January 2019

New Comic Book Day Pickups- 01.30.19

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This week's pickups: 

  • Action Comics #1007
  • Amazing Spider-Man #14
  • Detective Comics #997
  • Fight Club 3 #1
  • The Flash #63
  • The Flash Annual #2
  • Heroes in Crisis #5
  • Hex Wives #4
  • House of Whispers #5
  • Justice League Annual #1
  • Justice League Odyssey #5
  • Mysteries of Love in Space #1
  • Old Lady Harley #4
  • The Silencer #13
  • Teen Titans Annual #1
  • The Terrifics #12
  • The Unexpected #7
  • The Unexpected #8
  • Wonder Woman #62
  • Wonder Woman #63

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Action Comics #1006 - Review

Perhaps it is my perception that oftentimes when we see Clark Kent in action as reporter, he usually feels very milquetoast. Not the case in Action Comics #1006. It’s refreshing to see a Clark who is much more assertive in his role of ace reporter, asking pointed questions of a crooked public official that we learned about in the prior issue.

New Comic Book Day Pickups- 01.09.19

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This week's pickups: 

  • Adventures of the Super Sons #6 
  • Batman #62. Batman : Kings of Fear #6 
  • Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers #5 
  • Deathstroke #39 
  • The Dreaming #5 
  • Green Lantern #3 
  • Harley Quinn #57 
  • Hex Wives #2 
  • Hex Wives #3 
  • Justice League #15 
  • Martian Manhunter #2 
  • Nightwing #56 
  • Spider-Gwen : Ghost Spider #4 
  • Suicide Squad : Black Files #3 
  • Young Justice #1

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Action Comics #1005 - Review

Action Comics opens up with a storytelling device that has so far remained consistent with Bendis’s run on the title: a shot of a reporter’s desk at the Daily Planet. I greatly appreciate this as carryover from issue to issue. In some ways, it is reminiscent of a “Previously on” recapping device from other mediums and clearly a Marvel flair that Bendis has brought to DC. It’s a great way to get any reader pulled into the current arc without having to go into super detail on everything that has preceded it.