Comics to Read - 6/15
Greetings fellow comics fans. What a truly horrible week this is for America and the world. As my daughter said “Stop killing us.” But I do have some comics for you this week and perhaps they can provide a few moments of respite from this nightmare.
I’m mostly excited for this title due to the writer Marjorie Liu who has been amazing on her creator-won Monstress. I have not read this comic as Marvel does not provide press copies but I’m still willing to drop some money on this one. Let me know what you need.
The Locke & Key team of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez writing a horror comic should be an automatic buy and it lives up to that assumption. Creepy and terse.
The Rebirth issue of Batman was a strong issue which set up the new run while deftly handing baton passing form Scott Snyder to Tom King. It also had Mikel Janin on art. Now we have the first issue of the run with Tom King running solo and David Finch, who will alternate with Janin on art. Unfortunately Finch’s art gives the book a tone that is very much at odds with Janin. It is dark, so dark. The writing is great and the arrival of new “protectors” of Gotham intriguing - hope they can find a midpoint for the art.
DC Comics also sent over first issue of the new Green Arrow. While I am not thrilled with the idea of having Black Canary back to a supporting character there are the bones of a very good Green Arrow run for those who prefer pre-New 52 (and Cry for Justice) version. Otto Schmidt art is great but fights against some disjointed table-setting (Also I had no idea Ollie has a sister which confuse the hell out of me). Again if you like Arrow/Canary old school style your Rebirth awaits.
You know who is a great artist? Michael Lark. He also draws a good Gotham. Just say’n.
I’ve read a lot of Black Widow runs and this one is pretty damn good so I expect this issue will be good.
And that’s it for me.