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Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Lost Chronicles Vol. 1 SC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Lost Chronicles Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins, Ross Thibodeaux, Marguerite Bennett, Trey Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona, Tom Taylor, Jamal Campbell, Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Rod Reis, Rob Guillory, Huang Danlan, Terry Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona, Goñi Montes, Dan Mora, Jamal Campbell, Frazer Irving, Da Jung Lee
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
Colorists: Taylor Wells, Sarah Stern, Hi-Fi
Letterers: Ed Dukeshire, Jim Campbell
Price: $16.99

Morph into action with this collection of short stories from every corner of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers universe, from a trip to the carnival with Scorpina and Goldar, to the origins of Finster’s maniacal clay monsters, and a Black Ranger team-up like never before. These stories provide a depth and insight into the Power Rangers that is sure to excite every fan.

With stories written by Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nightwing), Tom Taylor (Injustice), Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl), and more. Illustrated by superstar talents including Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Rob Guillory (Chew), Frazer Irving (Batman & Robin), and more.

Collects the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annuals from 2016 and 2017!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor: Time Trials Vol. 3 Confusion of Angels

DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR: TIME TRIALS VOL 3 CONFUSION OF ANGELS

Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artists: Francesco Manna, Pasquale Qualano, Hi-Fi
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, 112pp, $22.99, £18.99
On sale: July 10, 2018
ISBN: 9781785866890

When the Doctor and his companions are drawn to a transport vessel in deadly trouble in deep space, they’re pulled into an impossible conflict, between the robotic Heavenly Host… and the Weeping Angels!

Review: Batman #50

It’s the wedding you never thought you’d see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can’t-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages.

The build up has been coming for a while now and with Batman #50 writer Tom King answers the question as to whether Batman and Catwoman tie the knot.

The issue is done in an interesting way with what amounts to two page spreads with generally half dedicated to Batman’s preparation for the day and the other half for Catwoman’s. In between these normal panel pages, there’s full page images by some top art talent on top of which we’re presented the two’s thoughts about their meeting and what they’re about to do.

While the “will they or won’t they” has been spoiled the comic is interesting as it delves into the thought process of two individuals who are clearly nervous about tying the knot and if they do what it means.

Catwoman isn’t a hero, she’s a criminal.

Batman is a hero. He’s a hero driven by his pain.

If they were to get married, what does that mean for each of them? Can Batman be happy? These are the types of thoughts that run throughout the comic as the two characters explore their love for each other. And that’s the impressive thing, Tom King convinces you that these two love each other. By the end, you’re convinced there’s no one else for these two.

And that spoiling? Well, not quite. There’s a twist but you’ll have to read the comic yourself and go elsewhere.

The issues with the comic is the hype and a build up that doesn’t pay off. The quality of the narrative is excellent, it all just doesn’t quite live up to the lead up and the end result is rather predictable. A single panel does not make a comic and this one relies heavily on that final panel.

The art duties are mainly handled by Mikel Janin with colors by June Chung and lettering by Clayton Cowles. The art is solid and there’s some fantastic page layouts. The way some of these pages are laid out is impressive with very creative visual storytelling. What’s also interesting is the use of pin-ups to tell the story as well. There was a similar thing done in Action Comics #1000 and here it sort of works. The artwork is fantastic, there’s some talent. But, it breaks up the story a bit and after a while becomes a little tedious. When the big picture comes in to focus, the choice is an interesting one and adds a poetic aspect, somewhat appropriate considering what’s happening.

This is a chapter in King’s larger story. There’s much more to come as things weave together and that final panel indicates we’ve got a hell of a lot of excitement to come. As a single issue, this one has its good and its bad but as a piece of the larger puzzle it fits like a perfectly crafted piece of the larger picture.

Story: Tom King Art: Mikel Janín
Pin-up Art: David Finch, Joëlle Jones, Mitch Gerads, Rafael Albuquerque, Neal Adams, Andy Kubert, Becky Cloonan, Ty Templeton, José Luis Garcia-Lopez, Frank Miller, Lee Bermejo, trish Mulvihill, Jason Fabok, Brad Anderson, Alex Sinclair, Hi-Fi, Tony S. Daniel, Tomeu Morey, Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts, Tim Sale, José Villarrubia, Paul Pope, Clay Mann, Jordie Bellaire, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Greg Capullo, FCO Plascencia, Lee Weeks
Color: June Chung Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Teen Titans Special

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the set up for the Teen Titans!

Teen Titans Special is by Adam Glass, Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, Sunny Gho, Rob Leigh, Trevor Scott, Hi-Fi, Andrea Shea, Alex Antone, and Brian Cunningham.

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Review: Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a collection of the Dark Knights Metal one-shots!

Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising is by Scott Syder, Grant Morrison, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Frank Tieri, Sam Humphries, Dan Abnett, Peter J. Tomasi, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Riccardo Federici, Ethan Van Sciver, Philip Tan, Tyler Kirkham, Francis Manapul, Tony S. Daniel, Danny Mini, Riley Rossmo, Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Ivan Plascencia, Rain Beredo, Jason Wright, Dean White, Arif Prianto, Tomeu Morey, Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana, TOm Napolitano, Clayton Cowles, Jason Fabok, and Brad Anderson.

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Review: Justice League: No Justice #4

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the end of “No Justice!”

Justice League: No Justice #4 is by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Francis Manapul, Hi-Fi, AndWorld Design, Andrea Shea, Rebecca Taylor, and Marie Javins.

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Review: The Flash #47

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the beginning of Flash War!

The Flash #47 is by Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter, Hi-Fi, Steve Wands, Francesco Mattina, Andrew Marino, Rebecca Taylor, and Marie Javins.

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Review: Justice League: No Justice #3

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the third issue of No Justice!

Justice League: No Justice #3 is by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Riley Rossmo, Marcus To, Hi-Fi, AndWorld Design, Andrea Shea, Rebecca Taylor, and Marie Javins.

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Review: Justice League: No Justice #2

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the second issue of No Justice!

Justice League: No Justice #2 is by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Francis Manapul, Marcus To, Hi-Fi, AndWorld Design, Andrea Shea, Rebecca Taylor, and Marie Javins.

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Review: Justice League: No Justice #1

Justice League: No Justice #1 is the kick off to the four-issue miniseries spinning out of Dark Nights: Metal. After Brainiac systematically takes down all of Earth’s super-teams, the last thing the League expects is for him to ask for their help! Without their aid, his home planet and the universe are both doomed!

Dark Nights: Metal opened up a world(s) of possibility of the DC Universe not only introducing the “Dark Universe” but also cracking the Source Wall allowing even greater concepts to leak in to the DCU. It’s a shake up the DC Universe as it has mainly been known for its multiverse but now can also explore the unknowns beyond the Source Wall. Our first introduction to what awaits is four beings comprised of the universe’s major energies – Mystery, Wonder, Wisdom, and Entropy. They sustain their life force by devouring planets. Yes, this is Marvel’s Galactus meets Marvel’s Celestials and a further embrace of the concepts begun by the legendary Jack Kirby. And the issue feels very “Marvel” in that way, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We’ve seen from Dark Nights that DC can bridge multiple things (in that case the New 52 and Rebirth) and in this case the overall package is Marvel’s Kirby meets DC’s Kirby for something new.

Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson the issue’s strength is the characters themselves and the pairings we’ll be seeing throughout the series. The heroes are forced to work with the villains and already there’s some moments that are entertaining and solid. A scene with Lex Luthor and Martian Manhunter particularly stands out as to what I hope to see more of as well as Starro being Starro. That aspect is all solid.

Where the issue overall lags is that much of it is write by numbers and a bit predictable. There’s the expected fights and then team ups, battle that didn’t need to happen, and just general clashes. Where the comic shines is the small details of interactions and where it deviates from expectations (and even then it’s a few particular details as opposed to the overall act. Brainiac’s fate is the example of that).

Artist Francis Manapul, with color by Hi-Fi, and lettering by AndWorld Design, create a visual treat. The art brings Manapul’s strengths and gives it all a cosmic twist. There’s some interesting designs and the flow of the comic is great, especially since so much is packed in. Each character looks solid, the page layouts are interesting, the comic is more visually engaging than it is storywise. The colors pop in a way using a day-glow like palette of purples, pinks, blues, and greens. Colorwise the comic is very unique. The lettering too helps add some emotional punch and at times helps deliver the punchline itself.

The comic isn’t bad in any way and very much reminds me of a summer popcorn blockbuster. There’s great concepts that just need a little something more to make them stand out as unique instead of riffs of something we’ve seen before. It’s the interaction of characters as well as the fantastic art that’s the driver here. The fact we know we’ll be getting new Justice League books and teams (and who is on what team) that also diminishes some of the storytelling. It feels like it has a job of getting us to the next chapter instead of getting us excited about the next chapter. Justice League: No Justice so far feels like the bridge from Dark Nights: Metal to a new era of the Justice League. Like the Source Wall itself, leaving what lies beyond to the imagination is some times the fun part.

Story: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson
Art: Francis Manapul Color: Hi-Fi Lettering: AndWorld Design
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.3 Overall: 7.35 Recommendation: Read

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