Week 7 2014 | Part 4 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A.

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Nightwing #28

Butterfly Effects

So I just heard that DC Comics is cancelling this series!  Anyway, in this issue, Nightwing is living his life in Chicago, working at the diner by day and fighting crime by night.  But then a villain comes hunting down Nightwing because he’s dying and it is inadvertently Nightwing’s fault.  This sends a torrent of thoughts through his mind, especially when he sees Sonia, Tony Zucco’s daughter.  He sees the ramifications of his actions, and while he doesn’t regret them, it makes him wonder if what he is doing here is right to begin with.  Oh, and Mr. Zsasz has come to Chicago and has put the little girl, Jen, who Nightwing and his roommates have been watching, in the same situation as Dick when he was a kid.  I don’t think I need to spell out what that is.

As far as the story goes, it’s interesting, but slow paced.  It leaves a lot to be desired, but the characterization is amazing and this issue really touches upon what makes Nightwing work as a hero.  But while the script works, the story is realy slow paced, which would explain why it would lose some readers, however unfortunate that it.

WRITER: K. HIGGINS

ARTIST: R. DAUTERMAN

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Forever Evil #5

Chapter Five: Hit & Run

Batman is no longer in charge.  Although to be honest, he really didn’t have this situation under control to begin with.

Sinestro is awesome; he took down Power Ring with ease, and took him out.  Oh and he chastised Batman for putting on the yellow ring.  Another priceless moment in this issue.  Batman just cannot catch a break here with all these super villains taking the lead here.  However, it takes a villain to take down those who are willing to kill.

You can’t pass up moments like that; moments where Lex is calling the shots and Deathstroke is showing Batman up.  Batman is a bit dense now; his only concern is rescuing Nightwing.  So now, they are all teamed up.

One of the more interesting parts of the issue is the paranoia that Ultraman feels.  He’s like Batman and Owlman is a little more like Superman.  However, they’re all bad guys!  Let’s not forget that.  Moreover, there is a breach in the multiverse!  Whatever drove the villains here has finally come to Earth 1.  So, crisis on infinite earths?  Just kidding, we just had a flashpoint we don’t need another, but let’s see where this is going.

WRITER: G. JOHNS

PENCILLER: D. FINCH

INKER: R. FRIEND

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Night of the Living Deadpool #2

Hilarious!  No breaking the fourth wall here, but there is plenty of humor as Deadpool tries to survive the zombie apocalypse.   It was a fast-paced issue that is following Deadpool as he keeps some kids alive and travels to find a safe place.

Then things take a tragic turn and readers get to see a softer side of Deadpool while he reacts to the situation and loses his newfound friends.  He finds himself alone again, searching for any survivors that there are and rising to the occasion of hero.  Therefore, that makes it worth the read because he still has his sense of humor, even after those sad moments that make it worth it.

That ending, that was priceless comedy.  This is an exciting mini-series with loads of laughs.  Also, zombies and Deadpool, brilliant combination.

WRITER: C. BUNN

ARTIST: R. ROSANAS

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