Comics Reviews: Flash 300, Wonder Woman 282, Green Lantern 143, Jonah Hex 51

Flash 300 coverFlash #300 – “1981—A Flash Odyssey” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Bob Smith

This is basically a retrospective of Flash’s history for the 300th issue with tons of flashbacks to earlier stories. Last issue we saw someone swathed head-to-toe in bandages in a private clinic called Morningside an hour outside Central City, and we were told it’s Barry Allen. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 300, Wonder Woman 282, Green Lantern 143, Jonah Hex 51”

Comics Reviews: JLA 193, Legion of Super-Heroes 278, New Teen Titans 10, All-Star Squadron preview

JLA 193 coverJustice League of America #193 – “Secret of Genesis” – Gerry Conway/George Perez/John Beatty

Last issue, the JLA were attacked by one of their own members, Red Tornado … twice. It turned out the multiple Tornados were constructs sent by T.O. Morrow, the original Red Tornado’s creator, to see if he could recreate whatever gave the original Tornado sentience. When his duplicates failed, Morrow kidnapped the original Red Tornado and took him to a hideout in New York City. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 193, Legion of Super-Heroes 278, New Teen Titans 10, All-Star Squadron preview”

Comics Reviews: Superman 362, Action 522, DC Comics Presents 36, Warlord 48

Superman 362 coverSuperman #362 – “The Last Days of Lois and Lana” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with Clark showing up late (as usual) for a news story at the Metropolis museum. Lois and Lana are already there; Lana’s father (an archaeology professor) has unearthed an ancient glass factory in Venice and brought back numerous pieces. Lana drops a glass vial and when it breaks, weird microbes are released into the air, making Lana, Lois, and even Clark feel a strange tingling sensation … and not in a good way. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 362, Action 522, DC Comics Presents 36, Warlord 48”

Comics Reviews: Batman 338, Detective 505, Brave & the Bold 177

Batman 338 coverBatman #338 – “This Sporting Death” – Gerry Conway/Irv Novick/Frank McLaughlin

This one starts with a boozy sportswriter named Hank Klugmuun waking up in Gotham Stadium, where he’s confronted by a weirdo in a mishmash of sports gear. The weirdo kills Klugmuun with a hockey stick and skates away … over the grass! Commissioner Gordon calls Batman in on the case, since this is the fourth sports-related death in the last couple of weeks. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 338, Detective 505, Brave & the Bold 177”