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…

Gideon Falls #9

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.