Saturday, September 15, 2018

Weird Science DC Comics Best Books of the Week 9/15/18

Another week and another bunch of score.  While the rumor around town is that we are an overly negative site, there were some pretty high scores this week.  Sure, there were no 10/10s but it's not Halloween yet and we aren't passing our perfect scores like fun size snickers...yet?!?  Actually, if we start giving out 10/10s, I would equate that to the one house on the block that is passing out full sized candy bars!  I love that house so much!!!  Now that I am hungry for candy, let's see what made the Best Book list...

Titans #25

Written By: Dan Abnett
Art By: Brandon Peterson, Guillem March, Denis Medri, Ivan Plascencia 
Letters By: Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 12, 2018

What Dan Said: Hopefully we can say goodbye to the bad issues because this latest issue of Titans really brought the quality of this series up. It made me care more about certain characters and a lot of amazing aspects really made this issue shine. I’m actually excited to read more from this series and that is something I couldn’t have said previously.

Score: 8.0/10

The Flash #54

Written By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Christian Duce, Luis Guerrero
Letters By: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 12, 2018

What Dan Said: This latest issue of the Flash is the best in this new storyline and gives us some great development for our main characters as well as some amazing action that is accented with phenomenal art. There are a couple things that are a bit convenient but I don’t think they harm the story in the end. I am confident in recommending this book to new readers now because this latest storyline is pretty great.

Score: 9.0/10

Detective Comics #988

Written by: James Robinson
Art by: Stephen Segovia, Ivan Plascencia, and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 12, 2018

What Jim Said: Detective Comics continues to be the place for fans of Dark Knight action to go, but James Robinson also gives us detective work, smart interactions and a bit of feelings as well.  I hope Robinson keeps it up because this issue is a great start and proof positive that a hurt Batman can still do his job and a humanized Caped Crusader can still punch bad guys in the face.  Imagine that!

Score: 9.0/10

Catwoman #3

Written by: Joëlle Jones
Art by: Joëlle Jones, Fernando Blanco, Laura Allred, John Kalisz, and Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 12, 2018

What Jim Said: Joëlle Jones uses this issue to continue to show that Selina won't take any guff, but also set up the villain who is 100% pure evil.  It's an issue that grabs you the more you think about it after putting it down.  Jones is taking her time setting up her overall story, but I am fine with that and am in for the long haul.

Score: 8.5/10

House of Whispers #1

Written By: Nalo Hopkinson 
Illustrated By: Dominike “DOMO” Stanton 
Colors By: John Rauch 
Letters By: Deron Bennett 
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: September 12, 2018

What Reggie Said: The party is always popping at Madame Ezrulie Dahomey's crib, even when there's trouble afoot. Isn't trouble what makes the festivity official? Some spectacular visuals and strong sequentials are marred by some mildly confusing scene changes. A strong first issue whose conclusion won't leave you feeling too anxious. Maybe you'll amble on over to the comic shop and check out #2 anyhow.

Score: 7.5/10

The Wild Storm: Michael Cray #11

Written by: Bryan Hill
Art by: N Steven Harris, Dexter Vines, and Nelson Blake II
Colors by: Ross Campbell
Letters by: Simon Bowland
Cover price: $3.99
Release Date: September 12, 2018

What Jeremy Said: This issue contains some useful and engaging background as well as a shocking moment that highlights just how terrible the threat Cray is about to face might be. Hill's portrayal of Cray continues to be the main draw of the series – a talented but afflicted man who operates at the very limits of his physical and psychological endurance. While the art may still be this series' weakness, the character of Cray – both sympathetic and admirable – is undoubtedly its strength. I can't wait for issue 12.

Score: 7.5/10

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