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Author Archive: Corbin Pool

Review: All-Star Batman #11

To catch you up: This is the second issue in a new story arc. Batman is trying to capture a device called the Genesis machine before it falls into the wrong hands. However, someone from...

Review: Suicide Squad #19

To catch you up: Amanda Waller greedily thought she could control General Zod for her own gain. Zod went rogue, and blew the top of his head off, so that Waller couldn’t blow it up via...

DCU Spotlight Review: Dark Days: The Forge #1

Synopsis (Spoilers): We open in ancient Egypt with Carter Hall along with other horsemen, as they ride toward something… a metal ship falling out of the sky.   Currently, in the Bermuda...

Review: Suicide Squad #18

To catch you up: Amanda Waller, wanting the ultimate weapon on her team captured the Black Sphere – which is a gateway to the Phantom Zone – and let General Zod out. Placing a Kryptonite...

Review: Suicide Squad #17

To catch you up: Amanda Waller stole a gateway to the Phantom Zone, and pulled General Zod out. Using SCIENCE!… she plants a Kryptonite bomb inside his head, of which she received from Lex...

Review: All-Star Batman #10

To catch you up: This is the beginning of a now story arc, so it’s new-reader friendly. All you really need to know is this is the Globe-Trotting Batman book.   Synopsis (Spoilers): Years...

Review: Suicide Squad #16

To catch you up: A while back, Amanda Waller sent her team on a mission, and they came back with an orb (turned out to be a gateway to the Phantom Zone) and found that General Zod was inside. Waller...

Review: All-Star Batman #9

To catch you up: A few issues back, an ancient bacteria was released from the ice in Alaska, and has spread across the North-Western corner of North America. Everything it touches dies, but...

Review: Suicide Squad #15

… To catch you up… Rustam, former leader of the Suicide Squad is seeking revenge on Amanda Waller. So far, he’s had Rick Flag and Katana chained up and beaten. He’s killed...

Review: Suicide Squad #14

… To catch you up… Rustam, former leader of the Suicide Squad, had Deadshot betray the team and assassinate Amanda Waller. He is currently attempting to get Rick Flag and Katana to join...

Review: All-Star Batman #8

… To catch you up… Some time ago, Batman stopped a bacteria that threatens the life of every breathing thing from being released. However, that bacteria was released anyway. Batman has...

Review: Suicide Squad #13

Synopsis: In an unknown area, we are in Rustam’s hidden base. There, Katana and Rick Flag are held prisoner. Beaten and bloodied, they wait. Flag reaches for Katana’s sword, but...

Review: Suicide Squad #12

“Shot to the heart, And you’re to blame. Darlin, you give love A bad name.” (Guitar rift)   Synopsis: An ambulance raced Amanda Waller to the hospital after receiving a bullet...

Review: Suicide Squad #11

Synopsis: In the halls of Belle Reve Penitentiary, Amanda Waller is confined to her office. She sits there, by herself, drinking whiskey and trying to figure out where Rustam is. However, it’s...

Review: All-Star Batman #7

Synopsis: In Nevada, Pamela Isley is making her way to Death Valley… if it wasn’t for the chatterbox in the convenient store that won’t ring her up. He talks about his kid, and how...

Review: Suicide Squad #10

Editor’s Note: This issue takes place as an epilogue to the Justice League vs Suicide Squad event.   Synopsis: In Alaska, the snow is painted red with blood. Rustam has gotten through the...

Review: Suicide Squad #9

Editor’s Note: This issue ties into the current Justice League vs. Suicide Squad event.   Synopsis: Amanda Waller is briefing her team on their current situation and what their mission...

Review: All-Star Batman #6

Synopsis: In Alaska, a blizzard is whiting out everything. Batman marches his way through the frozen tundra as we get a little backstory on Victor. When he was a child, he had to memorize and recite...

Review: All-Star Batman #5

Synopsis: We pick up where we left off last issue with Batman, Duke, and Two-Face trying to escape from Penguin, Black Mask, and Great White — all the while in the crossfire of the angry mob of...

Review: Suicide Squad #8

Synopsis: We pick up where we left off last issue, with Belle Reve going crazy and General Zod continuing to lay in the tanning booth. Harley has interrupted post-coitus snuggling between Croc and...

Review: Suicide Squad #7

Synopsis: Dr. Harleen Quinzel is running for her life as a crazed Katana chases after her trying to kill her. Harleen runs past a guard, who tries to taser her. Katana dis-arms him (ha!), and Harleen...

Review: Suicide Squad #6

Synopsis: As we pick up up this issue, Flag is firing his gun at Waller, who takes the shot right to the head and dies… And that’s the end of the Suicide Squad! Thank you and goodnight!...

Review: All-Star Batman #4

Synopsis: The story opens overlooking a house out in the country. We go inside to see the place is a wreck. Down in the basement, someone is crying out for help, saying that they’ve been down...

Review: Suicide Squad #4

Synopsis: We continue from where we left off — in an underwater prison in Siberia, where what’s left of the Squad is trapped in between the Annihilation Brigade (apparently Russia’s...

Review: All-Star Batman #3

Synopsis: We start off years ago… Bruce’s parents haven’t been dead long, and Bruce has picked up a habit of practicing with guns and making plans. Alfred, not knowing what to do,...

Review: Suicide Squad #3

Synopsis: Amanda Waller is telling us why a team like the Suicide Squad is needed, as we see the remains of a city after Darkseid War. We join back with the team as they try to fight off Zod. Not...

Review: Suicide Squad #2

Synopsis: We pick up directly after the events of last issue, where the whole team is underwater, in space suits, most of them drowning. A NSA agent shows up to watch the Squad break into a Russian...

Review: All-Star Batman #2

Note: Thanks to Ed on the Comics Podcast for the shout-out! It’s pretty awesome to hear your name mentioned on a podcast you’ve been listening to since you started listening to podcasts....

Review: Suicide Squad Special: War Crimes #1

Synopsis: Secretary of Defense, Mr. George Carmody, has just finished an interview in New York City, and a team of metahumans are waiting for him in a parking garage. They take out his security...

Review: Suicide Squad #1

Synopsis: We open with Amanda Waller making her way toward Belle Reve on a helicopter, while commenting on how she plans to protect the world from the evil that is in it. Belle Reve is a...