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Cursed Comics Cavalcade: Heroes Meet Horror!

Writer: Tim Seeley, Gary Dauberman, Vita Ayala, Kenny Porter, Riley Rossmo, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Magdalene Visaggio, Michael Moreci, Bryan Hill, Dave Wielgosz, James Tynion IV

Artist: Kyle Hotz, Riccardo Federici, Victor Ibanez, Ivan Plascencia, Gabriel Hardman, Minkyu Jung, Felipe Watanabe, Dexter Soy, Christian Duce, Mark Buckingham

Letterer: Steve Wands, Clayton Cowles, Tom Napolitano, Josh Reed, Deron Bennett, Carlos Mangual, Deron Bennett

Publisher: DC Comics

Synopsis:  Ten Tales of Horror–with a twist. These aren’t your average cut and run horror stories. Some of your favorite DC Comic book heroes are the center of each of these horror tales.  These stories feature Batman, Green Arrow, Superman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Robin, and more….

Review: I...

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Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams

I can’t remember the last time I was legitimately excited to read Bat-anything. I was excited to read this. The Maxx is a hero I’ve always loved, I his much too short-lived TV run as part of MTV’s Oddities, and I loved the comic. Due to a number of factors, I’ve only read about 1/3 of The Maxx series, even with several reprints over the years, although this title allowed me to discover an upcoming omnibus collection coming in the near future. But that’s another story for another review. Today we are looking at what happens when you drop The Maxx into the slums of Gotham and when you drop Batman into the wilds of The Outback in Maxx’s head.

Issue #1 opens in The Outback of Maxx’s mind, as he gives us a brief setup of something strange happening there...

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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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Aquaman / Jabberjaw Special #1

Somehow the character of Jabberjaw keeps popping up in cameos for various shows since his meager 16 episode run in the mid-1970s. He’s a talking, airbreathing, shark, who plays drums for a band called the Neptunes. I honestly have no idea why this particular crossover needed to exist, and as often as not either does the book itself.

Paul Pelletier art is really good. He’s taken a 1970’s VERY cartoon shark and made him fit into a more realistic world. Dan Abnett’s writing is also very good. Aquaman doesn’t take himself too seriously, referencing several standing jokes about how the world outside of the story often sees him. I don’t know how true to the original source his Jabberjaw is, but it feels like something that would come from that era of Hanna-Barbera cartoons...

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