Who Is Mysterio

My First Experience



Good Evening, Everyone and welcome back to C&M Comic Hub! Sorry for the late post, but you knew what you were getting into when you log into this blog (Ha-ha)! I hope you all are doing amazing! There are exciting things that are happening in the next 27 hours, and I know you know what the cause of that will be. ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is coming out tomorrow (by the time this is published it will be the morning of. How many of you are excited to see Tom Holland play Peter Parker/Spider-Man again? I know that I am. I think that Tom Holland is an amazing actor, and he is perfect for this role. I know some people prefer Toby Maguire, and I can see why, but Tom is the perfect age and attitude of a 15-year-old boy in high school with superpowers.

In preparation of this movie, I had the chance to read the first appearance of Mysterio! Luckily, three days ago, Chris and I went to the comic shop to see if our issues we’ve been waiting for had come out. Right on the counter, there was a reprint of the Amazing Spider-Man issue that introduces Mysterio for only $1.00. Who wouldn’t pick up that up, right?

In this comic book, Spider-Man is viewed as a criminal by the city of New York because of certain actions he can’t seem to remember. Spider-Man is stealing from the citizens?? What are you talking about? Peter thinks that he is doing these bad things while he is asleep and thinks about going to see a psychiatrist. Upset by these revelations, he doesn’t even want to close his eyes but unfortunately, his eyelids shut, and the night goes by silently. Or so he thought. Spider-Man is spotted being a menace to the public again. Peter, being worried about helping Aunt May with bills, along with the fact that the city thinks of him as a villain, starts to stress him out more and more, affecting his mood and the way that he acts, which is now rash and direct.

Convinced he needs to see that psychiatrist; he swings by and sticks to the wall of the doctor’s office. The doctor being excited, tells Spider-Man to come in, relax, and to say whatever is on his mind. The doctor is trying to move his career forward by being the first professional in his field to psychoanalyze a Superhero. Spider-Man sees that this was a mistake immediately leaves the office as the doctor calls out for him.

Later, Mysterio contacts J.J. Jameson saying that he is capable of beating Spider-Man in battle. Jameson, being all for that, agrees to meet with him, not thinking the situation through. Mysterio suddenly appears in the corner of the office and hands Jameson a note.

Spider-Man goes off to meet the Mysterious man, but unfortunately, it did not go well for our favorite high school superhero. He is beaten every way to Sunday, which boggles the mind of the young hero. Finding no way to win, he decides that he needed to get away and get away fast! Off the bridge he jumps. Quickly he descends towards the water below. A police helicopter (which is called a “Police Whirly-Bird” by Peter) comes to scoop up Spider-Man and take him into custody, but no one can catch him! He’s too smart and too fast for you!

Relief floods Peter as he knows that Mysterio is the culprit of the theft. He doesn’t know how it was so, but he knew it was him! Next time that they meet, it’ll be a lot different!

J.J. Jameson introduces Mysterio to the public as the hero that New York always needed. He was the one that defeated the local menace Spider-Man and is now the city’s new hero. Peter Parker is introduced to Mysterio, and while everyone was distracted, he slipped a tracking device in the pocket of the mysterious stranger. Now, he has a way of finding him when no one else could.

“Mysterio is a real crime fighter! He’s not afraid to meet people and to be interviewed as that cowardly Spider-Man was! And once Mysterio has defeated Spider-man for good, he will reveal his true identity exclusively to my newspaper! It’ll be the scoop of the century for me! Right, Mysterio” -J.J. Jameson

“Right! Just as long as you remember the money you promised me!” -Mysterio

That was just a small part of who Mysterio is and was in the comics. He was in it for the fame and for the glory of being the one that defeated the Amazing Spider-Man! Who else in the world was able to say that?

Soon after that transaction was completed, Mysterio disappears into the mist not knowing that Peter was tracking him. Swinging onto the scene, Mysterio is taken aback as he doesn’t understand how Spider-man could have found him! Gaining his composure back from being surprised, his arrogance shows as he tells Spider-Man how he did what he did!

Outsmarted again, Spider-Man brought a miniature recorder that would capture all of Mysterio’s confession!

“A miniature recorder!! BAH! It will do you no good! I’ll destroy it—after I’ve defeated you!” -Mysterio

PAUSE! I just want to mention that Mysterio’s face (which you can see in these picture) looks just like Leonard Nimoy (Spock from Star Trek). Carry on!

A fight scene breaks out and Peter figures he should take pictures on the fighting so that he can sell them to his boss. Since Mysterio showed his hand to Spider-Man, it was a lot easier to defeat the mystery man. As it wraps up, Spider-Man carried Mysterio back to the police department and handed them the tape to prove his innocents. Before doing this, Peter drops off the fighting photos to J.J.’s office.

Spider-Man’s name is cleared of all charges and is free to do as he wishes. Stopping in on J.J. while he is in his office, he mocks J.J. for being wrong about him 100% of the time. Webbing J.J. to the ceiling, he swings off to the bright city ahead!

Thank you all for reading my easy read comic talk! I love this comic! This is my first Spider-Man comic and I am so glad that I got to start off with this issue. I think it is super smart of Marvel to re-release original looking comics in time of the release of a movie. This way, the fans can get a refresher of the storyline, and a refresher of the new villain in the series.

Now, in the trailer, Mysterio looks like he is trying to help Peter in a battle. Is Mysterio the one that created this battle so that he can see what Peter is capable of. To spend time with him and learn of his emotional state, what is he planning in this film?

I did a review of the trailer about a month and a half ago, which you can find in this link if you click it. https://candmcomichub.com/spider-man-far-from-home

I didn’t get to say much about Mysterio because I honestly didn’t know that much about him and I didn’t want to talk about something that I didn’t know much about. Now that I got to read the first appearance of this character, I feel like I know a lot more than before! Seeing the original art and how the speech patterns have changed is do amazing. If you have the ability, I would will you to go and buy this comic as soon as you can from your local comic shop (LCS).

Thank you all again for coming to read my thoughts. I know that you could be anywhere on the internet right now, but you choose to spend time here with me. I’m so happy that I get to bring you content that you like. I just sent out our first ‘Interview Questionnaire’ to a man that loves Star Wars. We would love to be able to get a lot more people to be interviewed, so if you would like to share your ideas or how you feel about a certain movie, comic, series then I would love to have you featured on our site! E-Mail us at candm.bodenmiller@gmail.com.

Have an amazing time at the movies!


Last Knight On Earth: Comic Introduction

Last Knight



Cover Art: Chaotic, bright colored, powerful, anger from batman, menacing joker. You can tell that there was a lot of time spent on picking out art for the two covers.

It’s that time again! Hey Everyone and welcome back to C&M Comic Hub! I’m here to talk about the latest Batman series to have come out. It actually just came out today! Well, by the time I post this it will probably be more accurate to say it came out yesterday, but you get my drift. I hope that you all are having a fantastical week so far! Since I didn’t say it to my days ago, I would like to finally say, Happy Memorial Day! It was days ago, but I hope that you all had a good one!

As some of you have known for the past couple of days, I have created a Twitter for C&M. I have just started it, and we already have a nice amount of people to follow and an amazing amount of people following us back! I haven’t said it on there, but I have no idea how to interact with other people on social media (Ha-ha)! Even on here I get ‘star struck’ when a fan comments on a post! Everyone is super amazing, and I can’t wait for this site to grow and get better as time moves on.

I know what you all are here for, so don’t let me keep you from it!

What would it be like if our beloved Batman wasn’t who we thought he was? What if he was in Arkham Asylum as a patient? Would your views on him change or do you think that this just an insane storyline? Could this one man be the whole reason on why Batman and other superheroes exist?

I have been waiting for this series to come out for a very long time now. I like to come up with theories of how to make Batman’s (or any other hero’s) story that much more different. The magic of it all is that there are an infinite number of universes! You can’t be wrong because there’s nothing to tell you that you are wrong! Coming up with Batman universes has always been interesting to me because I am on my way of graduating from college with a bachelor’s in psychology. I have big hopes of becoming a mentor for younger people. When I do graduate and have more under my belt, I might want to carry out an idea that I have had for such a long time. I’ll tell you about it after I get done with this review! I have always wondered what it would be like if Bruce Wayne was actually a patient in Arkham Asylum. It wasn’t as detailed at this comic was, with tons of logical explanations of events, people and things you could find in the Bat-Cave.

Examples of Details of Logical Explanations

  • Bat-Cave = Padded Cell
  • Cowl = Straight Jacket with a helmet and alterations attached
  • Multiple Languages Spoken = Learned from Asylum Library
  • Fighting = Learning from gymnasium
  • Villains = Doctors
  • Giant Penny & T-Rex = Actual penny and toy T-Rex hidden in wall of padded cell

The beginning is something of dark, twisted and very serious atmosphere. It begins with a narrative from Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s family Butler. He speaks as if he is remembering something from the past, but also as an ongoing event. There is a person that is going around town with white outlines of dead people. Outlines that were probably of the people who have died in Gotham because of Batman, but that’s just my guess. After a whole bunch of them, the image that it was made into was a huge white outline of Batman’s death. His destination (where his heart would be located in that huge body) is positioned in Crime Ally where his life ended and began.

I know what you’re thinking. “What’s gonna happen next? I’m hooked on this storyline because you, Kay, are super good at telling stories!” Well…first off, I’d like to say thank you to that wonderful thing you just said. It means a lot to me. I know you most likely said it in your head, but I could feel the love through the screen. I’ll stop wasting your time now. Just needed and ego boost. Second, I will give you just enough information so that I don’t ruin the experience for you and so that I leave a “taste of want” for this comic. You get your money’s worth because the art is spectacular, and the conversation and the momentum of the storyline is outstanding. You will love what you just invested in. And also, there is no other storyline that even covers this type of situation! I might be wrong, but I don’t want to be.

As I said, I won’t go into too much of details in this post, because I don’t want to spoil someone’s day/night because they want to read it themselves. There are a bunch of people doing reviews, but I am here to say, I loved this introduction. (Side note: I know that there is a podcast on YouTube that covers comic related things. Not sure if he is going to do this series but he might. I’ll keep an ear out for it) It was well crafted. The settings of the scenes were amazing. The emotions that they try to convey on each picture comes in clear. You feel bad for Alfred. You feel Bruce’s anger, sadness, confusion, and vulnerability as he screams for Alfred. Story telling has been an art form for many generations, and I am happy to say, it is one of my favorite things on this earth.

All throughout the book, the art was beautiful and graceful but somehow very rough. I’ve noticed that the comics that have come out for the New 52 have been more…gruesome. There’s a lot of blood. Killings. Signs of self-doubt, even in the strongest heroes. There’s more realism in these characters and I enjoy that a lot. I’ve always liked darker things to read about and to watch. I feel like this season of comics are more interesting to the artists because they are coming out with some crazy universe! I love it!

There are a bunch of people talking about what their favorite part of this issue is, and I would say that mine would be the name of the main doctor. Dr. Redmond Hudd. If you are a Batman fan, then I think that you will know this name and what it sounds like. I know that comics can be confusing for a lot of people, but with a lot of dedication, you could try to get a clearer picture of timelines and who is who. The name of the Doctor sounds just like, Red Hood, who Joker use to go by. Later in the franchise, Jason Todd took on the persona after being revived by the Leader of the League of Assassins. They have a magical pool of water that will heal everything. You can see it in comics, but the easier way to find it is in the T.V. shows of The Flash and Arrow. Super cool stuff. I just felt like that detail was amazing to see. I hope that I am right about that because this would be pretty embarrassing if it weren’t the case (Ha-ha)!


Batman has come up to 80 years of being around! I’ll be 45 by the time he has been around for 100 years, and that gives me hope for the future too.


You would think that I described at least half of this first comic issue, but I only described about ¼ of it. There’s so much more to this story that I would have to write several pages to even get close to the masterpiece that it was. This story turns into an exciting ‘Mad Max’ type way that explored on what depths of humanity that Bruce would want to save. Joker turns up, but only as a head! He’s still alive, but there’s no explanation of why he can still talk. The back and forth between Batman and Joker are great. You can see that they are, in unusual words, close to one another, which is true! They are faces of the same coin, but how does it play out. Batman carries Joker’s head in the glass container by his side for most of this book. Joker has a lot to say because over 25 years, Joker has been alone, buried in the sand. Only by luck does he get found by his favorite person.

This is going to be only a limited edition, three-part story under the adult ‘Black Label’ imprint. This is the last storyline between the two greats, ‘Snyder’ and ‘Capullo’. Having that knowledge, I would highly recommend getting your hands on this series as fast as you can! They won’t last very long. I was so scared that I waited too long to go and get our own copy, but luckily, my local comic shop (LCS) ordered a bunch of them! *pew* This series has been coming to light for little over 5 years. That that magic of comics. They have surprises that you don’t expect!

If you want to read an in-depth recap of this series, I found this page that does a really good job about setting up the story. Just click the link above!

Short but sweet-continuing on what I was talking about earlier in this post about the Psychology degree I’m trying to get. And if I had the level of education under my belt that I could teach kids about psychology. For one of the papers that I would want to assign my students would be for them to pick a character (mostly comic related) and try to diagnose that said character! How amazing would that be!

Thank you for coming to visit our site again! If you are new here, then I think that you should become one of our fans! We would love to have you back! Thank you for taking the time to read my rambling as well.




A DC Zombie Tale

This is the comic cover that I liked the most out of the three other covers! Cool right!?

Hello Everyone! I hope that you are all doing wonderful and we hope to brighten up your day any way that we can. We found a deadly new comic that I think you all will love! There’s a new series that has just came out this month, and we thought that you might like it! If you like Zombies and if you love DC, then I think that you all would enjoy Dceased. Yes, that is how it is spelt, I thought it was a super creative of spelling (Ha-ha)!

So far, there is only one issue out for sale, which was up for sale on May 2nd of this year (obviously). It will be a 6-issue series throughout (what it seems) 6 months, so the last issue will be available in October. You might be thinking of the Marvel Zombies, but it’s pretty interesting twist on how this world came to be.

I encourage you to go out and get your hands on this series. It’s fun to read, interesting to look at, and a bit unpredictable. The artwork is the die for! Even though, in this post, I describe what happens though the whole issue, it’s still worth looking at. I can’t wait for this series to conclude!

Also, before I forget, each comic cover in this series will take inspiration from a different horror film. The first cover is of “IT” a Stephen King original. Enjoy!

My Short Read-Through, For You!

  • Starts with Darkseid talking about monsters are real. Sound that was never head before. Superman breaking the jaw of a god (Darkseid).
  • He agrees that he will not come back to Earth because he was able to get what he wanted. Dun-dun-dun-duuuuuuun! It’s Cyborg.
  • Darkseid possess ½ of the Anti-Life equation (he possesses the Motherbox), Darkseid found the rest in cyborg. (Seems like Vic is the answer to all, lately. I’m not made about it. Nice to see his character being used more.)
  • Vic makes a sly remark towards Darkseid about him being dramatic, he does not like that, “Desaad. remove his tongue”. It’s blocked from our viewing, but we can see that Vic is struggling/panicking. After a short while, his system grew him a new tongue.
  • Darkseid summoned death (Black Racer) who tries to get to Cyborg. The plan that Darkseid has is in need to keep Vic alive or else it would be changing the equation (for the worst) forever. They took a piece of death and added it to cyborg.
  • Darkseid was infected with the pure knowledge of the equation, which drew his mad. Desaad is immune to disease and tried to send away the equation, in a panic, by sending cyborg away. Too late.
  • Darkseid tried to kill himself by jumping into Apokolips’ Core but in the end, it unleased the disease to the world. Blowing up planet.
  • Virus was spreading through social media on Earth 0. As the equation was being read, shared on through social media. People who saw it went mad to which they wanted it out of their heads. Becoming violent, becoming enslaved to the equation.
  • Superman sees what’s going on and rushes back home to try and prevent Jon, Lois and it turns out Damian from the equation. Luckily, Superman made it home before anyone could get online.
  • Damian is worried about his father, but Superman knows that, if anyone in the world is save, it would be Bruce Wayne.
  • Batman tries to black out home from internet. Too late. Goes to look for his family to make sure they are okay. He knows that Damian is at the Kent’s, so he needs to check out the Manner for his other kids and Alfred.
  • We see that Dick Grayson (Nightwing) and Tim Drake (red robin) in the kitchen. Alfred is okay but there is a problem. Alfred doesn’t know what to do!
  • Tim bites Bruce’s forearm first. Bruce tells Alfred to run. Dick bites Bruce’s neck and digs his nails into Batman’s chest all the while Bruce yells at Alfred to RUN!


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Comic Book Series: Dark Nights Metal



Hello Everyone and welcome back to C&M! We haven’t been posting about much more than movies because it seems like there’s a new film every week to see. I pretty much live at my local theater! Sometimes they take a long time to review (me trying to review Aquaman), but I am glad that I get to do so. Since I decided not to spoil Avengers: Endgame for my loyal readers, I thought that I should catch up on my comic book readings.

We have a lot of series that we are trying to acquire, so we tend to find ourselves at the shop at least once a week. On Wednesday, our shop lays out the new issues of continuing series We travel to our preferred shop to rummage through the new finds. Right now, we are trying to keep up with the series of “The Batman Who Laughs”. We’ll be reviewing that series too, as soon as it is finished, don’t you worry about that.

As we were picking up the new issue, we decided not to be too hasty in leaving, and started to look around. I noticed that there were some issues of the “Metal” series. I knew that what I needed wasn’t going to be there, but in the slightest chance I would be wrong, I should look anyway. I was missing Suicide Squad #26 and Metal #6 at this time, and I knew that when they were off the shelf, they were gone, unless you wanted to buy from online.

Shifting through the stack, I noticed that all of the tie-ins were not there, which was to be expected (I had recently found the Nightwing #29 in a Second and Charles store (SO LUCKY!)).

I arrive at the end of the stack, and I find Metal #6 with the foil letters (I think it’s called foil) and my heart started to sing. I wonder if I missed the Suicide Squad one, but I quickly see that I didn’t. I’m not bummed out though! You can still read through the series without getting all of the tie-ins, but luckily, I won’t have to give up too much of the storyline.

A few days ago, I finally read all, but one, of the series, and it turned out to be an amazing journey. If you have not the slightest clue on what the Batman: Metal series is about; I will have a summery of it for you. I would like to give you part of the summery, in my own words, not because I am lazy (which could be the case for a couple of my post (Ha-ha)) but not for this one. I would like to give you just enough to where if you wanted a quick brush up of the characters and plot, but not too much to where I tell you the whole story. I would like to inspire people to go out and read these comic books because I think they are worth the money. If you don’t want to pay for each individual one, you can go and get an actual graphic novel that contains all of the storyline so that you don’t have to hunt down missing issues. In all honesty, I like the smaller issues. It’s my own preference but there is nothing wrong with getting the actual book. It’s ten times easier but you usually have to wait until the series is done or on its last issue before you can get the actual book. I don’t like waiting (Ha-ha!).

Partial Summary of Metal:

To everything, there needs to be a balance. Something to counteract what there is of good, and what there is of bad. What there is of light, and what there is of darkness. Though there has been a struggle for power on both sides, they seem to become equals to one another. Where is there to be joy without knowing there is pain? It makes the joyous times seem sweeter to the touch. Where is there pain without joy? It makes the pain seem more like agony.

This storyline opens up the idea that there are not only the 52 universes on this Multi-verse, but there is also something called Dark-Verses. That there are universes that seemed like nightmares that Batman had which could be described as fears, regrets or guilt. We get to meet the seven Dark Knights right away to build up all of the mass of devastation. With just the main storyline, there are six issues in this series. If you pair up all of the tie-ins, there are a total of twenty-five issues in the whole series. Now, you do not need to collect all of the tie-ins, but it does add to the value of the story telling aspect.

I think I am pretty good about simplifying things to the absolute basics, so I’d like to make sure that we are on the same page. If you don’t know about the Multi-verse, it’s a thought of outside of our own universe, let’s say A, there are, also, other universes that we are aware of B, C, D, etc. They all have about the same people in their world, at the same time as the A-Universe, but some events are different in each and every one. Like:

  • Bruce Wayne gives up being Batman because he wants a family.
  • Bruce Wayne decides that being a public face, such as a Major, would be more effective than being the Bat.
  • Bruce Wayne never decides to be Batman and enjoy being a Billionaire.
  • Bruce Wayne was shot instead of his father and mother.

This storyline is to expand on the idea that, since there are so many series in which Batman is the good guy and keeps his morals, why don’t the artists and writer come up with something completely different for our mask vigilante. What if our Batman’s fears, regrets or guilt came to life? For you to get engrossed with each of these Dark Knights, you’ll have to think about what their thought process was and how they came to be. No matter where all of you, my readers, come from, I’m thinking that you all have at least a basic understanding of how Bruce Wayne became the Caped Crusader of Gotham. In the quickest way of summarizing, Thomas, Martha and Bruce Wayne leave theater. Walking down Crime Ally. Mysterious man kills parents. Vow to stop others from feeling the way he does. Sees bat. Batman.

All of these dark versions of our Batman have the same set up, but they make different decisions than our Batman would have. And they are decisions that Bruce had thought of, but never acted on them. The act which releases these horrors to the world is the cause of Bruce investigating something he shouldn’t have. It pulls from different eras and experiences that our Hero has been apart of over a couple storylines.

Red Death: Earth -52.

Batman is tired of losing to criminals and being too slow to take care of them. He’s tired of his loved ones being hurt by him not being everywhere at once. Figuring that, if he were to speed up, there would be no way that criminals could outrun him. The Flash is the fastest man in the world, as he likes to say, to which he draws power from the Speed Force. Bruce studied Flash’s Cosmic Treadmill in hopes of harnessing his own powers from the Speed Force.

Now, thinking of the Flash, there’s no actual way that most people, without superpowers, could catch Barry Allen. If he wanted to, he could run to a different city faster than you could say your own name. But because he wants to help his distressed friend, he stays to talk/dodge advances. Though Bruce does not consist of superpowers, he does have the mind of a genius. He has studied his super-friends to a T. He knows how to stop them if they go insane and become unmanageable. He knows the patterns in which Barry fights or avoids fighting. That’s where he got him. WHAM! Right in the cranium, and down Flash goes.

Strapped to the hood of the improved Batmobile (consisting of the upgrades with the Cosmic Treadmill), Barry wakes up to a high speed. Panic fills Flash as he confusingly looks around to figure out what is happening. Bruce tells Barry that he needs to take the Speed Force away from him because he could use it better than him. Bruce decides this is the time to explain that he will be stealing the Speed Force from Barry but that alarmed Flash more than anything. Going this fast and trying to access the Speed Force was very dangerous. To the point where it was going to rip them both apart from the force. Bruce is counting on it, and it ends with them being morphed into one being. Standing as new, Red Death was born. Bruce was in control of their body, and Barry was acting as a consciousness that would be ignored through the series until the very end.

Murder Machine: Earth -44

Bruce is watching a recording of Alfred being tortured by a variety of villains, mainly Bane. Bane uses his signature move of breaking the back of Alfred. Bruce watches this over and over again as Alfred’s funeral is in progress just upstairs. The main members of the Justice League find Bruce enveloped into the screen. Over and over he watches as Alfred refuses the villains what they want. Over and over, Bane breaks the back of Bruce’s father figure. The last of his family before Batman.

Everyone tries to get Bruce to come upstairs and say his goodbyes to Alfred, but there was no budging. Everyone started to file back up the stairs, but Bruce calls for Cyborg to stay behind. Bruce has been thinking of a way to get the consciousness of Alfred to be uploaded into a system so that he can have his family back. Cyborg was fairly hesitant but who wouldn’t want to help out a friend from hurting?

Turns out it was a bad idea. A bunch of Pennyworth’s were appearing all around town, killing all of the supervillains. Alfred comes back to the manner and repeatedly asks to be let in, so that he could be of service. Cyborg advises against it, saying that Bruce needed to move on from his loss and seek help. Bruce knows best and does what he wants. Alfred is let in and transforms/morphs with Batman. Cyborg continues to try and help, but Murder Machine grabs onto Vic’s head and rips out his spine!

Dawnbreaker: Earth -32

It all begins in Crime Ally. A shot was fire. Thomas and Martha drop dead leaving an 8-year-old Bruce stunned. The criminal tries to ditch the scene, but in a fraction of a second, the young heir of the Wayne’s decides to run after him. The ‘Will’ that he had to muster up was enough to attract and maintain a Green Power Ring from the Green Lantern Corp.

Now, thinking about another person that possesses a Ring such as this, you would think that the young Bruce Wayne would act along the lines of him (Hal Jordan, John Stewart or Jack Ryder). No. He is a young boy that had just witnessed the death of his only family that he has ever known. This criminal was going to die a painful death. He will get his revenge!

Coming back to the murder scene, he tries to re-animate his parents.

Thomas: “Bbbrrrrruuuce…”

Martha: “We looooooove youuuu…”

Seeing that there was no hope, Bruce flies away, leaving his beloved parents in the dirt of that crime populated ally. He feels nothing but loneliness in his soul, and nothing could make it better.

Villain after villain, he finds and kills in creative ways. Bruce found Penguin and all hell broke loose. When this Green Lantern finds you, you knew that you were going to die a very unfortunate way. Bruce picks Penguin up and flies him up to space. Pleading to be let go, but nothing changes. Green Lantern carries him into the chilled space that surrounds out very world and lets go of him. Controlling meteors, he rips Penguin apart, leaving his inside to float forever in Space.

Commissioner Gordon calls on Green Lantern to come and talk on top of the precinct, which I can see is always an uncomfortable experience for Gordon. He asks where all of the villains gone and where has he taken them. Bruce gets to be on the offensive and warns Gordon to let it go. The Commissioner calls out Bruce’s name, which was a surprise, but not really. Bruce was still young and not too good at hiding his feelings, but did he really have to? He had the most powerful weapon in the world on the radius of his ring finger.

“Shut up Gordon! You have a Daughter, right? Sad. She’ll have to grow up without her father…Alone.” Using his ring, he vaporizes Gordon to nothing.

That was the last straw for the Green Lantern Corp. You do not kill innocent beings just because you can! Bruce has made up his mind that he is absolutely alone. No one could ever be his friend or family. Everyone deserves to feel the way that he feels all of the time. Heads start to get ripped off and the darkness surrounds the other Green Lanterns, which they have no idea on how to fight them. Their Light does nothing to help them out because it’s not just darkness, its evil. It’s a corrupted mind. Everyone dies but Bruce who decides he is neither Bruce Wayne nor a Green Lantern. He will forever be called, Dawnbreaker.

Drowned: Earth -11

Bryce Wayne is the daughter of the well-known Wayne couple. She grew up and became the hero of Batwoman (in this Universe, all of the characters switched genders). Sylvester Kyle (Selena Kyle in our Universe) was the love of her life. As their lives grew together, so did their love. When everything was going swimmingly, Atlanteans show up with the female version of Aquaman leading the group to present a peaceful treaty, in which both worlds knew of one another and lived in harmony. Bryce was cautious of the new-comers and didn’t trust them just the same. Turning out that she was correct, the Atlanteans proved themselves to be of nasty beings that want to take over the land, and reform it into the depths, killing all of the citizens in it. Sylvester was one of the unlucky one that suffered and died after the attacks.

Drowning in her emotions and grief, she starts to study her enemy. How they move. How they live. What their bodies were composed of and how it is that they can breathe under water. Experimentation proceed quickly, using her own body as the tester. There was no time in which she could use someone or something else. For her to do surgery on herself, she programed a robot to do specific things to help alter her body so that she could get the desired effect. During this process, she was completely conscious and without pain medicine, just to be sure that she was as sharp minded as ever.

There seems to be the skeleton of a Trench creature in her lab, which could be where she got all of the DNA and gear for her experimentation.

Altering the structure of even more Trench creatures, Bryce created her own monsters that would be loyal to her and her alone. Though Bryce did hunt down and kill the remaining Atlanteans, there was an emptiness in her that could never be filled again. Not until the One Who Laughs showed up to give her meaning again.

Merciless: Earth -12

Bruce and Diana were lovers and partners in battle, as seen on the first page that you flip to. Wonder Woman and Batman both understood and knew of the terrors that the helmet that Ares had created was a mistake. For two years, they have looked and planned out how they were going to apprehend it and destroy it. Sadly, Diana was hurt badly and lost consciousness. Bruce is holding her limp body as Ares (her brother) stands before them. Batman cannot hold onto his grief and screams up into the heavens about the loss that he was enduring. Ares begins his speech about how any efforts were mute and how dare Bruce challenge the God of War himself!

The dangers of the helmet was that it cleared your mind of your morals. You gain a sense of righteousness. All you were doing was letting go of guilt and wrong doing and the helmet would do the rest for you. It needed to be destroyed because of its ability to alter someone’s mindset so easily that they, themselves, would hurt others in the struggle for power.

Putting on the helmet, Batman became more powerful than ever before. No more holding back. No more losing. He was going to have his revenge upon Ares. Just as you think that Diana was dead, she sneaks up and tries to destroy the helmet off of Bruce’s head. Not liking that, and seeing it as a betrayal, she is killed by her lover and comrade. Grief hits Bruce back a little bit, but the lust for power grew stronger and stronger as the minutes rolled by.

Killing was the mercy that he could show the ones that wouldn’t have to suffer from life anymore. All of the people that die wouldn’t have to carry the burden that Bruce would be carrying. Though he misses Diana, he sees her death as a dignified and merciful way of leaving this world. To all of the people that he was leaving alive, they were to worship him and praise his life. Steve Trevor (Diana Prince’s first love) would stay alive. He was hated by Bruce because he was jealous of the relationship that he and Diana had. Steve was to worship and praise the thrown of Batman as long as he should live.

The skies grow dim and the world starts to stink of death, but not from surrounding bodies, but from the earth. The Merciless would be sucked into a dying world unless he accepts the invitation of becoming Barbados’ subordinate.

Devastator: Earth -0

Superman goes insane and tries to kill everyone. Bruce is trying to hold back and try to reason with Clark on a friendly level, but Superman is having none of that. He slices Batman’s arm off, with his heat vision, that was holding a staff with a green Kryptonite on the top. A weapon to go up against the Man of Steel, but it doesn’t serve a purpose if it isn’t close enough.

Bruce is seriously hurt. Not just physically but emotionally too. Clark was brother. His best friends in all the universes, it was Clark and Bruce against the world. Sure, they had their differences, but they both possessed something the other did not, but together they were the whole package.

Superman begins to belittle Batman/Bruce by saying that everyone used to say that, in a hand on hand combat, that Batman could possibly defeat him. How Bruce’s mind could be the super power equal to the brute strength that he possesses, and yet poor little Batman was laying on the ground, crying and pleading. Hearing this come from his closest friend began to break his heart even further. The amount of trust, hope and devotion to his friend began to create a depression deep into Bruce’s mind. Needing to hear that there was no other way, Batman pricks himself with the Doomsday Virus that he created in case of emergencies.

Batman is hurt and will not allow for more pain. Although the pain of being betrayed stays with him for the rest of his existence. The killing of Superman, his best friend, did not soothe the pain of lose. His world started to collapse on itself, which the One Who laughs shows up and promises that he could save everyone from Superman again, if he were to just come with him.

After all of their worlds start to collapse and darken, the Batman Who Laughs finds his way into their universe to recruit them for the Lord Barbados. We’ll get into that in a moment.

The Batman Who Laughs: Earth -22

The Joker has captured Batman and tied him up at the end of Crime Ally. Joker knows who, in fact, Batman is and wants to show him. Joker has collected a bunch of families into the ally for which he has a plan of killing the parents and turning the kids into part of Batman (tragedy) and a part of the Joker (insanity). One at a time, each child watches as their parents are shot, leaving them heartbroken and confused. One at a time, each child is exposed to the toxin that the Joker has in his heart. Batman being tied up; he pleads to the Clown Prince to stop! Don’t let these kids suffer because you need entertainment!

Batman gets loose and attacks/starts to choke hold the Joker. Laughing, Joker starts to go down and finally dies at the hand of Batman. Completely shocked and distraught, Batman became angry about the events that just transpired. It was all his fault. He should have done more, do better than just kneel there and watch as children became insane by the toxin. All of these thoughts swim around in his mind as he sits in the Bat Cave to reflect.

Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and the others are in the training room, fighting off their toughest enemies. The simulation has never been this hard before or as ruthless, but they fought through it all and got out. All are confused as they come up behind Bruce. They start to ask Bruce what was going on and why the training exercise was so much more advanced than usual. This was the few times that all of them were all back in the Cave together, so it had to have meant something. Bruce is calm and answers their questions, but still a bit vague as he always was. Soon after it became clear that they weren’t training to fight a new villain, they were training to fight off Batman himself. Bruce found peace in them realizing what the training was for, because he starts to walk away.

He tells them of what the Joker had done to him, in his last minutes of life. Seems that Joker was dying from the toxins that made him that way. The toxin had started to disintegrate his heart, causing his body to die much quicker. It seemed that he wanted to leave a legacy with Batman that would least for generations to come. As Joker was being choked out, He expelled some of the gasses from his body into Batman’s face. Bruce breathed in the toxic chemicals, not thinking anything of it at the time. Slowly, he started to see the differences in his mind set, but not enough to actually do anything.

While in the Bat Cave for the first time, Bruce gathered up all of the affected children and put them in a room together. Alfred somberly began to discuss that, at this time, there was nothing to do for them, so they would have to be sent away. Though it was a serious moment, a laughter escaped Bruce’s lips. Surprised and stunned, Alfred looks up at Bruce to discover that he was also confused and disgusted. It wasn’t funny, but why did he laugh?

Bringing it back to the Bat-Family, they all pool around their father as they talk about putting him in a confined room until they find the cure to the Joker Toxin. Hearing this, Bruce started to hide his face. Next moment, the new face of Batman is revealed. He reaches for guns and shots everyone down in a split second. They didn’t know what was happening until it was too late.. The best and easiest way of killing off the Bat-Family is to do it quickly and when they are close by.

We get brought to the Watchtower one week later from the Bat Cave fight, with everyone but Superman brutally killed off. Superman’s eyes are bleeding, which probably effects his Heat Vision. The Batman Who Laughs talks about all of the trophies that the Justice League had, and how they kept him up at night because he wanted to know how they worked. Having the Joker psyche created a new way of thinking. A new way of looking at things and how they could work. Everything was so simple now, and now, since he doesn’t need to hold back on his desires, he can be the one to bring them to their fullest potential.

Batman takes Superman to his family (Lois and John) to which he started to show his hand. Bruce modified a large sample of Black Kryptonite (Black Kryptonite has the ability of being able to split a Kryptonians into two beings, Good and Bad). This modification ended up influencing Supergirl to kill off her whole family before it killed her all together. Lois pleads that he didn’t need to do this, but all he says it, “I know. Catch.”.

For all of the Seven Dark Knights, there’s only that survives. I’m sure if you think about it you can guess who the luck one is. He actually got his own spin off comic book and also joined the Legion of Doom not too long ago. I’ll be writing about that series when I finish it all up, but if you haven’t guessed who it was, I will give you a hit. He’s the last one I just spoke about.

Barbados is the Dark God and is very mysterious in what he truly wants for the future, in saying that I don’t know all that much about him. You could say that he is like Hyde’s when he gets upset and wants out of the Underworld. He is the master/lord of all of the Dark Knights that stared in this series. He is sick of being in the dark and wants other worlds/ Universes to feel the way that he feels. The Tribe of the Bat started because there were differences in the Tribe of the Bird, but they didn’t have an animal in mind for who they were going to take their name from. Bruce Wayne, dressing in his Batman, travels back in-time, which exposes the idea of a ‘Bat’. Bats could be called the Birds of the Night. How perfect is that!?

This storyline is a play on what happened in the past, was all for a prophecy of the future and how Barbados could come into power and control the Universes in the light. Keep your mind open for when he starts to show his hand for his plan to Batman. It involves stories from the Court of Owls, Endgame and so on. When you look into this series, you’ll be able to find more and more things. That’s the magic about comic books. You get as much out of it as you want.

And I think that’s where I am going to leave this post. If you would like to read more about Dark Night: Metal, you can, possibly, find them in your local comic shop. If not then you can go on, Midtown Comics https://www.midtowncomics.com/. That’s the site that my Uncle uses to get what he needs. All of the prices vary, just as every website that sells things do. We are not sponsored to tell you about this site, I just believe that it’s a trustworthy place to get what you need.

Thank you everyone that came back to listen to me gush all over this series. It was so different and interesting that I am proud that I got some of the first prints! I appreciate all of you for taking the time out of your day to come back to this site, or maybe it was your first time coming here. I hope that you all enjoyed my Semi-Summery of this comic series. I really enjoyed it and it brought me a lot of joy.


New Star Wars Fan

A Force To Be Reckoned With: A Star Wars Review

So, not to cause an alarm, but before a couple of months ago, I had never seen a Star Wars film. I understood what it was all about. I understood some of the more common culture about it, but never have I ever seen a show, or movie. Makes watching some of the Robot Chicken episodes kind of hard to grasp at times. When I was younger, I thought that Darth Maul was Darth Vader without his suit on. That was when I was like five or so years old. I know they aren’t the same people now, don’t yell at me Ha-Ha!

So shortly after meeting my fiancé, he introduced to idea of me watching all things that had to deal with S.W. I, of course knew somewhat how much that would be, was not really wanting to start this little endeavor. Did you know, before the Solo movie that just came out, that it was roughly 92 hours of footage I would have to watch? He wore me down, of course, and we stated to watch everything in chronological order. That’s right! I didn’t know that it was out of order as much as it was!

Why did George Lucas start with Episode IV-VI and then go back? Was it to make it more interesting? I don’t know, but it caught to eyes of a bunch of people. It was the first of its kind.

Did you know that Star Wars was a German musical on T.V., also casting Mark Hamill as Luke and Darth Vader playing the trumpet? Neither did I. Came as a surprise to my fiancé too!

Since I am new to this franchise, I wanted to write down a lot of my first impressions of popular and secondary characters, and how they were being portrayed to me. I have a unique set up for myself, since I have never seen any of the movies, or shows, I can watch all of this in order with little to no bias. I will say this, since I’ve started watching these films and shows, I love it. All the varied species and creative names. All of the racist accents and jobs they do. Crazy stuff to a newbie. So, let’s get started! I have only gotten to the end of Rebels and I just seen Solo: A Star Wars Story, so I am only talking about the character that I have seen so far. Soon ill make another post about the rest when I see more of the movies.

Qui Gon Jinn

Qui Gon Jinn:
-Green Lightsaber
-Padawan of Count Dooku
-Master of Obi Wan Kanobi

My first thought about Qui Gon was that he was a respected member of the Jedi Order. Though he was respected, he had a rebellious streak in him. He was the first and only person to see the young Anakin as something more than what he was. He, though he was told no, decided to want to train the youngling as his own Padawan. Sadly, only one per master. Since Kanobi was Jinn’s Padawan, that option was a bust. The best thing he could do was to tell the Council that Obi Wan was ready to be on his own. To me, Qui Gon was a man of progression. Ani would have never been out of servitude and would have probably have died younger because of he rebellious characteristics. Depending on if you like Darth Vader or not, you can see this in either light.

Obi Wan Kanobi

Obi Wan Kanobi:
-Blue Lightsaber
-Padawan of Qui Gon Jinn
-Master of Anakin Skywalker

I love Obi! He is probably my favorite character in this series! Throughout the whole time, that I have seen so far, he’s been nothing but admirable. He has his days where he wants to do his own thing like his late Master, but I feel like he’s scared of what the order would do. I feel like he knows, generally, what the Order wants for the galaxy, but he has his doubts about their way of doing it. I think that he could be a really good leader since he has a much better grasp of how things are being perceived by the public.

............Anakin Skywalker...........

Anakin Skywalker:
-Green Lightsaber: Blue Lightsaber: Red Lightsaber
-Padawan to Obi Wan Kanobi
-Master to Ahsoka Tano

Though he did not want to have a Padawan. He didn’t want to drift far away from his Master, and he seen Miss. Tano as a dreadful thing. Husband of Padme Amidala, father of Luke and Leia. Infamous for losing his lightsabers, he’s had many changes over the years. Ani as a child was kind of just there. I probably wouldn’t have taken a second look at him and kept on my way, but he was charming and smart for the few moments he was on screen. I thought that the teenaged Ani was okay. He seemed really anxious about being a Jedi. He knew a lot of things but his lack of discipline and his want to progress quickly in the order clouded some of his judgement. In Clone Wars, he was so much more likeable! He had abilities that I think a young Darth Vader should have. He’s swordsmanship is incredible and cannot be beaten! Watching all of the series in order helped me understand the progression of how the characters came to be.

Before Ani went to the Dark side, he seen his future. The future that he didn’t want to happen. That was the first time we seen the Vader mask that’s oh so recognizable, even to casual fans. He seen the future and tried to keep it from coming true. It turned out to be one of those self-fulfilling prophecies. That’s just meaning, if you hear something about yourself, like a zodiac characteristic, you will either subconsciously or consciously make it true. In this case, he wasn’t trying to make this happen. It was just happening.

Darth Vader: Completely a different person from Anakin. He has a dark humor that could be connected to Ani before the lava, but there is so much pain inside of him that Darth Vader completely took over. It’s like he developed another personality to keep safe from the dangers of the world. Anakin comes out, sometimes. Just like when Ahsoka and him were battling in the TV show Rebels. His mask becomes damaged and a little part of him seems to be pleading with her. All in all, I feel for Vader. I think that he is the most tragic character, pretty much, of all time. He lost everything and the one person that he can trust was the one that did it to him. Obviously, he didn’t know anything about that. He didn’t even know that his child(ren) survived. He didn’t even know that he had a daughter! Just a son! Which he didn’t even know the name of! How insane is that? I feel for this character, though he has killed a bunch of people from various of ages, I feel for him.

Padme Amidala

Queen/Senator Amidala: Strong woman, and proud of it. 15 years old and in charge. I thought it was an interesting concept to have. Have a young female in charge because they have a child like look to the world. They are usually more honest and will try to keep the peace over the land. What teenage girl do you know would what to be the cause of a war or huge dispute that would be only her fault? Not. One. Girl. I like that she, which it might not have been her idea, to be the servant girl to the fake Queen of Naboo. It’s really interesting to me that the culture of their planet appreciates the young female and that they hold them to a high respect.

Sheev Palpatine

Palpatine/Darth Sidious:
-Red Lightsaber:

He barely used his Lightsaber because it was seen as not needed. I was told he sees it as child’s play. You can really only see him a handful of times with the saber out to see. He is so powerful that he can just zap you with his magic zappy fingers. He is, for sure, the scariest on in the whole series. He has a very unique fighting style and power. The more he wins, the more powerful he gets. I would say, the more he’s hit, that meaner he gets also giving him power, but the winning thing is more interesting. So seeing it as this, the more he wins, the more powerful he becomes. Winning more, he starts to get mighty powerful…so what happens when the winning happens all of the time? Pretty much unstoppable. There aren’t too many people that could take him in a hand in hand combat. I think the list is about 2-3 people. Mother Talzin is definitely one of those beings.

Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano/Snips:
-Green Lightsabers: White Lightsabers

Her people are usually enslaved and are under others control. I feel like she has to try extra hard to be looked on as a respected being. I think other species see her species as a weak one, so she has to take control and stay in control. I love Ahsoka. She never gives up on what is right, and all she ants is to be respected just as Anakin and Obi are. I believe that the her last episode in the Clone Wars was one of the most saddening things I’ve ever seen. Her and Anakin were as close as family. He was the only one that believed in her when all others turned their back on her. She is never shy about how she is feeling, and she didn’t want to leave her Master, but Ahsoka could not go back to the Order after they all gave up on her. Anakin knew that and understood, to some level, that she was not happy. She was one of the losses of Anakin that made him start to doubt the Council more and more, which was what Darth Lord Sidious wanted. All in all, Ahsoka is a spunky woman! When I seen her again in Rebels, I had this excitement that only a child could have. She had gotten older and wiser. No longer a Jedi, no longer a Padawan, but will always hold the memory of her Master to the highest standard.

Darth Maul

-Darth Maul: Red Lightsaber, double bladed:

Taken from his village to serve as an apprentice to the great Sidious. He was the first pick to be with the Darth Lord, and was still the favorite after Count Dooku. Did you know that the black tribal marks on all of his body is a tattoo? He got those because he needed to show his allegiance to the Dark side. He was picked by Mother Talzin in request to the Darth Lord. He also was “killed” in the first movie he was in by Obi Wan Kanobi after he killed Qui Gon Jinn. A bunch of killing in the first movie, but it’s not hard to follow who did what. He was a fan favorite instantly, so he was written back in. He appeared a lot in the animated series: Clone Wars and Rebels. The power of hatred kept him alive long enough to be fixed up. He was only in the cartoons before Solo came out in the theaters. Casual fans that didn’t watch the cartoons were confused about what he was seen in the movie, but that film falls between episode. Everyone knows that he was killed by Obi, again, but this time, he couldn’t come back.

Savage Opress

Savage Opress:
-Red Lightsaber:

Brother of Darth Maul is a lonely person. He is absolutely alone. All he wants is his family back, which he was forced to kill his own brother. Little did he know that his other brother was still alive. Savage was so confused and out of his element. Everyone leaves him and all the rage that he feels just expands into a volcano from hell. What is it like to be him? To be so tired and alone.


-Green Lightsaber:

No one knows what species he is. They know very little about this Master, but all that is know is all surface things. Why does he talk in riddles? Why is he so small? Where did he learn English? Who found him and brought him? Why did the lady Yada go? How can he see when he’s flipping in the air so quickly? There are more questions than there are answers. I hope that they make either a movie or a short TV show about him. Would it be better to know more about him or keep the mystery?

Mace Windu

Mace Windo:
-Purple Lightsaber:

When making a deal to play Mace, Samuel L. Jackson requested a unique Lightsaber for his character. How special can you be? He was, pretty much, the strongest Jedi of the Order. I was told that he stepped down. I don’t remember why…buuuuut Yoda took over. I would say they are about equal as one Master to another. His Lightsaber is one of the most unique ones around. What colors do you use to make the color purple? Red and blue. He can access the Dark side of the force as well as not letting it overwhelm. For you to do that, that must be the most amazing amounts of will power that anyone has ever had. I don’t that that would be something that I could have done, myself.

Asajj Ventress

Asajj Ventress:
-Red Lightsabers:

Apprentice to Count Dooku. She comes in and out of the series pretty regularly. Though she was supposed to die by the hand of Dooku, she still lives in the underbelly of Coruscant. She tried to kill her old Master by bringing in Savage. That didn’t end well. All in all, I liked her as the series progressed. I hate that she would flee each time that something wrong happened.

Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus

Count Dooku:
-Red Lightsaber:
-Apprentice of the Palpatine,
-Padawan of Yoda,
-Master of Qui Gon.

He left the order right after Qui Gon’s death. He was not too fond of the politics of the Order. I don’t like him, in all honesty. I don’t like him…moving on.

Han Solo and Chewbacca

Chewbacca: CHEWIEEEEE! Who doesn’t like Chewie? The first you see of him is in Clone Wars as a captive. I wonder how long it takes him to groom.

Han Solo: He was only blessed with one name, that he knew of. He was given the name “Solo” from an Imperial Officer for the Empire. All he wanted to be was the best piolet of all time. I know that he won his ship from the smooth talker Lando. I don’t know that much about Han or Chewie, so I’ll have to make another post about this king of stuff later.

I also think that the colors of the lightsabers are super cool! There are so many designs and colors that mean so many different thinks. I know that a lot, if not most people that are fans of this fandom knows all of the colors and the meanings, but I just want to mention what all of them mean.

Each young Jedi must create their own Lightsaber, and it can be as creative as they want it to be. The real important thing is the crystal that is inside of the hilt. The crystal starts off clear but is influenced by the personality of said Jedi. It can change into any of the colors listed in the picture above, or it can also be a color introduced in the extended universe. I don’t know much about that part of the fandom, but I’m sure that I’ll hear about it from my fiancé!

Well everyone! It’s been a pleasure as always! I’m rounding the end of Rebels and will be watching Rouge One tonight! I gotta tell you that I’m only 75% confused about the ordering of these movies. I really just wanna watch the ones with Luke and Leia….but I guess I have to wait just a little bit longer.

Let me get to it and I hope that all of you enjoyed my writing! I’m still working on making the site up to date and easier to look around. I’m going to go around and edit a few things that I think need it.

As always, I loved reading e-Mails from all of you! I will always try my best to answer all that I can. You all are wonderful! May the Force be with you!

Have a wonderful day!