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Event Leviathan #5

by Alan Rapp on October 15, 2019

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Event Leviathan #5 comic reviewThe penultimate issue of the six-issue mini-series begins delivering some answers about Leviathan, although the identity of the person behind the mask is still yet to be revealed. Picking up from issue #4’s cliffhanger, Lois Lane gets some unhappy news from the secondary group of detectives who have a theory about what is happening. Event Leviathan #5 will likely be remembered for the death of a major Superman supporting character over the years in Sam Lane (who is revealed to be working with, or at least sympathetic to the cause of, Leviathan).

The rest of the issue continues the bickering between the heroes and Superman‘s interaction with the Leviathan leader inside a trap Spyral originally created to deal with an out-of-control Superboy (should the need ever arise).

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Batman & the Outsiders #6

by Alan Rapp on October 10, 2019

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Batman & the Outsiders #6 comic reviewBatman & the Outsiders #6 ends the comic’s opening arc with more failure from the Outsiders, and more absence from Batman. The comic picks up the thread of Ishmael and Cassandra Cain and Signal who appear to have been Ra’s al Ghul‘s targets all along. Lured into a trap by Ishmael, the pair discover Lady Shiva waiting for them with a surprise. Although Cassandra survives her mother-daughter reunion, Signal’s fate is left up in the air (although Ra’s does allude to his plans for the boy, and the rest of Batman’s soldiers, as he has chosen a new tactic in his war against the detective).

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  • Title: Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Color of Revenge!
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Color of Revenge! TV review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to Gotham City where a masked detective and an assortment of partners would help save the world on a weekly basis. The episode opens with a flashback to Batman (Diedrich Bader) and Robin (Crawford Wilson) taking down Crazy Quilt (Jeffrey Tambor), who is blinded by the Boy Wonder. Fast-forwarding a few years, “The Color of Revenge!” reunites the Dynamic Duo after Robin has left Gotham City and struck out on his own in Blüdhaven. Batman arrives in town with news of Crazy Quilt’s escape and, to Robin’s chagrin, immediately tries to take control of the case. Although he comes off a bit whiny at times here, the episode Robin feeling overshadowed with Batman’s take-charge attitude and his tendency to still treat his former sidekick like, well, a sidekick.

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Batman & the Outsiders #5

by Alan Rapp on September 19, 2019

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Batman & the Outsiders #5 comic reviewThe Outsiders have arrived in Khadym to search for the missing Sofia Ramos. The search ends up leading the team into not one but two separate traps. For the first, Black Lightning, Katana, and Kaliber walk into with their eyes open having found Sofia. The second is sprung on the remaining members of the team while the rest fight for their lives in the desert.

Sofia is both the goal and an obstacle after being brainwashed by Ra’s al Ghul. She puts up a spirited defense before Katana is able to get through to her. Or is this yet another part of the demon’s trap, with Sofia still under his control, which will reveal itself at the proper moment? There’s a good amount of action here, and also some team building as Black Lightning learns a bit more about Katana’s past and world view.

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Batman #78

by Alan Rapp on September 19, 2019

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Batman #78 comic review“City of Bane” catches up with Batman and Catwoman on the road back to Gotham City. On an unnamed beach, somewhere still far from home, Catwoman continues to help Bruce Wayne get back to full strength (both physically and mentally). This means a bit of training, and quite a bit of dialogue between the pair who recognize, but are not willing to give into, the attraction that still exists between them.

Other comic writers should take note of Batman #78 which works wonderfully well as a character-driven mid-arc story (and not simply another “City of Bane” issue that marginally moves the larger arc forward). Slow-paced, but important for both Batman’s recovery and his relationship with Catwoman going forward, Batman #78 is my favorite issue of the arc so far.

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