Comics Reviews: Batman 296, Detective 475, Warlord 11

Batman 296 coverBatman #296 – “The Sinister Straws of the Scarecrow” – David V. Reed/Sal Amendola

One thing about David V. Reed as a writer … he sure does his research. This one is a psychological thriller, focusing on fear. We start with Scarecrow bragging to a couple of his “Strawmen” that he’s isolated a drug that will bring out anyone’s hidden fears. It attacks the brain somehow and makes the victim think they’re being affected by whatever they fear most. Scarecrow says it’ll even work on Batman, since everyone has something they’re afraid of. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 296, Detective 475, Warlord 11”

Comics Reviews: Black Lightning 6, Jonah Hex 8

Black Lightning 6 coverBlack Lightning #6 – “One Man’s Poison” – Tony Isabella/Trevor Von Eeden/Vince Colletta

This issue addresses the lingering plot thread of what happened to Peter Gambi, Black Lightning’s friend and mentor. Lightning has finally noticed Gambi’s disappearance and has been scouring the streets for information. He runs across a couple of goofy-looking villains (a bruiser called Steel Fist Feeny and another dude who’s dressed like a miscoloured Shang Chi) busting into Gambi’s shop, which is also where Black Lightning lives in his civilian identity of Jefferson Pierce. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Black Lightning 6, Jonah Hex 8”

Lost Girl Reviews: Season 2, Episode 15

Lost GirlEpisode 15: Table for Fae

This one starts with Kenzi and Nate returning from their musical road trip. Kenzi’s eager to see Bo, but by the moaning coming from the bedroom, she’s already got company. Continue reading “Lost Girl Reviews: Season 2, Episode 15”

Comics Reviews: Flash 257, Wonder Woman 239, Green Lantern 100

Flash 257 coverFlash #257 – “The Golden Glider’s Triple Play” – Cary Bates/Irv Novick/Frank McLaughlin

This issue starts with Barry and Iris on their way to Fallville to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Barry’s parents. But they’re being shadowed by someone with sinister motives … Golden Glider. She drops a tree in their path and when Barry stops the car, another tree falls right on top of it. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 257, Wonder Woman 239, Green Lantern 100”

Comics Reviews: JLA 150, Superboy & the Legion 235, All-Star Comics 70

JLA 150 coverJLA #150 – “The Key … or Not the Key” – Steve Englehart/Dick Dillin/Frank McLaughlin

This one starts immediately after last issue (and gives us a recap), when he JLA unmasked Star-Tsar and found him to be their old friend Snapper Carr. Of course, they want an explanation, but he basically tells them to go to hell. They’re attacked by his henchmen (the Star Lords) and kind of get their asses kicked. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 150, Superboy & the Legion 235, All-Star Comics 70”

Lost Girl Reviews: Season 2, Episode 14

Lost GirlEpisode 14: Midnight Lamp

This one starts with Bo feeling a bit lost, since Kenzi is off with Nate on his music tour. Apparently, Kenzi is the one who makes the coffee every morning (and knows where the whetstone is) … does that mean Kenzi is actually the “mom” of the duo? Weird. Continue reading “Lost Girl Reviews: Season 2, Episode 14”

Comics Reviews: Superman 319, Action 479

Superman 319 coverSuperman #319 – “How to Make a Marshland Monster” – Martin Pasko/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with a recipe (of sorts) on the splash page, giving us a preview of what’s to come in the story. The story itself starts in a garbage bin behind the United Nations building. Something—or someone, rather—coalesces out of the refuse. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 319, Action 479”