NEW COMICS 4 THIS WEEK (06/28/23)
*All comics will be rated on a scale from 1 to 10*
Action Comics # 1056
Amazing Spider-Man #28
Batman: The Adventures Continues Season Three # 6
Captain America: Symbol of Truth # 14
City Boy # 2
Creed: The Next Round # 1
Deadpool # 8
Detective Comics # 1073
Ghost Rider # 15
Green Arrow # 3
The Savage Strength of Starstorm # 2
She-Hulk # 14
Thor # 35
Vanish # 8
Amazing Spider-Man # 28– While the first part of the Doctor Octopus arc didn’t make any waves, the current chapter is by far more exciting but also makes good on showing what a huge threat Doc Ock can be when his intelligence and scheming come into play and might I add the Spidey/Ock fight sequences really made this issue a joy to read. Ed McGuinness brings Zeb Wells’ scripts to life in a way that John Romita Jr. could never fathom, especially when it involves Norman Osborn and J. Jonah Jameson (We definitely need more scenes with just the two of them) as their interaction shows how they’ve grown after so many years (Simply classic); Spider-Man fans will find that the stories they grew up with back in the 1970s and early 80s are alive and well within this issue while waiting with pins and needles to find out Doc Ock’s next plan of attack.
Creed: The Next Round # 1– Michael B. Jordan, who serves as creative director for this series, teams up with the creative team of writers Latoya Morgan and Jai Jamison and artist Wilton Santos to give us the ultimate follow-up to “Creed III” and takes the readers decades into the future as Adonis’ daughter, Amara follows in his footsteps as her boxing career beings to take shape but Adonis is determined to not let her get into any serious fights until he feels that she’s ready to do so. Right off the bat, we get to see such great factors such as seeing Amara as the underdog, as well as Adonis and Bianca, splitting in their support for Amara
is basically helping her in making her the next great boxing legend. Amara does come off as a character that everyone wants to see win, but without the visuals that made the movies so appealing, it lacks the fast-pacing and brilliance of the movies. is it an excellent chapter in the “Creed” franchise? Yes but let’s hope that things start to pick up come the next issue for just wait until “Creed IV” comes out.
Green Arrow # 3– Yes, this issue answers many questing regarding Green Arrow’s current predicament in the dimension that he’s trapped in and yes, it can be a lot for longtime GA fans to take in, many because this has been done before- many, many times! But I digress. The great interactions that Connor Hawke and Lian (Roy Harper’s daughter) have are pure and genuine. And since I’m not giving away the ending (**NO SPOILERS**), let’s just say that 90s babies will go crazy over it so with that, you’ll be waiting to see what comes next and yes, it’s still a perfect time to be a Green Arrow fan.
The Savage Strength of Starstorm # 2– The first issue introduced us to Grant Garrison, a teenager who gained such interstellar powers (Sounds Familiar!) so the second issue follows up on the aftermath of this huge meteor crashing in Grant’s high school where a slew of zombies rise from their graves, now I’m all for seeing zombies in a comic book when the story’s done right and there a well-thought-out purpose behind it (*Ahem*, Walking Dead) so it’s just bizarre how creator/writer Drew Craig just completely ignores Grant trying to come to terms with the powers that were bestowed upon him to just throwing him into to a conflict with zombies as well as a rushed romance between Grant and the daughter of a mob boss so with this issue, it seems to leave the Jim Starlin influence in the dust to give us this story that I feel doesn’t mesh well with the intergalactic aspects that Craig introduced in the first issue so after the goodwill that the first issue brought with it, I’m praying that Drew Craig gets things back on track before everyone leaves this title back on the shelf.
Well, that’s it for me this week. Thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.