I Love Comics (Blah, Blah, Blah….)

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

Amazing Spider-Man # 88
ANT # 2
Batman # 120
Daredevil: Woman Without Fear # 2
Detective Comics # 1051
Fantastic Four: Life Story # 6
Fantastic Four: Reckoning War # 1
Geiger 80-Page Giant # 1
Monkey Prince # 1
Nocterra # 7
Savage Spider-Man # 1
The X-Cellent # 1

Daredevil: Woman Without Fear # 1 – It’s the showdown no one ever expect- Elektra vs Kraven The Hunter! And this battle was delivered in spades thanks in part to the artistic talents of Rafael De Latorre who manage to take Chip Zdarsky’s script and make it a fast-paced thrill ride that never slows down and helps bring out the intensity that the story called for. I know that there are some people out there that still have not warmed up to Elektra taking over as Daredevil but this issue might change that due to the non-stop action and wonderful insight into the Elektra/Matt Murdock relationship that will remind the readers of the powerful impact Elektra has had in Matt’s life.

Fantastic Four: Life Story # 6– The Fantastic Four unite with the new generation of heroes to stop Dr. Doom and The Mad Thinker which makes for a great conclusion for this series, yet somehow I felt towards the end it crashed and burned because I didn’t feel like there are noting satisfying about how this series as a whole ended and that’s a shame because I truly believed this series started out with such promise as we got the story of how the FF would age in real-time but it also let out the celebratory factor which would have reminded the readers of just how much the FF means to any longtime Marvel fans. Let’s hope somewhere down the line that we’ll get a Fantastic Four: Life Story Annual to help fill in the blanks, but for now, all I have to say is…..better luck next time.

Fantastic Four: The Reckoning War # 1– Dan Slott has been teasing The Reckoning War ever since he became one of Marvel’s most prolific writers, and now about a decade later he finally unveils his long-awaited saga. Right off the bat, it feels like “Avengers: Infinity War” meets a Michael Bay movie to wow the audience but I do like how every hero in the Marvel Universe is being worked into this story to make it one for the ages and at the heart of it all, it truly is a Fantastic Four story that gives us everything that we love about these characters.

Savage Spider-Man # 1 – After being injected with the drug known as “A-Plus”, Spidey’s physiology gets muddled with the drug, turning him into a Man-Spider so to speak. I know that this concept gets repeated time after time but this time around, it comes off as innovative and creative and that’s due to Joe Kelly’s script where he comes out of his comfort zone (Writing a comic with all-out action and humor) to give us a dark and twisted story of a hero fighting to regain his humanity and the reluctant team-up with Baron Zemo against a group of brutal monsters gives this opening issue some much-needed action. I also like to point out that Gerardo Sandoval’s artwork brings a dynamic yet frightening feel to every page which comes off as being very sharp. If you’re a fan of those classic monster stories Marvel use to produce back in the 1950/the early 1960s, then “Savage Spider-Man” is the comic for you since it pays homage to those stories all while taking the horrific elements up a notch.

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

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