REVIEW: Justice League of America #10 – Careful What You Wish For

REVIEW: Justice League of America #10 – Careful What You Wish For

Justice League of America so far has set itself apart from the main League title by revolving around Batman’s attempt to form an effective team from his hand-selected team of outsiders, rookies and, in the case of Lobo, outlaws. So far, the concept has yet to really effectively gel, despite some considerable flashes of brilliance. Justice League of America #10, the opening instalment of the “Curse of the KingButcher” arc, isn’t any less uneven an…

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REVIEW: Atom – Rebirth #1 – Size Matters Again

REVIEW: Atom – Rebirth #1 – Size Matters Again

Atom – Rebirth #1 is one of the handful of one-shots designed to introduce readers (or re-introduce as the case may be) to the group of heroes destined to comprise DC’s upcoming JLA series, spinning out of their current “Justice League vs Suicide Squad” event series. Written by Steve Orlando with art by Andy MacDonald, the issue has kind of a big task to accomplish. Post-New 52, the Atom has been kind of a mess….

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REVIEW: Detective Comics #942 – A Climax Neither Strange nor Monstrous Enough

REVIEW: Detective Comics #942 – A Climax Neither Strange nor Monstrous Enough

After four issues that saw the “Night of the Monster Men” arc stay on just the right side of goofy monster mash fun while still feeling grounded, the conclusion of the mini-event is a missed opportunity, with Detective Comics #942 delivering a climax that doesn’t pack much of a punch and lacks narrative clarity to the resolution. Writers Steve Orlando & James Tynion IV, with artist Andy MacDonald, deliver a finale that is neither thrilling…

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REVIEW: Detective Comics #941 – Monster Mash in Gotham

REVIEW: Detective Comics #941 – Monster Mash in Gotham

Why the hell does anyone continue living in Gotham City? Every other month, a city-ending apocalypse is visited upon that city. Hardest job in Gotham? Real-estate agent. Detective Comics #941 is the third chapter in the “Night of the Monster Men” storyline, which features yet another all-out assault on Gotham, this time orchestrated by Hugo Strange, involving mutating human beings into gigantic grotesque monsters who rampage across Batman’s home town. To that end, while the…

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