Brown Bag Day #4

January 25, 2018 (Last updated: March 16, 2020)
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You guys know what time it is, so let’s get into the comics of the week! Let’s start with Nightwing: The New Order #1 – 6.

Time to Catch Up

Nightwing: The New Order #1 – 6


DC Comics recently wrapped up a limited 6-issue series detailing a future story of its DC characters centered around Nightwing. What is the famous line from Syndrome in The Incredibles? “When everyone is super… no one will be.” In this dystopian future, powers are now accessible to anyone and everyone. Brand new heroes, as well as villains, now have access to a power set that originally belonged to Superman. Dick Grayson decided to put a stop to it. Now? Nightwing: The New Order #1 – 6 is told through the eyes of Dick Grayson’s son, as a regime is built to finally suppress superpowers. Very entertaining read, written by Kyle Higgins and drawn by Trevor McCarthy and Dean White.

Comic Series Grade: [usr 4]

Southern Bastards #1 – 19


This is Craw County, Alabama. Football is more important than work, living, even breathing. The Runnin’ Rebels football team, led by their boisterous cantankerous coach, will do anything, and I mean ANYTHING, to win. The only way to survive in this town is to get on board with the team; if not, feel free to leave. This series is gritty, darkly comedic, and almost Coen Brothers Fargo-esque in its story and character development. A very intriguing and unique ride, Southern Bastards has yet to disappoint. Written by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour.

Comic Grade: [usr 4]


Legion #1


This first issue of Legion does not disappoint and proves that the success of FX’s televised Legion show is not a fluke. David Haller is the illegitimate son of Charles Xavier, one of the most powerful mutants ever born, and suffers from trauma both physical and psychological. Suffering from dissociative identity disorder, each personality that “grabs the spotlight” in David’s mind has its own unique power set. Hundreds of personalities as well as hundreds of powers, all set within one unique mind. Get ready for a wild ride. No, you’re not on acid. Not yet, anyway. Written by Peter Milligan and drawn by Wilfredo Torres and Dan Brown.

Comic Grade: [usr 4]

Avengers #677


The third issue in the “No Surrender” arc finally begins to pick up the action in the story. The Avengers have just survived an attack on their life while the villainous black order, Grandmaster, and Thanos are placing their bets and setting their pieces on the chess board. Earth seems to be the battleground for a massive invasion soon to shake the Avengers to their core. The Avengers split into two teams to fight the myriad of threats against the earth. Will they make it in time? Tune in next week! I believe the rest of this series will begin to pick up very quickly. I love forward to what Waid, Ewing, and Zub come up with next.

Comic Grade: [usr 3.5]

DC Comics

Flash #39


FLASH #700!! The ongoing Flash comic book has had its highs and lows, but ultimately it is a solid book spun out of DC’s Rebirth line. The Flash is a hit on TV (CW’s The Flash) as well as in comics. Now is the time to read the Flash. Issue #39 begins a new arc, while wonderfully answering questions for new readers of the character. Written by Joshua Williamson and drawn by Carmine Giandomenico and Ivan Plascencia. Who is Barry, Iris and Wally? Find out in the latest issue of the Flash. Also… GRODD!!!!

Comic Grade: [usr 4]

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