John Wick #1 (Dynamite Comics)
Movie tie-in comics are always a tough gamble, and John Wick is no exception. With two of the best action movies of the past ten years under it’s belt, the Keanu Reeves hit man franchise is one of the few “sure bets” in Hollywood right now. But how exactly can you translate the insane frenetic action of those movies to the static comic page? Well, Greg Pak and Giovanni Valletta have an answer: focus on John Wick’s early years as a young assassin. Read the rest of this entry
Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber finally return to Superior Foes of Spider-Man with issue 12, and man, did I miss them. The past two fill in issues were fine, but now that Spencer and Lieber are back on board we can finally return to where we last left Boomerang, Overdrive, Beetle, and the rest of the Sinister “Six”.
Overdrive and Beetle finally confront Boomerang for bailing on the team during the botched Silvermane heist. After Boomerang (pitifully) tries to pull the “it was really Chameleon” card for the second time, the crew is approached by the Owl, who was in possession of the portrait of Dr. Doom that Boomerang was really after during the heist. Expecting Owl to kill them, the super villains are surprised to find that he actually wants to hire them to help him get his priceless painting back. What follows is more classic Superior Foes antics, including hilarious references to issues past, Chameleon asking if he has to sign for an Amazon delivery, and the introduction of the “Sinister Sixteen”. Read the rest of this entry