NEW COMICS 4 THIS WEEK (08/17/22)
*All comics will be rated on a scale from 1 to 10*
Batman/Superman: World’s Finest # 6
Black Adam # 3
Daredevil # 2
Dark Crisis: Young Justice # 3
Do A Powerbomb! # 3
The Flash # 785
Hulk # 8
The Last Shadowhawk # 1
Shirtless Bear-Fighter 2 # 1
The Silver Coin # 13
Ultraman: The Mystery Of Ultraseven # 1
Radiant Black # 16
Do A Powerbomb! # 3– Lona and Cobrasun (aka the tag team of “Sun & Steel”) finally enter the tournament with such enormous flashiness but I also have to say that I really enjoyed reading this issue, mainly because of the numerous tag teams that are presented here such as “Puropack”, “Devildoers”, “Lucha-Bots” and “Pizza Party” (They may be my all-time favorites); so here we see that Lona and Cobrasun face off against the team of “Orangabang”, two anthropomorphic orangutans that could give The Hardy Boyz a run for their money; Seeing these unique tag teams compete in the tournament really made me love this series while finding my way back to liking pro-wrestling but while I’m anxious to see if Lona will find out Conbrasun’s secret, I’m hoping with all my heart that we get to see some more awesome tag teams, and might I add- More Pizza Party, please!
The Last Shadowhawk # 1– Jim Valentino’s timeless character returns in this one shot by Billy Tan (Who supplies the artwork and plot) while Brian Haberlin and Valentino are on scripting duties; The story takes place in a not-to-distant future where evil has taken over society and it looks like Shawdowhawk is their only hope! While I wanted to enjoy this one-shot, it just felt like a weird Moon Knight rip-off where the plot was all over that place and had little to no resemblance to Valentino’s original series, not even an appearance by Eddie Collins, who took up the mantle a few years back (Which didn’t help matters); Billy Tan and company could have spent more time developing a satisfying Shawdowhawk story instead of what we actually got, but I guess they’re always next time.
Shirtless Bear-Fighter 2 # 1– Back in 2017, my good friend JS Roman introduced me to this book to the point where I bought the trade paperback (It was part of a Christmas present) and I literally got a kick out of this concept- A man raised by bears and wander the forest fist-fighting bears while enjoying a stack of flapjacks so imagine my surprise when a sequel was announced and IT’S SO GLORIOUS!! Shirtless joins The Fuzz, a police force dedicated to fighting bears, but it looks like our hero has a difficult time following orders as his old ways get the best of him. Jody Leheup’s script is full of wonders and oddities that make this series delightful while Nil Vendrell’s art really captures the quirky factors that Leheup set out to accomplish. This sequel gives Shirtless a new direction in his life of fighting bears while setting up the big bad villain and yes, I got to say- We need a Shirtless Bear-Fighter series ASAP!!
The Silver Coin # 13– The coin ascends on a couple who, in 1999 when the world went nuts over the Y2K phenomenon, are expecting their first child but things get very weird when Karena gets to experience her unborn child thanks to her coming into possession of the Silver Coin; This is by far one of the most bizarre but captivating examples of childbirth to date (Not counting the giving birth issue of Miracleman from Alan Moore’s run); Johnnie Christmas’ story feels like something out of a David Lynch movie mashed in with elements of “Reanimator” that really feels so chilling yet somehow you can’t look away so I feel that’s a true testament to his brilliant storytelling. This will always be remembered as one of the most gruesome issues of The Silver Coin but we’ll never see childbirth looked at with normalcy again.
Well, that’s it for me this week. Thanks for sticking around and will see you all next time.