showcase comics weekly

showcase comics weekly

so it is my second time i talk about comics weekly in my second showcase comics weekly. I talk this week about the best of comics this week based upon my favorite books i read this week. These books are simply the best comics of this week of comic book reading.  I hope you enjoy this week’s  showcase comics weekly for the week before Christmas. lets honor this week’s best comics. I will be taking break for week on this weekly review in Christmas time. I hope you have a happy holidays. 

Klaus and the Crying Snowman #1

Grant Morrison’s mind-bending, alternative take on Santa Claus returns this week with Klaus and the Crying Snowman, with art by Dan Mora and letters by Ed Dukeshire.

klaus crying snowman grant morrison dan mora boom! studiosKlaus (Santa) teams up with Father Frost and Master Yule-Goat to stop the Nightborn, giants who defeated the Norse Gods and brought about Ragnarok 1500 years ago. Along the way, he also picks up an amnesiac man-turned-snowman and helps him learn an important Christmas lesson.

BOOM! Studios is billing this series as the best holiday tradition in comics for the season. Morrison’s Klaus stories are epic tales of magic and action that is such fun to read each year. They’re Christmas treats, like the TV specials you wait all year for. But where Rudolph and Frosty are going to tell you the same stories every December, Klaus has new ones for you to enjoy each year.

Nothing seemingly screams Christmas less than the Twilight of the Gods  aka Ragnarök  but Morrison brilliantly uses the world-ending backdrop to communicate his message but the context only tells some of the story. Its like his many other works he did as he does his great trait of storytelling. There’s Christmas magic in Morrison and Mora’s story, and while the creative team wraps the story in epic and far-reaching trappings, at its core it’s actually a reinforcement of the essence of Santa Claus legend that makes it simply magical. Klaus and the Crying Snowman is a fun read that you will simply enjoy to read anytime. 

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

Aquaman #43 Revew

When we last left Aquaman, he’d flown a boat into the gaping maw of an inter-dimensional Kraken, skewering it with a trident dipped in ancient fatal goo, ultimately destroying both of them. At the end of the issue, however, Wonder Woman, who has suddenly become an all-seeing sorceress or something, said she sensed he was still alive…somewhere. And so he is! Washed up on the shores of…somewhere, rescued by a beautiful woman named Caille who likes to dance outside during thunderstorms and sacrifice rabbits on the beach. She lives an austere lifestyle on a remote island in a tiny village with crone couple named Loc and Wee. And now Aquaman lives with them as well, because he can’t remember who he is.

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robson Rocha have come on board the title, bringing another great layer and lens to the character. Stripping him away from the Atlantis-heavy framework, cast and stories, DeConnick and Rocha have placed an Amnesiac Arthur Curry in a perfect place for re-examination and reworking of the comics. ere’s a man who’s been king, superhero, outlaw, mariner, lighthouse keeper and so much more and yet he now knows not who he is or ever was. Falling to the shores of the remote island village of Unspoken Water, Arthur Curry now resides alongside a whole host of ancient sea deities who have been cast away by the angry ocean.

We’re introduced to Callie, a lady in red garb, who seemingly performs regular rituals and rites to please the simmering ocean. Callie is the one who discovered Arthur on the banks of Unspoken Water and thus they share a bit of a special connection form the start of finding each other. Drawn gorgeously by Rocha, with Henriques’ inks and colored marvelously by Gho, the flashbacks teasing and setting up Namma are breathtaking, to say the least. Gho’s muted palette sets an ominous tone as the blurred portrait-esque depiction of the panels give it a sense of larger than life grandeur that it would otherwise lack. The panels are blurred, with no true borders because they cannot truly contain what is depicted inside.

DeConnick’s vision, too, is absolutely stunning as it reexamines the whole of aquaman. It moves away form the Atlantis-centralism of the title to re-examine and analyze Arthur among a whole host of other ocean-related beings is a clever decision and a much needed breath of fresh air for the title. DeConnick and Rocha have moved the hero from super-heroic duels and Atlantean politics to a very mythic high fantasy context of the tale. he story is very much a fantasy mystery rather than a typical superhero plot that is a welcome breath of fresh air for the title.  Whether you’re a long-term fan like some or a new reader looking to jump onboard the sea king’s adventures, this is a great place to start. Just dive in to read this weeks adventure of aquaman.

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

Livewire #1

Livewire #1 review

ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! FOR THE FIRST TIME, LIVEWIRE TAKES CENTER STAGE! Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all? From rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and astounding artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS) comes an electrifying new series that will launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions!

Writer Vita Ayala wastes no time in getting this story started and immediately treats readers to an opening scene that is as telling and insightful as it is exciting to read. By the way it generates a great deal of momentum here, Ayala is able to coast on the previously generated energy while establishing the plot that setups nicely a wonderful story. Come issue’s end, Ayala turns up the intensity and provides readers with good reason to eagerly await Livewire #2. 

Clean and sharp, the artwork in this issue is easy to digest and enjoy. Focusing more on character expressions and movement, artists Raul Allen and Patricia Martin are able to create lived-in settings and authentic transitions that highlight Ayala’s script wonderfully on each panel of the book. All in all, Livewire #1 is an electric debut issue that promises greatness; a must read for Valiant fans or comic book fans as you will simply enjoy to read this comic.

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

Gideon Falls #9 Review

ORIGINAL SINS,” Part Three As Norton spirals deeper into his own mind—or deeper into madness?—Father Fred entertains a visitor from his past who can’t possibly be real. But Temptation comes in all shapes and sizes…

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in Issue #9, the lines that have thus far separated Norton from Father Fred are blurred further and unsettling connections are made. There’s a laughing man in the basement, there’s a heartbroken woman swinging from her neck in the church, and there’s an escape from an asylum that happened thus far in the story. Jeff Lemire’s script is intense and well-paced with wonderful and sharp writing. It bends and folds at his whim, and with it, he manages to suffocate his characters in an engulfing whirlwind of terror. Issues after issue, Lemire continues to stun us with this comic.Gideon Falls continues to evolve as it cements itself as a masterwork of modern Horror comics that is simply such a marvelous read.

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

Welcome everyone that adores comics should It’s new comic book day! But before you head to the local comic shop, arm yourself with a few recommendations based upon what is simply the best comics of this week of comics to read.

The Legacy of Stan Lee

The Legacy of Stan Lee

“You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.’ It’s on the seal of the state of New York. Keep moving forward, and if it’s time to go, it’s time. Nothing lasts forever.” – Stan Lee

Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself a comic book fan or even a fan of superhero movies that have taken over the world over the last decade this man is truly a legend to everyone.  The legacy of real life legend Stan Lee should mean something to you.

I fondly recall as a boy when I first read a marvel comic book. I had few books but I was watching spider-man cartoon on TV. I think what made me love it more that Stan lee had always been able connect to me with his great comics. My earliest memory was reading spider-man it was not written by Stan lee but it was spider-man comics non-the less.

It was amazing spider-man 398 which written by J.M. DeMatteis which was a fun tale about peter parker fighting doc-ock. It was such a fun tale yet i was hooked by this character. I adore spider-man to this date. It traces back to stan lee run which i read endless times now. I adore his run so much more than many runs I read over the years.

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All those memories, all those comics, all those movies, all those days spent playing with toys or imagining ourselves as superheroes, I owe to Stan Lee.  Even if I didn’t read his comics first i wouldn’t be person I am today.  i think Stan-lee partly helped make me the guy i am today.  I began with J. Michael Straczynski’s The Amazing Spider-Man run after a decade, I’m finally reading Marvel’s iconic “Civil War” event.  It’s been a slow but steady march through the saga over the past few months and this was the issue I was on.  It felt right to start here too, as it was Spider-Man i adored this run so much as its truly a spider-man run i read endless times.

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I recall Reading Fantastic Four #1 was everything I wanted it to be, feeling simultaneously dated and timeless many times over the years. I read it again after Stan-lee died I was so in love this comic again. It was the wonderful work of stan lee and jack Kirby also want to say thank you to jack the king Kirby too for his wonderful work.Its truly because Stan-lee this kid form NYC that created the marvel unverse in way returned home. Jack kirby was all kinds of amazing too.

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Opening this comic book floods me with memories as i see peter struggles with life it makes me feel so much more human and alive as i see this guy that struggles like i would struggle to live daily each day. Peter Parker is the greatest creation Stan-lee did in my eyes. In Web Of Spider-Man#12 Peter Parker was swinging around his neighborhood, trying to keep his life together, while looking for purse-snatchers, laundromat robbers, and dealing with a would-be gang and a local hitman.  And through it all, personal drama and Spider-Man trouble that is what makes spider-man great and charming. I think we would not have characters like kamala khan today without spider-man.

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I recall when i brought my first ms marvel comic when it came out i was reading this Muslim girl that was the modern-day ideals of what peter-Parker would be today. Khan was created by Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson, artist Adrian Alphona, and editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker in 2014, and she immediately made headlines for being the first mainstream Muslim superhero to get her own comic. In the years since her debut, Khan has developed into a well-rounded character that i feel is such a charming read each issue is such fun to read from start to finish.

This scene shows you why power of Stan-lee and jack Kirby’s ideas to humanize these ideas. they show you emotion u feel about them. goodbye Stan-lee. we will miss you. we will miss you Stan-lee. Go to the stars with your creations.

“Everywhere it’s the same!  I live in a world too small for me!”  These words felt very poignant yesterday.  The world was too small for Stan Lee’s imagination…so through his characters, creatures, and creations, he made it bigger.  And we are all so blessed for where he’s taken us in our world. Thank stan-lee. This blog artcle is written in honor of stan-lee. I thank him personally for everything.

showcase comics weekly

showcase comics weekly

so it is my frist time i talk about comics weekly in my frist showcase comics weekly. I talk about each week starting this week about the best of comics this week based upon my favorite books i read this week. These books are simply the best comics of this week of comic book reading.  I hope you enjoy my frist weekly showcase of comics for this week.

Detective Comics #994 review

We are closing in on yet another milestone issue after a year of milestone issues be it Action ComicsThor, or DaredevilDetective Comics is at issue #994 this week and will soon reach 1000 issues, being the second book to reach such a high number. With a milestone coming it’s probably why writer Peter J. Tomasi is delivering a story that brings Batman back to his roots.

Tomasi is finally here!  I wish that DC would have given us an add like they did with Bendis since the reason Tomasi is writing Detective Comics is that Bendis snatched his Superman book from him. Tomasi continues by giving such wonderful batman comic writing with Detective Comics 994.  It has everything from detective work, kickass action, character moments and a cool new villain with the fact that it ties into the Wayne’s deaths and also the crazy twist at the end made things even cooler. if you love batman you will simply adore this book.

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

 The Batman Who Laughs 01 review

Scott Snyder is bringing the Batman Who Laughs to the main DC Universe as , Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. Scott Snyder crafts out what may be one of the best works of comics he did on batman since he did the black mirror arc of batman. Scott Snyder Snyder gives such wonderful batman comic writing with wonderful action and character moments and a cool villain that returns to the universe as the batman crafts such a dark and twisted gem of a tale that any batman fan will adore to read from start to finish of this comic.

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

Batman Annual #3 Review

When you think about it Alfred doesn’t get enough credit. He’s basically necessary for Batman to exist at all or else he’d never eat, sleep, or get his gear in order. Alfred is the oil that keeps the engine greased and running and in Batman Annual #3 his struggle gets the focus thanks to writer Tom Taylor and artist Otto Schmidt give us such a story this week.

This issue begins and ends with Alfred’s perspective, which is written beautifully by Tom Taylor.

The issue starts with Alfred getting the dreaded call that Thomas and Martha have been shot.  I usually roll my eyes the more and more we get this scene, but seeing it through Alfred’s eyes makes it way more fresh the cores of batman’s parents death.

Taylor does an exceptional job of capturing the love and care Alfred has for Bruce Wayne. He was a man of hopes and desires, but after that traumatic day his life, and Bruce’s, were changed forever. This story depicts Alfred in a way that is caring beyond belief as we see how Alfred is such a caring guy for Bruce Wayne.  Taylor has crafted an interesting story focusing Batman’s attention on a new villain which is quite clever. . It’s an exciting adventure that comes with its own resolution and a solid foundation for Alfred to swoop in and be a hero himself.I’ve marveld at Schmidt’s art over the years on Green Arrow and he continues to do a great job in this annual issue that is simply marvelous. A fantastic issue that may win an Eisner when all things are said and done. It’s meaningful, heartfelt, and exciting. It’s a near perfect one-shot Batman adventure that you should read.

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL #1 review

Love is in the air between our rocky love-bug, Thing, and his sweetheart, Alicia Reiss Masters. Marvel Comics is celebrating with a pre-wedding celebration in the form of this issue.

All three stories do well to capture different aspects of getting married and the stresses that come with it with three different writers capturing the stresses of marriage. The bachelorette opening written by Gail Simone with art by Laura Braga does a great job showcasing the weird nature of the pre-wedding party that simply is such a fun read. The second story is written by Dan Slott giving such a marvelous story of the thing asking for permission to wed Alicia and it’s a curious scene, not unlike an interrogation scene. Dan Slott does a good job with this story. The last story is by Fred Hembeck with colors by Megan Wilson, focusing on the lament of the person Thing asked permission from. This is quite a fun comic strip style story. This comic is such a marvelous joy of a comic that captures the magic of the best of FANTASTIC FOUR.

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

Bitter Root #2 reviewBitter Root #2

David F. Walker and Chuck Brown have some simply killer e killer dialogue and scripting in Bitter Root #2. It is exciting, poignant, and funny all at the same time. This issue was just a delight to read from beginning to end. Its simply a marvelous comic to read form start to finish. Bitter Root #2 delivers an exciting read and makes this series a must-read for anyone.

Bitter Root #2

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

BLACK HAMMER: CTHU-LOUISE #1 review

A trip to the world of Black Hammer is always time well spent, doubly so when artist Emi Lenox is on board.  Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise #1 is a one-shot story about a cursed young girl struggling to find acceptance. It’s like Carrie with tentacles, a sad tale that you just know won’t end well. Louise is a deeply tragic character and her journey is expertly brought to life by Jeff Lemire in such a simply marvelous writing in this comic.. This is haunting stuff that adds another layer of awesomeness to the Black Hammer universe as simply a marvelous comic to read form start to finish.

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

HELLBOY WINTER SPECIAL 2018 review

Rejoice, for it’s the best time of year! It’s that special season when families come together, snuggle by the fire, and read the Hellboy Winter Special. This annual anthology always sports a lineup of awesome creators and this year is no different. Mike Mignola, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Tonci Zonjic, Ben Stenbeck, and Dave freaking Stewart all grace these pages with magic and monsters. Whether you are a longtime Hellboy fan or a first-time visitor to the Mignolaverse, you’ll have a blast reading this comic. It has all the action, humor with everything that is simply marvelous to read.

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

Hawkman #7 review

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It’s an approach very reminiscent of Grant Morrison’s Batman and much like that run, it’s a rich buffet of tonalities, genres and varying stories, all unified under a central theme that pervades all. It’s an ambitious epic spanning all of time and space in the DC Universe.

Hawkman #7 builds on the foundations laid thus far in the title while unveiling an all new origin for the character. Venditti’s always excelled at characters who have pasts that contrast immensely with who they are, from Aric in X-O Manowar to The Eternal Warrior and Hawkman proves to be a perfect fit for him. Though Hitch is very much the star of this title, doing arguably career best work at incredibly unbelievable speeds, he’s creating a definitive take on the character that takes trough many worlds of the DC Universe. The creative team showcases such range and so many threads of possibility in Hawkman that it’s truly exciting to even wonder about the wondrous legacy the team will leave on the franchise. It’s an incredibly exciting time for hawkman as this could be the defined series that everyone looks upon for ages to come. Hawkman continues to surprise and delight, as ever. It is a title where anything is possible and it defies classification, much like its titular character that you simply should read today.

The Verdict: 10/10:its a wonderful read 

SDCC ’18: Hellboy’s 25th Anniversary Celebrated With Three New Titles

Welcome everyone that adores comics should It’s new comic book day! But before you head to the local comic shop, arm yourself with a few recommendations based upon what is simply the best comics of this week of comics to read.