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.
Bit of a slimming down this week. Expect to see more of the same in the future.
Mister Miracle #1
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Writer: Tom King/Pencils, Inks, & Colors: Mitch Gerads
Letters: Clayton Cowles/DC Comics
Mister Miracle has escaped every trap life has put before him, but can he escape the greatest trap known to man: death. If this first issue is any indication, this book will be on the level of King’s Vision. There’s no higher praise I can give this book. The fact that Mitch Gerads, King’s partner on Sheriff of Babylon, is putting out the best work of his career isn’t icing on the cake. It’s cake on the cake. I’m talking this book up a lot. It deserves it.
Detective Comics #962
Writer: James Tynion IV/Pencils: Alvaro Martinez
Inks: Raul Fernandez/Colorist: Brad Anderson
Letters: Sal Cipriano/DC Comics
Ascalon has taken control of the Bat-Drones and only the Bat Team can stop it from purifying Gotham. Tynion’s resolution of the events, while great on emotional beats, are a bit muddled plot-wise. Still, the art is as strong as ever, providing great choreography in the final fight and excellent emotion during the revelation sequence. Detective Comics is strong, and more importantly, seems to be building to an even larger story, which is always exciting.
The Wicked + The Divine #30
Writer: Kieron Gillen/Artist: Jamie McKelvie
Colorist: Matthew Wilson/Letterer: Clayton Cowles/Image
Happy thirtieth issue. Everything is awful. It’s great.
So what did you pick up this week? Agree or disagree with anything said here? Let us know in the comments.