Luckily I did a podcast last week that covered Rebirth and the Captain America controversy so without further ado:
There were a few disappointments last week, outside of social media! Justice League #50 was not the greatest finale to the enormous story arc as it felt too matter of fact. People died, people returned and things kind of happened. Perhaps I haven’t followed it closely enough and lost track of the characters but I really found it hard to care. Following on from my multiple conversations about artists carrying a book, Thor did not fit that trend. It was surprisingly ugly and seemed rather unfinished, making the whole comic a difficult read. Extraordinary X-Men carried on a hodgepodge approach to apocalypse, giving non credence to the title Apocalypse wars. Once again we see a surprise twist that is supposed to make us care, but by now we have seen so many iterations of people in Venom colours. Both Moon Girl and Dr Strange were filler issues, nice twists but not worth recommending as a must read. Well at least it was an exciting week for comics!
Extraordinary X-Men #10 – FCM84VBR1V0K
The Mighty Thor #7 – FCMR4MY49DJS
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #7 – THMD6MA136U8
Dr Strange #8 – FCMF8PQ3WBFC
There has been a lot of it is excitement at having some change at DC but this comic also gave people what they have missed. It’s quite a pandering comic as it has something for old, new and lost fans. Which is also why it doesn’t work as a single comic and it is hard to review on the whole. Everyone is certain to find something they will be excited for and for that reason it is worth reading.
Captain America #1 – THM34CV9UGF0
I can appreciate some people’s concerns at the ending but a story it is, and a ruse it will prove to be. Otherwise the political climate is so incredibly relevant to today and features some interesting narrative and dialogue.
There was a strange existential ending to this title, one that I approved of. It has not been the easiest to read but the art has always been engrossing. It is a shame it is because the main characters never really got a chance to fully develop as there have only been six issues.
This book was fantastic in so many ways. The plot was interesting, especially seeing as the threat was a young girl with very interesting powers. Bobbi was on fire with witty dialogue, great use of powers and firmly addressing the sexist problems of the world today.
Aaaah how much I have missed Alphona. The art was delightful as it always was and the story was classically teenage schooling capers. What I very much enjoyed was seeing Miles in action too, especially the way he managed his secret identity.
The Legacy of Luther Strode #6
The rippling effect of Tradd Moore was in full effect. This skill emphasises the power and intensity at hand at was so incredible to see, with an incredible double splash page. It is a shame to see this run end but it had to come, especially seeing the the end of these stories only ever really ends with the beating of a bad guy. Even though it looks incredible.
The chosen are brought together once again with a new message. But this time the characters involved have converged anew, and it was so exciting to see. The second year of this run has been dedicated to in house politicking and this represents that culmination. It was joyful to read.
This comic is is very difficult to follow, especially as there are three subplots at hand. However this issue starts to bring them together but the real reason to recommend it is the incredible dialogue of a relationship coming to an end in a very explosive manner.
This issue was amazing because of all the build up and new characters, there was some intense action and interactions. Sana Takeda is so beautiful in the way she draws such a variety of heroes and villains, but makes them all wonderfully aesthetic and unique.
Check out my review to come later this week!