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YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS CH. 1

Written by Greg Weisman

Art by Christopher Jones

Color by Kelly Fitzpatrick

Letters by Wes Abbott

THE DEAL: I’m going to preface this by warning folks that if you’re an avid DC fan, I’m not the reviewer for you. I’m a comic lover, but I’m not particularly enthusiastic about either of the Big Two. With that out of the way…

Young Justice: Outsiders brings together the scions of the League’s foremost champions: Batgirl, Superboy, Miss Martian … and of course, the ever-present Beast Boy. Together, they fight evil wherever it rears its exposed brain, while working through the challenges that come with being normal hormonal teenagers who hang out on an asteroid and wear spandex every moment of their lives.

THE GOOD: Something I look for in all my comic art is facial expression, and that’s some...

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Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2-3

At the end of my review of Issue #1 of this five-issue miniseries I pointed out that readers who are new to The Maxx might find themselves a bit lost. I said, “Just roll with it, and enjoy the ride.” If you are that lost person and found you couldn’t heed my advice, stop now. The story isn’t going to suddenly pop into clarity for you in Issue #2.

Issue #1 closed in Arkham Asylum, with Dr. Disparu connecting Penguin into the system that allows him to tap into the subconscious world of The Outback. Meanwhile in The Outback, The Maxx and Batman found themselves in the tentacles of a giant Deadly Poisonous Air Blowfish. Issue #2 opens just a few moments later, with the duo slicing their way free, turning the Blowfish into a Salvador Dali-esque blob, with Penguin’s face...

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MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1

Written by Steve Orlando

Art by Riley Rossmo

Colours by Ivan Plascencia

Letters by Deron Bennett

THE DEAL: Justice League legend J’onn J’onnz has returned to the DC Universe! This time, under the guise of detective Joshua Jones, he spends his days and nights (mostly nights, from the looks of it) investigating violent crimes with his partner Diane. The scenes are grisly and shrouded in mystery … just like Joshua’s extraterrestrial past.

THE GOOD: First of all, the underlying themes of this first issue are poignant for the times, particularly as a re-introduction of a character with such steep history in DC’s canon. While Joshua searches for clues to uncover the more ghastly crimes he encounters on Earth, his Martian past drifts in and out with a flow that seems effortless...

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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 #1

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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