Monday 28 March 2016

Earth: Rebirth Not Happening After All

Earth-2: Rebirth. Where do I begin? I guess I could start by saying I feel like I've been dicked by DC for the umpteenth time. I guess I can begin by describing how quickly my enthusiasm for Rebirth was shot down the moment I saw the new Earth-2 was never mentioned during DC's announcements on Saturday. I guess I could describe the sharp pain I felt in my heart when Geoff Johns confirmed that the new Earth-2 is not a Rebirth property, but will simply be continuing Earth-2: Society while another Justice Society will eventually make a comeback. Exactly what that means, no one knows. But it doesn't leave me feeling optimistic given DC's past and current history with finding new ways to ruin this property. But really, I only have one question: why is a title like Batman Beyond--a narrative set on a possible/alternate DC future--considered a 'Rebirth property,' but not Earth-2, DC's Golden Age and Justice Society property? Hell, why is even the Earth-3 Crime Syndicate appearing in future Justice League narratives?

Saturday 12 March 2016

Wonder Woman Wednesday: The Legend of Wonder Woman #3 Review

Title: The Legend of Wonder Woman #3
Story: The Legend of Wonder Woman Chapters 7-9
Characters: Diana Prince, Queen Hippolyta, Antiope, Melanippe, Steve Trevor
Creators: Renae De Liz (writer/artist), Ray Dillon (artist)
Publication Date: March 2016
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: A mysterious man has recently landed on Themyscira, and it has all the women on the island all shaken up as his arrival coincides with the loss of their captain of the guard, Alcippe. Who is this mysterious man and where does he come from? Why is Antiope so eager to kill him and why is she conspiring against her own sister? What dark, deep secret is the mighty Queen Hippolyta hiding if she is aware of all the dangers her daughter, Princess Diana, has been sensing on the island all along?

The various conflicts begin to converge as Diana begins to question her priorities and her place in the society that has made her the woman she is, and the journey she soon has to embark. Is her place truly by her mother's side, or do the gods will her to fulfil a completely different destiny from the one that's been decided for her since birth? These are all questions Diana has to answer for herself as she faces her first real trial as both the champion of Themyscira and as a woman of honour. The perils that she faces soon take her out of the safety of Themyscira and into wilderness of the outside world, and onto the shores of Boston Massachusetts, 1944!

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Earth-2: Society #10 Preview

Written by DAN ABNETT
While Batman and his allies fight to keep their city safe from organized crime, Green Lantern and his wonders struggle to prevent the world from toppling into all-out war. But Hawkgirl may have just uncovered a global threat greater than either of those dangers…one that has come with them all the way from Old Earth…the world-changing intentions of the mighty and secret Amazons!

Tuesday 8 March 2016

The Legend of Wonder Woman #3 Preview

Written by RENAE DE LIZ
On sale MARCH 9 • 40 pg, FC, 3 of 9, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Themyscira comes alive with the sounds of Amazons on the hunt. Will they find their prey before Diana has a chance to rescue the outsider who fell from the sky? Hippolyta stands against her foes, and announces a tournament that will change Themyscira forever as the fate of the mysterious stranger hangs in the balance.

Preview provided by: CBR.

Friday 4 March 2016

The Best of Huntress and Power Girl: Infinity Inc #3 Review

Title: Infinity Inc #3
Story: Generations, Part 3: Solomon Grundy Goes Hollywood!
Characters: Power Girl (Kara Zor-L), Huntress (Helena Wayne), Fury (Hippolyta Trevor), Jade (Jennifer-Lynn Hayden), Obsidian (Todd Rice), Silver Scarab (Hector Hall), Star-Spangled Kid (Sylvester Pemberton), Northwind (Norda Cantrell)
Creators: Roy Thomas (writer), Jerry Ordway (artist)
Publication Date: May 1984
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: It's Christmas Eve in Gotham City, and Power Girl starts to regain consciousness following the Ultra-Humanite's cerebral assault on the Infinitors. She finds most of the Infinitors missing except for the Huntress and the Star-Spangled Kid, whom she decides to wake up by taking them for a spin around Gotham. When they return to her flat, the three young JSAers try to figure out what happened to their missing new comrades, only for them to return on their own within seconds of opening dialogue.