DC WEEK REVIEW: FLASHPOINT, TEEN TITANS, AND BATMAN OH MY!

Hello Fanboys, and welcome to the Geek New Wave Comic books section. My goal for this site and mostly this section is to have the very best in comic news and reviews and hopefully something a little different to keep you coming back and reading what we have to say. I will be doing just DC comics, but no worries Marvel fans one of our other writers will be covering Marvel stuff, and at the end of every week we are going to pull together what we think are the best five books of the week. Also we are going to have other reviews as well.

That being said I will be reviewing this weeks DC book (well the one’s I picked up). I will give each book a small review and then a number grade from 1 to 5, 1 being really bad and 5 being very good. So let’s being!

1. Grodd of War #1
We are on our third week now of Flashpoint tie-ins, and I think this might have been the best week ever and it starts here with Grodd of War. Written by Sean Ryan and artwork done by Ig Guara. The story is that Gorilla Grodd has taken over the entire African continent and has become very bored with this and plans to wage war on the Amazons and the Atlanteans. Over all I thought the story was told very well and never bored with it. The artwork was the weak part of this book, but I’ve seen worse. This is the first of a three-part story and looking forward to the next two parts.
Grade: 4 out of 5

2. Legion of Doom #1
This is another Flashpoint tie-in, and this would have been my favorite book of the week if it weren’t for the artwork that was done by Rodney Buchemi. The story was great by Adam Glass. It’s stars Heatwave which if you don’t know is one of Flash’s Rogues. The story goes that Heatwave gets sent to the Legion of Doom which in the Flashpoint world is a prison, and it’s all about him trying to escape and who he gets to help him out is kind of cool surprise.
Grade: 4 out of 5

3. Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1
This is the third of the Flashpoint tie-ins. I really don’t have too much to say about this book. I thought the artwork was weak and the story was even weaker. Done by J.T. Krul and Mikel Janin it just wasn’t anything special to me. The story follows Deadman and The Graysons in Halely Circus traveling around what’s left of western Europe. I love Deadman and Dick Grayson, but I just felt like I’ve read this story already. The only saving grace of this book was where the story might be headed with the ending.
Grade 2 out of 5

4. Wonder Woman and the Furies #1
This is the last Flashpoint tie-in this week. This was a pretty good story done by Dan Abnett and I thought the art is what really pushed this book done by Andy Lanning. Story shows how the marriage between Aquaman and Wonder Woman started and end. Which ends results leads them to go to war with each other. The story was weak at times and I felt kind of bored with it, but it because of where it might be headed and the artwork alone that’s going to make be pick up the next issue.
Grade: 3 out of 5

5. Teen Titans #96
So I’ve been a big fan of the Teen Titans for a very long time and it’s kind of sad that soon what I know and love about them might be changing (DC reboot!). That also being said I’m not too happy if this is going to be the last story line we see of this team. So this seem to the end of this story line where the Teen Titans are being held hostage by some demigod and it’s up to beast boy to free them. The story has
been a little weak so far up to this point. So seeing how they bring it home will be worth reading. J.T. Krul and Jose Luis have done a pretty good job so far, but nothing really to write home about.
Grade: 3 out of 5

6. Batman #711
Let’s just say Tony Daniel has been killing it on this book and the Steve Scott artwork is awesome. This is the second part to this Two-Face story arc and it just seems to be getting better. You have such classic batman villains like Two-Face and The Riddler, but with such an edgy feel that just makes this book work. Looking forward how they plan on wrapping up Dick Grayson as Batman, and have him square off against Two-Face is the best way to do it. If you are not reading this book, do yourself a favor and pick this up.
Grade: 5 out of 5

Well there you go. If you liked what I had to say or Hated it let me know and leave some comments. See you all next week.