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Preview: Titans: Burning Rage #7 (of 7)

Titans: Burning Rage #7 (of 7)

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! Starfire has been kidnapped and forced into gladiatorial combat on Warworld-and her opponent is the merciless Mongul! It’s up to Robin, Raven, and Beast Boy to save their friend, but how can they even find her when she’s light-years away? Well, maybe a stolen-er, “borrowed”-spaceship from the Justice League could help. Originally published in Titans Giant #6 and #7.

Titans: Burning Rage #7 (of 7)

Preview: Titans: Burning Rage #6 (of 7)

Titans: Burning Rage #6 (of 7)

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! The Titans have traced the source that induced paranoia in the streets-but Steve Dayton, the former Mento, had nothing to do with it! In reality, the mayhem was instigated by his disgruntled assistant, who now plans to kill Dayton-unless the Titans can stop him! Originally published in Titans Giant #4 and #5.

Titans: Burning Rage #6 (of 7)

Preview: Batman Beyond #39

Batman Beyond #39

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Scott Eaton (CA) Dustin Nguyen
In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The mystery of Neo-Gotham’s newest protector deepens! With Terry McGinnis missing, a new, unidentified person has stepped up to replace him as protector of Gotham! Even the greatest detective of all time, Bruce Wayne, is unable to determine who’s hidden behind the mask. Gotham’s newest hero appears capable, but does she have what it takes to combat Terry’s greatest enemy-the murderer of his father-Derek Powers, a.k.a. Blight? Or will her time as the city’s guardian end in tragedy?

Batman Beyond #39

Preview: Titans: Burning Rage #5 (of 7)

Titans: Burning Rage #5 (of 7)

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! Paranoia rules the streets as the rioting continues-with Hawk and Dove at the heads of two mobs! But while the Titans try to stop the violence, Mento-the power behind the chaos-makes his escape! Originally published in Titans Giant #2 and #3.

Titans: Burning Rage #5 (of 7)

Preview: Titans: Burning Rage #4 (of 7)

Titans: Burning Rage #4 (of 7)

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! It’s Beast Boy’s birthday, but the party won’t last long as the Titans make the save at catastrophic fire–and the arsonists are: Hawk and Dove?! Things aren’t as they seem, as former Doom Patrol member Mento is pulling the duo’s strings in a violent uprising. It’s up to the Titans to uncover his sinister purpose before someone gets killed! Originally published in Teen Titans Giant #7 and Titans Giant #1.

Titans: Burning Rage #4 (of 7)

Preview: Titans: Burning Rage #3 (of 7)

Titans: Burning Rage #3 (of 7)

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! Collects Teen Titans Giant #5 and #6. Raven’s powers are out of control, and it’s up to Beast Boy to stop her from going too far–in the midst of an attack from the Fearsome Five! Let’s hope the team gets on the same page soon, since it’ll need to truly be “Titans Together” if they’re going to have a chance at stopping H.I.V.E. and their plans for world domination.

Titans: Burning Rage #3 (of 7)

Preview: Wonder Woman #79

Wonder Woman #79

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Aaron Lopresti
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Must a world without love be one without our hero? Wonder Woman is forced to discover a new way to fight after the destruction of her golden lasso and unbreakable bracelets at the hands of Cheetah and her God Killer sword. How can she possibly stop the unstoppable?

Wonder Woman #79

Preview: Titans: Burning Rage #2 (of 7)

Titans: Burning Rage #2 (of 7)

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
In Shops: Sep 18, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! It’s neighbor versus neighbor as the violence in the streets escalates, thanks to the discord sown by Mento! But while the Titans try to keep the peace, things get even worse-and even deadlier! Collects stories from TITANS GIANT #3 and #4.

Titans: Burning Rage #2 (of 7)

Preview: Titans: Burning Rage #1 (of 7)

Titans: Burning Rage #1 (of 7)

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! Hawk and Dove lead ordinary citizens in an uprising against the rich-but former Doom Patrol member Mento is pulling their strings! It’s up to the Titans to uncover his sinister purpose before someone gets killed! These stories were originally published in TITANS GIANT #1 and 2.

Titans: Burning Rage #1 (of 7)

Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #3

BMRBET-03-300-001-HD-1-cad48“While the Bat’s away”

So we enter into week three of the half-year epic Batman & Robin Eternal, and while I appreciate that it must be quite a daunting task for any creative team to sustain interest and high level of creativity, it’s important to me as a reader that they don’t simply phone it in.

Each issue should be constructed almost like an episode of a season of a tv show with individual events but a long reaching overall story arc. While the first week was a big splash right out the gate and last weeks was lackluster, this one was somewhere right in the middle.

The theme that all of Batman’s former young proteges are being targeted from a secret menace from his past is very intriguing. The new villain “Mother” could have lots of promise if handled properly. I have been thoroughly impressed with the “Bat books” since the rebirth of the New 52 a few years ago. So many concepts were revamped and updated with great achievement. Sure it’s a bit wacky that we are to believe in the new condensed continuity that Batman has had four Robins (Dick, Jason, Tim and Damian) in just 5 years (Talk about not longstanding job security) but hey that’s comics.

So on to the issue. The skinny here, is that Mother has a list, and all the Robins and former teenage sidekicks and even one current one (Harper Row) are on it. It’s not a good list, like the Dean’s list. This is bad news indeed.

Last issue we were treated to a yawn of a slugfest with a new villain named The Orphan, kicking our heroes collective butts, with no real explanation. This week we open up with the resident hothead of the Robin’s: Jason Todd, now known as Red Hood about to execute the ninja newbie Cassandra Cain. To Jason’s surprise she is more than ready for him. As Jason gets the upper hand though, big brother Robin, Dick Grayson aka Nightwing aka Agent 37 (Seriously Dick, pick one) steps in with words of peace to calm this kill fest down.

Red Robin (These guys sure love colors in their names) suggests if they are going to try to solve a mystery like the old days, there’s only one place to go: The Batcave. When they arrive in an effort of complete transparency (guess we are not in Congress) Dick plays Bruce’s secret message for his team. Team Robin tries to make heads or tails of it but with no real results. All they know is that “Mother” is some kind of teen agent human trafficker with deadly intentions and very vast resources.

Like the TV show Arrow, This story makes common use of flashbacks to give us crumbs to follow to piece the mystery together. (At this point though, you can yank my junior detective badge because I got squat) 

What we are shown in the flashback is more details of a case that Bruce and Dick worked on very early in their crime fighting careers as Batman and Robin. This one particular tidbit comes from the Dynamic Duo’s legendary first tussle with Dr. Jonathan Crane aka The Scarecrow. Robin (Dick) has been exposed to The Scarecrow’s “fear toxin” and nothing is seeming to shake the effects. In an effort to restore his partner to sanity, Bruce removes his Batman cowl and ask Dick what he’s seeing. In short Dick explained to him that the toxin makes him see his greatest fears and his fear of being a failure to Batman. Basically a failure that could resonate in any loving father-son relationship.

Just as Robin pours his heart out, Batman slips the cowl back on and heads out on the case.(wow a bit harsh in my view, but he is Batman after all) 

Here’s where it gets dicey. Batman was exposed to the fear toxin, the same as Robin, however he tells him that he was not effected at all. Hmm, I’m sure this will come into play later but for now I’m stumped. Perhaps at this stage in The Scarecrow’s career the “toxin” only effects adolescents? I’m not quite sure but they put bait on the hook because the writers got me here.

As for the rest of the issue we are treated a look at the non Bat- Bruce Wayne and left with yet another cliffhanger. I really wish the creative team would get us back the the great cliffhanger bomb they dropped on us back in issue one but I guess a modicum of patience is required.

Overall: As I pointed out this is a weekly story and takes time to build. However a weekly saga needn’t be a “weak” saga. I like the flashback scenes so far and that issue one cliffhanger was killer. I’m just not properly feeling it yet. At least the writers have another 23 weeks to turn me around. On the plus side, the art by Paul Pelletier and Scot Eaton was very polished and dynamic. I feel they have a terrific handle on the look of these characters without making them look juvenile. I particularly love the revamped design of Dick Grayson’s Robin costume for this era. It invokes a lot of the original Tim Drake costume design from the early 1990’s (One of my personal favorites) and there is nothing wrong with that. While I’m not floored yet at this juncture, like a loyal fan I will see how this plays out. So for the foreseeable future you can catch my weekly review here. Press the tights and check the utility belts, till next week same Bat .. err bird time, same bird channel!

Story: James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, and Scott Snyder  Art: Paul Pelletier, Scott Eaton
Story: 6 Art: 8 Overall 6.5 Recommendation: Read

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