What’s up guys, welcome to the Top 5 Comics for 02/08/17. This week we got the launch of JLA Rebirth #1 which was pretty dope. Titans and Suicide Squad both start a new story arc this week. DC celebrates 950 issues of Detective Comics by oversizing Detective Comics #950 to a massive 41 page issue. Let’s kick it!
Here’s the Contenders for the week of 02/08/17:
- All Star Batman #7
- Detective Comics #950
- Hall Jordan and the Green Lanterns Corps #14
- Justice League of America Rebirth #1
- Red Hood and the Outlaws #7
- Suicide Squad #11
- Titans #8
- The Totally Awesome Hulk #16
- The Unworthy Thor #4
Red Hood and the Outlaws #7
In Red Hood and the Outlaws #7 we see Jason and Bizzaro’s relationship get stronger as Jason learns to trust Bizzaro. Speaking of Bizzaro we get to see how he was created; besides that nothing else really happened in this issue. This was sort of a slow issue tying up loose ends from the previous story arc.
Mirko Colak was the artist on this comic which is why Jason looks really different in this issue than the last one. That’s not saying he did a bad job. Quite the contrary – the scene where Bizzaro hulk smashes the ground on page 6 looks badass. Veronica Gandini did a incredible job with coloring! The sunset on page 22 looks gorgeous. All things considered this was an awesome read.
Plot Synopsis – How do you solve a problem like Bizarro?
The Unworthy Thor #4
An all out war emerges from the pages of The Unworthy Thor #4. We see Odinson, Bill, and the Hell-Hound fight the Collector’s guards, Black Swan, and Midnight. That’s the thing I loved about The Unworthy Thor #4 – it’s so action packed, while still moving the story along. You see the struggles that Thor goes through just for a new hammer, and you see him slaughter anyone who dares to get in his way. The art really sells this issue, from the ground shattering to the lightning crackling from the hammer. I really hope that cliffhanger is true! I highly recommend this issue guys.
Plot Synopsis – The Odinson’s quest is impeded when Proxima Midnight and the Black Swan seek to battle with him! But are the two acting alone or is there someone else pulling their strings? Don’t miss the debut of the Odinson’s all-new look!
Justice League of America Rebirth #1
Much like Red Hood and the Outlaws #7 there’s little going on in the pages of Justice League of America Rebirth #1. This issue introduces the JLA to those of us that haven’t read the Justice League vs the Suicide Squad event. I like the way the characters are introduced when they get recruited into the JLA. You get a sense of who these characters are and where they stand.
The reasoning behind Batman bringing this odd group of heroes together is pretty cool. He said that the team needs to rebuild themselves, and that “The world needs heroes they can know, not gods to inspire them – show them they can be heroes.” Also. Batman keeps saying “what’s coming”. Is he referencing Dr. Manhattan? At lot of DC titles have been referencing Dr. Manhattan as of late. You guys know what that means.
Plot Synopsis – Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and… Lobo?! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, join the sensational team of writer Steve Orlando and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time!
This issue of Titans focuses more on Malcolm and Karen Duncan, and I’m so happy it did, because I didn’t know a thing about these two. After I had read this issue I really feel like I know who these characters are now and what motivations they have. I’ve learned that Malcolm used to be a Titan in the Titans Hunt series, but quit after he almost got killed by Mammoth. The only complaint that I have is you could tell that Meta Solutions was being run by the Fearsome Five a mile away.
Plot Synopsis – “Made in Manhattan” part one! As Wally West and the Titans adjust to their new lives in New York City and investigate a mysterious new threat, Karen and Mal Duncan visit Meta Solutions to discuss their future. But the meeting takes an unexpected turn when Mal delivers a shocking revelation, and Karen is faced with a difficult choice.
Detective Comics #950
As the plot synopsis says, this issue has three different stories in celebration of issue 950 of Detective Comics, and I really related to the first story on a very personal level. The first story, titled Prologue: A Shadow of a Tear, was about Cassandra not being able to express the pain she feels from the abandonment of Spoiler and the death of Tim Drake to the team. As someone who also suffer from a extreme speech disorder I too have a difficult time trying to express myself to other people. I’m glad that this sort of showcases that even if you have a disability or disorder you don’t have to let that define you, and that you can make positive impact on the world.
Plot Synopsis – “League of Shadows” prologue! Celebrate 950 issues of the original Batman series with this extra-sized extravaganza! Cassandra Cain has stayed out of the spotlight on Batman’s team as she slowly comes to terms with the civilized world she was kept away from all her life…but the time for her to step up is fast approaching! Will she ever learn how to fit in among the masses, or will she always be more weapon than woman? Plus: a primer on the history of the League of Assassins, and an adventure with the team’s newest recruit: Azrael, the Avenging Angel!