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Aitch’s Next Issue Comic reviews week of 5/8/13

**AS ALWAYS BE MINDFUL THAT THERE WILL BE SLIGHT SPOILERS, READ AT YOUR OWN PERIL!!**

 

No, I didn’t forget about you all!!!   Remember I said I would post on Fridays!!!

 

Ok so I have a somewhat unique batch of review of books that may otherwise not get the attention that they should get!

 

Plot: Jim Kouf & David Greenwalt
Script: Marc Gaffen & Kyle McVey
Artist: Jose Malaga

It’s always a big risk to take a TV show and turn it into a comic without making the book cheesy and corny. Dynamite has taken several TV shows and adapted them into comics with Bionic Man being one of my favorites so I was a bit hesitant in grabbing this as this is currently one of my favorite TV shows on right now.  I must say I was indeed impressed with this first issue and how it expands the Grimm Universe allowing Nick and Monroe to do more than just stay in Portland.  Turns out that Nick’s mom is on the run over some coins that she somehow pilfered and there are legions of Wesen hot on her trail. Nick sets out to find her mom but not before they run across another Grimm.  So far not a bad start. The art is about what i expect from a Dynamite comic, not good, not bad… serviceable enough to get me through the book and overall it was a treat.  If you are a fan of the show, pick this up.

4 out of 5 stars

 

 

Bless you Brian Wood!  5 issues in and it’s still so far a master work of bringing us the Star Wars comics some of us wished for since we were kids during the Marvel run!  This issue is taut as Leia and Wedge attempt to flee a squadron of TIE Interceptors and 2 Star Destroyers.  Top notch all the way around and also bringing into play Boba Fett and Bossk.  The last 2 pages are cool with Vader overseeing the 2nd Death Star and the major appointment of a new Moff.

A no brainer at 5 out of 5 stars

 

Really, Geoff Johns and David Finch are working on a book and you aren’t reading it?   Shame on you!  Again as I can’t say it too many more times, it’s not the dog of a book that JLI was. Along with a test to see if this team is ready to face the Justice League should the time comes, the JLA starts to wonder if there is a mole in their midst as well as infiltrate into the Secret Society of Super Villains (doesn’t the Legion of Doom sound so much better?). We get to see how ruthless Amanda Walker can be as she attempts to balance selling the team to the world and also keep a leash on members who want to go on missions. Also in this book is a backup story about Selina and J’onn that is absolutely mind blowing…pun intended.

 

So that’s a wrap for this week.  Also don’t forget to look up our podcast on Multiversity and if you aren’t already in, check out The Next Issue on facebook!

 

Until next time!!

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About Harry C. (1181 Articles)
Founder of The Next Issue Podcast and Pop Culture Uncovered, Harry has been reading comics since he could reach a news stand. He is also a cosplayer with his current favorite role as being Bishop, of the X-men. He is a fan of Marvel, Image and DC and is really passionate about making sure that kids get the opportunity to read. This leads him to getting out to places with comics that others no longer need and putting them into the hands of kids who will treasure them. His favorite comic characters are Batman, Spider-man, and Tony Chiu.

1 Comment on Aitch’s Next Issue Comic reviews week of 5/8/13

  1. If you like JLA, I’m sure you would enjoy Green Arrow, Katana and Vibe too. All of them are pure awesomeness.

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