Batman ‘89, Batman: Urban Legends and more: The GWW Pull List

Aug 13, 2021

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There’s always a lot going on with Batman, but this week was a particularly busy one for Bruce Wayne — including the Michael Keaton version (Batman ’89). Find what GWW’s writers thought about the big books from this week below:


Batman '89 cover by DC Comics for review
Batman ’89

Batman ’89 #1
DC COMICS

Written by: Sam Hamm
Art by: Joe Quinones
Colors by: Leonardo Ito
Letters by: Clayton Cowles

The long-awaited sequel to Tim Burton’s Batman movies has finally arrived! Sam Hamm, who penned the original movie, is writing “Batman ’89”. The miniseries focuses on Harvey Dent trying to stop the Batman, as he believes he’s the cause of all the bad things happening on Gotham.Matheus Ribeiro CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 10.0


Pennyworth #1
DC Comics

Written by: Scott Bryan WIlson
Art by: Juan Gedeon
Colors by: John Rauch
Letters by: DC Hopkins

This is something for the diehard Alfred fans, or those who miss him dearly after … well, if you know, you know. But, if you’ve never been overly passionate about Alfred, this isn’t for you.

Pennyworth #1 takes readers back to Alfred’s youth and early in his M15 career. There’s potential with that concept, but there wasn’t any moment that hooked readers.Nick Friar

Score: 7.0


Batman: Urban Legends #6
DC Comics

WRITTEN BY: CHIP ZDARSKY; MATTHEW ROSENBERG; MEGHAN FITZMARTIN; JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART BY: EDDY BARROWS, EBER FERREIRA, SCOT EATON AND JULIO FERREIRA WITH OCLAIR ALBERT AND MARCU TO; CHRIS SPROUSE AND KARY STORY; BELEN ORTEGA; TREVOR HAIRSINE
COLORS BY: ADRIANO LUCA; PETE PANTAZIS; ALEJANDRO SANCHEZ; RAIN BEREDO
LETTERS BY: BECCA CAREY; JOSH REED; PAT BROSSEAU; STEVE WANDS

Batman: Urban Legends #6 marked the end of the main story that kicked off this anthology series, which was centered around Red Hood. Of the all stories in this series, that one featured Batman most of all. While we learned something interesting about Batman in Batman: Urban Legends #6, that may not have been the most significant bit of information Chip Zdarsky provided in this issue.Nick Friar CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

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Score: 9.0


You can also check out GWW’s review of Future State: Gotham #4 from DC Comics here.


The Unbelievable Unteens #1
Dark Horse Comics

Written By: Jeff Lemire
Art, Colors, and Letters by: Tyler Crook

Sometimes it’s better not knowing. Just close your eyes and hope that it all goes away. And by “it” I mean the ghost that’s in your apartment. It’s a ghost you had thought you invented for a comic series that you write and draw. Because that’s what beholds our main character Jane Ito in the first issue of Dark Horse Comics The Unbelievable Unteens from Jeff Lemire and Tyler Crook.Emmetdavis7CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.0


Fight Girls #2
AWA/UPSHOT STUDIOS

Written by: Frank Cho 
Art by: Frank Cho
Colors by: Sabine Rich
Letters by: Sal Cipriano

If there is one thing Fight Girls doesn’t lack, it’s action. For that matter, you would be hard pressed to find anything falling short in this book. Fight Girls is more than just a sci-fi action-adventure story. Humor, monsters and now a mysterious new subplot, Fight Girls #2 delivers on all fronts. — Joe GilmoreCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.0


Ordinary Gods #2
IMAGE COMICS

WRITTEN BY: KYLE HIGGINS
ART BY: FELIPE WATANABE
COLORS BY: FRANK WILLIAM
LETTERS BY: CLAYTON COWLES

Kyle Higgins kicked off Ordinary Gods with a jarring ending to the first issue. He following that up with another jaw-dropping ending in Ordinary Gods #2. Both say a lot about what’s in store for readers with Ordinary Gods. 

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This series does not seem to have limits. Things have already gotten pretty extreme through only two issues, though in different ways. It feels like the main character might be safe, but everything else appears to be fair game. And even then, Higgins has shown with other work no one is really safe under his watch. — Nick FriarCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.0


Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures - The Monster of Temple Peak #1
IDW Publishing

Writer: Cavan Scott 
Artist: Rachel Scott
Colors: Vita Efremova & Nichola Righi

The first issue of Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures - The Monster of Temple Peak #1 offers readers the opportunity to glimpse Ty Yorrick during her current monster hunter career and in the past during her Padawan training. This story does a great job setting up a premise that is often overlooked in the Star Wars Universe and legends. While we have seen Vader and others turn to the Dark Side, Ty is no follower of the Sith. Instead her story seems to tell a tale of one who, save for the use of a lightsaber, has forsaken the ways of the Jedi Order.B Ferg

Score: 9.5


Looking for more comic book content? Go check out the latest episode of Geeks WorldWide Radio‘s TLDR podcast, where Joseph Gilmore and Nick Friar discuss comics weekly and talk to creators from the industry — available onSoundCloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

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