I video-reviewed two new comics released this week, if you are interested:
Superman: Son of Kal-El issue #1 by Tom Taylor & John Timms, (July 27th, 2021)
Nice art, the story by Taylor is okay. Not a lot happens in this issue, it acts as set-up for the series, I guess. They retell Jonathan Kent’s origin story, then age him up. Jon helps with a wildfire in California, then goes to visit Damian Wayne, the current Robin. There’s a funny scene where Damian is fighting a group of ninja while having a long conversation with Jon. Jarringly, Taylor injects some of his politics into the issue which took me out of the story to be honest. It felt unnecessary and added nothing to the story. Also, “Superboy” ends the issue proclaiming he stands for “Truth, Justice, and a Better World.” Hmm…
Spawn issue #320 by Todd McFarlane & Carlo Barberi, (July 28th, 2021)
This was a great action-packed issue that I really enjoyed. Carlo Barberi’s art is excellent and needs to be seen! Apparently, this comic leads to the new “King Spawn” series which debuts next month. In this issue, a new-to-me villain called “Soul Crusher” attacks the cybernetic giant gorilla “Cy-Gor” in an attempt to draw Spawn into the fray. It’s a dynamic story which gives us a running narration by Spawn that leads to a surprising emotional ending. I’m looking forward to the next issue!
Thanks for reading!
-Wakizashi, *enjoying a nice cold glass of the local Daisen G Beer Stout 😎*