Merry Christmas, everybody! It’s that magical sort of year when Christmas falls on a Saturday, coinciding with my comic book reviews! If you’re reading this on Christmas Day, more power to you! We had some nice comics this week, though everything is overshadowed by the stellar artistic achievements of the new issue of Nightwing.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Nightwing #87 for an artistic achievement that will hopefully go down in legend.
Meanwhile, I loved the Hawkeye finale and will have a review up one of these days. It was quite joyous, and accomplished everything I could have wanted. Hawkeye is probably my second favorite of the Marvel shows right now, I enjoyed it that much. I also tried the first issue of Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit this week and it was not for me. It’s not terrible, but it’s a little wonky.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #82, Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #2, Nightwing #87 and X-Men: Trial of Magneto #5.Read the rest of this entry
What a weekend to be alive! Not only do we have some good comics this week, but I also just picked up the The Outer Worlds video game. I’m having a ton of fun with it so far! Not only that, but we’ve also finally got new episodes of BoJack Horseman to watch! I’m over the moon this weekend!
Comic book wise, Dawn of X brings us the first issue of the Marauders, which is as fun as the rest of the relaunch has been. The Amazing Mary Jane has also arrived, and it’s fine. Comic Book of the Week goes to another stellar issue of Tony Stark – Iron Man, which might not make headlines but is still one of the best comics on the stands.
Meanwhile, Absolute Carnage continues to be a fun series. I read the latest issue last week, and it’s good, though I think it’s a little too limited in scope. It seems like a pretty self-contained story. The Scream tie-in mini also came to a pretty dull ending, but I’m going to remain generally hopeful for her upcoming ongoing series. Surely it exists for a reason, right?
Comic Reviews: Amazing Mary Jane #1, King Thor #2, Marauders #1, Tony Stark – Iron Man #17 and Valkyrie #4.
The casting hasn’t been officially announced yet, and I suppose it could change, but word has slipped that actor Zendaya will play Mary Jane in Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. Sounds fine by me.
I don’t know anything about Zendaya — like why she seems to only have one name — but I am perfectly fine with this casting. In fact, I’m really only writing this story so that I can put down my mark and make it totally clear that this fat, grumbly comic book nerd is totally and 100% fine with Zendaya being cast as the white, red-haired Mary Jane Watson.
She doesn’t need to die her hair or put on a red wig. She doesn’t need to do anything. Heck, I don’t even need her to say the “jackpot” line. If this is who Marvel has cast as Mary Jane Watson then I have total and utter faith in that decision. They have never failed at casting before, and they’re not about to start now.
So yeah, Zendaya as Mary Jane sounds good to me.
Also, if I can tack this one here, a potential leak has revealed that actor Bokeem Woodbine will be playing the Shocker! That’s amazing! Woodbine was absolutely fantastic in Season 2 of the Fargo TV show, and I would love him as the Shocker!
That casting is a bit less confident, and I really hope Marvel actually officializes some of these announcements soon. No need to keep secrets.
Also, while we’re on the subject, Season 2 of Fargo is bloody brilliant; some of the best, most gripping television I’ve watched in quite some time. And Bokeem Woodbine is responsible for a lot of that, along with the guy who played Nite-Owl in the Watchmen movie.
Wow, so, uh, for the first time in the history of my doing this blog, I forgot to post these comic book reviews this morning. I had them all written up and almost ready to go, but I woke up Saturday morning and thought to myself…nothing. I forgot all about them. Then I downloaded Pokemon Go and went for a walk around the city. Well, you understand what that would have done to me. Still, not an excuse! These are super late, and I hope they’re still good!
I tried out Kim & Kim from Black Mask Studios. I read through both Amazing Spider-Man and adjectiveless Spider-Woman. And I even gave both Batman and Punisher a try. Pretty standard week of comics, if I do say so myself.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Silver Surfer #5, because it is still a very delightful comic book.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #15, Batman #2, Invincible Iron Man #11, Kaijumax #3, Kim & Kim #1, Punisher #3, Silver Surfer #5 and Spider-Woman #9.
What a strange two weeks. Last week, my pile of comics was so overflowing with good options that I didn’t have time to read and review them all! This week, there’s barely a smattering of titles I read, though a lot of the comics do feature characters that star in this week’s Captain America: Civil War. And I promise to get caught up on Black Widow. I really want to read that comic.
As it stands, I was a little too busy watching Civil War to get caught up on a comics, so the review offerings are a bit weak this week. Still, we got new Spider-Man and Iron Man comics, as well as the Comic Book of the Week, Punisher #1, by Becky Cloonan — though if I’m being entirely honest, I wasn’t that big of a fan of the issue.
My ‘problems’ with the Punisher are well-documented on this blog. They’re no one’s fault but my own.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #12, Invincible Iron Man #9 and Punisher #1.