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: Dark Nights: Metal – The Resistance by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Jeff Lemire, Benjamin Percy, Tim Seeley, Rob Williams, and Robert Venditti
3 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / July 29, 2019

Dick Grayson sent out an SOS to Robin, which promptly returned to the transformed Gotham City, full of magic and doom. Robin puts together a team of heroes and anti-heroes included Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Black Canary and Green Arrow which work their way through a maze of madness, where the prize for second place is death.

Graphic Novel Review: Civil War by Mark Millar

About: Civil War by Mark Millar (illustrated by Steve McNiven) is a comic book event which pitted a team led by Captain America against a team led by Iron Man (Tony Stark) at great cost to both. This graphic novel was adapted to the 2016 motion picture Captain America: Civil War from Marvel Studios. 208 pages Publisher: Marvel Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 9780785121794 My rating for Civil War – 4 Buy Civil War from Amazon.com* More Books by Mark Millar* Thoughts: Every once in a while, more often then we’d like to think, both Marvel and DC Comics create an event which will “change the universe”, for once they were right. At the time, Civil War by Mark Millar (illustrated by Steve McNiven) was savagely hated by Marvel fans, but I really enjoy stories which look at iconic symbols, fictional or not, from a more realistic angle. The story is written in a way which makes you realize that sometimes it’s not a simple question of wrong vs. rights, but that people on opposite sides have valid viewpoints – much like in real life. It’s not difficult to believe that if masked super people started bashing criminals but causing much collateral damage, in both life…

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci

About: Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of the aftermath of the events which led to the Gotham Knights team take down the monster they helped create. This graphic novel collects issues #982-986. 144 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401285287 My rat­ing for Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside  — 4 Buy Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside from Amazon.com* More Books by Bryan Hill* More Books by Michael Moreci* Thoughts: The ideas which drive Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phil Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) aren’t new, Batman’s past actions come back to haunt him. However the writers do execute them in a different way, making Bruce very protective as he realizes that he is doing no favors to the people who trust him. The new villain, Karma, is very interesting with dark origins, a well done villain and a very good opponent for the Gotham Knights. The interaction of Black Lightning with the team really speeds up the story. I’m…

Graphic Novel Review: Lucifer Vol. 1: The Infernal Comedy (the Sandman Universe) by Dan Watters

About: Lucifer Vol. 1: The Infernal Comedy (the Sandman Universe) by Dan Watters (illustrated by Max Fiumara and Sebastian Fiumara )expands on the expensive universe created by Neil Gaiman.  The Sandman is a series of comic books following Dream (Morpheus, among other aliases), and is one of the few graphic novels to grace the New York Times Best Seller list. 200 pages Publisher: Vertigo Language: English ISBN-10: 1401291333 My rating for Lucifer Vol. 1: The Infernal Comedy – 5 Buy Lucifer Vol. 1: The Infernal Comedy from Amazon.com* More Books by Dan Watters* Thoughts: This issue is supposed to be the second which tries to expand Neil Gaiman’s Sandman universe, I haven’t read any of the others (if they’re even out), but if Lucifer Vol. 1: The Infernal Comedy (the Sandman Universe) by Dan Watters (illustrated by Max Fiumara and Sebastian Fiumara) is any indication to how it’s going to be, I’ll make a point to do so. The world of Dreaming was introduced to me when I finally read Sandman, I wouldn’t think that other creators would be able to expand it (and honestly, why not?), but we’re all the better for it. The story starts in the middle, and uses lots of flashbacks to…

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: The Flash, Vol. 4: Running Scared by Joshua Williamson

About: The Flash, Vol. 4: Running Scared by Joshua Williamson (illustrated by Carmine Di Giandomenico, and Pop Mhan) finds Barry Allen, the title hero, at a breaking point where he is about to lose everything and everyone close to him. This graphic novel collects issues of The Flash #23 – 38. 136 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 9781401274627 My rating for The Flash, Vol. 4: Running Scared – 4 Buy The Flash, Vol. 4: Running Scared from Amazon.com* More Books by Joshua Williamson* Thoughts: This graphic novel start with Barry Allen’s secretive persona, the one where he hides his superhuman abilities from close friends, start to catch up with him. This is the kind of stories I like, those that have personal, not necessarily world shattering events even though The Flash, Vol. 4: Running Scared by Joshua Williamson (illustrated by Carmine Di GIandomenico and Pop Mhan) combines them both pretty well. Barry Allen keeps doubting himself, he can’t decide if he wants to tell the truth to his friends and put them in danger, or keep up the lies which mount up. Lucky for him the Reverse Flash wants some good ol’ fashioned revenge and saves him from his tortured self… maybe. I really enjoyed the…

Graphic Novel Review: The Flash, Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded by Joshua Williamson

About: The Flash, Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded by Joshua Williamson (illustrated by Carmine Di Giandomenico) is a graphic novel where The Flash is fighting a litany of villains, or is he helping them?  This graphic novel collects The Flash #14 – 20. My rating for The Flash, Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded – 4 Buy The Flash, Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded from Amazon.com* More Books by Joshua Williamson* Thoughts: Frankly I did not expect this graphic novel to be this good. The Flash, Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded by Joshua Williamson (illustrated by Carmine Di GIandomenico) combines great visuals and character driven story in one fantastic package. Even though the main story line focuses on Thee Rogues and their issue, there are several short, but to the point, stories focusing on Barry Allen’s relationship with his girlfriend, Iris West, and Wally West (Kid Flash). The main story line adds some vagueness to the question of whether The Rogues are good or bad. The best villains are ones that do bad things for good reasons. The writers seem to have a problem though, what to do with Iris West? She’s supposed to be an ace reporter, yet can’t figure out that Barry Allen is The Flash? Is she waiting…

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