Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday Morning Superhero

In incredibly exciting news, Robert Kirkman's Invincible is getting the movie treatment courtesy of Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg.  This phenomenal series about Mark Grayson, son of the most powerful superhero on the planet, is an amazing read that I cannot recommend enough.  Can't wait to see this on the big screen.  In equally exciting news, Marvel is not slowing down adapting titles for the small screen.  The Incredible Squirrel Girl is getting the television treatment courtesy of a show called New Warriors which will debut on Freeform in 2018.

Pick of the Week:
Paper Girls #13 - The four ladies are still trapped in the prehistoric past and Erin and Tiffany are still trying to reconnect with KJ and Mac.  With the help of Wari, a native of the era who is with a young child, Erin and Tiffany learn that there are multiple portals throughout the land that may lead back to their own time.  Besides dropping futuristic artifacts for the natives, the portals attracted the attention of a time traveler who may or may not help the girls.  It is remarkable to think how this series started, a nostalgic trip reminiscent many of the movies from my childhood.  Although instead of merely dealing with supernatural forces, these girls are traveling through time in an attempt to save the world from an alien race that has created problems throughout the time continuum.  The flash forward we are treated to towards the end of this book give a hint as to what to expect as this series moves forward, and it looks like there are more surprises in store.

The Rest:
The Walking Dead #166 - It is not a good time to be Rick Grimes right about now.  Not only was he forced to work with Negan, but the Saviors stage a revolt and want to break free from the group.  Just when he thinks he was successful fighting off the giant horde of zombies, he learns that once again internal struggle may bring about the end of his alliance.  Couple this with the fact that we learn something tragic has happened to Andrea and the shocking accident at the end of this book, Grimes is not in an enviable position.  Just when you think that things can't get worse for Rick, somehow Robert Kirkman manages to make things worse.  

Batman Rebirth #20 - I just can't quit Batman. While I haven't been fully on board with the rebirth, the brutal conclusion to the "I am Bane" arc was enjoyable and brought about the dark tones and feel of Frank Miller Batman.  While not in the same league as that run, this was encouraging and has me excited about what Tom King has in store next.  It has been an up and down ride since Scott Snyder switched to All-Star Batman, but King has had some exceptional issues and this one really has me optimistic about what 2017 will bring for the Dark Knight.

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