Doc’s Reviews for the Week of 12/17/19
JUSTICE LEAGUE #38 DC COMICS
Just when I thought we had reached the big finally. The heroes are back with their powers. Everyone is ready for the big push against weird looking Lex Luthor. But no, looks like we’re going to milk this thing out for at least another one of two issues. Sigh! Aside from the cover, most of the heroes (Including the newly revived JSA) are relegated to a few backround shots. With Green Lantern and Flash going down rather quickly, it’s up to (you guessed it) the Big 3 to take Luthor to task. Oh and the Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl’s son Kenny makes a big sacrifice. Stay tuned for Part 10! Remember when JLA/JSA crossovers lasted 3 issues over the summer and were a heck of a lot more entertaining? I give it a 6 out of 10 Grahams.
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12 DC COMICS
Finally! The big finally! What we’ve all been waiting for all these monthes! And after monthes of delays and unanswered question, I’ll be damned if they didn’t pull it out in the 11th hour. The true power of Superman is revealed! The multiverse is back! We get a whole bunch of new Earths to dream about. The JSA is here (really!). I know that I have not been the kindest to this title over the past 11 issues but I am willing to admit that this final installment is all worth it! I refuse to even hint at any spoilers. This one will inspire! I give it a 10 out of 10 Grahams!
SUICIDE SQUAD #1 DC COMICS
Finally, someone remembered that the suicide in the title means somebody is going to die! Tom Taylor’s script is everything that one could want from a book of this title. Taking concepts from earlier incarnations, we have a new squad of very interesting characters. The old squad is there and finally some c-list villians bite it. Waller has quit and Deadshot and Harley fins themselves working with a complete badarse tool and not happy about it. And Bruno Redondo’s art really suits the story. This one is jaw dropping in the amount of concepts it introduces in this one issue. It sets the bar high. I just hope the creative team can keep up the mystery and intrigue. I give it a 9 out of 10 Grahams.
MARVEL ACTION CLASSICS SPIDER-MAN TWO-IN-ONE MARVEL COMICS
Good natured team up fun like we used to have in the good old days. Paul Tobin proves that he can spin a good yarn that keeps both kids and adults interested and amused. And Alvin Lee’s art elevated by Terry Pallot’s colors are definately high end even though this one is listed as an all ages title. With highlights such as Meteor Men, bungie jumping into a black hole, and time altering potato chips, this is one crazy book! I give it a 9 out of 10 Grahams.