Weekly round-up 8th-14th September 2014

Missed out on any of our reviews this week? Here’s a quick round-up of what we’ve published in the last seven days.

Tomb Raider‘ #6

Cover art for 'Tomb Raider' #6 by Dan Scott

Cover art for ‘Tomb Raider’ #6 by Dan Scott

  • Written by Gail Simone
  • Pencils by Nicolás Daniel Selma
  • Inks by Juan Gedeon
  • Colours by Michael Atiyeh
  • Cover by Dan Scott

After several months of setting up the story and introducing comic readers to the characters laid out in the last game of the ‘Tomb Raider‘ franchise we’re now seeing Gail Simone and her crew get to the crux of our story to the stage where this issue has an air of finality about it… READ MORE

 

Batman Eternal‘ #16

Cover art for 'Batman Eternal' #16 by Dustin Nguyen

Cover art for ‘Batman Eternal’ #16 by Dustin Nguyen

  • Story by Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV
  • Script by Ray Fawkes
  • Consulting Writers: John Layman & Tim Seeley
  • Pencils & Cover by Dustin Nguyen
  • Inks by Derek Fridolfs
  • Colours by John Kalisz

Back again with another genre-bending issue is the brilliant ‘Batman Eternal‘ which really is becoming the title to pick up each month when my subscriptions arrive, I only wish my subscriptions came every week! READ MORE

 

All-New X-Men‘ #29

Cover art for 'All-New X-Men' #29 by Stuart Immonen

Cover art for ‘All-New X-Men’ #29 by Stuart Immonen

  • Written by Brian Michael Bendis
  • Art by Stuart Immonen
  • Cover by Stuart Immonen

With my review of issue#28 (here) I talked about how the writers of this book have almost written themselves into a complicated time travel, alternate future corner which is going to be incredibly difficult to write their way out of. Now here we Are discussing issue #29 and the writers are beginning to do exactly that by moving the story in to a final conclusion in the battle with young Xavier’s Brotherhood first introduced in the ‘Battle of the Atom‘ arc… READ MORE

 

Batman Eternal’ #17

Cover art for 'Batman Eternal' #17 by Dustin Nguyen

Cover art for ‘Batman Eternal’ #17 by Dustin Nguyen

  • Story by Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV
  • Script by Ray Fawkes
  • Consulting Writers: John Layman & Tim Seeley
  • Pencils & Cover by Dustin Nguyen
  • Inks by Derek Fridolfs
  • Colours by John Kalisz

This issue the ensemble nature of ‘Batman Eternal‘ is pushed even further to the forefront as a flashback story tells of a Deacon and his cult in Gotham; Corrigan and Batwing continue to struggle with demons in Arkham, Harper and Red Robin and Sergei Alexandrov in Tokyo and finally Alfred and Julia Pennyworth in Wayne Manor… READ MORE

Grayson‘ #2

Cover art for 'Grayson' #2 by Mikel Janin

Cover art for ‘Grayson’ #2 by Mikel Janin

  • Written by Tim Seeley
  • Plot by Tim Seeley & Tom King
  • Art by Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego & Juan Castro
  • Cover by Mikel Janin

After a successful transition from Nightwing to Agent 37 in issue #1 (checkout our review here!) Seeley continues to write a strong story for Dick Grayson with issue #2 by bringing in more of the emotional side of the story to balance out the spy drama however there’s perhaps a little too much thrown at completely new readers with little knowledge of the lead character for longtime fans to enjoy… READ MORE

Teen Titans‘ #2

Variant cover art for 'Teen Titans' #2 by Cameron Stewart & Nathan Fairbairn

Variant cover art for ‘Teen Titans’ #2 by Cameron Stewart & Nathan Fairbairn

  • Written by Will Pfeifer
  • Art by Kenneth Rocafort
  • Colours by Dan Drown
  • Letters by John J. Hill
  • Variant cover by Cameron Stewart & Nathan Fairbairn

Following up from a very solid issue #1 (reviewed here!) Pfeifer and Rocafort are back with a second issue which continues to push the concept of heroes in a social media world whilst upping the stakes for the titular heroes… READ MORE

 

Batman Eternal‘ #18

Cover art for 'Batman Eternal' #18 by Alex Garner

Cover art for ‘Batman Eternal’ #18 by Alex Garner

  • Story by Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV
  • Script by Ray Fawkes
  • Consulting Writers: John Layman & Tim Seeley
  • Art by Andy Clarke
  • Cover by Alex Garner
  • Colours by Blond

It’s time to take a short break from the dungeons of Arkham and the lights of Tokyo to spend some time catching up with the Bats: Man, Girl and Woman plus Red Hood, Lieutenant Bard and former-Commissioner Gordon in issue #18… READ MORE

Neil Vagg

Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG

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