REVIEW: Superman #18 – Superman: Reborn Begins

REVIEW: Superman #18 – Superman: Reborn Begins

It’s an interesting time for Superman fans, as Superman #18 proves. First off, the post-Rebirth era has seen the New 52 version of Superman killed off and replaced by the prior version of Superman from before the new 52’s line-wide shake up. But since this switcheroo took place, Superman has been observed by a mysterious figure names Mr. Oz, who has kidnapped several DC characters and has an obsessive interest in Superman, claiming that neither…

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REVIEW: Superman #15 – Crisis With Multiple Supes

REVIEW: Superman #15 – Crisis With Multiple Supes

Superman #15 is the second chapter in the “Multiplicity” arc, a storyline that sees Supermen and Superwomen from across multiple Earths under threat from mysterious forces for as yet unknown reasons. It’s a crackerjack issue, albeit one I think that is a little bit hampered by its large rotating art team. Nevertheless, it further confirms that the Superman-family of titles, and this title in particular, is really nailing the kind of large-scale, imaginative adventures under…

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REVIEW: Superman #8 – Take Your Son to Dinosaur Island Day

REVIEW: Superman #8 – Take Your Son to Dinosaur Island Day

Superman #8 is the opening chapter of a new arc entitled “Escape From Dinosaur Island”, which sees Superman and his son Jon, aka the new Superboy, inexplicably transported to a mysterious island where danger lurks in the form of….well….dinosaurs, obviously. Like the “Night of the Monster Men” arc currently running in the Batman titles, this issue has the feel of a modern reimagining of Silver Age adventures that unfurled on just the right side of ridiculous…

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REVIEW: Superman #7- Small town fun

REVIEW: Superman #7- Small town fun

  Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason have a  reoccurring knack of tapping into the vein of nostalgic Superman, and pumping that sucker dry. Not only do the pair succeed in making this series feel like the Superman you grew up with, but also allow you a brighter look on the character, if that’s even possible. In Superman #7, since Superman has already established his place as Earth’s new Superman, it’s time for the “Smith”…

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REVIEW: Superman #6- First arc comes to a close with satisfaction

REVIEW: Superman #6- First arc comes to a close with satisfaction

  That, right there, was how to finish your first Superman story arc. Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason put a fitting end to the first story arc of the Superman Rebirth title, Son of Superman, with the Eradicator beaten, Clark solidifying himself as the new Superman and a hint at what’s to come for Jon. Heavily action packed, the issue still doesn’t falter in finishing off the story with a satisfying conclusion. After taking the…

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Cape Watch: Batman Battles the Riddler, Nightcrawler Has A Family Feud, Sinestro Debuts, And The Superior Spider-Man Says Goodbye

Cape Watch: Batman Battles the Riddler, Nightcrawler Has A Family Feud, Sinestro Debuts, And The Superior Spider-Man Says Goodbye

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the “big two” publishers. Without further ado, here’s what to look forward to from DC and Marvel for he week of April 16th, 2014:   DC Comics ________________________________________ Batman #30 This is the penultimate chapter of the “Zero Year” story arc. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo‘s Batman is facing The Riddler and the damage he has…

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“Batman and Robin #18” Review: Silence Falls Over Wayne Manor

“Batman and Robin #18” Review: Silence Falls Over Wayne Manor

Warning: This article contains spoilers. Never has a comic book reached so deeply into the heart of the Dark Knight. The pages are dark and silent. No words are spoken. No sound effects give tone. Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason have created a pure work of art. They have told the story of grief felt everywhere and in all times without words. This comic is pure emotion. It’s no surprise that Batman and Robin was…

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“Batman and Robin #17”

“Batman and Robin #17”

In the same week that we get the finale of Death of the Family with “Batman #17,” we get to take a look at the post-DOTF world with “Batman and Robin #17.” Sorta. In a comic that is filled with the dreams of our title characters, we get to take a look at some of the inner workings of the minds of not only Batman and Robin, but Alfred as well. So while we don’t…

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