Brown Bag Day #9

March 1, 2018 (Last updated: March 3, 2018)
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Comic Reviews, Comics

Here we are 9 weeks in, 43 left to go. We’ve got a healthy dose of 6 comics to read and enjoy this week including comic of the week Detective Comics #975, so let’s get to it.

Time To Catch Up!

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 -6, #297 – 300


At this point in comic fandom, you can blindly throw a dart and hit a comic about Spider-Man. There’s Spider-Man (featuring Miles Morales), The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man Renew Your Vows, Spidey, The Superior Spider-Man, The Scarlet Spider… you get the idea. However, this iteration of Spider-Man focuses on the campy, light-hearted nature of the character. It’s as if Adam West’s 1966 Batman campy TV show merged with the Spider-Man nature. Written by Chip Zdarsky and colored by Adam Kubert and Jordan Bellaire, this comic is the fun side of Spider-Man.

Comic Grade: [usr 3]

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37 – 39



Green Lantern’s comics to this day remain in my upper echelon of comic stories. Blackest Night, Brightest Day, The First Lantern, Volthoom, Rebirth of Hal Jordan, I could go on and on. Recently, the Green Lantern moniker has split into two stories: Green Lanterns, the story of the most recent two Green Lanterns that belong to Earth, and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. The former is a little too light for my taste, but the latter has been jam-packed with story after story, and honestly one can start at issue #1. Issues #37 – 39 introduce the Kryptonian general Zod against the Green Lanterns. If DC ever gets the Green Lantern Corps movie made, this is the exact story and issues they should use. Written by Robert Venoitti, colored by Rafa Sandoval and Jordan Tarragona.

Comic Grade: [usr 4]

DC Comics

Detective Comics #975 *Comic of the Week*


James Tynion is on fire with Detective Comics and each issue of his I look forward to more and more. This issue contains one of the most interesting round-table trials you can ever imagine in the superhero world. Batman sits down with the members of the “bat-family” to discuss a current member’s actions and consequences. The story up to this point has been filled with action, so this issue slows down a tad but increases the tension and story between characters many readers know and love. Nightwing, Batgirl, Damian Wayne, Tim Drake’s Robin, even Red Hood. This trial serves as Batman’s point of morality, as well as his past demons haunting him due to his profession. Great read by Tynion and colored by Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez.

Comic Grade: [usr 4]

The Terrifics #1


Two words: PLASTIC MAN. At one point studio executives approached Kevin Smith (Glad you’re doing okay Kev, stay safe) about a Plastic Man feature film. At that point, they weren’t interested. Here’s to hoping they read this comic and get interested quick! This story, as well as 3-4 others, spin out of DC’s current Metal storyline (Which you should check out and I’ll review when it is finished) and introduce new heroes with a new line of comics. This one brings a team together of people we’ve seen; Metaphor, Mr. Terrific, and those we haven’t in a while like Plastic Man. This is a great starting point and I’m looking forward to seeing how this story progresses.

Comic Grade: [usr 3.5]


Legion #2


Legion is just one of those characters that becomes more and more enigmatic as you steam ahead through the story. To have multiple personalities within one brain is traumatizing enough, but to have each of those personalities house super-powers? As found out in FX’s Legion, as well as the first issue, things can get out of hand quick. The sheer confusing nature of this comic gives it a higher re-read value, as it will take a few readings to completely get what’s happening. My brain is sizzling, and I love it. Written by Peter Milligan and colored by Wilfredo Torres and Dan Brown.

Comic Grade: [usr 3.5]

Black Mask Publishers

The Wilds #1


This is a comic to keep your eye on. The comic takes the floral fungus from Naughty Dog’s legendary hit The Last of Us, and depicts a more floral and yet deadly comic apocalyptic tale. The virus spreads and is visually represented by beautiful flowers, and yet in those flowers holds the virus killing off the entire human race. This comic has all the typical apocalypse themes; runners transporting materials, some form of zombies, graphic scenes, miniature communities trying to survive, romance in spite of the world, this comic has got it all. The story is not fully there yet, but this has peaked my interest. Written by Vita Ayala and Emily Pearson.

(This comic is for MATURE audiences only.)

Comic Grade: [usr 3]

Did we forget any of your favorite comics this week? Comment down below and let us know! We want to join in on the stories that you are reading. Until next week!

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