This Week in Comics: General Zod’s grotesque caboose

A lot happened this week in comics. But I think the one moment that mattered most—the one we’ll be talking about for years to come—is when Clay Mann gave General Zod a badonkadonk and wrapped it in lycra. Sadly, neither Zod nor his bulbous tush actually made it into the interior of Action Comics, so those of us hoping to see him throw down with Supes are going to have to wait a few weeks.

Detective Comics—that other DC mainstaymay have offered no Batman, but it provided plenty of food for discussion in our review’s comments section. What did you think? What else did you read this week?

Action Comics #980

Art by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson

The artwork is great, but it’s not enough to excuse the poor plotting.

– Brian (read the full review)

Batgirl #11

Art by Chris Wildgoose

After reading the first three pages of this week’s Batgirl, I was already gearing up to write a completely excoriating review. And then…a miracle happened!

– Elena (read the full review)

Batman/The Shadow #2

Art by Tim Sale and Brennan Wagner

And maybe that’s what Snyder and Orlando have done best so far with this story: given Batman an honest-to-God challenge that isn’t manufactured out of some narrative convenience.

– Elena (read the full review)

Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #5

Art by Michael and Lauren Allred

More than anything, this issue angered me.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batman Beyond #8

Art by Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo

While I didn’t get the bang that I was hoping for, Batman Beyond #8 still delivers in other ways.

– Josh (read the full review)

Deathstroke #19

Art by Mike McKone and Alex Sinclair

On its own, this is an ok issue of Deathstroke, but it doesn’t do much to advance the crossover.

– Jay (read the full review)

Detective Comics #957

Art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

You could do worse than picking this one up, but be prepared to lean heavily on the art for your enjoyment.

– Brian (read the full review)

Injustice: Ground Zero #12

Art by Matthew Clark and Andrew Dalhouse

This issue has its share of both highs and lows, but one thing Sebela does right is to make the action exciting even if we know the outcomes.

– Elena (read the full review)

Suicide Squad #18

Art by Tony Daniel, Sandu Florea, and Tomeu Morey

…a fun, action packed, high energy issue that sits perfectly in the over-arching narrative that Williams is crafting.

– Josh (read the full review)