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Undervalued Spotlight #399

Watchmen #1, DC Comics, September 1986. This week’s Undervalued Spotlight pick is Watchmen #1. The 1986 Watchmen maxi-series by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons stands as one of the greatest achievements in the comic book medium, it’s a…

BIFF SOCKO: “Graduates ASSEMBLE!! ”

It’s time for another update from BIFF SOCKO, TWO-FISTED NEWSHOUND. Biff Socko covers Comic Book News like zits on the A-V Club. Faster than Perry White! Stronger than J. Jonah Jameson! Hotter than Cat Grant. He is…BIFF SOCKO! DATELINE: MIDDLETOWN,…

BIFF SOCKO: Breakin’ Up Is Ha-a-ard To Do

It’s time for another update from BIFF SOCKO, TWO-FISTED NEWSHOUND. Biff Socko covers Comic Book News like zits on the A-V Club. Faster than Perry White! Stronger than J. Jonah Jameson! He is…BIFF SOCKO!     DATELINE: NEW YORK –…

GREEN LANTERN Vol. 1 Sinestro

GREEN LANTERN Vol. 1 Sinestro Collects Green Lantern #1-6 Written by Geoff Johns Pencils by Doug Mahnke Published May 22, 2012 DC Comics, 160-page color hardcover, $22.99 Content rated T – Teen Order Online: Amazon.com, Book Depository Green Lantern passed…

JUSTICE LEAGUE Vol. 1 Origin

JUSTICE LEAGUE Vol. 1 Origin Collects Justice League #1-6 Written by Geoff Johns Pencils by Jim Lee Inks by Scott Williams Released May 2, 2012 DC Comics, 176-page color hardcover, $24.99 Content rated T – Teen Order online: Amazon, Book…

2 Things…

I was recently (and very kindly) given a gift-voucher for a comic shop.  A perfect gift for a ‘comics guy’ since, it’s nice to pop along to the local comic shop with an (averaged sized) wedge of cash that you…

Undervalued Spotlight #116

Flash Vol. 2, #164, DC Comics, September 2000 Did DC’s New 52 save the print comic book industry? Or did it just stave off the demise of the brick and mortar comic book stores by 3 or 4 years? Time…

Justice League #6

Justice League and its varying assortment of off-shoot titles has long been considered the flagship title of the DCU, often featuring the biggest heroes DC has to offer. Having been the lead-off title for the company's New 52 initiative, that distinction held true and has remained a top title on Diamond's sales charts since Sept. 2011. The first arc of the Geoff Johns penned series concluded last week with the world's greatest heroes having a final showdown with the dark god himself, Darkseid.

Green Lantern #3

Spiraling out of the events of The War of the Green Lanterns, the Green Lantern title found itself in uncharted territory with long-time GL antagonist Sinestro back in the green and black. Volume five of Green Lantern is now three issues into its run, all with the greatest Green Lantern (villain) at the helm of the title. The question is whether the title is still holding its weight as a story.

Justice League #2

Historically the Justice League series of comics has been of the preeminent staples in the DCU, almost always featuring the best and brightest DC has to offer. That point was driven home further when Justice League #1 was the first series of the re-launch, ushering in DC comics’ new era. Issue two hit shelves last week, and it continues the story of the first meeting between the DCU heavyhitters.

Flashpoint #4 (of 5)

Everything changed in a flash, and before he knew what happened, Barry Allen's life as he knew it was dramatically changed. With nothing as it should be, Barry painstakingly attempts to solve Zoom's puzzle before the memories of his former life are replaced forever.

Green Lantern #67

Green Lantern #67 arrived in stores last week, and with its arrival, the War of the Green Lanterns epic also concluded. With this issue, volume four of the title ended. The only question is whether it ended on a low-note or a high one. Forward!

Flashpoint #3 (of 5)

Issue three of Flashpoint sped onto shelves last week, and after an issue in which Barry Allen appeared badly injured, fans were left to wonder of his fate. Would this be the end of Barry Allen, or would he return in a flash?

Hal Jordan #1 (Movie Prequel)

By now you'll have seen the Green Lantern movie, and if you haven't, you probably won't at all. To supplement the film, DC opted to release five tie-in one-shots focusing on characters in the movie. Preceded by issues focusing on Tomar Re, Kilowog and Abin Sur, the fourth one-shot centres on Hal Jordan and is penned by Green Lantern guru and one of the film's writers in Greg Berlanti.

Flashpoint #2

We're back again this week with the other major comic book crossover offering this summer, Flashpoint. This week Flashpoint and Fear Itself both saw releases so it only seemed fitting to look at them both. Here...we...GO!

Review: Flashpoint #1

Having stopped reading the Flash series some time ago, I wasn't sure what to expect from this first issue. I had read issue 12 for the necessary direct set-up to this mini-series to get an idea of where Johns had taken the Barry Allen Flash series and how that tied into Flashpoint.