[Comic Review] In Bloom — Batman #42

[Comic Review] In Bloom — Batman #42

Batman takes on another super-powered thug in Batman #42, and it’s beginning to look like a new villain has arrived in Gotham City to challenge the new Dark Knight.

Last issue, Jim Gordon took on the mantle of the Bat and fought against Precious Precious, a low-level thug exhibiting some strange powers. Issue #42 follows the same sort of trajectory with a similarly plotted story — Gordon goes toe to toe with another low-level thug who has somehow gained a powerful ability.

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[Comic Review] Earth 2 Strikes Back — Convergence #2

[Comic Review] Earth 2 Strikes Back — Convergence #2

The heroes of Earth 2 take matters into their own hands when Telos turns the multiverse into a giant battle arena in Convergence #2.

After watching Stan Lee’s Just Imagine universe get slaughtered by the heroes of the cyborg universe, Val-Zod (Earth 2’s Superman) breaks free of Telos’ restraints and smashes him in the face. Telos fights back, naturally, but Alan Scott (Earth 2’s Green Lantern) taps directly into the planet and uses its power to defeat Telos. The heroes regroup before Telos strikes again, but it takes a pummeling by Val-Zod to send the embodiment of the planet back into the dirt.

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Convergence #1 Review

Convergence #1 Review

www.hypergeeky.comConvergence #1 is a much more coherent issue that finally gets to the gist of what’s happening with the DC multiverse.

With Brainiac missing, his second-in-command, Telos, takes matters into his own hands by bringing the heroes and villains of the multiple Earths into one giant arena to determine who will survive and who will be lost to the ages.

It’s a bit like Secret Wars except on a more massive scale. Instead of Superman battling his friends and foes, Convergence will feature various and familiar versions of the character from Kingdom Come, Injustice, Flashpoint, etc. Each “city,” or universe, will live or die on the backs of its heroes, and non-compliance will lead to disqualification or a total wipe of the entire multiverse.

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[Comic Review] Worlds at War — Convergence #0

[Comic Review] Worlds at War — Convergence #0

Breaking the multiverse isn’t a rarity when it comes to DC.

Time and time again, the publisher has gone through great lengths to clean house by eliminating universes or wiping the slate clean by creating a newer concise one. In 2011, DC put the multiverse through the ringer with Flashpoint, and when all was said and done, Superman was wearing jeans and a t-shirt, the Justice League was set in the past, and Wonder Woman was no longer made of clay. The New52 didn’t touch Batman or Green Lantern, but the new universe was a jumping-on point for new readers ready and willing to get onboard for the “beginning.”

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[Comic Review] Axis and Allies — Batman #39

[Comic Review] Axis and Allies — Batman #39

With the Joker’s virus creating absolute anarchy in Gotham City, Batman resorts to turning his enemies into allies. After venturing into the Court of Owls’ underground headquarters last issue, Batman takes a moment to obtain some of the answers he’s looking for.

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