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Expectations

Posted by dcuboymw on April 6, 2011

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Gotham City Sirens #21
Written by Peter Calloway
Art by Andres Guinaldo

 

This was another great issue of Sirens. Two in a row after a so-so opening arc for Calloway on this book! Harley succumbs to her love for the Joker after all. I loved it and I wasn’t expecting that but I should have! The story of the Guards’ kid was very sad and showed just how twisted the Joker really is. I didn’t expect Catwoman and Ivy to part ways in this either. Love the art as well!

Posted in Alyce Sinner, Batman, Catwoman, Clayface, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, The Joker | Leave a Comment »

In The Middle

Posted by dcuboymw on April 6, 2011

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Supergirl (Volume 5) #62
Written by James Peaty
Art by Bernard Chang

 

Not sure what is going on here – so is Alex a kryptonian? I doubt it. I loved seeing Miss Martian here (why isn’t she in Titans again?) but this issue didn’t really do it for me. It was neither great nor bad.

Posted in Blue Beetle, Lois Lane, Miss Martian, Robin (Damian Wayne), Supergirl | Leave a Comment »

Megaplot

Posted by dcuboymw on April 6, 2011

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Batman Incorporated #4
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Chris Burnham

 

This was just fucking fantastic awesome greatness of a comic! Best issue yet! We get the history of Kathy Kane – the original Batwoman and Morrison singlehandedly explains how she fits in continuity and how it all relates to his huge megaplot. Who is Dr. Dedalus? Was he really Kathy’s father? What is this war everyone is talking about? I didn’t see all this coming but Morrison hits it out of the park too and Burnham’s art is fantastic I love how he switches his style with the time periods.

Posted in Alfred Pennyworth, Batman, Batman (Dick Grayson), Batwoman, Batwoman (Kathy Kane), Bette Kane, Col. Jacob Kane, El Gaucho | Leave a Comment »

Let’s Move On

Posted by dcuboymw on April 6, 2011

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Green Arrow (Volume 5) #10
Written by J.T. Krul
Art by Diogenes Neves

 

We learn the truth about Galahad in this issue and it is interesting but I am not really interested in this forest anymore and will be glad when this series moves past this. Whatever happened to the Black Arrow plotline Krul talked about in interviews by the way? Not a bad issue, I am just ready to move on from this.

Posted in Doctor Mid-Nite, Etrigan the Demon, Galahad, Green Arrow, Mr. Terrific | Leave a Comment »

Power Girl’s Luthor

Posted by dcuboymw on April 2, 2011

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Power Girl (Volume 2) #22
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Sami Basri

 

I wonder if Winick is setting up Ophelia Day as Power Girl’s “Lex Luthor” in the way that Veronica Cale is Wonder Woman’s “Lex Luthor.” I found it kind of funny that Superman was telling Power Girl that it was too easy to figure out that Karen Starr and Power Girl are one and the same as if Clark Kent and Superman isn’t but this is the DC Universe so whatever. Good issue and it will be interesting to see where things go here post-Generation Lost.

Posted in Power Girl, Superman, Zatanna | Leave a Comment »

Teen Titans 92 and 93

Posted by dcuboymw on April 2, 2011

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Teen Titans (Volume 3) #92
Written by J.T. Krul
Art by Georges Jeanty

This is the conclusion of the crossover with Red Robin that began here. It was decent I am just so sick of the Calculator as a villain. DC needs to give him a rest. The biggest thing to come out of this issue was Red Robin returning to the Titans with Robin leaving. I did not see that coming actually I figured they would keep Damian on for longer but I have no problem with that. I wonder how this will affect Cassie’s leadership though.

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Teen Titans (Volume 3) #93
Written by J.T. Krul
Art by Nicola Scott

Now this is more like it! The Titans travel to India to search for Solstice’s missing parents. Solstice is interesting as Krul seems to be setting her up as anti-Raven – a magical character that is bright instead of dark. He also sets up Kid Flash crushing on her – much as his predecessor Wally had a crush on Raven back in the day. I didn’t mind Tim taking over leadership as long as it was something that Cassie wanted. Great stuff. When Krul took over the book was returning to greatness, now I think it has officially returned.

Posted in Batman (Dick Grayson), Beast Boy, Kid Flash, Raven, Red Robin, Robin (Damian Wayne), Solstice, Superboy, Teen Titans, The Ravager, Wonder Girl | Leave a Comment »

Guy Vs. Hal

Posted by dcuboymw on April 2, 2011

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Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #8
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Fernando Pasarin

 

This is part 3 of the War of the Green Lanterns storyline that began here and continued here. In this part Hal and Guy come to blows after meeting in a the secret "Green House” of the Corps and Tomasi did a great job of showing their rivalry over the years. I loved how Pasarin drew Guy in his different costumes punching Hal as Lantern Constructs. In the end, of course, they take off their rings. I have to say that this was a great issue even though Hal was in it (Tomasi doesn’t write Hal as being quite as unlikable as Johns does I think.)

Posted in Arisia, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Guy Gardner, Isamot Kol, Kilowog | Leave a Comment »

The Dark Lex-God

Posted by dcuboymw on April 2, 2011

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Action Comics #899
Written by Paul Cornell
Art by Jesus Merino

 

UH what just happened in this comic?! Lex Luthor puts his mind into some sort of Phantom Zone prisoner that hates negative emotion. I loved it don’t get me wrong but I am not sure if I followed exactly what happened. I am glad that Brainiac did not end up being the big bad after all. That would have been too easy. Now what shall become of Lex hmmm.

Posted in Bane, Brainiac, Lex Luthor, Mister Mind | Leave a Comment »

The Spirit Of Wonder Woman

Posted by dcuboymw on April 2, 2011

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Wonder Woman #609
Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Phil Hester
Art by Don Kramer

 

Wow Hester really manages to show us the spirit of who Wonder Woman is – not only in her various incarnations – but within people who embodies her ideals and characterization through time. It was really a great issue. And the way he showed this – through her enemy Doctor Psycho who only wants things to return to normal so that he could be close to her in some way again. It was great. I really did not expect this to be that good.

Posted in Artemis, Cheetah, Doctor Psycho, Etta Candy, Giganta, Hippolyta, Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman | Leave a Comment »

Settling In Monument Point

Posted by dcuboymw on April 2, 2011

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Justice Society of America #49
Written by Marc Guggenheim
Art by Scott Kolins

 

I was a tad dissapointed with the conclusion of this Supertown arc. We new that Jay Garrick was going to the mayor of Monument Point from the beginning/ There real only surprise here was Alan Scott’s new costume (Which I like by the way) and the return of some of the other JSA members. We still don’t know anything about the new characters like Red Beetle but she acts like an old friend when she addresses the JSA. I guess I just want to know who is a part of the team now and who is not.

Posted in Alan Scott, Blue Devil, Citizen Steel, Cyclone, Doctor Chaos, Doctor Mid-Nite, Hourman, Jay Garrick, Jesse Quick, Judomaster, Justice Society, Liberty Belle (Libby Lawrence), Lightning, Manhunter, Mr. America (Jeffrey Graves), Mr. Terrific, Obsidian, Power Girl, Red Beetle, Scythe, Stargirl, Tomcat, Wildcat | Leave a Comment »

Endings

Posted by dcuboymw on March 24, 2011

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Batman: Streets of Gotham #21
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Dustin Nguyen

 

The final issue of Streets of Gotham marks the end of more then just this series. It marks the end of Hush posing as Bruce Wayne after Jane Doe rips his face off (How is he able to talk after that? Wouldn’t that be too painful) and it also marks the end of Dini’s writing in the Batman corner of the DCU which is sad. The House of Hush arc was no where near as exciting as the Heart of Hush storyline but it was still good and added a lot to the history of the Waynes and Elliots. I have a feeling it was cut a little short. I wonder when we will see Hush again or when Dini will return to writing Batman.

Posted in Alfred Pennyworth, Batman, Doctor Death, Hush, Jane Doe | Leave a Comment »

Boy Man

Posted by dcuboymw on March 24, 2011

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Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 6) #11
Written by Paul Levitz
Art by Daniel HDR

 

So Starman is going back to being called Star Boy now? Seems kind of strange…why is Earth-Man the only one allowed to be called Man now? None of them are really teenagers anymore right? Anyways, this was a fantastic start to the Legion of Super-Villains arc as all of the Legionnaires search for the villain group. Levitz sure knows how to pack a lot into one issue.

Posted in Brainiac 5 (Earth-0), Chameleon Boy (Earth-0), Colossal Boy (Earth-0), Cosmic Boy (Earth-0), Dawnstar, Dream Girl (Earth-0), Frost, Fume, Legion of Super-Heroes (Earth-0), Lightning Lass (Earth-0), Mon-El, Phantom Girl (Earth-0), Shrinking Violet (Earth-0), Starman, Sun Boy (Earth-0), Sun Emperor, Timber Wolf (Earth-0), Tyroc, Ultra Boy (Earth-0), Wildfire (Earth-0) | Leave a Comment »

Confused But Still Awesome

Posted by dcuboymw on March 23, 2011

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (Volume 3) #5
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Cafu

 

Okay so very confused. So Toby was the leader of Spider’s brother and he was posing as Toby and the Menthor helmet made him turn against his brother. What did they want from Raven? I hope we get some more clarification soon or did I miss something?? Still an awesome comic though.

Posted in Colleen Franklin, Dynamo (Lindahl), Lightning (Cosgei), Noman, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, The Raven, The Salesman | Leave a Comment »

Best Hope

Posted by dcuboymw on March 23, 2011

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Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #58
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Tyler Kirkham

 

This is part 2 of War of the Green Lanterns which began here and it was awesome! Ganthet tells Kyle Rayner it was no accident he was given the last ring and that he was the Corps’ best hope then and still is today! Hell to the ya he is! He is a dreamer with a heart; the perfect Lantern. Anyways, it looks like Parallax has taken over the entire Corps I imagine he was never able to do that before when he was stuck in the battery because he didn’t have Krona’s help. Things are getting crazy!

Posted in Ganthet, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Guy Gardner, Hannu, Kilowog, Salaak, Soranik Natu | 1 Comment »

Penguin’s Nose

Posted by dcuboymw on March 23, 2011

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Batman: The Dark Knight #2
Written by David Finch
Art by Finch

 

That was a quick read for a comic book that is so incredibly late but whatever, it was still good. Finch’s artwork is fantastic and the story is interesting even if I have no idea on how it all connects just yet. Who is the Ragman-like monster killing homeless people and what is with this amulet? Oh and Finch draws a big nose on Penguin doesn’t he?

Posted in Alfred Pennyworth, Batman, Commissioner Gordon, Etrigan the Demon, Killer Croc, The Penguin | Leave a Comment »

Corps Take Over

Posted by dcuboymw on March 23, 2011

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Green Lantern (Volume 4) #64
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Doug Mahnke

 

Okay things go to hell for the Corps really fast in the first part of “War of the Green Lanterns” as Krona and the entities take over the Guardians and restore Parallax to the Central Power Battery. Oh and a bunch of folks get stuck in the book of the black. It was really good for an opening chapter of this crossover, but a little too much Hal Jordan and Johns’s annoying Hal Worship going on.

Posted in Atrocitus, Carol Ferris, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Guy Gardner, Krona, Larfleeze, Saint Walker, Salaak, Sinestro | 1 Comment »

All I Can Say Is This Was Amazing

Posted by dcuboymw on March 22, 2011

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Xombi (Volume 2) #1
Written by John Rozum
Art by Frazer Irving

 

Seriously?! I have never read the original Xombi book but in one issue Rozum and Irving have me hooked! Read this book people! This is crazy far-out stuff I can’t even explain it. Catholic Girl, Nun of the Above, violent snow angels, underground prisons! This is all in one issue! The concept of the character is even cooler than I thought.

Posted in Catholic Girl, Chet Flynn, Julian Parker, Nun of the Above, Nun the Less, Xombi | Leave a Comment »

 
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