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: Donny Cates/Artist: Lisandro Esthefrren
Colorist: Dee Cunniffe/Letterer: Joe Sabino/Image
Perry’s psychic-trip through Bartlett’s mind to discover who killed Slap leads both vamps on a journey through Bartlett’s origins. While it’s something of a detour from the main action, it does give us some eye-opening insight into the family’s history and their inter-personal dynamics. There’s something missing from the art this week. Maybe, it’s the lack of breathing room in the flashback sequences or maybe it’s the fact that the flashbacks are stylized any differently that the present day. These are personal things and see the disclaimer above. Still, I’m interested in seeing where the next issue goes.
Detective Comics #961
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Writer: James Tynion IV/Pencils: Alvaro Martinez
Inks: Raul Fernandez/Colors: Brad Anderson
Letters: Sal Cipriano/DC Comics
Ascalon, the final A.I. disciple of the Order of St. Dumas, has seized control of an army of Batwings as well as the Suit of Sorrows, with Jean-Paul Valley trapped inside. Hoo, boy. There’s a lot to love about Detective Comics this week. From the incredibly choreographed and dialogued fight of Ascalon vs. Batwoman and Cassandra, to the backstory of Zatanna and Bruce Wayne, to Ascalon and Jean-Paul’s debate in the latter’s mindscape. It’s all great and it’s all worthy of your dollar.
So what did you pick up this week? Agree or disagree with anything said here? Let us know in the comments.