| by Daryll Benjamin – @DaryllBenjamin |
Summit 3 by Amy Chu, Jan Duursema, Paul Mounts & AW’s Derek Mounts – Val, while under training with Professor Baker & crew finally gets Fiona’s distress message. Just who is Fiona? And can Val, or rather her powers be trusted out in the field much less a rescue op? Here we go again with Madame Chu starting up a roller coaster ride and just what is the deal with Val’s hallucination helpers?….
Superb 7 by David F. Walker, Dr. Sheena C. Howard, Alitha Martinez, AW’s Tom Napolitano, Veronica Gandini & SOTOCOLOR – There’s going to be a big helping of I told you so coming up after this one. Anyway, after the semi-failed rescue attempt from last issue, the kids try to regroup with Kayla wanting to go back in for her mom, her dad steadfastly opposed to that & Jonah in a state of confusion. At least they got Corinna out right? Right? The House of Cards is starting to collapse and well, trouble is all around….
Ninjak vs Valiant Universe 2 by Aaron & Sean Schoenke, Eliot Rahal, Joe Bennett, Belardino Brabo, Ulises Arreola & Dave Sharpe – There’s only so many ways to survive a car crash while going 75 mph against traffic. Now that I gave you that graphic visual, poor Colin has to get through Bloodshot, The Eternal Warrior & X-O Manowar to save his friend’s family. At this rate, just wait until you see what he stole, Colin got a body bag waiting for him soon….
Silencer 2 by John Romita Jr, Dan Abnett, Dean White, Arif Prianto, Sandra Hope & Tom Napolitano – So Honor has to protect Talia from enemy assassins just blocks away from her home without jeopardizing her current life. Yeahhhh. Got to say to the creative team: very innovative. On top of that, she has to try to convince the one who sent the killers she’s out of the game. Yeahhhh Pt 2. Good Luck with that Honor…
Terrifics 1 by Ivan Reis, Jeff Lemire, Marcelo Maiolo, Joe Prado & Tom Napolitano – A call in the middle of the night leads Mr. Terrific to Simon Stagg’s laboratory. Not exactly Michael’s favorite person in the world and well, what happens next will forever intertwine his fate with Rex Mason, Eel O’Brien and Linnya Wazzo within the Dark Multiverse. Now pulling folks from 3 of my favorite DC Superhero Teams isn’t enough of a hook for me, Reis and Lemire give me that bloody last page featuring <>. FINALLY Mr. Terrific gets a big time stage!
America 12 by Gabby Rivera, Stacey Lee, Annie Wu, Flaviano, Jordan Gibson, Chris O’Halloran & VC’s Travis Lanham – To all things an ending but as I am throwing out roses here, America still has to fight La Legion to rescue her grandmother. Contained with this are secrets I don’t think anyone wanting to share and some burdens that may be too much for Ms Chavez. An interesting finale and I wonder where America will pop up next…
Avengers 682 by Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Sean Izaakse, David Curiel & VC’s Cory Petit – Ok a pissed off Rogue? ✔️ Another heroic sacrifice? ✔️ The Avengers being more in the dark than ever?✔️✔️✔️ At least we know what’s ailing Jarvis…maybe. Even this one will need a big honking scorecard. But MAJOR spotlight on one of those Avengers I spoke about during the last recap….
Black Panther 170 by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk, Laura Martin & VC’s Joe Sabino – We are nearing the saturation point of this tale. Forces are fighting all over, and elements of this run have all come up to roost. Shuri with the Dora Milare. Storm, Zuri and the Wakandan Special Forces. T’Challa, Thunderball and Manifold. So many powerful allies, and it may be too late to save Wakanda from what Klaw’s machinations have unleashed…
Champions 17 by Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos, Edgar Delgado, Victor Olazaba & VC’s Clayton Cowles – So while Viv and Viv try two figure out a very strange “sibling story”, it seems that The Vision has a cold. Yeah, that’s a bad portent for the future. However, as this is going on, the largest Champions roster in history tries to co-exist with each other.
Moon Girl 28 by Brandon Montclare, Natasha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain & VC’s Travis Lanham – Ok so it is The Fantastic Three vs The Super Skrull over….um well still don’t know why actually. But whatever it is has Galactus and The Silver Surfer observing the battle closely and who knew that Galactus could throw quips with the best of them? LOL Ahem I mean, the battle. Yes the battle is getting on Lunella’s last nerve and we all know her temper….
Abbott 2 by Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivelä, Jason Wordie & Jim Campbell – Ok. I don’t even know where to start with this one. The Demonic Slasher? The hints about Elena’s failed marriage? The Aquarian? Amelia Chee? WHATEVER THAT THING IS ON THE LAST 3 PAGES??? LMAO Mr. Ahmed’s imagination is a fun yet dangerous thing folks!
Incidentals 6 by Joe Casey, Will Rosado, Snakebite Cortez, Saida Temofonte & Ramón Govea – What was supposed to be a rescue mission to recover a captured Winters turns into something else entirely as Mr. Chen decides to do additional exploration. And what he finds? Man if your thought you knew the nature of the superpowered individuals before? This issue may be the one that overturns the whole Catalyst Prime universe. Was DEFINITELY not ready for this….
Kino 4 by Joe Casey, Jefte Palo, Chris Sotomayor, & Todd Klein – Meanwhile in this side of the street, Kino is starting to experience some weirdness in his situation just ask his villains combine for an attack en masse. During this, it seems Lorena is hiring a specialist to “recover” her property and it’s all connected has been a phrase run into the ground BUT it’s all connected.
Guardians of the Galaxy 150 by Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder, Marcus To, Ian Herring & VC’s Cory Petit – Finally got around to picking up this issue featuring the return of Adam Warlock to the Marvel Cosmic Universe. However, which version is he? Duggan and Co. do a great job of streamlining a very confusing character’s history ahead of Marvel’s next event. As that is going on, it is the Guardians vs The Raptors over the fate of the Nova Corps. Let’s get ready to rumble!
Phew! Part 2 in the books!
Until Next Time . . . Keep Fantasizing!