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Author Archive: Paul Shanly

Review: Nightwing #33

Overview: Nightwing teams with Blockbuster to fight off a casino full of blockbusterized monsters as Raptor puts his master plan into motion.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens at...

Review: Suicide Squad #29

Overview: The Suicide Squad goes to the Moon to kill a monster.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issues picks up on the moon where Katana and her team (Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, and Captain...

Review: Nightwing #32

Overview: Nightwing and Raptor talk over a game of Blackjack.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens with Raptor narrating over a flashback of the death of Dick Grayson’s parents and an...

Review: The Shadow/Batman #2

Overview: Batman and the Shadow team up again and the villains behind the Silent Seven are revealed.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue opens with at Robin’s hideout in New York where the...

Review: Suicide Squad #28

Overview: The Suicide Squad’s mission in space continues as they meet Rick Flag Sr. and embark on a mission to the moon.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens on the defunct Task Force...

Review: Nightwing #31

Overview: Raptor continues his plans for revenge by attacking Blockbuster as Nightwing looses another ally.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens at the Marcus Casino where a group of...

Review: Batman vs Two-Face

Overview:  Batman and Robin come face to face with Two-Face in this animated spin-off of the 1966 live action series.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead):  The movie opens with an experimental machine...

Review: Suicide Squad #27

Overview: The Suicide Squad launches in to space to investigate a new threat to Amanda Waller.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue kicks off with Boomerang eating a bucket of chicken and...

Review: Nightwing #30

Overview: Nightwing deals with a new romance with Huntress and looks for allies as Raptor returns to Bludhaven.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Nightwing swings through Bludhaven remarking about...

Review: The Shadow/Batman #1

Overview: Batman, Robin, and The Shadow each begin to investigate a new threat, the Silent Seven.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens in on New Year’s Eve in New York City with...

Review: Suicide Squad #26

Overview: Gotham Resistance Part 3: Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Green Arrow, Nightwing, and Robin (for brevity’s sake lets call them the Gotham Resistance Team) face a super powered Poison Ivy as...

Review: Batman/The Shadow #6

Overview: Batman must choose whether or not to become the next Shadow as they fight the Joker, the Stag and his army for the fate of Shamba-La.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Batman wakes up in...

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...