NEW COMICS 4 THIS WEEK (03/31/21)
*All comics will be rated on a scale from 1 to 10*
Batman/Catwoman # 4
Beta Ray Bill # 1
Cross Over # 5
The Flash # 768
Marvel Action Spider-Man # 1
Shadecraft # 1
Silk # 1
Strange Adventures # 9
Symbiote Spider-Man: King In Black # 5
X-Men Legends # 2
Beta Ray Bill # 1– Ever since his first appearance in Thor # 337, Beta Ray Bill quickly became a fan favorite among Thor fans, and with this series, spearheaded by Daniel Warren Johnson of “Murder Falcon” fame this series takes an interesting look at Bill’s tenure as a hero and his determination to step out of Thor’s Shadow which I feel will get people interested in reading about Bill’s journey; From the heartbreaking moments to the all-out action parts, Johnson does a magnificent job of bringing the same energy that he brought to Murder Falcon, it almost feels like you’re witnessing a rock opera come to life. This series will definitely bring joy to Bill’s longtime fans.
The Flash # 768– Jeremy Adams comes aboard as this book’s regular writer and he wastes no time in establishing the new status quo for The Fastest Man Alive; Barry Allen turns over the mantle of The Flash to Wally West but the latter doesn’t go head first into punching bad guys but find himself with two big dilemmas (**NO SPOILERS**) and with these situations, The Flash is headed for the biggest adventure he’s ever faced and this is a real game-changer for both Barry Allen and Wally West so I’m really liking what Adams brought to the table with the beginning of this latest arc and I hope after it’s all said and done, we’ll get a return to form with Wally being the hero we’ve know to love.
Shadecraft # 1– This title’s premise really got me intrigued and after reading it, it’s just simply amazing! Zadie Lu is a typical teenager who’s got one big problem- She thinks that any random shadow is alive! Once the element comes into play, that’s when the story itself gets exciting as it shows Zadie facing her fears via the shadows and how they’re connected to her brother Ricky, who’s currently in a coma due to a car accident which I’m hoping that it will get fleshed out as the series progresses; Joe Henderson has crafted a story that leans towards the dark elements with some heart but also strays away from the teen angst (Take notes, Superman & Lois!); Lee Garbett’s artwork really set the tone for this series as his characters are vibrant and alive, plus I enjoy how every nuance comes alive in every page as this is without a doubt one of the most excellent work in his career (He really needs to do a superhero series for Image); If you love mystery and sci-fi mixed in with drama, then Shadecraft is the title for you.
Silk # 1– This series is another one that I enjoyed reading from beginning to end and the new settings for Cindy Moon will be pleasing to any of Silk’s fans: Cindy finds herself working for J. Jonah Jameson in his new venture, a digital content called “Threats and Menaces” and for me, reading this will invoke memories of those classic Spider-Man stories with Peter Parker making ends meet working for The Daily Bugle so that alone made me fall in love with this series as first-time comic book writer Maurene Goo really hit it out the park with her first issue and Takeshi Miyazawa’s art is really sharp, making it better than his “Ghost-Spider” run. Silk is fun, energetic and an overall great read which will be a wonderful surprise for anyone who enjoys the golden era of Marvel Comics.
Symbiote Spider-Man: King In Black # 5– The conclusion of Spidey’s adventure in outer space ends with a bang and will have you entertained until the very end (The chemistry between Spidey, Kang The Conqueror, Rocket Raccoon, and Monica Rambeau: Captain Marvel is just flawless) and it also does a great job of setting up another adventure for the Symbiote Spider-Man as Peter David and Greg Land proves that there are still many stories to tell about our favorite wall-crawler and his symbiote. Can’t wait for the next chapter.
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.