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.
Writer: Kelly Thompson/Artist: Leonardo Romero
Color Artist: Jordie Bellaire/Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino/Marvel
After several years and multiple series, Kate Bishop finally comes face to face with her father. In an rather busy issue, Thompson juggles multiple plot threads across two timelines and while almost all of the hits land, one has to wonder if they would have had greater impact were they array differently. Still, the character work is on point as usual and the dialogue and monologue are as strong as ever. Romero and Bellaire put on a master class in making the most out of a little. The issue is mostly dialogue, but every scene is engaging and wrought with emotion thanks largely to the stellar art team. And when the action does occur the choreography is fantastic. This is not the best issue of Hawkeye, but it’s still goddamn great.
The Woods #33
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Writer: James Tynion IV/Illustrator: Michael Dialynas
Letters: Ed Dukeshire/Boom! Studios
The worst thing about this issue is it’s been so long since the last one came out. The best thing is everything else. Great character moments, fantastic plot development, incredible art, and messy, messy humans. Amazing stuff.
The Wicked + The Divine #29
Writer: Kieron Gillen/Artist: Jamie McKelvie
Colorist: Matthew Wilson/Letterer: Clayton Cowles/Image
I’m tempted to make a pun here. Something about herding cats and hurting cats (as in cats that hurt, not cats being hurt, but also that in the way that you can use cats as slang for people) but can’t seem to quite make it work. Good issue thought. Everything’s gone so beautifully wrong.
So what did you pick up this week? Agree or disagree with anything said here? Let us know in the comments.