What a great mix of books we had to distract ourselves with this week! We have great spoiler-filled picks for you to check out, so let’s get to it!
CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 – Tom Barnett
No offense to the creative team before, but it’s good to have Cap back to his core. Beating up nazi’s and inspiring those around him to be better. It’s good to have Waid, Samnee, Wilson and Caramagna giving us a monthly book again too. This panel just seems so full of comic book joy. Samnee keeps the panels pretty small until this one, when Steve busts some racist heads!
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
CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 – Doug Zawisza
Captain America #695 works out the whole Legacy math, but more importantly ushers in Mark Waid and Chris Samnee to the title. Samnee’s work, as always is brilliant, particularly with the coloring effects Matthew WIlson is bringing to this story. Waid makes it clear in this story and in the text piece at the end of the issue what his take on Captain America’s purpose and message is. All in all, this is a nice (re)introduction to Cap, as the shield slinger gets back to doing what he does best: punching fascists.
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
CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 – James Kaplan
This was just what I wanted. I liked some aspects of the prior run on Captain America but I was excited when I heard Mark Waid, Chris Samnee and Matt Wilson were bringing their magic to Cap. Their Daredevil and Black Widow books were fantastic. And this issue didn’t disappoint. It was sweet and heartfelt and inspiring. And the art from Samnee/Wilson was just fantastic. A strong start to the new arc.
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.
BATMAN #34– Scott Keys
Batman #34 had some great character moments between the Bat & the Cat, and Dick & Damian, but the interaction I can’t wait for is what was teased at the end…Talia vs Selina! Another great issue!
About Me: 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:
PAPER GIRLS #17 – Kat!
Paper Girls #17 focuses on world building, but still shines bright with character moments. Especially, this scene with Mac and KJ where KJ reveals her sexuality to her potential love interest – a moment that has been building since last arc. P.S. Cliff Chiang’s eye work makes this panel!
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 and They Call Her…The Dancer. Follow me on @ComicUno.
DARK NIGHTS: BATMAN: THE DEVASTATOR #1 – Aaron Meyers
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!