Waste Of Panels

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Outsiders (Volume 4) #28
Written by Dan Didio
Art by Phillip Tan

 

As I expected, this book is not getting any better. What the hell is Didio doing?! Still no explanation for Geo-Force’s actions…is he being manipulated? Is Katana? And still no mention of Halo! Where the hell is she? The entire issue was a rather boring fight between Black Lightning and Geo-Force with Didio’s lame narration. What a waste of panels.

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Superman Batman 69 and 70

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Superman/Batman #69
Written by Joe Casey
Art by Ardian Sayaf

Sayaf’s art is breathtaking – DC needs to put him on something huge soon! Casey’s story is intriguing as well as we learn the main villain is a Durlan hmm. Good stuff here. I loved seeing the Watchtower on the moon again! That brings me back.

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Superman/Batman #70
Written by Joe Casey
Art by Ardian Sayaf and Jay Fabok

This was another good issue as the battle against the Durlan is fought on two fronts. I loved Batman in this – really showed how kick ass he is taking out the Hooded guy with one kick and getting all suited up to go into space and take on an alien one-on-one. Oh Bruce I missed you.

Partnered With The Brain Emperor

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The Shield #7
Written by Eric Trauttman
Art by Marco Rudy
Co-Feature by Brandon Jerwa
Art by Michael Avon Oeming

 

So the Brain Emperor is going on a mission with the Shield to take out the Black Seven – a group selling WMD’s on the open market. It’s an interesting idea and I look forward to learning more about the Brain Emperor – he is a really gross looking character haha but lots of potential. Sad that this book is ending soon, but I have a feeling DC is going to launch a mighty crusaders ongoing or something. They can’t be giving up that easy. The New Co-feature features The Fox – a character I find much more interesting then Inferno. I like the whole Japanese thing being set up in this issue and the mystery about his father’s death. It should be fun while it lasts.

Destiny

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Superman #698
Written by James Robinson
Art by Javier Pina and Bernard Chang

This is Part 3 of the Last Stand of New Krypton storyline that began in Last Stand #1 and continued here. Not much seems to occur here, I think it was rather decompressed compared to what Robinson usually writes in this book and we need for a lot of stuff to occur and for plot threads to be revisited since Robinson is leaving the book soon. Albeit, I did enjoy this issue as Mon-El’s destiny is revealed – he was needed to save the bottled cities while Superman was chained up –and those cities somehow effect the future of the Legion. I hope it is explained better soon.

Keep Her In Gotham

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Batman: Streets of Gotham #10
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Dustin Nguyen
Co-Feature by Marc Andreyko
Art by Jeremy Haun

 

The main feature was a probably the first solo Damian story – as Damian is kidnapped by Zsadz’s men whom he went looking and is forced to fight the serial killer in an arena. It annoyed me how easily the Abuse kid figured out Damian was Robin and that Damian is going around introducing himself as Damian – I mean if he is going to do undercover work at least use a fake name! Ah! Oh well I guess we can chalk that up to his inexperience. It wasn’t a bad issue, but was a little on the short side. The Manhunter back-up kicked major ass…I love the character of Jane; she is such a creey villain and pulling a bomb out of her neck made her even creepier. Why is this co-feature ending exactly? I mean how are they even judging how well a co-feature is doing without the trades out? I am loving Manhunter in Gotham and do not want to see this end.

White Lantern

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Green Lantern (Volume 4) #52
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Doug Mahnke

 

Once again we are shown that Green Lantern Corps is the Green Lantern title you should be reading this was…well…kinda pointless. John Stewart takes out Xanshi which may or may not be connected to all the rings. That is about all that freaking happens! Hal Jordan is just bossing people around and acting like a dick as usual. Johns used to be my favorite writer, it’s sad, why does he like this character so much! Sinestro’s White Lantern costume is cool though and I like all the history stuff I will give it that.

The Real Enemy

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Azrael (Volume 2) #6
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Ramon Bachs

 

This was a quick read. Azrael reads the Book of Purity – which is a history of the Azraels of the past. So basically there were two Azraels if I am not mistaken, one for the order of St. Dumas and one for the Order of Purity? Michael comes to the conclusion that the true enemy of Azrael is the order of Purity – hmmm – interesting stuff although I wish more happened in this issue.