A weekly column in which Jake gives short blurbs about the comics he’s picked up that week. Reviewed in the order read, which varies but generally by increasing anticipation. Disclaimer: he knows very little about art, at least not enough to considerably honor such tremendous undertakings, so…yeh, there’s that.
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3
Writers: Julie Benson & Shawna Benson
Artists: Claire Roe & Roge Antonio
Colors: Allen Passalaqua
Letters: Deron Bennett
The Birds of Prey attempt to hack Oracle’s drive to find their next target and we get unexpected, though not unpleasant in the least, flashback of Dinah’s early life. It’s an emotional issue, one that the Bensons pull off with general success. Barring a few hokey lines and moments, the dialogue is fantastic and the best emotional beats run the gamut from comedy to tragedy excellently. Roe’s action sequences continue to improve and Antonio provides some nice quiet moments in his flashback sequences. While this issue could have been nothing more than padding, excellent storytelling all-around make it a worthy addition to the arc.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Moon Knight #7
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artists: Francesco Francavilla & James Stokoe
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
The Wolves, they’ve come to the moon! (Sorry). In this issue of the increasingly batshit adventures of Moon Knight, Marc Spector fights Space Wolves on the moon and Jake Lockley drives a cab. And the craziest part is that both of them work so well together! I have no idea where Lemire is going with this, and I couldn’t be happier. Francavilla and Stokoe put on a master class in art, with Francavilla’s moody colors and framework perfectly depicted Lockley’s noir escapades and Stokoe’s chaotic and kinetic style depicting a space battle and a werewolf-populated Earth as only he can. Just excellent in every sense of the word.
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