice and I'm glad for that.  Last week ended with the Spectre taking Team Superman to the Tower of Fate for a head-on confrontation with Batman and his crew and I couldn't wait.  Not only because it promised some kick-ass action, but also because it would give readers a chance to see Buccellato work with all the characters they've come to fear, hate and love since the book began.  He does a pretty good job even if something seems to be missing.

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The Justice League Goes Inside the NBA All Star 2015 Preview

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Beni Lobel
Cover Price: Free
Release Date: January 21, 2015

Turner Sports and DC Entertainment present "The Justice League Goes Inside the NBA All Star 2015," a special edition comic book that pairs TNT’s Sports Emmy® Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team – host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal – with The Justice League from DC Comics.

Written by Brian Buccellato and drawn by Beni Lobel and Tony Shasteen, the 16-page, limited edition comic book will be available for the first time at comic book stores free of charge, throughout the U.S, throughout New York and to fans at the NBA Store (590 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan) starting Wednesday, Jan. 21. It is also available in a digital format via nba.com.

In The Justice League Goes Inside the NBA All Star 2015, the NBA on TNT team prepares for a rematch of their big race Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal are paired with Justice League members Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash to see who can make it from Barclays to Madison Square Garden first. Those plans are thwarted by unexpected occurrences that happen throughout the city in which the teams are forced to work together to save the day.

This issue also features special appearances by TNT commentators Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Kristen Ledlow.


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