Sunday, August 19, 2018

Weird Science DC Comics Best Books of the Week 8/15/18

It's time again for the Best Books of the Week.  There were not a lot of books this week so this may not take long.  Here we go...

Archie Meets Batman '66 #2

Writer: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci
Artist: Dan Parent, J. Bone
Publisher: Archie Comics
Release Date: August 15, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

What Jim Said: Things are heating up and by that I mean I am having a lot of fun with this series.  The best part?  Things are about to get even more fun as the two properties collide head-on from here on out.  If you are looking for a fun, quick all-ages read with outstanding art, look no further!

Score: 8.5/10

Injustice vs Masters of the Universe #2

Writer: Tim Seeley
Art Team: Freddie E. Williams II, Jeremy Colwell
Release Date: August 15, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

What Branden Said: Injustice vs Master of the Universe continues to steal my comic book heart with issue two picking right up where issue one left off. There's action, comedy, great storytelling, and some excellent callbacks to He-Man's past, even Orco gets a little hero play. If you need a book with a little of something for everyone, at any level of comic fandom, this might be a perfect match.

Score: 9/10

Harley Quinn #48

Writer: Sam Humphries 
Artist: Alisson Borges, Gabe Eltaeb, and Dave Sharpe 
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: August 15, 2018

What Reggie Said: Harley Quinn is on the case to save her Coney Island building from the wrecking ball, and it involves her return to a life of crime! I mean purposefully-committed crimes, not the ones she does accidentally why trying to be heroic. This issue is enjoyable but is more a series of silly incidences than it is a story. Still, you can have a lot of fun with silly incidences.

Score: 7.5/10

The Wild Storm #16

Written by: Warren Ellis
Art by: John Davis-Hunt
Colors by: Brian Buccellato
Letters by: Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $3.99

What Jeremy Said: For the first time in a long while, I find myself a little disappointed with a Wild Storm issue. While Davis-Hunt's artwork is characteristically excellent and Ellis continues to write his characters beautifully, an injection of urgency and drama is needed along with a clearer idea of just what the threat facing our incipient superhero teams is. I still trust Ellis and I feel almost churlish saying this, but I'd like a little more zip (or maybe even zap) to go with the meticulous and intriguing world-building.

Score: 7.6/10

Indie Picks:

Gideon Falls #6

Written by Jeff Lemire 
Art by Andrea Sorrentino 
Colors by Dave Stewart 
Letters by Steve Wands 
Publisher: Image Comics 
Publication Date: 15 August 2018 

What Andrew Said: A good closing point that leaves the reader feeling satisfied, but with a real hunger for further information in the autumn. Lemire has achieved great things on this book, but for me the credit goes just as much to Sorrentino and Stewart for their visually ambitious work.

Score: 8.9/10 

Analog #5

Written by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: David O'Sullivan
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Joe Sabino
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: August 15, 2018

What Andrew Said: Another stylish edition of this book, a little bit more on the interesting pre-story, and the usual fun and excitement of the contemporary story and the tug of war between analog and digital. 

Score: 8.7/10

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