February 2020

New Comic Book Day Pickups- 02.25.20

NCBD

 

This week's pickups: 

  • Action Comics #1020
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #40
  • Amethyst #1
  • Batgirl #44
  • Batman / Superman #7
  • Batman Beyond #41
  • Batman: Curse of the White Knight #7
  • Books of Magic #17
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths 100-Page Giant #2
  • Detective Comics #1020
  • Dial H for Hero #12
  • Far Sector #4
  • Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #6
  • John Constantine: Hellblazer #4
  • Justice League Dark #20
  • The Last God #5
  • Leviathan Dawn #1
  • Punisher: Soviet #4
  • Red Hood: Outlaw #43
  • Shazam! #11
  • Spider-Ham #3
  • Suicide Squad #3
  • Swamp Thing 100 Page Giant #3
  • Wonder Woman #752
  • Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3

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Aquaman #43-47 - Review

Kelly Sue DeConnick marks her return to DC Comics with the start of her run on Aquaman. She is accompanied by the art team of Robson Rocha on pencils, Daniel Henriques on inks, and Sunny Cho on colors. Her run begins after the events of Justice League: Drowned Earth, where Aquaman has suffered amnesia.

DCeased : Unkillables #1-Review kevin Mon, 02/24/2020 - 14:00

The follow up to the smash hit DCeased, DCeased: Unkillables takes a look at what happens to others during the same timeframe as the original series. Mainly, what do the villains and other anti-heroes do during the apocalypse? The two leads of the book so far seem to be Deathstroke and Red Hood. While they are on separate tracks at the beginning, they eventually have to meet up.

Naomi #1-6 - Review kevin Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:30

Naomi is a new character co-created by Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker, and Jamal Campbell under the Wonder Comics imprint for DC Comics. Wonder Comics is Bendis’s curated imprint. The events that happen in Wonder Comics are in continuity with the rest of the DC Universe. The tone of these books is lighter than the mainstream DCU books, but the events that happen are no less important. The titular character, Naomi, is an adopted girl who lives in a quiet Pacific Northwestern town where not much happens, until a chance moment where Superman appears briefly mid-fight with Mongul.

New Comic Book Day Pickups- 02.19.20

NCBD

 

This week's pickups: 

  • Aquaman #57
  • Batman #89
  • DCeased : Unkillables #1
  • Flash Forward #6
  • Ghost-Spider #7
  • Joker: Killer Smile Book Three
  • Justice League #41
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #4
  • Lucifer #17
  • Nightwing #69
  • Omni #5
  • Superman Smashes The Klan #4
  • Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #8
  • Teen Titans #39
  • Undiscovered Country #4
  • Wonder Twins #12
  • Wonder Woman 100-Page Giant #3
  • Wonder Woman: Dead Earth Book Two

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Green Lanterns, Vol. 7: Superhuman Trafficking - Review

Tim Seeley’s second trade for Green Lanterns is a quick read. This trade consists of four issues and an annual written by Andy Diggle. While it is quick, Seeley does a nice job tackling issues efficiently. The title of the trade tips its hand on some of the issues covered. What is interesting is the dovetail that Seeley writes that intersects the human trafficking with religious zealotry: superheroes kidnapped and enslaved to do work to benefit a religious cult.

Green Lanterns, Vol. 6: A World of Our Own - Review

Tim Seeley comes aboard as the new writer of Green Lanterns, taking over from Sam Humphries. Humphries launched the title and created a great foundation to build on. Seeley doesn’t waste any time and accomplishes quite a bit in this first trade. First and foremost, the relationship between Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz doesn’t skip a beat. It feels like Seeley has a good handle on how these two characters work individually and he understands the dynamic between them. This allows a wide range of subject matter to be covered in this trade.

The Public Library Presents - 02.14.20 kevin Fri, 02/14/2020 - 08:00
On Loan

 

New Items on Loan from the Local Library: 

  • Outcast Vol. 5
  • Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 2
  • Green Lanterns Vol. 8

New reviews coming soon!

Electrum - Review kevin Thu, 02/13/2020 - 17:00

As described by its trade dress, Electrum is an all-ages mixed-race comics anthology. It is was originally solicited as a Kickstarter project and is available to be purchased directly through https://www.alloyanthology.com/store. The crux of the anthology is that all the stories are about mixed-race characters and all of the submissions are created by mixed-race creators.