NEW COMICS 4 THIS WEEK (08/11/21)
*All comics will be rated on a scale from 1 to 10*
Batman: The Adventures Continue (Season Two) # 3
Batman ’89 # 1
Daredevil # 33
Defenders # 1
Detective Comics # 1041
Fantastic Four: Life Story # 3
Hardware: Season One # 1
Miles Morales: Spider-Man # 29
Ordinary Gods # 2
The Silver Coin # 5
Spider-Man: Spider’s Shadow # 5
X-Men Legends # 6
Fantastic Four: Life Story # 3– This series heads to the 1980s and it is by far one of the most poignant and emotional issues from this series that packs quite the emotional punch. I like how this issue was being narrated by Johnny Storm himself which makes his story all that more powerful. What I like most about the FF is how they can weather the storm no matter how bad things and the fact that this story is being told in real-time really helps elevate this series, and I’m sure that the tragic element that takes place in this issue will give anyone a punch to the heart all while changing the FF (**NO SPOILERS**); FF: Life Story tends to rush things at a neck-speed pace, not allowing for things to slow down and develop properly but I will say that it’s still a great series that any Marvel fan can enjoy.
Hardcore Season One # 1– This is by far one of the strongest Milestone titles to date, because of the character of Hardcore being more like a cooler yet down to earth version of Iron Man (It’s true) and that the entire issue plays out like a big-budget movie, I also feel like everything about this opening issue will lead into something even bigger for Hardcore and that alone may get anyone hooked on this series. Brandon Thomas’ writing and Denys Cowan’s art make this series stand out against the other Milestone titles (I see you, Static Season One); If you’re looking for thrills and action combined with such amazing storytelling, then Hardcore Season One is a book I highly recommend.
The Silver Coin # 5– Series Artist Michael Walsh takes on the writing duties as well as the art for a story that shows the origin of The Silver Coin in a small New England town where a woman is accused of witchcraft; Right off the bat, this story will indeed have you scared out of your wits and Walsh does such a great job in his writing where anything and everything is dark and sinister and it’s a brilliant way to end the first volume (Next issue the series will be ongoing with a new set of writers) and once again, shows how amazing anthology comics can be.
Spider-Man: Spider’s Shadow # 5– Keeping with the spirit of “What If….?”, I really enjoyed seeing his new take on Spider-Man and the alien symbiote which I feel is way better than Amazing Spider-Man # 300 and how the story of Venom played out, I also love seeing Spidey get a happy ending (**NO SPOILERS**) and The Kingpin emerge with a newfound hatred for the latter. Spider’s Shadow, in my opinion, raised the bar for alternate stories and would love to see more from this universe.
Well, that’s it for me this week. Thanks for sticking around and I will see you next time.