Posts

Showing posts from January, 2020

Review: Batgirl #43

Image
"Graveyards Of Words And Bones" - Part One Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Cian Tormey
Color Artist: Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: AndWorld DesignReview 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 PenThe 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. Castellucci has taken us right back…

Review: Detective Comics #1019

Image
“Dead of Winter - A Bloody New Year" Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Scott Godlewski
Color Artist: David Baron
Letterer: Rob LeighReview by Steve J. RayDetective 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 rushed. The concept of a ser…

Review: Batman Beyond #40

Image
"First Flight" - Part Four Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artists: Sean Chen and Sean Parsons
Color Artist: Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: Wes AbbottReview 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.

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

Image
“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 LaMarrReview 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 22Reluctantly 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 Ivy, who’s rightly suspicious of…