Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DOCTOR STRANGE #14 – Blood in the Aether Pt. 3

Doctor Strange #14 – Blood in the Aether Pt. 3


Published November 16, 2016 by Marvel Comics. Written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Chris Bachalo.

If you enjoy bacon and have a weak stomach then this is not the issue for you. While Strange is held captive by Satana in Hell’s Dinner all he wants is some bacon. And bacon in Hell is hard to come by these days so everyone must share.

In tough competition to be best Hell Satana offers Stephen an opportunity to be the superhero of her Hell. And to make sure he complies she force feeds him some hell-shish bacon meant to kill him and enslave his soul.

While Satana prepares for his first show the doctor astral project into his own body to not only save his skin but his soul too. After ejecting the wicked bacon and feeling much relieved he decides to take a taxi but with an unusual driver at the wheel. The next issue should be lit.

The enduring quality of Doctor Strange is the odyssey which the story moves on. It isn’t a dry tangible telling of the mystic arts that’s for sure. And this latest issue delivers on the strange and mystical of the Doctor Strange lore. Where is it all going? With every issue the story takes a twist and turn through the varied world of the Sorcerer Supreme. And that’s entertainment.


Saturday, November 26, 2016


Deadpool Back in Black #3


Published November 9, 2016 by Marvel Comics. Written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Salvador Espin.

Our hero with great fashion sense finds himself in some eighties style girl trouble in Deadpool Back in Black #3. The Merc with a Mouth first finds himself mistaken for Parker by Black Cat who just wants to purr up and rekindle their magic but then out of nowhere pops up the most heinous villain of them all. A wicked bunny-girl complete with eighties retro-goons and yes, bunnies! Maybe she should be in the Bat-universe? But if Bunny Woman with killer rabbits wasn’t enough headache there’s still Killer Thrill who just loves his new suit to death. Literally. But Wade manages somehow to survive all the mayhem of this issue but unfortunately for Bunny Woman her bunnies won’t be around for Easter. And Wade can’t take advantage of Black Cat just getting it all wrong.  

This issue will probably be my favorite out of all five. Bunny Woman is too much! The whole Monty Python Search of the Holy Grail killer bunny theme was great. But there was no running away except by Bunny Girl. And the real money shot was Killer Thrill taking the bunnies out. However, if there’s a moral to this story it’s probably don’t underestimate a ginger with disease ridden rabbits…











Friday, November 25, 2016

DETECTIVE COMICS #943 – The Victim Syndicate Pt. 1

Detective Comics #943 – The Victim Syndicate Pt. 1

Published October 26, 2016 by DC Comics. Written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Alvaro Martinez.

Gotham has a new menace that wants to see Batman gone. It all starts with an attack at Wayne Enterprise front office. Lucius Fox is the recipient of this new terror’s message to Batman. People killed in a strange way that appears as though they were poisoned in a multitude of ways. And then they leave a calling card on the front of Wayne Enterprise.

Spoiler is still going through the motions of losing Tim. She seeks solitude at the Thompkins Free Clinic and tries to make sense of her duty as a superhero with Harper. While Clayface and Orphan train hard both physically and mentally.

But Bruce and Kate attend a social function at the Gotham Public Museum and continue to analyze the changes Bruce has gone through in relation to his group after the loss of Tim. But the tech at the Belfry is beyond any of them and so to help understand and use it in Tim’s absence Bruce recruits someone whom Kate is not too happy about calling on.

And if the stress of the event wasn’t enough the Victim Syndicate appear to introduce themselves to the party goers.

The Victim Syndicate is beginning to be an interesting story arc. There are many questions about this new villainous group to get you hooked on the story and as Batman and Spoiler continue to deal with the supposed death of Red Robin that story element is intriguing as well. I do like this Batman group though. I think it’s working well rather than having just one sidekick Batman now has a team. The angle Clayface is taking so far is interesting and the ongoing threat of the Colony is enough to keep you reading.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

BLACK PANTHER #8 – A Nation Under Our Feet Pt. 8

Black Panther #8 – A Nation Under Our Feet Pt. 8

Published November 16, 2016 by Marvel Comics. Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and drawn by Chris Sprouse/ Karl Story.

After the exciting daring rescue of T’Challa from Stane Cage and the group bid T’Calla fair well as he gives a brief explanation as to why he summoned them there in the first place. However, later he and manifold prepare to embark on another most important journey to bring back Shuri to the living.

Meanwhile Shuri continues on her quest for enlightenment with the Griot that has taken the form of Ramonda and T’Challa along with Manifold make the leap to the Djalia. T’Challa still wrestles with the guilt of leaving Shuri to defend Wakanda herself and certain doom. But the living death she is trapped in is not what it appears as the Panther can’t get a sense on his sister and he feels as though she’s really not there at all.

In the Djalia Shuri stumbles upon the ruins of the Bako, a fifth dynasty of Wakanda and recounts the tale of Sologon. And tells how spirit of iron makes skin of stone. As Shuri nears the end of the story T’Challa and Manifold arrive to bring her back.

And with their return Shuri is free from the living death.

In this issue Shuri returns and the big question will be what role does she play in Wakanda now? The build-up seems over and it would appear we’ll get to see how she can resolve the hostilities in Wakanda and put down the People’s revolution led by Tetu and Zenzi. It’ll be interesting to see what impact this has on the Midnight Angels too. Maybe she can recruit them to help against Tetu and the People.