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Aitch’s Next Issue Comic reviews week of 6/25/13

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

 

 

Justice League of…Shazam?? #21

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Gary Frank

 

This is probably one of the best JL books that has come along since the beginnings and what a pleasant surprise it was that this issue wrapped up the short stories we have gotten about Billy Batson’s rebooted origins this past year. It was full of action, revelation and creation as we finally get to see the rest of the Shazam family in action. Even at the end and as we are almost 2 years into the “New 52”, we are left to wonder what role does Shazam has to play in the DC Universe and if we will see him in Trinity War.  If you don’t get anything else this week, get this book.

5 out of 5 stars

Lazarus #1

Written by: Greg Rucka
Art by: Michael Lark

 

Forever (Eve)Carlyle starts off this book dead, but this book does not. After somehow returning to life, she thwarts a home invasion in one of the most brutal ways possible. But this home invasion isn’t for jewelry or money, it’s for food and water. Lazarus is a book about a bleak look at the future where powerful families reign through military might and the poor suffer.  Yes, we heard it all before but with Lazarus, this look at the world will center around Eve and where her loyalties lie as she comes off as a new breed of human who survives death and is going through transformation. As always, Image manages to sneak in a solid hit and this seems like another one. Rucka’s opening is tight and lark’s work on creating the atmosphere is on point.

4 out of 5 stars

Peanuts #9

 

Ok so why am I reviewing this book? For starters, parents with young children would enjoy these books immensely as these contain many heart-warming and charming stories that the little ones can get into. I really enjoyed Lucy’s story about trying to fool all of her friends only to have the tables turned on her. Also sprinkled in each issue are classic Schultz strips  as well. Another reason why I am reviewing this is for any adult out there who needs a break from capes and tights and zombies and violence, these books would appeal to you. Peanuts has a way of calling out to the inner kid in all of us and giving us a moment to remember when life was fun and there were no worries.  The best part is even though Schultz has been gone from us these past 13 years, Kaboom has seen fit to find writers and artists who can continue his legacy of giving us an innocent world not tinged by politics and problems and I would suggest when you need time to deflate, read one of these. I only wish these books were a lot longer.

5 out of 5 stars.

 

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About Armand (1270 Articles)
Armand is a husband, father, and life long comics fan. A devoted fan of Batman and the Valiant Universe he loves writing for PCU, when he's not running his mouth on the PCU podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @armandmhill
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