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REVIEW: Daredevil #600 (Mayor Fisk Undone!)

The New mayor of New York City is the one-time Criminal Kingpin, Wilson Fisk. He has asked his rival and constant thorn in his side Matthew Murdock to be his Deputy Mayor. In a stunning decision, Matt has agreed but in order to keep track of Fisk. Fisk has decided to burry Murdock in Bureaucracy and Red Tape, so he rarely gets to see the light of day (pun intended), but Matt takes this opportunity to listen in on Fisk’s conversations and hear about his plans.


REVIEW: Batman #43 (A Distracting Plot or Pruning the Ivy!)

The conclusion of last issue has Batman goading a Poison Ivy controlled Superman to hitting Batman so hard that he nearly died. Ivy says that since she controls the entire world she was able to use a combination of Science and Magic to piece Bruce back together.

This is a different Poison Ivy in the “Rebirth Universe” by the way. She is more of a fragile victim than an eco-terrorist bent on taking control of the planet for the Green. Batman uses this to appeal to her as a victim. She was forced to take sides in the war of Jokes and Riddles.
Catwoman is keeping Ivy company as Batman is convalescing in a hospital with Superman as a guard, under the watchful eye of Dr. Harley Quinn ( a Traumatic Brain Injury specialist). Hmmm almost like he planned this.


REVIEW: Detective Comics #976 (A Family Divided or Drake to the Future)

This story is the follow up of recent events in which Batwoman made a choice to use an experimental bullet to assassinate Clayface (Basil Karlo). He had become Ten times his size and was wreaking havoc all over Gotham. Cassandra, was infuriated, as she had fallen in love with Karlo, but ultimately the team decides it’s time to part ways with Batwoman.

Batwing and Azrael decide they are willing to follow Batwoman and they join he and the mysterious Colony, an organization with resources similar to Marvel’s Shield.

This story follows three threads, That of Cassandra Cain, Batwoman and her team and Tim Drake.


REVIEW: Batman/TMNT 2 #5 (The Enemy of My Enemy is my Friend)

Bane has taken over New York, he has the Foot Clan under his boot heel. After a terrible battle that the Turtles and Batman barely escaped from, Splinter was brutalized by Bane, and is in critical condition. The Turtles escape but the damage has been done.

Donatello seems to take this harder than most and he decides to test the Venom on himself and become strong enough to take down the Foot and Bane on his own.
Batman and Leonardo try to calm his Rage, but Donatello is succumbing to the effects of the Venom.


REVIEW: Mage the Hero Denied #7 (Searching for Answers )

Kevin has taken a potion to detect the trail of the Questing Beast. Fearing that he is on the precipice of some Epic quest he decides to pursue the trail. Unfortunately he lost track of the time and he was supposed to meet Magda his wife for a fundraiser. Kevin is lost in a Rose Garden seeking the Beast.

Meanwhile Magda is confronted by someone who recognizes that she is a witch, and that someone happens to be the Superintendent of the School system!He also seems to have intimate knowledge of whichcraft and seems immune to her attack of Bewilder Dust.


REVIEW: Green Lanterns #42 (No Good Steed Goes Unpunished!)

Using an App called Caper that would find matches for the Superheroes to date. Simon used it to meet a woman hero named Night Pilot. He discovered that upon their return from Ungara, there are a large number of Super Heroes missing, including The Night Pilot.

Simon and Jessica have enlisted the help of the Scoundrel Scrapps to lead them to the trail of the Abductors, and hopefully the missing heroes. They have recently found information leading them to a system that is controlled by a Church of the Steed. A fanatical Cult that the Green Lantern’s have an accord with to not enter their space without overwhelming evidence of a crime.


REVIEW: Batman #42 (Everyone Loves Ivy or The Ivy League)

Batman and Catwoman are the only two humans on Earth not under the Mind control of Poison Ivy. They are confined to Wayne manor, and Poison Ivy has sent the Justice League to keep them there.

Having prepared for this eventuality, Bruce has handy a serum to counteract Ivy’s Pheromones that took control of the entire Human Population of the Planet. It seems the Meta Humans and the Aliens as well. He was swift enough to inoculate Selina as well. So these two are the only ones free of Pamela Isley’s Mind control.

Superman is dispatched to cover the whereabouts of Batman and Catwoman, and they are confined by Ivy to the Wayne Manor. By the way she knows who Batman is now. So does everyone connected to her, but it seems like they have no memories or recollection, all they do is channel her like a Radio station.