Here’s what we reviewed in comics this week that you might want to check out:
Batman & the Outsiders #14
Above all else, I love how even though he just let Batman super soak him with EMP energy, he didn’t really know why it needed to be done until he asked. That goes a long way in showing how much trust he has in Bats, but also how the Caped Crusader is always holding all of the cards.
Empyre #0: Fantastic Four
Readers follow the team in space as they basically run out of gas in the Fantastiship. This leads them to hitchhike their way to the Casino Cosmico, an underground casino and battle arena once run by The Grandmaster but now in the hands of his sister, The Profiteer. While the team tries to find a way to get some fuel, the usual superhero shenanigans are afoot as we learn more about the Casino and the Kree/Skrull alliance.
Green Lantern Season Two #5
What I like about this book is that I rarely know what the hell is going on. That’s kind of the point to some degree. It’s really high concept and dense stuff sometimes. But on top of that, it makes me reread things and do research on some of these completely out there characters that I’ve either never heard of or barely know anything about. I had to do that with Hyperman and the planet Trombus when I read this issue. It’s stuff like that that definitely makes me feel like I’m getting my money’s worth.
Justice League #48
In this arc, Wonder Woman seems to be the most logical. She’s got Star Trek’s Prime Directive in mind. She thinks that when discovering a new species, you should do very little to influence them, so you can avoid setting them down a destructive path because of your actions. Farmboy Superman on the other hand, wants to hold these new aliens’ hands and teach them the ways of Earth.
Strange Academy #2
What does a magical school look like in the Marvel Universe? That’s the question posed to readers as we follow our main cast of students during their first day at the academy. That means eight periods of classes stacked with madness and taught by the best magical minds around. It’s fun, it’s fast-paced, and a nice introduction into what a day of classes looks like for students of Strange Academy. It also proves my theory that magical schools really need stricter safety guidelines, because if this issue and Harry Potter have taught me anything, these schools are playing fast and loose with these children’s lives.
We pick back up where Beast sent Wolverine, Domino, and Quentin Quire on a secret mission to clean up his mess in Terra Verde. I will tell you that plants have never looked as terrifying as Joshua Cassara makes them out to be, even in all their beauty. Cassara’s artwork gives us some solid imagery, which can essentially be summed up as the horror of the living plants in the Aztec temple. I would love to see what this man can do with a few fatalities.
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.