February 2019

What About Those Stacks?

With so much content out there, it is hard to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape of comics.

The aim of Here Are The Stacks is to provide some helpful reviews of current and past comics. We want those reviews to be brief while trying to stay away from spoilers, to help focus on some things that normally don't get covered in other comic reviews, and in general promote some good comics.  

Adventures of the Super Sons #6 - Review

In the first half of the issue, we get more time with Jon and Damien on an adventure, having some moments of bonding before we get introduced to a new character, Tommy Tomorrow, in the back half, leading to a cliffhanger of something more substantial either in plot or character development coming for issue 7. /p>

Big takeaway for this issue for me is that Tomasi seems to follow a pattern that every other issue is a setup for something more substantial in the next issue. This seems to mimic the structure of what occurred in issues 4-5.

Adventures of the Super Sons #4-5 - Review

Issue #4 feels like a setup for issue #5. There are some good moments in issue #4 that Tomasi scripts out to help bond Damien and Jon. Damien feels a lot less antagonistic towards Jon, which feels natural. Their relationship has been evolving from the time that they have spent with each other in their first title, Super Sons, up to the moments in issue #4 with Damien having to care for two Jon Kents [Red/Blue]. I had a moment of excitement seeing a cameo of either the House of Secrets or the House of Mysteries.

Doom Patrol, Volume 2 : NADA - Review kevin Thu, 01/31/2019 - 23:45

I thoroughly enjoyed the first volume of Doom Patrol and didn't think that the title could get stranger. Boy, was I wrong in the best of ways. This volume is dense. Not quite in a Chris Claremont kind of way, but does have many moments where it gets Claremonty thick, and I say that as a compliment.