Archive for October, 2013

Comic Review: Damian: Son of Batman #1

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Damian Son of Batman #1 Andy Kubert

Damian Wayne lives!

sort of.

Batman is dead!

sort of.


Written and drawn by Andy Kubert, Damian: Son of Batman is a leap forward in time and a throwback to Grant Morrison’s work all in one comic.
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Comic Review: Justice League #24

October 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Justice League #24 Forever Evil New 52

Did your parents ever criticize you? Make you feel like you’re not good enough? Maybe embarass you by getting into a fight with another parent at your pewee soccer game?

That’s nothing compared to Ultraman’s childhood.

Geoff Johns’s Forever Evil tie-in Justice League #24 is the Superman origin story flipped on its head to show the villainous start of Earth-Three’s Ultraman. It’s got everything iconic about the Superman origin–the dying planet, the doomed parents, the crash course in everything on the trip to Earth, right on down to the Kent family finding their adopted son in a cornfield.

But it’s all been run through a funhouse mirror.
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Comic Review: Batwoman #24

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Batwoman #24 J.H. Williams III Trevor McCarthy W. Haden Blackman vs Batman

With J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman getting yanked off Batwoman, you had to expect Batwoman #24, their last issue, to end on a sour note.

But this was worse – or better? – than a sour note.
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Comic Review: All-New X-Men #17

October 2, 2013 1 comment

All-New X-Men #17 Stuart Immonen Battle of the Atom 6

All-New X-Men #17 introduces readers to the bright, shiny Battle of the Atom future, and nobody draws bright and shiny better than Stuart Immonen. His pencils give this sixth installment of Battle of the Atom the life and verve it needs to build up momentum for the last two issues to come, and glosses over some of the inevitible writing hiccups that come from a time travel story.
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Comic Review: Forever Evil #2

October 2, 2013 1 comment

Crime Syndicate DC New 52 Forever Evil #2 David Finch Cover

I’m really going to miss the Crime Syndicate when they’re gone.

With the Justice League M.I.A., Geoff Johns uses much of Forever Evil #2 to develop the Crime Syndicate in tantalizingly brief character moments that make you beg for more Owlman, Superwoman and Ultraman.

And those characters will get their time, but if one villain gets center stage in Forever Evil #2, it’s Johnny Quick.
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