BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #1, the official comic book continuation of the Emmy® Award-winning Cartoon Network animated series.
Kim & Kim is turning into one of those series that I will show up for every time, just for the level of development of Kim D and Kim Q. The characters are fleshed out so well, that it's hard to believe it hasn't even been a dozen issues. Yeah, there are also spoilers here, because I can't talk about the second part of the book without spoiling it somewhat. For a review of a Kim & Kim comic, it seems appropriate to screw it up somehow. Like the Fighting Kims, I'll try to limit the damage.
As I’ve said before, I’ve tried to keep a pattern to Reviews of Old Comics, but the last attempt to write a DC review that wasn’t the Legion was so daunting that it delayed the schedule for three weeks. For me to write these regularly, and have something every week, especially for Patreon supporters, it
Before I settled on this story of Terra betraying the Teen Titans, I really struggled figuring out what DC Comic to review this time around. My first choice was the infamous Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #106. My wife wanted me to review something from the Golden Age, perhaps even the very first DC Comic. Golden Age comics from before the explosion of super-heroes are a mish-mosh of genres and stories. Then I wanted to do an issue of Adventure Comics featuring work by Alex Toth. Unfortunately, that also featured three other stories that I didn't care for. Finally, I decided on New Teen Titans #34. This was truly the beginning of The Judas Contract. A case could be made that it began from the moment Terra first appeared, this was where the readers were let in that the Terminator had a spy inside the Teen Titans. At this moment, whatever other story was happening, readers were waiting for the moment when Terra would betray the Titans or turn on the Terminator. I also need to note that I'm referring to him as the Terminator in this review. At this time, Slade Wilson almost solely went by the Terminator. He wouldn't be referred to solely as Deathstroke until well after the Judas Contract was done. By then, it was obvious that the James Cameron franchise was stronger than the reputation of this character in the comics.
Matthew Rosenberg is the one writer that would get me to pick up a comic that's drawn by Greg Land. I've been a fan of his from the moment I got a review copy of We Can Never Go Home #1. His new X-Men series features characters that have either never been the epitome of the team or are at a place where they just don't fit in with the core team. However, can a comic drawn by Greg Land still be good?
Friday night at San Diego Comic Con, the Eisners were awarded. The standout recipient was Monstress, the Image series by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. Monstress took home five Eisners, including two for Sana Takeda, and one Marjorie Liu split with Mister Miracle writer Tom King for best writer.
Calexit by Black Mask is a really intriguing comic addressing a lot of current tensions surrounding the political climate. It sets it in the near future if things take a turn for the worst. This year, at SDCC, they're putting their efforts to a good cause by supporting Immigrant Families at the border, separated by a zero-tolerance policy towards undocumented immigration. Here's the full press release from Black Mask.
The Previous two Kim & Kim series have been real favorites of mine. Seeing the announcement of the third series starting, on my birthday no less, was a real treat. Immediately, I dived into it. Did it live up to my expectations?
It's really sad when I want to review an old Marvel comic like The Eternals and I can't use my Marvel Unlimited membership. I wanted to review this from the first time I read it and saw that it drew inspiration from Erich von Däniken's book Chariots of the Gods. I don't buy the "ancient astronauts" theory. It is a little entertaining to watch how proponents work evidence to meet their theory. I watch them ignore basic elements of artistic representation to make ancient works of art literal interpretations rather than rich, symbolic visual poetry. I find the thought that a lack of modern scientific discoveries made ancient man less intelligent almost offensive.
In the past month there have been two comic book weddings that were touted a little bit. One moreso than the other. In X-Men Gold #30, We had the wedding of Colossus and Kitty Pryde. In Batman #50, we had the wedding of Batman and Catwoman. I'm going to compare the two, as they are very similar tales. In doing so, there will be spoilers.
I'm really enjoying Comicbookgirl19's Epic History of the X-Men video series, so I decided to something similar with the Legion of Super-Heroes. I have a love for the Legion that goes back to the point where I truly fell in love with comic books. I have tried to chronicle this through my Reviews of Old Comics, but I can only go so fast, and I try to only do a Legion comic once a month, if I'm updating once a week, which schedules sometimes just can't allow.
Steve Ditko passed away last week, and his death was just announced by the New York Police Department. They found his body in his apartment on June 29. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he was dead for two days. The early reporting is that he died of a heart attack brought about by cardiovascular disease. Ditko was a reclusive person, shying away from publicity, and eschewing attention.