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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 1/16/21

We’ve got another giant pile of comic book reviews this week because I’m still dipping my toes into DC’s Future State. Some of the comics are good…most of the stories are pretty bland, if I’m being honest. But hey! New comics! Including plenty from Marvel.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Mighty Morphin #3 as it continues to be such a damn fine comic book! The drama just doesn’t stop!

Ranger on Ranger violence

Meanwhile, how about those first two episodes of WandaVision? They were pretty great! I wish I had the patience to wait for the entire show to drop, because those two episodes were clearly the tip of an iceberg, but I’m sure I’ll be fine waiting for each new episode week-to-week. It’s old-fashioned!

Comic Reviews: Marauders #17, Mighty Morphin #3, S.W.O.R.D. #2, The Union #2, Future State: Dark Detective #1, Future State: Green Lantern #1, Future State: Justice League #1 and Future State: Robin Eternal #1.

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Damian Wayne is a Dark Robin in New Ongoing Series!

Spinning out of this new Infinite Frontier thing that DC Comics is doing, Damian Wayne is going to get a new Robin solo series starting in April! He’s going to get a new costume and a new mission, having cut himself off from Batman and the Teen Titans.

Why he gets to keep the Robin name is anyone’s guess. I’m not thrilled about it, but I will dutifully report any Robin-based news on this blog.

The new series will be written by Joshua Williamson, with art by Gleb Melnikov. The series will have a new supporting cast, new characters and a lot of fights.

“Being a big fan of Damian Wayne, I’m really excited about getting him back on a hero’s journey,” says Williamson in the new series announcement. “Gleb is the perfect artist to tell this story as we show readers Damian’s growth, in a new adventure that navigates his legacy, his connections to Batman, Talia al Ghul, and kicks off an important story in the DC Universe.”

A quick synopsis says that Damian will take part in the League of Lazarus tournament to prove he is the best fighter in the world!

I’ll probably check this out. I had some mildly high hopes that Damian was finally moving on from the Robin identity. And I was slightly confused when Tim Drake resumed the mantle. I think DC Comics is ready to crown a new Robin, one who actually works alongside Batman again. But perhaps Damian is a popular character? And he’s got such a strong presence is multi-media.

Still, I think a really strong push for a new Robin would be perfect for this Infinite Frontiers thing. Do it fresh, like Tim Drake back in the late 80s. But perhaps that’s just me.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 1/9/21

Welcome, to the world of tomorrow! More specifically, welcome to DC’s Future State! The far-flung future comics event began this week and I picked out a couple of titles I wanted to read, Next Batman, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn! But I’ve also got a big pile of Marvel comics to read, like Iron Man and Juggernaut! This is gonna be a big pile of reviews, everybody! It’s all very exciting.

I’m gonna put all the Future State reviews on the bottom, just to group them together.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Future State: Wonder Woman #1 for a really fun and charming first issue. But the new Thor issue was so close because of a couple great cameos…

New things are afoot

Meanwhile, I just finished off The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and the series ending was…not good. Jeez louise. The show had a lot of potential and promise when it started, but it seemed to flail a lot as it headed for the ending. The last season was a wild ride, to be sure, but that ending is just terrible. And I’m usually a guy who likes terrible endings!

Comic Reviews: Iron Man #5, Juggernaut #5, Thor #11, X-Factor #6, Future State: The Next Batman #1, Future State: Harley Quinn #1 and Future State: Wonder Woman #1.

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Looks Like I’m Going to Give Star Wars: The High Republic a Try

Today is launch day for The High Republic — a new Star Wars imprint across novels — comics and probably more, telling new stories set 200 years before the regular Star Wars saga. It’s going to be the Jedi at the height of their power and influence. Here’s the launch trailer!

At first, I wasn’t going to pay any real attention to The High Republic. I’ve never cared about The Old Republic and saw no reason to get into this. But I’ve been reading some Star Wars novels recently, and am almost done with the last one I had on my pile, so I thought to myself…why not buy the new High Republic book? It’s coming out today, I need some new books to read, so why not give it a chance?

There’s also a new High Republic comic coming out from Marvel this week. And there are some young adult books, that I probably won’t read…but I could!

The High Republic starts now! Are you in? I guess I am.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 1/2/21

Happy New Year, everybody! It’s 2021, life is better, but we’ve still got a couple of last minute comics from 2020 to read and review. There wasn’t much on my buy pile this week, so it’ll be a quick review list. But when we’ve got new issues of Power Pack and X-Men, you know we’ll be in for a good time!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Power Pack #2, as writer Ryan North finally lets his unique sense of humor shine through! Take a look at this guy!

Not the hero we need, but the hero we deserve right now

Meanwhile, I mostly wasted yesterday with a long nap in the afternoon, so I didn’t get to everything I wanted to get to on the first day of the new year. So…I think I’ll consider today to be the first day of the New Year! Huzzah! Let’s all enjoy ourselves.

Comic Reviews: Power Pack #2 and X-Men #16.

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