This Week in Comics: The Happy Harbor Heroes Club

After much anticipation, Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 launched this week. With some serviceable setup at the end of Justice League of America: ConceptionJustice League vs. Suicide Squad, there weren’t too many surprises, but I still enjoyed Orlando collecting his team, and I’m always happy to see Ivan Reis’s work (beautifully colored by Marcelo Maiolo, whose name I’ve been seeing quite a bit lately).

All-Star introduced some new duds for Pam, Detective gave the world more Azrael, and Red Hood and the Outlaws delivered its most impressive issue yet. It was a busy week, but a good week. What are you reading?

All-Star Batman #7

Art by Tula Lotay

The main story is a bit expository, but it’s a great example of Batman being human, and it may be the best Ivy has been characterized in years.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #7

Art by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn

I know I’m being a little ridiculous with this title, but it’s mainly because I find the work itself ridiculous.

– Josh (read the full review)

Batgirl/Robin: Year One

Art by Javier Pulido and Marcos Martin

The characterization is perfect, the plots are strong, and the antagonists are plenty, believable and entertaining!

– Josh (read the full review)

Detective Comics #950

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

All in all, this is a seriously great issue. And at only 3.99 for 38 pages, you’d be passing up one heck of a deal.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Gotham Academy: Second Semester #6

Art by Karl Kerschl

If you were someone who quit reading Gotham Academy because it got so off-track, well, I’m happy to report that this issue puts us firmly back in familiar water.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Justice League/Power Rangers #2

Art by Karl Kerschl

If you like bold action and a traditional us vs. them narrative, you’ll love this all-ages pleaser.

– Elena (read the full review)

Justice League of America: Rebirth #1

Art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Marcelo Maiolo

The characters here are strong, and represented well – solidifying my certainty that Orlando and team will deliver the goods over the next few years!

– Josh (read the full review)

Red Hood and the Outlaws #7

Art by Guillem March

If you’re still sitting on the sidelines waiting for Scott Lobdell to slip up, do yourself a favor and stop it. Lobdell and his team of artists have earned your attention, and they aren’t taking it for granted. Red Hood and the Outlaws #7 may be the best installment yet.

– Brian (read the full review)

Suicide Squad #11

Art by Lee Bermejo

That’s right, “the Wall” hit a wall called “administrative leave.”

– Josh (read the full review)

Titans #8

Art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse

This issue isn’t earth shattering, but it is solid, and serves as a nice prologue for what’s to come.

– Josh (read the full review)