Comics Reviews: Superman 381, Action 541, DC Comics Presents 55, Warlord 67

Superman 381 coverSuperman #381 – “Whose Super-Life is it Anyway?” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

Last issue, Superman and Superboy both tried to travel through time and ran into the same weird time-storm which caused them to switch minds and be catapulted back to their respective times. So now Superboy’s mind is in Superman’s adult body in the present, while Superman’s mind is in Superboy’s teenage body about fifteen years in the past. (That part of the story was told in concurrent issues of Superboy, which I don’t have and won’t be reviewing.) Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 381, Action 541, DC Comics Presents 55, Warlord 67”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 14

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 14: Mars vs. Mars

This one starts right where last episode left off, with Logan asking Veronica to find his mother, who he’s sure faked her death. Veronica points out that some woman has been giving TV interviews saying she saw Lynn jump off the bridge, but Logan says just because someone spews some crap on TV it doesn’t mean it’s true. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 14”

Comics Reviews: Batman 357, Detective 524, Brave & the Bold 196, Firestorm 10

Batman 357 coverBatman #357 – “Squid” – Gerry Conway/Don Newton/Alfredo Alcala

This one starts with Batman beating the hell out of some gangsters and capturing their leader, a guy named Lester. Batman wants to know who gave Lester the drug concession in Gotham. Lester says that since Batman put the old mob boss (Falco) away, a new guy has moved in to take over the action … a guy called the Squid. Across town, Commissioner Gordon is undergoing his first physical since being reinstated. He’s in pretty good shape for a sixty-year-old, but the doctor says he has high blood pressure. He’ll have to stop smoking, cut down on salt, and take pills. Gordon isn’t too impressed with her list of demands. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 357, Detective 524, Brave & the Bold 196, Firestorm 10”

Comics Reviews: Flash 318, Wonder Woman 300, Green Lantern 161, Jonah Hex 69

Flash 318 coverFlash #318 – “The Killer Who Wiped Central City Clean” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Dennis Jensen

This one starts with Barry Allen and Fiona Webb having lunch and chatting about Fiona’s relationship with Senator Creed Phillips. Since Fiona and Barry used to date, that seems a bit tacky. Speaking of Phillips, his butler accidentally discovers that he’s really the murderous vigilante known as Eradicator, so Phillips disintegrates the butler to preserve his secret. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 318, Wonder Woman 300, Green Lantern 161, Jonah Hex 69”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 13

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 13: Lord of the Bling

This one starts at the mansion of rich record producer Percy “Bone” Hamilton (played by Anthony Anderson), who’s complaining to his wife (Vanessa) about their kids. Their son Bryce is too much of a wimp and an intellectual for Bone to respect him, and their daughter Yolanda is constantly wasting money on riding lessons and nightclub jaunts. Bone gets a wake-up call when Bryce comes in to tell him something’s happened to Yolanda. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 13”

Comics Reviews: JLA 211, Legion of Super-Heroes 296, New Teen Titans 28, All-Star Squadron 18

JLA 211 coverJustice League of America #211 – “The Devil’s Bargain” – Gerry Conway/Rich Buckler/Romeo Tanghal

Last issue, a newly-discovered form of matter known as the X-element began breaking down, changing Earth’s fundamental forces and threatening to wipe out life on the planet. Some aliens called the Treasurers showed up with a proposition: give them some materials from Earth (snow, water, soil) and they’d restore the X-element. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 211, Legion of Super-Heroes 296, New Teen Titans 28, All-Star Squadron 18”

Comics Reviews: Superman 380, Action 540, DC Comics Presents 54, Warlord 66

Superman 380 coverSuperman #380 – “A Mind-Switch in Time” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

This one starts with Superman heading back in time to do a favour for Professor Lang. Coincidentally, Superboy (years in the past) is heading forward in time to go visit the Legion. Superman and Superboy both encounter the same strange time storm during their trips and they both try to rush right through it. But the storm is stronger than they thought and they actually end up colliding with each other and being catapulted back to their respective time periods … except they’ve switched minds. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 380, Action 540, DC Comics Presents 54, Warlord 66”