Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Comic Book Roundup: Superman #6, Nightwing #4, Glitterbomb #1
Superman #6 - Written by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason; Art by Gleason, Mick Gray; Published by DC Comics
You have to work a little hard to make a Superman comic good these days, because, to be honest, the character is a just a bit dated. Doesn't mean the character is dead by any means, any talented writer can do it.
Luckily, that is exactly what Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason are doing with this Superman Rebirth series. They have introduced his son into the mix, because he poses an interesting problem to Superman's future. He is part Kryptonian, part human, and his body isn't handling the two things very well.
In issue #6 of Superman, we see our hero battling the Eradicator who wants to eliminate Superman's son Jon. Introducing Jon and him developing his powers has invigorated this series, and made it a must-read every few weeks.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Glitterbomb #1 - Written by Jim Zub; Art by K. Michael Russell; Published by Image Comics
Some people dumped on this because of its use of flash forward beginning, which for sure has become an overused trope these days, but I couldn't help to be sucked into it. Mostly because of the character of Farrah Durante, the washed up actress that is desperately trying to stay relevant in Hollywood as she gets older. After not getting a part, she goes to the ocean, where, by some interesting circumstances, gets possessed (maybe?) by some sort of sea creature that allows her to shoot these lizard type tongues out of her mouth that kill people. That old problem. Solid first issue, and one I am interested to see where it goes.
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nightwing #4 - Written by Tim Seeley; Art by Javi Fernandez; Published by DC Comics
Nightwing and Raptor look to finish the Parliament of Owls, but they first have to battle a giant owl monster called the Moloch. The double crossing of Nightwing and Raptor continues in another solid issue.
Rating: 7 out of 10