Comics Reviews: Batman 340, Detective 507, Brave & the Bold 179

Batman 340 coverBatman #340 – “A Man Called Mole” – Gerry Conway, Roy Thomas/Gene Colan/Adrian Gonzales

This one starts with a trail being thrown up through the streets of Gotham, resembling the mound of earth left by moles in a garden … except this mound is in solid concrete. The trail leads to a stockbroker named Elder, who’s grabbed by something that emerges from the mound of concrete. Elder’s screams wake someone, who doesn’t see anything strange but notices a terrible stench in the alley where Elder was grabbed. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 340, Detective 507, Brave & the Bold 179”

Comics Reviews: Flash 301, Wonder Woman 283, Green Lantern 144, Jonah Hex 52

Flash 301 coverFlash #301 – “And the Beat Goes Off” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Bob Smith

This one starts with Captain Frye, Central City police captain, being kidnapped by a gunman hiding in his car. At police headquarters, Barry Allen reports to work, apologizing to his lab partner (Patty Spivot) for being absent the last three days. Of course, we know Barry was being held at a clinic outside Central City by Abra Kadabra, but he can hardly admit that without blowing his secret identity. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 301, Wonder Woman 283, Green Lantern 144, Jonah Hex 52”

Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 4, Episode 4

Warehouse 13 opening titleEpisode 4: There’s Always a Downside

This one starts with Artie calling everyone together for their assignments. He shakes things up a bit by partnering Pete with Claudia and Myka with Steve. Claudia wonders why the change and Artie gets worked up, saying it’s not a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book. Continue reading “Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 4, Episode 4”

Comics Reviews: JLA 194, Legion of Super-Heroes 279, New Teen Titans 11, All-Star Squadron 1

JLA 194 coverJustice League of America #194 – “Destiny is a Stacked Deck” – Gerry Conway/George Perez/John Beatty

This one starts with a cloaked and hooded figure dealing out some tarot cards and musing on life and death. But six of these tarot cards are a bit different from the others … they hold images of six JLA members. One of those depicted on the card, Clark (Superman) Kent, is at a carnival in Metropolis with Lois. He’s holding a bunch of stuffed animal prizes (all won by Lois) and waits as she tries for another one. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 194, Legion of Super-Heroes 279, New Teen Titans 11, All-Star Squadron 1”

Comics Reviews: Superman 363, Action 523, DC Comics Presents 37, Warlord 49

Superman 363 coverSuperman #363 – “The Dying Day of Lois and Lana” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

Last issue, Lois and Lana contracted an alien virus from an artifact dug up by Lana’s father, the same virus that killed Ma and Pa Kent back when Clark Kent was a teenager. Clark hasn’t told Lois and Lana they’re sick, and the virus affects people based on age so they haven’t shown any symptoms yet, but it’s only a matter of time. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 363, Action 523, DC Comics Presents 37, Warlord 49”

Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 4, Episode 3

Warehouse 13 opening titleEpisode 3: Personal Effects

This one starts with Steve and Claudia retrieving Steve’s personal effects from the Dead Agents’ Vault. They head to the office for an important meeting. Continue reading “Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 4, Episode 3”

Comics Reviews: Batman 339, Detective 506, Brave & the Bold 178

Batman 339 coverBatman #339 – “A Sweet Kiss of Poison” – Gerry Conway/Irv Novick/Steve Mitchell

This one starts with Batman returning from patrol early in the morning. He almost misses his jump while coming in for a landing at his penthouse and Alfred suggests that his double life—fighting crime as Batman at night and being businessman Bruce Wayne by day—might be catching up with him. Batman agrees, but there’s not much he can do about it, since quitting either identity isn’t really feasible. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 339, Detective 506, Brave & the Bold 178”