BATGIRL #16, DETECTIVE COMICS #967, ETERNITY #1 & MORE! [Insta-Reviews]

batgirl 16 cvrBATGIRL #16/ Written by HOPE LARSON/ Pencils by CHRISTIAN WILDGOOSE/ Inks by JOSÉ MARZÁN JR./ Colors by MAT LOPES/ Letters by DERON BENNETT/ Published by DC COMICS

Reviewed by MATT MORRISON

Batgirl and Nightwing team-up to track down a new villain who is using Mad Hatter’s nanobots to wreak her revenge. But who is The Red Queen? And what connection does she have to the first case that Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon solved together as Batgirl and Robin? Batgirl hasn’t ever been this good. Between Hope Larson’s scripts and Chris Wildgoose’s art, there’s not one bad thing about this issue. A must read for all lovers of quality comics!

 

detective comics 967 cvr

DETECTIVE COMICS #967/ Written by JAMES TYNION IV/ Pencils by ALVARO MARTINEZ/ Inks by RAUL FERNANDEZ/ Colors by JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU & TOMEU MOREY/ Letters by SAL CIPRIANO/ Published by DC COMICS

Reviewed by MATT MORRISON

Tim Drake has escaped from the extra-dimensional prison of Mr. Oz, but so has a version of Tim Drake that, in a dark future, became Batman. In order to save his future and the lives of his allies, Tim Drake has to stop a man with all of his intelligence and twenty more years of training. Detective Comics continues to be the strongest of the many Batman books published by DC Comics. The script for this issue by James Tynion IV is a love letter to Tim Drake and it’s nice to see the Robin most under-served in the wake of the New 52 reboot finally being given his due. Paired with the artwork of Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez, this is a must-read for all fans of The Gotham Knights. And yes, that is officially the new team name for the group operating out of The Belfry.

 

eternity 1 cvrETERNITY#1/ Written by MATT KINDT/ Pencils by TREVOR HAIRSINE/ INKS by RYAN WINN/ Colors by DAVID BARON/ Published by VALIANT

Reviewed by MARCUS HAMMOND

Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine open the next installment in the Divinity storyline with a mind-bending Eternity #1. Divinity and Myshka are living a normal life as a family, but strange events lead even stranger entities to break the family’s peace and serenity. Kindt is really nailing the Valiant universe right now between this and XO Manowar. There are so many questions built into this opening salvo that I can’t wait for the rest of the trip.

 

the flash 33 cvrTHE FLASH #33/ Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON/ Art by HOWARD PORTER/ Colors by HI-FI’s BRIAN MILLER/ Letters by STEVE WANDS/ Published by DC COMICS

Reviewed by MATT MORRISON

A DARK NIGHTS METAL TIE-IN! Seven Batmen from dead Earths are wreaking havoc on Earth-0, armed with the powers of the Justice League, all of Batman’s training and none of his morals. Barry Allen longs to stop his counterpart, The Red Death, who even now is laying waste to Central City. Unfortunately, two of the other Dark Knights are moving to make him The Fastest Man Dead!

As a Dark Nights Metal tie-in, The Flash #33 is good. It falters somewhat in that it comes just as The Flash started a new story-line and has almost nothing to do with the last issue. Still, Joshua Williamson does a great job explaining the story so far for The Flash fans who might not have been reading Dark Nights Metal and Howard Porter’s artwork looks fantastic.


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