Category Archives: DC

Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 6/25/22

You know what happens when you don’t read comics you don’t like? You get a week like this one, where everything I read was a banger! Amazing Spider-Man finally stepped up to reveal the cleverness I knew was there, and any week with Nightwing is a good week.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Immortal X-Men #3 for a touching and suspenseful focus on Destiny, the character and the concept.

Not especially

Meanwhile, I continue to explore everything AppleTV+ has to offer. I’m enjoying Dickinson, and Foundation turned out to be pretty OK in the long run. I finished up Sniper Elite 5, which was great, and I plan to spend this weekend rocking some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge!

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #4, Immortal X-Men #3, Nightwing #93 and X-Men #12.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 6/18/22

I don’t know what came over me this week, but I wasn’t in a comic-reading mood. Fortunately, not too many titles came out this week, but I did skip a couple I wasn’t too jazzed about. Still, we’ve got new issues of Jurassic League and Power Rangers to enjoy!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1 for a really great, character-focused debut issue.

Just a day in the life

Meanwhile, I’ve been exploring AppleTV+ this past week and I really loved The Afterparty. That show was great! Now I’m diving into Dickinson, and it’s been really fun, too. I also read through the first year or so of the comic Giant Days and that was also really good! I am surrounding myself with goodness these days.

Comic Reviews: Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1, The Jurassic League #2, Power Rangers #20 and X-Men Red #3.

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The Best Robin, Tim Drake, is Getting an Ongoing Series Again!

Announced on Thursday, Tim Drake is going to get his own ongoing series again, and he’s going to stay Robin! This is pretty exciting news. The series is going to be called Tim Drake: Robin, and will be written by Meghan Fitzmartin, who is responsible for reviving Tim’s profile by having him come out as bisexual, with art from Riley Rossmo. The series kicks off in September.

I’m pretty excited. Tim Drake was one of my favorite comic book characters for a long time, but then he sorta dropped off when DC showed they had no idea what to do with him. He’s the greatest Robin of all time, but he’s not as dramatic as Damian Wayne, so he’s been stuck in a weird Red Robin limbo for more than a decade. It wasn’t until Fitzmartin came out with a bisexual reveal story over the past year that Tim is finally high profile again.

Here’s what the series is going to be about:

This kinetic, high-energy series pulls Tim center stage as a mystery over a year in the making takes shape. A new villain who’s been hounding Tim from afar decides to take things up close and personal, putting Bernard and everyone else Tim cares about in peril. All that and Tim finally carves out a corner of Gotham City just for himself, and sets up shop in his very own…murder-shack-houseboat?

Personally, I prefer Tim as Batman’s partner, but I can handle some solo Tim Drake as Robin action. Tim obviously held his own solo series for a very, very long time in the 1990s and 2000s. So hopefully he kicks a ton of butt in this new series.

For added Tim as Robin awesomeness, Chip Zdarsky is going to feature the character heavily in his upcoming Batman arc, with a focus on the Dynamic Duo back together. This is gonna be a good summer for Tim Drake fans.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 6/11/22

Welcome back to comic book reviews! I skipped last week because of my hellish problems flying back from a California vacation, so now we’re back with some good quality comics, like Amazing Spider-Man and Mighty Morphin.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Poison Ivy #1 for being a really strong start to the new series by G. Willow Wilson. Maybe DC has finally found something stable to do with the character.

And look this good

Meanwhile, I loved the first episode of Ms. Marvel. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be! I’m currently playing through Sniper Elite 5. I love those games, and the new one is another fine entry. And I’ve decided not to bother with Dark Crisis at DC Comics. I might read it on my own, but the first official issue didn’t do much for me, and I don’t want to spend time just dragging it through the mud in this review column.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #3, Legion of X #2, Mighty Morphin #20 and Poison Ivy #1.

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Black Adam Looks Bad

The first full trailer for the upcoming Black Adam movie came out yesterday and it looks bad. It looks Morbius levels of bad, in my opinion. It’s just the Rock doing a bunch of posing as the trailer checkmarks its way through superhero movie tropes.

They even recreate the Iron Man vs. jet fighters scene from the very first Iron Man trailer more than a decade ago! I mean, c’mon! The action looks rote and the Black Adam character looks boring as hell. The only interesting stuff in this trailer is the Justice Society.

Black Adam seems to be built purely on the Rock’s force of will to be a super strong superhero. It’s like some studio executive told the Rock he could never play Superman because he’s too brown, so the Rock found a brown superhero as strong as Superman and is going to try to make him even more popular — only to not have anybody actually try behind the scenes.

This does not look good. But I’m still gonna see it, of course. Black Adam comes to theaters on Oct. 21.

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