Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thursday Morning Superhero

Later this evening I will make a trip to the Alamo Drafthouse and go see Batman v. Superman.  I have avoided spoilers, but have had a hard time avoiding the trailers that leave a lot to be desired.  Wonder Woman is my only hope, as she has yet to disappoint from the footage I have seen so far.  I am going into the film with an open mind and hope it is good.  From what my buddy has been telling me the ratings on Rotten Tomatoes haven't been kind.  Wish me luck.

Pick of the Week:
Star Wars #17 - All I can say about this issue is that it was a lot of fun.  The attempted breakout on the Sunspot Prison turns out to be a serial killer's plot to eradicate the scum that are imprisoned there.  He has no plans to release anyone, only to kill them as he feels they deserve.  Leia doesn't stand for that, but stands little chance in taking control back.  If only there was someone there she could team up with to help.  Hmmmmm.  There is a certain Dr. who works for Vader that would make quite the teammate.  Cue me shaking with excitement for issue #18.  Oh yeah, Luke and Han are smuggling some sort of buffalo and run into Imperial forces.  I've said it many times before, but Marvel's new run with Star Wars is must read material for any fan.

The Rest:
Batman #50 - Bruce Wayne is officially Batman once again in this epic plus-sized issue that is the conclusion in the current arc.  We finally get the showdown between the real Batman and Bloom and it doesn't disappoint.  One of the things I have always liked about Batman is that it always seemed plausible, and while this arc went far beyond that, Bloom was a great villain and the conclusion featured Joker and Batman mechs, the power of magnets, and what appears to be a return to the classic Batman we all know and love.  Not my favorite arc, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.

Obi-Wan & Anakin #3 - Things got really interested towards the end of this issue.  Mother Pran and Kolara, two of the people who are assisting Obi-Wan and Anakin track down the source of the distress call, have taken an interest in Anakin and his ability to fix things.  This relationship is interesting and really takes the story in an interesting direction that has me finally hooked on this title.  Charles Soule also provided a nice view of the beginning of Anakin's corruption.  Palpatine pulls back the curtain on the corruption of politicians in this flash back, which seems all too appropriate with the current presidential race.  It has been fun to see the beginning of the end of Anakin, but the main story is finally taking center stage.

POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.