Batman: Detective Comics #981 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Detective Comics #981 Review: A Satisfying and Heartwarming Final Chapter

Spoiler has hacked into Brother Eye's systems with the help of Orphan. Batman and Batwoman fight against the Omac army controlled by Ulysses and a possessed Red Robin, among whose number is Azrael and Batwing. Can Red Robin be saved? Can Gotham? If so, what does this mean for the Gotham Knights? With Detective Comics […]

Batman: Detective Comics #980 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson

Batman Detective Comics #980 Review: Batwoman vs. Red Robin

Batwoman distracts the Tim Drake Omac while Batman, Spoiler, and Orphan infiltrate the transformed Belfry. The Bat-Family hopes that they can shut down Tim and Ulysses' control tower and override the Omac drones destroying Gotham City. The story advances more in this issue of Detective Comics compared to the recent two. The team moves definitively […]

Batman: Detective Comics #979 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson

Batman: Detective Comics #979 Review: Full Omactivation

Red Robin has been taken over by Brother Eye and the newest iteration of Omac. This puts him at the mercy of Ulysses, now calling himself the General. The Colony's armored soldiers are also being taken over by Omac and are attacking Batman, Batwoman, Colonel Kane, and the Colony. Back in the Batcave, Orphan is […]

Batman: Detective Comics #978 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Batman Detective Comics #978 Review: A Strong Twist but a Thin Comic

Batman and Red Robin investigate the Colony's soldiers whom gunned down a band of mobsters while Ulysses watches on from his command center. Batman leaves to meet up with Batwoman and her father. Ulysses continues to have a video feed of the events. He is planning something massive, but Red Robin is closing in on […]


Darkseid #1 Review: A Genuine Story Of Revolution

To round out the month of Jack Kirby, we have Darkseid #1 to bring us tales from the shadows of Apokolips and give us insight into the head of its cruel overlord. The first story, by Mark Evanier, Scott Kollins, and Dave McCaig, tells of a trio of young revolutionaries who have been rebelling against […]

What Jack Kirby Means To A Comic Fan, Critic, And Aspiring Creator

On August 28th, 1917, Jacob Kurtzberg was born in Manhattan. He was born to a pair of Austrian Jewish immigrants. He took to drawing quickly, starting in comic strips in 1936, and, in 1940, he teamed up with Joe Simon to create Captain America and Bucky Barnes. It's weird to think that a man born […]

Blue Beetle #10 Review: A Spritz Of Rain In The DC Drought

I remain surprised that very few, if anyone, used this book to challenge my "The Marvel Monsoon vs. the DC Drought" argument. Maybe it's because this book has a rather inconsistent quality, or maybe it's because the fact that this book remains pretty fun regardless of that inconsistent quality kind of helps prove my point. […]

Blue Beetle #9 Review- A Weird, Wild Ride And I Am OMAC

While both Jaime Reyes and Ted Kord Blue Beetles (never read anything with the actual original), Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins Blue Beetle was not a fun read initially. One major turn-off to the book was the constant damn bickering between any two characters but especially between Jaime Reyes and Ted Kord themselves. Interior conflict […]

Haspiel And Todd Celebrate Kirby's 96th With OMAC Tribute

  Hannah Means-Shannon, senior New York Correspondent at Bleeding Cool writes from Hang Dai Studios, Brooklyn; In honor of Jack Kirby's 96th birthday, so widely celebrated with tributes on the internet from fans and comics creators alike, Brooklyn-based artist Dean Haspiel (The Fox, Billy Dogma), sat down to face the challenge of inking an iconic […]

Saturday Trending Topics: OMACtivate

Fresh from his training in the BC danger room, new team member Mark Allen Haverty hits BC like a sledgehammer with a pair of reviews at the top of today's charts.  Though I must say, I haven't read OMAC #3 yet, but any comic with the word OMACtivate in it wins my three bucks. Most-Read […]

Thirteen Thoughts About Thirteen DC New 52 #3 Comics – Action Comics, Animal Man, Stormwatch, Detective Comics, Green Arrow, OMAC, Men Of War, Batwing, Red Lanterns, Hawk And Dove, Static Shock, Swamp Thing and Justice League International

Detective Comics #3. Shock values aside, one of the biggest surprises for me has been Tony Daniel on Detective Comics. I've usually found his work in the past to be mediocre at best, both writing and art. Both have stepped up considerably for this comic and that hasn't changed for issue 3, especially the writing, […]

Saturday Trending Topics: O.M.A.C. Fights Back

THE WORLD THAT'S COMING includes more O.M.A.C., according to both inker Scott Koblish and writer (and DC Co-Publisher) Dan DiDio.  That's good, because I've been intrigued by the cross-section of titles that the New 52 (and post-New 52 now, I guess) represents, and if DC and the comic market supports that range over time, that […]

Scott Koblish On The Future Of O.M.A.C. (Now With Added Dan DiDio)

Scott Koblish, inker on O.M.A.C., has posted on the Bleeding Cool boards, regarding a post earlier this week, Will O.M.A.C. Be First For The Chop? He writes; O.M.A.C is not in danger of being cancelled. First off let me assure fans and retailers especially, because I know a lot of retailers peruse these boards, O.M.A.C […]

Will OMAC/Frankenstein Be The First Crossover Of DC Comics New 52?

We are aware that we won't see any "events" in the DC New 52 books, in the way we understand them now that is, such as Blackest Night or Fear Itself. Looking at the preview art there are however a myriad of cameos of characters in other people's books. Such as Ray Palmer, appearing in […]