Doc’s Reviews For The Week Of 5/18/2022
BATMAN/SUPERMAN WORLD’S FINEST #3 DC COMICS
Again Maid Waid’s story keeps this title on the top of it’s game! Right from the get-go, with Superman and Batman (along with Billy Batson) fight their way out of Hell, the witty banter between the two heroes is just stellar. And while the Doom Patrol discover the hideout of General Immortus searching for information, Supergirl and Robin have ventured back in time to discover the heroes that imprisoned the demon many eons ago. You can tell Waid read his original Doom Patrol comics from back in the day as he’s got the personalities down pat! This is still a good free for all with cameos by heroes and villains alike. With Dan Mora’s artistic interpretations of the characters and Tamra Bonvillain’s color pallet, this whole series has been nothing but good. I give it a 9 out of 10 Grahams.
EARTH-PRIME STARGIRL #1 DC COMICS
Having a Graham Crackers manager who knows your tastes can be a blessing and a curse. While my love of Golden Age heroes is well known, so is my luke warm reaction to the WB television series that this mini-series is based off. So I have been able to side step this title until now. Showing me double page after double page of Justice Society and Law’s Legionnaires (that’s the Seven Soldiers of Victory for you newbies!) was the perfect selling tool. I mean, really, how was I going to resist an image of new retconned sidekick to the Human Bomb who I am taking an educated guess is named Cherry Bomb! Or the Blue Beetle and his sidekick Sparky! I was sold but then realizing it was written by James Robinson and Paula Sevenbergen and drawn by Jerry Ordway had me flipping my top! This is a creative team that is tailor made for this story. Plus the surprisingly touching tale of Golden Age Villain, the Needle had me on the verge of tears. This one is worth every moment spent with it. 10 out of 10 Grahams!
SHAM COMICS #2 SOURCE POINT PRESS
Ever wonder what would happen if you took a set of stories from the Golden Age of Comics and let a couple of smart-alecks rewrite the dialog? Well, wait no more! As we join the Nerdly Boyz (Spud & Pud, the names alone should be a dead give away). This book is like taking Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and letting them go all out in foul language and ludicrous situations. This one reminds me of some of the experimental comics of the late 1960’s. Even the classic ads are turned over to the maniacs at Sourse Point Press. Some of the classic artists of yesteryear provide the image while the dialog has a definite modern tone. Not for the kids but a whole lot of fun, especially for fans of Golden Age art. I give this one an 8 out of 10 Grahams.