A wild week of wonderful comics with some wacky spoiler-filled picks for you to check out. So let’s get to it!
BLOOD BROTHERS #1 – Tom Barnett
I really wanted to do the kickstarter for a Blood Brothers, but it just wasn’t in the budget, so I’m thrilled to get my hands on the first issue. This panel is the reader’s introduction to Gabriel, looking all bad ass in his Luchador costume. Artist Javier Caba really makes Gabe even more intimidating by putting him at and angle. Such a good book.
About Me: I’m Tom. Slightly addicted to comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek. I also try to spend some time behind the lens of my camera. Love Bronze Age comics and the Black Hole movie from Disney. Follow me @tphoto10
BATMAN/ELMER FUDD #1 – James Kaplan
I can’t believe how good this comic is. This may be the best single issue of a comic I’ve read all year, and it’s based on a ridiculous gimmick. Writer Tom King and artist Lee Weeks do incredible work here, as they translate the Looney Tunes characters to the grimy noir world of Batman. They make Elmer Fudd an incredibly compelling, sympathetic figure, and their approach to other Looney Tunes characters is to go with a figurative rather than literal interpretation. I like King’s Batman work but this issue is better than any of his actual Batman story, perhaps because it has a higher degree of difficulty. Lee Weeks (with stunning colors from Lovern Kindzierski) does some of the best work we’ve ever seen from him; it has an amazing detective noir feel, and a ton of emotion and empathy that comes across on the page, with shades of Will Eisner, Dave Mazzuchelli, and Sean Phillips, but all very much his own gorgeous style. Seriously, this is an incredible comic.
About Me: James is a lawyer by day, and an avid reader of comics whenever he can. He loves his family, friends, and getting all of them into comics. He writes longer comics reviews at panelpatter.com and is on Twitter @sinisterjhk.
BLUE BEETLE #10 – Doug Zawisza
Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis, Scott Kolins, Romulo Fajardo, Jr., and Josh Reed bring a wild, oddball, all-star cast together in Blue Beetle #10. It all builds to a wild collision at the end of the issue that puts a you-never-saw-this-coming Super Powers-like collection of DC comic book characters together, including Flash from Justice League 3000, OMAC, Doctor Fate, Ted Kord, and Arion. Weird, wild, and wacky superheroic adventures!
About Me: I’m Doug. Father of three, husband of one, fan of all things good. I’m a regular contributor here on Comicosity, an adjunct staff member of the Waiting for Doom podcast, and author of the Hawkman Companion from TwoMorrows. Twitter: @DZawisza
THE FLASH #25 – Scott Keys
It was cool to see how Eobard Thawne snapped and became the Reverse Flash in The Flash #25! Really enjoyed this issue!
Scott Keys is a father, Butler University grad, pharmacist, and full-time comic nerd. You can follow his adventures around the spinner-rack and his Incoherent Comic Book Ramblings on: Twitter: @Like_car_Keys Tumblr:likecarkeys.tumblr.comInstagram: Like_car_Keys Facebook: Scott Keys (Likecarkeys) Google+: Scott Keys Pinterest: LikecarKeys
CLUE #1 – Kara Leavitt
What a great start to a series! Clue was incredibly interesting and I really love the butler as a fourth-wall breaking narrator. I love that there were three different extra pages with extra clues in different issues of the comic, reminiscent of the three different endings of the Clue film. All of the characters are equally suspicious and I’m excited to see who the culprit is.
About Me: Kara is a pre-vet sophomore at Tufts University. She loves reading comics in her spare time and frequenting her local movie theater. Follow her @karalea16
SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER #4 – Kat!
Superman comes face-to-face with Kara in what hopefully won’t be the last time we see the world of Supergirl Being Super.
About Me: I’m Kat! A YouTuber on Comic Uno and Comic Frontline, a podcaster on the Legends of Tomorrow Podcast and upcoming Titans Podcast, comic book editor on The Marvel Report, comic book critic on Newsarama, and writer/creator for comic book series Like Father, Like Daughter. Follow me on @ComicUno.
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1– Aaron Meyers
Don’t get me wrong, I think this is a cash grab, but I liked the “what if” aspect to this first issue a lot.
About Me: Aaron Meyers loves reading comics, collecting comics and talking about comics. He’s grateful to share his love of comics with all of his friends on the Internet. From Twitter at @aaronmeyers, to his new podcast, Comics Therapy with Andrea Shockling, it’s all about the love of comics. He also loves his family, especially his wife, Chrissy Meyers. And while you were taking the time to read this, Aaron went and bought all the best issues from your store’s dollar bin. You lose, Aaron wins. #AllTheComics
Thanks as always for reading and sharing the most honored comics of the week with us. Same time next week!