Comics Reviews: JLA 203, Legion of Super-Heroes 288, New Teen Titans 20, All-Star Squadron 10

JLA 203 coverJustice League of America #203 – “Shuffle and Deal … With Death” – Gerry Conway/Don Heck/Romeo Tanghal

This issue is a bit different because a lot of the story is told from the villains’ points of view. But it starts with a couple of good guys (Aquaman and Firestorm) hanging out in the southern Pacific Ocean (with Aquaman surfing on a couple of dolphins). Aquaman has brought Firestorm there for some training, but he’s also hoping to give the young hothead an attitude adjustment; Firestorm has been acting a bit too cocky lately, jumping into situations before being properly prepared, so Aquaman has decided to give him a lesson in humility. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 203, Legion of Super-Heroes 288, New Teen Titans 20, All-Star Squadron 10”

Comics Reviews: Superman 372, Action 532, DC Comics Presents 46, Warlord 58

Superman 372 coverSuperman #372 – “Superman’s History-Changing Mission” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with a couple of WGBS traffic reporters in their helicopter over Metropolis. The reporters almost have heart attacks when a black meteorite streaks by, but Superman is soon on the scene to take care of things. The meteorite turns out to be made of anti-matter, which means if it touches any positive matter (of which Metropolis and Superman are made) it’ll cause an explosion that annihilates both forms of matter. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 372, Action 532, DC Comics Presents 46, Warlord 58”

Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 5, Episode 1

Warehouse 13 opening titleEpisode 1: Endless Terror

Last episode (which was also the final episode of Season 4), Paracelsus tapped into the Warehouse and took control. Artie, Steve, Mrs. Frederick, and Pete left right before Paracelsus erected a force field around the Warehouse, but Claudia stayed behind. She figured since she’s slated to be the next Caretaker, she already has a bond with the place and it’ll protect her from Paracelsus. Continue reading “Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 5, Episode 1”

Comics Reviews: Batman 348, Detective 515, Brave & the Bold 187, Firestorm 1

Batman 348 coverBatman #348 – “Shadow Play” – Gerry Conway/Gene Colan/Klaus Janson

This one starts with Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, and Alfred moving a bunch of stuff back into the original Batcave under Wayne Manor. That’s right, Bruce has finally decided to move back to the Manor, both as Bruce and as Batman. After almost getting squished when the giant penny rolls off its moorings, the trio are summoned by the doorbell upstairs. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 348, Detective 515, Brave & the Bold 187, Firestorm 1”

Comics Reviews: Flash 309, Wonder Woman 291, Green Lantern 152, Jonah Hex 60

Flash 309 coverFlash #309 – “How Do You Kill a Legend?” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Dennis Jensen

This one starts with a time-traveler from the future appearing in a fancy spaceship (or time-ship, I guess) in 1982. He buzzes several superhero haunts (the Fortress of Solitude, Wayne Manor, Paradise Island, and the JLA Satellite) before heading down to Earth. In Central City, Barry Allen is out jogging with his boss, Captain Frye of the Central City Police Department. They’re interrupted when the time-ship zooms overheard and grabs Barry, leaving Frye behind. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 309, Wonder Woman 291, Green Lantern 152, Jonah Hex 60”

Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 4, Episode 20

Warehouse 13 opening titleEpisode 20: The Truth Hurts

Last episode, the team found out Paracelsus was the former Caretaker of Warehouse 9 and he’s now trying to take over Warehouse 13. Since there can be only one Caretaker, Mrs. Frederick (the current one) is slowly losing her mind as Paracelsus takes over. Continue reading “Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 4, Episode 20”

Comics Reviews: JLA 202, Legion of Super-Heroes 287, New Teen Titans 19, All-Star Squadron 9

JLA 202 coverJustice League of America #202 – “Star Fall” – Gerry Conway/Don Heck/Brett Breeding (and friends)

This one starts with Batman doing some routine maintenance on the outer hull of the JLA Satellite. Hawkman is monitoring him from inside and thinks he should be the one out in space, not Batman. But apparently the Leaguers take turns doing EVA stuff and it was Batman’s turn this time. Hawkman’s worries prove right though, as Batman accidentally drops a tool and shorts out a main power circuit. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 202, Legion of Super-Heroes 287, New Teen Titans 19, All-Star Squadron 9”