This was a very humorous issue. I loved it. And there was finally a change in the artwork! Thank heavens. Here there was more definition, more solidarity in the design of the characters. However there was a mess up in inking, but it was slight (it concerned the girls dress – I promised my mom I would say something, it really bugged her). As far as writing goes, it was great. It was funny, characters developed well and certainly had captured Superboy quite well. I really liked it. The creativity of the villain was also very well done, and the ending, blew me away. It was something I didn’t see coming, even though it was only a small detail, but those small details, they add up in the end and become something big in time. In any case, great comic, absolutely love it.
WRITER: T. DEFALCO
PENCILLERS: R. ROCHA & E. PANSICA
INKERS: G. ADAMS, M. BENES & A. OWENS
The Rage of Beast Boy
Nice to see Beast Boy in action. However, Terra kind of bugged me. She only cares about herself and Beast Boy. Granted, given that they were in the culling, it’s understandable, but I don’t know, I was hoping that this Terra would be different than the previous Terra because I absolutely hated her. I was glad when she was dead. Yeah, that sounds harsh but it’s a comic. Story wise, this was better than the previous one. It had more action in it, and a quicker pace. However, Red, she is really starting to bother me. She acts all high and mighty like she’s better than them, trying to make them better, looking down on them. She has no comprehension whatsoever of what they had to live with, what they grew up in. She doesn’t understand and she’s not making much effort to understand. She keeps assuming, and assuming and it’s kind of pissing me off. This comic, is not one of my favorites but I plan on holding onto it for the time being, just until the crossovers end, then, I think I’m done wasting my money on this comic. Some characters are cool, but the story is dull and the writing…it’s eh. I expected more from Mackie.
WRITER: H. MACKIE
PENCILLER: D. SAMPERE & S. MARTINO
INKERS: N. RAPMUND
Terminus: Last Gasp
Red Hood caught Damien. He is never going to let him live that down. All of Bruce’s boys came to help, Red Hood included. It was a great scene, seeing them all together. Oh but the most hilarious part of this comic was when Bruce chased after the missile, launched it up and changed it’s directory to the harbor. That is such a superman thing to do. It was awesome. As far as writing and story are concerned, they were amazing. Bruce, of course one, although you know he’s not going to die, at least that’s the hope, it still had me at the edge of my seat. Tomasi is a great writer! The story, the villain, it was dull at first, but it became amazing, it built up, a lot actually to this grand finale. Villain died, but after he saw his failure…and no, neither Bruce nor Damien killed him. Damien was a good boy…this time. Over all, this comic had good writing, it was clever and funny, with a straightforward plot that was not predictable. Artwork wise, it was also pretty good. Love this comic.
WRITER: P. J. TOMASI
PENCILLER: P. GLEASON
INKER: M. GRAY
Escape Part 3 (of 5)
I love Knight Errant. She finally gave up the red lightsaber for her green one. But it was a bit to late. She let Odion to the Helm. This is not good. It’s got two more parts left. Oh dear heavens. Anyway, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. One of the best things about this comic is the character growth and development. Kerra was a cold harsh character to begin with, but now, look at her, she is fun, with more life, and no death wish…mostly. She’s a Jedi, they seem to generally have death wishes. Furthermore, she has a purpose, she doesn’t act as though she is lost with nothing to live for. She’s searching for her parents who are still alive. I love that. Artwork is also another great improvement over the previous story arcs. This comic continues to grow, writing wise, story wise and artwork wise. Oh and lets not forget character wise. That’s my favorite part.
SCRIPT: J. J. MILLER
PENCILLER: M. CASTIELLO
INKER: V. ACUNZO
COLORIST: M. ATIYEH
Spiral Part 1 (of 5)
I have been waiting for this for the longest time. The lost tribe of the sith is an amazing comic. The story was a bit dull, I will admit that, it left on a very decent cliffhanger but it wasn’t the best comic out there. However, I do love the story, the backstory that it. These are the ancestors of the sith that are currently in the fate of the Jedi books. The characters are interesting, and pretty cool, but the story line of this issue is a bit dull and boring. Overall though it is a good comic and if you’re interested in the sith and the lost tribe I 100% recommend this comic.
SCRIPT: J. J. MILLER
PENCILLER: A. MUTTI
INKER: P. BALDASSINI
The Conformance Engine
Okay, this comic is beginning to bore me a lot. The writing is good, but over all it is a bit of a boring comic and is really starting to drain me. The action sequences are few and far apart and it’s a bit reminiscent of The Dark Knight Rises. The Black Cat was the best part of this comic. Over all, I mean it’s a decent enough comic, but really, it wasn’t al that. I don’t know. I’m hopeful that it will pick up pace but I am not about to hold my breath.
WRITER: M. FRACTION
ARTISTS: J. McKELVIE & M. NORTON
COLORIST: D. AYMARA