Started and Finished reading on June 29, 2020

Well, I was expecting something as good as the Batman:Year One. I was disappointed in this. The Superman Earth One novels were a better retelling of Superman’s initial years.

Superman: Year One ( )

From legendary writer Frank Miller comes a groundbreaking, definitive treatment of Superman’s classic origin story, with art by John Romita Jr.

From the collapsing spires of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, from the submerged splendors of Atlantis to the chaotic energy of the Daily Planet, the story of Clark Kent, last son of the House of El, is the stuff of legend. Now, two of comics’ greatest creators join forces to bring a bold new vision of the Man of Steel’s origin to life.

With Superman: Year One, writer Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Ronin, Sin City), and artist, John Romita Jr. (Iron Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Kick-Ass) bring their renowned storytelling talents to bear as they reimagine the formative trials that young Clark must undergo to claim his place I our world.

As he learns to balance the grave responsibilities of his powers against their limitless possibilities, Clark must also build his humanity just like everybody else-one relationship at a time. Greater than a super-powered adventure, more powerful than a coming-of-age tale, Superman: Year One is a visceral exploration of the fundamental importance of choice in this American icon’s journey into heroism.

What If… Wonder Woman was the most powerful witch in the universe? Sounds like an Elseworlds topic. But this not-quite-a-crossover within the Justice League Dark’s The Last Age of Magic storyline is a bit off-putting since there was no actual crossover other than a scene in the Hall of Justice where the rest of the Justice League are featured.

May 20, 2020 Started Reading and Finished Reading

Wonder Woman & Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour by James Tynion IV

An ancient force of dark magic is stirring and the Justice League Dark stands in its way. The only problem? The source of its power lies deep inside one of their own–the soul of their leader, Wonder Woman!

Hecate, the witch-goddess of magic, always knew that this day would come, when the monsters from which she originally stole the power of magic would return. All these millennia, she’s been hatching a plan, and now is the time to take back and use the power she’s hidden across Earth inside The Witchmarked, human beings with vast reservoirs of power secreted inside them. And the most powerful Witchmarked of all…? Wonder Woman!

In an event that will change the face of DC’s Dark universe forever, James Tynion IV (Detective Comics) and a team of all-star illustrators present Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour! Collects Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour #1-2, Wonder Woman #56-57 and Justice League Dark #4.

An interesting start to the Justice League Dark. But the story wanders into an unexpected exposition in the Wonder Woman & Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour by James Tynion IV midway. So one has to read that one too to make sense of the story.

May 19, 2020 Started Reading
May 20, 2020 Finished Reading

Justice League Dark, Vol. 1: The Last Age of Magic

The new Justice League Dark is here! Led by Wonder Woman this team of Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat and Detective Chimp (?) must bring the fight against all supernatural foes too big for the World’s Greatest Super Heroes!

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE comes writer James Tynion IV’s epic new series JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK! Earth’s magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It’s up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix against enemies too fantastic even for the Justice League. Plus, what awful things are coming through the Tree of Wonder? Dark days ahead…

Written by James Tynion IV (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) with phenomenal illustrations from Alvaro Martinez (Detective Comics), this bold new graphic novel series is one of the most anticipated in years! Collects issues #1-3 and 5-6.

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Galactus Cometh from omny.fm

Phil Sheldon and Ben Urich gain front row seats to the greatest battle the world has ever witnessed: Galactus versus The Fantastic Four.

Starring AnnaSophia Robb as Marcia Hardesty; Seth Barrish as Phil Sheldon; Method Man as Ben Urich; Ryan Andes as Galactus.

Watched on Sunday May 10, 2020.

My rating: 翻

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War from IMDb

THE WAR TO END ALL WARS.
Earth is decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants.

A Sequel to Justice League Dark (2017) involving Jack Kirby’s New Gods.

Started and Finished Reading – March 19, 2020
BATMAN VOL. 11: THE FALL AND THE FALLEN by an author

Ever since Batman’s impending wedding went south on him, the Caped Crusader has had the sinking suspicion that there has been someone lurking in the shadows setting events into motion. After the attempted assassination of Nightwing he starts to question his commitment to his war on crime, his relationships and even his own sanity.

There has been an unseen hand orchestrating these events. And while the true villain has yet to reveal himself, his minions are starting to step forward and break the Bat down once and for all–beginning with Thomas Wayne, the Batman from the Flashpoint Universe!

Now that Batman has escaped the “Knightmares,” he’s starting to see the forces rallying against him-and that his father from another universe has joined the other side. The Caped Crusader finally digs into the mystery of how Thomas Wayne, a.k.a. the Flashpoint Batman, escaped the collapse of his dimension and ended up in this part of the Multiverse.

Collects Batman #70-74 and Secret Files #2

July 17, 2019 Started Reading
March 19, 2020 Finished Reading

Batman, Volume 10: Knightmares by an author

There are strange goings-on in the dark alleys of Gotham City, mysteries that will require a different skill set than the Caped Crusaders if hes going to stop the whole city from succumbing to the darkness. Still reeling from the attacks on his Bat-Family and reputation, the Dark Knight looks to track down the mysterious operator has been lurking behind the scenes in Gotham.
As the casualties begin to rise around him, Bruce Wayne will reflect on the recent events that have turned his world upside down. Something is wrong. Someone is systematically targeting Batman’s life in and out of the cowl. As the picture begins to come into focus, Bruce Wayne will have to make one of the toughest decisions of his life – accepting a fight he knows he will lose.

Collects Batman #61-63 and 66-69

I had woken up a bit early on Saturday. It was too early and I could not get back to sleep. Decided to watch this instead. I had read the Elseworlds comic a few year back and this was a good adaptation of that. I really wish the DC would start developing their Elseworlds line as movies.

My rating:

Superman: Red Son from IMDb

What if baby Kal-El’s rocket landed, not in Kansas, but in the Soviet Union? That is the premise of this Elseworld’s tale from DC Comics.

Started Reading – June 25, 2019
Finished Reading – August 3, 2019
The Batman Who Laughs by Scott Snyder ( )

Left rattled by the events of Dark Knights: Metal, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the ultimate evil spawned from the Dark Multiverse. One part Batman one part Joker. The Batman Who Laughs.

“A Batman who laughs is a Batman who always wins.”

The Batman Who Laughs not only survived his fight with The Joker at the end of Dark Nights: Metal, but is now enacting a sinister plan across the Multiverse–something both terrifying and oddly familiar. When Bruce Wayne realizes the only way to stop this madman is to kill him, he must consider violating the very rule Batman can’t ever break … the rule that created this insatiable villain–the Batman Who Laughs!

As Bruce begins to deduce that his current life is somehow wrong and that all the mistakes he’s made are somehow connected, the Batman Who Laughs unleashes a brand-new evil. Enter one of the most punishing Batmen of the Dark Multiverse: the Grim Knight!

Collects The Batman Who Laughs #1-7 and The Grim Knight #1.