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Preview: Batman: Urban Legends #16

Batman: Urban Legends #16

Written by: Che Grayson, Josh Trujillo, Vita Ayala, Mark Russell
Art by: Serg Acuna, Nikola Cizmesija, Rosi Kämpe, Hayden Sherman, Karl Mostert

Batman and Zatanna stand up against the curse they’ve been facing throughout their whole relationship! Ace and his Super-Pet compatriots make their last stand. Will the new Birds of Prey crumble because of their lack of trust in each other? And we go back in time for a Batman and Alfred team-up story where Alfred’s taking the lead on the action!

Batman: Urban Legends #16

Review: Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1

Dark Crisis” is the next DC big event. The Justice League has been seemingly killed leaving a world without them and a new generation of heroes that need to stand up. We know this won’t last long and at the end, hope will win, but the setup is ominous and “epic” in scope. With the League killed in Justice League #75, Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1 is the next chapter in the event, leading into its official kick-off the following week. If this one-shot is supposed to get readers excited, it falls very short in achieving that.

Featuring five stories from a wide range of creators, we get everything from a team-up and discussion on hope to some more info on Pariah, and a lead up to what the heroes on Earth will be dealing with. It’s not bad but none of it left me excited to see what’s next. Ironically, the most emotion came from a story involving Hal Jordan, who despite being a classic character was left out of the Justice League being murdered. The stories as a whole go through the motion but generally lack emotion.

The best of the bunch features Pariah as he’s haunted by ghosts in a story that feels like it should feature Scrooge and Christmas. There’s an odd holiday feel to it.

The art is good throughout the comic but, like the stories themselves, never quite deliver a memorable moment. They too feel like it’s going through the motions. There’s far too many moments and panels that get you to pause for the wrong reasons than those that stand out to excite. The highlight for the art is a story involving the new Aquaman and Hal Jordon which has some interesting page layouts and color.

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1 isn’t bad but it also doesn’t get me excited for the major event to come. It feels like an annual that gets released because it’s on the schedule more than anything. While there’s a bit to catch readers up, it doesn’t do a great job explaining what has happened or the looming threat. It also doesn’t quite make it feel like there world is worse off for the Justice League not being there. Overall, things are going fine. That also might be the point. But, if it is, why should we care about what’s to come?

Story: Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Chuck Brown, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Stephanie Phillips
Art: Dan Jurgens, Rosi Kämpe, Fico Ossio, Leila Del Duca, Clayton Henry Ink: Norm Rapmund
Color: Hi-Fi, Matt Herms, Sebastian Chang, Jordie Bellaire, Marcelo Maiolo Letterer: Josh Reed
Story: 6.75 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Pass

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Preview: Wonder Woman #786

Wonder Woman #786

(W) Jordie Bellaire, Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan (A) Paulina Ganucheau, Rosi Kämpe
In Shops: Apr 12, 2022
SRP: $4.99

“Trial of the Amazons” part five! Tensions rise as the tribes compete with one another to determine the future of the Amazons. But a lot more than just glory is on the line-immortality is too! Little do they know, someone is pulling everyone’s strings from behind Doom’s Doorway. Who could it be? Find out in this jam-packed issue!

Wonder Woman #786

Preview: Wonder Woman #785

Wonder Woman #785

Written by: Jordie Bellaire, Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad
Art by: Paulina Ganucheau, Rosi Kämpe

“Trial of the Amazons” part three! After the death of one of the Amazons’ own, Diana has decided to take matters into her own hands and use her Lasso of Truth to find the murderer. As the island’s attention turns to the Contest at hand, our hero fights back against tradition to make sure justice is served. But one Amazon stands in her way…Queen Nubia? Plus, a new adventure of young Diana!

Wonder Woman #785

Review: The Joker #9

The Joker #9

James Gordon has been in pursuit of the Joker, funded by mysterious individuals who want the Clown Prince of Crime brought in and killed. Gordon has also had to deal with numerous other interested parties with the same interests and with a far higher likelihood to resort to violence to do that. The Joker #9 has Gordon teaming up with Vengeance, the clone daughter of Bane, to go after the Joker in the next location they think he might be.

James Tynion IV delivers an interesting issue with The Joker #9, one that opens up a massive world of possibilities. We learn there’s a bigger conspiracy going on, one involving cloning and doppelganger bodies. It’s a concept that seems somewhat farfetched, and that’s impressive for the world of Batman. While there’s a lot to like about where this issue could take not just this story but the DC Universe as a whole, there’s also something that feels a little rushed and out of leftfield. What was once a simple manhunt has turned into something greater. While that might explain some of the conspiracies and strange happenings in the DC world, it shifts the focus of the story quite a bit. It’s not longer one about a falsely accused Joker. And due to that, the issue and the series falters a bit. There’s an interesting aspect about a crime the Joker hadn’t committed yet everyone thinks he did. Some grand conspiracy involving DC’s criminals is something entirely different.

The issue does give a lot of history on Vengeance. So, if you want to get the details on the cloned daughter of Bane, this issue is for you.

Things aren’t helped by Stefano Raffaele‘s art which feels a little inconsistent in the comic. There’s moments the panels and pages look great and others where it feels a bit rushed. Characters don’t always hold up against themselves and the general look and feel of the comic can vary from one panel to the next. The look and style feels like a bunch of different creators all mashed into one. The color by Romulo Fajardo Jr. is solid giving a sickly green hue to the panels and pages at times, really nailing the tone of it all. Tom Napolitano‘s lettering also is good, especially that of the Joker whose style varies just enough to give it a unique feel that enhances the character.

Sam Johns, James Tynion IV, Rosi Kämpe, Marissa Louise, and Ariana Maher continues Punchline’s story. Leslie, Harper, and the newly protected Kelly dive deeper into Punchline’s history as we learn the fate of many of her past acquaintances. The story is interesting in that it shows Punchline’s dive into madness happened far earlier than has been depicted before but overall, it’s a piece of the very larger puzzle that’s being crafted as far as those characters. Not a lot of excitement with it but a lot of history that could become key.

The Joker #9 isn’t a bad issue but it just feels like it shifts the story far too much from the initial launch. Having various groups all trying to capture the same person could drive the series for quite a while and feels like it was just being touched as far as potential. This one issue shifts all of that in a major way. This is an issue to read because of its possible impact on the DC Universe, not necessarily because it does its story any justice.

Story: James Tynion, Sam Johns IV Art: Stefano Raffaele, Rosi Kämpe
Color: Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Marissa Louise Letterer: Tom Napolitano, Ariana Maher
Story: 6.75 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: The Joker #9

The Joker #9

Written by: Sam Johns, James Tynion IV
Art by: Rosi Kämpe, Stefano Raffaele

The terrifying Sampson family is ready to exact their revenge on the Clown Prince of Crime for the murder of one of their own during A-Day! Will Gordon risk his life to save…The Joker? The shocking series continues with the most horrifying issue yet! Backup: Punchline and Harper Row go head-to-head for the life and safety of Kelly Ness! If Harper loses, the radicalization of young people in Gotham City will know no limits!

The Joker #9

Destiny, NY Returns with Rosi Kämpe taking over art and Jenn St-Onge illustrating the cover!

Destiny, NY, the beloved tale of magical crime and queer romance, will return this week for Volume 2 with the new art team of interior artist Rosi Kämpe and cover artist Jenn St-Onge joining writer Pat Shand, letterer Jim Campbell, and editor Shannon Lee for this next installment in the heartfelt adventure series about star-crossed heroines Logan and Lilith.

What if there was a magical prophecy that you were destined to save the world, and you fulfilled it so young you don’t know what to do with the rest of your life? That’s the problem facing Logan McBride in this grounded story about the magic of young adulthood, star-crossed modern romance, delayed coming of age, and finding your place in a world too busy to notice you.

The second arc of the ongoing series about what happens after a prophecy is completed begins with Destiny, NY #6. 

Logan McBride has been living with Lilith Aberdine, the last surviving daughter of a mystical crime family, for a year.

Now, ghosts from their past are beginning to push in, threatening to tear them apart. 

Preview: The Joker #8

The Joker #8

Written by: Sam Johns, James Tynion IV
Art by: Rosi Kämpe, Guillem March

Jim Gordon was warned, to “head back to the light while you still can,” but his quest to apprehend The Joker is taking him deeper into darkness. Could The Joker actually be innocent of the attack on Arkham Asylum? Punchline Back-Up: It’s a jailbreak as Bluebird must escape from Blackgate before Punchline and her gang can murder her!

The Joker #8

Preview: Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1

Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1

Written by: Ed Brisson
Art by: Rosi Kämpe

Clownhunter’s brutal mission to hunt down all the clowns from The Joker War continues! The untrained but focused vigilante stalks a boss-level clown, but his luck might be running out as he walks into an ambush set by Punchline! In a horrific parallel to his days at Gotham Academy, Clownhunter finds himself overwhelmed and outgunned…just the type of odds he likes!

Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1

Preview: Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1

Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1

Written by: Ed Brisson
Art by: Rosi Kämpe

Clownhunter’s brutal mission to hunt down all the clowns from The Joker War continues! The untrained but focused vigilante stalks a boss-level clown, but his luck might be running out as he walks into an ambush set by Punchline! In a horrific parallel to his days at Gotham Academy, Clownhunter finds himself overwhelmed and outgunned…just the type of odds he likes!

Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1
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