As the DC rebirth beds in as an unexciting change to the universe of comics, there were some solid comics out this week. My interest in Green Arrow, Green Lanterns and Aquaman almost completed waned together with the new titles. I was also quite disappointed in the latest issue of Chew, considering that the previous issue was incredible, there were some obvious delaying tactics. There was another great Inter-Comics discussion this week, where I was the host!

DC

373595._SX640_QL80_TTD_Batman #3

There was some interesting exposition on the Gotham supes this issue and it was quite an interesting origin. The opening parallel with Bruce’s parents was delicately handled. Batman is still a little on the morbid side but the story will hopefully excite, especially when we find out the source of the Gothamites.

373650._SX312_QL80_TTD_Superman #3

The story of Clark and Jonathan is one of a lovely father and son relationship, but it took a stranger turn with the introduction of a returning villain. It was fairly average plot wise but the art was lovely and the book solidly written.

Marvel

374936._SX312_QL80_TTD_Black Widow #5 – FCMZ382KHBRN

The twists and turns of whose side Widow is actually on is just so well hidden. This explains the happenings of the very first issue and also takes you on another action filled ride through a car park. Samnee is just wonderful as ever and Wilson brings such depth to the art.

375001._SX312_QL80_TTD_The Astonishing Ant-Man #10 – THMKYJZTVUAC

As much as the ending was not that amazing but the thematic culmination of this story was fantastically handled. The villainous associate, the big bad guys, and the touching but disaster daddy-daughter relationship all came together with great pacing.

374921._SX312_QL80_TTD_All New Wolverine #10 – FCMDMVH41GUD

This was just a wonderful comic book and I have missed the family orientated Logan books. The words, “So you are like my interdimensional dystopian future grandpa?” were actually used! I would love to see more like this and I think it would be a great role for Old Man Logan.

Independent

376625._SX312_QL80_TTD_Manifest Destiny #21

The American historical narrative continues in well established style with the Sasquatch story coming into full detail. There is an interesting use of the double time time period storytelling, especially as it is a little confusing at first. However the monsters always prevail…

378835._SX312_QL80_TTD_Faith #1

I believe this has been a successful digital comic for a while so I was quite keen to pick it up. I was not disappointed as the writing was realistic and entertaining. The art perfectly rendered for a larger protagonist, which you just do not see in comics carried out well. There was a great villain twist too.

376465._SX312_QL80_TTD_Snotgirl #1

Though I find this comic a little exaggerated for one that is set in a relatively realistic environment, it is very well written and drawn. The idea of the social media darling being nothing but in real life, is a great idea and one that reflects the world we live in today. I look forward to reading more especially the duality of real life vs Instagram photos.

389200._SX312_QL80_TTD_The Joyners #2

The artwork to this book has such breathtaking finesse. The refined minimalist line work is akin to Luna and McKelvie and is a joy to read. The futuristic super intelligent head of a technology company trope is relatively common but with this art? I am excited for more.

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