Doc’s Reviews for 11/1/17
BATMAN THE DEVASTATOR #1 DC COMICS
A Doomsday version of Batman? I guess it was bound to happen but it doesn’t do much to help the overall storyline and raises interesting questions that are never answered. This concept would have worked great as a Elseworlds one-shot that had an expanded page count and the tie in pages to the Metal storyline. But here, it does very little. I give it a 4 out of 10 Grahams.
CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 MARVEL COMICS
Perhaps a bit corny and predictable, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s story is a wonderful look at why Steve Rogers/Captain America is so great. With the focus on how Captain America’s actions affected other people. Its touching and doesn’t have to rely on giant overwhelming fight scenes and uber charged villians. This is a simple story that speaks volumes! I give it a 9 out of 10 Grahams.
AVENGERS #673 MARVEL COMICS
This is one of those titles where I’m on the fence. One the one hand, there really is nothing new here. Counter-Earth, the High Evolutionary thinking he’s a god, the return of the Ani-men. Seen it, done that. And while this is suppose to be an Avengers/Champions cross-over, the truth is that these two teams are just a big pile of Avengers. Plain and simple. However, Mark Waid’s interactions between characters is refreshing and thought provoking. So I’ll hold my breath and hope that this keeps up. I give it a 7 out of 10 Grahams.
DEADMAN #1 DC COMICS
Awww, c’mon! It’s Neal Adams in all his glory! Who doesn’t love that?! The book brings us back to the late 1970’s when Boston Brand had a brother, still had connections to the circus and her crew, and Deadman’s legendary Fugitive quest was still going on. And while this is only a 6 part mini-series, I believe it’s going to interesting for readers young and old! I give it a 10 out of 10 Grahams.
BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS #1 DC COMICS
Having Tony Isabella returning to his creation is just what the character needed! And while I do miss the afro, the storyline does bring us back to a simpler time. Black Lightning has always been one of those heroes, you reads better on his own than as part of a super-hero group. On his own and facing real life problems, this mini-series seems like a winner! I give it a 10 out of 10 Grahams.