I Love Comics (Blah, Blah, Blah….)

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

Amazing Spider-Man # 86
Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines # 1
Avengers # 52
Ben Reilly: Spider-Man # 1
Black Panther (2nd Printing) # 1
Blue And Gold # 5
Detective Comics # 1049
Hulk # 3
Moon Knight # 7
She-Hulk # 1
The Silver Coin # 8
Silver Surfer: Rebirth # 1
Superman: Son of Kal-El # 7
Venom # 4

Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines # 1– Kurt Busiek & Carlos Pacheco bring their fantasy-driven World War 1 epic to Image Comics and it was a terrific read that will keep you captivated. Throughout the series, you’ll find yourself rooting for Fletcher Arrowsmith as he’s a true soldier and hero who’s ready to jump back into the heart of war, and the concepts of wizards and sorcery make this a fabulous war story for anyone who misses this series (It used to be published on DC/Wildstorm) or if you’re just getting into this series for the first time, then you will definitely enjoy this series.

Ben Reilly: Spider-Man # 1– This new series returns us back to the 1990s as Ben Reilly is making a name for himself as Spider-Man and seeing Ben trying his best to balance a normal life for himself and being a hero makes for a great character study. J.M DeMatteis, who’s penned several iconic Spider-Man stories, especially “Spider-Man” The Lost Years” during the Clone Saga, builds on the past to give us an inside look into Ben’s mind as we get to see what makes him tick and while the superhero aspects are on full display, I enjoy the direction DeMatteis is taking with this series as he’s one of those rare writers that truly get Spider-Man and knows how to bring out the best in the character. A great series for fans of the 90s.

The Silver Coin # 8– This issue takes place on Wall Street back in the winter of 1968 when a local stockbroker buys a set of rare coins and wouldn’t you know?!- The Silver Coin shows up!; it’s not long before he strikes up a casual friendship with Henry, a janitor who quickly becomes obsessed with the coin, even to the point where he’s willing to murder anyone who gets in his way. Even though the ending felt sort of odd, I really like this issue as once again, the coin tends to bring out the evil side of people which is fascinating to explore and keeps you guessing who else to come into possession of the coin.

Silver Surfer: Rebirth # 1– Ron Marz and Ron Lim reunite to give us an epic Silver Surfer story that features the return of Mar-Vell (Yeah, you heard right!) thanks in part to the Reality Gem being stolen (The Reality Gem grants the holder any wish he desires); Seeing Mar-Vell and Genis-Vell back really ramped up the “WOW” factor and the readers might be shocked to see who shows up at the end of this issue (**NO SPOILERS**); Marz and Lim back for another Surfer story reminds us how fun their run was and this issue is living proof of that. Highly recommend.

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

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