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”

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”

Comics Reviews: Batman 356, Detective 523, Brave & the Bold 195, Firestorm 9

Batman 356 coverBatman #356 – “The Double Life of Hugo Strange” – Gerry Conway/Don Newton/Dick Giordano

This one starts with Hugo Strange (who, as we saw last issue, is very much alive) indulging in his favourite hobby … dressing up like Batman. Strange has pulled this trick before, but this time he’s got doppelgangers of Alfred and Dick Grayson as well. Elsewhere, Bruce Wayne is on a date with Vicki Vale, who ditches him to go finish a story. Bruce can’t complain too much, since his love life usually takes a backseat to his crimefighting career, so he tells her to come by his place when she’s done. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 356, Detective 523, Brave & the Bold 195, Firestorm 9”