I Love Comics (Blah, Blah, Blah)

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

Action Comics # 1052
Amazing Spider-Man # 43
Batman # 143
Batman & Robin # 5
Black Panther # 9
Daredevil: Black Armor # 4
Dutch # 1
Miles Morales: Spider-Man # 16
Night Trasher # 1
Penthouse Comics # 1
Shazam! # 8
Sinister Sons # 1
Spier-Gwen: Smash # 3
Superior Spider-Man # 4
Transformers # 5
Vengeance of the Moon Knight # 2
The Weather Man Vol. 3 # 2

Dutch # 1– The legendary ’90s super-soldier returns for an all-new adventure and while it feels like it took elements of the “Dark Knight Returns”, “Old Man Logan” and “RED” to make this story feel fresh as possible as it features an old hero coming back for a final mission but I have to say that the team of Joe Casey (Who could never write a bad story) and Simon Gane does a great job of making Dutch likable while doing away with the whole “things were different in my generation” rant that most older heroes tend to do so since there no thrills to go with this opposing issue, it’s still a good read that shows us that older heroes are still relatable in whatever era they show up in.

Night Trasher # 1– Dwayne Taylor returns after years of sitting on the sidelines and immediately throws him back into vigilante mode while finding the right balance between fighting crime and his work at his foundation (That he quickly shuts down after being back for so long); I enjoy the way that J. Holtham patterns his script to freshen up Night Thrasher as a new street gang shows up to make throw our hero’s life into turmoil while some familiar faces appear for fan service that will take readers back to the 90s. Is it weird that Dwayne’s return moves at a fast pace? Yes, which hurts the pacing but the pleasant moments make pop for it and it looks like things will get more interesting in the following issue.

Penthouse Comics # 1– Penthouse presents the ongoing return of Penthouse Comics after 30 years That features a wealth of talent from all across the industry telling stories in the action, thriller, and horror genres with four new ongoing tales.
– Gun Crazy debuts the wild ride of Dolly Sanchez and Lanoya O’Brien, two girls fighting for survival in this violent story at the crossroads of Tarantino, VHS stuff, and the 80s.
– Guillem March draws Jean Dufaux’s The Dream, a tale about Megan, a Hollywood casting director who attempts to bring out the potential actor hidden deep inside a stripper in the San Francisco suburbs.
– I Spit On Your Grave, is an adaptation of Vernon Sullivan’s famous novel about Lee Anderson, whose only goal is to avenge the death of his brother. Along the way, he’ll fall into a life of debauchery and sex.
– Miss October follows a young and high-flying female who desperately must find the killer who is murdering women, one by one, and dubbing them each month of the year before she’s next!
This is the type of comic that one would hide from their parents or girlfriend/life partner because of the risqué stories presented here, but this is a good anthology the issue for anyone who wants to read something different, and the A-List talent on the stories deliver with awe and greatness so yes, it’s Penthouse and it’s got something for everybody (Especially for the guys who love their T&A) so go into this with an open mind and you will not regret it; The only thing is that after you finish reading it, you might feel like you turned into a character from “Boogie Nights” or in my case, Eric Roberts from “Star 80” but don’t judge a book by its cover.

Sinister Sons # 1– Lord-Zod and Sinson, the sons of General Zod and Sinestro get their title and who better to write their misadventures than Peter J. Tomasi, who made “Super Sons” a must-read title for DC during the “Rebirth” era and while this title may have a different and, dare is say it?……..sinister vibe to it; The pair’s path to becoming villains gets off to a good yet strong start and it’s going to be interesting to see how Tomasi puts these two high-powered personalities together because they’re not Damien Wayne and Jon Kent but while the days of the those two getting together may not happen, it’s great to know that Tomasi’s back at DC doing a title that defiantly plays to his strengths as a writer but he also captures the fun aspects of “Super Sons” and injects it into this title with such grace, making it a title worth checking out and showing us that DC can put out some quality titles now and then.

Superior Spider-Man # 4– It’s always a good thing when this current volume of this title comes out with an issue that takes creativity to new heights and that’s what we get with this current issue that finds both Peter Parker and Otto Octavius duking it out in their minds (Which has been done before, but not without the explosive result that is on display here); Dan Slott pulls out all the stops while giving the readers a comprehensive look at the history between Spidey and Ock that pays homage to both the Silver and Bronze Age stories and gives us an amazing surprise towards the end (**NO SPOILERS**); This series tends to have a “swing and a miss” factor attached to it but this issue is by far a brilliant read that succeeds on all levels and gives us a solid reason to check out the next issue.

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

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