Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Guardians #8 and Batman: The Dark Knight #9 Reviews!

So I picked out two issues that were my two favorite issues out of the ones that I bought yesterday. Those two turned out to be Green Lantern: New Guardians #8 and Batman: The Dark Knight #9. First up...New Guardians.

Green Lantern: New Guardians #8 cover by Tyler Kirkham
Green Lantern: New Guardians #8
Written by: Tony Bedard
Art by: Tyler Kirkham & BATT


  • The Korugarians are sentencing the Weaponer of Qward to death for his membership in the Sinestro Corps
  • Arkillo saves him from death
  • Arkillo questions the Weaponer about where everything is (Central Battery and what happened to the Corpsmen and such)
  • Cuts back to an hour earlier with the New Guardians escaping from Invictus's base
  • The New Guardians find out that the Sinestro Corps has been taken out
  • Arkillo runs off
  • Munk gets called away (for the stuff going on in "Secrets of the Indigo Tribe" over in Green Lantern)
  • Bleez takes charge
  • Back to Korugar...
  • Arkillo and Weaponer fight off an army of Korugarians
  • They escape into the sewers
  • He explains how Sinestro and Hal took down the Sinestro Corps by themselves
  • He reveals that he made his own Yellow Ring not connected to Sinestro's Corps.
  • Arkillo accepts it and he attacks the approaching Korugarians
This was a really good issue. I can't believe I stopped buying this series...what is wrong with me?? Hahaha. I plan to buy this series again. Definitely for sure. Especially leading up to the Third Army event. Can't wait!!! Like I said yesterday...9.5/10
Arkillo is actually really cool. Just saying.

Batman: The Dark Knight #9 cover by David Finch
Batman: The Dark Knight #9
Written by: Judd Winick
Art by: David Finch & Richard Friend

  • We see the Talon that was sent to kill Lincoln March
  • He gets shot in the head by Lincoln (after he stabbed Lincoln in the chest)
  • Cuts back to "Years ago" when the Talon was at Haly's Circus
  • The Ringmaster killed him
  • He walked out of it in a zombie-like state
  • Then he became the Talon for the court but after a while, he became old and futile
  • Turns out, this was the Talon who was supposed to be replaced by Dick
  • He fails to assassinate a target
  • The Court decides to replace him
  • Back to the present when he fights Lincoln. Before Lincoln shot him, he tasered him as well
  • Then Batman shows up and Lincoln pulls the trigger (this is all seen from Batman's POV in Batman #9, which I do believe I reviewed here)
  • He wakes up and begins attacking Batman
  • Bats knocks him out a window tot he ground
  • We then see the Bat-family searching for the Talon, but he has escaped into the sewer
Just like New Guardians, I really enjoyed this issue. Granted it was Judd Winick's writing instead of David Finch's in this issue, so it was bound to be better. I am honestly reconsidering what series I will be buying from here on out after these two issues... So just like New Guardians, this issue gets a 9.5/10. Only reason it didn't get a 10/10 is that the cover and solicit lied and said Tim Drake would be starring in this issue. 
This is the only time you see Tim in this entire issue...