Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday Morning Superhero

I feel that normalcy has returned to my life as my calendar is free and my kids are returning to school.  While my pull list is a short one this week, all three books are stellar and I remain a happy camper.

Pick of the Week:
Superf*ckers Forever #1 - Oh how I adore James Kochalka.  American Elf was an amazing experience and Johnny Boo has been a staple in my kids introduction to comics.  I've read some Superf*ckers back in the day and am delighted to see the classic humor unfold again in a new miniseries.  I giggled at the immature and ridiculous humor in this book and look forward to reading more.  The premise of the story is that Jack has lost his vagina and is concerned because he doesn't have a place to store his wieners.  This sets up the storyline for the remaining four issues in this miniseries from IDW.  You read that correctly.  This is definitely not for everyone, but for those that enjoy absurd and slightly rude humor than this will be right up your alley. This was such a pleasant surprise to see and I am hoping that more Johnny Boo is on the horizon as well.

The Rest:
Batman: Rebirth #5 - The showdown between Batman and Gotham did not disappoint.  The highlight was Alfred donning the cowl as Batman was a bit late to the party, but the fireworks occurred when the Justice League had to intervene.  It seems that Gotham and Gotham girl bought their powers on the black market and have a variety of powers that make them incredibly tough to stop.  The scenes where robin is trying to get information from Gotham Girl while Gotham is creating difficulties for the Justice league is a great juxtaposition and works well in this book.  Solid first arc for the new creative team and I look forward to seeing what is next.

Tales from the Darkside #3 - This series continues its bizarre path through the mind of Brian Newman and his evil twin, Big Winner.  Through a series of seizures, Brian seems to impact those around him and is attempting a surgery that will remove Big Winner from his brain.  This surgery involves a sort of chip implant and things don't seem to be going well.  I will admit that I don't fully understand everything that is happening in this series, but it reads like a Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez series and I feel confident all will be revealed when this series is wrapped up in issue #4.  It feels comfortable to return to a horror series from these two.

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