Rapid Review Round-Up June 13th, 2018
This week’s reviews will be a little shorter than normal. They are about a week behind, so we will be moving this week’s review structure to a Buy/Don’t Buy format as well as the current week. There are no full reviews this week as we work to revamp our review structure. Please let us know what you’d like us to review by leaving a comment on our Facebook page, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging any of us directly on any social media platform. Keep in mind that the format we’ll follow will be as follows:
Book Title and Number(Story Arc Name)
What you should do
Selling points (if any)
Here we go!
The Flash #48 (Flash War pt 2)
This story pits Barry and Wally against each other. As you’d expect from the Flash, there are some time travel hijinks, but at the center of this story are the two main heroes who have been called the Flash. Wally is fighting to get something back, while Barry is trying to keep his former protégé from making a critical error.
Man of Steel #3
This story continues Brian Michael Bendis’ introduction to the DC universe and continues to set up his Superman run. Despite there being a couple of cameos in this book, it centers on Superman and Supergirl’s Kryptonian heritage being destroyed by Rogol Zaar. You see just how powerful he is as a foe as her rips through the Fortress. There is also a the continued mystery into where Lois and Jon are.
Mister Miracle #9
This is still one of the best books that has come out. When we hit the end of the year, it’ll probably be a finalist for the best series of the year. This issue focuses on the negotiations between Mister Miracle’s forces and Darkseid’s. This issue focuses mostly on the dynamic between Scott and Kalibak and has a huge twist at the end.
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #305 (No More)
Buy, but only if you’ve followed the story
With the universe hopping, this story gets a little confusing, but remains fun. There is an Avengers team up which is very fun and helps drive the story. At it’s core, this is a tale of two Peters and how a his life could have been different.
Thor #1 (God of Thunder Reborn)
The relaunch of Thor behind Jason Aaron’s spectacular storytelling is an excellent book. It has an excellent story that features a showdown between Thor and Juggernaut as he looks for lost relics of Asgard. As the story progresses, it reintroduces Loki into Thor’s life and there has never been more hatred in that relationship. It is a very promising set up. It also features a story with old Thor, far in the future that centers on he and his granddaughters, and the end of all things.