Tag Archive for DC Comics

Superman: Birthright

Many think of Superman– the myth, the icon, the one that defined superhero comics– not as a man, but more of a symbol. Others see him as too naïve and one-dimensional to coexist in a superhero universe where heroes are…

GALS!, vol. 1

Tired of sweet, innocent manga heroines in sailor suits? GALS! is the manga for you. Meet Kotobuki Ran and her fellow kogals: the fashion-obsessed, cell-phone loving, boy-torturing high schoolers who once ruled the streets of Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya. Ran, rebellious…

Promethea, vol. 1

“If she did not exist, we would have to invent her.” Imagine a strange, futuristic version of our world. Instead of Hello Kitty, the most popular figure for t-shirts and billboards is a weeping gorilla, the mayor of New York…

Demo

Demo is a book of twelve one-shot stories with a connected theme: adolescents with superpowers.  But wait! This isn’t a typical ‘kid gets superpowers and then joins a team of like-minded individuals who try to make the world a better place’…

Musashi #9, vol. 1 and 2

I’m someone who loves conspiracies, especially when it involves secret organizations with mysterious, perhaps benevolent, perhaps self-serving, motives and one obscure, lethal, and stoic operative at the center of everything. When the world’s usual powerhouses behind governmental interests, the FBI,…

Robin/Batgirl: Fresh Blood

This trade follows directly after the events in War Games. I wasn’t the biggest fan of that series, and I think that Willingham took his characters in some dubious directions. I am, however, appreciating how he is playing out the…

Outsiders, vol. 3: Wanted

Arsenal lured Nightwing into his new merry band of superheroes by saying that it wouldn’t be like the Titans. He promised that they wouldn’t be a family, that it would be just a job. Unfortunately, Nightwing took him literally and…

Ex Machina, vol. 2: Tag

Mitchell Hundred, when he began his mayoral career, weathered a schoolkid blowing up snow plows, a politically correct art scandal, and questioning the loyalty of old friends. Of course, his life is not going to get any easier, but at…

Batman: War Drums

One of the enduring truths of the Batverse is that Batman needs a Robin. Now that Tim is out of the game, who is going to fill the pixie pants? Batman, as ever, insists that he doesn’t need a Robin…

The Books of Magic

What would you do if four creepy guys in trench coats emerged from a dark alley and asked if you believed in magic? You’d probably do what Timothy Hunter, the young hero of The Books of Magic, does: you’d run.…