Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #15 Review

Written and Illustrated by: Gilbert Hernandez
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 20, 2014

Yakety Yak


After reading and reviewing the first part of Gilbert Hernandez's two part story last week, I was a little afraid of getting some backlash.  I say "a little" because any time you review something and throw it out on the intranets, you open yourself for attack, but I'm used to that.  What I was afraid of was that people were going to glance at the issue and write it off because the art was so different.  Different as in retro, indie and/or unique.  I'll admit, at first glance I didn't know what to think.  At second glance, I still didn't, but as I read the issue (three times to be exact), I came to appreciate both the art and the story and more importantly, how they complimented each other.  This week we get the conclusion and after last week, I jumped right in knowing what to expect and enjoyed every minute of it.

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Batwoman #36 Review

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Georges Jeanty
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014

Better Left Unknown?



Last month, Marc Andreyko started his new Batwoman arc with a very cold opening...in Space.  It was fun, if not a bit confusing, with Kate teamed up with Clayface, Alice, Ragman and Etrigan.  The ending promised that we'd get to see how it all came together and that's just what we get this month.  The issue is aptly titled, "How In The Hell Did We Get Here?" and while most of it is setup (it is only part one), I'm intrigued to see more of the "Unknowns".  Unfortunately, I really didn't like anything that happened with Kate.  I'd say that's a pretty big problem.

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DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 11/22/14




I'm sorry if I seem a little down today, but I just found out that the Queen Latifah Show was canceled.  With that and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo no longer on television, what the hell am I supposed to do?  At least I still have Manhattan Love Story, right? What?  That's been canceled too?  Now I'm really depressed.  I'll try to get out of my funk for just a little bit so I can pick this week's best covers, but I will do so with tears in my eyes.  It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday...  Boys II Men, you always know how to make me feel worse.



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Earth 2: World's End #8 Preview

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Tyler Kirkham, Joe Weems, Stephen Segovia, Jason Paz, Jorge Jimenez, Eddy Barrows
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 26, 2014




Welcome John Constantine to the chaos and fire of Earth 2 – he’ll be right at home! Continued from this month’s CONSTANTINE #19.


Look I love Constantine as much as the next fanboy, but do we really need to clutter up this already cluttered series with another character, especially one that isn't even from that universe?  Now I'll agree that the Constantine series seriously needs a sales push, but I figure that his TV show that seems to be blowing up will boost the sales enough to keep our Brash Brit in paneled pages for a long time.  So get Constantine out of Earth 2 and back to kicking magical asses in the good old Prime Universe.  Really I don't understand what I'm bitching about because he'll probably have a page or two in this book and that's it.  Damn lying solicits are always trying to get the better of me.

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Earth 2: World's End #7 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Jan Duursema, Keith Champagne, Robson Rocha, Guillermo Ortego, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Weems, Stephen Segovia, Jason Paz, Jorge Jimenez
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014


Mother Boxes Had Sex On Jimmy Olsen.....Nuff Said.


Last week in Earth 2: World's End we saw Doctor Fate's whammy on Famine have a bit of a backlash in that he now causes everyone around him to reenact the movie "Thinner", so it's time for a cure and he believes it lies in Jimmy Olsen and the Mother Box that seems to have taken a shine to him.  Ted Grant aka Wildcat made his New 52 debut and Aqua Woman has released a Cthulhu monster on the Apokoliptians, but between you and me, I'm not sure that it can tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys....... It's a goddamn Cthulhu monster, so pretty much the end is nigh.  During Alan Scott and Grundy's buddy cop team up they came across the avatar of the White, who just so happens to be Alan's dead boyfriend Sam, who we also find out was going to propose to Alan when Alan was going to propose to him......... So I think they'll change their facebook status to "It's Complicated".  That was last week, so let's get to what's going on this week with this issue of Earth 2: World's End.  Let's check it out.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Green Lantern: New Guardians #36 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Justin Jordan
Art By: Diogenes Neves, Marc Deering, Wil Quintana
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014


Duping A White Lantern


Welcome to GODHEAD ACT 2 Part 3 where we'll see what's going down with Kyle and Carol on New Genesis, but before we get into it let me tell you that Kyle had some really good reasons to want to go to the home of the New Gods.  Last issue of New Guardians, The Guardians told Kyle that they've purposely kept him away from the other Lantern Corps' because they knew that he had the Life Equation within him after he escaped the Source Wall way back in Green Lantern Annual #2.  So obviously Kyle's pissed and when he tries to leave the Guardians acting more and more like their insane brethren try to stop him..... Well apparently the Life Equation doesn't like being touched because Kyle went ape shit with it's power changing the universe around him and at one point even turning Carol into his long dead girlfriend Alex.  Eventually Highfather came a calling and offered Kyle the chance to have that pesky Life Equation removed and him not wanting to explain to Carol why he pictures her as other women accepts and Highfather, Kyle and Carol boom tube off to New Genesis.  Now you know this can't be good, so let's find out how bad Kyle has it in this issue of New Guardians.
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Trinity of Sin #2 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Yvel Guichet, Jason Gorder
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014



The Dark World......... Not That Thor Movie


Last issue of Trinity of Sin we saw our trio of the damned being attacked separately by monster assassins and it really took Pandora calling forth a spell that gave the Trinity the strength to survive.  After Phantom Stranger and Question overpower their attackers, they are transported to Pandora and it looks like it's team up time! Woo!  Only the Question told them to go to hell, so it looks like it's only Pandora and Phantom Stranger having a team up.  After calming himself over the death of Dr. Thirteen, Phantom Stranger felt where the darkness was coming from and our sinful duo flew into space to confront a.......a....... well it's some kind of ancient bird man creature.  Now I wasn't a fan of the first issue of this series, but let's keep our minds open as we check out this issue and see if our heroes can take on that awful bird thing.  Let's check it out.
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Red Hood and The Outlaws #36 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: RB Silva, Wayne Faucher
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014



Bringing Back Their Girl


Last month in Red Hood and The Outlaws we saw a very disappointing issue that really made me feel terrible because I really want this book to be awesome and it decided to be riddled with nonsense.  Now don't get me wrong, there was some cool stuff going on like Jason sitting with Roy Harper who had been terribly burned as we saw in the end of the issue by a drugged up Starfire and really Jason sitting with Roy and contemplating how they got there that was the highlight of the book.  Hell, Oliver Queen even showed up for that section of the story, but the rest was just the team going after some terrorist cell from some issues back and what happens when you try to be an Outlaw and a drug addict at the same time......... Apparently you burn your boyfriend almost to death.  So let's head back into this world where Jason is still sitting with Roy while flashbacking to him fighting the terrorists and finding his friend.  Let's check it out.
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Five DC Comic Books That Deserve Your Help...and Money

I'm going to let you in on a little secret of the Comic Book Industry...if a book doesn't sell well, it gets canceled.  What "sells well" means is up for interpretation and varies from company to company.  As a DC Comics fan, I start getting nervous when a book goes under 20,000/month, start wringing my hands when it dips below 15,000/month and start writing the eulogy if it actually makes it below 10,000/month.  In a perfect world, sales would be a matter of survival of the fittest.  Bad books wouldn't sell and would get canceled.  Good books would sell and continue being published.  Unfortunately, we live in a far from perfect world and you only have to look at a list of cancellations to see that.  Great books like All-Star Western and Animal Man no longer exist and the sales numbers were are a huge reason why.  Sure, sales aren't the only thing that gets a book canceled, but as fans, the best way for us to keep a book going is by buying it.  So, I am listing four books below that are in danger of being canceled and I feel deserve to continue.  If you agree, go buy them.  If you disagree, yell and shake your fist at me.


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Top 5 Fridays: Favorite Villains of The New 52


Recently I did a Top 5 Fridays on who my favorite heroes of the New 52 were and I had a bit of fun doing it.  To my surprise the list actually did pretty well and then I was asked who my favorite villains were and I figured why the hell not........... Well as it turns out, figuring out my favorite villains was a lot harder than I originally expected it to be.  I don't know what it is about being able to easily identify who your favorite heroes are, but when it comes time to lay down your top villains, well then you begin over thinking things and you forget to pay your electric bill........ Don't judge, that shit happens.

I like a lot of villains and it's true what people say, a hero is only as good as their villains and man does DC have some great villains.  Now like the heroes list, where I said that I wouldn't be including Justice Leaguers because....... Well because who doesn't love Batman?  So like that list I won't be including Joker here because that's the obvious choice for most people.  Hell, when I ask people who their favorite Batman villain is, I always have to say except for the Joker because I want to get a real answer, none of this phony baloney "I like the most popular villain ever" bullshit.  So no Joker here and no big societies or teams because man were the Court of the Owls really bad ass villains, but as individuals they were pretty weak and that's not a fun list.  Alright enough bullshitting, let's get to this week's list of my Favorite Villains of The New 52.

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Supergirl #36 Review

Written by: K. Perkins and Mike Johnson
Art by: Emanuela Lupacchino
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014

Making the Grade


I have only recently started reviewing Supergirl and the last two issues haven't been the greatest.  However, this issue features a new creative team and a brand new direction.  K. Perkins, Mike Johnson and Emanuela Lupacchino are taking Supergirl to school...in space.  I love anything ...in space and the thought of a bunch of heroes-to-be hitting the books and gossiping in the halls of Crucible Academy sounds like a win to me. Now, if there's a brain, a jock, a basket case, a princess and a criminal learning about life and themselves on a Saturday, I can die a happy man. Hey, a man can have a dream, right?

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Infinity Man and the Forever People #5 Preview


Written by: Dan Didio and Keith Giffen
Art by: Tom Grummet
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: November 26, 2014

The Forever People must fight off both Red and Green Lanterns – only to be confronted by the terror of Mecha-Darkseid!

How can DC get more people to read this book?  Guest stars with beards, that's how.  What better way to celebrate No Shave November than curling up with your beard and reading about more beards.  Guy Gardner and his awesome Red Lantern beard, Highfather and Darkseid with their Amish beards.  Beards a plenty, folks.  What's that?  Big Bear has a beard.  Not quite, he got the memo late and he's still rocking the George Micheal stubble.  Keep going Big Bear and you'll get there eventually.  Anyway, if you're not reading this book and enjoy old school Kirby New Gods (and beards), check this book out. It's one of the books I enjoy ready each month and it keeps getting better with each issue.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #13 Review

Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Doug Mahnke
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 20, 2014

First Time, Long Time


It seems that every time I turn around there is a new creative team on one of my favorite books.  They have been hit-or-miss as far as quality, but this book has my favorite one...Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke.  Tomasi is a master of pulling things from the whole DCU into his books which is a thing I also loved about former writer, Charles Soule.  Doug Mahnke has proven to be at his best when illustrating the Justice League so doing Superman and Wonder Woman should be a breeze.  While this first issue of their run wasn't the instant smash I was hoping it would be, I'll give the two a bit of time to settle into the book.  In the meantime,  I'll just sit back and enjoy the cool villains and the mysterious cliffhanger this issue gives us.

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Teen Titans #4 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Will Pfeifer
Art By: Kenneth Rocafort
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014


Kansas City Shuffle


Last issue of Teen Titans, we saw our young heroes take on the mechanical menace that is Algorithm.  The fight began at the nightclub where the Raven tribute band plays and after Raven began rocking out too hard to the music inspired by her.... Well everyone in the club wanted to hang with the daughter of Trigon and as it turns out, so did Algorithm.  The two clashed for a bit and eventually the rest of the Titans showed up and finished off the nanobot nightmare.  So now it's all cheers and pancakes as the Titans head off to breakfast and Red Robin decides to check up on a clue he discovered that led him to STAR Labs.  Too bad that Algorithm had put herself back together again and the clue left behind was really a trap to get our once Robin isolated and I guess....... eventually dead.  Let's check out what this issue has in store for us and see if we get the fun time that we had last month.  Let's check it out. 
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Batman '66: The Lost Episode Review

Written By: Harlan Ellison and Len Wein
Art By: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Cover Price: 9.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014

The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face


If you have ever read one of my Batman '66 reviews, you know I am a huge fan of the property, as Batman '66 story ever written has finally been seen by the public. Two-Face was one of the most iconic villains from Batman's comic book history that never actually made it onto the small screen. Fortunately, since DC has been revisiting the Batman '66 property in full force since straightening out the rights issues, one piece of unfinished business finally wrapped.  As well as the current line of comics DC publishes set in that universe. As of today, what may be the greatest

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The New 52: Futures End #29 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Patrick Zircher, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014


Who They Are


For our quick recap this week we'll be talking about Tim Drake going by the name Cal Corcoran and how Lois Lane came into his life and turned it upside down when she told his girlfriend that he was Red Robin.  Now this wouldn't be too bad except that after denying it for weeks, Tim took Lois's advice to come clean to Madison and when he did....... She left him.  No matter how many times Tim apologized it didn't matter and Madison eventually became close with Ronnie Raymond.  If this love triangle isn't enough for you, we also have Dr. Yamazake's continuing spiral into madness since his wife died during the war and his growing hate for the superheroes that didn't save her.  Now the crazed doctor is working on a teleportation machine that would be able to get people out of harms way, but when he eaves drops on his lab assistant Jason Rusch's conversation he finds out Jason's super heroic secret and immediately fires him.  This leads to his friend Madison who we already talked about, going to the lab looking for Jason and Dr. Yamazake kidnapping her and planning on using her for his first human trial.  Tim Drake and Ronnie Raymond teamed up to look for their lady love and we're about all caught up here.  So let's check out what this week's foray into the land of Five Years From Now has in store for us.
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Batman/Superman #16 Review

Written by: Greg Pak
Art by: Ardian Syaf
Cover Price: $2.99
Release date: November 19, 2014

A Crisis of Identity


Recently, this book has been struggling to find an identity.  It's been going back and forth to Earth 2 which I didn't really enjoy and the revolving door of artists all seem intent on mimicking Jae Lee's style which I wasn't a fan of in the first place.  Now that the Clean Slate story is over (thank God), we get what feels like a ...clean slate.  Greg Pak is joined by new regular artist, Ardian Syaf, for a story that is intriguing, exciting and just a little bit heavy handed.  Two out of three ain't bad.

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Wonder Woman #36 Review

Written by: Meredith Finch
Art by: David Finch
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014

No Wonder


I do not envy Meredith and David Finch for having to follow the incredible run of Azzarello and Chiang on this book. It was only one of the best runs of Wonder Woman ever and such a hard act to follow.  However, a creative change usually brings a breath of fresh air to a book and at the very least is a good jumping on point for new readers.  Unfortunately, the Finchs don't really take that route.  Instead of their own spin, they rely so much on the previous run that this issue seems more like an epilogue than the beginning of a new run.

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Justice League #36 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Jason Fabok
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014



Getting Sick Just Became Worse


Last month in Justice League we saw Bruce becoming partners with Lex Luthor in a joint venture to pull their resources together and make a better world for all of us, but what Lex didn't know is that this was a giant ruse for Bruce to find incriminated evidence that the Justice League could use against the villain turned hero.  During Bruce's private tour of Lex's personal lab an assassin named Neutron breaks in and intends on collecting a bounty put on Luthor's head.  During the scuffle Neutron blows a hole in a containment area and unleashes a outbreak known as The Amazo Virus.  That's where we left off on that issue, let's see what Metropolis looks like twenty four hours later as our heroes try to find Patient Zero and hopefully end this outbreak.  Let's check it out.
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Harley Quinn #12 Review

Written by: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: John Timms and Chad Hardin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014

Infinity Rings...and Beyond


I love Harley Quinn and this book has been such a consistently funny read with it's in-jokes, pop culture references and potty humor.  However, a fan can't live on fart jokes alone and after all these issues, the one thing that has eluded this book is an ongoing story. Enter Power Girl.  Her and Harley have been such a great team and guess what?  Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti have used the two of them to give the book the best story since the book started.  I wish "Pee Gee" could stay in this book forever, but when she leaves, fans will always have this awesome arc to read over and over.

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The Kitchen #1 Review

Written by: Ollie Masters
Art by: Ming Doyle
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 12, 2014


Sharpen Your Teeth




For the longest time, comic books were predominately representative of males--recently that has been changing. Marvel comics recently launched a new Thor series, that follows a female God of Thunder; DC Comics has placed their female heroes in the spotlight, and now it's Vertigo's turn. Vertigo is an imprint of DC Comics, but it's the imprint where they do their grittiest work. From Neill Gaiman's Sandman to Scott Snyder's American Vampire; From Preacher to Hellblazer, Vertigo is where DC Comics publishes the books you don't want to show to your kids, and The Kitchen #1 is no exception to that rule. 

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Batman and Robin #36 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Peter J. Tomasi
Art By: Patrick Gleason
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014



Attracting The Attention of A God


Last month in Batman and Robin we saw that Red Robin, Red Hood and Batgirl had a change of heart and decided to go after Bruce on his journey though Apokolips.  Only problem is that Gotham still needed a protector and Batman only had one Mother Box to boom tube him in.  So after making sure that Batwing and Bat Woman were up to the task of protecting our favorite awful city, the Bat Family moved onto stage 2 of their plan and completely betrayed and screwed over Cyborg.  After a clever ruse to get Vic Stone to the Batcave, the gang used one of Batman's Justice League fail safes to knock out Cyborg and used his personal Mother Box to open a boom tube to backup Batman and get Damian's body home.  Only problem......... Well kind of problem, I see it as a happy accident, Cyborg came to and followed the trio to Apokolips........... and so did Titus.  We left that issue with Batman kicking Apokoliptian ass and taking Apokoliptian names and our backup team facing down hungry Apokoliptians, who'd like nothing more than to make our heroes their meal.  Let's check out what this issue has in store for us and see if bat has been taken off the menu.  Let's check it out.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Batman: Eternal #32 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Jason Fabok
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 12, 2014

(Un)Safe House


I'll give the army of writers on Baternal some credit, they have managed to maintain a consistent narrative throughout the series. Unfortunately, I just can't seem to get excited about it week after week.  Every week I hope it's the issue that gets me charged up, but so far I've been left pretty lukewarm.  This week we get Kyle Higgins back on board and along with Jason Fabok, this just might be the issue that finally does the job.

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Injustice: Year Three #8 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Mike S. Miller
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 18, 2014

Even the Best Laid Plans...


This is the space usually reserved for my gushings about this book and Tom Taylor.  Year Three has been so good, I really can't help myself.  It's been a "magical" bunch of issues and I love the characters involved.  The tension has been building and it comes to a head this week.  However, for the first time in a long time, I was left wanting.

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Suiciders #1 Preview

Written and Illustrated by: Lee Bermejo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 4, 2014


In the post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, killing isn’t just a crime – it’s entertainment.
When the “big one” finally hit the West Coast, Los Angeles was left in ruins. And when the U.S. government decided to cut the city loose, things went from bad to worse. To survive, L.A. did what it does best: It turned survival into entertainment.
Now, thirty years later, the city of New Angeles is thriving once more thanks to the blood sport known as SUICIDERS – a TV series that combines the spectacle of hand-to-hand combat with elaborate, high-tech obstacles that test each competitor’s ability to survive. But these competitors have an edge: They’ve been freakishly enhanced by drugs and technology. The results are both marvelous and monstrous, as the man called The Saint begins to rise above his fellow Suiciders.
SUICIDERS is a dark, post-apocalyptic epic that tells the story of a strange, brutal world, written and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, the #1 New York Times best-selling writer/artist behind JOKER, BATMAN: NOEL, LUTHOR and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH.


Okay, We usually don't feature previews for Vertigo titles, but this one looks too good to ignore.  Recently, it was announced that Vertigo was going to go through a "rebranding" and while I don't know what that really means (I am a bit dim), if it involves getting books like this, I'm all in.  We still have a while until The Suiciders hits the shelves, but here is the preview to show you why you should start counting the days until Fedbruary 4th.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

The Flash: Season Zero #6 Review

Written by: Andrew Kreisberg & Katherine Walczak
Art by: Phil Hester
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 17, 2014

A Captive Audience


When last we left the Flash, Mr. Bliss was showing him the true meaning of fear. This week, we get
the fallout. It's not often you read a superhero story where you see star of the tale go catatonic, but alas that is what DC Comics delivered in this weeks Flash tie-in series. The issue picks up exactly where the last one left off: with Flash being shown his worst fears by the horrible Mr. Bliss. Flash then breaks down and goes catatonic before help arrives to get him out of harms way and back to S.T.A.R. Labs.

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Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #25 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by:Eduardo Fransisco
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 16, 2014

Electric Boogaloo



Someone better call Ray, Peter and Egon because I think I saw a ghost.  Actually, I think I just read one.  You see, a couple weeks ago I read and reviewed the last issue of Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse.  It was finished.  Finis, fertig, finito.  Imagine my surprise when I saw another issue was out.  The first thing I thought was, "What the Hell is going on?".  The second thing was, "Man, I could go for a nice plate of chicken wings."  The third thing was, "I hope this book somehow got better." Well, I didn't get my chicken wings and the book still stinks.  Life is cruel.

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Trinity of Sin #2 Preview

Written By: J.M DeMatteis
Art By: Yvel Guichet, Jason Gorder
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014




The Trinity of Sin – Pandora, The Phantom Stranger and The Question – uncover an evil that threatens the very core of The New 52!


While I wasn't completely sold on this title's first issue, I really hope that this issue grabs me and shakes the shit out of me because I really want this series to work.  I want to know the secrets of the New 52 Question and really I just love the idea of these three frenemies working together to take on a mystical big bad.  Right now it seems like this series really needs your help because the first issue only sold an estimated 22,683 copies and that's really disappointing for a first issue and for someone who loves these Dark characters.  So hop on the Sin trolley and make sure that this book sticks around for a long while.  I have faith in it and so should you.

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Justice League #36 Preview

Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Ivan Reis
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014




THE AMAZO VIRUS” continues! A bizarre disease has been unleashed, America has been quarantined and the whole world is at a stand still – but no one on the League may be more affected by this than Batman! What deadly secret about the League does the Amazo Virus hold? Where did it come from? Who unleashed it and why? And what does it mean for the future of the world’s greatest heroes?


This seems like a strange story to get into when we have so much going on in the DC Universe and with the Justice League.  We're dealing with the new Power Ring, The Anti-Monitor making his way to this world (they don't know that yet), Luthor and Owlman teaming up and even just Luthor being on the team and nobody trusting him.  Now we've got the Amazo Virus going down and even though I haven't read it yet and might end up eating my words in the long run........ It just seems out of place, with all that's going on.  There's a bunch of mysteries to the Amazo Virus as the solicit says, but at this point I would much rather see the android Amazo instead.  Hopefully I'm wrong and this is an epic story............ and then we get to see Amazo anyway.

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Batman and Robin #36 Preview

Written By: Peter J. Tomasi
Art By: Patrick Gleason
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014




“Robin Rises” continues as Batman and his allies make their push toward the heart of Apokolips!

We step further down the rabbit hole as our Bat Family and Cyborg all travel to Apokolips.  Batman in search of the body of his son Damian and the rest in search of Batman.  Even though Red Robin, Red Hood and Batgirl meant to back up their mentor in his quest, it looks like they might need the backup as they encounter the citizens of the awful planet.  This is one of the books that I look forward to the most every month and this story keeps getting more and more interesting.  Even though I love Damian and missed him terribly when he died, I can't help but hope that the January cover showing Damian alive is a hoax and we can finally put Damian to rest.  I'm through my grieving process and my brain won't let me reconcile that my little pumpkin headed boy might actually be back.  I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Earth 2: World's End #6 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Jorge Jimenez, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Weems, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Jan Duursema, Drew Geraci, Eduardo Pansica, Waldon Wong, Jaime Mendoza
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 12, 2014


Is It Just Me Or Does Looking At Doctor Fate Make You Hungry?


Last week when we jumped the Einstein Rosen Bridge to Earth 2, we saw a bunch of things going down.  Doctor Fate, Flash and Hawkgirl were fighting Famine and it seems like our good doctor might have finished off the foe by casting a spell on her a lot like that Gypsy fellow did in the movie "Thinner".  Aqua Woman was calling up one of the old ones to try and save her people from the onslaught of Death and Green Lantern was told by the Green itself that if this world is to survive he must team up with Grundy and the two must recruit the other avatars of the world.  Finally we saw Batman, Val-Zod, Red Tornado and Power Girl going after Huntress, after she was taken by Desaad within a fire pit and in the end they found something that they hadn't expected.  The body of Superman.  Let's check out this issue and see if the hype they left us on last week seems legit.  Let's check it out.
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Supergirl #36 Preview

Written by: MIKE JOHNSON and KATE PERKINS
Art by: EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 19, 2014

The new writing team of Mike Johnson and Kate Perkins enroll Supergirl in the Crucible Academy! Against her own will, Kara has been selected to join the mysterious academy, which promises to train her and other beings of cosmic importance to serve the forces of good in the universe. But who’s pulling the strings behind the academy? And what are Kara’s chances of survival if she decides to drop out? Guest-starring Superboy!

When books change up creative teams, the review crew (all two of us) here at Weird Science decide if we want to switch reviewers.  Eric has been on Supergirl since the book started and I didn't think he would give it up, but I think this "Crucible Academy" story sealed the deal. Eric's loss and my gain. With this and Gotham Academy, I'm getting almost my fill of teen drama.  If there's a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, a Princess and a Criminal in this book, I can die a happy man. Make it so, Mike Johnson and Kate Perkins!

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DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 11/15/14

Baby it's cold outside...no, I'm not quoting that famous song with questionable morals, I'm sitting here freezing my ass off! It may have to do with my children breaking almost every window in the house or that it's darn cold here on the East Coast.  My guess is it's a bit of both.  You know what's hot? The DC Covers this week.  That's what they call a segue, kiddies  I knew which one I'd give the weekly award to the minute I saw it.  However, fellow Weird Science guy, Eric, liked another cover so as we do here at our site, I went with the one I like.  As  Montell Jordan sang, "This Is How We Do It."  I really wanted to quote Sisqo's Thong Song, but I couldn't figure out how to make it fit.  Now that really feels like a challenge so here goes.  ...So as we do here at our site, I went with the one I like.  As Sisqo sang, "Baby make your booty go da na da na". Challenge conquered.  Here's the covers.                                                                                                                                                                                
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Five Questions With...Rob Williams


We started Weird Science with the mission statement of reviewing every DC Comic, every week.  We may have bitten off more than we could chew, but we have done a pretty good job meeting our goal.  However, even with a large workload, some comic books come along that pique my interest so much that I have to add them to my pile.  Rob Williams' Vertigo title, The Royals: Masters of War, was one such title.  I'm a sucker for historical fiction, so a book set during World War Two where the Royal Families around the World have superpowers sounded so cool.  It was much more than that.  Williams, with artist Simon Coleby, crafted a six issue story that was smart, exciting, mature and should be a movie right now.  I can't stress enough how great this series is and beg everyone to pick up the individual issues or the trade.  Of course, Rob has done a few other books as well.  Robocop, Judge Dredd, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Deadpool, Punisher, Star Wars, Doctor Who...man, that's more than a few! Head on over to his site (HERE) to see what Rob's up to now, including the hilarious Ordinary.  With everything he's done, it is my pleasure to ask him questions about chicken wings and American Football.  Thanks to Rob for doing this goofy interview and having fun with it.


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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #14 Review

Written and Art by: Gilbert Hernandez
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 13, 2014

Earth Girls are...


Sensation Comics just got some major indie cred with Gilbert Hernandez writing and drawing this week's issue.  The Love and Rockets creator stretches the experimental potential of the out-of-continuity weekly to the seams by giving readers the most traditional story yet.  Anyone familiar with Beto's previous work will not be disappointed and neither will those looking for a bigger than life Wonder Woman who bows to no man, alien or robot.

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