Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Comic Adventures Issue #52
I read a lot of comics and rarely review them here on the blog. That's because I really don't have a lot to say for an entire post. So I thought I would review several comics on one post. I will still review graphic novels on their own now and then, but this is where I will talk about super-hero type comics (DC/Marvel) or sequels to some that I have already reviewed.
This issue I talk about Batman Vol 10, New Suicide Squad Vol. 4, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, and Aquaman vol. 1 Rebirth.
Epilogue finishes out Batman's New 52 run (well... at least this Batman there are quite a few Batman titles in New 52). There is a Future's End story at the beginning which I dislike. A lot of New 52 comics squeezed in Future's End stories and I've never enjoyed those. It did seem after reading this that perhaps Batman should've stopped in volume 9 since this one was kind of filler. It has a couple of little stories that give nods to Batman. In one of the stories there is a power outage in Gotham. Batman runs around trying to find out what the source is and what bad guy is behind it. He runs around the city looking everywhere but it turns out (spoiler) it is just a power outage. Then Batman says.. he will always be waiting for what is to come to Gotham. (end spoiler). This was the end of the comic. I like this closing. Nothing big and fancy just that Batman will always be around. There was a Rebirth vol. 1 for Batman but I didn't read it since I want to be surprised by the whole Rebirth Volume.
3 out of 5
I swore I was done with Suicide Squad from the New 52. But then I couldn't stop reading it. The good news is that this was really good compared to the other ones. I do think though that this lost it's following. Looking at Goodreads there is one review on it. It brings in a lot of the team from the movie which might have been to bring in more readers but I think it was too little too late. I this issue Harley thinks a group of people are out to help them get freed from Amanda Waller and so they all follow this new group only to find out it's a trap. This crazy guy sets up an event similar to the Hunger Games. There were some new characters introduced that I hadn't heard of before and that was refreshing. Captain Boomerang and Deadshot have some great chemistry in this too. It's just too bad the good issue came at the end of the run. Again there was a Rebirth preview which I didn't read. I was excited though to see that Suicide Squad is a Rebirth launch title. I should get it from the library soon.
5 out 5
2 out of 5
4 out of 5
This counts for 17 comics towards my 2017 Graphic Novel Reading Challenge