Here’s what we reviewed in comics this week that you might want to check out:
Far Sector #5
Issue #5 featured a deep dive into Jo’s life on Earth through the years in a montage of sorts that did the necessary work in building her wants and desires and informing why the way she is now. It was written brilliantly by Jemisin as she takes us through defining moments in Jo’s life facing hardships as a child watching her parents deal with discrimination in the workplace, to dealing with it herself as she got a little older.
The comic itself was well done; introducing the team and ending with the foreseen antagonist. All the props to Segovia and Curiel. The art in this book is crisp. Wells is kind of wild with his Mr. Sinister. An asshole joke and a catcalling joke in one panel. I was amused at this “lovable jerk” Sinister dialed up to 11. If the latest X-Force was not violent enough for you, this series promises to be right up your alley.
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #6
I didn’t know how much I would need Jessica Jones Blind Spot #6 this week. Amidst the punishing difficulties of social distancing who knew the best escapism was a story about friends, colleagues, and rivals having normal(ish) interactions. One of my favorite couples in comics, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, tackle the day’s adventure of preparing their daughter’s birthday party.
Legion of Super-Heroes #5
I like how this book is from Jon’s perspective, so we really only know as much as he does. That’s how all Legion books are that deal with Superboy, but this is a new twist since it’s Jon and not just a young Clark. So learning things as he does give us a limited perspective and adds to the tension in the book for us as readers as well.
Captain Marvel is inclined to tackle Star’s problem in a punchier fashion and Star flees. On top of that, another incredibly dangerous woman ambushes her. Black Swan was a part of Thanos’ Black Order and she is surprisingly less aggressive in her handling of Star. I mean, she puts a knife to her throat, but her intentions aren’t incredibly clear.
Suicide Squad #4
Deadshot and Harley Quinn are the incumbent members, who have to basically join The Revolutionaries or die by their hand, as they’ve revealed that they purposely got captured by Lok in an attempt to take down the Suicide Squad from the inside. They’re all about bucking the system with any means necessary, hence their name.
What books did you check out this week that we didn’t cover? Hit us in the comments or on our social media!
Want to see what else we’ve reviewed? Check out our previous Pulls.