Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Six Shooter: November 18

Nightwing #9
Superman Guest stars, check out my full review on

Captain America: Sam Wilson #15
D-Man returns (I really thought he was dead) and he also returns to his roots as a Professional Wrestler as the title takes a slight detour from its recent politically charged storyline.  I like the nods to Marvels ealrlier years and many characters who have pro wrestling in their backstories.

The Comic Book History of Comics #1
A very dense illustrated look at the creation of the comic book medium and it's evolution.  This is a very interesting read and a must for fans of the history the comic book.  The book is essentially an illustrated documentary featuring tons of characters and creators.  I'd really like to see this collected once it's finished.

Harbinger Renegades #1 
Valiant capitalizes on the success of Faith by bringing back the team that introduced her.  This is a considerably darker book than Faith and depends heavily on previous continuity which I knew nothing of.  However I was still able to enjoy this book and with what I learned so far I am curious to learn more about this team.

Invincible #131
The book starts to raise the stakes again as the end of the series approaches.  No one is safe in the Invincible Universe as it is and that is so much more true now that the end is near.  Mark and Eve fight for the life of their daughter and themselves from a Viltrumite attack.  The suspense of the book was perfect as was the pace, and the book didn't get overly gratuitous which often drags the book down for me.

Trinity #3
Batman has to witness his parents murder... again and the trio of heroes continue to investigate the strange happenings that seems intent on making them face their pasts. Meanwhile Lois steps in to save her son.  Not as strong as the first two issues, but the book is doing a great job of establishing the newer versions of Batman, Supeman and Wonder Woman as a force.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Six Shooter: 11/4/16

1. Occupy Avengers:  (Marvel) Hawkeye and Red Wolf team up to help those who no one else will.  Check my full review on Totally Driven this week.

2. Champions #2: (Marvel) Team building turns into trouble with the arrival of Cyclops.  As the team gets to know each other, sparks fly... In more ways than one.  Another strong issue, and I love that young Cyclops is on this team, it'll be interesting to see him in a non-leadership roll. And that last page really surprised me.

3. Superman #10: (DC Comics) Jonathon Kent meets Damian Wayne and craziness ensues.  Damian is growing on me as an antagonist, his cockiness and attitude play off the other characters, and even Batman seems lighthearted compared to him.  This book is setting up what could be a really interesting team up book from the DC Rebirth era.

4. Catwoman: Election Special: (DC Comics) we get to see more of Catowoman's "Rebirth" origin, and Penguin channels Donald Trump in this unique One-Shot that connects Catowoma to Prez of all people.  

5. Frozen #2: (Joe's Books) More fun set in the world of Disney's Frozen movie.  Great art and fun stories will make this a hit with Frozen fans of any age.

6. Faith #5: (Valiant) three short stories make up this issue.  First, Faith who is still recovering from the events of recent issues leaps back into action to help a Hollywood Starlet who is possessed by a talking Cat.  Then She's charged with covering Hillary Clinton's appearance which of course leads to shenanigans and some words of encouragement from madam secretary. The third features sees Faith help a young Psiot and after all that's happened contemplate having other superheroes to tea, up with... Good thing her team The Renegades has a relaunch coming soon!