Nightwing #1 (1995) written by Dennis O'Neil, with art by Greg Land (pencils) Mike Seller (inks) and Cathi Bertrand is a very intriguing read. Titled 'The Resignation' the first scenes are Dick, in what he has decided, is his final fight. Some of the poses in these scenes are really dynamic, and the panels that intercut the fight sequences with a close up of Batman, are a great way to express that Bruce is closely watching. With Bruce and Dick's relationship being one of my favourites in comics, I really appreciate the conversation the two have after the fight, with Dick's feelings coming through strongly. He feels inadequate as a hero in comparison to Bruce, with these feelings heightened during Dick's short recent run as Batman. I also love Bruce's characterisation in this scene, with him listening intently, and even trying to convince Dick that he is in worthy as a hero. But Dick's got his mind made up. However, after going through some documents related to his parent's deaths, given to him by Alfred, he finds a clue that could once and for all prove that Zucco was responsible. He insists that he must investigate this, which one would assume would lead him into a adventure that will ultimately have him jump back into being Nightwing. We get a short, but effective introduction to the villains of the story, and an ending that will seemingly roll into the next issue.
Some other notes I have, is while reading the letters section, I learnt that one point, Nightwing fans referred to themselves as 'Wingnuts', which I can't decide if thats that worst or best darn name ever. Also I know it was the 90's, but man, some of Dick's fashion choices....(also, mullet)
Mate, I love you but, what are you doing?
This proves to be a very interesting read, and the series might give us some more insight to Dick's past. And Dick's fashion sense might be the death of me
Tune in next Saturday for Issue 2!
Dick Grayson is my favourite character like ever, out of all characters. So when a couple months back when I managed to find all four issues of the original Nightwing mini-series from '95, I was internally screaming of joy. Fast forward to now, and I still haven't read them. Oops.
So I'm here to introduce 'The Nightwing Project.
For the next 4 weeks, I going to read each issue of Nightwing (1995) and post a review of that weeks issue here on a Saturday. And that's about it! It's a fun excuse for me to read comics and get some life into this blog, and letting you know about retro comics! Maybe I'll do it for some other comics I haven't read yet!
Check back here next Saturday for a review of Nightwing #1 (1995)
OMG!! OMG!!! OMG!!! That was pretty much me during this issue! Sorry that there hasn't been any reviews in a while, uni got very busy. But it is ok, I am back, and what an issue to return on! After many months, her identity is revealed, and I am very happy! But, we will discuss that more later shall we? Unfortunately, this series ends with this issue. I am very sad about, but I don't think it is the end for this Thor, this is only the beginning!
The issue starts off where the last one ended, with Odinson bringing nearly all of Marvel's female lineup to help Thor take on the Destroyer, who is being controlled by Odin's brother Cul. Despite everyone's abilities and powers, no one is even making a dent. Enter some awesomeness from Freyja to end the battle. Once everyone has returned home, Odinson once again tries to get Thor to reveal her identity, stating he already know who she is, but just wants her to admit it. Then the woman he suspected shows up disproving his (and many others) theory, Thor gets away before further questioning, and Odinson is left flustered and frustrated. We however, are let in on Thor's little secret.
I would like to congratulate Jason Aaron on a great series, full of suspense, humour, action and all around entertaining. The art in this issue, done by Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson, is as always just gorgeous. I've seen complaints about the art in this series, and honestly wonder if those people are reading the same comic as I am. I don't know about you, but I am definitely looking forward to this Thor's further adventures.
For more discussion on Thor's identity reveal, click the read more.
So I'm just going to come out and say it. This is my favourite issue so far. Remember in the review for the last issue when I said something big was going to happen? It happened. Wierd shiz is going on on New York. I'm talking nuclear weapons with no radiation, time stoping and a bunch of some serious comic book logic, that really doesn't make any sense. Like at all. Despite the science-that-only-works-in-comics, I still really enjoyed this issue. It does have a small Raven and Beast Boy team up, so I might be biased. Oh well. Also Kenneth Rocafort is back on the art for this issue, at its really pretty. And as usual, Dan Brown's colours are gorgeous. Too bad they still can't make Raven's New 52 costume bearable. What was wrong with the costume she had? *sigh*. Anyway, back on track. Power Girl debuts her costume (which I love), and sort of get a bit of a shock when the Titans arrive at the destruction at S.T.A.R Labs. And it sort of only gets worse. But.... I don't want to be too spoilery. As I send before, really good issue, and if you are already reading the series, you should pick this instalment up, which I'm sure you are doing anyway. Spoilers under the cut.
Who is this mysterious new Thor? Well the Odinson is on a mission to find out! Seriously he has a list of suspects. Meanwhile the All-father is pissed that a woman has taken his son's hammer and running around being awesome. Plus Thor is fighting the Absorbing Man, who is pretty angry that she exists and her and Freyja have a nice little chat on the moon. This issue was really cool and probably my favourite so far. Sidenote: I wasn't able to finish my review of issue four before this issue was released, hence no review for that, and I was away for a month during the time issue three was released. Sorry about that. Anyway, back to the comic. We have a different artist on this issue by the name of Jorge Molina. Even though it's a different artist, I still really liked the art, especially the strong lines, that just kind of my thing. I get the feeling that Jason Aaron is really enjoy's keeping Thor's identity from us. C'mon dude, it's been five issues!!! Thought there is a few storylines going on, the comic flows together nicely, and the separate stories don't feel jarring. Good job to all!! Spoilers under the cut.
This would of been written earlier, but I am a terrible, terrible fangirl and didn't even know this was released last week. I am the worst! But lets focus shall we!
Ms Marvel is definitely my favourite ongoing series right now, every issue is fantastic and this issue is no exception. Wrapping up the Generation Why arc, it definitely does it well. It's Ms Marvel vs The Inventor, with some help of course, once Kamala learns an important lesson about teamwork and that you can't alway handle everything on your own. Especially saving the world, or at least the youth of New Jersey. I love how G. Willow Wilson mixes humour, action and some pretty profound stuff from Kamala's mouth. There is legit life lessons in this series. Mix in some gorgeous art by Adrian Alphona, with fantastic colours by Ian Herring, and you get a great comic. Seriously, if you aren't reading this series yet, please do yourself a favour and read it! Is my fangirl showing?? Spoilers under the cut
I love this series. Seriously one of my favourite new series. Like Teen Titans, I binged read (not that there was a lot :)) the previous issues while I was away, had to do something to entertain me on the aeroplane. `This series was kind of a wildcard for me, I had no idea what it was about, just saw issue 3 on the DC app and decided to give the series a shot. No regrets. So full of the supernatural and so full of mystery, which is a genre I don't delve into very often, if at all. Not since my Nancy Drew and The Babysitters Club Mysteries days. The main characters in this series are amazing. Olive Silverlock is a sophomore with a secret and Maps is an adorable ball of energy. Maps is so great. I just really love Maps ok!. The comic is really well written (Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher) and I'm just know one day I'm going to reread it after big reveals, seeing all the clues I've missed (then feel really foolish for not seeing it!). Is the North Hall really haunted? What happened to Olive last Summer? What's Millie Jane Cobblepot got to do with anything? So many questions, and like all good mysteries, at this point, not a lot of answers. Did I mention how great Karl Kerschl's art is? It's so cute and all around aesthetically pleasing to look at. It has a certain charm to it, and has a look of a animated cartoon. I love it a lot. The colouaring by Msassyk and Serge LaPointe complements it well. This particular issue we do get some answers, but also more questions. The secret of the ghost is revealed (or is it?), the mysterious blonde gets a name, and Olive and Pomeline some what bonding. This issue is very enjoyable, and obviously, if you're already reading the series, I recommend continuing. Haven't started yet? DO IT!!! Spoilers under the cut.
Adding another member to a team always shakes things up doesn't it? Teen Titans #6 continues the story started in the last issue, in which a bunch of teens do drugs that give them superpowers, and decided to create havoc. because, thats what you do. Plus, we got a small glimpse of the new Power Girl. We get a much better look at her in this issue. Even though she's just been introduced, I've taken quite a liking to Tanya Spears. I know thats she's already been in Worlds Finest, but I haven't read that series yet (Note to self: get on that) She clearly brings a new dynamic to the Titans and has very clear opinions on what the Titans should be doing instead of what they are doing, which ticks Tim Drake off. Turns out Wonder Girl Cassie Sandsmark agrees with her, and then they ditch the others. Meanwhile, Beast Boy is undercover spying on Manchester Black, until he leaves, so he ends up snooping around S.T.A.R Labs. Sidenote, I'm getting some major Dr Wells level shadyness vibes from Manchester Black, I just don't trust him. Overall, I quite enjoyed this issue. Its clearly setting up for something big, and honestly I'm kind of excited. This is actually the first Teen Titans series I've ever read. If you are wondering where the review for 1-5 are, well I only discovered this series last month, and binge read it over my holiday, hence the lack of ANY review. Too busy enjoying WA. As for my opinion of the series as a whole, I'm really liking it. It's pretty fun, yet intriguing, and you feel like everything is eventually lead to something BIG. Will that actually happen? Well, only time will tell. I hope it does, because if it doesn't I'll be pretty disappointed. Anyway, more spoilery discussion under the cut.
Welcome to my first review! At least in blog form. I've decided to use this blog to do comic reviews, and up first is Thor #2 (2014) If you would like to know my basic thoughts on Thor #1, watch my October Comic Wrap Up on Youtube. Let us begin. So in Thor #1 we find out that our original Thor is no longer worthy to hold Mjolnir, and at the end of the issue a mystery woman takes his place. Thor #2 is the first issue in which we really get to our new Thor in action, since she only appears right at the end of the first issue. Basically the problem in this issue is Frost Giants.
I've got a whole lot of pointless trivia up in my brain, including the Flash's middle name. You are very likely to find some area of me covered in art supplies such as paint, marker or pencil. Known for getting Milo on my nose and being way into Robin