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Comic Review: Secret Society #1

September 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Forever Evil DC New 52 Secret Society of Supervillains #1

It’s no big name villain title like Zod or Joker, but make no mistake: Secret Society #1 is one of this month’s most important books in the Forever Evil event. Co-written by Geoff Johns and Sterling Gates, Secret Society #1 is a quick and dirty backstory setting up Earth-3’s Owlman and his trusty partner in crime, Alfred Pennyworth.
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Comic Review: Scarecrow #1

September 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Detective Comics 23.3 Scarecrow #1 DC Villains Month New 52 Cover

DC’s Villains Month has been a grab bag of tortured childhoods and origin stories for its 52-strong list of baddies, but Peter J. Tomasi’s Scarecrow #1 shows no fear in braving the present day chaos of a Gotham City without Batman to protect it.

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Comic Review: Harley Quinn #1

September 11, 2013 1 comment

New 52 Villains Month Harley Quinn #1 Detective Comics #23.2

Harley Quinn #1 feels like going on a crime spree with your mom there to nag you the whole way.

Writer Matt Kindt and artist Neil Googe take psycho ditz Harley Quinn and try to blend her with her former self, the bookish criminal psychologist Harleen Quinzel.

The result is a messy storytelling duel between an introspective, intellectual narrator and a yappy, bubble gum-chewing troublemaker.

Spoiler alert: neither one wins.
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Comic Review: The Riddler #1

September 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Batman #23.2 The Riddler #1 DC Comics cover

Poor Edward Nygma.

He’s just a Q without a U.

He’s got no Batman to match wits with, so he’s reduced to petty revenge on an ex-Arham Asylum security guard.

But just because his revenge is petty, doesn’t mean it’s not fun.
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Comic Review: Ventriloquist #1

September 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Ventriloquist Gail Simone DC Comics Villains Month
Gail Simone sets the bar for all Villains Month comics to come by giving the lesser-known Ventriloquist a superstar story in Ventriloquist #1.
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