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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 10/23/21

Here we go! Another week of good comics. Another week around this Earth. Another week of the usual stuff. Lots of comics this week, especially from DC. Batman, Black Manta, Superman; it’s a real juicy pile!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Nightwing #85 for an issue rich in character and heart, even as it ties into a bigger story.

That’s a good comic book title

Meanwhile, I have been having a pretty crap week. Just one headache on top of another on top of a literal headache. But still I soldier on. Finally got to play Back 4 Blood with a full crew of my friends. I’ve been having a lot of fun with that game. I finally got back into reading Invincible after watching the TV show. That’s going nicely. And a new bookstore opened in my town, and they are selling Gamer Girl & Vixen comics! So that’s a hoot.

Comic Reviews: Batman #115, Black Manta #2, Nightwing #85, Superman: Son of Kal-El #4, Thor #18, X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #3.

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An Even Better Look at Hit-Monkey

The Hit-Monkey cartoon is still coming out on Hulu in less than a month, and we have kindly been gifted yet another trailer. It reveals a lot more than that first teaser trailer, so that’s cool. I still think this cartoon looks weird as heck, but a lot of good people spent a lot of good time working on it. So you best believe I’m gonna watch!

This looks so weird and so neat. Did Hit-Monkey have a ghost partner in the comics? Or did the cartoon makers realize they needed somebody to actually talk instead of a purely silent protagonist the whole time? Do you think Hit-Monkey will talk in this cartoon? Maybe just between him and the ghost?

We’re all gonna find out on Nov. 17 when Hit-Monkey comes to Hulu!

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Rainbow Rowell is Writing a She-Hulk Comic!

Brace yourselves, a new She-Hulk series is coming, and you best believe it’s going to be a humdinger! There have been plenty of She-Hulk comics over the years, and I’ve enjoyed most of them just fine. But I am particularly excited about this new one because writer Rainbow Rowell is going to be the wordsmith! Rowell blew me away with her work on The Runaways comic over the past several years, easily one of my favorite recent comics from Marvel. I was very sad when that comic came to an end.

Now I’m very happy that Rowell is sticking with Marvel and is tackling a character like She-Hulk! With art by Rogê Antônio.

Flexin’

I am very excited to get my hands on a new Rainbow Rowell comic and I think she’ll have a lot of fun with She-Hulk. She’s apparently taking the character back to basics, wherein Jennifer Walters juggles being a superhero and a lawyer. That sounds fine by me. I haven’t been reading Jason Aaron’s Avengers comic, wherein She-Hulk is more of a brute-type Hulk, so I have no problem with shifting the character.

“She-Hulk is the best of the best,” Rowell said. “She’s smart, she’s funny — and she’s really and truly heroic (all that and she has the best hair in comics). Jen has always been at the top of my Marvel wishlist, and I’m thrilled to be writing her next chapter.”

The new series is coming in January, and you best believing I’ll be buying!

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6 Things I Want to See in The Batman Movie

The latest trailer for the upcoming Batman reboot was released this past weekend and I thought it was a blast! This looks like a really great Batman movie, and I am as hyped as anybody else. Who doesn’t love a new Batman movie? I do feel a little bit weird getting excited for this film. It wasn’t too long ago that we were already getting some excellent, well-made, very gritty Batman movies. But we’re gonna do it all again anyway!

The most important “the” in the world

Honestly, I’m worried that this list is going to be kind of weak. I have loved pretty much everything we saw in both trailers so far. The Batman seems to be going for a very cool tone, which is a favorite among Batman fans. The action looks good. The world looks cool. Batman and all his Bat-stuff looks great. What’s left for there to hope for? Join me after the jump to find out!

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Let’s Take Another Look at Ghostbusters: Afterlife!

A new, international trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife arrived on our internets this weekend and gives us an even bigger look at the plot and adventures of this upcoming sequel. And I think the movie still looks fine. It could even be good!

My main takeaway from this trailer is: should Ecto-1 really be doing jumps like that? She’s old, and she’s not built for it. Maybe don’t make her do jumps like that!

Beyond that bit of teeth-gnashing fear for my favorite cinematic car of all time, the rest of the trailer looks good. There’s action, there’s mystery, there’s humor, there’s ghostbusting. I will probably be perfectly happy with this movie, and that’s really all I want from movies most of the time.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife comes out on Nov. 18.

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