Doc’s Reviews For The Week Of 9/16/2020

September 16, 2020 Docs Corner


All these years of reading and reviewing comics have taught me certain telltale signs of where a storyline is going. And unfortunately, most times that leads to a bad place. So I have to give credit to the talented crew on the Metal Men title for surprizing me! Instead of going down the typical Dark Multiverse/Dark Metal path and instead delivering and wonderfully entertaining and thought provoking high road. Intertwining old concepts with chilling new consequences! One of the best aspects of this issue is the return to basics Star Trek Mirror Universe interpretation of the Dark Multiverse! Priceless! And how about that Mirror Universe version of Tina?! That’s a girl who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to make it! So glad we didn’t get take the other path! I give it 10 out of 10 Grahams!



An epic crossover featuring fan favorites! Drinking! Blowing STUFF (Dang swear word filter!) up! Undead zombie members of a foreign army whose name will probably get censored as well! All things inappropriate and just plain fun! Plus the meeting of these two characters makes perfect sense. With the talents of Mike Mignola and Steve Mannion sharing the creative duties, this comes off as a true work of love for both characters. Plus was that the two girls from El Super Beasto in a cameo?! I give this a 9 out of 10 Grahams.




Number 1? Again? Didn’t we just do this? Tony returning to an old suit of armor? Been there, done that. Classic super-villian rogues gallery coming out of the woodwork? Seen it. The twist is that Christopher Cantwell’s script actually makes light of these facts and makes it work. Whether it was the text and Twitter messages that show up in the panels or the conversations between Tony and Patsy (Hellcat) Walker, these moments are spot on and really remind the older readers of the Armored Avenger’s history. Plus anyone who quotes Buckminister Fuller to begin a story has my attention. I give it an 8 out of 10 Grahams.     




I don’t even know where to begin with this one. An amazing collection of creative teams telling tales from all over the World of the Batman! Cameos and Easter Eggs from other characters that appeared in Detective Comics as well as the writers and artists from the classic days! Remember Batman didn’t show up until issue #27. The stories here focas on the detective work that these characters utilized over 81 years. I am happy to say that all involved in this book did not forget that fact! 10 out of 10 Grahams.