I review comic books every week! This week I review comics from DC, Marvel and Shonen Jump’s One Piece . In alphabetical order.
After two extra weeks of waiting, Action Comics issue 17 is finally comes out and it does not disappoint. This issue continues to tie up loose ends in Grant Morrison’s run on the series, and some confusing plots are begin to have answers. However, while question are answered, the issue lack story progress. It’s a good touch to have the citizens of Metropolis to help out Superman, but overall the story is not enough to make this a strong issue. It’s might also be because the story was split into two issues, so all the juicy stories are in the next issue.
The strongest part of this issue is the back-up. The back-up is a cute story between Superman and his father. While the narration method of the story is questionable, it is still a very cute, very heartwarming story. It’s funny how Action Comics usually has stronger back-ups than the main story. Can’t wait for the epic (I hope) conclusion next week
Whoa, so other than the obvious, no one else notice that Black Canary is the one losing control? It is really annoying that Strix is the only one found out about this, but she cannot talk! To make things worst, no one notices when she writes thing down on the ground. Come on, it’s like one of those children in horror movies that no one believes. Strix attempt to kill Black Canary is just stupid. And Black Canary’s lame excuse? Yeah, I’m sure Strix just dropped the killer robot thingy, girl. While I always like Superhero team stories, I can really say this is one of the dumbest, and most untrustworthy team ever. The final panel where Black Canary has a stupid smile on her face makes me want to puke. What’s she smiling about after she looses control like that?
4/10- if this series don’t pick up soon, I’m going to stop buying it.
So after the epic conclusion of Rise of the Third Army, Wrath of the First Lantern begins. And it already deliver some promising story line. First Lantern turns out to be a strong character with strong desire- he want the Guardians to return to their emotional-selves. To me, it seems like DC is trying to clean up some mistakes Johns done on the Green Lantern series- like taking away Ganthet’s emotion. Meanwhile, The First Lantern is running low on energy and he is going to steal energy from one of the active Green Lanterns. While it seems like the First Lantern will visit Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner in their own titles, but I doubt anything will really happen. It’s been a thing in DC these days that nothing really major happens anyway so while it’s intriguing to pick up those titles, but I’m going to save my money for now. Now that Simon Baz is stuck in the Black Ring as well, can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.
Ha ha, so it turns out that there’s going to be more Injustice comics. I really don’t know why last issue has an END at the last panel then. But it doesn’t matter because I really like this series, and I’m glad there’s more going. This issue has Superman making public declare that he is not going to allow bad things to happen anymore… This issue might be as eventful as the past ones, but it’s an important stepping stone to where Superman is going to become. It gives me chills to see Superman this way.
This issue concludes the cross-over event. While this might not be the strongest cross-over event, it is a great story with many things comes out of it. 1). Aquaman is the king of Atlantis again. 2). Orm is arrested and dubbed Ocean Master. 3). Justice League is officially opening their ranks for new member. 4). A villain is also forming a team as well. This is why Justice League is the flagship title of New 52- every time an event happens, something awesome always comes up of it. This issue might not have the strongest story, but it’s the final pages that make this once again another strong issue.
A long awaited, highly anticipated title. And I’m glad to see that the wait does not go to waste. The core concept of the series is simple- the U.S. Government wants a team of heroes that will answer to them, so they decide to group some B list heroes together whom they can easily control. The issue might be a little slow though, since this is the first issue Johns wants to establish who’s joining the team, and why they’re joining the team. While the issue might not have enough space to include why most of the heroes are joining the team, it does focus on some of the most trouble characters such as Vibe, Catwoman and Martian Manhunter.