Saturday, August 11, 2018

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

Hello and welcome to the Weird Science Best Books of the Week.  To make the list, the book needs to get a score of 7.5/10, wear snazzy outfits...or both!  Bribes will be accepted and are indeed expected!  I may expand the list to include non-DC books that we feature on the site, but for now, sit back and enjoy the crazy ride we call Best Books of the Week...

The Wild Storm: Michael Cray #10

Written by Bryan Hill with Warren Ellis
Art by N Steven Harris with Dexter Vines, Ross Campbell and Simon Bowland
Cover price: $3.99
Release Date: August 8, 2018

What Jeremy Said: This issue, though, is all about Michael Cray. Hill portrays his anguish and vulnerability perfectly and, along with the setup we've already had, that full panel final page suggests that the poor man has yet more suffering to come.

Score: 7.5/10

By Simon Spurrier, Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard, Dan Watters, Bilquis Evely, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Tom Fowler, Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara, Mat Lopes
Cover Price: $4.99 
On Sale Date: August 8, 2018

What Reggie Said: A lavishly-produced, intriguing issue that will be meaningless to folks that are new to Sandman and its trappings. Those who have read the series will love this issue, it's like going home to visit your spooky, monstrous relatives. Visually, this thing is a stunner, and well worth the cover price--again, if you are already familiar with the characters and settings.

Score: 9/10

Suicide Squad #45 Review

Written by: Rob Williams and Dan Abnett
Art by: José Luís , Jordi Tarragona and Vicente Cifuentes , Adriano Lucas and Pat Brosseau
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: August 8, 2018
What Reggie Said: Adding some Aquaman to some stiffly-whisked Suicide Squad turns out to be a good recipe for an interesting story and entertaining dialogue. Perhaps the events in this issue aren't entirely unexpected, but I think you'll find that the outcomes aren't obvious. Some new team members inject new life into a team that had become rather stale over time. Nice job!

Score 8.5/10

Plastic Man #3

Writer: Gail Simone 
Artist: Adriana Melo 
Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick 
Letterer: Simon Bowland 
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: August 8, 2018

What Reggie Said: Plastic Man continues to protect Pado Saskatoon, and in doing so nearly kills the kid. All in a day's work for the google-eyed goofball! The plot thickens, but it's more than likely you've come for the jokes, and you'll stay for the butt-faces. There's truly something for everyone here.

Score: 7.5/10

Supergirl #21

Written By: Marc Andreyko
Art By: Kevin Maguire, Sean Parsons, FCO Plascencia
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 8, 2018

What Dan Said: The first issue of a brand new run for this book starts now and it immediately breathes new life into this dying book. Andreyko has come in after a fairly big change to the landscape of the Superman adjacent books, and new beginnings are hard to pull off. However, Andreyko has succeeded through incredible dialogue to engage the reader and make them care about Kara’s new mission. The only let down from this books is the art that we’re getting. Art is subjective and I’m sure there are many that will enjoy this art. I’m just not one of them. Overall though, I really enjoyed this issue.

Score: 8/10

Red Hood and the Outlaws #25

Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: Dexter Soy, Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn, Phil Hester, Ande Parks, Veronica Gandini, Rain Beredo, Madpencil Studio, Taylor Esposito
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 8, 2018

What Eric Said: There are some really big things going on in this issue...There are also some very forced things, but at the end of the day I still enjoyed myself with what we got and I especially loved the art.  There are some big changes coming to Red Hood from what we got in this issue and I hope that they all pan out for the best because I love this series and I'd hate for that to change.

Score 7.5/10

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