Tag: Comics: DC


Comics: Mera: Queen of Atlantis

Posted 29 July, 2019 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Mera: Queen of Atlantis
By: Dan Abnett (Goodreads Author), Lan Medina (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s purchase

From the pages of Aquaman comes a brand-new adventure starring Mera, in her own title for the first time ever!

Just in time for the Warner Bros. Aquaman feature film, featuring Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera, comes a thrilling new look at Atlantis from Mera’s perspective in Mera: Queen of Atlantis!

As the brutal Atlantean Civil War rages, Mera must keep the peace between the surface world and Atlantis as its newly anointed queen in exile. But when Aquaman’s brother Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master, learns of his homeland’s fate, he feels he must return to Atlantis as its king and savior! But Orm is now torn between his duty to Atlantis and his love for his new surface family–and both he and Mera will clash over the futures they choose to fight for!

From the critically acclaimed author Dan Abnett (Aquaman) and Eisner Award-winning artist Lan Medina (Fables), Atlantis gets a new ruler in Mera: Queen of Atlantis! Collects #1-6.

It’s been a while since I’ve read anything from DC, I think, so here we are. This was on queue for a while, my brother had picked it up (he’s the DC fan between us) and said he liked it enough. Contains some spoilers ahead!

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Comics: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Posted 6 March, 2019 by Lianne in Comics / 1 Comment

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
By: Frank Miller (Writer/Illustrator), Lynn Varley (Colorist), Klaus Janson (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s purchase

Together with inker Klaus Janson and colorist Lynn Varley, writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight’s retirement. This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man.

The Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin–a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors.

But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies, after years of incarceration have made them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout from an undeclared war between the superpowers — or the clash of what were once the world’s greatest heroes?

Celebrate thirty years of one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium with the undisputed classic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, now with a new cover and introduction.

My brother is forever pushing DC titles my way so this was in the cue. I long heard of what a staple this title is to the Batman canon so here I am, finally reading it 🙂

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Comics: Justice League: A League of One

Posted 11 January, 2019 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Justice League: A League of One
By: Christopher Moeller
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s purchase

An ancient evil awakens, one so long forgotten by the modern world that even the Justice League of America is unprepared to meet it. When a prophecy foretells their deaths at the claws of the last dragon on Earth, Wonder Woman must tear apart the League she loves in order to save them. But will that be enough to thwart fate?

A shipwrecked alien on the JLA Watchtower lands the Justice League in the middle of a generations-long war between two civilizations. But the motives of both sides are shrouded in secrets, and when the League attempts to learn the truth, they instead uncover a danger that threatens to unmake reality itself!

Written and painted by master storyteller and artist CHRISTOPHER MOELLER, JLA: A LEAGUE OF ONE and JLA CLASSIFIED: COLD STEEL—collected together for the first time—reveal never-before-seen sides of the legendary Justice League of America, all presented in Moeller’s extraordinary artwork.

My brother bought this volume a while ago and was telling me for ages to read it. So here I am, reading it 😛

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Review: Aquaman: Maelstrom (vol. 6)

Posted 23 May, 2016 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Aquaman: Maelstrom (vol. 6)
By: Jeff Parker (writer)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

The ruthless Chimer—a new villain with links to Aquaman’s past—has arrived to destroy the King of the Seven Seas, and Arthur may not be powerful enough to stop him! Meanwhile, with threat after threat demanding his attention, it’s fallen to Mera to hold Atlantis together, even if most of the city wants her dead! The conspirators hiding in the shadows of the city’s darkest reaches can’t hide forever—but can Mera get to them before Atlantis comes apart?

Find out in these tales from Aquaman #32-40 and stories from Secret Origins #2 and 5!

So, fun fact: this is actually the last collected volume of Aquaman for the New 52! The next issue is the start of the new run (and after my brother and I got spoiled with the premise, we thought it was best that we were ending our collection with this issue (that decision was made beforehand, but learning the plot of the new series just confirmed it)). Anyway, new volume, hurray! It seems like a running theme since they became King and Queen of the Seven Seas that Atlantis is falling apart, but that book blurb does a poor explanation as to what is really going on in this issue. The following contains SPOILERS if you haven’t read the New 52 series to date!

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Review: Aquaman: Sea of Storms (vol. 5)

Posted 11 May, 2016 by Lianne in Comics / 4 Comments

Aquaman: Sea of Storms (vol. 5)
By: Jeff Parker (writer), Paul Pelletier (Illustrations), Sean Parsons (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

The “Sea of Storms” story arc begins with the debut of new “Aquaman” writer Jeff Parker (BATMAN 66)!

The Earth’s crust is grinding to life, releasing deadly volcanoes and bizarre creatures … so humanity’s first instinct is to blame Atlantis! And as the plates pull apart, the pressures of ruling a kingdom under siege are weighing on Aquaman and Mera as well!

Collects “Aquaman” #26-31, “Aquaman” Annual #2 and “Swamp Thing” #32.

It’s been a while since I’ve read an Aquaman title so here we are, volume 5 of the New 52 series! My brother and I were a little iffy whether or not we would continue following the series given the change in writer but we were rather curious whether one particular storyline would make its eventual appearance so we decided to continue on.

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