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Review: Batgirl #43

"Graveyards Of Words And Bones" - Part One Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist:  Cian Tormey Color  Artist: Chris Sotomayor Letterer: AndWo rld Design Review by Fay Clark We are in the midst of tidying up the city after Oracle  burned it to the ground . Batgirl is flying onto the scene of a new crime, a more… fantastical crime. One almost unbelievable in it’s weirdness, yet Barbara takes it all in her stride. I can already tell from reading  Batgirl #43  that this new arc is going to be very fantasy based. It will also, hopefully, help answer some hard questions for our hero. The Flaming Sword is Mightier than the Pen The second I understood what was happening in  Batgirl #43  there was a ray of light. Barbara has been having a harsh time as of late, so being able to snuggle down with a good book could finally help her unwind. Unfortunately Cecil Castellucci has some other more… fantastical ideas, so I’m not sure how much down time Batgirl is going to have. Castel

Review: Detective Comics #1019

“Dead of Winter - A Bloody New Year" Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Scott Godlewski Color Artist: David Baron Letterer: Rob Leigh Review by Steve J. Ray Detective Comics  #1019 brings with it the second chapter of “Dead of Winter” and the payoff to issue #1018 ‘s cover, which didn’t make much sense ’til now. Batman is on the trail of a murderer who’s leaving a trail of mutilated corpses, and pagan symbols in his wake. Can this Norse nightmare be stopped before he decides to “axe” Batman a question? Can you survive another bad pun like that one? Read on, if you dare! Last issue gave me something I’d been missing for a while; seeing Batman as a detective. I’m very pleased to say that this welcome side of the Dark Knight is once again front and center in the latest chapter. However, I’m not pleased to report that, apart from that nice touch, I found this instalment a little disappointing. There’s plenty to enjoy about  Detective Comics  #1019, but it felt a little rush

Review: Batman Beyond #40

"First Flight" - Part Four Writer: Dan Jurgens Artists: Sean Chen and Sean Parsons Color Artist: Chris Sotomayor Letterer: Wes Abbott Review by Adam Ray It’s a difficult thing, in any story, to manage a plot twist. It requires a reader to know something about the story without actually knowing about it. It needs to be a pleasant surprise.  Batman Beyond  #40 delivers an excellent reveal of the identity of the new Batwoman. Comics being what they are, sometimes details can be left behind, or forgotten, but the secret of who Batwoman is under the mask is a logical, welcome reveal. The previous instalment  had its own share of revelations. Blight is doing everything he can to try to stay alive, and Batman Beyond’s first all original villain has a personal vendetta that he’s not even trying to hide. It’s a credit to Dan Jurgens that we constantly worry for Terry’s safety. For those new to the series, we get this in a dramatic wa

Review: ‘Harley Quinn’ Season 1 Episode 8 “L.O.D.R.S.V.P.”

“L.O.D.R.S.V.P.” Written by: Tom Hyndman Directed by: Matt Garofalo, Ben Jones, and Frank Marino Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Jason Alexander, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Matt Oberg, Alan Tudyk, James Adomian, Chris Diamantopoulos, Giancarlo Esposito, Rahul Kohli, Phil LaMarr Review by Kendra Hale Deep Dickens “L.O.D.R.S.V.P.” starts with Harley and the crew up to shenanigans again. This time they’re stealing Atlantean jewels from Aquaman. First thing? Horrible puns… such horrible puns. However, Harley and the gang are successful, thanks to kelp from Ivy. This successful venture gets them an invitation to visit the Legion Of Doom, which is what Harley’s been waiting for. My last review can be found  here . All set? Let’s go! Catch 22 Reluctantly Ivy goes along with Harley and the gang to the Legion, where they’re treated to a tour by Scarecrow, voiced by Rahul Kohli, who hones in on the crews’ desires. Everything seems to be too good to be true, expect for Iv