I Love Comics (Blah, Blah, Blah….)

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

Amazing Spider-Man # 24
Batman/Superman: World’s Finest # 14
Black Adam # 10
DC Silent Tales # 1
The Flash # 797
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers # 107
Red Goblin # 3
She-Hulk # 12
Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow # 1
Superman # 3

Amazing Spider-Man # 24– If you already heard the news that the next issue will be heartbreaking to no extent, then it looks like this issue sets that up but we still have to get through the whole “What did Peter Parker do?” arc that seems to be dragging on but I will say that the whole Peter Parker/Norman Osborn as allies is growing on me because I was ready to disown it but Zeb Wells manages to make it likable to the point where you don’t want to see the two of them go back to their old ways; The opening pages with Spidey “borrowing” a potential power source from The Fantastic Four is so fun due to the Indiana Jones vibe that is presented here and when Spidey, with Norman Osborn’s help, designs a suit that allows him to travel back to the other dimension to do battle with Rabin is also another fun aspect but you’ll soon find yourself in Spidey’s POV when he’s reunited with Mary Jane (**NO SPOILERS**) and the Sci-Fi element doesn’t feel out of character due to Spidey’s background in science but once again puts the focus on his intelligent. Yes, the whole revelation of what horrible thing Spidey did is moving extremely slowly and this issue is entertaining but you should take it with a grain of salt, as for the shocking moment that’s coming up? Well, I’ll hold my breath to see if it lives up to its hype.

DC Silent Tales # 1– Gustave Duarte brings his unique and quirky style of storytelling with this special that presents six short stories featuring Harley Quinn, The Joker, Superman, Cyborg, Zatanna, and Lobo and I must say that this is by far one of the most enjoyable titles to come out of DC; It’s offbeat yet charming in its own way as we get stories such as Harley Quinn buying a hammer at a hardware store with hazardous results, Cyborn enjoying a record but being pestered by Gizmo, Superman dealing with laundry, Batman stopping The Joker from stealing a rare painting (The twist ending will shock you) and the best one of all, Lobo fighting vampire nazis! The no-dialogue factor works well as the stories are a breeze to get through and the heroes who are the star attractions for this special are in no danger of feeling too cartoonish which is absolutely a bright spot. I would definitely like to see DC Silent Tales # 2 thanks to Duarte taking the readers back to a simpler time in entertainment and at least it’s more enjoyable than that whole “‘Nuff Said” event that Marvel put out in the fall of 2001.

Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow # 1– Conner Kent is back in his own title! YES!! to say that I’m happy about this is an understatement as I’ve always been a Kon-El fan since the “Reign of the Supermen” arc and while the New 52 diminished his value, it’s great to see the original back in effect. Feeling out of place in a world that doesn’t require his help, Kon-El finds himself in space where in order to fulfill his need to once again be a hero, lands on an unknown planet that’s in chaos and it looks like Conner has bitten off more than he can chew (OUCH!!); Kenny Porter has delivered a stylish yet adventurous story like is, in fact, a true reintroduction to a memorable character from the Superman family while not falling into the whole “Take everything special that Karl Kesel did and recycle it” troupe which thankfully he never takes that route but while he was squandered in Brian Michael Bendis’ run on “Young Justice”, The Man of Tomorrow gives us a Conner Kent that we’ve been waiting for all while all of his personality traits are back and I for one welcome it since it will remind us 90s babies why this version of Superboy is the absolute best.

Superman # 3– Three issues in and this series continues to be another hit for DC (Despite all the usual missteps they take in their approach to storytelling); Watching Superman face the odds of battling the Parasite while struggling with his newfound partnership with Lex Luthor but in this issue, we get a new layer to the whole SuperLex team that will have anyone screaming with joy (**NO SPOILERS**); I feel that it’s always great to see Superman and his dedication to saving the world that may be old-fashioned but to us loyal fans, it’s that special element that undeniably makes him the greatest hero of all time! Joshua Williamson’s writing manages to hit all the right beats such as dealing with an army of Parasites to seeing SuperCorp (Formely “LexCorp”) in its prime while the last page sets up for the net arc and I have to say, it looks promising and with Williamson as the writer, you know it’s going to be another “shock and awe” arc that will leave no stone unturned and while I’ve probably never admitted this before when it comes to a writer…but I definitely trust Joshua Williamson and the golden touch that he’s applying to this series. If you have to read one DC title then I would suggest this one due to the brilliance that the creative team has injected into their stories while letting the readers know that the best is yet to come.

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

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