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Review: Infinite Frontier #0

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“Infinite Frontier” Writers: Brian Michael Bendis, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Scott Snyder, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Geoff Johns, Joëlle Jones, Geoffrey Thorne, and Tim Sheridan Artists: John Timms, David Marquez, Jamal Igle, Jorge Jimenez, Alex Maleev, Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, Todd Nauck, Joëlle Jones, Dexter Soy, Stephen Byrne, Howard Porter, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson Color Artists: Tamra Bonvillain, Hi-Fi, Tomeu Morey, Jordie Bellaire, Emilio Lopez, Alex Sinclair, Stephen Byrne, Alejandro Sánchez, and Brad Anderson Letterer: ALW’s Troy Peteri Review by Steve J. Ray WARNING: The following preview art contains spoilers Infinite Frontier  #0 has received  a lot of press  in recent months, so much so that one could easily have been crushed on the rails by the hype train. This issue has come with a great deal of expectation, and anticipation that would be very hard to live up to. I’m extremely please

Review: Man-Bat #2

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“Prison Warriors” Writer: Dave Wielgosz Artist: Sumit Kumar Color Artist: Romulo Fajardo Jr. Letterer: Tom Napolitano Review by Steve J. Ray A great way of bringing attention to books that feature lesser known characters is to include A-listers amongst the guest stars.  Last month  we saw Kirk Langstrom’s chiropteran alter-ego interacting with Gotham’s Dark Knight, and in  Man-Bat  #2 we get a blistering confrontation with Rick Flag, Killer Croc, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and Captain Boomerang… AKA The Suicide Squad. This means, of course, the action is this issue is ramped up to the max. Two issues in, and I’m loving what Dave Wielgosz is bringing to the table, as the writer of this mini-series. The guest star trope is tried and tested, but Wielgosz uses this tool as a bonus, not as the main focus. His dialogue, characterization, and the ongoing story of Kirk Langstrom fighting for his humanity, and his life, is the real meat on the bones of the story. I’m loving it. Art That Gives You

Review: Suicide Squad #1

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“Assault on Arkham” –  Part One Writer: Robbie Thomson Artists: Eduardo Pansica and Julio Ferreira Color Artist: Marcelo Maiolo Letterer: Wes Abbott Review by Adam Ray A new run for an established title is exciting, as we get to start anew with a cast of characters familiar, or brand new, and get to follow new adventures from the beginning.  Suicide Squad #1 brings the familiar team dynamic back to our single issue shelves, with a new line up, and a big change in the dynamic, right from the beginning. I told the boss of this website that I was very excited to start reviewing this title, especially from the beginning, and this opener definitely delivers. The dynamic that stays true among the characters in the Suicide Squad title is the endless machinations of Amanda Waller, and the staunch duty that Rick Flag brings. I love the ambition of this book, taking that otherwise established dynamic and throwing it very hard at a very close wall to see it splatter. The relationship between thes

Review: Batman #106

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“The Cowardly Lot” – Part One Writers: James Tynion IV & Joshua Williamson Artists: Jorge Jimenez & Gleb Melnikov Color Artist: Tomeu Morey Letterers: Clayton Cowles & Troy Peteri Review by Max Byrne The release of  Batman #106  sees the main timeline and continuity of the DC universe put back at the forefront of the release schedule, following the excellent  Future State  era that’s been the main focus for the last couple of months. Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed the diversion into a different time and era, there’s something about a return to the status quo that feels very welcome. It just feels right. Make no mistake, our time in that bleak future is thankfully  far from over , but I for one am happy to see the resumption of Tynion’s vision here. Bromance is still in full force, with our titular hero and Ghost-Maker’s alliance very much in full swing. Although he’s been something of a divisive addition to the Bat-Family, I’ve fully bought into the friendship on show between

Review: Nocterra #1

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"Nocterra" - Book One Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Tony S. Daniel Color Artist: Tomeu Morey Letterer: AndWorld Design's Deron Bennett Review by Steve J. Ray There are certain writers who, over the years, have become a "sure thing". Creative talents where I know that pretty much anything I pick up with their name on it will be good. One of those writers is Scott Snyder. In recent years his name has been synonymous with DC Comics, mainly due to his great work on Batman , Justice League , and the Dark Nights epics. What many may not know though, is that he also writes the brilliant Undiscovered Country for Image Comics; purveyors of some of finest creator owned titles in the industry. This is also now the home of Scott's latest series, Nocterra . The series has started off well. Imagine a book that honours the horror classics of the past, as well as road movies, post apocalyptic futures, sci-fi, fantasy, and family drama. Nocterra covers all those bases, just

Review: Batman/Catwoman #3

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“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” Writer: Tom King Artist: Clay Mann Color Artist: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Clayton Cowles Review by Eric Lee Batman/Catwoman  #3 offers more of the same solid narrative while progressing the stories at a somewhat halting pace. The good news is that this issue feels a little more clear on where the  timeline delineations  are set. Thanks to some festive border designs on certain scenes, the flow of the story really improves. Readers will not be distracted from the story to think about whether this is the past, present, or future. Now they can enjoy the plots progressing more. Speaking of plot progression, most of them are starting to shape up to be really interesting ideas. The most fascinating one is the future plot where we see Helena Wayne in action as… Huntress of the future? She is not named here, but she gets a cool superhero costume. We also get a real taste of her personality. Writer Tom King sets up a really cool conflict between the straight-laced Hel