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.
Mass Effect: Discovery #2
Story: John Dombrow & Jeremy Barlow/Script: Jeremy Barlow
Art: Gabriel Guzman/Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Lettering: Nate Piekos of Blambot/Dark Horse Comics
On the tale of a missing Salarian, Andromeda agent Luna Shanks and Turian Hierarchy double agent Tiran Kandros contend with a superpowered Agent Zeta and their own suspicions. Some of the plot is a bit boilerplate, but there are a few nice character moments herein. Guzman continues to be a big draw for the series, making Zeta an impressive force to be reckoned with. Discovery continues to be a good adventure.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Creators: Donny Cates & Lisandro Estherren /Colorist: Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: Joe Sabino/Image
All hell has broken loose and the Bowman boys are bringing the fire. Cates makes the pragmatic decision not to revel in the anarchy and instead progress the plot along via Bartlett and crazy old Grandpa Bowman. Estherren makes great use of the time given: the action scenes are phenomenal, and the emotions are brilliantly displayed. Cunniffe’s colors are impressive, particularly in the dark hues of the attic. Redneck is great. Be reading it.
Detective Comics #959
Writer: James Tynion IV/Pencils: Alvaro Martinez
Inks: Raul Fernandez/Colors: Brad Anderson
Letters: Sal Cipriano/DC Comics
Can the combined forces of the Bat Team and Zatanna stand up the holy digital terror that is Ascalon? It is continually amazing how many character moments Tynion packs into an issue and keeps everything running smooth. Even dealing with the additional plot thread of The Button’s fallout, everything flows spectacularly. The art team continues to be phenomenal and, in an issue filled with quieter moments, the quality never dips. Even the weirdness of Azrael’s former cult can’t slow down the awesome that is Detective Comics.
So what did you pick up this week? Agree or disagree with anything said here? Let us know in the comments.