Monday, February 15, 2016

Superman: At Earth's End - Comics From The Basement

This week I relaunch my comic book series, and I'm going to do it as an actual REVIEW, no more page by page summaries.... and we're starting off with Superman: At Earth's End!

Elseworlds: Elseworld takes a well-known character and plonks them into a potentially wildly different location and situation. This can add some freshness to a character which allows them to act a different way than normal canon might allow. DC Comics literally calls this 'elseworld', while Marvel tends to go with 'What if...'

Plot: The Earth has suffered an apocalypse, and Superman's trying to save Gotham City! But, is there anything worth saving?

Writer: Tom Veitch - Best known for being the writer being Star Wars resurgence with Star Wars: Dark Empire with Dark Horse Comics.

Artist: Frank Gomez, not much known on hi,. but has done a lot of work with DC

Positives of the comic: Superman battles Twin Clones of Hitler, the infamous 'Superman' I AM A MAN meme was born here

Negatives of the comic: Despite spending a year in the Sun, Superman rapidly loses his powers (granted this may be do to age), Superman looks like Santa Claus on Steroids, Superman uses a gun and this comic has the gaul to end with an 'anti-gun' message despite the fact the solution to the problem at hand was to use a gun. Superman gushing over Bruce Wayne

Oddness: Somehow this comic ties itself to World War II, suggesting that the battle against the Nazis forced the arms race, which caused the near destruction of man-kind within the comic's version of history.

Recommendation: Despite being a horrible comic, it's worth having in ones collection if acquired at less than the original market retail price.

Star Trek Online Highlights and Tonight's Trek Tunes Playlist

Ah... just another Thursday which saw Star Trek Online being featured. On this week's broadcast I tore through the bland Breen story arc...