Tag: DC COMICS

Naomi #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker Drawn by Jamal Campbell Published by DC Comics/Wonder Comics I really didn’t know what to make of this comic, which I got on impulse. I mean, it’s DC, one of the major comics publishers, and it’s an ongoing title starring a Black character, which is something…

JSA CLASSIFIED #18

Written by Tony Bedard Drawn by Scott McDaniel Inked by Andy Owens Published by DC COMICS THE VENOM CONNECTION part 2 of 2 This issue opens the way the previous issue ended, with the shock reveal that it was Rex Tyler’s initial notes on the creation of Miraclo that were stolen and eventually used to…

JSA CLASSIFIED #17

Written by Tony Bedard Drawn by Scott McDaniel Inked by Andy Owens Published by DC COMICS THE VENOM CONNECTION part 1 of 2 Hourman and Bane are two characters who make natural adversaries, as each man is granted superhuman strength, speed, stamina, other reflexes due to ingesting a drug. In Hourman’s case, it’s in the…

The SHAZAM! Archives Vol. 3

Writers: Rod Reed, C.C. Beck, Unknown Artists: C.C. Beck, George Tuska, Pete Costanza, Mac Raboy Foreword by Michael Uslan Published by DC COMICS This hardcover edition collects at series of stories originally published in 1941. Again, despite conventional wisdom of the “whimsical” nature of Captain Marvel’s earliest adventures, this edition, like Vol. 1 and Vol…

The SHAZAM! Archives Vol. 2

Written by Bill Parker, Joe Simon Art by C.C. Beck, Jack Kirby, Pete Costanza, Charles Sultan Forward by R.C. Harvey Published by DC Comics R.C. Harvey begins his Foreward to this 2nd Hardcover collection of early Captain Marvel comics by pointing out how these stories dispel the common myth that Captain Marvel’s stories were always…

The SHAZAM! Archives Vol. 1

Written by Bill Parker Drawn by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza Foreword by Richard A. Lupoff Published by DC Comics This hardcover book is the first collected edition of stories of the original Captain Marvel, who has long been my favorite superhero. Within these pages are the first 14 stories in which Captain Marvel appeared,…

Superman: American Alien #6

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Jonathan Case Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #5 Max Landis continues his rewrite of Superman’s origin. It’s a year since the previous issue, with Clark firmly established in his duel-identity of Superman, who has become quite a citywide sensation. Clark’s childhood best friend Pete Ross and…

JACKED #6

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo PREVIOUSLY: JACKED #5 This is it, the final issue, and it goes out with a bang, although I don’t mean that literally (or do I?). Now, I can’t say too much, as I want to avoid major spoilers. But as per last issue’s…

Superman: American Alien #5

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Francis Manapul Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #4 With this issue, we jump ahead 6 months, Clark and Lois are interns at the Daily Planet together, and Clark has been going out in a makeshift costume, which includes the cape he took from Batman, and going…

Superman: American Alien #4

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Jae Lee Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #3 This issue of the latest retelling of Superman features several first in the Man of Steels career. His first trip to Metropolis, and his first encounters with Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Dick Grayson, and Bruce Wayne/Batman. Oliver Queen…

JACKED #5

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins and Marc Olivent Published by DC Comics/Vertigo First, I will note that it was this cover which caught my eye, and lead to me getting this whole miniseries, which I originally assumed was closer to a traditional “superhero” story (albeit one on DC’s Vertigo imprint, which means…

JACKED #4

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo In an interesting call-back to the first issue, the first few pages are narrated by Josh’s wife Alice. It turns out that, like him, she’s facing many of the same insecurities about her life and about growing older. And we see how, ironically,…

JACKED #3

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo The action really kicks it up a notch in this issue. First, Josh tries to stop taking the Jacked pills, but the withdrawals are too much for him to handle, so he starts taking them again. Meanwhile Damon is still in a coma…

JACKED #2

Written by EriC Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo Picking up from the first issue, Josh wakes up the next morning wondering about what happened the day before. He tries calling the creator of Jacked to ask about the pills, but we see that man being arrested by the police. Josh is…

JACKED #1

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo I had never heard of this series until this past Wednesday. If there’s been any news or talk about it, I haven’t seen it. And I never noticed any previous issue when checking Comixology every week. But as I was browsing the “new…

Superman: American Alien #3

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Joelle Jones Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Superman: American Alien #2 After last issues’ somber tone, Max Landis lightens things up with this issue. Clark is older now (again, no specific age is mention, but he appears to be college-age, at least) and has won a free trip to…

Superman: American Alien #2

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Tommy Lee Edwards Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #1 Things take a bit of a darker turn in this issue. A teenager named Owen who was kicked out some time ago by his parents due to drugs (whether he was selling and/or using is not made…

Superman: American Alien #1

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Nick Dragotta Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL by John Byrne SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank Superman’s origin is a story that’s been told…

The Movement #12

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #11 Well, this is it, the final issue of this all-too-brief series. Thankfully, Gail Simone must have been given enough advance notice about this cancellation as she ties up all plot threads without leaving any loose ends. So re-reading…

The Movement #11

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #10 The spotlight is shined on Burden in this issue. A mysterious man comes to Coral City looking for him. And from his first appearance, it’s pretty clear that he is up to no good. The man is Jacob,…

The Movement #10

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #9 And here we get the second half of the Batgirl/Movement crossover (although I guess technically it’s not a crossover, but a guest-appearance). Picking up from the last issue, the unconscious Batgirl has been taken to the Sweatshop. Virtue’s…

The Movement #9

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #8 It’s crossover time! Batgirl has come to Coral City. And this is the original Batgirl, Barbara Gordan. It’s a natural crossover, due to the fact that Gail Simone was writing a solo Batgirl series at the time. The…

The Movement #8

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #7 A lot of action in this issue. It opens with Burden, in full demon-mode, taking on the Graveyard Faction. Although badly injured, Vengeance Moth refused to give up and also continues to fight, but they’re still in danger…

The Movement #7

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #6 Yeah, I’m super-late, both on updating this blog in general, and finishing this series in particular. Well, it’s time to try and get caught up this weekend. So here we go starting off with the second-half of this…