NEW COMICS 4 THIS WEEK (01/06/21)
*All comics will be rated on a scale from 1 to 10*
Future State: The Next Batman # 1– For all the Batman fans out there, this series will be fun experience for you to enjoy as a new Dark Knight takes center stage in this story that takes place way into the future but what’s most interesting is that the spirit and morals that Bruce Wayne brought to the role is still intact with this new Batman , and yes when this series was first announced that an African-American will be in the role of the Caped Crusader, it doesn’t go overboard with the concept nor does it beat you over the head with it, instead the story still delivers a punch to the gut that will leave you wanting more, only thing is that the backup stories featuring The Outsiders and The Arkham Knights were great, but should have been jam-packed into its own title because I would have loved to see John Ridley expand his story instead of having to wait for the second (and last) issue; The Next Batman is a real fantastic entry to the Batman mythos and we can only hope that DC would give it more life after Future State wraps up in March.
Future State: Harley Quinn # 1– Another fun and exciting entry to the Future State series as it focuses on a more mature Harley Quinn who uses her knowledge of Gotham’s villains to take them down; What’s really great is how this series strays away from the usual colorful and maniacal elements that surround a Harley Quinn story and Stephanie Phillips is really coming into her own as a writer, bringing a “Batman Beyond” vibe to the series all while still making Harley a memorable character.
Future State: Superman Of Metropolis # 1– It’s awesome to see Jon Kent take on the mantle of Superman but what’s really cool about this series is that Sean Lewis and John Timms have given us a Superman story that doesn’t have any of the clumsy and overstuffed elements that Brian Michael Bendis brought to the table and it’s good to see Jon live up to his father’s legacy and seeing him come into conflict with Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) really gave the story some balanced and under Lewis’ direction, Jon is continuing to flourish (Which is a lot better than Bendis) and the Mister Miracle backup story could have had its own title but S.O.M. is a great Superman series that all DC fans will enjoy.
Future State: Wonder Woman # 1– For this series, Yara Flor shows up as a new WW and for the most part, Joelle Jones really brings her A-Game with her artwork, but I do feel strongly that her writing should be stronger, especially when you take into account that she’s pulling double-duty on a character such as Wonder Woman but it’s still a good read so don’t write it off just yet.
Symbiote Spider-Man: King In Black # 3– I’m still loving the outer space aspect of this series as well as seeing Spidey interact with the likes of Kang, The Conquerer, and Rocket Raccoon and the appearance of Captain Marvel (The Monica Rambeau version) really feels like “Guardians Of The Galaxy” meets “Spaceballs” so once again, this series is a real treat when it comes to old school storytelling and keeping in line with the “King In Black” storyline, it’s almost like you never want this series to end.
Well, that’s it for me. I’ll back next week so thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.