I Love Comics (Blah, Blah, Blah…)

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

Amazing Spider-Man # 75
Batman # 114
Batman: The Adventures Continues Season Two # 5
Captain Marvel # 33
Chicken Devil # 1
FirePower # 16
Justice League Infinity # 4
Marvel Action Origins # 4
Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular # 1

Amazing Spider-Man # 75– This issue marks the return of Ben Reilly (aka The Spider-Clone, aka The Scarlet Spider, and aka Fiil-In Spider-Man for the mid-90s) as he once again replaces Peter Parker as Spider-Man, and I know that some people who are diehard ASM fans may take issue with Ben being Spidey again, I have to say this was done in a very brilliant way that doesn’t insult the readers but gives us an old-school concept with a modern-day twist; With The Beyond Corporation backing him up, Ben is truly living his best life as Spider-Man, but things take a turn for the worst when it comes to Peter Parker, thanks in part to The U-Foes (**NO SPOILERS**); Zeb Wells once again delivers a Spider-Man story that’s full of action, drama and suspense yet make it easy for the readers to accept Ben in his new role, and Patrick Gleason’s artwork- Stunning! From the quiet moments to the action-packed scenes, Gleason brings them alive with ease and never disappoints. The 90s kid in me is screaming with joy by this new era developing in ASM, but the jury is out on whenever it will succeed or just be another cash ploy by Marvel to raise sales. Only time will tell.

Chicken Devil # 1– This series could very well be the next iteration of “Breaking Bad” but with edginess thrown in for some good measure; The series introduces us to Mitchell Moss, who married, has two children, and owns a chain of popular Memphis Hot Chicken restaurants in California. Everything seems to be going Mitchell’s way…..until he finds out his business partner is doing business with the mob and having a $2 million debt with them doesn’t exactly help the situation; The series itself shows Mitchell as a meek and non-confrontational person but thanks to his business partner, has no choice but to become a vigilante; I really love how this series takes dark comedy and crime drama and puts them together with great success. Brian Buccellato’s script keeps the story flowing with ease, mainly because of the fleshed-out characters and how the plot makes sure the readers know what’s happening one minute….and then surprises them the next minute. Hayden Sherman’s art is also a contributing factor for this series because of the realistic and erratic themes he brings to every page. Chicken Devil is off to a wonderful start as a crime drama that will entertain yet shock you with every page. And yes, I’ll be so bold to say that it’s definitely like “Breaking Bad”….but better.

Marvel Action Origins # 4– This issue covers the origins of both Miles Morales: Spider-Man and The Rhino, and while these origins were extremely fun to read the first time, I do like how they’re being redone for a younger audience that will enjoy them or not that familiar with these characters, especially for the ones that are Spider-Man fans. it might not excite the older audience, but it’s still a great read plus the artwork for both stories are top-notch. This is the type of comic you would see in your LCS if you find yourself with some extra money burning in your pocket.

Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular # 1– I just know it was only a matter of time before Wonder Woman got her own 100-page special but this one will be a huge hit among those WW fans who will indeed get a kick out of reading these short stories that cover her entire history from the Silver Age era to the distant future, this special is an amazing way to celebrate WW and I know that another 100-Page special is on the horizon. I mean it is DC is you know it’s coming sooner or later.

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

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