Graphic Novel Review: Dark Nights: Metal – Dark Knights Rising by Dan Abnett, James T Tynion IV, Frank Tieri, Peter J. Tomasi, Joshua Williamson, and Sam Humphries

Seven Batmen appear from the Dark Multiverse, The Red Death, The Devastator, The Merciless, The Murder Machine, The Drowned, The Dawnbreaker, and the Man Who Laughs all of them are a twisted take on the Dark Knight. The seven Batmen have only one thing in mind for Earth-0, total destruction.

Graphic Novel Review: Bombshells, Vol. 2: Allies by Marguerite Bennett
3 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / June 10, 2019

World War II is becoming larger and the heroines find themselves fighting across the globe, while protecting the home front. Wonder Woman faces the undead in Greece, Stargirl and Supergirl are in London following a family secret.Mera finds that she can’t control everything in the sea, while Zatanna uses her powers to fight eveil magic. Batwoman has been caught by Lex Luthor and the Nazis, but no need to worry.

Graphic Novel Review: Wonder Woman Vol. 3: The Truth by Greg Rucka
3 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / March 18, 2019

About: Wonder Woman Vol. 3: The Truth by Greg Rucka (illustrated by Liam Sharp) is a graphic novel which continues the story of Diana of Themyscira search for the truth about herself. This graphic novel collects issues 13, 15 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 of Wonder Woman. 176 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401271413 My rat­ing for Wonder Woman, Vol. 3: The Truth  — 3 Buy Wonder Woman, Vol. 3: The Truth from Amazon.com* More Books by Greg Rucka Thoughts: I was looking forward to finding out what’s happening in this story arc and how it ties to the whole Rebirth “event” where the Watchmen’s smiley button might (or might not?) have something to do with it.  Unfortunately Wonder Woman Vol. 3: The Truth by Greg Rucka (illustrated by Liam Sharp) does not answer that question, and even somewhat confuses it more. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but let’s just say the mystery of the smiley button remains well intact. This volume picks up right where Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One ended, Diana has never been back at Themyscira, never visited her mother, and keeps losing her grip with reality.  The storyline puts away our heroine…

Graphic Novel Review: Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One by Greg Rucka
5 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / March 11, 2019

About: Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One  by Greg Rucka (illustrated by Nicola Scott) is a graphic novel which retells the origins of Wonder Woman, and her first year as a protector. This graphic novel collects issues 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, an 14 of Wonder Woman. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401268803   My rat­ing for Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One — 5 Buy Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One from Amazon.com* More Books by Greg Rucka Thoughts: when I first picked up this issue I thought to myself “why do we need another origin story?”, usually the retelling are boring and rehash old mythology without bringing anything new to the table. I’m glad to say that Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One by Greg Rucka (illustrated by Nicola Scott) kept the origin story fresh and interesting, I was actually very surprised. I thought the way the author introduced the Greek gods, in animal form handing gifts to Wonder Woman to more the story along, was very imaginative, but bordering on stupid. I’m glad it was just a short part and move the story light years ahead instead of dragging on though. I thought the…

Graphic Novel Review: Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar by Tom King
4 Stars , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / December 24, 2018

About: Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar by Tom King (illustrated by Mikel Janin, Joëlle Jones, and Travis Moore) is a graphic novel which follows the complex path that Batman and Catwoman lead to their wedding. This graphic novel includes Batman #38-44. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401280277   My rating for  Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar – 4 Buy  Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar from Amazon.com* More Books by Tom King Thoughts: Again I find myself enjoying the heck out of Tom King’s run of the Dark Knight from Gotham. Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar by Tom King (illustrated by Mikel Janin, Joëlle Jones, and Travis Moore) is another enjoyable gem in the series which I’m enjoying a lot more than I should. Again, the writing is top notch and the stories are solid and surprising. An entire issue teasing a relationship between Batman ( Bruce Wayne) and Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), but done in a creative way. The one shot of Catwoman (Selina Kyle) looking for a wedding dress was surprisingly charming, even to this old man. A whole issue dedicated to Poison Ivy taking over the world begs the question whether she’s…

Graphic Novel Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2 by Brian Buccellato
4 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / September 3, 2018

About: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2 by Brian Buccellato is another volume of this comic book inspired by the hit video game. This graphic novel collects Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four #8 – 12, and Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Annual #1. 160 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401267378 My rating for Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 2 – 4 Buy Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 2 from Amazon.com* More Books by Brian Buccellato Thoughts: The first volume of this series was, I thought, was a bit weak. I was a bit wary about picking up Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2 by Brian Buccellato, but I’m glad I did. The author gets the series on track, it is a lot of fun and many of the teamup panels are a joy. The Harley Quinn / Billy Batson story-line is hilarious and misguided, as one would expect from Harley Quinn. As it turns out, Billy Batson has lost his power and Harley Quinn is out to help him get it back because she has a crash on his superhero half (or “Shazzy”). The annual, featuring Plastic Man trying to…

Graphic Novel Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 by Brian Buccellato
3 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / August 27, 2018

About: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 by Brian Buccellato is a graphic novel which brings the familiar DC Comics superheroes and Greek gods together again. This graphic novel collects issues #1-6. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401262678   My rating for Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 – 3 Buy Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 from Amazon.com* More Books by Brian Buccellato Thoughts: I thought the idea of Zeus facing Superman and the League (the modern Olympus) was a good idea, and was looking forward to see how Brian Buccellato would implement it in Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1. I realized that this would be a demanding story, but I would expect nothing less from my favorite heroes. This graphic novel asks, and tries to answer, a lot of good questions. What would happen if Zeus reveals himself and demand that all religions be abandoned in his favor? How would Superman fair against the Greek gods? How will the world react to proof of the existence of the Greek pantheon? I found the story to be difficult to follow, there are so many twists and shifts in allegiances…

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