Dream Daddy #1

Writer: Wendy Xu

Artist:  Ryan Maniulit

Letterer: Hasan Otsmane-Elhaou

Publisher: Onipress

Synopsis: It’s time for the 15 year college reunion. Time for old college roommates Kegstand Craig and the new dad on the block to go out for a night of memories old and new.  Will it be weird seeing people they haven’t seen in years? Will they be able to avoid old flames? Get set for a promising bro-venture. 

Review: The cover gave me pause at first.  “A Dad Dating Simulator”. Ugh! Is this a kissing book? Was my first thought. Instead I began an immediately interesting story about two former college roommates and their night out. You can immediately feel the bond between the two men. A short search showed there are Youtube videos this comic line is based on...

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The Joker / Daffy Duck #1

When I first started writing for Geek-o-Rama I had a schtick. I opened all my reviews with “I have a confession to make”. It seemed like a fun idea to stand out, until it wasn’t. Well here we go again:

I have a confession to make. I really really really expected to hate this, and I am happy to say I was wrong.

Scott Lobdell’s story (brilliantly titled “Why Tho Theriouth”) was spot on. His Joker fell along the lines of Mark Hamil’s characterization, which is probably my favorite Joker. His Daffy hit all the right beats going from happy, to exasperated, to deadpan, to rage, and in the course of one page flipped my whole outlook on what I was getting into. By writing Daffy’s telltale lisp, Lobdell is able to use it as the running gag it should be.

Andrew Dalhouse’s colors worked well througho...

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Injustice vs Masters of the Universe #1

I think it generally accepted that any major inter-property crossover takes place in some alternate universe, out of the continuity of even the commonly accepted multiverse(s). Rarely has it be so blatantly alternate, as Injustice vs Masters of the Universe. So alternate that I’m not even sure what to think.

Lets split this up a bit, shall we?

On the one hand, we have Injustice. It apparently started as a video game, then spawned some comics, and I fully admit to googling that. There was a page of exposition where Batman tells Prince Adam the history of his Earth. For the casual reader, or at least a reader who doesn’t have to write a review, it was a decent enough summery. Although I still have no idea why there are two Batmans (Batmen? Batsmen?).

On the other side of the crossover, this ...

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Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester Special #1

 

Writer:                                  Gail Simone

Artist:                                    Inaki Miranda

Backup Art:                          Walter Carzon

Backup Written By:           Shea Fontana

Cover:                                    Emanuela Lupacchino

Alternate Cover:                 Sandy Jarrell

Publisher:                             DC Comics and Looney Tunes

 

When Sylvester and Tweety from the Looney Tunes are recruited as the unwitting pawns in a mystical bet, they are flung into the city of Gotham, where they find allies in kindred spirits of a sort...

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House Amok #1

Writer: Christopher Sebela

Artist: Shawn McManus

Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Publisher: Idea and Designs Works

Synopsis: 10 year old Dylan Sandifer is a fraternal twin with a close knit family. They enjoy spending time together, playing games, and going on road trips. Christopher Sebela sums it up by stating, “The Sandifers are experiencing a mental condition known as folie a deux, a shared madness that will drive them to kidnap and torture strangers, burn down secret safe houses, and do whatever it takes to stay alive.”

Only Dylan has snapped out of the delusion. She reflects on the horror of what her family has become. Now, she needs to make a decision.

Review: The artwork in House Amuck is blocky, somewhat two dimensional, and has an old school style...

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