I Love Comics (Blah, Blah, Blah…)

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

Amazing Spider-Man # 48
Avengers # 13
Batman: Dark Age # 2
Daredevil # 8
Detective Comics # 1084
Dick Tracy # 1
The Flash # 8
Green Arrow # 11
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers # 119
Spider-Punk: Arms Race # 3
Ultimate Spider-Man # 4
Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives! # 1!

Daredevil # 8– Marvel celebrates the Man Without Fear’s 60th anniversary with style as regular writer Saladin Ahmed brings an old villain back into the fold (At this point I think everyone knows who it is) while reintroducing readers to Bullseye (although it was weird to see the latter do a short TED talk) and what makes this particular issue of DD worth your time is the selection of short stories by legendary writers such as Ann Nocenti and D.G. Chichester that takes a look into DD’s past with such innovation and fondness that will reminds readers why Daredevil has such a rich history even if the current series is continuing to find its footing. Still, while it’s a great celebration, let’s see what issue # 700 brings.

Dick Tracy # 1– Dick Tracy returns in a new series that blends the classic elements of his world that include his iconic villains, supporting cast, and unforgettable watch radio with a hardboiled and realistic take with a noir narrative thrown in that set the stage for a new chapter in the iconic detective’s legacy; The story itself has plenty of twists and turns that will keep you intrigued but while fans might see this series as another nostalgia trip, the creative team of writers Alex Segura and Michael Mireci and artist Geraldo Borges delivers a no-nonsense crime thriller that not only strays away from the campiness of the 1990 Warren Beatty movie but honors the work of creator Chester Gould in a way that would make him proud.

Ultimate Spider-Man # 4– Yes, this issue has no action but the storytelling is still incredible as Peter and Mary Jane have dinner with Harry Osborn as his wife- Gwen Stacy (Yes you heard that right! Gwen makes her debut in this new Ultimate iteration); The entire premise of this issue is captivating and I enjoy how the dialogue between these timeless characters flow effortlessly; The fourth issue of this series may serve as a toned down chapter but is still dramatic enough to be a crowd-pleaser in its unique way.

Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives! # 1– The second series to come out of the Universal Monsters line via Image/Skybound that delivers a modern-day twist on the 1954 classic but goes its path that works for today’s audience and shows the strengths of writers Dan Watters and Ram V where they breathe new life into the world’s most recognizable monster while at the same time, introducing readers to the main protagonist, a journalist who’s main goal is tracking down a serial killer which I feel is a great way to open up the series instead of introducing the Creature right off the bat. CFTBL fans old and new will get drawn into this series due to the modern approach to storytelling and after reading this, it’s another home run for Image’s new Universal Monster line.

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

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