Shawna Benson


Green Arrow #44 cover by Alex Maleev

Green Arrow #44 Review: The Past Crimes of Oliver Queen

Oliver Queen is on the run from the Citizen’s stirred-up hate mob. He narrowly escapes being killed. Green Arrow and Black Canary think they have a line on capturing the Citizen, but it turns out to be a dead end. Instead, the Citizen releases their next lineup of guilty parties for a social media pogrom, […]

Green Arrow #43 cover by Alex Maleev

Green Arrow #43 Review: The Bensons Return Triumphant

The day starts with Green Arrow and Arsenal saving holdouts from being killed in a building demolition. The man behind the demolition, Jubal Slade, escapes before Ollie and Roy can bring him to justice. After running by Queen Industries, Ollie meets Dinah and Roy for lunch with the intent of telling Roy about the box […]

The Man of Steel #1 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Alex Sinclair

Top and Bottom 5 Comics of May 30th, 2018: The Week that Asked for Too Much Money

May 30th had a lot of major releases between Amazing Spider-Man #800, the beginning of Batman’s “The Wedding” arc, Kong of Skull Island’s 2018 Special, and three Annuals between the Big Two. Some were great. Others tripped over themselves. Check out the best and the worst below.   Top 1. Man of Steel #1 Brian Michael Bendis’ short entry at the […]

Green Arrow Annual #2 cover by David Lopez

Green Arrow Annual #2 Review: A High-Flying and Charming One-Off Story

There is a Brainiac spaceship raining chaos upon Seattle. It looks like a job for the Justice League, but they’re nowhere to be seen. Even worse, Green Arrow can’t get in touch with Red Arrow, Arsenal, or Black Canary, and the Queen Incorporated cell phone satellite has been taken down. Thankfully, Batgirl contacts Ollie through […]

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #16 Review: Feminism Vs. Misandry

The citizens of Gotham City are sick, but it’s only the men. With roughly half the population out of commission, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey have called upon just about every superheroine they could reach to help in this time of crisis. In addition to Batgirl, Black Canary, and Huntress, the likes of Orphan, […]

Kevin Smith Dishes Out Movie Trivia At SDCC 2017

Nick Kazden writes for Bleeding Cool… Kevin Smith emerged into a packed room to host the first ever Comic Book Movie Trivia Mayhem Panel (or at least the first one Kevin Smith has hosted according to Silent Bob himself). Smith wasn’t alone though. He was joined by Marc Bernandin, his co-host of the Fat Man […]



Enough Batgirls To Go Around…Gail Simone Agrees

Surprise! I love Batgirl. Bigger surprise…I love Gail Simone’s Batgirl. With a new creative team on the horizon for the future of Barbara Gordon, it’s nice to take a look at what Simone thinks on the matter. Batgirl of Burnside grew on me. Overall I think that the work that Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr did is admirable. Some […]