September 2019

DCeased : A Good Day to Die #1 - Review

The biggest strength of this issue is that it stands on its own. That is a hard accomplishment for any one-shot that is related to a mini-series or event book. There is just enough detail supplied to tell you what is going on ( information learned more extensively from the main series ) without feeling left in the dark or having a “wtf is going on” reaction. My critique would the ending, which is by design not a solid, closed conclusion. It is meant to bridge back into the main title to finish out the adventure.

Batman : Curse of the White Knight - Book Two - Review

This particular issue spends a lot of time fleshing out the story of the Wayne ancestor that opened up Book One. We learn more about why this Wayne is important and the reason he was brought from Europe to a nascent Gotham. Since there isn’t too much that has been written about the Wayne family dating this far back, this could easily become something that makes the jump into regular continuity. This storyline of the past is juxtaposed with what is currently happening with Bruce as he is introduced to Azrael.

DCeased #4 - Review

In a six-issue mini series, issues three and four should generally act in tandem as a crescendo before making the way towards the denouement. Tom Taylor takes that idea and amps it up. Issue three was a much more introspective and Superman-focused story. Expectations are subverted coming into issue four. We are left thinking that we are going to see a lot of decision points and action by Superman. Instead we are treated to a whole other storyline heavily involving Captain Atom.

Black Panther & The Crew - Review

Ta-Nehisi Coates always has something of substance to say, especially within superhero books. Black Panther and The Crew revolves around the mystery of who killed a prominent Harlem activist. The Crew consists of Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight, and Manifold. Modern tensions that exist in the real world ( race, justice, injustice, and policing ) are highlighted. This gives some exposure to issues plaguing us today, and in the past, as the heroes in the book discover.

Wildstorm: Michael Cray : Volume 2 - Review kevin Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:13

If you liked the first trade, then you are in luck. Good news: the second volume continues the adventures of Michael Cray going up against members of the Justice League. The caveat, in this alternate multiverse that The Wildstorm occupies, is there is no Justice League. We have instead their equivalents that exist in this multiverse.

Omni #1 - Review kevin Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:00

I was immediately intrigued by the solicitation tagline from Previews for this book, “Social Justice Warrior | Surgeon | Superpowered | Badass.” What piqued my interest more was that this was written by Devin Grayson, one of my favorite writers (who arguably had the best run on Nightwing, for what it’s worth). I hadn’t seen any of her work in a long time, so I needed to give this a try.

New Comic Book Day Pickups- 09.11.19



This week's pickups: 

  • The Amazing Spider-Man #29
  • Batman #78
  • Batman and the Outsiders #5
  • Black Hammer / Justice League : Hammer of Justice #3
  • Catwoman #15
  • Collapser #3
  • Detective Comics #1011
  • Event Leviathan #4
  • The Flash #78
  • Gotham City Monsters #1
  • Hawkman #16
  • House of Whispers #13
  • Justice League Odyssey #13
  • The Riddler: Year of the Villain #1
  • Wonder Twins #7
  • Wonder Woman #78
  • Young Justice #8