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Geekscape Comics: Weekly Reads!

Wednesday 31st August 2016 by Karson

DC

New experiment this week; instead of breaking down my thoughts on each issue, I’ll talk about what I feel is worth talking about then just give a rating to everything else.

πŸ’ͺ Action Comics #962

The conclusion of Path To Doom is mostly a gratifying one. There aren’t a whole lot of surprises in how the battle plays out. Segovia does a great job of making the action fluid throughout the issue as well giving the battle an appropriate sense of scale. An interesting twist at the end, could have large ramifications for the DC superheroes, but I think we’ll have to wait awhile before we see any sort of payoff.

πŸ‘Œ Blue Beetle – Rebirth #1

Another DC property I have no knowledge of. The book has Spider-Man-like feel to it in that Blue Beetle jokes around a lot during his battles. The series is pretty easy to jump into, so if you’re looking for something new this might be up your alley. Not sure if there is enough there for me to want to keep up with it though.

πŸ‘Œ Titans #2

We currently have Abra Kadabra taking credit for taking ten years from Wally West’s life, let’s hope this is just leading up to some more Doctor Manhattan or Ozymandias references…

πŸ‘Œ Detective Comics #939

Really enjoying this series but don’t feel like writing about it currently ☺️

πŸ‘Œ Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #3

Readers beware, if you aren’t familiar with the Green Lantern universe, this book will be hard to pick up and follow.

πŸ‘Œ The Flash #5
Spoiler: Barry’s day off goes bad

πŸ‘Œ Batgirl #2
πŸ‘Œ Deathstroke #1
πŸ‘Œ The Hellblazer #1
πŸ‘Œ Wonder Woman #5

Marvel

πŸ‘Œ Captain America – Steve Rogers #4

Well, this series is getting darker by the issue. Seeing Cap hail hydra was one thing, but seeing him mutilate his foes is a whole new level of disturbing. Spencer is leaving no stone unturned in this exploration of a darker Captain America. Speaking of dark, this Mrs. Sinclair of Cap’s is frickin terrifying, they are doing a great job of making her presence felt. This issue was a little dialogue heavy, but I’m still intrigued by the storyline and excited to see where it will go.

Image

πŸ’ͺ Lake of Fire #1

Our first Best Bet and I’d say it was a winner! While the oversized issue might have been a lot of world and character building, I think the world and it’s characters are awesome so it was sweet getting to know them. Let’s not get too serious when analyzing this book; it’s knight vs. aliens, it’s supposed to be fun, not literary gold.

πŸ’ͺ Snotgirl #2

Briefly, this book is really interesting. It’s unlike anything I’ve read and I’m surprised by how interested I am by the plot developments, if you’ve liked previous work and don’t think this is up your alley, maybe give it a try.

Dark Horse

πŸ’ͺ Dept. H #4

Ok, ok, I’m an issue behind, but if you wait a couple of weeks you can get the issue for half the price! This is still one of my favourite series’ of the year. It is a slower story than I thought it would be but that’s ok because this is a ride that I don’t want to end. Kindt’s watercolours are absolutely gorgeous, every issue is a piece of art!