James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera created a terrifying, yet fascinating, new world full of monsters in their series, Something Is Killing the Children. One of the most alluring aspects of the series was the ever-growing mysteries and background of its protagonist, Erica Slaughter, and the place she came from. Enter House of Slaughter, a series that introduces us to the inner workings of the House of Slaughter and the secret order that turned Erica into the badass killing machine she is today.
Previously on Angel: The schism between Fred and Spike reached a boiling point, despite a heroic gesture on Spike’s part to save Wesley. Despite the arrival of his interdimensional doppelganger in LA, Angel at the end of his rope takes a lucrative offer for a feature film in Romania to get away from it all.
This is a good film and worth watching, but it suffers from one major problem: The title is extremely misleading. If you go in expecting an epic team-up between two awesome and popular DC animated series, leading to mayhem in the multiverse, you will be disappointed.
Quick recap: Okay… so we have three Arthurs running about, each one thinking the others are usurpers and that they’re the one true king of Britain. To throw a metaphorical wrench into their plans, Bridgette roped in Robin Hood and his Merry Men to make things uncomfortable for the Arthurs. Oh, and using the play on the word, “merry,” it would appear that the passage of time can be shortened by joining the group.
Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In an alternate universe, much seems familiar, with the starkest difference being that Willow is the Chosen One. It would appear that there are secrets between Willow and Giles that hint that things aren’t the way they’re supposed to be here…
Last time around, the crew was successful in procuring the medical supplies that Simon needed to attempt to save the life of the monk that the Tax Collector shot. Despite Simon and, in a surprising turn of events, Jayne’s best efforts, they were unsuccessful. Requiem really is living up to its name, huh?
Savage Avengers #1 is back with a fast-paced set up that knows exactly who its intended audience is. While the adult in me prefers a little more time spent on building towards the main story arc, the 13-year-old in me, the one who loves a good John Carter of Mars or Conan the Cimmerian yarn, was quite pleased.
Raise your clan medallion if you are seriously missing the quips of Geralt as he chats with his trusty stead, Roach. As we pine after the people’s Witcher, Dark Horse Books has seen the shiny beacon of reflected light from all our collective Witcher emblems, responding to our call to action with an official graphic novel adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s short story, “A Grain of Truth.” For dedicated fans of the books, many will remember this tale appeared as the third story in Sapkowski’s collection, The Last Wish, originally published in 1993 (Polish version) and much later in an English version in 2007. And for fans of the Netflix series, this story features in the first episode of the second season.
The title of this latest DC Animated offering is a little misleading. At first glance, I assumed it would be a feature-length film, revolving around Constantine. Instead, it’s a series of shorts, which they call the DC Showcase. Constantine: The House of Mystery is just one of them, followed by three others, all standalones.