Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Red Robin #17 Review.

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Pencils: Marcus To
Ink: Ray McCarthy
Color: Guy Major
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Editor: Sean Ryan
Batman Group Editor: Michael Marts
*Clears throat*.

Ok, now that that has been said... Cassandra Cain's shown battling a gang in Hong Kong before Tim sneaks up on her in the shadows and offers her a Batgirl suit. Tim also asks her if she has any information about Lynx being an undercover cop. Cass informs him that she discovered there are undercover Hung Kong police in the gangs, but she couldn't get any names. Tim springs Lynx out of the INS bus. Tim also buys a place for his Neon Knights program and checks off the "find a place to live" option from his list. After making out with Lynx, Bruce shows up and tells Tim that he's sorry he wasn't able to do it earlier, and gives Tim a hug with a "nice to see you." Tim then checks off his "Find who to do it with" option from his list.

This is one of the best issues of this series and ties in PERFECTLY to Batman Inc. If Fabian were to take over that title, I'd pick it up INSTANTLY. A LOT happened in this issue. It was a lot of fun. Tim is becoming one of the best comic characters of all time and I'm loving watching it. PICK UP THIS ISSUE NOW!!

Until next time, I'm ComicBookGuyMark87, this is my blog, this is one of my favorite books, and I'll see you ON MY BIRTHDAY!!! to review Azrael! Pick it up so we can discuss!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Superboy #1 review

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Pier Gallo
Colorist: Jamie Grant
Letter: John J. Hill
Cover: Rafael Albuquerque
Editor: Matt Idelson
Asst. Editor: Wil Moss

The story here starts in Smallville with Conner Kent (AKA: Superboy) sitting on a water tower playing with Krypto (the SUPERDOG!) when Phantom Stranger shows up and informs Conner that his actions will lead to someone close to him dying if he doesn't make the right choices. He was then told to go home where he was needed. He races home to save "Ma" from getting injured from falling from watering her plants. The real twist to the story came when Conner's friend, Simon Valentine, informs Conner that he knows Conner is Superboy. Before Conner can question him, he's attacked by an unnamed villain whose powers include being able to steal power from Superboy. The battle was basically Conner getting his power stolen from him and only having the strength to use his telekinesis to create a giant monster of his own from the leaves flying around. He defeats the creature and is quickly caught in the plant life. Poison Ivy then comes out of nowhere and says she's too late to save Smallville. End of issue.
This was actually a really fun issue, and I wish they'd put two out already. This should be a bimonthly thing as I could see it becoming one of DC's flagship titles. It's fun, it's upbeat, and it has Krypto The Superdog! Conner is one of the more interesting heroes of the Teen Titans, only being upstaged by Tim Drake. This issue is highly suggested by me. Grab it!