Hey guys, you know the drill. This is the Top 5 Comics for 02/15/17. This was a really exciting week for comics. We have the highly anticipated Super Sons #1, Batwoman Rebirth #1, and the usual suspects. Let’s kick it.
Here are the Contenders for the week of 02/15/17
- Batman #17
- Batwoman Rebirth #1
- Green Arrow #17
- Green Lanterns #17
- Justice League #15
- Invincible Iron Man #4
- Nightwing #15
- Super Sons #1
- Superman #17
- The Walking Dead #164
Super Sons #1
Well it’s here you guys, the comic we have all been waiting for! Super Sons #1 launched this week and I think we all can agree this was an awesome issue. This issue really compares the lifestyles of Damien Wayne and Jon Kent in a very unique way. We get to see how the boys are taught and schooled – we have seen this in the Superman series but not in any Batman books. I think after reading this issue Peter J. Tomasi is my favorite DC writer. He really knows how to write engaging stories full of character development for Superman, Jon, Batman, and Damien Wayne. I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did.
Plot Synopsis – “When I grow up” part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic – but if they want to survive, they’re going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World’s Smallest. This debut issue looks at the lives of Robin and Superboy and their destiny to follow in their fathers’ footsteps, while we meet a new villain whose ascension parallels the boys’ own understanding of their powers – except that he believes it’s his right to rule over every being on the planet!
If you are a fan of Nightwing & Defacer’s romantic relationship introduced in Nightwing #14, then Nightwing #15 is for you. Nightwing #15 tells the story of how Nightwing & Defacer fell in love in a period of 68 days. In this time we get to their first kiss, the first time Dick meets Shawn’s parents, and the first time they said “I love you” to each other. The thing that I like about this issue is that the affection between Dick and Shawn doesn’t seem rushed at all. 68 days is totally enough time for a couple to fall madly in love. Hopefully this will embolden other DC writers to give more superheroes companions.
Plot Synopsis – “CUPID CALLS”! In the aftermath of the “Blüdhaven” story, Nightwing has embraced his role as the city’s resident hero and met a new love interest, leader of the Run-Offs – but is a relationship between a hero and an ex-villain destined for anything other than heartbreak?
The Walking Dead #164
After the cliffhanger from the previous issue I thought there would be a lot of destruction in Alexandria. Instead, we got more character development between Rick and Negan. As Rick and Negan flee from the walkers they take shelter in a shack and it is there they start to bond. In the shack Negan asks Rick: “What’s the single worst thing you’ve ever done?” Rick’s response was heartbreaking: “Live when so many who should have didn’t.” Then Negan answers his own question with an even more heartbreaking response: “The worst thing I ever did was leave my wife to rot.” I really think that this is a start to a friendship between Rick and Negan. We saw Carl getting ready to rescue his dad, and the Saviors getting ready to try and conquer Alexandria. This was a really solid issue, and now I’m even more hyped for #165!
Plot Synopsis – “A FALLEN HOUSE” Maggie leads the survivors from the Hilltop to Alexandria…to see it overrun with the dead. ALSO, HOLY CRAP! THERE ARE TWO ISSUES OF THE WALKING DEAD THIS MONTH!
Batwoman Rebirth #1
I’ve been reading Detective Comics ever since the title tied into the Night of the Monster Men and I’ve always been fascinated by Batwoman. I wanted to know more about this chick – why is she motivated to wear the Bat on her chest, who is she, and what is she like. Some of these questions were answered in Detective Comics #498-499 with the Batwoman Begins part 1&2 story arc, but it was still just a peek underneath the cowl. Imagine my excitement when I heard of Batwoman getting her own solo series. So how is Batwoman Rebirth #1, one might ask? It’s a pretty good start to what might turn out to be a epic series. This one-shot brings readers up to speed on Kathy Kane’s origin story to where she’s at in the present.
Plot Synopsis – The newest chapter of Batwoman’s life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market…and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Learn where Batwoman comes from, and where she’s going, in this one-shot prologue to the first big Batwoman epic, “The Many Arms Of Death”!
Invincible Iron Man #4
This was an action-centric issue, and that’s why I love it. It shows off Stefano Caselli’s art remarkably well, and of course the art is blessed by the coloring of Marte Gracia. I think redirecting the story back to Tomoe was a smart move from Bendis. The reason I think he went back to this villain is.because he was rushed on The War Machines story arc so now he’s tying up loose ends. Can’t wait until issue 5 of Invincible Iron Man.
Plot Synopsis – With every issue Riri discovers more about what being a hero really means in this modern complicated world. Her actions start to have a powerful effect across the world and the question is, is Riri ready to take on that responsibility? All this plus, not only did Tony Stark leave a laundry list of things that need taking care of, he left a laundry list of criminals looking to destroy his legacy.