EYG Comic Cavalcade #13

April 20, 2023

Once again, yesterday was NEW COMIC BOOK DAY!

A very interesting week of books this week. I also threw in a couple of books from series that I am working my way through. I am looking forward to several full series reads that I have which will be like the last issue of Man-Eaters.

Jumping right into it.

Middlewest #10. Written by Skottie Young and drawn by Jorge Corona. Abel meets his grandfather and this has been a really solid twist. All of these characters are intriguing and feel as if they are more than black and white. I found the grandfather very fascinating and I am excited to see where this is heading. Beautiful cover on this issue too.

Newburn #6. “Chapter Six: My Lucky Night” Written by Chip Zdarsky and drawn Jacob Phillips. This issue of Newburn focused on the Angie backstory, flashing back and forth from the past and present. This also was the first Newburn that felt like a continuing story.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #6. “Chapter Six: Home, Family, and Refuge.” Written by Tom King with art by Bilquis Evely. I had been hard on the last few issues of Supergirl. This was the totally opposite reaction. This issue, dealing with the origin of Supergirl, is my favorite issue of this series so far. I did enjoy the style of writing in this book and the bit about the city from Krypton turning into Kryptonite and poisoning the survivors was rough. Not knowing about Kara, I do not know if that was always part of her story, but I liked the idea. This made me hopeful for the last two issues.

Hallows’ Eve #2. Written by Erica Schultz with art by Michael Dowling. The cover art was by Michael Dowling and Morry Hollowell. Hallows’ Eve is one of the more original and engaging new characters out of Marvel recently and one of the best parts of the Dark Web run. This book has been entertaining so far, but their sudden ends are a little unsatisfying. Otherwise, this has been a lot of fun so far.

New Mutants: Lethal Legion #2. “Terrible Decisions.” With the second issue of this comic, I really enjoyed it too. I specifically had told Todd that I was not a big fan of the X-Men stuff, but this New Mutants book has been great, even if I am not really sure who some of these people are. The combat to attempt to become a new member of the Lethal Legion was clever and hilarious.

House of Slaughter #14. “The Butcher’s Return Part Four.” Jace is in some horrendous trouble. A friend from Jace’s past does not turn out to be quite what he expected as he was in search of Sonny. Continues to be a brutal comic in all the best ways. Written by Tate Brombal and illustrated by Antonio Fuso.

Amazing Spider-Man #24. Written by Zeb Wells and drawn by John Romita Jr. We start getting more info behind the things that have happened over the last year, including where these children that Mary Jane apparently have had. I’m not sure how much I buy Spidey doing what he has done with the FF or that the FF would not immediately help Spidey. Still, I believe that Peter was desperate to get back to MJ. It is supposedly building toward a shocking issue soon. We’ll see. I always love Amazing.

She-Hulk #12. Written by Rainbow Rowell with art from Andres Genolet & Joe Quinones. Jen Bartel did the cover art. This new She-Hulk series has been extremely entertaining so far and I loved the extended book for the legacy numbered 175 issue. The backup story with “The First Rule of Book Club” was a ton of fun and featured some awesome cameos from Marvel heroines.

Hellcat #2. “The Know-It-All.” Hellcat’s new series has quickly become one of my favorite reads of the month. The mystery behind the murder of Spalding Grantham, Patsy’s newest fling, deepens this issue and we get an appearance at the very end by Blackheart, who has been pretty busy lately. I am loving this book so far. I love the pairing of Hellcat with the stuffed bunny being possessed by Damien Hellstrom, her former husband the Son of Satan. So far this has been top notch.

Red Goblin #3. Written by Alex Paknadel and drawn by Jan Bazaldua. Inhyuk Lee did the art for the cover. Normie allows the symbiote full reign in order to save his grandfather and fight off the Goblin King and his new Goblin Nation. The end of the book had a couple of pages that were just emotionally powerful with Normie and a dog.

Avengers Assemble Omega #1. “One Last Ride.” Created by Jason Aaron, Aaron Kuder, Dexter Vines, Ivan Fiorelli, Javier Garrón, Jim Towe & Alex Sinclair. Aaron Kuder & Alex Sinclair did the art on the wrap around cover. The huge finale to the Avengers Assemble storyline that has brought Avengers from across the mulitverse and across time to do battle with the Multiversal Masters of Evil. This was fun and did have that epic feel. The final issue written by Jason Aaron, this book wraps up everything he had been setting up for these many years, giving Robbie Reyes a star-making moment. Good stuff.

Warlock: Rebirth #1. “Better Half.” This was unexpected. First of all, this story took place in the past. Back in a time when Gamora and Pip the Troll were involved in the Infinity Watch. However, we get a new character popping out of a cocoon…. Eve Warlock. Hm. I will admit my first thought was to roll my eyes. However, I did find her to be quite kick ass and set up a cool story. I loved the nostalgic feel to the book as the cover had some 80s style design. Written by Ron Marz and drawn by Ron Lim (who I always enjoyed when was younger).

Harrower #3. Written by Justin Jordan and illustrated by Brahm Revel. High level action in this slasher book and the very end of the issue threw a huge curveball at me. I am not sure 100% what was going on, but it certainly caught my attention. Full of brutal, bloody action, Harrower feels like few other books currently on the market.

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