I Love Comics (Blah, Blah, Blah…)

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

Amazing Spider-Man # 57
Commanders In Crisis # 4
Future State: Dark Detective # 1
Future State: Green Lantern # 1
Future State: Justice League # 1
Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman # 1
Future State: Teen Titans # 1
HAHA # 1
Immortal Hulk # 42
King In Black: Thunderbolts # 1
Red Sonja: The Superpowers # 1
Star Wars: Darth Vader # 9

Amazing Spider-Man # 57– This issue continues the outcome from “Last Remains” as a very in-depth conversation between Spidey and Norman Osborn takes up most of the issue and normally when you see these two in a story you’re either going to get an old-fashioned battle or a psychological showdown but for the time being, we’re treated to a more somber yet volatile confrontation which doesn’t slow down the story in the issue but rather gives us a brand new take on the whole Spider-Man/Norman Osborn feud, and with Kindred thrown in for good measure, the aftermath of “Last Remains” continues to be a Spider-Man story worth getting invested in.

Future State: Dark Detective # 1– This Future State entry sees Bruce Wayne, rumored to be dead in this future, is on the run due to The Magistrate, a para-military organization that took control of Gotham; And thanks in part to Dan Mora’s flawless artwork, the series really brings to mind Batman Beyond meets Blade Runner all while keeping the noir aspects alive but at the same time, blending it with the story’s futuristic backdrop and makes for an exciting entry to the life of Batman and the Grifter story was okay but could have been more entertaining, especially for a character from the Image/WildStorm era.

Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman # 1– Another fun “Future State” title if you want to read something to cure your boredom. Jon Kent teams up with Yara Flor, no doubt keeping up the tradition with Clark Kent and Diana Prince did when they teamed up. But unlike their counterparts, both Jon and Yara don’t have any kind of chemistry together, and it looks like Dan Watters is taking his time to build up to it, which doesn’t seem very promising but let’s hope that the second issue will get things up to speed.

HAHA # 1– While W. Maxwell Price defined the horror anthology concept with “Ice Cream Man”, he set his sights with this series that dives right into the heart of the unsung hero of circuses and birthday parties- The Clown! With this series, we get to see the unfortunate elements of being a clown and I for one think that Price has another hit on his hands. It’s also safe to say that HAHA doesn’t come across as super depressing nor falls into the campy area like “Killer Klowns From Outer Space”, it’s like watching a MeatCanyon short but never completely goes off the rails, as I’m guessing that the next few issues may remedy that. So for anyone who has a deep affection for dark comedy, HAHA is the comic for you.

Red Sonja: The Superpowers # 1– I always applaud Dynamite Entertainment for reinvigorating Red Sonja for a new audience but this new concept is something fresh refreshing…..seeing Sonja team up with a group of Superheroes!! That’s right -SUPERHEROES!! And I enjoy seeing The Project, a pulp version of The Avengers that enters Sonja’s world, so after reading the premier issue, this is something worth checking out, mainly due to the winning combination of Dan Abnett’s stellar writing and Jonathan Lau’s magnificent art that makes this series so vibrant and brings to mind the 1940s-era of comics that inspired this series. For anyone who fell in love with Abnett’s writing from his Aquaman run, then Red Sonja: The Superpowers will reignite anyone’s love for superheroes.

Well, that’s it for me. I’ll be back next week so thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.

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