Review of SCOOBY APOCALYPSE

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE, Volume 1 DC Comics This new, updated version of the beloved team of mystery solvers is put together by Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis with art by Howard Porter. The talent here shows they are taking it serious. And serious it is, the world could be ending! In this updated version, Daphne and Fred are pals from college. And while they are great friends, Daphne keeps reminding Fred that’s all it is. Daphne, a former big time TV reporter, now has her own show looking into mysteries that runs on The Knitting Channel with Fred as her cameraman. Velma and Shaggy work for a secret lab that has plans to change the world. Plans that...

Aquaman – This Ain’t Superfriends Apr01

Aquaman – This Ain’t Superfriends

Aquaman, Arthur Curry, gets a bum rap, usually from people who haven’t read the comic, or at least have not read much of the comic. Typically, the jokes involve talking to fish or not being out of water very long. I also think a lot of it comes from the Aquaman cartoon and his portrayal in Super Friends. The cartoons were aimed at kids under ten so of course all the heroes on these shows were simplified. The recent Brave and The Bold cartoons, while awesome, probably didn’t help much with the general take on the King of Atlantis. While being a hero and good in a fight he was also given a gregarious demeanor. I liked it and laughed out loud...

More New Trades From DC Comics Mar29

More New Trades From DC Comics

WONDER WOMAN Volume 1 THE LIES by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp and Laura Martin Diana has lost her way to Paradise Island and the best hope for getting back is Cheetah who has gone completely feral. Top notch story telling from one of the best Wonder Woman scribes coupled with amazing art. I love this version of Diana who is both a fierce warrior but also a loving and caring person who truly wants to do what is right. This is the new high bar for future creators to try for. TITANS Vol 1 THE RETURN OF WALLY WEST by Dan Abnett and Brett Booth Wally West returning to the DC Universe is what kicked off Rebirth and as he finds his way in this world...

The Flintstones, vol 1 DC Comics Mar28

The Flintstones, vol 1 DC Comics

THE FLINTSTONES Vol 1 DC Comics As a kid every day after school I watched cartoons and shows for kids. Batman, Scooby Doo and others. Among them was The Flintstones. I enjoyed the show but have had no desire to watch it in years. The live action movies didn’t really do much for me. I’ve read some comics over the years, but like the show they were more suited to a much younger version of me. Recently DC Comics has brought back a number of cartoon franchises and brought them into the modern times with more readability both for today’s young adults and full blown adults. The Scooby book is great stuff (Scooby Apocalypse, check it out). I was...

Review of Archie, Volume 2 Jan01

Review of Archie, Volume 2

Archie, Volume 2 Mark Waid, writer Veronica Fish and Thomas Pitilli, artist It’s been a little while since the first trade of the revamped Archie came out, and now there’s a whole new part of the story in Archie Volume 2. This one, like its predecessor, is packed full of drama but manages to keep it light. Though, if you want all the drama possible, read Betty & Veronica; issue 1 is conveniently tucked in the back of the trade. Archie and Veronica are still trying to sneak around Mr.  Lodge, who hates Archie. Reggie Mantle is dishing dirt on Archie to him, but eventually gets out of the way. Mr.Lodge still wants Archie gone, but to no...