It’s time for Jon and myself to do another round up of 4 new comics that have come out in the last month that we think you should go out and pick up at your local comic shop or online.
The 4 books we are reviewing are as follows:
The Last God #1 (of 12) (Jim Review 1)
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Pencils: Riccardo Federici
Colorists: Sunny Gho with Dean White
Publisher: DC Black Label
Folklords #1 (Jon Review 2)
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Matt Smith
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
The Doll House Family #1 (of 5) (Jim Review 3)
Writer: Mike Carey
Artists: Peter Gross (layouts) and Vince Locke (finishes)
Publisher: DC Black Label – Joe Hill Comic Imprint
Undiscovered Country #1 (Jon Review 4)
Writers: Scott Snyder and Charles Soule
Artists: Daniele Orlandini and Giuseppe Camuncoli
Publisher: Image Comics
2 of the comics are fantasy, sword and sorcery comics and 2 are modern horror comics. All 4 are amazing reads and you should have them on your pull lists! Listen to the podcast for details on why we like the comics.
There are new comic series that are coming out all the time. We are reviewing 4 new books that have come out in the last 3 months that you definitely want to check out.
I review 2 new comics and Jon reviews 2 new comics. Jon starts…
Review 1 – Jon Review
Last Stop on the Red Line #1
Writer: Paul Maybury
Artist: Sam Lofti
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
The story takes place in Boston, Massachusetts about a murder on the local subway system called the Red Line. It is a murder mystery with supernatural elements set in and around Boston.
Review 2 – Jim Review
Dark Red #1
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Publisher: Aftershock Comics
The story is centered around Charles “Chip” Ipswich who is a night shift gas station clerk that lives in a rural area. He is also a vampire. Chip is bored with his life until a rival vampire enters his town and then he realizes how good he actually had it. It is a horror comic with political satire undertones.
Review 3 – Jon Review
Batman: The Last Knight on Earth #1
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo
Publisher: DC/Black Label
This is the last Batman tale. How can Batman stop the end of the world? Why can’t he remember what happened? How did the Joker’s head end up in a lantern and how is it still alive? These and many more questions will be asked as you read this last, big adventure of the Dark Knight Detective.
Review 4 – Jim Review
Superman: Leviathan Rising Special #1
Writer(s): Marc Andteyko, Greg Rucka, Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis
Artist(s): Yanick Paquette, Mike Perkins, Steve Lieber
This one shot special features the shadow organization know as Leviathan. They have been taking down all the governmental/UN organizations in the DC universe on the pages of Action Comics and now they have set their sights on the Man of Steel. But how do you take down Superman? By capturing his best friend, Clark Kent! This is a great comic that gives you 3 stories: The continuation of the Leviathan event from Action Comics and a jumping on point for the upcoming Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen comics. It will also prepare you for the upcoming summer event Leviathan miniseries. Get aboard now! This will be the comic everyone is talking about in the coming months.
In our last New Comics Review, we did mostly independent titles so we decided to do some Marvel and DC new comics this time around.
There are 4 reviews this week and here are the titles:
Writer Jason Aaron with Artist Ed McGuinness for Avengers #1 (Jim review)
Writer Charles Soule with Artist David Marquez and Paulo Siqueira for Hunt for Wolverine (Jon review)
Writer Tom Taylor with Artist R. B. Silva for Adamantium Agenda (Jon review)
Writers Joshua Williamson, James Tynion and Scott Snyder with Artist Francis Manapul for Justice League: No Justice (miniseries) (Jim review)
The downside of some of these books is that Marvel and DC are renumbering their flagship titles again (Marvel’s Avengers #1 and DC will relaunch Justice League at the end of No Justice as a #1) but the creators on these books and the stories that they are telling make this change a little easier to swallow.
The upside is that Avengers #1 is a great starting point for non-comic readers who saw Avengers: Infinity War and want a jumping on point for the comics. Same thing for Justice League: No Justice. Both books introduce you to the core members of each team and show you what else is hiding in the shadows of their perspective universes.
The Wolverine books bring you up to speed on what has happen to Wolverine since the evens of Death of Wolverine and Legacy. These books bring back familiar faces of villains and heroes of the mutant universe.
Jon and I were both very excited about the books we picked and hope that you find some new reading material.
PS – Sorry to Justice League: No Justice – I referred to the enemy characters as “Doom Titans” but they are actually called “Omega Titans“. That’s why we call the podcast Comics Misremembered.
Welcome back! This week Jon and I decided to review the first issue of DC’s new event series: Dark Knight: Metal.
It is written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion. We had already did a podcast on the prelude books: The Forge and The Casting (Podcast 115) so we were very excited to read the first issue.
In the podcast, Jon and I refer to the series as just:
but the real name is:
It was a fun read that had many questions and not very many answers (just like the prelude comics) but we are looking forward to the next issue to hopefully start getting some answers.
Listen to the podcast for all the details on the comic.