It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day! From Rebirth to Inhumans to Rey, Finn, and Poe, there’s a lot to read! Here’s what I pulled this week!
Wonder Woman #1
So far, I’ve been very impressed with DC’s Rebirth reboot. This is the first time since 2011 that I’ve been excited about DC Comics. Greg Rucka didn’t let me down in Wonder Woman’s Rebirth one-shot, and I’m looking forward to this series. Diana is searching for her true origin as she realizes that moments of her life has been lies. I’m also really digging her new costume. This looks like the start of a strong run.
The Flash #1
A lot of the Rebirth titles have revolved around Barry Allen and Wally West, so I didn’t want to miss this week’s issue. That’s also my minor criticism so far with Flash and Flash: Rebirth. It’s not great for new readers if you missed DC Universe Rebirth #1. So far, the Flash titles have been continuations of that one-shot. The Flash: Rebirth was pretty much issue two of the Universe title. I’m hoping with this week’s issue, it will break away from the Rebirth titles and start it’s own story.
What a surprise! I read Aquaman: Rebirth on a whim. I was blown away by it! It ended up being one of my favorites so far. It’s funny, heartfelt, and had plenty of action. Even though I want to see Mera do more, it really made me excited for this title. This is the first time ever in my life that I’ve looked forward to reading Aquaman.
I never expected to love this series as much as I do. I’m not a big Deadpool fan, and I can’t stand this whole Spider-Gwen fad. Trust me, I’ve tried many times to read Spider-Gwen. It’s so boring! When I gave Gwenpool a try, I more read it so I would know what I was selling in the comic book store I work in. I fell in love. She’s not Deadpool or Spider-Gwen. She’s completely new and original. Her stakes are higher than Deadpool since she doesn’t have powers. If she gets shot, she’ll die. Gwenpool is more interesting than Spider-Gwen. I totally relate to her nerdy video game and comic loving side. Also, Gwenpool has a ton of heart as she mourns the death of her friend.
It also helps I’m a huge fan of Gurihiru’s art. This two woman team has tackled many of my favorite comics like Avatar: the Last Airbender. I just love them so much.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #8
I wish this series was selling better, because I have loved every single issue. You don’t have to be a super powered dude to be a hero. Here we have a young girl who’s a child genius, an engineer, and loves science. She makes herself a hero by building everything herself. With the help of her dinosaur friend, they make a fun and exciting duo.
If you have young girls, please get them this comic. Seriously. I mean it.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4
And here is Boom! Studios making bank on the nostalgia train!
The best thing about it, though, is Power Rangers is a great comic! The art is beautiful. The story is solid. It’s not like remakes for movies or TV shows where they try and fail to create the original magic (looking at you, Fuller House). This is the adult version of Power Rangers that you grew up with. They weave in some 90’s cheesiness, but it still feels very modern. The only thing I hope is they will give some other characters more focus. Once the Tommy arc wraps up, I would love for Billy, Trini, and Zack to get more love. They’ve barely done anything in four issues, and they’re my favorites.
Doctor Strange #9
After The Vision, this is the best comic Marvel is currently running. Jason Aaron isn’t pulling any punches as he puts Doctor Strange through the ringer. From issue one, poor Stephen hasn’t had a break. There have been no wins. He’s scraping by as the enemy is destroying everything that makes him the Sorcerer Supreme. Even though it’s set in magic and spells, this comic feels like real life. It’s rare to get a huge win life. Most of the time we’re getting by and making the most of it. This is a great run especially with the movie coming this fall.
Power Man and Iron Fist #5
There’s no “fiddle-faddle” about it! This is a fun comic! It’s contemporary as Luke and Danny are the heroes on a street level. It’s full of action, heart, and visual gags (massive Luke Cage in a smart car. That’s all I’m saying). Every time Jessica Jones makes an appearance, there’s an extra level of love written in. As this wraps up the first arc, I am a bit weary as the Civil War II tie ins start next month. I get why they do tie in stories with comic events. It can add drama to the story. What I dislike about them is when they interrupt the overarching tale. For example, I simply adore Dennis Hopeless’ current run on Spider-Woman. But when they ran the Spider-Women event, I skipped those two months. Spider-Gwen bores me, and I can’t stand Silk. I hope I won’t have to skip the Civil War II issues for Luke and Danny. They’re a great team up, and I don’t want to lose them.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation #1
This is exactly what it looks like. It’s The Force Awakens as a comic. There’s no new dialogue or story. What I like about these is getting the art. Luke Ross does a fantastic job with capturing the expressions and energy of each character. Mostly I want this to complete my collection of every Star Wars comic in Marvel’s new run.