Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Batman: Eternal #25 Review

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: R.M. Guera
Cover Price: #2.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014

We are Fam-i-ly 



I've been having a weird relationship with this book.  I tell all my friends that I'm sick of it and will stop reading it, but I keep coming back.  When I'm with it, I have such a good time, but as a whole I'm just not that impressed.  At least I don't drive by it's house late at night to see if any one's there with it...yet.  This issue is a bit more setup than usual, but I liked it.  It's a pretty straight forward story with a lot to like if you're a fan of the Bat family and Robin(s) in particular.  I am both so I had a smile throughout this dark and dismal tale.  I'm sick like that.

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Star Spangled War Stories featuring G.I. Zombie: Futures End #1 Review

Written by: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art by: Scott Hampton
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014

Zombiacolypse Now!


What an odd thing, having a Futures End issue for a book that is only a couple of issues in.  I know DC did the same with Grayson, but that issue was mainly about Dick and everyone knows Dick, right?  I can't say the same about G.I. Zombie.  I hardly know the undead soldier, but here he is in his own Futures End title and he's brought his partner, Carmen, along for the ride...kind of.  This story is fun, action packed and really has no right to exist.  In the end, however, I'm glad it does.


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Injustice: Year Three #1 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo and Xermanico
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 30, 2014

Well,  I'll be Someone's Uncle                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Injustice is back, baby!  I know it's only been a few weeks, but when you love something as much as I do this comic, any wait feels like an eternity.   Well, the wait is over and if you are a fan of Injustice, you are probably wondering what kind of story Tom Taylor is going to give us this Year.  Year one crazy action and death?  Year Two slow burn character building?  Maybe a combination...we'll call slow, crazy, action building death or something entirely new.  Of course, I have no idea yet, but after reading this issue I can't wait to find out more.

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You Mean I Have To Mail Something? DC's 75th Anniversary of Batman Adds Stamps


I guess I can admit that these stamps look pretty cool, but that doesn't take away from the fact that they're still stamps.  For the mass majority of us out there, we all love Batman and Batman related things and what better an opportunity to blast the market place in the face with Bat merch than the characters 75th anniversary?  The quick answer is it doesn't really matter because we'll always buy The Bat.  Now while all the philatelists out there, that's stamp collectors to you and me, might be getting all wet over the announcement of a collection of stamps, I've left wondering, "Do I keep these?  Do I have to get a pen pal?"  Maybe the simple answer is that I simply buy them, lick'em a bit and "Puttin' On The Ritz".  Yeah that's a stretch to try and make a joke, but isn't that what Taco's "Puttin' On The Ritz" was all about?  Stamps?  I'll go with it and you'll go with your new sweet stamp collection you can get over at DC Comics main page.  A little nostalgia for those of you that are stuck in the digital age.


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #20 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Christian Duce
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 29, 2014

Are Those Metallos?


DC Comic fans have multiple options when it comes to Multiverse action these days.  You can't turn around without tripping over a different Earth or character.  Unfortunately, this book is the weakest of them all.  It's a shame because this book has a cool cast of characters and the basis of a cool story, but the problem lies in it's execution.  The dialogue is horrendous and the plot is moving at a snail's pace. If you want an example, check out this issue because the problems that plague this series are all here.  Better yet, skip this issue and save your money. This has been a public service announcement from Weird Science.

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Swamp Thing #35 Preview

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Jesús Saíz
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: October 1, 2014

“THE MACHINE QUEEN,” part 1: Between the Red, the Rot, the Green and the Grey, Swamp Thing thought he’d seen it all. But now he’s about to meet the avatar of a whole new Kingdom whose impact on the lives of all humanity goes deeper than even the Green’s – the Machine! And when Swampy gets the opportunity to step aside and allow the Machine to take over, he may have good reason to accept the offer!


I was so upset when I heard that Charles Soule was leaving DC Comics because Swamp Thing is one of my favorite books.  He has expanded the Swamp Thing mythos so much and this issue goes even further with the introduction of the Machine.  I know it's only a couple days away, but i can't wait.


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Green Lantern/New Gods: GODHEAD #1 Preview

Written by: Justin Jordan, Van Jensen, Cullen Bunn, Charles Soule, Robert Venditti
Art by: Various, Rags Morales, Billy Tan, Pete Woods, Ethan Van Sciver, 
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 1, 2014








“GODHEAD” Act 1, Part 1: Highfather, leader of the New Gods, has long studied the infinite and infinitely mysterious Source Wall which surrounds the universe. Now, he has learned that during “Green Lantern: Lights Out,” the ring-wielders broke through the Wall and stole secrets of cosmic importance. Determined to breach the Source Wall himself, Highfather must gain one of each colored ring in the emotional spectrum. But even mighty Highfather doesn’t know all, and the forces he’s about to unleash will have transformative effects on the whole DC Universe! Cosmic mystery, overwhelming odds, familiar and brand-new New Gods – This one’s got it all! This issue also includes a special fold-out that will take you to the Source Wall like never before!


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Just For The Hell Of It Mondays: Booster Gold


Well it's happened all you herophiles out there, our beloved Booster Gold has finally come back to comics with his very own Booster Gold: Futures End tale.  Now while I'd love to say that I was digging this harder than a grave robber, I have to be honest because.........  Well I don't have any reason to be honest, that's just the kind of guy I am.  Sorry ladies this man child is taken.  But anyway I didn't completely read the Booster Gold issue, yeah I read a bit and scanned through the rest, but what I took away from it was utter confusion.  Now that could just be me being an idiot and not paying attention to what I was reading......... and that seems to be the case since Jim gave the book a 8/10.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Aquaman and the Others: Futures End #1 Review

Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Sean Chen
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014

The Other



This issue is a continuation of the Aquaman: Futures End title earlier this month and if you haven't read my review for that (here), let me fill you in...I hated it.  It basicaly ruined everything I love about the regular series run and was an exposition filled crap fest.  I would say I don't mean to sound harsh, but I do.  As far as the Others go, I haven't been a fan of the series, so if Dan Jurgens wants to ruin them, I won't stand in his way.  However, he redeems himself a bit in this issue.  It's not great, but at least I didn't want to punch anyone after reading it.  I guess that's something.

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Batman: Eternal #26 Preview

Written by: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James T Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Art by: R.M. Guera
Cover Price: $3.99

Release Date: October 1, 2014




Martial law is imposed on Gotham City! Learn the secret history of one of Batman’s most dangerous foes as he takes center stage!















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Catwoman: Futures End #1 Review

Written by: Sholly Fisch
Art by: Patrick Olliffe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014

Crack that Whip



I sound like a broken record, but this Futures End Event has been pretty disappointing to me.  Yes, there have been some highs (Harley, Swamp Thing, Green Arrow), but the lows have been lower and more plentiful than usual.  Then there is Catwoman.  Believe me, being a reader of Ann Nocenti's regular run has set the bar very low for any story featuring Selina Kyle and yet this issue barely clears it.  It's not a bad story and I don't blame Sholly Fisch or Patrick Olliffe, but everything here feels shallow and unnecessary.

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Harley Quinn: Futures End #1 Review

Written by: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: Chad Hardin
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014

Volcano Girl



I'll admit, Harley Quinn isn't for everyone.  It's for fun people who like a laugh-out-loud read, not stuffy old jerks who like to be miserable.  What a second, I'm a stuffy old jerk who likes to be miserable and I love it.  I guess Harley Quinn is for everyone.  DC must agree since the book releases twice a month and it's done so without any drop in quality I can see.  Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti have done a great job and Chad Hardin's art follows suit.  It seems when they get the chance to really shine (like the hilarious San Diego Comic Con issue) they step it up a notch and blow it out of the water.  This issue is one of those times.  During an Event that I have found lacking, Harley Quinn comes through with a hilarious book that had me laughing the whole time. Oh yea, it also features the return of the Joker which is pretty exciting as well.

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DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 9/27/14

Finally, the last week of the Futures End Event.  I'm not saying the Event was bad (actually, I am), it's just that I hate those 3D covers so much.  I can't wait to get back to the regular series with their regular stories and their regular covers.  That being said, there were a couple of covers I liked this week.  Of course, I am a huge Green Arrow fan so it was not hard for me to select my favorite.  Enough chit chat...on with the covers.

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Five Questions With...Pop Mhan






There are a couple benefits of doing a website like ours.  Long hours of work for no money, people laughing at us when they find out what we do, no free time at all...wait a minute, all of these aren't benefits.  Why the hell do we do this?!?!  Well, one of the real benefits is getting to talk to some of the creators of our favorite books.  It's even better when they end up being nicer and cooler than we ever would have guessed.  One such guy is Pop Mhan.

When we review a book or write an article, we put it up on Twitter and it makes us so happy when a creator retweets it and to a lesser extent favorites it  (why won't Geoff Johns retweet anything I do!?!?!), but from the get go, Pop Mhan actually talked to us.  Us?!?! Two idiots from Quakertown who read comic books for a nonliving.  The best is, he gives Eric shit for his reviews on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe which is hilarious.  We truly consider Pop a friend of our site and when we came up for the idea of Five Questions With...we knew we had to get him on it.  Well, the time is now and I'd like to thank Pop for doing this and for being a great guy in general.  Now, if I can force Eric to give He-Man a 10/10 to keep up with my side of the bargain...


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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #35 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel
Art by: Thony Silas
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 27, 2014


Call Me When You Have No Class


I've already gone on and on about how much it sucks that this great book is ending.  I love the DC Animated Universe and will gladly throw money at DC to get my fill of it.  My aim better get real good, though, since there is not much left to throw at.  It would hurt a little less if I thought canceling Batman Beyond 2.0 was part of a greater plan that would make the world a better place, but I know that's not the case.  Granted, I don't know the reasons, but that's because no one is talking.  Oh well, at least we have this issue and five more after that for Kyle Higgins to finish up his Batman Beyond story.  I'll try to be thankful for the little things, but it still sucks.  You know what doesn't suck?  This issue.

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Justice League #34 Preview

Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Scott Kolins
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 1, 2014



Paranoid survivalist. Wanted fugitive. Damned soul. Meet the newest member of the Justice League: Jessica Cruz, a.k.a. Power Ring! With the most dangerous weapon in the universe in her possession, Jessica has been transformed into a dark prophet – one who will force the other members of the League to confront their greatest fears in preparation for a horrific new threat. Meanwhile, Batman and Lex Luthor continue their mission to cure the world of super-villains – but will the extremes they’re willing to go to threaten even their closest allies? Lex hopes so.


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Justice League Dark: Futures End #1 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis, Len Wein
Art By: Andres Guinaldo, Walden Wong
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014


The Most Exciting Day In Years


It's time we look at the JLD and with it my final review for the Futures End event.  It's been a strange month filled with awful futures for our favorite heroes and I really don't know how I feel about that.  Yeah some bad shit is bound to go down in Five Years and I understand that the DCU has gone through a hellish war that rivaled Darkseid's initial attack that created the Justice League, but damn does everyone have to be down in the dumps and appear be in a living hell?  Just damaged characters that for the most part don't have any right to call themselves heroes anymore and that really makes me sad.  Their Five Years From Now have actually depressed me and that's not what my heroes are supposed to do.  Was that the purpose of this event?  To make all the fans depressed so that when the timeline reverts back, we're all be so grateful that we go out and buy our hero's books in abundance because while it still might be dark; at least it's not Five Years From Now dark.  I guess we'll have to see when October's sales come out; but until then let's take a look at what the JLD are up to Five Years From Now and see if they share their colleagues grim future or if they've found a spell to brighten their days.  Let's check it out.
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Smallville: Continuity #5 Review

Written by: Bryan Q. Miller
Art by: Ig Guara
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 27, 2014

Promises, Promises


I am two things...a gluttonous jerk and a Smallville fan.  Right now I'm eating a Cheesesteak Pizza and reading and reviewing Bryan Q. Miller's Smallville: Continuity #5.  That, my friends, equals Heaven.  What's even better is that Continuity is turning the corner and getting back to the high quality read it was during the middle of the Chaos arc.  Don't get me wrong, a bad issue of Smallville is better than 99% of the comics out there, but when everything is clicking, it's hard to top.  Almost everything is clicking this week.  There is action galore, an awesome guest appearance and a Lois and Lex team up.  That last one is the highlight of the whole arc so far, I just wish it lasted longer...actually, everything about it was perfect.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman #7 Review

Written by: Sean E. Williams
Art by: Marguerite Sauvage
Cover Page: $0.99
Release Date: September 25, 2014

Feel the Hotness



Sensation Comics has been a great addition to DC's Digital First line of comics.  I've mentioned it before, but to me it is the perfect replacement for the (unfortunately) canceled Adventures of Superman.  Like that book, Sensation is a celebration of it's featured character and who deserves a celebration more than Wonder Woman?  No one, that's who.  Well, probably a couple heroes with Super and Bat in their names, but that's up for debate and doesn't fit this intro very well.  Where was I?  Oh yea...no one, that's who.   After six good issues, the book hits a bit of a snag this week.  Keep reading to find out why.

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Green Lantern #35 Preview (Godhead)

Written by: Robert Venditti
Art by: Billy Tan
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 1, 2014

“GODHEAD” Act 1, Part 2: That shudder you felt was the New Gods declaring their intentions against all ring-wielders! Having staked their claim to the emotional spectrum, the New Gods set about redefining the universe in their image, starting with Metron, who’s determined to steal the secrets of the Corps’ Citadel. But Hal and the Corps have something to say about that. Good luck trying to make yourself heard when you’re talking to a god!

You know what the Lantern books need?  A crossover event.  I think DC has a big book of rules that demands that the Lantern books can't go more than a couple of issues without a big event.  Luckily, Godhead looks pretty damn cool.  Enjoy the Preview.

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Top 5 Fridays: Top 5 DC Characters That Are Perfect For TV


With the recent announcement about Supergirl getting her own television show, I realized what a great time it is to be a superhero fan.  Eventually the program guide on your television will look like someone's collection of back issues at an estate sale and I'm not ashamed to say that I love living in a world I could only dream of as a child.  Yes with all these superhero shows we might have the issue of oversaturation, but nothing is going to stop that until the entertainment big wigs squeeze every damn dime out of the property and then kick it to the wayside.  That's just entertainment and it's been that way since sequels and syndication were created and who are we to stop them?  Well maybe we could stop them, but damn are we to lazy after sitting around and watching our favorite superheroes on the big and small screens all day.  This is kind of getting away from me here, all I wanted to say was that with Supergirl getting a show at some point, it made me think of all the other DC properties that would just be perfect to make their way onto the small screen and really not interfere with any DC movie universe that may or may not come down the line.  It's all up to whether or not people flock to Batman V, Superman: Dawn of Justice the way they flocked to Avengers.  It's really strange to think that they wouldn't, but man are people hating for hate sake on the interwebs.  Okay time to quit rambling and get to this week's Top 5 DC Characters That Are Perfect For TV.  Let's check it out.

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Grayson #3 Preview

Written by: Tom King
Art by Mikel Janin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 1, 2014

A secret mission. A partner in danger. Dick Grayson draws his gun. Will the heir to Batman pull the trigger? Also featuring the stunning, not to be missed debut of a new key player in the DC Universe: the world’s greatest spy, the Tiger.

If I wasn't such a huge Dick Grayson fan, I may not give this book many more issues, but I am so I will.  It's not that it's a bad book, I just want Nightwing back.  I've heard some people complain that Grayson is DC's attempt at turning Dick into Nick Fury (Dick Fury, he he) and this cover isn't going to convince them otherwise.  It looks a lot like a Steranko cover of Nick Fury Agent of Shield (Here). I hope this is the issue that grabs me in that special place and doesn't let go until I say the safe word.  Enjoy the preview. 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Superman: Futures End #1 Review

Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Lee Weeks
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 25, 2014

And Knowing is Half of Something



For Superman fans, this Futures End thing is a bit of a weird Event.  If you're not reading the main Futures End title, you may not know what I'm getting at, so close your eyes if you don't like spoilers.  Superman is gone.  Yep, the Man of Steel is out of the picture.  So...Shazam has stepped up and taken his place.  The world needs a Superman and it could do a lot worse then good old Billy Batson. In this issue, Dan Jurgens takes the reigns of Superzam (not so catchy, but I'm going with it) and tells a pretty good story of the how and why of it all that actually ties-into and even enhances the main title.  The art is snazzy as well, I just wish that the dialogue and characterizations were a bit more on the mark.

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Sinestro: Futures End #1 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Cullen Bunn
Art By: Igor Lima, Ruy Jose
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014


The End and The Beginning


Okay we've dealt with all the Lanterns so far and if you've been keeping up, the only one of them to have what would appear to me to be a happy ending was Guy Gardner.  Now I don't know, maybe John Stewart gets some kick out of being in the Indigo Tribe, but that just seems like a living hell to me.  Compassion...... Bah.  Putting my awfulness aside, today we'll be looking at our final Lantern; the Fuhrer of Fear himself Sinestro and up until today I guess I wasn't looking at the cover properly, because I never saw that the future Sinestro had a jumpsuit on.  I seriously thought that Sinestro was like Jambi from Pee Wee's Playhouse with hands.  I guess I can put my Jambi fears aside as we jump Five Years From Now and see what he's up to.  Let's check it out.
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Superman: Doomed #2 Review

Written by: Greg Pak and Charles Soule
Art by: Ken Lashley, Szymon Kudranski, Cory Smith, Dave Bullock, Jack Herbert, Ian Churchill,
                    Aaron Kuder, Vincente Cifuentes and Norm Rapmund
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014

The Ripple Effect


Well, it's been almost six months and the Doomed story is finally over.  Superman becoming Doomsday seemed like a gimmick at first, but it  actually became so much more.  What I thought would just be a huge beat 'em up became a look at the the psyche and vulnerability of the Man of Steel.  It didn't hurt that we also got a huge ensemble cast including all the heavy hitters of the DCU.  Greg Pak and Charles Soule get the honor of ending the story and they do so in a way that is consistent with the whole event and sets up a crazy future for everyone.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Booster Gold: Futures End #1 Review

Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Ten artists I'm too lazy to write down but includes Brett Booth, Moritat and Dan Jurgens
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 29, 2014

The Golden Boy



Booster Gold is such a fun character.  Seriously, everywhere he pops up (and pop up he does) instantly becomes a crazier place.  Well, after a few New 52 appearances (Justice League International, All Star Western...) he is back and looking for trouble.  Actually, trouble seems to find him and this issue is no exception.  Dan Jurgens uses the Futures End Event to bring Booster back into the folds of space and time and while this issue is more setup than an event book has any right to be, I love what it sets up and where we find out it's going.

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Red Lanterns: Futures End #1 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Charles Soule
Art By: J. Calafiore
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014


A HAPPY LANTERN ENDING!!!!!!!! WOOOOO!!!


Okay it's Five Years From Now and we've seen Guy go from Green Lantern to a Red Lantern and a whole bunch of stuff in between that I'm not even sure is still canon, but here we are and as we see from the cover, Guy has gotten pretty blue in the future.  That's a play on words son.... It's a joke.  Foghorn aside, it seems that Guy has found some hope in the years we've missed and with it we all hope to see a happy ending for one of our Lantern heroes, because by my count it's 0 and 3 for happy so far, not including Sinestro because I haven't read that yet, but nonetheless it's time for some happy so let's dive into this issue and see Guy Gardner Five Years From Now.
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The Flash: Futures End #1 Review

Written by: Robert Venditti and Van Jensen
Art by: Brett Booth
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014


The Quick and the Dead



Okay, we finally get to the Futures End issue that I've been waiting for.  Robert Venditti and Van Jensen must have read the writing on the wall (or have a crystal ball) and prepared for this Event for months.  The fact that we are used to time hoping Flash makes so much sense for Futures End, but is also it's biggest drawback.  In the end, we get an overcrowded book that looks great, but falls a bit short of it's potential.

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He-Man and The Masters of The Universe #17 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Dan Abnett
Art By: Pop Mhan
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014


Yeah........... She Done Slit He-Man's Throat.... What's Up With That?


That's right I just spoiled the last issue's cliff hanger right off the bat, but that's what we do here at Weird Science........ Well that's what I do here at Weird Science.  Last issue we saw our sibling heroes make their way to the forbidden island Anwat-Gar, where Adora chased Swiftwind into a haunted forest and He-Man made himself at home among the Gar people.  Well it all went to hell when the Gar people betrayed the bloodline of Grayskull once again and gave him a paralyzing agent and we saw that Tri-Klops has already made a deal with the Gar people to trade He-Man for their safety when Hordak eventually takes over all of Eternia.  Now if that scenario alone wasn't bad enough, eventually Adora comes back to the village and with the snake blade that Teela gave her, we watched our not yet She-Ra slice He-Man's throat and kill him........ It's not too presumptuous for me to think that someone slicing a throat would lead to their demise is it?  Well let's find out as we jump into this month's issue and hopefully have a resolution that leads to our favorite Eternian hero pulling off a resurrection.  Let's check it out.
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The New 52: Futures End #21 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Cully Hammer
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: September 24, 2014


The Word On The Street


This week's recap is going to be an easy one.  All you have to know going in is that Emiko and Diggle have led Big Barda to Green Arrow Island where we learned our hero Green Arrow is still alive and apparently isn't any better at naming his things. Come on, Green Arrow Island?  So our Emerald Archer has put together an army and is planning on taking on Cadmus Island.  What's up with Cadmus Island you ask, well for awhile they've been holding the heroes of Earth 2 prisoner there and lately they've been taken over by Brother Eye and now it's an island full of puppet super heroes being controlled by the villainous Eye in the sky.  Cool thing about this issue is that normally we're jumping about to different characters, but here it's a straight forward story letting us in on what happened to Earth 2 and the war that ensued after their arrival here.  I mean here as Prime-Earth because I obviously have reality issues.  Let's check it out.
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The Pull Bag Origins Podcast Starring...Us?!?!

This may or may not be Jim and Eric
Yea, Eric and myself got together with Mike Blanchard of GeekCast Radio to talk about how we got into comics.  While we were both pretty nervous (and I may have been a little too drunk for my own good), I think it went well.  It went well enough to inspire us to start our podcast that we've been talking about for a year now so you can either thank or curse out Mike for that.  Listen as we talk about Shrimp Dip, Futures End, Infinite Crisis and more Batman Beyond 2.0 than I was ready for (remember, the whole drunk thing).  If you are a Marvel fan, I apologize in advance.




Listen to the Podcast HERE


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Batman: Eternal #24 Review

Written by: Ray Fawkes
Art by: Andy Clarke
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: September 23, 2014

Spoilers Ahead



Of all the Batman: Eternal plots that have neglected, the Stephanie Brown/Spoiler story has been the one I want more of.  Seriously, fans had been yelling for Stephanie since the beginning of the New 52 and now that DC has given in, they are really taking their time with her.  This issue rectifies that situation in a big way with a heavy does of Spoiler with a side of Cluemaster.  It isn't my favorite issue of Eternal, but it pushes the story ahead in a pretty fun way.

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Batman/Superman: Futures End #1 Review

Written by: Greg Pak
Art by: Cliff Richards, Jack Herbert and Vicente Cifuentes
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 17, 2014

A Friend in Need


I am sick and tired of this Futures End Event.  To me, it's been overwhelmingly lackluster almost every step of the way.  Maybe it's the fact that DC never really defined what they were going for in these books or they're just plain bad.  I actually think it's both.  I could use this issue of Batman/Superman as exhibit A to support my argument.  It has very little connection to the Futures End story and I really didn't enjoy reading it.  In fact, no matter what book or books you read, you can skip this issue and be no worse for wear.  If I were you, I'd do just that.

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Trinity of Sin: Pandora: Futures End #1 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: Francis Portela, Tom Derenick
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 17, 2014


Confusion At It's Finest


I guess it's up to all of you to decide whether this issue counts as Pandora's final issue.  When the last issues of the six titles that were cancelled came out last month, I had it in my mind that those were the last and Futures End wouldn't count.  That might sound silly to you, but fuck you I'm silly.  Here's the problem, out of the six titles I review three of them and I now count Phantom Stranger's Futures End as his last issue and still think of Superboy #34 as his final issue.  This probably has no bearing on you but for some reason I need to have these things figured out in my strange brain and as far as I see it now, Pandora's Futures End isn't it's final issue and if it is I'm completely lost.  To understand what I'm saying........ or to have somewhat of a clue about what I'm saying let's look at Pandora Five Years From Now and see what the cursed immortal is up to.  Let's check it out.
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Green Lantern: New Guardians: Futures End #1 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Justin Jordan
Art By: Diogenes Neves
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 17, 2014



Rockin' The Paradise


While you might find meaning in the long run for the header I've decided for this issue, it's really a way for me to exorcise the demons of STYX from my mind, because I can't stop singing this song to myself.  So with this act, I cast the song out unto you so that I may finally have some peace or until Too Much Time On My Hands replaces it.  Okay let's get to some Green Lantern talk.  As we've seen from Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps, our GL's haven't been having the best time Five Years From Now and going in with those kind of stats isn't really reassuring towards the well being of Kyle Rayner here.  But with a power like the White Lantern ring what could possibly go wrong?  Let's check it out.
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