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Review: ‘Batwoman’ Episode 7 “Tell Me The Truth”

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“Tell Me The Truth”
Writers: Caroline Dries & Natalie AbramsDirector: Michael A. AllowitzStarring: Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, Elizabeth Anweis, Dougray Scott, Sam Littlefield, Greyston Holt, Christina Wolfe, Garfield Wilson and Rachel MaddowReview by Steve J. Ray

“Tell Me The Truth”, Batwoman episode 7, gives us a few defining character moments. We get real developments in the relationships between Kate and Sophie, Catherine and Jacob and Sophie and her husband Tyler. My favorite part of the show though, is the introduction of a character from the comics that I love, and never expected to see here. The trailers and teasers have already given all that away, so I can say who without spoiling too much, but I found her role in the tale quite surprising. This week we meet Julia Pennyworth, Alfred’s daughter, brilliantly played by Christina Wolfe. A Chip Off The Old BlockIn the comics Julia is a tech-savvy, cocky badass, and two out of three of t…

Who Is DC’s Villain Of The Year? The Fans Decide

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Article by Steve J. Ray
There’s no doubt that “The Year Of The Villain” has been an engaging, action-packed and sometimes hilarious event. Harley Quinn thinks that it could be even more fun, as she begins the search for Villain Of The Year! Whoever wins… we lose!

Review: Nightwing Annual #2

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"The Very Friendly Owl" Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Travis Moore
Color Artist: Nick Filardi
Letterer: AndWorld DesignReview by Steve J. Ray

Nightwing Annual #2 follows on directly from the horrific events at the end of Batman #55, and before the start of Ric’s new life, as seen in Nightwing #50. This issue is so well crafted that it fits in anywhere between then and now… or at the point Dan Jurgens took over as writer, before the “Year Of The Villain” or even after issue #65, and the most recent arc. If anyone’s still on the fence as to why Ric so vehemently rejected his past as a costumed crime-fighter after being shot by the K.G. Beast, this issue should put any lingering doubts to rest. The way that Dan Jurgens writes the character of Nightwing is so true to his 79 year history, and so respectful of it, that all of Ric Grayson’s decisions ring incredibly true. More MooreI fell in love with Travis Moore’s version of Nightwing after seeing his brilliant art in the Nightwing Vs H…

Review: Nightwing #66

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"Welcome To The Family" Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Color Artist: Nick Filardi
Letterer: AndWorld DesignReview by Steve J. Ray

Following on from the shocking revelations in the recent outstanding annual and issue #65Nightwing #66 had a lot to live up to… and it’s succeeded on every count. We have now seen the full scope of the Court Of Owls’ ambition and their plans for our hero. the KGBeast was just a pawn of the Court and, while his bullet temporarily disabled Nightwing, it was the Owls that messed with his mind to induce the selective amnesia which has been plaguing him since the traumatic events of Batman #55 and Nightwing #50. Dan Jurgens is writing one hell of a tale. This story has so many layers, texture and levels of interpretation, leaving this particular reviewer and fan suitably impressed. The links starting with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s New 52 stories, all the way through Tom King and Tim Seeley’s hugely underrated Grayson, the exceptional Jame…

‘DCeased: Unkillables!’ Is Coming

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Article by Steve J. Ray
The smash hit 2019 mini-series DCeased is getting a sequel! DCeased: Unkillables will be coming to comic-book stores starting in February. Here’s the full scoop, direct from the publisher: 2019’s Blockbuster DC Series Continues in DCeased: Unkillables!The blockbuster DC series returns to answer this question: What did the villains do when the heroes failed and the world ended? Spinning out of the dramatic events of 2019’s smash hit DCeased, beginning in February 2020 writer Tom Taylor returns to this dark world with a street-level tale of death, heroism and redemption. Led by Red Hood and Deathstroke, over the course of this three-issue miniseries DC’s hardest villains and antiheroes will fight with no mercy to save the only commodity left on a dying planet of the undead – life!