Man oh man, this is quite the comic book fan weekend! Not only did the Justice League movie come out — which I very much enjoyed — but we’ve got the Punisher on Netflix! I’ll be watching that this weekend! And expect my Justice League review/list to go up on Wednesday!
Unfortunately, I didn’t read any Justice League or Punisher comics this week! Just normal stuff like Amazing Spider-Man and Mighty Thor! And Comic Book of the Week goes to the new issue of Batman for an absolutely fabulous story!
I think it’s definitely safe to say I like Tom King’s work on Batman more than Scott Snyder. It’s really a shame that I was so cold to King when he started. I just didn’t like that Gotham/Gotham Girl stuff.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #791, Batman #35 and Mighty Thor #701.
Unlike apparently the entire rest of the world, I thoroughly enjoyed Thor: The Dark World. I don’t know when it became popular to hate on that movie because I remember all of us loving it just fine when it came out. Thor: The Dark World was not declared Marvel’s First Failure when it hit theaters so I think people only dislike it in hindsight.
But it doesn’t matter, because now we’ve got Thor: Ragnarok and the world is bright and beautiful again!
Movie Review: 8/10 – Very Good.
Obviously, Thor has never been the biggest franchise at Marvel. I’ve never been a particularly big Thor fan. So the third Thor movie was probably the perfect place to let a new, visionary director come in and make something really wild and amazing. I bet some studio executive somewhere decided Marvel needed to mix the manic, colorful energy of Guardians of the Galaxy with the Avengers characters directly, giving us director Taika Waititi’s gorgeous Ragnarok (also, if you haven’t seen his other movies, go see them!).
Join me after the jump for my takeaways from Thor: Ragnarok! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie!
Comic Convention Season is almost over! Tomorrow I will be selling Gamer Girl & Vixen at Uticon in lovely Utica, NY, so if you live in the area, stop on by! For now, though, I’m reading regular comics!
Plenty of fun entries this week, from the proper return of Tim Drake in Detective Comics to the return of Volstagg in The Mighty Thor. But Comic Book of the Week goes to the new issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for some great character moments, great monsters and a great twist ending!
I also read the first issue of Marvel Legacy, and it was fine. It’s mostly just a big tease for all of Marvel’s upcoming storylines, and some of them look fine. None of them tickle my fancy, so I just hope we get some good stories out of them. I don’t particularly like this 1,000,000 BC Avengers, even if it’s slightly clever. And the less said about the real Wolverine’s “return” the better.
I can’t have missed you if you never went away, Old Man!
Comic Reviews: Batgirl #15, Detective Comics #965, Infamous Iron Man #12, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17 and Mighty Thor #23.
Thor: Ragnarok is only, like, two months away! And the hype is very real! So real, in fact, that the people at the Nerdist made this awesome, 80’s-style movie trailer to go along with the movie’s already spectacular 80’s style!
The internet does good work, people. The Nerdist does good work. I’m just glad I get to be here to reap the rewards!
Happy Flame Con Weekend! Your favorite henchie is, at this very moment, showing off Gamer Girl & Vixen at Flame Con in Brooklyn! It’s the first major convention of my growing comic book career, and my team and I couldn’t be more excited! Wish us luck this weekend!
For some reason, there weren’t too many comics this week, but I’ve reviewed a couple anyway! We’ve got Aquaman and Batman in the same week, for one! And another nice issue of Silver Surfer. But Comic Book of the Week goes to the new issue of Mighty Thor for a pretty gnarly battle between good and fire!
I am also reading DC’s Metal event comic. It’s pretty wild, so far, and plays pretty fast and loose with continuity. The problem is that DC’s continuity is kind of off the rails in Rebirth, as I’m not very sure what actually counts as stable continuity anymore. So when you write something like Metal, which is chock full of Easter Eggs and continuity-reliant reveals, some of the energy gets lost in the shuffle.
Like, I’m pretty sure we’re supposed to just ignore New 52 Hawkman? Is that right? Or…are we not and I’m reading too much into it? I have no idea.
On a sad note, did you people know that the previous issue of Unstoppable Wasp was actually it’s final issue?! I had no idea! Marvel stealth cancels their comics now without any sort of announcement, in order to keep perceived failures out of the headlines. Makes sense, but man, I really loved that series. I’m kind of bummed about it.
Comic Reviews: Aquaman #27, Batman #29, Mighty Thor #22 and Silver Surfer #13.