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Could Elysian be Part of DC Comics 5G Wonder Woman?

Okay, so we told you that our former speculation regarding a possible 5G Wonder Woman to go alongside was off the mark. We’ve managed to establish with actual sources that DC comics has icon replacements planned with Luke Fox as Batman, Jonathan Kent as Superman, a child of Captain Boomerang as the Flash, and either […]


G. Willow Wilson Leaves Wonder Woman for Mystery Project as Steve Orlando Takes Over

G. Willow Wilson Leaves Wonder Woman for Mystery Project as Steve Orlando Takes Over

Last month, the DC Comics October solicitations, which solicited select books that would actually ship in November, showed that writer Steve Orlando would kick off a six-part story in Wonder Woman #82 with artist Jesus Merino, following Wonder Woman #81 by writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Xermanico. The solicitations seemed to imply that Wilson’s […]

Russian Robot War Aftermath Dead Kings #1 Review: Shaky Start, But Intriguing

It seems there’s no escaping Russia in the popular imagination at the moment – whether it is in the news with Putin’s hijinks subverting elections, mistakingly poisoning random British citizens and (worst of all) trolling Star Wars fans, or Tom King playing out his fantasy of punching Russians in the current Batman storyline. Writer Steve […]

Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo Explore Martian Manhunter’s Origins in December

Martian Manhunter, the DC Comics superhero who David S. Goyer once said only virgins knew about, is getting his own 12-issue maxi-series at DC Comics in December. Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo are the creative team for the book, which will explore J’onn J’onzz’s origins in the framework of a detective story set on Earth […]

Wonder Woman #53 cover by David Yardin

Wonder Woman #53 Review: Good Art and Solid Scripting

Wonder Woman, Aztek, and Artemis have found Atalanta but now must face even more of the creatures that serve Tezcatlipoca in the Thirteen Heavens. The shadow god has done much to damage the Thirteen Heavens, including killing Quetzalcoatl. Diana, Artemis, and Aztek will have to face Tezcatlipoca himself should they wish to save the mortal […]

Wonder Woman #51 cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau

Wonder Woman #51 Review: A Good Book Just Off the Mark of Greatness

Wonder Woman has arrived at Slabside, a maximum-security prison in the Antarctic made to house super-criminals. She has come here to visit the Mayfly, aka Moon Robinson, the supervillain with enhanced strength and speed which put a bullet in Diana’s abdomen a few months ago. Diana wants to see the Mayfly rehabilitate, and so Wonder […]




Crude #2 cover by Garry Brown and Lee Loughridge

Crude #2 Advance Review: Still Flawed but Vastly Improved

Piotr Petrovich has arrived in Blackstone to find a desiccated town ruled by warring gangs. Petropinnacle keeps its heel on the throat of the people while Meshe Adam is another power-hungry gang that claims to be a revolutionary movement. Both are potentially guilty in Piotr’s eyes, and he will go through them both if they […]

Justice League of America #29 cover by David Williams and Steve Buccellato

Justice League of America #29 Review: A Foundation for Future Justice

Ahl, the God of Superheroes, is dead. Chronos has won. The Justice League of America only still stands thanks to the technology of Aztec’s suit. However, there is still hope. If the Justice League can get a hold of Chronos’ hourglass, maybe they can save the future where Earth has superheroes. Justice League of America […]

Comic Book Wins and Losses April 11th, 2018: Sorting Out the New Series’

We’re going to start this installment with a bit of housekeeping for those who, for whatever reason, follow my exploits here on Bleeding Cool. For those not interested, which is completely understandable, you can just start at the list below. I’ve been working on getting into a schedule–practically since I started on here about 10 […]


Crude #1 cover by Garry Brown and Lee Loughridge

Crude #1 Review: Decent Ideas, but the Execution is Needlessly Baffling

Piotr and Valentina are a Russian couple with a son named Kirilchik. Piotr is secretly a hitman known as Kolovrat. Kirilchik grows up, discovers he is bisexual, and feels restrained in their hometown of Vladimir. He moves away to a town called Blackstone. A year later, his body is brought back to Vladimir, and Piotr […]

Supergirl #20 cover by Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, and Michael Atiyeh

Supergirl #20 Review: A Convoluted yet Delightful Final Issue for the Girl of Tomorrow

Supergirl, Ben, Chase, and Lar-On enact their plan to free Veritas and Insight and bring down the D.E.O, Director Bones, and Mokkari. Things complicate when a massive Viking warrior named Turid Goldenaxe arrives to execute Bones and Mokkari on the streets of National City. This forces Supergirl and her allies to push forward their timetable, […]

Justice League of America #28 cover by David Williams and Steve Buccellato

Justice League of America #28 Review: They’re Here to Save us Ahl

Chronos has Ahl, the God of Superheroes. The Justice League of America are the only one’s who can save Ahl. Through a clever ploy from the Atom and the Ray, the JLA snatches Ahl from Chronos and retreat to another position. However, Chronos has an eternity in which to plan, and he has an army […]

Justice League of America #27 cover by David Williams and Steve Buccellato

Justice League of America #27 Review: The Timey-Wimiest of Supervillains Return

We are shown a confrontation between Ray Palmer and Chronos in the Microverse, and we next see Chronos attacking the Justice League of America as they continue to rebuild Happy Harbor. The JLA recently discovered a place where Ahl, the God of Superheroes, touched the Earth beneath Mount Justice, and Chronos wants to use that […]

Justice League of America #26 cover by Mikel Janin

Justice League of America #26 Review: Adding Depth to Lord Havok

Lord Havok has returned to Angor through a portal made from Dreamslayer’s body. Dreamslayer has recovered, and he and Batman immediately go after Havok. However, Black Canary notices that this battle is only angering the celestial Adjudicator. They will need to talk Lord Havok down to save Angor. Justice League of America #26 continues off […]