NEW COMICS 4 THIS WEEK (11/16/22)
*All comics will be rated on a scale from 1 to 10*
Batman/Superman: World’s Finest # 9
Black Adam # 6
The Flash # 788
Iron Man # 650
Junkyard Joe # 2
Stargirl: The Lost Children # 1
Black Adam # 6– This issue basically says it all: BLACK ADAM VS BATMAN!! Khandaq, Black Adam’s country, is fighting for autonomy, but it isn’t until Black Adam finds out that Bruce Wayne had been supporting the democratic rebels so this is when everything hits the fan! The battle between these two is brutal and holds nothing back, the issue itself is too dialogue-heavy (After all, it is a Priest script in full effect), therefore makes it hard to enjoy the slugfest mainly because it drags the action down which is really horrible because this could have been a real blockbuster so to speak. The psychological study between Black Adam and Batman on who’s right or wrong in this conflict is a nice touch but between that and the all-out brawl, those are the only good things about this issue which could have done better in giving the readers a very comprehensive look at two of DC’s most popular anti-heroes. I suppose there’s always next time.
Junkyard Joe # 2– The second issue of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s “Geiger” spinoff sees the character coming face-to-face with his creator, Muddy Davis who just ended the “Junkyard Joe” comic strip after a fifty-year run gets rattled his a few nerve-wrenching dreams about Vietnam, this is when Muddy actually meets Joe, who shows up at his doorstep; Their meeting is brief, which I feel will be set up for the next issue as Johns will flesh it out further but the book’s huge subplot get an introducing towards the end (**NO SPOILERS**) which might be dangerous for both Joe and Muddy but this is a series that’s shaping up to be a success, especially since this whole series is a reinvigoration of Johns’ writing, and the readers are getting to see that first hand. Another great issue with more surprises to come.
Stargirl: The Lost Children # 1– Geoff Johns returns to the character he co-created as he takes Courtney Whitmore on a new adventure that sees numerous sidekicks from the Golden Age gone missing so Courtney and her BFF Red Arrow team up find solve this mystery. Right away, this issue brings with it a mixture of love and respect for the Golden Age as only Johns can present it due to his work on “JSA” because he knows exactly how to take the legacy characters of the DC Universe and treat them with the respect they deserve and Todd Nauck’s artwork is still breathtaking with every page to bring an ounce of brilliance that only he can produce. The Lost Children takes pride in its nostalgia which I enjoy immensely and I’m sure fans of Johns’ writing will relish it because his reunion with Stargirl is a joyful event that should be appreciated.
Well, that’s it for me this week. Thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.