Comics Reviews: JLA 201, Legion of Super-Heroes 286, New Teen Titans 18, All-Star Squadron 8

JLA 201 coverJustice League of America #201 – “A Hero for All Seasons” – Gerry Conway/Don Heck/Bob Smith

This one starts with a broken down dude named Joe Parry reminiscing along the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Parry once found an alien artifact (way back in JLA 31) that made his wishes come true, but he got greedy and ended up getting his ass kicked by the Justice League. Now that he’s out of prison, he’s cursing himself for not doing more with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity he had. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 201, Legion of Super-Heroes 286, New Teen Titans 18, All-Star Squadron 8”

Comics Reviews: Superman 370, Action 530, DC Comics Presents 44, Warlord 56

Superman 370 coverSuperman #370 – “Better Vengeance Through Chemo-stry” – Len Wein/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

I had this comic as a kid, although he story is only vaguely familiar. It starts with Superman in his Fortress putting the finishing touches on a replica of the bottle city of Kandor that he’s been building. Superman helped the real Kandorians find a new home (in Superman 338), so he’s put together this model to replace the real Kandor in his trophy room. While reminiscing about Kandor, he gets an emergency signal and rushes off into space. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 370, Action 530, DC Comics Presents 44, Warlord 56”

Warehouse 13: Season 4, Episode 17

Warehouse 13 opening titleEpisode 17: What Matters Most

This one starts in a gated community (in Marlon, Ohio), which looks straight out of Pleasantville. A guy named Chambers goes out to get his newspaper and keels over in the driveway. At the boardinghouse, Artie tells Myka (Pete is still at his annual physical) about Chambers’ death, saying he had massive internal trauma but there’s no obvious cause. Continue reading “Warehouse 13: Season 4, Episode 17”

Comics Reviews: Batman 346, Detective 513, Brave & the Bold 185

Batman 346 coverBatman #346 – “Half a Hero …” – Gerry Conway/Don Newton/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with a couple of prison guards taunting Two-Face about his incarceration. Two-Face says nothing and just sits there flipping his coin, but in between flips, he disappears. The guards mount a search and find tire tracks outside, but he tracks are over an hour old. Batman comes up with the solution to the mystery … Two-Face hypnotized the guards with the spinning coin, giving him over an hour to get away before they came out of it. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 346, Detective 513, Brave & the Bold 185”

Comics reviews: Flash 307, Wonder Woman 289, Green Lantern 150, Jonah Hex 58

Flash 307 coverFlash #307 – “Prey for the Piper” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Bob Smith

This one starts with a helicopter transporting a gigantic gong (from a tribe in the South Seas) to the Central City Museum. Pied Piper uses his horn to take control of the chopper pilots, forcing them to drop the gong on an unfinished building site. The gong bounces around inside the building’s steel skeleton, making so much noise it almost knocks the construction workers off the girders. Luckily Barry Allen is nearby and changes to Flash so he can stop the clangorous gong. Continue reading “Comics reviews: Flash 307, Wonder Woman 289, Green Lantern 150, Jonah Hex 58”

Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 4, Episode 16

Warehouse 13 opening titleEpisode 16: Runaway

This one starts at Arkansas State Prison where a bunch of inmates are getting swole in the yard. Some white stuff starts falling from the sky and they think it’s snow at first, but it soon becomes clear that it’s ash. Part of the outside wall glows orange and melts away; naturally, all the cons run toward the breach but they quickly change direction when molten lava pours through the hole and melts part of the cement in the yard. Continue reading “Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 4, Episode 16”

Comics Reviews: JLA 200, Legion of Super-Heroes 285, New Teen Titans 17, All-Star Squadron 7

JLA 200 coverJustice League of America #200 – “A League Divided” – Gerry Conway/George Perez/Brett Breeding

This is a special anniversary issue of JLA, clocking in at a whopping 72 pages. It features a number of top artists of the day drawing different chapters. As indicated above, George Perez and Brett Breeding did the framing story and climax, and the whole thing was written by Gerry Conway. I’ll give art credits for each chapter as we get to them. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 200, Legion of Super-Heroes 285, New Teen Titans 17, All-Star Squadron 7”