Friday, February 26, 2016

Comics this week

Justice League #48- "The Darkseid War" has been one epic, jaw-dropping story that made Justice League THE comic to collect right now. Nothing changed on that note in this issue. Writer Geoff Johns and artist Jason Fabok continue that trend by filling this issue with an alliance for the ages as the Justice League teamed up with the Crime Syndicate to take on the Anti-Monitor. What was really impressive was how Johns managed to give each character his own voice in this issue even though there were so many characters in the pages. Not only that, he even gave Fabok chances to showcase his chops with several double-spreads. The entrance of the Green Lantern Corps was especially impressive.  And the end; Superwoman and Owlman's baby coming just as Ultraman got killed? Perfection!

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #4- Kids always think they knows everything and the world has a way of showing them just how wrong they are. In this issue, it’s Lunella turn to deal with big mistakes and dashed dreams as the Hulk takes on Devil Dinosaur. As Lunella tried to break up the fight and talk Amadeus Cho down, she discovered one important thing; what’s important to her might not be important to anyone else. Like most kids, Lunella is self-centered and she truly believed that if she tells Cho what she wanted to do, Cho will “understand” her and let he be. No such luck as Cho refused to allow a red T-Rex to walk around the city. In trying to help, Lunella even cause Devil Dinosaur to lose the fight! Writers Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder knows how to tug at the heartstrings as at the end, Lunella could only cry helplessly as Devil Dinosaur got cratered away as she realized just how badly she screwed up. Pick this one up if you are looking for a superhero coming-of-age story. It’s great.

Plutona #4- Storywise, Plutona has been a pretty slow series. Nothing much had happened since the kids found Plutona’s body but the art of the series saved the day. Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox are both credited as the writers and artists and the strange partnership seems to work with the art. There are a lot of close-ups of the kid’s faces and seeing the emotional impact of a hero’s death on impressible kids is both sad and great. It’s just too bad not much happened to accompany the great art.

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