Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Comics this week

Convergence #7- I had said for a few weeks now that writer Jeff King has a plan, and that plan seems to be setting up another revamp of the DCU. So much so that the battle between the 2 superheroes forces this week was quickly brushed aside for the important setup of the finale. In many ways, this issue remained me a lot of the final few issues of Final Crisis; spinning wheels while moving pieces in place for the new universe. Too bad about the New 52 though, I thought it still had a lot of potential.

Master of Kung-Fu #1- A few years ago, Marvel published "The Immortal Iron Fist" which bought back a lot of kungfu fun back to Western comics. Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Duane Swierczynski wrote the series which unfortunately ended after just 27 issues and writer Haden Blackman is trying to recapture the magic with Master of Kung-Fu. For the most part, he succeeded. A lot of the credit has to go to artist Dalibor Talajic who seem to be having a great time drawing the kung-fu fights. If the remaining 3 issues are as good as this, Marvel will have a sleeper hit here. 

Moon Knight #15- By now, there's no doubt that Khonshu is not a benevolent god. The god of the Moon and Night Travelers gives power and let his people decide how and why to use them. He's a force of nature, not a care-giver. Marc Spector uses the power he received from Khonshu for good, but what if others do not? Does Moon Knight even has any right to "demand" his god not to give power to people who would use them for evil? Somehow I don't see the upcoming confrontation between the two ending well for Marc.  

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