Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween From Weird Science

Robin Has His Costume Ready, Do You?



























This Was Done By Racoonee.  See More HERE

Okay, we put this up last year, when pretty much nobody came here and we still didn't know what the hell we were doing.  So I figure what the hell, this is an awesome picture and people should see it.  Have a Happy Halloween and we appreciate your constant viewing of this little thing we did on a whim that is taking off thanks to you.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wonder Woman #35 Review

Written by: Brian Azzarello
Art by: Cliff Chiang
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 29, 2014

Not What it Seems



This is it, the final issue of Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang's epic run on Wonder Woman.  I believe that this long form story will go down as one of the better Wonder Woman stories ever and also one of the things that people will point to when looking back at the best of the New 52.  I usually try to recap things a bit in this opening segment, but so much has gone on that that would just be a practice in futility.  If you haven't read any issues of this run and are checking in to see if the finale is good, it isn't...it's great. Do yourself a huge favor and go pick up every issue leading up to this one and start reading and thank me later.  Now that everyone is up to speed, let's get on with the review.

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Harley Quinn Annual #1 Review

Written by: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: John Timms
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 29, 2014

Do You have the Rub 'N Smell?  It'd be alot cooler if You did


A little note before I get into my review. I get my books digitally and no matter how hard I rub my laptop's screen, the only thing I'm smelling is the chicken wing sauce I just smudged on it.  Luckily, even though the smells are designed to "Offend, Inform and Amuse", the issue is strong enough to work on it's own without resorting to gimmicks, even if it is a pretty cool one.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Earth 2: World's End #4 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Jan Duursema, Jonathan Glapion, Jorge Jimenez, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Weems, Robson Rocha, Paul Neary
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: October 29, 2014


Oh Atlantis and Your Super Weapons!


Last week in World's End we saw the usual battles that this series has all ready become predicable for.  Yeah I get it, it's the world's end, shit's going down and heroes have to be fighting them battles, but damn...... Does it have to be all the time?  Are we ever going to get a breather so we can explore these characters properly?  Anyway, Power Girl, Huntress and Red Tornado fought Batman and Val-Zod because they were under the control of the Fury: War, but they eventually got over that, but War was long gone.  The World Army detained Big Barda, Fury and Mister Miracle, but after a lengthy interrogation they figured that they'd allow them to escape so that they could just follow their teleportation signal back to Apokolips.  In the end we saw Dr. Crane get zapped by a mother box while his mind was linked to his robot body, so it's very possible we'll have the Earth 2 Robot Man soon and when Aqua Woman went back to check in on her people in Atlantis, she found out that the majority of her people had been killed and turned into zombies by the Fury: Death.  Okay let's check out this parallel world adventure, where hopefully it isn't just good guys beating up bad guys....... or vice versa.  Let's check it out.
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The New 52: Futures End #26 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Scot Eaton, Scott Hanna, Drew Geraci, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 29, 2014


HEY BARTENDER!


For this week's quick recap, you'll need to know that the person who put Coil, Key and Plastique up to the job of stealing the prototype USphere from Mister Terrific was Bruce Wayne.  Also after Batman Beyond joined that crew to infiltrate Terrifitech and find out info on Brother Eye, he totally screwed the bad guys over by sounding the security alarms and Coil and Key were caught by security and then immediately offered a job by Mister Terrific himself.  You know when he found out the whole Bruce Wayne hired them thing.  Now while those two were captured, Batman Beyond let Plastique pal around with him because..... Well I guess he honestly felt bad because he found Plastique staring at her Brother Eyed self from the future and no one should ever have to see that.  So yeah, Plastique and Batman Beyond; the dynamic duo.  On Cadmus Island, Fifty Sue has decided that Deathstroke, Grifter and Lana Lang are going to simply take down the AI and get their island back and finally, last issue we saw that Dr. Yamazake, Jason Rusch's boss and increasing nutcase found out about Jason's super identity and with his hate on for superheroes........ well it can't end well for our hero.  Okay let's check out this week's foray into Five Years From Now.
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Sinestro #6 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Cullen Bunn
Art By: Dale Eaglesham, Scott Hanna, Jason Wright
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 29, 2014



The Enemy of My Enemy Is Still My Enemy, But What The Hell


Last week in Red Lanterns we saw that Guy Gardner and Simon Baz are getting in on the New God bashing when Earth was invaded by a handful of these Kirby Colossus', to get their hands on Guy's ring....... and I guess Simon's, but they went specifically for Guy, but pretty much they want all the rings taken from slingers in the Prime Universe because of them being "lesser beings".  Elsewhere John Stewart and his band of Lanterns were rescued by the Indigo Tribe when they were attacked by a New God and Hal Jordan as far as I know is still licking his wounds and contemplating suicide after seeing the massive beating they took from the New Gods and good old Kyle was invited to New Genesis by Highfather to get that pesky Life Equation removed from him so he can get back to simply smooching with Carol Ferris.  It looks like Sinestro is up next, so let's see how this master of fear deals with the possibility of complete annihilation from this alien god menace in GODHEAD Act 1 Part 6.  Let's check it out.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Batman: Eternal #29 Review

Written by: Ray Fawkes
Art by: Simon Coleby
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

Green Light


Baternal has been hit-or-miss for me, but I guess that's the way of a weekly book of this sort.  With so many stories, creative teams and characters, you are bound to lock onto a couple and favor them over the others.  One of my favorites has been Ray Fawkes and the teamup of Jim Corrigan and Batwing.  Ray Fawkes has been the go to guy for the mystical story of Eternal and Jim Corrigan and Batwing are just awesome.  This issue has all three, but unfortunately, it's not one of the stronger issues of the series.  Let me explain why.

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Star Spangled War Stories featuring G.I. Zombie #3 Review

Written by: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: Scott Hampton
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

Bringing a Severed Arm to a Knife Fight



Whether or not you like this book, you have to admit that there is nothing else like it in the New 52.  It's the Walking Dead meets the X-Files meets Lethal Weapon meets...I think you get the point.  Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray shove a bunch of great things together and a cool, unique title comes out the other end.  This is only the third issue (fourth if you count the cool Futures End book) and we are still getting to know Jared and Carmen, but the more I see, the more I like.  This issue makes me like them even more.

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Sometimes Dead Is Better: Damian Wayne


It's the end of October and that usually means dressing up, begging for candy, partying down or for the purposes of this article.  Resurrecting the dead.  It wasn't too long ago that Peter J. Tomasi dropped a bombshell on us by showing us the cover to Batman and Robin #38, revealing a very alive Damian Wayne and even more surprising, a very alive Damian Wayne who appears to have super powers.  His reasoning behind this decision is that the reveal would have been spoiled by the solicits anyway and why not be the person to present it when he's the one being all Dr. Frankenstein about it.  Now I'm fine with his decision to spoil the spoil, but is this really where we want the story to be going?

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Injustice: Year Three #5 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Mike S. Miller
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 28, 2014



Dr. Harley Quinn, Medicine Woman



Injustice: Year Three has been all about the magic side of things and it's been so...magical?!  I'm sorry about that, but it really has been great.  By concentrating on the Dark characters of the DCU, Tom Taylor has made things fresh and fun.  It's been about gathering magical allies and while Team Batman seemed to have the upper hand, Team Superman may have gone ahead last issue with the introduction a a real heavy hitter.  The fun of seeing who turns up next is only topped by guessing who will be the next to fall.  Nobody goes down this issue, but there is an introduction to a new hero...maybe.

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Infinity Man and the Forever People #4 Review

Written by: Keith Giffen and Dan Didio
Art by: Keith Giffen
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

Don't Have a Cow, Man

I don't know about you, but I really like this book.  However, if you held a gun to my head and demanded to know why, I'm not sure I could answer in a satisfying way.  Yes, it's fun and I like fun, but beyond that it's just a "feeling" I get when reading it that's hard to pinpoint.  The book is a mixture of discovery, silver age goofiness and infectious fun that makes me smile even when I'm confused or shaking my head at what I'm reading. This issue has all that and a couple of head scratching guest stars that make it more ridiculous and more fun all at the same time. Just the way I like it.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #24 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Christian Dulce
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 26, 2014

Another One Bites the Dust


Looking back at this series it is very clear that I haven't been it's most vocal supporter.  Actually, I don't know who has been because I really haven't seen any indication that anyone else reads it.  It's been such an inconsistent book with a ton of lows and only a few highs.  Luckily, the highest of highs was last week.  Dan Abnett finally gave us few fans an issue that kicked butt from start to finish.  This issue was pretty good as well so I guess you can say that Abnett saved the best for last.  Why?  Because in another great move by DC, this book has ended without anyone knowing.  I can't say I'm surprised or that I didn't predict it, but why does DC make readers find out such things on their own?  Oh well, it happened before (with Justice League Beyond 2.0) and will probably happen again. However, that's an article for another day.  Let's talk about this last issue.

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Just For The Hell Of It Mondays: Halloween Harley Quinn Tutorials


It came to my attention this weekend that it's the end of October and we have yet to put up anything Halloween related on this site.  Now Jim, he's an old man and forgets to take his pills sometimes so I can understand why he might of forgot or didn't care to put something Halloween oriented up........ Wait scratch that, he totally had the monster variant covers in his covers of the week feature.  So I guess I'm just the schmuck who hasn't done shit to celebrate his favorite holiday.  I'm a huge horror fan too and to think that I haven't taken something that I love and shoved it down all your throats....... Well I might have to have my fanboy card revoked.  Well as much as I love horror, I love something else dealing with Halloween more.  That's right woman dressing sexy and more importantly dressing like sexy DC characters.  Yeah, I'm a bit of a creep, but it's what Halloween is all about nowadays.  Looking at scantily clad women and not getting yelled at for staring.  I don't care if you have other ideas about the holiday, I'm sticking with my beliefs.  So with that, we'll be looking at a tutorial for any woman that wants to dress like Harley Quinn, but just doesn't know where to start or how to go about it.  That's right I'm a giver........... by stealing someone else's videos and showing it here.  Giver.  So let's check it out and hopefully it gives you a bit of an idea on how to go about dressing like Harley Quinn.  I guess you guys could go as Harley as well, but don't expect the ogling I promised.  Happy Halloween and I'll see you all in November.  I expect pictures ladies........... That's right, I'm that kind of creepy.

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Catwoman #35 Review

Written by: Genevieve Valentine
Art by: Garry Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

catWoman


I have to start this review with a confession.  I think that Ann Nocenti is the worst thing that has ever happened to Catwoman, but I may hate pant suit Selina Kyle even more.  Catwoman should be a fun character, but this new Selina hasn't been fun in Baternal and if this first issue is any indication, the fun may be missing here as well.  I guess you can't get everything and having Nocenti off the book is a huge win so I'll be happy for that and hope everything else falls into place eventually.

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Secret Origins #6 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, J.M. DeMatteis, Cullen Bunn
Art By: Goran Sudzuka, Kevin Stokes, Igor Lima
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014



Finally I'm In On The Secret


For this issue of Secret Origins we'll be looking at Wonder Woman, Deadman and Sinestro and what I think is the first time I finally see a point to this series.  We're getting there people!  We're running out of Justice Leaguers and soon we'll have characters who's origins haven't been splattered all over media from before I can even recall.  Yeah, I don't have much to say here, they're origin stories that you may or may not know and at least Deadman and Sinestro fit the bill for me.  J.M. DeMatteis is giving us a new look at Deadman's beginnings and I never really thought about it before, but I guess I've never wondered about how Sinestro became a Green Lantern, so that's two new ones for me and as far as Wonder Woman goes, I don't read the book but I know her new origins, hopefully this section of the book will offer up something I didn't know before hand.  Okay let's check out this issue of Secret Origins.
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Batman: Eternal #30 Preview

Written by: Ray Fawkes
Art by: Fernando Pasarin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 29, 2014

The last time Deacon Blackfire took control of Gotham City, Batman nearly died...How will the city fare now that he wields unspeakable power?

I know the solicit above is all about Blackfire, but the preview below is about one guy...The Spectre.  I have enjoyed Ray Fawkes stories in Eternal mainly because of Batwing and Jim Corrigan and I'll even deal with the Joker's Daughter to get one or both of them.  I'm also really digging Fernando Pasarin's art and can't wait to see the whole issue.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Earth 2: World's End #3 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Weems, Eduardo Pansica, Jaime Mendoza, Jorge Jimenez, Paulo Sequeira, Cam Smith
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014



It's The Pits


Last week in Earth 2: World's End, we saw most of our "Wonders" take on the first of four Furies of Apokolips, War.  Well the fight didn't go to well after we saw that one of War's abilities is to get inside people's heads and turn them into her puppets.  We had Huntress, Power Girl and Red Tornado become her sexy puppets and man did they ever beat the holy hell out of Batman and Val-Zod.  One positive thing to come out of last week's issue though is the fact that Mister Miracle, Terry Sloan and Mister Terrific escaped Bedlam after Mister Miracle trapped him in Sloan's mind forcing the evil genius to face him and eventually kill him.  So I like to believe that there's a tiny skeleton inside Sloan's brain now......... That's how minds work right?  Let's see how well our "Wonders" fair this week as Apokolips continues the assault and the World Army has to deal with the actual planet of Apokolips heading for a collision course with Earth 2.  Let's check it out.
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Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #11 Review

Written by: Adam P. Knave
Art by: Mathew Dow Smith
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 23, 2014

Not Included


I have a couple weaknesses.  Breakfast cereal, deep fried food of any kind and comic book teamups.  Unfortunately, this week's Sensation Comics didn't have any fried wontons or Cocoa Pebbles hidden in it's digital code, but it did have a teamup.  Yep, this issue features Big Barda and Wonder Woman in a fun story that also includes two great villains and a running joke that got a chuckle out of me.

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Justice League Dark #35 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Tom Derenick, Scott Hanna
Cover Price: $3.99

Release Date: October 22, 2014



Zatanna In Wonderland


In our last issue of JLD, we saw our team head to the dimension that Nanda Parbat disappeared to after the events of Forever Evil: Blight.  You see Boston Brand was duped to believe that he needed to go back to the mystical city that made him the ghost with the most, but instead of being it's savior, he unknowingly brought it's destroyer with him.  Well after being brought back to life and then killed again..... Poor Deadman, that's twice that's happened in this series, we saw the rest of the JLD show up to help and Deadman and Brahma Dass possessed the beast and killed it with happy thoughts.  No seriously.  In the end of the issue the JLD were safe, Nanda Parbat was safe and then we jumped to Five Years From Now where no one was safe.  So let's check out this new story arc and see what's going down in the world of the Justice League Dark.  Let's check it out.

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DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 10/25/14


This week is very Flash-centric.  Being a huge Flash fan, that is a-ok with me.  We get all sorts of  flavors...zombie, future and cosmic treadmill running awesome as all hell Flash. The rest of the covers feature a He and a She and one awesome cow.  Man, it was one busy week and here are my picks...enjoy!

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The Flash: Season Zero #4 Review

Written by: Andrew Kreisberg, Brooke Eikmeier and Katherine Walczak
Art by: Phil Hester
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 15,2014

Etsy Snapchat Donnie Darko



I may be a big dummy, but this book is nothing like I expected it to be.  I know it's a tie-in to the CW television show, but you could have fooled me.  It's fine that the Barry within these pages doesn't look like Grant Gustin, but why does he look 20 years older?  Also, the "Season Zero" in the title lead me to believe that this would lead up to the pilot episode of the new program.  It does not.  I know that if it did, the book would be a Flash book before there was a Flash and that wouldn't work, but why make it seem that way?  Tie that all together with an opening arc that's been ridiculous and not that good and it's hard for me to get excited about this title.  Well, the arc continues this issue and while this is my favorite issue in the series so far, it's far from great.

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Aquaman #35 Review

Written by: Jeff Parker
Art by: Paul Pelletier
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 26, 2014

Stay Salty


October has seen a bunch of books using the month off from the September Futures End Event to start new arcs and setup a good jumping on point for new readers.  Aquaman is a prime example of this.  While this issue continues the general story of Jeff Parker's run and does tie up some loose ends, it also has the added bonus of being new reader friendly.  It is more setup than usual, but that's going to happen in issues like this and Parker does enough to keep long time readers entertained as well.  At the end of the day, I enjoyed it even though Arthur makes some pretty crazy decisions.  I guess he can do what he wants though, he is the King...or is he?

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #39 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel
Art by: Thony Silas
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 25, 2014

You Outta Know by Now



Here we are, the penultimate issue of Kyle Higgins' run on Batman Beyond 2.0 and one things clear, he wants to go out with a bang.  Of course, I could have been cheesy and said it's "shocking" or "electric", but I'm not doing it.  For those not in the know, this final Alternating Currents story involves Davis Dusk (aka Rewire) holding Dick Grayson until he is given Bruce Wayne's portal to the Justice Lords' timeline.  It seems that he didn't think the whole killing his Father thing through and like Terry, doesn't care which version he gets.  Yes, this book is filled with Daddy issues.  While Batman and Rewire duke it out, Dick is on the verge of a heart attack thanks to an electrical device attached to his chest.  It's a fight against the clock with two timelines and my favorite hero at stake and it's been awesome.  This issue is no different and ended with me begging for the next issue right now.

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Red Lanterns #35 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Charles Soule
Art By: J. Calafiore
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014



Rage Against The New Gods


Last issue of Red Lanterns, you know the one before we went to Five Years From Now, we saw the conclusion to the Atrocitus War.  If you don't remember, a lot of our favorite Reds lost their lives during the war......... I cried a little, but Guy Gardner came out victorious and from what I've heard a bunch of people are really upset with Atrocitus dying so easily...... Well not easily, but by the hand of Guy Gardner, who went all Red Lantern Super Saiyan and drew all the rings off of Atrocitus and his army and then used them to recreate the magic blood lake and the Red Power Battery.  Even though Guy was victorious, I guess he's had enough of leading his friends to death, so he tells Bleez that she's in charge now and goes home to Earth.  I guess his little hiatus from Lanterning is going to be put on hold now that the New Gods are getting all bling happy and going around collecting rings from what they deem "Lesser Beings".  Let's see what happens when the New Gods go to Earth and meet the raging Red Lantern, Guy Gardner.  Let's check out GODHEAD Act 1, Part 5.
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Justice League Dark Annual #2 Preview

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Klaus Janson
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 29, 2014



The JLD team struggles to contain the House of Mystery and the House of Secrets when both take human form!


If you've all read Justice League Dark #35, then you'll want to read this because this is the story that led to Zatanna in Wonder Land and after seeing the beautiful hell she created for herself, I sure has hell want to read how we got there.  I'm personally not a fan of Andrew Bennett, who is now a part of the JLD team, but I guess I can put my vampire bias aside when a book is as strong as Justice League Dark is.  You're not going to want to miss this one.......... Especially since it's the fifth week of a month and not a lot of books come out.  

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Justice League United Annual #1 Preview

Written By: Jeff Lemire
Art By: Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 29, 2014




The Infinitus Saga begins as the Legion of Super-Heroes arrive with the shocking news that the 31st century has been destroyed! Now it’s up to the Justice League United to save the future!


I can't tell you how much I love the idea of having a Legion of Superheroes story beginning in this Annual.  My only concern is man, do we have a lot going on in this book.  As much as I enjoy all the characters involved in the JLU, I find myself getting bored with the issues each month.  It just seems like there's too much going on and since there is so much going on, that means a lot more exposition than normal and that makes me a sleepy boy.  So dig this, we've got Supergirl, Stargirl, Animal Man and Green Arrow out in space trying to recover the body of Hawkman because they think somebody's up to no good with it and back on Earth we have Martian Manhunter, Alanna Strange, The Ultra Baby and Equinox now taking on the fight for the future.  I don't know about you but going toe to toe with Mon-El sounds like a recipe for a bad day.  Can you see why I'm concerned with the amount of story going on here?  I really hope that this comic picks up the pace, so I can escape snoozeville every time I read about these wonderful characters.  

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Smallville: Continuity #9 Review

Written by: Bryan Q. Miller
Art by: Ig Guara
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 24, 2014

Nightwing and Sundance


Maybe it's because Smallville has been canceled, but since the announcement, the book has really suffered.  It may not be anyone's fault, maybe it's just a "book has been canceled" hangover doing it.  Whatever the cause, a book that I loved for it's great characterizations suddenly has more out of character moments than you can shake a stick at. Don't get me started on the story.  For such a great book, this final arc has been less than lackluster.  It pains me to say it, but one of my favorite books is ending with a whimper instead of the roar it deserves.  I won't abandon ship though.  Nope, I will be here to the bitter end and I'm holding out hope that Bryan Q. Miller will right the ship, avoid the iceberg and get us all home safe and sound. After reading this issue, I still have a sliver of hope.

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Top 5 Fridays: My Favorite Superheroes In The New 52


So I bet all of you out there are saying to yourself, "Who the fuck gives a shit about who your favorite superheroes are?  I've got favorite superheroes and you don't see me forcing them down people's throats".  Well while the lot of you are very vocal and vulgar with your opinion here, I guess you have a point, but the whole reason that I'm doing this besides for the chronic laziness that I suffer from, is because somebody out there actually did look up "your favorite DC heroes" and got to the site, so I'm figuring that somebody out there cares about what big pecs I look up to when I lean my head back and daydream about what heroes I could pal around with Jimmy Olsen style.  Now for this list I'm restricting myself a little because two of my all time favorite superheroes are Green Lantern and Batman, but who's isn't?  So for this list I'll be doing heroes that aren't Justice Leaguers and ones who live somewhere in the second tier of hero-dom or the B listers if you want to go with that.  Also for a larf and to include Jim in this week's Top 5, I'll be letting him list the order that these characters go in because if there's anyone who hears me talk about my favorite heroes and would know who I don't shut up about the most, it would be him.  So without further adieu I give to you my personal favorite heroes because the interwebs are clamoring to know.

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The New 52: Futures End #26 Preview

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Scot Eaton, Drew Geraci
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 29, 2014




BATMAN of five years later appears for the first time in Futures End as he reveals a truth that will unravel Firestorm’s world.

Now I'm calling shenanigans right off the bat here because the solicits from like two weeks ago told me that we'd be seeing Bruce Wayne and do you know who we didn't see?  The Don of Dark himself, Bruce Wayne.  I don't know about all of you out there in interwebs land, but I'm getting tired of solicits lying to me all the time.  Now I understand that the solicits have been lying to us for so long now that it'll be hard for it to stop, you know like kicking a bad habit, it doesn't happen right away, but if we all band together I think we can have an intervention for the solicits and we can all be brighter better people.    But let's just say on the off chance that the solicit is legit this time and we have Bruce Wayne solving the Firestorm problem.  You know the problem where Jason doesn't want to be inside Ronnie anymore.  Is Bruce going to coach Jason?  Is he going to ease Jason into the idea of being inside Ronnie?  Whatever Bruce might do to get the Firestorm problem solved, it sounds sexy and I'm in.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Deathstroke #1 Review

Written and Art by: Tony S. Daniel
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

Extreme to the Max


Like Hansel, Deathstroke is so hot right now.  New Suicide Squad, Arrow and now (or again), his own monthly.  You can't seem to walk downtown nowadays without running into the anti-hero and his guns and swords and healing factor.  Tony S. Daniel  gets the job of bringing him to the comic book masses and while I love his art, this is my first time reading a monthly by him.  I was worried how I would feel about it and my fears were realized.  The art is as great as expected, but the story itself is straight forward to a fault and really does nothing to impress or surprise.  If you are a fan of Slade, you will probably find something here to like.  If you aren't already, I don't think this issue will do anything to change your mind.

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The New 52: Futures End #25 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Patrick Zircher, Jesus Merino
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: October 22, 2014



"I Should Have Stayed In The Phantom Zone"


It's that time again, where we jump in our DC Tardis and take a quick trip to Five Years From Now to check in on the awful future our heroes face.  For your quick recap this week, you'll need to know that Frankenstein, Amethyst, Ray Palmer, Black Adam, Hawkman and The Engineer got back to "The Carrier" but were being chased down by robot minions of Brainiac.  In Africa Superman went searching for the robot Brainiac monster, but it seems that the monster decided to doubleback and Constantine found himself staring at his friends being slaughtered.  It's a good thing our Man of Steel came back to lay a little smack down.  Back on Cadmus Island, Brother Eye has taken over all the systems and has even taken over all the locked up Earth 2 heroes.  If someone ever wants to give you an implant, tell them no.  Anyway Fifty Sue, Lana Lang, King Faraday, Grifter and Deathstroke go and hide in Fifty Sue's super secret bunker while they try to figure out how to take down the psychotic satellite.  Tim Drake's ex-girlfriend Madison Payne has been spending a lot of time with Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch and Dr. Yamazake have made a breakthrough in developing teleportation technology, that the steadily getting crazier Dr. feels is being kept from the people by the superheroes he despises.  That should do you for this issue, so strap in and let's go.
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Superman #35 Review

Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: John Romita Jr.
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

The Quest for Something


When it was announced that Johns and Romita Jr were jumping on Superman, I jumped for joy.  After suffering through years of sub par stories, one of my favorite superheroes was finally going to get the creative team he deserved.  This book along with Action Comics and Superman/Wonder Woman  was the beginning of a new Golden Age of Superman.  Yea, I am a bit of a drama queen.  Now that I've had a few issues of Johns and Romita Jr under my belt I am a little less enthusiastic.  Don't get me wrong, what we're getting here is way better than what came before it, it's just not as mind blowing as I'd hoped.  Johns' Men of Tomorrow story is good enough, it just is going at a snails pace and Romita Jr's art has been more inconsistent than stellar.  Unfortunately, this issue didn't change my mind on either front.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

He-Man and The Masters of The Universe #18 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Dan Abnett
Art By: Pop Mhan, Mark Roberts
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014



Taking On The Family Business


Last issue of He-Man and The Masters of The Universe we saw that Teela is a bit of a dick because she led Adora to slice her brother, He-Man's throat.  You See Teela set in motion a bunch of events that she saw as leading to Adora finding the Sword of Protection and technically she's still on that path, but there's still He-Man's throat to think about.  Back in the day about thousand years ago, King Grayskull's handmaiden, Saryn slit his throat and was then forever cursed, but she's also the one who first found the Sword of Protection and has kept it in a cave on Anwat-Gar ever since as she got more and more deadite looking.  So it's a thousand years later and now the sword is Adora's only chance in healing He-Man and this girl plans on recovering her birthright.  Let's check out this issue as we see Adora go up against the evil dead Saryn for the ultimate prize.  
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Harley Quinn #11 Review

Written by: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: Chad Hardin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

Montage


I'd love to say that Harley Quinn is a thought provoking book that points out the problems in our society in a way...oh the hell with it, I don't want that at all.  I like this book for what it is, a laugh out loud romp that makes me smile every time I read it.  I'm smiling right now because this issue starts the Harley Quinn/Power Girl teamup that I didn't even know I wanted until today.  Even though it ends up being more setup than fans of this book are probably used to, everything it sets up is hilarious.

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The Multiversity: The Just #1 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Grant Morrison
Art By: Ben Oliver
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014



You Think Teenagers Are Bad Now?  Imagine Them With Superpowers


Now we journey to what Grant Morrison likes to call Earth-Me.  The strange world where the world's superheroes that we know have saved the world and apparently have come up with a way to keep it safe and their super offspring are really bored because of it.  So let's look this month's strange Earth and see if we can make out what it wants to tell us........... You know about cursed comics and doomed worlds and the such.  Okay let's go.
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