Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Hardy Boys - In Plain Sight

As Frank (Rohan Campbell) and Callie (Keana Lyn) take part in the unorthodox testing for Rosegrave Preparatory School, Joe (Alexander Elliot) and Biff (Riley O'Donnell) attempt to learn something from the piece of fabric left behind at the brick factory. Only the final test of the day is notable, both for earning the pair acceptance to the school and in what Joe stumbles upon in their search. Each of the Hardy Boys learns something important as Frank discovers a hidden door in his Gloria's (Linda Thorson) house during the testing with ties to the symbol his mother was investigating, and Joe discovers the fabric left behind likely came from the coat of a police officer. Frank also meets his mother's high school sweetheart who may be able to provide some information about when his mother's search began.

Green Lantern #3

The Central Power Battery is offline, leaving Green Lanterns stranded across space without the use of their rings. While much of Green Lantern #3 makes use of John Stewart on a planet in the Dark Sector making due without the use of his ring, the rest of the comic catches up with other Lanterns taking us to Oa where Sojourner Mullein has returned from her mission in the Far Sector to try and rally what remains of the Corps.

The Flash - Good-Bye Vibrations

In a season that has often felt like both writers and characters are going through the motions, "Good-Bye Vibrations" puts larger storylines on hold, taking a welcome break from the Forces storyline, to say farewell to Cisco (Carlos Valdes), and to a lesser extent Kamilla (Victoria Park), as the couple prepare to leave Central City behind. The episode doesn't go crazy with flashbacks, but does offer a few callbacks as Barry (Grant Gustin) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) put on such a brave face that Cisco begins to wonder if his friends will miss him at all. The karaoke final scene fits the group well, and its intersting split on the most long-running members of Team Flash sticking with Vibe on his final night while the Citizen crew say goodbye to Kamilla.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Invincible Red Sonja #2

Red Sonja's return to Erkhara as the protector of Princess Zaria doesn't begin easily. Not only does she have to protect the princess against attack, but Sonja's return hasn't gone unnoticed by the kingdom's wizard who has put a bounty on Sonja's head as well. On the eve of the wedding, we also get an attack on Zaria's life and the theft of the crown jewels of the city. It doesn't appear things will get any easier for Sonja in the days to come.

Suicide Squad #4

Things go to hell pretty quickly for the Squad in issue #4. After the team returns with Red-X, Waller attempts unsuccessfully to break the new recruit up until he breaks free revealing he actually wanted to be taken captive.