NEW COMICS 4 THIS WEEK (10/20/21)
*All comics will be rated on a scale from 1 to 10*
Avengers # 49
Batman # 115
Fantastic Four # 37
The Flash # 775
Shazam # 4
Superman: Son of Kal-El # 4
Thor # 18
United States of Captain America # 5
Batman # 115 – After the all-out insanity from the past few “Fear State” I felt like this issue is by far one of the most calmer entries. Even though Miracle Molly gets some screen time and the action comes and goes, it looks like it’s building up to something bigger and hectic but for the time being, this issue became more of a setup than anything but it’s still a great read so I can’t nitpick too much.
The Flash # 775– This series continues to be a fun read as Starbreaker (a classic villain) shows up to spread hate and it’s up to The Flash to stop him. I enjoy how this series does such a wonderful job of bringing in some old school sensibility but making it more modern for today’s readers, plus I have to once again say that seeing Wally West back is one of the greatest decisions DC has ever made (And that’s saying a lot); Thanks to the strong effort by this books creative team, superheroes stories are still an awesome thing to read.
Shazam # 4– This final issue of this limited series could have been promising if it didn’t feel like a CW show, I mean, Shazam and a twenty-something Black Adam sitting around a makeshift diner drinking cocoa?!?- This felt more suited for an episode of “Seinfeld” than anything! The way it ended (** NO SPOILERS **) felt like it was a setup for something epic but will leave the readers asking for more and scratching their heads as this could have easily benefited from a fifth issue but I’m hoping that somewhere down the road, we’ll get another Shazam series that will hopefully give us a more satisfying conclusion and will have our hero once again back at the topic his game.
Superman: Son of Kal-El # 4– Jon Kent’s trial by fire is still amazing to behold as he comes face to face with some of The Justice League; I know that some people are still fixated by Jon’s sexuality (DC announced that Jon is bisexual for those that don’t know), But I still think that Superman fans old and new will enjoy this fresh take on a son doing his best to move out of his father’s shadow while also representing what Kal-El stood for. This is still a spectacular comic that no doubt brings out the best when it comes to Truth, Justice, and a Better Tomorrow.
Well, that’s it for me. Thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.