Monday, October 20, 2014

Justice League Dark #35 Preview

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Mark Irwin, Andres Guinaldo, Norm Rapmund, Neil Edwards
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014




Time is broken – and so is the Justice League Dark! The team may have welcomed Andrew Bennett, Frankenstein, and its others back into the fold, but the reunion will be short-lived when the JLD finds itself scattered across the timestream! They’re lost in a blasted, apocalyptic wasteland at the end of time… an incomprehensible dimension beyond all existence…and at the dawn of a dark civilization lost to recorded history – the place where magic was first harnessed! They can barely work together under the best of circumstances…how will they ever find their way home from this?


Now while I love the fact that Frankenstein is back in the Justice League Dark, I could really care less that Andrew Bennett is back on the team.  I don't know what to tell you, I just don't like the guy or his jerk off face and I really wish he'd be lost in time and we could just be done with the character permanently.  Now it might seem pretty presumptuous of me, but I did an entire Top 5 list about what characters DC could use when adding characters to the JLD roster and it's unthinkable that nobody listened to me.  Check that list out HERE so you can understand how spot on I was and also add to the list of things that I'm always right about.  Okay enough with the douchefest, Yay Frankenstein, Nay Andrew Bennett.

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Red Lanterns #35 Preview

Written By: Charles Soule
Art By: Jim Calafiore, Scott Hepburn
Cover Price  $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014




"GODHEAD," Act 1 Part 5: Guy Gardner's at his lowest point in the horrific aftermath of "The Atrocitus War," consumed with rage towards himself for the many lives lost and he's taking it out on whomever he can!  His actions have caught the attention of Earth's sole Green Lantern, Simon Baz!  Unfortunately, Earth itself has caught the attention of the New God, Malhedron!?  But unlike his green compatriot, Guy's on a rage-filled suicide mission and he's just looking for a target!

I've been really digging this crossover so far even though I've done nothing but bitch about the constant Lantern crossovers before this story began.  So call me a hypocrite or whatever you will, it won't take away the enjoyment I've had in reading this story.  It looks like we'll get to see what's up with Guy Gardner since he left the Red Lantern Corps, but more importantly to me we finally see the triumphant return of Simon Baz and that's always a good thing in my mind.  Now I don't want to hear about how he was just in Green Lantern, because he didn't do shit there and I'm not counting it.  So bring on my Simon Baz and listen to me squeal like a little girl.

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Just For The Hell Of It Mondays: Throne of Atlantis


For this awful Monday....... Sorry this is supposed to be a positive bit for the beginning of the work week, but goddamn and I tired as all hell.  Anyway for this Just For The Hell of It Monday, I figured we'd talk about and look at the trailer for the next DC animated movie, even though the trailer has been out for awhile, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.  Now I don't know if you all read the Throne of Atlantis story that crossed between the Justice League and Aquaman titles, but this was at the point that Aquaman was still becoming cool and blowing our minds by the concept.

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Trinity of Sin #1 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Yvel Guichet, Jason Gorder
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014



The Darkness Is Nigh and It May or May Not Believe In A Thing Called Love


Welcome back to some DC Dark character fun as we take two characters from cancelled books and put them together with the mysterious Question and see how it all works out.  While I was a fan of both Phantom Stranger and Pandora's solo books I don't understand the point to try them again but all together, other than that DC and the writers might have a few more things to say before they can close the door on these characters or maybe they didn't have enough time before their books were cancelled to do a proper crossover.  So we don't know shit about the Question or why this Trinity of Sin were judged by the Council of Eternity at the same time and what their connection might be beyond that.  Hopefully I'm wrong though and we're simply getting a Trinity of Sin book because the characters are awesome and they might be more popular together than apart.  I will miss my Phantom Stranger book though.  Okay let's check out Trinity of Sin and see what this book has in store for us.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Batman: Eternal #28 Review

Written by: Tim Seeley
Art by: Meghan Hetrick
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

Crashing the Party


Baternal has been a good book plagued by the problems of being a weekly book. Constantly changing creative teams, uneven pacing and dangling plot lines are the order of the day.  However, when the book buckles down and concentrates on one or two storylines, it can really shine.  This week is one of those issues.  Tim Seeley gives us a good story featuring Catwoman that has been in the making since before this book even started.  As an added bonus, it's a great setup for next week's regular Catwoman book.

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Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #23 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Szymon Kudranski
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 19, 2014

The Key to it All


I didn't like last week's Infinite Crisis one bit.  I said so in my review and got called out by a reader who commented that I wasn't the intended audience.  It made me wonder, who is the intended audience of this book?  I want to think that DC is not just targeting players of the game it's based on, but also comic fans in general.  In fact, isn't the point of any book to get the widest audience possible?  I would hope so.  I'm no rocket surgeon, but I would think that the best way to reach a wide audience is to make a great story with great characters.  Infinite Crisis has the characters, but the story hasn't been there.  I don't care if you play the game, don't own a computer or have a crazy middle name like Lee, a good story is a good story and this book has been mostly devoid of them.  Now that I got that off my chest, let's get on to this week's issue.  Surprise, I really liked it.  You know why? Great story and great characters.  Mix in great art and we have a winner.

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DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 10/18/14



It's getting colder and the leaves are turning colors and that can only mean...nothing when it comes to Comic Book Covers.  This week we got a bunch of really cool Justice League covers, another Monster Variant I liked and a cover that I loved and Eric hated. However, this is my article and I'll pick what I want to, pick what I want to.  You'd pick it too if it happened to you?!?!  I'm sorry, I had a Lesley Gore moment there.  It happens more than I'd like to admit.  Let's just get on with the covers before I chanel the Shangri-Las.  I met him at the candy store...


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5 Questions With...Van Jensen


Whether he knows it or not, we here at Weird Science have an interesting history with Van Jensen.  The fact that he started on Green Lantern Corps the same week wecstarted our site is a coincidence. ..or is it.  Now he's a big shot at DC, still writing Corps and also on The Flash.  I also just recently read his awesome first book, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer which you should read if you haven't already.  Back to our history with Van, besides the usual responses from reviews, I have talked now and again with Van on Twitter and it always ended with an epic fail on my part. The best time was when he tweeted that he took an online survey about which Green Lantern he was and I responded that I just took an online survey about which member of One Direction I was and of course I was Harry Styles.  This started a little back-and-forth about One Direction, the State of Music and possibly why a guy my age knew of such things.  To this day, Eric here at Weird Science busts on me about it.  This incident was followed by fails regarding basketball (I'm a Sixers fan so I'm used to Basketball fails) and The Flash.  So, I'd like to thank Van for his patience on Twitter and for doing this 5 Questions With...  Go and follow Van on Tumblr  HERE and on Twitter HERE. Then you can see my next fail!



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Batman Beyond 2.0 #38 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel
Art by Thony Silas
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 18, 2014


Pattern Opposition


Batman Beyond 2.0 has been the most consistently great book that DC has put out.  It is my favorite book and I use it,along with Injustice and Smallville, as an example of how great the DC Digital line is.  And now it's ending.  I won't claim to know the backroom dealings at DC, but I wish that something could have been done on either side (if there are only two sides?!?) to make this book continue.  Oh well, everything must come to an end eventually and at least Kyle Higgins and the fans of this book can look back at a great run knowing it went out on top...kind of.  The Mark of the Phantasm was so epic and satisfying that this Alternating Currents arc seems a bit anticlimactic.  Kyle Higgins himself said the the Phantasm story was the one he originally pitched for the book and HAD to tell.  Now he is left to cross the t's and dot the i's and here we are...with Dick Grayson near death.  Some things will never change!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Catwoman #35 Preview

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






Meet Selina Kyle – Crime Boss of Gotham City! Spinning out of events in BATMAN ETERNAL Selina has accepted the family mantle and embraced her true criminal side, but is Gotham City ready for her reign? And with the Cat away, who’s the stranger haunting the empty rooftops of the city? Don’t miss the start of a bold new direction for Selina Kyle by the new creative team of novelist Genevieve Valentine and Garry Brown (Five Ghosts, Iron Patriot).

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Smallville: Continuity #8 Review

Written by: Bryan Q. Miller
Art by: Ig Guara
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 18, 2014

I don't know what happened to my favorite book.  For so long, Smallville has been the highlight of my Friday (I know how bad
that sounds), but what I've been reading the past few weeks just seems off.  I don't know if it has anything to do with the book ending after this arc or something more dark and nefarious, but Bryan Q. Miller hasn't been on his game. Suddenly, a book built on great characters has a bunch of out of character moments and a writer who has given us so many great stories seems to be mailing it in.  I still have faith in Miller to return to form and give fans an awesome conclusion to this book, but unfortunately, that comeback doesn't start this week.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

The New 52: Futures End #25 Preview

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Patrick Zircher
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014




The revelation of their ultimate adversary forces the S.H.A.D.E. team to find a new ride as they learn what it means to watch for the Storm.


Some more badassery from Five Years From Now dealing with Frankenstein, Amethyst, Hawkman, Black Adam and Ray Palmer vs. the forces of Brainiac.  Don't get your self hyped too much though because even as cool as that is, the issue will probably just bring you down by dealing with Tim Drake stalking his ex-girlfriend and her complaining that he didn't tell her about his past.......AGAIN.  Getting kind of sick of that nonsense.  But like always I'm excited to read the next chapter of this series.  If the cover is any indication we'll also get to see Superman put the smack down on the Robot Brainiac Monster and I'm all for that.

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The Multiversity: The Just #1 Preview

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




The next chapter of the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!

When they last collaborated, Grant Morrison joined artist Ben Oliver (LOBO, BATMAN/SUPERMAN) for the acclaimed ACTION COMICS #0. For their next team-up, the two superstars take a spin around the self-obsessed Earth-16 – a.k.a. Earth-Me!


With all of the world’s threats having been handled long ago by their parents, the next generation of supers – including Chris Kent, Damien Wayne, Alexis Luthor, Offspring, Megamorpho, Donna Troy and more – find themselves labeled as superstars more often than super heroes. But with that fame comes complacency, and when a massive threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen surfaces, this pampered crew finds themselves in way over their head. What secret is Damien keeping from Chris that could tear the world’s finest friends apart? Who is the mysterious killer lurking behind the scenes among these spoiled super-children? And what chance do they stand against the monstrous villain that’s murdering its way cross the Multiverse? All that and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter three of the MULTIVERSITY saga. Join us, if your dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!


I really don't know what to think about this issue.  It's Grant Morrison and it's probably going to be weird as hell and be a pain in the ass to review and someone is going to say somewhere how Morrison has so many layers.  Someone is always saying that.  Seriously though I have no idea what to think about a bunch of self centered superheroes.  Is it going to be like a whole planet of Booster Gold's?  Because while I love Booster, I think a bunch of Boosters would just get annoying as hell.  Oh well we'll see what we get soon enough and I'm always hoping for the best.

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Secret Origins #6 Preview

Written by: Cullen Bunn, J.M. DeMatteis Cliff Chiang and Brian Azzarello
Art by: Kevin Stokes, Goran Sudzuka, Cliff Chiang, Ruy Jose, Igor Lima
Cover Price: $4.99

Release Date: October 22, 2014




The same month the acclaimed creative team on WONDER WOMAN exits that book, they arrive to tell the Amazon Warrior’s secret origin! Plus, the beginnings of Deadman by J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Stokes, and Sinestro’s origin by series writer Cullen Bunn and artist Igor Lima!

I have not been too keen on the Secret Origin book so far, but this brief preview has me excited for the Wonder Woman story this month.  It doesn't hurt that it is one of the last we'll get from Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang and that it has such a great silver age retro look by Goran Sudzuka.  Plus, it's downright hilarious. If that's not enough, we get a Deadman story by J.M. DeMatteis and Cullen Bunn Sinsestro origin.  I'm already jealous that Eric gets to review this one.

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Top 5 Fridays: Top 5 Actors We Want To Play DC Characters


For this week's Top 5 Friday, I figured we talk about the big buzz on the interwebs; that's right the upcoming DC Films that were announced this week.  In case you've been under a rock all week, we've found out that a slew of DC movies have been announced and I have been transported to some sort of Nirvana here as I patiently wait for all my favorite superheroes to hit the big screen.  Seriously I think I might have died and since I wasn't a complete asshole my entire life I was granted the reward of having these films get made, because honestly I wasn't sure it was ever going to happen.  So we've got Batman V. Superman and Suicide Squad in 2016, Wonder Woman and Justice League in 2017, The Flash and Aquaman in 2018, Shazam and Justice League 2 in 2019 and Cyborg and Green Lantern in 2020.  These next five years might be the best five years of my life and I'm not ashamed to say that the prospect of getting my superheroes on the big screen is way better than anything that I may have considered happiness to this point in my entire life.......... Okay I'm a little ashamed.  But with all these big announcements we have the problem of casting the flicks and people like me either bitching or praising the choices made for people to play my favorite characters.  So here I figure we'll look at what Jim and I consider the best choices for a few characters and even say "fuck you" to some of the choices already made and show you our choices instead.  So let's check out the Top 5 Actors We Want To Play DC Characters.

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Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #10 Review

Written by: Rob Williams
Art by: Tom Lyle
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 16, 2014

Sensation Comics has been such a great title for Wonder Woman fans and the fun continues this week.  I'm a huge fan of Rob Williams (if you haven't read his recent The Royals: Masters of War series, do so now!) so when I saw he was writing this week's one-shot, I knew I'd like it.  That's why I love this book.  Every week or so a new creative team gets a shot at telling their Wonder Woman story and they range from serious character studies to fun team-ups and everything in between.  This week may be the best Byth story I've read in a long time and how can you top that?

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The Flash #35 Preview

Written by: Van Jensen, Robert Venditti
Art by: Brett Booth
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014






It’s The Flash vs. Future Flash as these two super-speedsters battle for the fate of Wally West! Will a Flash die?

First let me say, both the regular cover and the monster variant look incredible.  Also, how dare a man ruin a perfectly good bowl of cereal.  I don't care if the guy happens to be his electrical blue future self, that's just a complete waste.  I could see if it was Kix, but if it was Rice Krispies Treats or Oops! All Berries then I can see why they are fighting to the death.  Cereal destruction aside, I can't wait for this issue and my mind is already reeling thinking how everything will change if (or when?) the Future Flash dies.  Time travel always messes with my brain.

On further review, it looks like Barry is eating Frosted Flakes...a classic for sure, but not one of my personal favorites.

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Earth 2: World's End #3 Preview

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Tyler Kirkham, Ed Benes, Jorge Jimenez
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014




With Earth 2’s United Kingdom falling under the rule of one of Apokolips’s invaders, Hawkgirl and Doctor Fate race to London. But with Nabu in control, Fate’s motives might not be as pure as they seem.


Now while the prospect of having a Doctor Fate and Hawkgirl heavy issue tickles me to the point of almost being obscene, these preview pages on the other hand show everything but what this solicit promises.  I personally love Hawkgirl and Fate and would love to see a book featuring them more and when I see that a quarter of the book is already dedicated to every other character, I start to get worried.  I understand that solicits for the most part are bullshit, but man did I get happy reading that and then immediately had that happiness dashed by not seeing a single panel featuring these two.  Now don't get me wrong, these pages look awesome and it's insane to think that this book would just leave us on the cliffhanger that this week's issue ended on and not follow up on it the next issue.  Mostly I think I'm in this book to see Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and Doctor Fate shine and those are the characters being left behind it seems.  Still excited, but we'll see what next week's issue brings.

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Aquaman #35 Preview

Written by: Jeff Parker
Art by: Sean Parsons, Paul Pelletier
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014




The shocking truth is revealed: The tomb of Aquaman’s mother is empty! But there’s something sinister about this development that will change Arthur’s life forever!

I've been a fan of Jeff Parker's run and this issue looks like a good jumping on point for anyone who has been on the fence.  It may just be me, but the cover looks like an old Sega Genesis case (which I think is awesome) and the aftermath of the Triton Base catastrophe looks interesting.  I still don't like Dr. Shin, but Arthur's "Air Force One" looks incredible.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Batman/Superman #15 Review

Written by: Greg Pak
Art by: Pascal Alixe, Diogenes Miguel de Neves, Marc Deering and Cliff Richards
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

...Light the Corners of My Mind



If you haven't been reading the Clean Slate story, let me catch you up.  Kaiyo Chaosbringer and Lord Satanus are playing a fun little game called, "Let's erase Batman and Superman's memories".  I'm still not sure why, but they seem to be having a good enough time with it.  Batman and Superman...not so much.  They are trying to figure out what to do while those around them either help or hinder the process. We have Catwoman getting all "Memento" with Superman and Batman watching people die as he struggles to be more like "him".  The concept may sound intriguing, but the reality has been far from good.  Unfortunately, that trend continues this issue.

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Teen Titans #3 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Will Pfeifer
Art By: Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014


Domo Arigato Ms. Roboto


Last issue of Teen Titans I got the impression that I really wasn't liking the new direction.  Yeah that's as much of an opinion that I could get out of my sideways brain.  I got the impression.  But enough about me, the second issue consisted of Bunker being pissed about hate mongers and then blowing off some steam with Beast Boy by putting out a fire and destroying the leader of the terrorists from the first issue who happens to be a robot girl named Algorithm.  Red Robin was doing his detective thing trying to get to the bottom of the terrorist group and Raven went and watched a concert with a Raven themed band.  Not much Wonder Girl going on with the exception that it seems Cassie has some groupies just like Raven, only Wonder Girl's consist of  a group of girls that go around dressed like the hero and beat the hell out of would be criminals with baseball bats.  So yeah, not the best fan club.  In the end we discovered that Algorithm wasn't dead and recreated herself with the help of the man pulling her strings: Manchester Black who has schemes to have STAR labs moved to another location and there for set up the exploding bus that was headed for the lab in the first issue.  Now all this sounds alright, the problem I had is that the Titans don't seem to be working as a team and that's a crucial part of the book for me.  Okay let's get to this month's issue.
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Earth 2: World's End #2 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Weems, Paulo Siqueira, Cam Smith, Jorge Jimenez
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014


War!


Well last week I had a hell of a time trying to convey the story of Earth 2: World's End and I don't know if it was because I wasn't feeling well and my brain went temporarily sideways or if the book was just so jam packed with knowledge of the past, present and bits of secret past knowledge, which seems like it could haunt this world's future.  Anyway what I took away from last week's issue is that the war has just started on Earth 2 and our heroes are now facing a new threat from Apokolips in the form of the Four Furies.  While a Fury emerged from a different fire pit across the world, the one our heroes must deal with at the moment goes by the handle War and with a name like that I can only hope that our heroes will come out on top.  Let's check out what World's End has in store for us this week and maybe gleam what this series will give us in the future.
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The New 52: Futures End #24 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Jesus Merino, Dan Green
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014



In Space Nobody Can Hear Brainiac Robots Coming For Dat Ass!


Okay for our quick recap this week to get you caught up, let me tell you about Frankenstein, Amethyst and Hawkman who were up until recently held captive by Brainiac until they were rescued by Ray Palmer and Black Adam.  Now all they have to do is escape.  Tim Drake under the assumed name Cal Corcoran was recently dumped by his girlfriend after she learned that he was keeping his life before they met, you know the whole Red Robin thing, a secret.  After what looked like him stalking her while she jogged, Tim learned that she now has a coffee date with Ronnie Raymond.  Since we brought up the one half of Firestorm, we might as well bring up the other half.  Jason Rusch now with a lot of free time since Ronnie and his falling out, has been working on a teleportation machine with his boss Dr. Yamazake and off in Africa Constantine was tracking down an ancient Brainiac Robot Monster and lucky for him, he found the long missing Superman instead.  After a bit of "Come on, You're Superman" pep talk, Superman decided to go after the monster and hopefully put an end to the Robot Monster's massacre walkabout.  That's about all you need to know going in, so let's check out what Five Years From Now has in store for us this week.


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Batwoman #35 Review

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Georges Jeanty
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

...in Space


Batwoman is one of my favorite books.  I enjoy it for what it is, a street level adventure that is equal parts dealing with the everyday struggles of life and balancing that with being a superhero.  While I have enjoyed Marc Andreyko's run (dare I say as much as J.H. Williams'), the last couple issues have turned the book upside down, on it's side and upside down again.  I haven't agreed with everything he's done, but it is Andreyko's book and I'm glad to see him take it from Williams' shadow and into his own territory.  Now that Futures End is over (thank God), we can get back to our stories which means Batwoman in...Space?

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Supergirl #35 Review

Written by: Tony Bedard
Art by: Jonboy Meyers
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014


Filler Up



I usually don't review Supergirl, but like last issue, this is part of the Doomed story...sort of.  It says so on the cover, but while it does tie-in a bit to the last issue, this is more of a Supergirl/Red Hood one-shot than anything else.  Usually I'd be okay with that since I love both Kara and Jason Todd, but what we get here just isn't that good.

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Justice League #35 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014



Searching For Skeletons


When we last strolled through the pages of the Justice League.......... Hell that was only two weeks ago.  WE'RE ALL CAUGHT UP PEOPLE! WOO!!!!  Anyway the last issue of Justice League showed us Lex Luthor getting a little advice from the other Leaguers as they tried to nonchalantly poke and prod to see what Lex's true intentions were for joining the League.  Even with the secretive prods, it seems that Bruce is simply planning on uncovering something illegal when Wayne Enterprises and LexCorp become partners in trying to make the world a better place and I know that Luthor is probably still a bad dude, but their partnership actually seems like something that could benefit the world and shouldn't be used simply as a ruse to get Lex arrested, but oh well.  It also seemed like Power Ring: Jessica Cruz was getting acclimated with controlling her new terrible power and in the end we saw her getting a handle on it and we saw that Lex is not only partnering up with Bruce Wayne and the Justice League, but has some secret plan with the illusive Owlman and you know that can't be good for anybody.  Okay so let's quit jibber jabbering about what happened then, let's check out what's going on now.
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Batman and Robin #35 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Peter J. Tomasi
Art By: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014


Apokolips Or Bust


Last issue of Batman and Robin we saw Batman tell Red Robin, Red Hood and Batgirl his plan to invade Apokolips and get Damian's stolen body back, but that he wanted the three of them to stay behind and protect Gotham in his absence.  Since Bruce was finally completely honest with them, they all agreed and went off on their superheroic way.  But this trio of heroes weren't the only ones to visit Batman before he took the suicide plunge into Apokolips, it seems that Dick Grayson was waiting in the wings and since he's supposed to be dead waited for everyone to leave to come out and say hello to his former partner.  Some touching words went down and finally Batman broke into the Justice League Watchtower and retrieved his "Hellbat" suit and Boom Tubed his way to getting his son's body back.  It was a really excellent issue and if you haven't read it yet, you're missing out.  So let's get into this story and see how Damian's future will fare and if we might be any closer to getting our Boy Wonder back.  Let's check it out.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Batman: Eternal #27 Review

Written by: Tim Seeley
Art by: Javier Garron
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 8, 2014

Divided


I have such a weird relationship with this book.  I'll admit that I really don't look forward to it each week, but when I finally sit down to read and review it, I usually enjoy it.  Maybe it's just the sheer amount of Batman titles, but I really have problems getting excited for this book.  Here I am, the day before the next round of books comes out and I have to force myself to read and review this issue.  Guess what?  It's pretty good, but after reading it I still am indifferent to the series.

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New Suicide Squad #3 Review

Written by: Sean Ryan
Art by: Tom Derenick, Jeremy Roberts and Rob Hunter
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date; October 8, 2014

The Doctor is In


New Suicide Squad has been a fun ride so far.  Yes, it's far from perfect, but isn't that the point of a book featuring villains on crazy missions with micro bombs ready to blow up their heads when and if (usually when) they disobey orders?  Sean Ryan continues the fun this month and even takes a few more steps towards me actually tolerating Joker's Daughter.  I will never like her, but Ryan is doing wonders.

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Earth 2: World's End #2 Preview

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Tyler Kirkham, Paulo Sequiera
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014


Huntress and Power Girl returned to Earth 2 to help save it from the threat of Apokolips, but even their combined power isn't enough to protect against the first of four Furies from that deadly world: the girl known as War.

Well I'm happy as hell to get to this story.  Last week the normal Earth 2 title said that the events of that book took place after World's End, but the ending to World's End #1 was our Wonders of Earth 2 confronting the first of the four Furies and Earth 2 #27 was a story about saving the Geneva super collider from mutants, so I was terribly confused and a little pissed.  Well I guess I can calm down now and repeat "All is well" because it looks like the story I wanted is here.

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Injustice: Year Three #3 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Mike S. Miller
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 14, 2014

Gone, Gone Form of Man


Injustice: Year Three has been magical.  Okay, you can shoot me now for that awful pun, but it's true.  As Constantine reminds us this week, Superman's less famous weakness is magic so it's no surprise that Batman has aligned himself with a who's who of DC Dark characters.  It makes it so cool, but also so different from Years One and Two.  However, returning characters such as Harley Quinn and a gruesome death remind us that as much as things change, they still stay the same.

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The New 52: Futures End #24 Preview

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgen, Keith Giffen
Art By: Jesus Merino, Dan Green
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014


Terry's heist team comes face to face with the man who's been pulling their strings from the very beginning.


Let's check out what Five Years From Now has in store for us this week as it seems Bruce Wayne will be making his illustrious debut.  Not including Futures End Month and any other appearances I might have forgotten about while making erroneous claims of a debut.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #22 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Eduardo Francisco
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 12, 2014

Infinitely Bad



To describe this book, I need to reach into my bag of sports metaphors.  Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse is like the New York Yankees of the 1980's.  I'm sure three people know what I'm talking about, bet they are shaking their heads knowingly right now.  For the other six that read my reviews, let me explain.  The Yankees of the 80's were a team that tried to buy their way to a World Series. George Steinbrenner (the Owner) bought any free agent he could whether they fit the team or not.  The problem was, they ended up with a bunch of overpriced players who had no chemistry and really didn't make a "team".  Sure, there were some highlights, but in the end they were a disappointment.  That is Infinite Crisis.  There are huge stars, but they have no chemistry and they sure don't make a winning team. This issue is just another game in a long, losing season.

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Justice League #35 Preview

Written by: GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and DOUG MAHNKE
Cover Price: $3.99

Release Date: October 15, 2014



"THE AMAZO VIRUS" begins here! Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor join Wayne Enterprises and LexCorp – but why? And then, it's HUMAN VS. SUPER-HUMAN when a dangerous and bizarre virus is unleashed upon the Justice League – but what exactly is the Amazo Virus? Who unleashed it and why? And what unforeseen effects will it have on the greatest heroes of the DC Universe? Plus, Batman and the League uncover Lex's most guarded secret at Lexcorp Headquarters.

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Supergirl #35 Preview

Written by: Tony Bedard
Art by: Jonboy Meyers
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: October 15, 2014


“SUPERMAN: DOOMED AFTERMATH”! In the waked of the DOOMED storyline, the ALIEN SYNDICATE looks to re-establish it’s foothold on Earth. But the venom powered Red Hood looks for even more muscle in Kara as they go head to head with the scum and villainy of the galaxy. Plus: an ending that will set Kara on a new course!


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