Continued from Monday, the latest in comic book reviews. This article features review on Dark Horse Comics Star Wars #16, that shows the sibling connected of Leia and Luke, unknown to them, Worlds’ Finest #22 that brings the “First Contact” story line to a full close while introducing a new story arc, and Red Hood and the Outlaws #30 that brings in some fun action sequences but sacrifices character development.
A Review on the latest comics released. Featured comics for this review include Aquaman #29 where he faces off against one of the Greatest Olympians and Worlds’ Finest #21, Part 4 of the First Contact story line where they find a gateway home and see the horror that has been unleashed.
By: Cynthia A. Batman/Superman #8 First Contact: Part 1 One word: awesome! Helena broke into th e batcave and has met her fathers’ doppelganger and she has told him everything! Talk about a shocker, to find out that there is someone who is someone who both is and isn’t his daughter. Superman really is the quintessential optimist while Batman is the quintessential pessimist, they really are the darkness and light of the DC Universe and really do have a lot of chemistry […]
By: Cynthia A. Batman and Robin Annual #2 Batman and Robin: Week One I miss Damien! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. But anyway, in this annual, it starts off with a beautiful flashback between Damien and Dick then swings to the present as Bruce is cleaning up and find a box that has a note and label (“The Robin Cave” – if you ask me “The Nest” sounds cooler), that causes Bruce to call Dick and ask what it’s all about. This […]
By: Cynthia A. Worlds’ Finest #18 Control Issues Power Girl is fun. Her powers are out of control ever since her encounter with Desaad her powers have been crazy going on and off. So in the last issue, she decides that a sun bath in space should work better for her. Even that gets out of hand as she can’t even her intake, falling down to Earth crashing near Helena and causing disaster to reign. So Helena needs to hold her under […]
By: Cynthia A. Nightwing #25 One Dark City Night This Nightwing issues is a Zero Year tie-in and follows the star Dick Grayson as he discovers what a hero he is…once he pulls his head out of his arse that is. The story takes place right as Batman begins to make his presence known in Gotham when Nightwing still had parents and was the star of the Hayley Circus, letting everyone know it. So the point of this issue to show growth […]
Worlds Finest #16 Burning Questions Usually I love Silva’s artwork, but in this issue, not so much. The lining on the facial expressions was wacky as was the shadowing. It wasn’t good which was disappointing. But luckily the writing more than made up for it. The beginning launches the reader is an adventure with Helena, aka Huntress, as she makes her way through a burning building to do some research. Where’s a bat cave when you need one? Or at a cat […]
Worlds Finest #15 Down the Rabbit Hole Very good issue. Helena has been captured by Desaad and Power Girl has gone to save her best friend. But then the unthinkable happened: Desaad stole Power Girls powers. I did not see that coming. Now, in this issue we get to see Power Girl in some serious action all on her own without the help of the Huntress. Through the comic she moves from room to room, defeating villain after villain tosave her comrade […]
Earth 2 #14 Battle Cry Dr. Fate, Flash and Green Lantern of Earth 2 are teaming up to fight Steppenwolf with the Worlds Army, or rather taking the initiative so that the World’s Army can at least attackSteppenwolf, former henchman of Darkside. That being said, it was a fun issue because here is where the heroes really start acting like a team together, planning an attack and attack formations. That was just awesome and how it opened up with them flying into […]
Phantom Stranger #5 Noble Revenge I swear, everything about this comic echoes the story of Judas and Jesus, I find it difficult to think otherwise, and it’s because of that aspect of the story that I love. The hint at a religious text incorporated into a comic book and given a twist is amazing. It offers a great plot and amazing character development and interesting insights into what the trinity of sin. It’s also interesting to see how the Spectre plays into […]