Comic Catch-Up #34

February 24, 2023

Friday after a slow week at school because of the weather. We finally came back to school, meaning that I waited until after school to read my books for the Comic Catch-Up post.

First two off the top are some remaining from the new comic book day.

Savage Avengers #10. “Deus Ex Machina.” The team of the Savage Avengers (Daredevil, Cloak, Dagger, Black Knight, Anti-Venom, and Weapon X) are still in the year of 2099 and battling an army of Deathloks and Ultron. This book was just a lot of fighting and action with some cool characters, but not much more than that. Written by David Pepose and drawn by Carlos Magno.

Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker #4. Written by Greg Pak and drawn by Manuel Garcia. This book was my least favorite of the week. I have just not gotten into this book and the different Hulks were pretty dull. There is only one more issue and I will finish the series, but I am not enjying it.

The Last Book You’ll Ever Read #3. Written by Cullen Bunn and Drawn by Leila Leiz. This is another one that I am not sure about. It is weird and fairly sexual. There was an interesting confrontation in the woods with a group of some kind of monster/zombie type. I have not been blown away by this though.

The Department of Truth #14. Written by James Tynion IV and drawn by John J. Pearson. We went back in time to see a moment in the past when Lee Harvey Oswald first meets Hawk Harrison as a kid. Another issue with a lot of exposition.

Black Panther #2. “The Long Shadow Book Two” Written by John Ridley and drawn by Juann Cabal. Alex Ross did this cover too. The secretive sleeper program set up by T’Challa is under assault and they have some kick ass assassins. This series is painting T’Challa in more grey than I had seen anywhere else.

Grim #8. “Into the Void” Jessica has been dubbed The Grim Reaper, despite her opposition and she was sent into Hell to retrieve The End in order to balance things out. We also see Jessica’s mother make an appearance and she is coming. Written by Stephanie Phillips and drawn by Flaviano.

The Me You Love in the Dark #1. Written by Skottie Young and drawn by Jorge Corona. I had this number one in the pile and I was curious about it. I really like Skottie Young’s work on Strange Academy so this helped make me wonder about this one. I enjoyed the book and I found it gripping with the haunted house concept.

The Thing #2. “The Next Big Thing Part 2“. The second issue with Ben Grimm was interesting as he found himself in an underground city, chasing after a villain who had hurt him badly. Something strange is going on down in this city and I have a feeling we’ll be seeing it more as we move along. Written by Walter Mosley with art from Tom Reilly.

Thor #29. “The Legacy of Thanos Part One” Corvus Glaive came to Broxton, Oklahoma and kidnapped Thor’s little sister, Laussa. This sent the King of Asgard, Thor and Runa the Valkyrie in pursuit of him, and they came face to face with a surprise. Written by Torunn Grønbekk and drawn by Nic Klein.

Moon Knight #7. “Headhunters” Written by Jed MacKay and drawn by Federico Sabbatini. In search of Zodiac, Mr. Knight heads into The Bar With No Name to ask some of the low life villains in attendance about Zodiac. Despite some leads, Mr. Knight, along with Tigra, came up short.

Captain America: Symbol of Truth # 9-10. Written by Tochi Onyebuchi and drawn by R.B. Silva. With these two issues done, I am caught up with Sam Wilson’s adventures as Captain America. The mission in Mohannda continued with Captain America coming face to face with the new mutated Falcon in a violent battle. This series is building to a confrontation between Sam and The White Wolf.

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