Synopsis in a Sentence: Ricky Lawless gets restless and reckless.
- Just another stellar issue from Brubaker and Phillips
- My one complaint- wish there was a character and/or recap page like in The Fade Out
- I love these flawed characters and their interactions with one another
- If you want to get into comics but aren’t a fan of superheroes, pick up anything this team is doing at the time and you won’t be disappointed
Synopsis in a Sentence: “Daredevil” saves North from being murdered by his fellow officers.
- Vast improvement on the art from the last few issues
- The onemonepnoeia lettering wasn’t great. Yeah, I’m bitching about lettering.
- Matt’s guilt over sleeping with a married woman may be moot, as it looks like Mindy may go back to her husband. Which is probably a good thing since Elektra shows up at the end.
- Will North get off Daredevil’s ass now that Matt saved him and is going to take the heat from the failed murder attempt on him?
- Matt’s client knows he’s Daredevil now. Who killed his brother. Methinks it could be an issue.
- Will Spider-man show up for a brawl with DD like next month’s cover art suggests?
POWERS OF X #3
Synopsis in a Sentence: The Year 100 X-Men battle Nimrod to smuggle info to the past to prevent this timeline.
- This is my favorite Powers issue, I think mostly because it focused on one timeline instead of jumping between four
- Hickman found a way to do time travel (which I love anyway) without doing time travel- suck it haters!
- The end was tragic but also such a cool moment. It made me rethink Wolverine and how hard being the best there is at what he does must be for him sometimes.
- I’m really glad Marvel is putting this series out every week, and I’ll be sad to see it end
GIDEON FALLS #16
Synopsis in a Sentence: Norton/Danny meets his maybe sister Clara in the more rural version of Gideon Falls, and both visit their father in the hospital who becomes a secret host of the Smiling Man. Bonkers.
- Nice glimpse into the past showing Clara and Danny as kids, and use of a childhood injury tying to a scar on Norton, so maybe he really is Danny?
- If you’re not reading this, you have no idea what I’m talking about at all. But you should be reading it because it’s a great horror comic.
- Great imagery throughout, per usual
- I don’t know if I mentioned it before, but these issues always feel short. Maybe I just read it faster because I want to know what happens next.
BLACK HAMMER/JUSTICE LEAGUE: HAMMER OF JUSTICE! #2
Synopsis in a Sentence: The Justice League mope around Black Hammer farm, the Black Hammer team deal with a Starro invasion in Metropolis, and John Stewart and Colonel Weird look for a way to put the teams back where they belong.
- Not a fan of the art, especially the Black Hammer sheriff
- I like that Bruce still goes on nightly patrols in the quiet town
- I also like how Gail can’t really swear in the DC Universe
- The stuff with John and Weird was terrific- the best parts of the two issues so far
- Nice little cliffhanger that correlates with a major part of the original Black Hammer series
POWERS OF X #2
Synopsis in a Sentence: The beginning of the Xavier/Magneto alliance still leads to the destruction of the world via a galaxy consuming intelligence. Or something.
- There was A LOT to take in in this issue
- I may be a big dummy
- This was a let down after House of X #2
- Is Hickman a genius or a madman?
- I do enjoy the concept of the time jumps, but it’s difficult to see how they are affecting one another at this stage
- The art in both series has been top-notch
Synopsis in a Sentence: Jack gets in bar fight in Miami while on a job; Sam and Oona blackmail some guy; I lose patience with this book.
- I don’t know what this story is
- Is there a story?
- This was a Peacock pick, so why am I reading it?
- It’s actually one of the better issues, but I don’t care about any of it
- My score is going to seem ridiculously high, but like I said above, it’s not bad. I’m just not invested.
- Either Sam is a little person, or Oona is a giant, or the art is just off.