Comic Corner: Aug. 30-Sept. 6

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Go Go Power Rangers #2

Power Rangers #2

“Go Go Power Rangers #2” is following the teenage Rangers a short time after they became the Power Rangers. They’re all struggling to balance being a Ranger and a high school student.

Trini, the Yellow Ranger, and Jason, the Red Ranger, start testing their powers and abilities as Rangers and they develop a nice sense of chemistry.

Rita Repulsa, Alpha, Zordon, and the Rangers triggered my nostalgia. The pages of this comic are colorful and beautiful.

Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1

Red Hood and the Outlaws AnnualIn “Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1,” Red Hood — Jason Todd, a former robin — and the Outlaws — Bizarro, a faulty Superman clone, and Artemis, a renegade Amazon — team up with the original Robin, Dick Grayson, Nightwing.

The Outlaws track the Russians to a circus and are blending in as acts to follow the investigation.

The fact that Dick grew up in a circus makes him kind of vulnerable during this mission, which opens the door for him and Jason to reconnect.


Dark Horse Comics

Halo: Rise of Atriox #1

Rise of Atriox #1

‘Halo: Rise of Atriox #1” follows a squad of United Nations Space Command Marines who are stranded on a planet. They could leave the planet if it weren’t for Atriox and his Brutes.

Beatrix, the A.I. personality in this “Halo” comic, tells Sergeant Kress that it’s “safe to assume” that the Brutes just want the Marines dead.

Beatrix proceeds to inform Kress as the Marines’ numbers dwindle, which adds a real sense of drama and peril to the comic.


Marvel Comics

Astonishing X-Men #3


In the first two issues of “Astonishing X-Men,” the reader learns that Professor Charles Xavier is alive in the astral plane and being held captive by the Shadow King.

Psylocke sends Logan, Gambit, Rogue, and Fantomex into the astral plane. In “Astonishing X-Men #3,” the reader gets a glimpse into the mind of former Wolverine, Logan. He feels unworthy and irredeamable as his insecurities cause him to fall under the Shadow King’s control.

Generations: The Iron #1

the iron“Generations: The Iron #1” follows Ironheart, Riri Williams, to the future, where former Iron Man, Tony Stark, is now the Sorcerer Supreme.


Riri meets the kids of some the Avengers, and Sue and Reed Richards’ son, Franklin.

Tony shows Riri a beautiful future that she will one day help build. “Generations: The Iron #1” brings Tony Stark and Riri Williams together in a beatiful spin of colors and panels.


Iceman #5

iceman #5 fixedIn the first four issues of “Iceman,” Bobby Drake, Iceman, has been struggling with reconnecting with his parents who don’t approve of his powers or him being a part of the X-Men.

On top of that, Bobby is gay and in “Iceman #5,” the reader gets a glimpse of what it might be like to come out to unnacepting loved ones. Bobby’s struggle of coming out to his parents adds an incredible dynamic to the pages of these comics, and gives him the anger to demolish Juggernaut in a fight.

Venomverse: War Stories #1

543162-_sx1280_ql80_ttd_In the Venomverse, all of the heroes possess the venom symbiote. In “Venomverse: War Stories #1,” the reader sees Dr. Stephen Strange and Captain America talking about losing a war and needing more recruits. To get these recruits, Dr. Strange pulls whoever possesses the symbiote in that universe, to the Venomverse.

In “War Stories #1” the venom symbiote bonds with the Black Panther, Dr. Doom, and the Punisher.

The Punisher is by far the most stirring (anti) hero that I’ve seen bonded with the venom symbiote.

Star Wars: Mace Windu: Jedi of the Republic #1

mace windu #1“Mace Windu #1” takes place during the Clone Wars, when Master Windu takes Jedi Knight Kit Fisto, Jedi Master Prosset Dibs, and Jedi Knight Rissa Mano on his covert mission to a jungle planet in the outer rim called Hissrich.

Kit Fisto, a Nautolan, has the apptitude for surviving harsh environments. Prosset Dibs is blind and has an intense connection with the Force, and Rissa Mano is a young Jedi Knight and an amazing pilot. Mace Windu and Kit Fisto are my two favorite Jedi, and their purple-and-green lightsabers swinging gracefully through the pages of this issue is beautiful.


DC Comics

Batman #30

6040278-30In “The War of Jokes & Riddles” series, Joker and the Riddler have assembled different villains from Batman’s rogues gallery to fight each other over Gotham.

Batman has joined the Riddler’s side and fights Kite Man. Batman repeatedly tells Kite Man to stay down because Batman doesn’t take pleasure in fighting him.

The story of this issue is followed by a conversation that Kite Man has had with his son about his son’s mom calling Kite Man a joke.

The Black Racer and Shilo Norman Special #1

the black racerIn “The Black Racer and Shilo Norman Special #1,” Shilo Norman is Mister Miracle, a man who can get out of any trap. While performing a challange for some playboy, The Black Racer, the herald of death for the New Gods, appears to kill Mister Miracle.

“The Black Racer and Shilo Norman Special #1” is a fun, refreshing, actionpacked cosmic thriller about Jack Kirby’s New Gods.

Darkseid Special #1


In the pages of “Darkseid Special #1,” readers see a side of Darkseid rarely seen — a vulnerable one. Darkseid is the ruler of Apokalips for several reasons, but one more than any other: fear. Then, a group of teenagers broke out of the orphanage and started a rebellion, encouraging people not to fear Darkseid. At the end of the issue, he reveals to one of the rebels that every night he dreams horrible visions that people will stop fearing him.

Green Arrow #30

green arrowIn the first four issues of “Hard Traveling Hero,” Green Arrow, former billionare playboy Oliver Queen, teamed up with the Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and my favorite, Batman, to take on the Ninth Circle, a criminal organization that controls corporations by means of blackmail. In “Hard Traveling Hero Part 5,” Green Arrow teams up with Green Lantern to go to space and find the Ninth Circle’s satellite, their “eye in the sky.” Lantern gives Arrow a sweet space suit, and the issue overflows with emerald.

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