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Credits:
Written by Cecil Castellucci
Illustrated by Mirka Andolfo
Colored by Marissa Louise
Lettered by Saida Temofonte
Edited by Molly Mahan and Jamie S. Rich
DC’s Young Animal crossover captains are Gerard Way & Steve Orlando (haha)
Shade The Changing Man created Steve Ditko
Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston

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Credits:
Written by Cecil Castellucci
Illustrated by Mirka Andolfo
Colored by Marissa Louise
Lettered by Saida Temofonte
Edited by Molly Mahan and Jamie S. Rich
DC’s Young Animal crossover captains are Gerard Way & Steve Orlando (haha)
Shade The Changing Man created Steve Ditko
Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston

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Credits:
Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Ty Templeton
Colorist: Keiren Smith
Letters: John Workman
Cover: Frank Quietly
Editor: Molly Mahan
Crossover “shepherded” (haha) by Gerard Way and Steve Orlando
Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger
Mother Panic created by Jody Houser, Tommy Lee Edwards and Gerard Way

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If you’ve never read Mother Panic before and you’ve been wondering when would be a good place to jump in, the answer is right here. This issue is so brilliantly done that you could easily pick it up from here and know everything there is to know about her (but you’d be missing out on some great stories so once you’re as hooked as I am, be sure to go back and read the last 4 story arcs).

Just like in the JLA/Doom Patrol issue Mother Panic & Batman find themselves faced with a milky dilemma to solve. And it’s done in a comical yet touching way that really finds you focusing on the feel-good empowerment vibes that you’ll get from reading this issue.

The two vigilantes must face their pasts and possibly be destroyed by them if they cannot find a way to break the spell the milk is holding over them. I really enjoyed how this was done because it made me ask the question to myself. What would I do if I could erase my past and have a whole new set of memories? Would I be different? Would I have a happier life? I think we’ve all asked ourselves that question at some point, but I love how Mother Panic & Batman deal with it.

And while I promised no spoilers, you can easily tell from the cover that Batman is affected by the Milk and it’s he who needs saving this time. In previous issues of Mother Panic, Batman is often the one to step in and help her out, so it was a nice switch, but that’s not to say Mother Panic doesn’t have her own troubles with the milk as well, because it definitely leaves some lasting effects on her too. And the predicaments they find themselves in will leave you laughing.

The writing in this issue is just absolutely incredible. Mother Panic (and I’m sure Batman too) is a very serious, dark book, but this Milk Wars issue had a sense of humor to it that I really enjoyed. It was nice seeing Jody using a different writing style than I’m used to, and it just goes to show how great she is as a writer. And I sincerely loved the touching moments that were scattered throughout this issue- especially the scenes between Violet and her mom, Rebecca.

The art and colors didn’t really fall in line with the typical art we’d see in a Mother Panic book either. I’m not sure what I feel seeing Mother Panic look almost cartoonish in her costume, but I do think the artist is very talented and did the job well, I just may be a little spoiled from having fallen in love with Tommy Lee Edwards work with Mother Panic who gave her more of an average build and paid close attention to the finest of details to make her as realistic as possible. That said, I did enjoy the art and colors here. Where this had more lighthearted writing moments the art did work with that because it felt like a more lighthearted style of art which did set the tone for this issue to not take itself as seriously as Mother Panic usually does, so if that is what they were going for they definitely achieved it- but I enjoy Mother Panic being dark and detailed.

Overall this was an incredibly fun read and I have zero complaints. Time & money well spent.

Rating: 10/10

Credits:
Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Ty Templeton
Colorist: Keiren Smith
Letters: John Workman
Cover: Frank Quietly
Editor: Molly Mahan
Crossover “shepherded” (haha) by Gerard Way and Steve Orlando
Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger
Mother Panic created by Jody Houser, Tommy Lee Edwards and Gerard Way

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Killjoy History aims to archive all available Danger Days content on the web, including tweets, videos, behind-the-scenes photos, concept art, and more. But sometimes, a simple picture or a single tweet doesn’t give you the full story. Want to go more in-depth into the world of Danger Days? Check out our library of articles and read up on the history of this iconic era.

Killjoys Celebrate at the House of Blues: When My Chemical Romance played a record release show at the House of Blues, they had a lot of surprises in store, including a “Zone 5 Fun Fair,” a performance from Show Pony, and more.

Killjoys on Twitter: A Bizarre Universe Unfolds: The history of the Danger Days Twitter accounts, from their bizarre introductions to their quiet finales.

Who is Agent Cherry Cola? (With a “y,” not an “i”!): As fans dove into the world of the Twitter accounts, they started to suspect that an impersonator was in their midst. And they made more than a few outlandish claims…

Mike Milligram: The Lost Killjoy: Killjoys wasn’t always about the Fabulous Four. In fact, there’s a whole cast of characters who never saw the light of day.

Fan Interview: An interview with a fan who was active during the heyday of the Twitter accounts.

Conventional Weapons and the Rocky Road to Danger Days: “Danger Days” and “Conventional Weapons” might seem like two totally different projects. But the two albums have always been intertwined, one project leading to another in a mess of inspiration, experimentation, and scrapped music.

The Rise and Fall of Dr. Death Defying: Dr. Death Defying was more than just another Killjoy. He was the center of the universe–at least, until another cast of characters took over.

Shaun Simon: The Fifth Killjoy: Shaun Simon’s contributions have gone largely uncredited in the fandom. But he was responsible for some of the universe’s most iconic creations, including Blue, Cherri Cola, and even the name “Killjoys” itself.

Glenn Beck Takes on “SING”: After the popular TV show Glee covers “SING,” MCR finds themselves with a surprise new enemy: popular right-wing Fox News commentator Glenn Beck.

How Danger Days Became the Unlikely Final Chapter: Danger Days wasn’t always planned to be the final album.

Who are the Fabulous Four?: When the “Na Na Na” video dropped, fans immediately latched on to the colorful Killjoy gang known as the Fabulous Four. But as time went on, fans realized that they knew little about the characters’ backgrounds, personalities, or motivations–in fact, they practically knew nothing at all.

WARNING: This review is filled with spoilers, if you have not read this issue yet, I would encourage you to not read this review and opt for our spoiler-free review.

Credits:
Writers: Gerard Way & Steve Orlando
Illustrator: ACO
PG 12 by: Hugo Petrus
Colorists: Tamra Bonvillain & Marissa Louise
Letterer: Clem Robins
Special Thanks: David Lorenzo Riveiro
Cover: Frank Quietly
Editors: Molly Mahan & Jamie S. Rich

 

 

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