Last week was a wasteland of new comics I like to read, and this week drops a bunch! How do you like them apples, eh? Suffice to say, I had a lot to read and enjoy this week.
Action Comics and Wonder Woman are both enjoyable out of DC, and my opinion starts to change for the better on Heroes in Crisis. Then we’ve got Marvel dropping a solid Ms. Marvel and West Coast Avengers. But the real standout, a true gem of a comic, is the new issue of Unstoppable Wasp. This is a rare game-changer of an issue and easily wins Comic Book of the Week.
Could be a standout for Comic Book of the Year.
Meanwhile, I read the Alpha issue for Age of X-Man and it looks fine. Pretty bare bones, with more than a few obvious glitches in the manufactured reality. I still haven’t decided how I’ll cover the event. I’m not about to buy and read every single issue…but maybe I won’t buy or review any of them. All I know for sure is that I’m excited to see what Leah Williams does with the Blob.
Comic Reviews: Action Comics #1007, Captain America #7, Heroes in Crisis #5, Ms. Marvel #37, Unstoppable Wasp #4, West Coast Avengers #7 and Wonder Woman #63.
It’s hard to tell what exactly is happening with DC Comics movies. But another solid sign that stuff is indeed getting made is this quickie teaser trailer for Birds of Prey, the Harley Quinn follow-up movie. I am 100% in favor of doing a series of movies focusing on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. That’s solid moviemaking right there!
Those are our first glimpses at Huntress, Black Canary, Cassandra Cain, Black Mask and Zsasz, and they look good. Let us get our hopes up about Birds of Prey!
And hopefully we’ll get a Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy movie down the line!
New York Comic-Con is in full swing today, and our first big bit of fun news came last night with a teaser trailer for the upcoming Harley Quinn cartoon! It looks super funny!
That’s Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn and Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, and both sound fine to me! I’m not some Harley Quin voice actor perfectionist. But yeah, the jokes are funny, the animation looks neat and I’m all in favor of this cartoon! I don’t hate it.
Bad news, everybody! The final issue of Extermination has been delayed until December, so I’m going to be kept in limbo for the rest of the freakin’ year as to whether or not Mimic survives. Oh, and I guess we’re technically stuck with the Young X-Men still being around too.
Light week for new comics, I’m afraid. The ongoing Superman and Spider-Man comics aren’t anything special, and the new Power Rangers direction is an immediate bust. I gave Comic Book of the Week to the first issue of Tom King’s Heroes in Crisis, though considering the crimes he commits, I need to stop gushing over the guy.
Meanwhile, did you hear that Eddie Brock is wearing a new symbiote these days? That the Venom symbiote gave birth to some new symbiote? Do we really not have enough of those?
Comic Reviews: Action Comics #1003, Amazing Spider-Man #6, Heroes in Crisis #1 and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31.
Allow me to use this space as a warning to all: don’t get old! Apparently I’ve developed seasonal allergies! Ugh! This sucks! I want my face back!
Anyway, buncha fun comics this week, from Batman to Ms. Marvel to a big and epic Mighty Thor. Comic Book of the Week was a tough call between the delightful new issue of Runaways and the dramatic Mighty Thor, but I think Thor gets a nudge ahead for being such a milestone issue.
I’m so glad writer Jason Aaron is sticking with Thor for the forseeable future, though I’m disappointed that artist Russell Dauterman is leaving the series. Wherever Dauterman goes next, it’s bound to be amazing.
Comic Reviews: Batman #43, Mighty Thor #705, Ms. Marvel #28 and Runaways #7.