SPOILERS: Batman #12

I don't know if you know this, but Batman isn't exactly a happy guy.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #10

New city, same shade of gray... but not for a lack of trying.

Stack Rundown, 12/4/2016

Here's an image of Batman looking at a dog. There you go.

Stack Rundown, 11/27/2016

2016 takes something else from us, and this time it's Chew.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #945

The gift of Clayface, TAKE IT IN MAAAAAAAAAAN. (reference!)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stack Rundown, 08/14/2016


I had planned to see Suicide Squad today at a 10:40 showing, because I like seeing movies when no one in their right mind goes to see movies. Work up at 8:30 went "okay, I should get up." Next thing I know, it's 11:30 and I'm apparently not seeing that movie this weekend. Maybe next!?

Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

Christopher Priest is a writer who left comics before my time, and the stuff he worked on was with characters I never had any interest in, so is it that hard to believe that I have absolutely never heard of him? Because I haven't. So when people got real excited for him coming back for Rebirth, I sort of just shrugged. Turns out his Deathstroke is pretty good and I'm on board... also, Damian is due in here come October, so there's that. Anyways. Priest's Slade Wilson is a fuuuuuuuucking asshole. There is no shade of grey here like his recent books have sort of made him out to be, straight up murderer piece of shit dad. The story jumps from the past and present just showing Slades various forms of being shitty, and it's all a good read. Not sure how much I'm going to care about his immediate mythology surrounding him like Wintergreen, but if we get shit like Slade fighting the entire Justice League in Identity Crisis, with this return to form, then I'll be happy.

Superwoman #1

So, controversial issue I guess? I can see why, as with Lois "dying" and the book going "HAHA, LANA LANG!" isn't what I signed up for. Look, I'm reading the Superman books right now because there's some weird shit going on in them, and it's compelling to say the least, but in general, I don't have a deep investment in Superman, let alone his supporting characters, so going from Lois to a character I have even less of an investment in with a bait and switch isn't exactly going to sit well for me. But at the same time... these are fucking comics. It's the first issue, what did Captain America teach us? OH, YOU MEAN HE'S NOT REALY A NAZI AND SOME TYPICAL COMIC BOOK SHIT IS GOING ON!? OH, THAT REVELATION CAME THE FOLLOWING ISSUE?! YOU DON'T FUCKING SAY. Just wait and see. I find it funny that there's apparently this big (maybe?) contingency of specific New 52 Lois fans who are real pissed off that she was treated so badly in the New 52 and now this... Well first of all, the New 52 Lois Lane I remember was like Brainiac host or some shit... it was bad. Why would anyone be a fan of that? Why would they care now? Especially when the Lois Lane, who made everyone a fan of Lois Lane, is back. I don't get it. Whatever. Comic fans mad, because of course they are. I will say, Phil Jimenez packed each page with as many panels as he could, hot damn. It was hard to pull something for this post... So I didn't!

Red Hood and the Outlaws #1

Speaking of Scott Lobdell, credit where credit is due, these two issues have been way more subdued and in general, pretty good... way more than I expected. Jason working the underground like he's Dick in Grayson fits remarkably well, and makes two contingencies of Jason Todd fans happy: The tumblr contingency who just wants to see him and Batman crying and hugging all day long, and then people like me who are tired of that fucking shit and want Jason to return to being an actual anti-hero. It's not quite either, but somewhere in the middle, and there hasn't been typical Lobdell dumb shit like "WELL NOW WE'RE IN SPACE!" Looking to the future, I like how the team actually has some thought put into it with the "Dark Trinity" of Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman. Curious to see if it continues down the working with, but really against Black Mask path. 

Action Comics #961

Doomsday is still fighting, not much to say about that. It's fucking Doomsday, the nuance to any Doomsday story is a hardline level of: none. Whatever. The Mr. Oz shit, AKA the weird shit going on in Superman books right now, is by far the more interesting element simply because I have no idea what it is, and I want to. Other than that, anyone else notice that both Superman titles right now are running with the trope of "Lois and Jon, you're in danger! Send you to space BYE." Remember how in Batman vs Superman there's the whole thing where Superman is like "I don't want you to be my weak spot Lois," and that's exactly all she fucking turns out to be... well, that and Martha. That's pretty much what is happening right now. Hopefully both Dan Jurgens and the Tomasi/Gleason team don't rely on that in their writing too much.

Wonder Woman #4

I've debated just using this paragraph to repeatedly state how gorgeous Romulo Fajardo Jr's colors on Nicola Scott's art looks... and well, I've decided that's exactly what I'm going to do. Holy shit! Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make Nicola Scott's art that much more gorgeous! Holy shit! Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make Nicola Scott's art that much more gorgeous! Holy shit! Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make Nicola Scott's art that much more gorgeous! Holy shit! Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make Nicola Scott's art that much more gorgeous! Holy shit! Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make Nicola Scott's art that much more gorgeous! Holy shit! Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make Nicola Scott's art that much more gorgeous! Holy shit! Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make Nicola Scott's art that much more gorgeous! Holy shit! Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make Nicola Scott's art that much more gorgeous! Holy shit! Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make Nicola Scott's art that much more gorgeous! Holy shit! Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make Nicola Scott's art that much more gorgeous! Yep.

The Flash #4

Kind of bummed that the August dude just got better and regained his super powers from the Speedforce. Was totally calling him trying to find a way back to regaining them turning into a way where he goes crazy, starts getting into some shit and eventually becomes a rogue, who knows Barry Allen is the Flash. Not that Barry seems to care, "Oh you kissed me, well golly jee whiz, here's my secret identity!" Note to self: Barry Allen has a weakness for the Ladies. That just seems like it's going to go poorly, but then again, I called that one guy losing his powers and turning bad, and I was wrong there, so what do I know?

Vision #10

Who would have thought that the real dark issue featuring the death of Vision's son would lead to the possibly darker issue of Vision going "I'm going to kill that guy." leading to the entire Avengers going "OH, FUCK." On top of that, lets question morality and religion, throwing that shit out the door too. God doesn't exist, the world is fucked, my son is dead, I'm going to kill the guy who killed him: That was this issue in a nutshell, just way more intelligently told by Tom King. I'm pretty much done with Marvel in general, outside of this book, but man, did I chose a book to go out on. 

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