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Author Archive: Paul Shanly

Review: Nightwing #29

Overview: Nightwing, Robin, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc continue there way to Challenger Mountain and confront a superpowered Mr. Freeze.   Editor’s Note: This issue is part...

Review: The Untold Legend of the Batman #1-3

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published at The Untold Legend of the Batman # 1 – 3 as a limited series from July to September of 1980. It can be found in the collected Tales of the...

Review: Suicide Squad #25

Overview: The Suicide Squad rallies together to free a mind-controlled Amanda Waller and stop an army of Suicide Squad’s from killing the world’s superheroes.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead):...

Review: Nightwing #28

Overview: In the finale of the Spyral story arc, Nightwing and Huntress face off against the evil mastermind behind the Spyral’s arms dealing, Mr. Minos.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story...

Review: Batman and Harley Quinn

Overview: In a comedy set in the style of Batman: The Animated Series, Batman and Nightwing begrudgingly enlist a reformed Harley Quinn to stop Poison Ivy and the Floronic Man from destroying the...

Review: Suicide Squad #24

Overview: Batman mounts a rescue of Killer Frost at Belle Reve Prison while Amanda Waller and the Annihilation Brigade put their plan into motion.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead):  The story opens...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #5

Overview: It’s a race against time as a mortally wounded Batman and the Shadow try to prevent the Stag and the Joker from reaching Shamba-La.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens with...

Review: Justice League of America #12

Overview: The Justice League of America enters the Microverse in search of Ray Palmer.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens at the Heaven’s Undercarriage bar in Mammoth, New Jersey...

Review: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Blu Ray Release

Overview: Batman hunts for a mysterious figure killing mobsters and remembers a life before he put on the cowl when an old flame returns to Gotham.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The film opens...

Review: Justice League of America # 11

Overview: Curse of the Kingbutcher Part Two: The Justice League of America faces off against the Kingbutcher while the Atom and Killer Frost continue to search for a cure for Frost’s cold sickness....

Review: Batman/The Shadow # 4

Overview: The Joker and The Stag have Batman captured and it’s up to the Shadow to save him before the Stag executes him and gains entrance into Shamba-la.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Batman...

Review: Justice League of America #10

(Spoilers ahead) The issue opens in the City of Vanity where a man afflicted with fibromyalgia wakes up to find that his wish has been granted and his pain is gone. This is short-lived as a large man...

Review: Justice League of America #9

(Spoilers ahead) The story picks up from last issue with the JLA discovering that Makson, the Tarzan-like man raised by dinosaurs in a lost world dubbed “Monster Valley” is not what he seems and...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #3

(Spoilers ahead) The Stag has combined forces with the Joker, while Batman has the Shadow chained up in an underwater base at the bottom of Gotham harbor and guarded by Alfred. Batman tracks the...

Review: Justice League of America #8

(Spoilers ahead) The story opens in the mysterious “Monster Valley” where a team of S.K.U.L.L. agents are attacking Makson, a Tarzan-like figure who had been living among the dinosaur like...

Review: Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9

The final issue finds Quar and his army attacking the Earth. Lara is branded a traitor by Quar’s followers and is rescued by Green Lantern. Batman and Batgirl drive through the desert in the...

Review: Justice League of America #7

(Spoilers ahead) The issue opens at the JLA Sanctuary with Batman and the team’s new engineer, Xenos with Batman questioning the liberties that Xenos is taking with Batman’s instructions in the...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #2

(Spoilers ahead) The story continues in the French Alps with Batman squaring off against the Shadow, who had moments earlier been Batman’s old mentor, Henri Ducard. The two cross swords while the...

Review: Justice League of America #6

The issue picks up with The Atom confronting Aegeus while the rest of the JLA fights Aegeus’ soldiers in the streets of Penn City. The Ray goes to the aid of Lobo, who has been shot across town by...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #6

(Spoilers ahead) The issue picks up in Gotham City with some time having passed since the last issue, with the Batman character designs now taking their cues from the final season of Batman: The...

Review: Nightwing #20

(Spoilers ahead) Every good run has its average issues. For this reviewer, Nightwing #20 definitely felt quite lackluster and devoid of much driving action – at odds with the momentum of the...

Review: Justice League of America #5

(Spoilers ahead) The story opens in Penn City where a kid opens a trash can to find a severed stoned head and an explosion follows. The story then moves to Happy Harbor where the JLA minus Batman are...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #1

(Spoliers ahead) The issue starts with Bruce Wayne in the French Alps speaking with his old mentor, Henri Ducard. Ducard recalls a story from Batman’s training while holding a Strict Contestor, a...

Review: Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS FROM WARNER BROS.: The Titans are on the hunt for the villainous Brother Blood, not realizing that they might have a traitor among them.   Led by Starfire, the Teen...

Review: Justice League of America #4

The Justice League of America is scattered over the war-torn county of Kravia facing off against members of the Extremists, a radical group of super beings that have taken over the country. The Ray...

Review: Justice League of America #3

Now that Lord Havok has taken control of Kravia, he is shown reaching out to the leader of a neighboring country offering for them to join him.  Meanwhile the JLA meets with the Kravian Resistance,...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #5

Michelangelo and Robin are sent through the portal from the Turtles’ New York to Gotham to access the Batcomputer to track down the Mad Hatter while Batman, Batgirl, and the rest of the Turtles...

Review: Justice League of America #2

The story picks up from last issue with Lord Havok’s hand at the Atom’s throat while the rest of the JLA looks on.  Batman offers himself up to Havok in exchange for the rest of the...

Review: Justice League of America #1

The story opens with Batman and Vixen over the rooftops of Gotham talking about how the JLA was formed to inspire people, not watch from above.  Meanwhile in the City of Vanity, Black Canary and the...

Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #4

The issue opens with Batman walking through a cloud of fear gas and a panicking crowd in the East Village as he chases the Scarecrow down an alley.  Batman then discovers his gas mask has been...