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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 9/10/22

What a gorram week. It was my birthday this past Tuesday, and what did I get? A real nasty cold! The worst cold I’ve had in years. Was it COVID? I don’t know, because I don’t have any at-home tests lying around, and I barely left my apartment. Just went out to get stronger meds and didn’t find any tests at the drug store. Ugh.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #4 for a truly exceptional issue that works on multiple levels, while keeping the focus squarely on Steve Rogers the man.

This is some gorgeous composition

Meanwhile, ugh, this cold really sucked! I didn’t do much else. I watched Paper Girls on Amazon Prime and that was a let down. It was like an early 2000s Nickelodeon attempt to do Paper Girls, with no real budget. The Sandman was great on Netflix. And Total War: Warhammer 3 is living up to the years of hype. So other than the cold, I’m good.

Comic Reviews: Batman #127, Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #4 and She-Hulk #6.

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Tim Drake is Coming Back as Robin in Chip Zdarsky’s Batman!

This is going to be another one of those niche blog articles where I’m really just writing my thoughts on a very specific comic book thing that I am interested in. Like, a lot of people reported on the cool news that creator Chip Zdarsky will be taking over the main Batman comic for an extended run. I saw the news and was pretty pumped, because for strange reasons, I’ve never actually read an ongoing Zdarsky comic. He’s supposed to be really good!

I was already planning on reading and reviewing Zdarsky’s Batman when it starts up in a few months…but something caught my eye just the other night that has raised my excitement through the roof.

Zoom in to really see the magic

When I first saw this picture, from a distance when cruising through headlines, I just thought that yellow on Batman’s chest was a stylized symbol. But when I got a second, closer look, I confirmed that it’s actually Robin! I love Robin!

So I went to ComicBook.com, which interviewed Zdarsky about his new run, and I learned some truly amazing news: Zdarsky plans to bring Tim Drake back as Robin full-time in order to recapture that Dynamic Duo action in his upcoming Batman run.

So many different Robin costume designs these days; my list is obsolete

I don’t know if I can properly describe how excited I am by this news. This is everything I want from Batman comics; something I’ve wanted for more than a decade at this point, I think.

As we all know, Damian Wayne has been Robin for a very long time now. But Damian isn’t really a sidekick. He’s got a ton of his own things going on, including his own solo comic. Which is fine, but not something that I, personally, care about. I like the classic Dynamic Duo set up, where Robin is Batman’s sidekick and works with him on crimes and investigations, with Batman is a mentor role.

And we haven’t gotten this dynamic in a very long time. So I am very, very excited that Zdarsky is going to use Tim Drake, the best Robin, in the role that I love best.

Unfortunately, we have to wait all the way until July to see what happens. And the possibility remains that they’ll call him “Red Robin”, but let’s hope not.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 3/5/22

Good news and bad news, everybody! The good news is I’ll be going to see The Batman today and I’m expecting to have a good time! The bad news there might not be reviews next week, as I will be out of state attending my sister’s wedding! That’s good news for her! But we’ll see if I have any time before I leave to read and review some comics.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Static: Season One #6 for an awesome, heroic finale to this first storyline. Not sure why this comic needs seasons, but this season finale was cool as heck.

One opportunity…to seize everything you wanted…

Meanwhile, I beat Pokemon Legends: Arceus and now I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to splurge on Horizon Forbidden West yet, at least not until after I get back from my sister’s wedding next weekend. So maybe I’ll take up reading for the next week? We’ll see.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #91, Batman #121, One-Star Squadron #4, She-Hulk #2, Static: Season One #6 and X-Men #9.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 9/11/21

Oh what a week, what a week. Where does one even begin? How about by just diving into some comic reviews, like Batman and a new Black Manta series? Sounds good to me!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Mighty Morphin #11 because this comic can do no wrong. Holy cow is this good drama and good storytelling!

Ah, so you’ve been reading Mighty Morphin

Meanwhile, I did finally get around to watch Centaurworld on Netflix. That show was a hoot and a half! Not much else going on with me right now. I’m playing some old video games and trying to find some new, interesting shows to watch. Just livin’ that 2021 lifestyle…

Comic Reviews: Batman #112, Black Manta #1, Champions #9 and Mighty Morphin #11.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 7/7/21

This is an interesting week in comics because I only have two to read and review! I’ve started to cut back on how many comics I read a week because sometimes I just don’t want to read everything on my plate, you know? I lost interest in the new Green Lantern series when it blew up the status quo, and I just wasn’t hooked on Crush and Lobo. But that’s perfectly fine when we’ve got new issues of Batman and X-Men!

Comic Book of the Week goes to X-Men #2 for another big screen comic book story. I like the look and feel of this comic, and I hope they can maintain and transition into more long-form enjoyment.

Rhino must be really good at cards

Meanwhile, I loved The Suicide Squad movie and will have my thoughts/review on Wednesday! I’m also loving the New Pokemon Snap free DLC and, oddly enough, I got back into playing Diablo 3 to try out some things I left undone years ago. That’s been neat.

Comic Reviews: Batman #111 and X-Men #2.

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