I Love Comics (Blah, Blah, Blah….)

*All comics will be rated on a scale from 1 to 10*

Action Comics # 1048
Amazing Spider-Man # 12
Creepshow # 2
Detective Comics # 1065
Moon Knight Annual # 1
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers # 101
Punchline: The Gotham Game # 1
Redman # 5
Vanish # 2
Venom # 12
X-Terminators # 2

Amazing Spider-Man # 12– This issue continues the new saga of The Hobgoblin which I feel is one of the rare yet exciting factors that Zeb Wells has brought to the table during this stint as the writer of this title because it brings Ned Leeds back in the fold as well as some of the familiar elements that fans like myself remembered back in the mid-1980s so the nostalgic factor works really well for this arc, but once again John Romita Jr.’s artwork is still hit-or-miss due to the fact that his days of perfection are behind him and Scott Hanna’s inking is not helping matters either and this a story of this magnitude, it should have been handled by an artist that could bring out the best in the script. This issue delivers on giving us an epic Spider-Man/Hobgoblin showdown and the rest of this arc brings back the glory days of ASM, but only time will tell if JRJR will bring his artwork up to par instead of phoning it in.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers # 101– Melissa Flores and Simona Di Glanfelice come abroad as the new creative team and I have to say- This is a great jumping-on point for new fans as well as pop culture enthusiasts who want to get in on the excitement that BOOM! Studios have brought to the Power Rangers; From a new yet deadly beginning for Rita Replusa (** NO SPOILERS**) that makes her an even bigger threat to her feud with Zordon that looks to be explored, I like how Flores gets to the very heart of the Rangers as seen in this issue, the chemistry between all of them are still intact that they know how to work as a team. the action is just as loud and tremendous as the t.v. show but it’s very entertaining and the ending will shock you (No foolin’); For people who may have reservations about reading this series all I have to say is pick up this issue and afterward, you’ll be hooked but for the looks of it, Flores and Di Glanfelice have just ushered in a spectacular new era for everyone’s favorite Power Rangers.

Punchline: The Gotham Game # 1– Punchline, the breakout character during James Tynion’s run on “Batman” gets her own series but as I was reading this, it felt more in the tune with a darker yet sinister version of Harley Quinn that may or may not be a good thing but one thing I’m sure of is that the writing team of Tini Howard and Blake Howard intends to make Punchline unlikeable to the fans mainly because it feels like they’re focusing on the brutality of the characters actions instead of making her a well-rounded antagonist but for the most part, the story isn’t all bad but it could benefit from a few changes- like not trying so hard to make Punchline the next Joker. While Punchline herself is a great character when being handled by a great writer, I feel like if she gets another series then it would be wonderful to flesh out her background as well as her personality but for now, what you see is what you get.

Well, that’s it for me this week. Thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.

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