John Kalisz


Green Arrow #44 cover by Alex Maleev

Green Arrow #44 Review: The Past Crimes of Oliver Queen

Oliver Queen is on the run from the Citizen's stirred-up hate mob. He narrowly escapes being killed. Green Arrow and Black Canary think they have a line on capturing the Citizen, but it turns out to be a dead end. Instead, the Citizen releases their next lineup of guilty parties for a social media pogrom, […]

Green Arrow #43 cover by Alex Maleev

Green Arrow #43 Review: The Bensons Return Triumphant

The day starts with Green Arrow and Arsenal saving holdouts from being killed in a building demolition. The man behind the demolition, Jubal Slade, escapes before Ollie and Roy can bring him to justice. After running by Queen Industries, Ollie meets Dinah and Roy for lunch with the intent of telling Roy about the box […]

Jimmy's Bastards #9 cover by Andy Clarke and Jose Villarrubia

Jimmy's Bastards #9 Review: A Brutally Cathartic Finale

Jimmy Regent is being brutally beaten by Junior while Nancy is facing the same from the two other surviving children. Jimmy finds an advantage in Junior's biggest weakness, while Nancy takes an opportunity to get the upper hand on her adversaries. Is it enough? Can Jimmy and Nancy survive the bastards' onslaught? This is the […]

Red Hood vs. Anarky #1 cover by Rafael Albuquerque and Dave McCaig

Red Hood vs. Anarky #1 Review: Fighting for the Right to Party

Selina Kyle and her friends are enjoying her bachelorette party while the Red Hood watches from the shadows to make sure no one ruins the celebration. A potential problem arises when Anarky shows up to cause a riot with a swarm of activists from rival political groups. Can Red Hood and the Outlaws save the […]

Jimmy's Bastards #8 cover by Andy Clarke and Jose Villarrubia

Jimmy's Bastards #8 Advance Review: A Machine Gun Disguised as a Machine Gun

Jimmy Regent has arrived on the island Junior and the bastards are holding out in. However, Jimmy still isn't a good place, and both his confidence and his skills are slow to work this time around. Nancy is hidden somewhere on the island—if she is still alive. Meanwhile, Junior is having issues with his employees. […]

Batman: Detective Comics #980 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson

Batman Detective Comics #980 Review: Batwoman vs. Red Robin

Batwoman distracts the Tim Drake Omac while Batman, Spoiler, and Orphan infiltrate the transformed Belfry. The Bat-Family hopes that they can shut down Tim and Ulysses' control tower and override the Omac drones destroying Gotham City. The story advances more in this issue of Detective Comics compared to the recent two. The team moves definitively […]

Batman: Detective Comics #979 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson

Batman: Detective Comics #979 Review: Full Omactivation

Red Robin has been taken over by Brother Eye and the newest iteration of Omac. This puts him at the mercy of Ulysses, now calling himself the General. The Colony's armored soldiers are also being taken over by Omac and are attacking Batman, Batwoman, Colonel Kane, and the Colony. Back in the Batcave, Orphan is […]

Batman: Detective Comics #978 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Batman Detective Comics #978 Review: A Strong Twist but a Thin Comic

Batman and Red Robin investigate the Colony's soldiers whom gunned down a band of mobsters while Ulysses watches on from his command center. Batman leaves to meet up with Batwoman and her father. Ulysses continues to have a video feed of the events. He is planning something massive, but Red Robin is closing in on […]

Jimmy's Bastards #7 cover by Andy Clarke and Jose Villarrubia

Jimmy's Bastards #7 Review: Battle of the Bastards — No, Not that One

Jimmy Regent seeks out some gear and help for his mission to attack Junior's base. Elsewhere, Nancy launches her own attack on the isle where Junior and his people are hiding out. Junior himself is celebrating his victory, unaware that two people are still out for his blood. Jimmy's Bastards begins its final act with […]

Batman: Detective Comics #977 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Batman Detective Comics #977 Review: Colonizing the Future

Red Robin is shown a future where Batwoman and the Colony invade Gotham and assassinate Batman in his cave by Ulysses. After this, Ulysses makes an offer to cooperate with Tim and give him access to all sorts of future technology acquired from the future Tim Drake. Elsewhere in the present, Batwoman, Batwing, Azrael, and […]

Batman: Detective Comics #976 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Detective Comics #976 Review: Another Dark Yet Absorbing Entry

Dr. Leslie Thompkins works as a therapist for Orphan, and we see one of her last missions alongside Clayface. Batman confronts Red Robin about his plans to restart the Knights Program. Batwoman, Azrael, and Batwing settle into their new roles with the Colony. The Knights Program, which has been the grand experiment behind the plot […]