Doc’s Reviews For the Week of 8/25/2021
ROBOTIC STOOGES #2 AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY
Who would have through that a cute little bit of cartoon nostalgia from 1978 would still be making us laugh today. Predating Inspector Gadget, these 3 lovable knuckleheads have been knocking each other senseless with their malfunctioning robotic parts for over 40 years. And pay close attention as brother and Stooge Shemp joins in the mayhem. Good clean fun for all ages. I give this one an 8 out of 10 Grahams.
SUPERMAN ’78 DC COMICS
Robert Venditti’s story and Wilfredoi Torres art manage to do what the folks over at Batman ’89 couldn’t do. They have created a feel to the book that makes you feel like you just picked up where the first Superman movie left off. The likeness of the stars are well done and the characterizations and dialog are seamless. My only question is who did the creative team believe would be the actror to play Brainiac back then. After reading this one, you will believe that they never made Superman II, III, and IV! I give it a 9 out of 10 Grahams.
BATMAN SUPERMAN #21 DC COMICS
Holey Moley! Gene Luen Yang’s epic tale comes to a jaw dropping end and I’m sorry to see it end. This has been one heck of an undertaking and was a wonderful spotlight on the Golden Age versions of Superman, Batman, and Robin. Then throwing in The Demon, the original El Diablo, and Alanna Strange (pre-Adam)was a stroke of genius. Robin’s fear of the demon hordes, Batman’s questioning the nature of reality, and Superman’s certainty that Auteur.10 is not the omnipotent being he claims to be just plays to each characters’ strengths. And a last minute cameo by Darkseid and a certain marvelous captain as played by cowboy star Tom Tyler leaves the door open for a sequal! This one does it all and gets a 10 out of 10 Grahams for it’s efforts!