It has been a week since the death of Chadwick Boseman, and while the world will continue to go around, we still mourn his loss.
Here’s what we reviewed in comics this week that you might want to check out:
Black Widow #1
But commanding professional respect from men at a construction site, making impulse purchases on the sexiest looking midnight black bike, and dropping some of the most flirtatious hetero banter with bae when getting home? Serve me up a few more issues of assassin-less Black Widow because this was a story I never knew I wanted until Kelly Thompson hopped on the track!
Cable’s relationship with the 5 Cuckoos has become so over the top, but I love it. I don’t know why Emma Frost wants him to break Esme’s heart but it don’t look like it’s going down anytime soon because she’s actin like the Holly to Jacob Latimore’s Bo in Slight right now (BNP inside joke).
The moment to moment of Chu I enjoy immensely. Layman’s absurdist humor is poignant and the different types of gags that Bloutwood plays with work. It’s a very animated series and the pages are filled with an almost kinetic energy as characters viscerally react to the world around them. Furthermore, Bloutwood pays homage to Guillory’s original art that I definitely still smile at.
Die is a comic that gives any conversation the dynamism of a fight sequence. While most of the issues are characters talking at each other, the deeper dives into the mechanics of the world being built and how it all cascades and sets the next movements in motion is truly magnificent.
The first act of Inkblot is a lot of your standard world building affair. There is an introduction to your magical lands, vague allusions to an ancient evil, and a not so subtle shift to the present day as we find our reluctant, nameless protagonist.
New Mutants #12
After her St. Patty’s Day level, early bar link up with Trinary, Magik is in possession of the key to DOX destruction. Or so I thought. With Glob and Mirage as her tactical team, they pull up to Columbus, Ohio looking like they’re about to massacre some paper pushers. The DOX office is at DEFCON 2, but they got them cameras rolling like they’re about to hit Worldstar with all the uploads.
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.