I like crossover stories quite a bit, and the Alien was a creature to tangle with a great deal of unexpected foes. One of those encounters, their battle with Kyle Rayner, at one point the last of the Green Lantern Corps, still to this day goes terribly overlooked by many. Kyle Rayner is my favorite Green Lantern in history (he elevated the Green Lantern book from a stale dust collector to a bona fide second-life hit in the ‘90s), and I haven’t seen a single Alien film that I didn’t enjoy to some degree, and the comics have been pretty damn consistent for decades now. Bringing the two together was a brilliant decision.
What sounds cooler than free comics? Nothing. Nothing at all. That’s why we’re happy to be celebrating DC Comics’ Free Comic Book Day! It all kicks off in the morning, and it’s a killer digital event for those still hooked (I’m in!) on DC comic books!
You know, I thought things had gotten pretty crazy in the second episode of this totally killer book, but I was off. I was way off. What issue two offered was a little wild… issue three however, is absolutely nutso awesome!
The second issue of Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures manages to far surpass the entertainment value of the first. And the first issue was good, need I remind you.
How could we not review this?
Two of the greatest… well, five of the greatest heroes to ever land within the pages of a comic book together to kick… well, nothing yet, really.
Batman comics feel as though they’ve always flip flopped between an incredibly bleak existence and a ham-fisted, over-the-top goof-athon. I enjoy both stretches for the caped crusader, though I’ll openly admit that the darker side of Batman’s existence has always intrigued me more than any other character during any period of time. But that doesn’t mean the light-hearted books stink, or underwhelm. They’ve got a charm all their own, and that’s evident in Detective Comics #359, the very book that introduced the Batgirl to the world of the comic book fan.
As a big Elvira fan, and an enormous fan of genre comics, I can’t begin to make you understand how much I adore Elvira’s House of Mystery. It’s an awesome mix of the two, and while some may deem the book’s content a little watered down, it still manages to entertain (hello, there’s a shout out to the original House of Mystery’s host, Cain – tell me that ain’t awesome!) on a respectable scale.
This book is a tie in to a larger crossover story, Millennium, and the opening page warns that if you haven’t read the previous piece of this story, you should go back and track it down. Well, it’s not 1987 anymore, and I don’t own the recommended book. So, I’m going to do my best and try to pick up the pieces as I go.
I may have missed it, but Tina’s husband seemed to be lacking any kind of a moniker in the fifth issue of The Flash, but as the cover reveals, he’s been labeled the Speed Demon for issue six. It’s a name that works well for what is pretty much an unheralded comic character; prior to issue five of The Flash I’d never heard of this villain. Ever. Now I know him, and I admit, his backstory is kind of cool, and he’s a despicable enough character to spark a desire to see him get completely starched by Flash. We’ll see if that’s in the cards this issue.