Pretty average week for me, all things considered. Thankfully, we’ve got some good, solid, enjoyable comics! Mostly. The Hellfire Gala has some strong chapters, and that’s mostly about it.
Comic Book of the Week goes to S.W.O.R.D. #6 for the powerful, character-based, emotional Hellfire Gala issue I’ve been waiting for! This one finally shows what all the big moves have been about!
Meanwhile, at long last, several years in the waiting, I am finally playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. My favorite types of video games are the big, open world sandbox adventures, and this is supposedly the best of the all. But I didn’t own a Nintendo Switch. Now I do and the game is great. I might be playing this all summer!
Also, Heroes Reborn ended in a fun way. It all led to a big fight, as these things usually do. But this was definitely one of my favorite of the recent Big Events. I don’t read them all, but this one had some real charm and, as I’ve been saying all along, it had that sweet Amalgam Comics vibe that I love so much!
Comic Reviews: Detective Comics #1038, Power Rangers #8, Robin #3, Wolverine #13, S.W.O.R.D. #6 and Way of X #3.Read the rest of this entry
Oh what a week for comics, my friends! I guess. Some pretty good stuff this week, but not as good as last week, I’m afraid. We’ve got solid work from Detective Comics and Robin, at least. I’m just not really feeling it this week. I’ve been really tired lately. But don’t worry about me! I splurged on some new LEGO to make me happy.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Beta Ray Bill #3, making another solid push to become the best comic of the year already! Just look at what we get in this issue!
Meanwhile, I’ve dropped the Harley Quinn comic because I just wasn’t feeling it this week. And another issue of Strange Adventure came out. It was OK…but I think this whole series has just been one long, slow attempt by Tom King to ruin everything that might have ever been good or fun about Adam Strange. If you thought you liked Adam Strange, wait until you find out how he’s a liar and a war criminal! The series.
Comic Reviews: Beta Ray Bill #3, Detective Comics #1036, Robin #2 and X-Men #20.Read the rest of this entry
Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is only one month away and so another trailer has landed on our internets to show us how wackadoo it’s going to be! And it’s going to be very wackadoo!
I’m a little nervous about this movie. It comes out in February, early February, which is always an awkward time for new movies. But we’ve had some great ones in past years, like Black Panther and The LEGO Movie. Could Birds of Prey be one of those? I like how it looks so far. I think Margot Robbie is great as Harley Quinn and I have high hopes for the rest of this nifty cast.
But is it going to be too wackadoo for audiences? We’ll find out on Feb. 7!
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!
Oy, I’m sick. I don’t know if it’s Spring Fever or Just a Fever or what, but I’ve come down with that cough and uggish feeling that’s going around. It’s definitely not dance fever, that’s for darn sure. Fortunately, I had a big stack of my favorite comics to keep me company this week.
We got new issues of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Ant-Man and Amazing Spider-Man, as well as the only Convergence title I’m reading: The Question. Not surprisingly, seeing Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner reunite for a Renee Montoya comic wins Comic Book of the Week. I need this comic in my life on a full-time basis.
If nothing else, Convergence at least allowed Rucka to return to one of his best characters, so I guess I’m grateful for that. The rest of the series blows, from what I’m reading around the web.
Speaking of the web, you can check out my review of Secret Wars #1 over at Word of the Nerd this week. I’d planned to add it to this article as well, but that sickness hit me like a ton of bricks. Sometimes the world just doesn’t want you to write about comic books.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #18, Ant-Man #5, Convergence: The Question #2, Spider-Woman #7 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5.