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Author Archive: Corbin Pool

Review: The Batman Who Laughs #1

Overview: Batman breaks his one rule… and then breaks all the rules!   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The Batman Who Laughs is laying down cards, talking about how to play the game. How to be...

Review: Ragman #2

Overview: Overcoming severe PTSD, Rory battles his demons (literally) and saves his father… and possibly all of Gotham City.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): We open with Rory hallucinating....

Review: Batman: The Merciless #1

Overview: Batman gets a new hat and then eats a bomb.   Synopsis: Langley, Virginia. HQ of A.R.G.U.S. – the War Room. Sam Lane, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, Father Time, Mr. Bones, a Colonel...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Dark Nights: Metal #3

Overview: Superman goes to a place where everybody knows his name, and then he turns into a battery.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): In Smallville, Damian and Jon are putting on a rock show for...

Review: All-Star Batman #14

Overview: Alfred comes face-to-face with Nemesis, and saves Batman.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): We open with Alfred talking of how he loved pirate books when he was younger. The stories they...

Review: Batman: The Red Death #1

Overview: The origin of the Red Death is revealed, as he wreaks havoc in the main universe.   Synopsis: We open with a monologue from the Batman Who Laughs, explaining how worlds in the Dark...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Dark Nights: Metal #2

Overview: Batman plays world-wide hide and seek with the Justice League, and then turns into a door.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The Justice League are searching all over for Batman. Superman...

Review: All-Star Batman #13

Overview: We get flashbacks from Alfred’s past, while in the present Alfred rounds up a crew to save Batman from the Black Knight.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): In Bruce’s first week...

DCU Spotlight: Review: Dark Nights: Metal #1

Overview: The Justice League find Gotham City destroyed, and the Blackhawks attempt to capture Batman.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Thanks to Mongul, the Justice League are forced into a...

Review: Suicide Squad #23

Overview: The Suicide Squad capture Killer Frost, angering Batman in the process.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): We open with a flashback from the end of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad. Batman...

Review: Suicide Squad #22

Overview: Harley gets the team out of a pickle and finds out who killed Hack, while Waller is captured and escapes from The People.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The team is standing around with...

Review: All-Star Batman #12

Short Story: Batman saves everyone in the submarine/casino, and then is ambushed by Penguin, Black Mask, Great White, and Hush as they get the better of him.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Alfred...

DCU Spotlight Review: Dark Days: The Casting #1

The Short Story: Batman goes to a dark place as the DC Universe looks to having a potential Crisis.   Synopsis (spoilers): We continue to read from the journal entries of Carter Hall, aka...

Review: Suicide Squad #20

The Short Story: Amanda Waller has a job opening and fills it.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): We open with Waller interviewing Katana, who is willing and ready to take on the responsibility of...

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...