Doom Patrol #1 (DC Comics)
It’s been a few years since Gerard Way, the lead singer of the My Chemical Romance, had a book on the comic stands. But his return to the paneled page could not have come with more hype. Not only is he writing a new take on Doom Patrol, he’s also the creative force behind “Young Animal”, DC’s new publishing imprint that’s kind of like Vertigo if it was really into punk and zines. As the first book in the initiative and the first mainstream series written by Way, all eyes are on Doom Patrol. Read the rest of this entry
Black Panther #1 (Marvel Comics)
With his big movie debut in a month, Black Panther’s new ongoing series couldn’t have come at a better time. With Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates penning the series, it’s a safe bet that Marvel is planning on big things for this new volume of Black Panther. Hell, the last page even has a breakdown of the creators involved and their past credits, not unlike what you’d find on the back of a best selling novel. So how does this first issue, with art by Brian Stelfreeze, stack up? Read the rest of this entry
It’s a sad day for me folks, because this week brings the finale of one of my favorite series on the stands: Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber’s Superior Foes of Spider-Man. While I’d love to see this title continue into infinity, the truth of the matter is that it’s amazing that this book even saw the light of day, let alone made it to seventeen issues, and Spencer and Lieber certainly send it off in style. Read the rest of this entry
Superior Foes of Spider-Man is ending in November. Now it’s not surprising, as Superior Foes hasn’t exactly been burning up the sales charts, but there’s still a part of me that wishes this series would still continue (not without Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber, of course). 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