Friday, September 23, 2016

Comic Book Roundup: Detective Comics #940, Moon Knight #6, Lady Killer #2

Detective Comics 940 cover
By Kenny Howell

Detective Comics #940 - Written by James Tynion IV; Art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira; Published by DC Comics

It's fitting that the best DC Rebirth comic would set the stage for the next direction of the whole DC Universe. I won't give it away, but the action in this one leads to something that will change everything.

If you aren't caught up, the Bat-Family has been battling the colony for several issues, and the action really ramped up with Detective Comics #939. It continues here, and it brings it to an exciting conclusion, but also sets the stage for where we go next. Great end to a tremendous first arc in the rebirth.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Moon Knight #6 - Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Greg Smallwood; Published by Marvel Comics

For the first couple of issues of Moon Knight, I was just sucked in by the tremendous art by Greg Smallwood. But the story keeps twisting and turning (I don't know where I am now), and it makes Moon Knight probably the best Marvel title right now outside of Vision.

In this one, Stephen Grant is trying to create the next Marvel blockbuster, but his "past" may be starting to come to light. Or is it? Jeff Lemire is really weaving a clever little tale where we don't know what is true or what comes next.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Lady Killer #2 - Written and Art by Joelle Jones; Published by Dark Horse Comics

After a stellar first issue, Josie sees a person from her past offer to team up and take some of the heat off the contract killer. Then yet another group seeks her skills.

After setting up the second series with issue #1, Joelle Jones sets up where this second series is going to go in issue #2. It's kind of a tweener issue, but a solid one at that.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

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