I Love Comics (Blah, Blah, Blah…)

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

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest # 17
Batman White Knight Presents: Generation Joker # 3
Big Game # 1
Black Panther # 2
Hawkgirl # 1
Knight Terrors: Nightwing # 1
Nocterra: Nemesis Special
Radiant Black # 25
Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones # 5
Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow # 4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs Street Fighter # 2

Big Game # 1– Mark Millar brings all of his characters together for a HUGE crossover that’s sure to make “Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths” look like a subpar Michael Bay movie. A clandestine group known only as The Fraternity returns to rid the world of superheroes since they took care of that decades ago but since they’re making a comeback, it’s time to finish what they started! I have to say that both Millar and Pepe Larraz do a spectacular job of setting up the premise as well as introducing every character within the Millarverse without any confusion or long exposition but instead throw you right into the story where the characters from “Wanted”, “Starlight”, “Nemesis”, “The Kingsman”, “The Magic Order” and “Kick-Ass” are all present and accounted for
which will have any Millar fan kicking and screaming with joy for a crossover that could very well be one of the biggest events in comics ever, so take notes DC and Marvel- this is a crossover that has ‘Summer Blockbuster’ written all over it and we got the popcorn and drinks ready in hand to see what develops. Another hit for Millar…..and we’re ready to give him his flowers.

Hawkgirl # 1– Kendra Saunders returns in her own title for the first time in years where the creative team of writer Jadzia Axelrod and artist Amancay Nahuelpan really get to the heart and soul of Kendra as a hero trying to find herself in an ever-changing world. I like how it feels as if we’re meeting Kendra for the first time as Axelrod strips away decades of continuity to give Kendra a fresh start which in turn pays off because it gives the readers a chance to embrace her heroism while seeing her make a life for herself. This is a wonderful reimaging that will delight DC fans everywhere while FINALLY getting Kendra out of Hawkman’s shadow (He needs a new series…..just saying!) This is another DC series that should be on everyone’s radar.

Knight Terrors: Nightwing # 1– Dick Grayson’s nightmare comes to life as he wakes up in a jail cell and realizes that he killed someone he loved (**NO SPOILERS**); Right away the story, scripted by the team of Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad, doesn’t exactly bring out the excitement but doubles down on the horror aspects where they feel makes up for any character development while making it very difficult to follow and that’s a shame since I wanted to see both Cloonan and Conrad branch out with their writing ever since their lackluster run on “Wonder Woman”; While they stick with the theme of DC’s current summer crossover, it feels like the two of them watched a ton of Stephen King and George Romero movies for inspiration but for the most part, it never translates to their script and the use of The Scarecrow doesn’t really help the clunky mess of this story. Yes, Dick Grayson deserves better but I will say this, at least his knight terror isn’t him reliving his “Ric Grayson” days!

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

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