EYG Comic Cavalcade #9

April 11, 2023

New banner!

I do enjoy making these banners for the site. I had just done the blue one when I switched from Comic Catch-Up to the EYG Comic Cavalcade, but it felt like it was time for a change. So I did the new white and red version you see here now.

I am very happy with the way the new one turned out. I do plan on making new ones as the time moves on. I could also see myself doing special ones when the whole issue is a theme like I did for the Comic Catch-Up when I had the special editions featuring Something is Killing the Children, Gideon Falls or Ant Man.

With the new banner, I took pics from recent comics that I am enjoying (such as Strange Academy: Finals, Local Man), books I just discovered (Man-Eaters) or ones that I will read soon (Swamp Thing, White Savior). Spider-Boy made it on the banner too as a hot new character.

We’ll see how long this one lasts. I really do love the new banner.

Let’s get started…

Nocterra #1. Written by Scott Snyder and with art by Tony S. Daniel. I have been waiting to start into Nocterra. I had all of the issues ready to go, but truly I just was not that into starting it. I have no idea where or why I started buying this one, but I had never read any of them leading into this. However, I absolutely loved this first issue. I loved the character. I loved how they set it up. I loved the world building. The art is beautiful. The villain at the end was awesome. I found this story completely compelling and thrilling. I can’t wait to dive back into the next issues of this series.

Sleeping Beauties #3. Adapted by Rio Youers and drawn by Alison Sampson. Based on a Stephen King book, Sleeping Beauties started to pick up with this issue. I’m not sure what is going on with the animals that showed up this issue, but I am here for it. Only two more issues to go for this book.

Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #2. Another anthology book with a bunch of short stories featuring some of the greats from Image. For the second issue in a row, my favorite of the stories was The Blizzard Part Two, by Geoff Johns. We get a bit of a monster in the story, which deals with transferring Michael to prison after he killed his son’s murderer. Some of the stories are not as compelling, but I have enjoyed much of the book.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #5. “Chapter Five: The Lake, the Trees, and the Monsters.” Written by Tom King and drawn by Bilquis Evely. I liked this issue more than I did last issue. However, it does fall into a problem I have for this character and her famous cousin. In order to create any stakes or tension, the writers have to remove (or limit or downgrade) Kara’s powers. It just feels like it is lazy writing. How many universes out there have a non-yellow sun? Why does she have to find every one?

Silver Coin #8. “Rising & Falling in America” Written by Matthew Rosenberg and drawn by Michael Walsh. I found this Silver Coin issue to be very shocking and I liked what I saw. It continued its trend of tragic circumstances falling those in possession of the cursed coin. The final few pages of this issue was just one shock after another.

Newburn #4. “Chapter Four: Bring Some Heat.” Written by Chip Zdarsky and with art by Jacob Phillips. Newburn has a new problem. The cops want to hire him to sole a murder of a cop by one of the families. This placed Newburn in a difficult position forcing him to use all of his guile to wiggle his way out.

Middlewest #6-8. Written by Skottie Young and illustrated by Jorge Corona. Abel is still in trouble. His father is in pursuit of his runaway son and Abel’s own power is out of control. This led to him being sent out of the Fair and off on his own. Well, his trusty friend fox is there too. Middlewest still has that fairy tale feel to it and I am interested in the eventual confrontation between Abel and his father because it may not be as cut and dry as it seems.

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