Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Ethan Van Sciver, Geoff Johns, Green Lantern, Guardians, Hal Jordan, Sinestro
After losing my way on some of the Lanterns titles – sticking to just the Red variety – I’ve clambered my way back in time to see Geoff Johns take us on another EPIC Lanterns event in the “Rise of the Third Army” a tale crossing each of the titles and starting firmly in the Green Lantern Annual.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Ardian Syaf, Atrocitus, Peter Milligan, Peter Pantazis, Red Lanterns, Vicente Cifuentes
The origin of Atrocitus was hinted at way back in issue #1 with a glimpse of his family’s death on his home planet as a massacre played out and here in issue #0 we get the chance to find out much more on this.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Barry Allen, Brian Buccellato, DCNew52, Francis Manapul, The Flash
The final week of DC’s issue #0 releases sees my favourite of the New 52 titles take a look back at the origin that brought us Barry Allen as The Flash.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Adam Hughes, Before Watchmen, Dr Manhattan, J. Michael Straczynski, Jonathan Osterman, Quantum Mechanics, Schrödinger’s Cat
The latest addition to the Before Watchmen releases features Dr Manhattan and if I’m honest, given the relatively so-so vibe I’ve got from the other releases….I wasn’t holding up much hope for this title.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Adam, Battle-Cat, Beast-Man, He-Man, Skeletor
“I HAVE THE POWERRRRRR!!!” – you know I had to do it right? A new release from DC which contains the much-loved 80’s character and a truth-bomb of epic proportions – He-Man is 30 years old this year. So in one issue, I’ve been made to feel like a kid again and old as hell.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Batman, Earth One, GaryFrank, GeoffJohns
Hot off the heals from the success of last year’s Superman Earth One, DC released its next original graphic novel this week featuring the new beginnings of Batman. With Geoff Johns and Gary Frank on board as a writer and artist respectively, this book gives off a whiff of quality – even the hardback cover contains three different textures on it - but are the contents up to scratch? Both Craig and Gary review…
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Before Watchmen, JaeLee, JuneChung, lenwein
We’re now five weeks into DC’s Before Watchmen series and the world hasn’t cracked in two like some expected. I reviewed Minutemen #1 three weeks ago, commenting that it was an OK comic that showed some promise in future issues once it gets passed that set-up phase. Since then we’ve seen #1s of Silk Spector, The Comedian and Nite Owl, each of which have also been average with only a couple of real talking points between them. So what, if anything, can Ozymandias do to stand out from the crowd?
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Batman, Damian Wayne, PatrickGleason, PeterJTomasi
A few months back I performed an exorcism on my DC comic buying habits, getting rid of some of the books that I’d been getting since the relaunch just because. I managed to whittle it down, leaving only 10 titles – something I’ve managed to stick to, with the exception of a couple of the second wave titles. However there was a title I did re-think when doing my first monthly order since the cull – Batman and Robin. Was it worth keeping and is the recent issue #10 any good?
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Batman, GregCapullo, RafaelAlbuquerque, ScottSnyder
Ten months ago we got 52 new DC comics. From the start it was easy to see those books that had a structured plan of where they were going, and those that were simply meandering along, getting by on a simple plot thread. Lucky for us, Scott Snyder is a master of planning, knowing each and every step Batman would take from when we started back in issue #1 so that now, 9 issues later with everything aligned, he can start to give us even bigger twists and turns. Some spoilers ahead.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Before Watchmen, DarwynCooke, dc, PhilNoto
So here’s a difficult one – how do you write a review of a Before Watchmen comic without treading the same ground as everyone else on the internet? Reading the comic, let alone writing about it, appears to be sacrilege in some peoples eyes, so taking sides on the argument for having these books released is going to upset someone somewhere. At the end of the day, I just want to look at this as a comic – one single issue, outside everything else. So kicking things off, this week saw the release of Minuteman #1, written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke.