Dark Nights: Green Arrow #32

Green Arrow 32 coverWith the release of Green Arrow #32, the “Gotham Resistance” story line comes to a close.  You can find the previous parts in Teen Titans #12, Nightwing #29, and Suicide Squad #26.  We last left our heroes as they were trying to escape the Dark Robin, with Croc staying behind to attempt to hold him off.  They were about to be in the Mad Hatter’s realm when Mr. Terrific showed up, bringing fair play back and everything.

Mr. Terrific helps them escape through a portal, and fills them in on nearly everything that has been going on.  He tells them about all of the Dark Batman from the Dark Multiverse.  He tells them about the metal cards that the Batman Who Laughs has been handing out to Batman’s enemies for them to reshape Gotham.  He tells them that he believes their plan is to change the frequency of enough people at Challenger mountain, and this will cause the Earth to cease to exist in this Multiverse and go to the Dark Multiverse.  (more…)


Dark Nights: Suicide Squad #26

Suicide Squad 26 cover

Cover by Stjepan Stejic

We have come to part 3 of the Metal tie-in “Gotham Resistance” story.  For the previous parts, check out my reviews of Teen Titans #12 and Nightwing #29.  We last left our intrepid band of do-gooders (Robin, Nightwing, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc) having just defeated Mr. Fries.  They found another metallic card, and were continuing their search for Batman.

The issue opens with a scene showing Amanda Waller sending the Suicide Squad to Gotham, because things have gotten weird, and she does not know why.  I’m not sure why this was needed.  I think by this point, it was safe to assume that Waller had at some point sent the Squad to Gotham to check things out.  The only thing you really get out of it is Croc saying that Gotham isn’t his city.  This comes back up later on.  (more…)

Dark Nights: Nightwing #29

Nightwing 29 cover

Cover by Stjepan Sejic

We have come to part 2 of the “Gotham Resistance” story tie-in to Metal.  If you haven’t read part 1, check out my recap of Teen Titans #12.  Again, I think I made a mistake in reading order.  I read this after reading Batman: The Red Death, and this just seems slower in comparison.  But it’s not.  Not really.  It’s a fine comic, telling the second part of a fine story.   (more…)

Weekly Readings

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Weekly Readings.”  This week includes:

  • Team 7 #0, in which the team is gathered as part of the Majestic project.
  • Justice League #0, in which Billy Batson receives the power of Shazam.
  • Wonder Woman #0, in which Wonder Woman is trained by War.
  • Nightwing #0, in which Dick Grayson becomes Robin.
  • Fables #121, in which we learn if Dare’s actions were successful.
  • Batwoman #0, in which we learn of the training that Kate Kane went through.

As always, spoilers are below the break.  (more…)

Crossover Madness

This month’s “Crossover Madness” features a four-part story that appeared in the Superman family of titles during the month of August 2009.  To be blunt, this particular story wasn’t very good, but that didn’t really matter, since no one was reading the Superman titles anyways.  You see, this story was in the middle of a year long storyline in which Krypton had been reborn thanks to Kandor being rescued from Braniac.  Well, that, and the large population of Kryptonians being exiled to a new planet.  This exile included Superman.  So, he’s on new Krypton finally with his own people, but unfortunately working directly under General Zod.  It was a real interesting story of Superman having to take orders from an enemy in order to work towards the greater good of his people.  This was going on in Superman:  World of New Krypton.  In the pages of Superman, you had Mon-El filling in, protecting Metropolis in Superman’s absence.  In Action Comics, you had Nightwing (Kryptonian version, Chris Kent) and Flamebird, and a lot of exploration of Kryptonian religion.  And Supergirl was still in Supergirl.  I didn’t read it.

Anyways, it was a really different and interesting time in the Superman books.  So, obviously, hardly anyone read it.  People just complained that Superman wasn’t appearing in the Superman titles.  And I just wanted to smack them.  You can’t complain about the same, boring stories being published all the time, and then be unhappy because their not publishing the same, boring stories.  But, I digress.  Anyways, here’s your crossover.

Codename:  Patriot

Issues:  Superman:  World of New Krypton #6, Action Comics #880, Supergirl #44, Superman “691

Writers:  Greg Rucka (Superman:  WoNK, Action Comics), James Robinson (Superman:  WoNK, Action Comics, Superman), Sterling Gates (Supergirl)

Artists:  Pete Woods (Superman:  WoNK), Julian Lopez (Action Comics), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Renato Guedes (Superman)  (more…)