Sunday, October 9, 2016

Comic Book Roundup: Detective Comics #941, Superman #8, Eclipse #1

By Kenny Howell

Detective Comics #941 - Written by James Tynion IV, Steve Orlando; Art by Andy McDonald; Published by DC Comics.

The Night of the Monster Men enters part 3 in Detective Comics newest issue, and I am still not really digging it. The issue is wall-to-wall action, but I really don't care much about the Batman crew battling these crazy monsters. It's perfectly fine, but it's a step down from the first arc of the new Detective Comics rebirth, which was so stellar.

Rating: 7 out of 10

Superman #8 - Written by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason; Art by Jaime Mendoza; Published by DC Comics.

Another DC comic that had an excellent first arc, and a slightly underwhelming start to the second. After the stellar issue #7, Superman and son go on a new adventure on a place called Dinosaur Island. Both Detective Comics and Superman seem to have gone to a hokey place after more grounded first arcs. Superman fares slightly better, but still is a bit disappointing.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

Eclipse #1 - Written by Zachary Kaplan; Art by Giovanni Tempano; Published by Image Comics.

I am a little behind on this one as it released Sept. 7 and there is already a second issue out which I have not read. Still, it's an interesting start to a series about a world in the near future where the sun burns you alive if you are exposed to it. The people live underground for the most part, and have switched their circadian rhythms, awake at night, asleep during the day. Things get interesting when a killer uses that sunlight to murder his victims, and a group are tasked with hunting them down.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

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