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Comic Reviews: X-Men: Battle of the Atom and Damien, Son of Batman!

Comic Reviews!!!

 portrait_incredibleX-Men: Battle of the Atom #2

(Relatively Spoiler free)

With Battle of the Atom #2, the X-Men’s latest crossover has reached its end, and of course, nothing will ever be the same! ……Until the next one.

Seriously though, as far as events go, “Battle of the Atom” has been great, and one of the best X-events of the past decade. I was a little apprehensive that Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, and the other members of the X-Men writing stable wouldn’t be able to stick the landing, but I’m pleased to report that they do a great job wrapping up the main story and teasing what’s to come.

The X-Men of past, present, and future have all come to battle the Brotherhood of Mutants from the future, and what follows is a tremendous battle that ranks as one of the mutant team’s best. There are some causalities (all are future X-Men), and while the battle doesn’t end quite like I wanted it to, I still found it satisfying. Read the rest of this entry


Comic Reviews: Joker’s Daughter and Wolverine and the X-Men!


BMTDK_23-4-Jokers-DaughterBatman: The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1

 Of all of the Villains Month one shot issues, this was the one to get. People have been going crazy trying to find it. Of the issues sent to retailers, this was the most allocated.  It’s averaging $50 on eBay, and one issue even went for $150. So, is this book worth your time (or all that money)?


Joker’s Daughter #1 is the strangest, most schizophrenic comic I’ve read all year. You may think that that’s the point considering the character, but it’s not.  There were pages that I read (and reread) multiple times and I’m still not entirely clear on what the issue was about.

Joker’s Daughter (whose real name is Duela) is traveling through the underground sewers in Gotham, looking for…something. Along the way, she finds Joker’s face (that he was wearing throughout the “Death of the Family” story in Batman), and puts it on. She then comes across a group of vagrants that live in the sewers that looks down on women, having them cook, clean, and work. JD then leads these women in an uprising, and takes over as their leader. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: X-Men: Battle of the Atom and Forever Evil!


 XMenBattleOfTheAtom_1_Cover1X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1

 The entire Marvel mutant universe gets their own event this month with Battle of the Atom #1. The first chapter in a 10-part story that will span all of the major X-titles, Battle of the Atom sets the stage pretty well, and is surprisingly new-reader friendly to boot.

The plot finds the younger X-Men team arriving on the scene of a new mutant attacking a mall.  Along with Kitty Pryde (the headmistress of the Jean Grey school), they attempt to subdue the mutant, until a pack of Sentinels arrive. Just as the young team appears to be captured, the sudden arrival of Cyclops’ “uncanny” X-Men team arrives to help turn the tide.  However, once the younger Cyclops suffers near-fatal wounds (and causes his older self to disappear), the X-Men decide that it’s time for the younger mutants to return to their home time. Just as soon as the arguments start though, comes the arrival of a group of future X-Men, who have come to prevent a “terrible mistake”. Read the rest of this entry