Monthly Archives: June 2014
Arguably the character that has been in the most dire need of a solid creative team since the New 52 relaunch has been Superman. Since Grant Morrison finished his Action Comics run with issue #18, the main Superman books have been in a constant state of flux creatively (Superman Unchained aside, of course).
Well, along comes Mr. Geoff Johns to take over the main Superman title. And who does he bring with him? John Romita Jr., in his first official monthly DC Comics work. There’s a lot of hype surrounding Marvel’s former golden boy making the jump to DC (and Johns returning to Superman after a stellar pre-52 Action Comics run), so, how does Superman #32 stack up? Read the rest of this entry
After months of speculation and outright denials on his part, Jason Momoa has been almost kinda confirmed as Aquaman for Batman V Superman and Justice League. Yes, this is yet another addition to a movie that is already going to feature Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Alfred, Perry White, Ma Kent, and probably a lot more. Adding Aquaman to the mix makes me even more nervous about the final product of the film, but at least now I don’t have to worry about if Aquaman will be treated as a joke or not. Read the rest of this entry
Batman’s quest for the body of Damian Wayne finally comes to a close in Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul #32, as the Dark Knight comes face to face with the Demon’s Head, and he’s not too happy with Ra’s plans to resurrect his daughter and grandson. Writer Peter J. Thomasi and artist Patrick Gleason are in top form with this issue, and bring us one of the most brutal Batman vs. Ra’s fights in recent memory. Read the rest of this entry
Last week word got out regarding Warner Bros.’ plans for their DC properties, and it’s pretty much what you’d expect, except for one dark and brooding exception. But before I get into that, here’s the prospective list leaked by former Deadline founder Nikki Finke (which is subject to change): Read the rest of this entry
It’s the start of a whole new story arc in Batgirl, and of course that means that Barbara Gordon is going to have a whole new mess of problems to deal with. Spinning out of events of Batman Eternal and Barbara’s previous adventures, Batgirl #32 is another solid entry in writer Gail Simone’s series, and teases some pretty cool things to come as well.
Currently Barbara Gordon has a lot on her plate. Her kind of boyfriend is suing her father (the famous Jim Gordon); her father is also in jail, she still feels responsible for the “death” of her serial killer brother, and the crime boss Knightfall continues to pester Batgirl at every turn. To make matters worse, Barbara gets an offer from her formerly dead college roommate to Munira to help her spy organization take Knightfall down, and if Barbara rejects Munira’s offer, she may have to kiss her life goodbye. Read the rest of this entry
Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber finally return to Superior Foes of Spider-Man with issue 12, and man, did I miss them. The past two fill in issues were fine, but now that Spencer and Lieber are back on board we can finally return to where we last left Boomerang, Overdrive, Beetle, and the rest of the Sinister “Six”.
Overdrive and Beetle finally confront Boomerang for bailing on the team during the botched Silvermane heist. After Boomerang (pitifully) tries to pull the “it was really Chameleon” card for the second time, the crew is approached by the Owl, who was in possession of the portrait of Dr. Doom that Boomerang was really after during the heist. Expecting Owl to kill them, the super villains are surprised to find that he actually wants to hire them to help him get his priceless painting back. What follows is more classic Superior Foes antics, including hilarious references to issues past, Chameleon asking if he has to sign for an Amazon delivery, and the introduction of the “Sinister Sixteen”. Read the rest of this entry