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Greetings Fellow Comic Fans!

 

In my Comic Box Recap article series, I want to talk about each of the comics that I read from my subscriptions that week. I don’t always read all the comics I order, because I’m only collecting some of them. Others are ones I may have started reading, but lost interest in but I still order them. You never know when you may want to go back and revisit a series at a later date.

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IDW
Star Trek: Year Five #8

I don’t know where to start. I guess, with what I didn’t like – the Tholians floating in space is an issue for me. I’m still bothered that they’re floating in space without a heat suit or something to keep their body temperatures up. I don’t know why it bothers me as much as it does, but it’s definitely something I wish I could find an explanation for.

I really liked how the gender identity discussion was handled. It showed two different viewpoints being discussed in a civil manner. It’s a shame that people can’t have more discussions like this. Neither Ayal or Sulu are wrong in their view of gender identity. Gender identity is a personal thing and it doesn’t ultimately define who we are as people. It was a great moment that I enjoyed reading, but I felt like it was rushed. I wanted more romance build up between the two. I think that’s just my repressed romantic trying to surface.

And then, OH MY GOODNESS – Isis and Gary Seven! I didn’t think that the shapeshifter would actually be Isis! That’s crazy awesome! This series just got a million times more interesting and there are so many things buzzing around in my head. I am so excited for issue nine!

Conclusion

I want to see more of the relationship between Sulu and Ayal. I also want to see what’s going on with Gary and Isis and why they’re back. So much excitement and my brain continues to remind me of the Tholians floating in space… I still want an answer to that.

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A good book is the best vacation!

Greetings Fellow Comic Fans!

In my Comic Box Recap article series, I want to talk about each of the comics that I read from my subscriptions that week. I don’t always read all the comics I order, because I’m only collecting some of them. Others are ones I may have started reading, but lost interest in but I still order them. You never know when you may want to go back and revisit a series at a later date.

*** SPOILER WARNING ***
Do not read any further if you are trying to avoid SPOILERS!
Dark Horse
Invisible Kingdom #7

This is exactly what Grix needs! She needs allies, even if they are scavengers and pirate types. I hope she hasn’t messed up by alerting those Lux folks and telling them they’re in danger. I don’t know why Turo would be giving Grix and her crew accommodations and practically the run of his ship if he had ill intentions. I don’t think he’d hurt the Lux folks either, and what Grix did may have just got them killed. Or I could be completely off-base about Turo. Maybe this is all a ruse and Grix sees what I don’t.

Turo definitely saw that ‘spark’ between Grix and Vess. Well, the spark from Vess towards Grix. Grix is oblivious to it but everyone else sees it. I’m curious to see where this goes between those two. I’m also curious to see what happens between Turo and Grix and if those Lux folks are in trouble or not!

IDW
Star Trek: Picard Countdown #1

This issue is setting the stage for the new Picard series that’s going to air in January 2020 on CBS All Access. I found all the information exciting and interesting, but I think it’s because I’m such a huge Trekkie. If I wasn’t, or if I was only a fan of the cinematic/TV content, I might not find this issue to be that interesting. There are plenty of fans that only watch the movies and shows and I don’t think they’re missing out if they don’t read this mini series. But naturally, I want everyone to be as excited as I am to read this series!

I really like the blonde Romulan, Governor Shiana. Blonde Romulans are not very common. The only one I can think of is Sela, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there are others. Seeing Shiana gives me hope that Sela may return. I’m suspicious that Shiana might be Sela’s daughter. Sela was born in 2345 and this story currently takes place in 2385-2386. It’s totally possible and it would be a huge treat to see Denise Crosby reprise her role as Sela!

I also want to mention that I love Commander Raffi Musiker! Her personality is a nice balance to Picard, from what I’ve seen here. And I’m dying over the new uniforms! They’re so sleek and formal. I’m super excited for the next issue and even more excited for the new series!

Conclusion

I had two great books to read this week. They both left me with anticipation for the next issues and the Picard book has gotten me so hyped up for the series!

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A good book is the best vacation!

Greetings Fellow Comic Fans!

 

In my Comic Box Recap article series, I want to talk about each of the comics that I read from my subscriptions that week. I don’t always read all the comics I order, because I’m only collecting some of them. Others are ones I may have started reading, but lost interest in but I still order them. You never know when you may want to go back and revisit a series at a later date.

*** SPOILER WARNING ***
Do not read any further if you are trying to avoid SPOILERS!
Marvel
Captain Marvel #12

Well, I was thrown for a loop in this issue. I thought Star was going to be the dark Captain Marvel. Guess what – I was WRONG! This issue starts with an epic fight between Carol and Thor, which ultimately ends with Thor’s beheading. We don’t actually see Carol do the deed, so it’s possible that it could be a facade, but there’s no way to really know until we’re told for sure. But something is obviously going on because Carol does NOT want to hurt Thor. But in the end, she delivers Thor’s head to Vox Supreme. If you read Death of the Inhumans, you’d know that the Vox are the next stage of evolution for Inhumans. They were engineered by the Kree to rid their subjects of the humanity in them. The Vox leader is Vox Supreme, who we see here – and he’s terrifying! We know that Carol is part Kree, but because she’s on the side of Humanity, she probably has no ability to control or manage Vox Supreme.

I want to know how this all started. How did he get Carol under his influence? Did she really kill Thor? Is she really going to kill the other Avengers? We know comics like to resurrect characters all the time, so if the Avengers die, are they going to stay dead? Where was Vox Supreme hiding? Is the Kree behind this? So many questions and more keep coming to mind. It’s times like this that I wish I was able to read the entire story in one sitting, but I have to wait for the next issue to release!

Heycat Comics
David #1

Well, I wish there was more to this first issue because I’m not completely sure where this is going. The writing isn’t bad, and it’s a good issue as far as background context goes, but I need more. It’s a tragic story about a kid who’s zombie-like. The cause was from a curse put on his mother while she was pregnant with him, by a woman in New Orleans. His mother died in childbirth and his father hid him from the world. His father died and so he went looking for the woman that cursed his mother. We end with him burning her shop down. So, I’m confused as to where this story is going. I need issue two to be able to make a solid opinion on the story as a whole.

I love the art for the story, and it’s in black and white – not color. I like some stories being done in black and white, like this one. I think the decision to not do color was a good one for this title.

IDW
Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath #3

This story was good. It wasn’t amazing or great, but it was a good filler story for the gap after season two. It gives us the events that led Spock to his decision for returning to Starfleet and it also shows us more of L’rell’s resolve and her love for the Klingon Empire. She will do what it takes to protect the Empire, even if it means she has to destroy her own ship.

The Shadows of Kahless seem like a group of radicals and homegrown terrorists. I wonder if they’re going to show up anymore in future Star Trek content? If you like seeing additional story material, this series is a good one to read.

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Outer Darkness #12

WOAH!!! I thought the crew was DEAD! I had no clue that it was a hallucination. Well played, Mr. Layman. Did Afu Chan know they weren’t dead when he did the art for issue 11? If he did, he didn’t put any indicators in the art for that previous issue. I was also convinced Admiral Prakash was dead too. Surprise! He’s not! My heart can’t take this! Admiral Prakash kind of planned on Rigg pulling these shenanigans. He didn’t plan on his daughter staying on the Charon though so there’s a wrench thrown into his plan now, whatever that plan may be. I think it’s something to do with bringing Rochelle back. This should be a wild ride in season two!

We still have a pregnant, time-displaced nun hiding on the ship, and Satalis with his own ship now en-route to catch the Charon. I’m so excited to see what happens with all of this! Everything I thought I knew is a lie! Rigg isn’t as cold and cruel as I thought he was – because he didn’t actually murder a bunch of folks.

I want to see this as a TV series… someone please make this. This is too good to not be a series!

Conclusion

I enjoyed all the books this week, and even had an additional book – David. I picked that book up at the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention on November 16, so I worked it into this week’s recap. That weekend was the release of David. I wasn’t disappointed with any of the books this week. Outer Darkness is the gem of the bunch with Captain Marvel shining almost as bright.

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A good book is the best vacation!

Greetings Fellow Comic Fans!

 

In my Comic Box Recap article series, I want to talk about each of the comics that I read from my subscriptions that week. I don’t always read all the comics I order, because I’m only collecting some of them. Others are ones I may have started reading, but lost interest in but I still order them. You never know when you may want to go back and revisit a series at a later date.

*** SPOILER WARNING ***
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Battlepug #3

Haha! I knew someone was going to tear into the Nobody’s Ponies! I wasn’t sure if Sasha, Bryony, or both of them were going to do it, but I knew someone would! Sasha let her guard down though and almost got Ladora killed by… Dankmeme. Okay… These names are absolutely hilarious: Dankmeme, Slamprancer, Sugarspit. I love them!

But back to the story – Ladora is saved by Bryony, who has lost her cool, completely. This little girl almost murdered a herd of the baddest horses around. If not for Sasha’s cool head and quick thinking, Bryony would have totally splattered those horses. But that’s what they get. Bryony totally turns them into her little horsies and they all ride off towards the north after the Kinmundian. I’m totally happy with the outcome of that encounter.

As for the Kinmundian, I’m not sure if he’s actually killed Jofel this time or not. That guy keeps popping up like a cowlick. Just when you think you’ve gotten a handle on it, it springs back up. Jofel is just like that. But it’s safe to say that those elves are probably dead. He also let his guard down in the fight with the Queen of the Northland Elves. She stabbed him and he’s bleeding out (again) in the snow.

The Queen mentioned another realm. So, does this mean that Battlepug officially has a multiverse now? I knew there was something up with that giant spinning portal of death. And Sprinkles (Modi) isn’t from the Kinmundian’s world?!!?! This changes everything! The Kinmundian is a Claw Mage and so was Catwulf, but Sprinkles didn’t obey Catwulf. Was Sprinkles following the Kinmundian because of friendship? What’s going to happen now that Sprinkles is back with his owner? Will Sprinkles just forget about the Kinmundian?

I also want to say that the story Kelly Williams did at the end of this issue made me so very sad. It was good, but sad.

Sea of Stars #5

I’m so happy that the Zzazteks captured Gil and didn’t kill him. Gil’s helmet, which has the security robot’s personality in it, hasn’t fully grasped the concept of loss and grief. Gil had given up because he thought he had lost Kadyn. Gil didn’t have the will or desire to continue on, until he realized that Kadyn was very possibly nearby. And then we see Gil acting like himself again, so it’s a good thing the Zzazteks didn’t kill him. He helps the monkey and the whale without knowing that they’re Kadyn’s friends. They try to escape and happen to run into Kadyn and all the crazy stuff that’s happening with him. I was happy with how that all played out because it made sense and the story flowed nicely.

We all knew what the Zzazteks were going to do to Kadyn in order to get the magic club out of him. But what I didn’t see coming was Dalla trying to stop it from happening. She was pretty set on getting her place back in society and Kadyn had to die for that to happen. And I was completely blindsided by the ‘most exalted star shaman’ and his betrayal. He always acted like a jerk, so I really didn’t think anything of it until the panel after he slashed Kadyn and proclaimed the power of the war club was his. It was that moment that I gasped and realized he was a super bad dude, not just a bad dude.

Now there’s a giant monster hovering above the Zzaztek’s temple thing and Kadyn’s giving off light like a glow stick. Gil’s probably going to kill that shaman or get killed – or both. Kadyn will have to save the Zzazteks and their moon, and will probably become an exalted hero. But will Gil survive? Will Kadyn survive? Will they make it home to Earth? What’s going to happen to Dalla, monkey, and whale?

Conclusion

I love both of these books. Sea of Stars has a bit more fantasy than what I originally had hoped, but it’s turned out to be an excellent read. I like fantasy, but I’m more of a sci-fi person and I’m very picky when it comes to the fantasy I read. Battlepug is a great example of the type of fantasy content I like. I like it over the top, crazy, awesome, epic, and fun.

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A good book is the best vacation!

Greetings Fellow Comic Fans!

 

In my Comic Box Recap article series, I want to talk about each of the comics that I read from my subscriptions that week. I don’t always read all the comics I order, because I’m only collecting some of them. Others are ones I may have started reading, but lost interest in but I still order them. You never know when you may want to go back and revisit a series at a later date.

*** SPOILER WARNING ***
Do not read any further if you are trying to avoid SPOILERS!
Marvel
Fantastic Four #16

I’m really loving Dan Slott’s writing on Fantastic Four. It’s a great story with an obvious message that the world needs to hear. For such an advanced civilization, they sure are stuck on some old fashioned mistakes – mistakes we’re still making today. Ignoring those that need help – especially those that gave their lives for their world – is terrible. But what makes it even worse is that the Overseer (and maybe other people too) segregated and discriminates against those same people. It baffles me that this world couldn’t find enough love and heart to help those that didn’t get the benefits that the Unparalleled have. Ben Grimm is an inspiring individual and probably my favorite of all the Fantastic Four.

As for Sue and Reed, I figured they would go along with the Overseer dude for as long as they felt they could. I’m a little confused as to what Reed knows about the Overseer though. The big secret seemed to be that he’s hidden away the failed attempts at creating Unparalleled by shipping them to Lowtown. But apparently Reed knows something else and I hope we’re enlightened on what that is in the next issue. I also really liked his clever idea to use Sue’s force fields as a way to signal Ben and Johnny.

And speaking of Johnny, I totally ship him and Sky! They’re too cute together! But, I’m afraid that she’s in on whatever the Overseer is doing and so it won’t work out for the two of them. I kind of feel bad for Citadel too. Poor guy got stuck in the middle of all this. I hate saying this, but I truly hope that all of the Unparalleled are just minions to the Overseer and that none of them are aware of anything he’s doing wrong.

I’m just really excited about this book and hope it continues like this!

Absolute Comics Group
White Widow #3

I was so confused when I started reading this issue, until I realized that I missed an issue. There was a #2.5 ‘extended’ issue that released and I missed it. I read #3, but I was a little lost and felt like I was missing something by not reading #2.5 – even with the notes explaining things. I do not like important information being put into ‘extended’ issues or additional issues that have unusual numbering. Maybe I’ll be able to find #2.5 and get back on track.

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Space Bandits #5

What a way to end their mission! It was obvious that something was going to go wrong during the heist, but I had hoped that Thena and Cody would have discovered Viggo’s deceit sooner and been able to leave him behind. I knew Cody would have a backup plan of some kind, just in case things went south. It was a surprise to me when I saw she chose the Nature Reserve, which was very smart of her. I really like Cody, but I was actually shocked that she didn’t consider the possibility that Kaiser Crowe would be in on such a big heist to begin with. But it all worked out in the end and the girls made off with the loot!

Those two even tried to make things right for several of the folks they had wronged along the way. Sure, they kept most of the loot for themselves, but at least they did something to help some other folks. It really does show what kind of people they really are.

I don’t think I know who the guy and the boy are at the very end, other than bounty hunters of some kind. They look familiar, but I can’t recall if I’ve seen them before or not. Hopefully there’s more Space Bandits coming!

Conclusion

Even though I had some confusion with White Widow, I still liked it. I absolutely loved FF and Space Bandits. I started reading this Space Bandits issue today and before I knew it, it was done. If I get lost in a book like that, it means I’m seriously digging it. I hope there’s more to come and I will be super disappointed if that’s all there ever is!

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A good book is the best vacation!

Greetings Fellow Comic Fans!

 

In my Comic Box Recap article series, I want to talk about each of the comics that I read from my subscriptions that week. I don’t always read all the comics I order, because I’m only collecting some of them. Others are ones I may have started reading, but lost interest in but I still order them. You never know when you may want to go back and revisit a series at a later date.

*** SPOILER WARNING ***
Do not read any further if you are trying to avoid SPOILERS!
Marvel
Doctor Strange Annual #1

There were two stories in this annual: “A Hallowed Evening” and “Treat”.

The first story, “A Hallowed Evening” is a lighter read that doesn’t take itself super serious. I thoroughly enjoyed the Halloween themed fun. I was surprised, but also not surprised at how much of a jerk Strange was. He was overly rude to Zelma, who is supposed to be his apprentice and friend – in some capacity. But overall, this was still a fun read.

Talk about going from zero to a million in one second flat! We went from a fun, not-too-serious, Halloween story to a story of a murder demon that wears the skins of folks and corrupts others that they’re close to. It was terrifying but also another good story. The murder demon thing is hunting a sword called the Gu Baodao (which has a bunch of special characters that it won’t let me add here). We find out that it’s not actually a sword, but a spell that’s tailored for Wong to use against Strange, should he go crazy or turn evil or something. But using that spell to kill Strange would kill Wong too. Now, I can’t recall if this Gu Baodao has been mentioned before in a Strange book, but it made this terrifying story even more morbid and dark – and I love it. Well done, Pornsak Pichetshote, well done.

Dark Horse
Invisible Kingdom #6

I’m not sure what happened to me with this issue, but I feel like I dredged through it until the last three pages. I don’t know if I just wasn’t digging the content or what, but I had a really hard time reading this month’s issue. I don’t mind a story about weird love triangles, but something about the way Eline was acting bothered me a lot. I didn’t get the impression that she was as childish and immature in the beginning as she acted in this issue. Vess isn’t acting like herself either. She’s much more aggressive and easy to agitate. It could be the stress of recent events, but I don’t like the change in their personalities. I guess we’ll see what comes of all of this – if anything.

When I got to the moment that Turo boarded the ship, I was much more tuned in. For a scavenger of sorts, he seemed more reasonable than what I expected. He just wanted to steal the Sundog… he was going to let them be guests on his ship. That definitely seems more reasonable than other scavenger types because they kill you first and then take your stuff. What I think Grix and crew should do – leave Turo on the Sundog and steal his ship. That might put Lux a little behind on tracking them. I guess we’ll have to wait until late November to see what happens next!

IDW
Stark Trek: Year Five #7

It sounds like the silvery-blackish Tholian might be a shape-shifter of sorts. The Tholians refer to it as a ‘trespasser from beyond the stars’ and they mention that it took their form again. Being a huge Trek fan, my mind instantly jumps to the idea that it’s a Founder. But I highly doubt that’s the case. In TOS, there were several creatures that could shape shift or take on the appearance of other creatures. It could easily be any one of those (maybe not the M-113 Salt Vampire), but Trelane comes to mind first. This whole ordeal seems a little too involved and too intricate of a plan for Trelane though. He has a flighty personality and the longer something is drawn out, the more bored he gets and is likely to move on. I highly doubt Trelane’s directly involved in this. It’s also possible that it’s a creature or person that we’ve never seen before. I remember in the first issue of this series, there was an ominous dark humanoid figure that had a weapon of some sort pointed at Kirk. That figure’s speech bubble was also black with white text, just like the dark Tholian. I am willing to bet that the dark Tholian and the shadowy figure are one in the same! If not, those two are from the same species of shape shifters. Whoever this entity is, they’ve woven a web of deception and have tried to start an interstellar war between Tholia and the Federation.

There’s some trouble that occurs in this issue – the Enterprise hits a Tholian Web! They also discover another ship trapped in the web. The ship is from a race of aquatic humanoids called the I’Qosa. Ayal is all that’s left of the ship’s crew, but they’re more than willing to help Kirk and Sulu with a plan to free the Enterprise from the web. Before they can fully implement their plan, the Tholians start to close in!

Here comes my ‘but, wait a minute’ voice. Tholians can’t be exposed to low temperatures for an extended period of time, because their carapace will crack and they’ll die. They require a temperature of 480 Kelvin (207 °C, 404 °F) and anything 380 Kelvin (106 °C, 224 °F) or less could spell trouble. So my ‘but, wait a minute’ voice says: “But, wait a minute – how are the Tholians bip-bopping around in open space?” Are the web filaments generating extreme temperatures as well as energy, allowing them to scurry about like spiders? Are they wearing super thin translucent space suits? Are they immune to space temperatures of 2.73 Kelvin (-270.42 °C, -454.75 °F)? I’d love to know what’s going on in this final panel because I can’t find any information that explains it. The best assumption I have is that the energy from the web filaments helps them generate heat. Hopefully this gets explained or someone can point me to the information I need to help me figure this out.

Conclusion

I liked all three books this week. I wouldn’t say I loved them all, but definitely liked them. Invisible Kingdom was my least favorite, which is surprising to me. It’s usually one of my favorites. Star Trek was my favorite this week, even with the weird Tholians in space thing going on. The Doctor Strange Annual was just a fun read.

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A good book is the best vacation!

Greetings Fellow Comic Fans!

In my Comic Box Recap article series, I want to talk about each of the comics that I read from my subscriptions that week. I don’t always read all the comics I order, because I’m only collecting some of them. Others are ones I may have started reading, but lost interest in but I still order them. You never know when you may want to go back and revisit a series at a later date.

I would like to apologize for the tardiness of this article. I was extremely busy, and the Memphis Comic Expo was fast approaching – so I had to prep for that. There will not be an article for October 23, 2019 because I didn’t have any comics come in that week that I read for this article series.

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Marvel
Captain Marvel #11

In this issue, it was an all or nothing situation for Carol. She didn’t stop Star by ripping the device from her own chest, so she put it back in. That seemed to be all she needed to get close enough to Star and then rip the device from Star’s chest instead. Carol tried everything she could think of before resorting to those measures. There were folks standing up for her against Star too, including a little girl that Star slapped really hard. Star has to be one of the meanest villains I’ve seen Captain Marvel face in recent years. Nuclear Man was just a bigot and misogynist. Star is downright cruel.

Carol seems to be more at peace with herself now and she actually explodes her alcoholic beverage container. It takes great strength to stand against a bad habit and Carol is definitely strong enough to beat this.

On the final page, we see Star is alive in the Raft – but not for long! There’s something weird going on with Star and the Reality Stone. Star says that she IS the Reality Stone, not just that she possesses it. I’m confused as to how the Reality Stone came into her possession to begin with. Being punched by Captain Marvel shouldn’t transfer the stone to someone else… It has to have something to do with that Kree device and the power drain. In any case, it looks like things are going to get rough.

Spider-Man (Abrams) #2

I can’t express how happy I am that I picked up this title. I’m enjoying it so much more than anything Spider-Man related since before the One More Day arc. And that excludes Scarlet Spider related stories – those are obviously the best because he’s the best Spider… Abrams and Abrams are doing a magnificent job at writing this story. I like that Ben is very different from Peter, but also a little sad that he’s so very angry. I do like that he expresses himself a little different than what Peter did most of the time. Peter had to put on a mask to be able to beat up folks. Ben just beats up bullies – no mask. He’s also really honest with his feelings towards Peter.

I really love Faye. I also love that she’s an activist, but I would like to see her take a more ‘legal’ route. I like that Faye now knows Ben is the new Spider-Man too. I think the two of them can really do some good together and with Faye knowing who Ben is, it’ll take some of that strain and difficulty off of their friendship. She’s got the cutest costume s the Marker. It seems like it might be a nod to Black Cat, maybe?

Ben’s first real bit of trouble was significant. Not only was it a rescue mission, but it was also a test of his abilities. He’s now realized that he has a lot to learn from that encounter that he doesn’t know was staged by Cadaverous. I hope that Peter coming home will help them bond a little bit, but something tells me that’s not going to be what happens. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

Dark Horse
The Orville #4

When we left the Orville in the last issue, they were deep in Krill space with a group of folks that think the Krill are their brothers and sisters in the eyes of Avis. The crew tries to disguise the Orville as a Krill ship to deter any nosey Krill – doesn’t work – no surprise. They spend some time hiding in an asteroid and realized that the crew from the transport ship is kind of crazy. They’re willing to die instead of helping the Orville escape to safety. Well, almost all of them. I think John really struck a chord with Celeste. She changes her mind and decides to help the Orville, against the wishes of Darden. And the two sheep, I mean other crew, decide to follow her example. They seem like they’ll follow whoever is the alpha at the time. I wonder if they would have helped defend her against a physical attack if Darden had tried to beat her up? The facade that tricked Darden and his crew into unlocking their ship’s controls worked and the Orville’s crew was able to escape as planned.

Conclusion

I loved all three of my books this week. I’m really digging Spider-Man by Abrams and Abrams. I’ve seen such negative criticism about Spider-Man and I honestly don’t get it. I was skeptical of the series at first, but now I’m super happy that I subscribed to it.

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A good book is the best vacation!

Greetings Fellow Comic Fans!

 

In my Comic Box Recap article series, I want to talk about each of the comics that I read from my subscriptions that week. I don’t always read all the comics I order, because I’m only collecting some of them. Others are ones I may have started reading, but lost interest in but I still order them. You never know when you may want to go back and revisit a series at a later date.

*** SPOILER WARNING ***
Do not read any further if you are trying to avoid SPOILERS!
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Battlepug #2

My first thought when I saw the giant portal was, “Oh no. Please don’t be time travel.” I have no clue why I thought that and I’m certain that’s not what it is. I have no clue what the spiraling death lights are yet and it’s not revealed in this issue. We find out what happened to Battlepug though! If you didn’t read the first volume of Battlepug (you can – it’s in the Compugdium), then you probably don’t know who the giant boy is. That’s Siglund of the Iceborne Mountains, unless I’ve missed something. We never actually see Sig’s face until now, so I guess it’s possible that it could be another giant boy posing as Sig. But Battlepug (a.k.a. Modi, Sprinkles), seems to go willingly with him. The look of heartbreak on the Kinmundian’s face as Battlepug walks away is so sad! I felt awful for him. The Yuletide warrior woman is the Queen of the Northland Elves, and it’s pretty obvious that she called Sig there to collect Battlepug.

Sasha, Moll, Bryony, Ladora, Colfax, and Mingo went to see Callistus – to get the gang back together and go after the Kinmundian. Callistus has put together a food processing business making hamballs, which I guess I meatballs of sorts. He’s made an honest living and turned the town around! But he jumps at the chance to leave, which didn’t surprise me at all. They bump into a gang of hoodlums, and I about died when I saw them. They’re a bunch of horses with bad boy tattoos on their hind quarters. I love it! I’m a My Little Pony fan and I love MLP spoofs. This one didn’t disappoint. One of them flat out kicked Bryony into next week! Those MLP rejects have no clue what they’ve done. Bryony is going to destroy them for breaking her heart and possibly some of her bones. Sasha may even take a few hides herself! I can’t wait for issue three!

Outer Darkness #11

I was certain that Satalis was a goner. I’m not surprised that Prakash stepped in and stopped Rigg though. And I’ve been curious as to what Agwe and Rigg have been up to for the last few issues and finally – a solid clue! They’re gonna steal a starship.

Rigg set the crew up with an alcohol induced sex party as a reward for surviving under his command. As Rigg and Agwe left the party room, I saw Hydzek approach Prakash about something. I really want to know what Hydzek needed to talk to Prakash about. Meanwhile, the party was a setup for the crew to be murdered while Rigg’s out recruiting a new crew. I’m guessing he’s keeping the new crew to a minimum so they’re easier to control.

I really don’t like Admiral Prakash. Rigg figures out what the job is that he’s supposed to do before he clocks the Admiral with a picture frame and knocks him out. I’m assuming he’s only knocked out and not dead… but you never know! I’m trying to figure out what Rigg’s plan is. I think he wanted to find out what the super secret job was, steal a ship, do the job, and use the results as leverage to get what he wants from the Galactic Service. And I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Satalis, the Crone, Hydzek, or either Prakash.

Conclusion

This was a great week for me from my Image subs! I got to read my absolute favorite Image title – Battlepug; as well as the close second, if not tied for second – Outer Darkness. Don’t ask me to choose my favorite between the two, because I can’t. It would be like comparing and apple to an orange. Both are great comics, but different genres. I wouldn’t want to go without either of them.

I just had a thought hit me – what if – the portal in Battlepug leads to Grumble?! I know, not likely since they’re from two different publishers, but crazier things have happened! I’d love a Battlepug/Grumble crossover!

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In my Comic Box Recap article series, I want to talk about each of the comics that I read from my subscriptions that week. I don’t always read all the comics I order, because I’m only collecting some of them. Others are ones I may have started reading, but lost interest in but I still order them. You never know when you may want to go back and revisit a series at a later date.

*** SPOILER WARNING ***
Do not read any further if you are trying to avoid SPOILERS!
Marvel
Doctor Strange #20

BATS!!! Bats is in this issue – and for more than a brief cameo! He actually has a conversation with Strange! I was shocked, but extremely happy. Now, I’m not silly enough to think that Mark Waid has read anything I’ve written about Bats – the man has probably never heard my name, and I doubt he’d care what I had to say anyway. But my faith in Waid has been restored – not that he needs my faith. Let’s see if he keeps my favorite secondary character in the pages of Doctor Strange.

I definitely enjoyed this issue, and would have even if Bats weren’t in it, but his presence elevated my enjoyment. I think Strange needs Bats, not only as a sounding board but also as a voice of reason at times. Bats brings up the dilemma that a friend and I were discussing: If Strange is in the middle of surgery, what does he do if there’s an invasion or attack from a being that only he can deal with? Strange doesn’t answer well enough for me. He brags about his ability and says, “And if I still can… …how can I not?” That ego of his was showing!

I can’t express how happy I was to see Kanna back again as well. She’s my next favorite secondary character, after Bats. She definitely brings out something in Strange’s personality when she’s around him. Her skills as a technomancer are also really handy. I really hope we see more of her (and Bats) in future issues.

Fantastic Four #15

I say this all the time, but I honestly mean it and can’t stress this enough – this is the perfect family friendly book. This is a book I would recommend reading to younger children and I really don’t think the Fantastic Four gets the love they deserve.

I really loved how this issue was written because it was different and interesting. It was written from the perspective of the aliens on an alien planet that the Fantastic Four ‘invaded’. Now, we all know that they weren’t invaders and one of the aliens probably misinterpreted an ancient prophecy or text. The Unparalleled are a group of heroes, like the Avengers, that intercept any threat to their planet with the help of the Overseer. There’s a bit of fighting and you can tell the Fantastic Four are holding back and trying to communicate, but you can’t read what they’re saying. Some of it looks like it could be deciphered, but I don’t have that kind of patience. Thank you, Reed Richards, for fixing the universal translator. During the fighting, Ben was booted into what they call Lowtown where he encounters hostile folks. Johnny is knocked out and taken away by Sky. The scuffle between Sue and Reed and the Unparalleled ends and they’re taken to the Overseer who tells them that they’re staying there, forever.

I don’t know how much I trust this Overseer guy. He sees everything and I’d expect no less from someone with a name like Overseer. Telling the Unparalleled where the danger is isn’t his only duty – he apparently can tell folks who their soulmates are. Normally that wouldn’t stand out to me, but during the story, I was under the impression that Citadel and Sky were soulmates… until the last page. Sky tells Johnny that they’re soulmates. Are they actually soulmates or is she just crazy? And I know the Fantastic Four won’t stay on Spyre but I’m anxious to see how they get out of there. I think the Overseer is a crazy dictator person disguised as a sane caretaker of sorts. I guess we’ll see in the issues to come!

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Sea of Stars #4

Dalla is a crazy person and not very nice. She wants to kill Kadyn’s friends, the monkey and whale. She’ll kill Kadyn too if she feels like she has to and take that artifact from inside him. I knew I didn’t like her! She’s not a ‘bad guy’ in the classic sense, just misguided. I highly doubt the Zzazteks will accept her back even if she brings Kadyn to them. They might just kill them all. Her bird is just as crazy as she is. I guess we’ll have to wait until next issue to see how all this plays out.

Gil is in so much trouble! I can’t believe he’s fought this long and this hard and he just gives up! I get that it’s discouraging to see Kadyn’s signal disappear, but how can he know that something bad has happened? He’s got to think about this! The battery just died in Kadyn’s helmet. The battery in his helmet almost died, so how can he not take that into consideration? Why does the loss of the signal have to mean something bad? I just want to reach into the panels of the book and shake some sense into him!

This has been an interesting book so far and I really can’t wait for the next issue. I could see the Zzazteks taking Gil back to their base or camp or whatever, and then here comes Dalla with Kadyn. There’s a happy reunion before the two realize that the Zzaztek are going to kill Kadyn for the artifact. I would not be surprised if something totally different from that happens.

Space Bandits #4

I can’t believe Cody messed up with the details about the weapons. If not for the facility’s security and manager stepping in, they’d be dead at the hands of Bowser Weex. Lucky for Cody and Thena, they onknowingly made an unlikely friend with the Telepathist. But how much of that was the Telepathist and how much was the actual manager and staff?

I’m so happy Cody got a glimpse of where Cosmo is at and I’m also glad she’s being smart about it and not collecting him right away. Kaiser Crowe seems like the baddest of all the bad guys she had teamed up with and having her beloved Cosmo in harms way would be a bad idea.

And I’m speechless in regards to Thena and Viggo. Is she really that stupid to think Viggo isn’t pulling another con? I saw right through it immediately and I sure didn’t fall for his lies. Cody better be smart and convince Thena that Viggo is a born jerk. It wasn’t a surprise when he contacted his buddy with the info about Cody and Thena, but I was definitely surprised when I saw who his buddy was – Kaiser Crowe!!! That was a twist I was not expecting!

Conclusion

I absolutely love when all of my books are great! What a pleasant week, with lots of great stories to read. There were lots of crazy people this week! There wasn’t anything that stood out as obnoxious, boring, or the like this week and I’m looking forward to the continuation of these books as well as the new content next week.

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A good book is the best vacation!

Greetings Fellow Comic Fans!

 

In my Comic Box Recap article series, I want to talk about each of the comics that I read from my subscriptions that week. I don’t always read all the comics I order, because I’m only collecting some of them. Others are ones I may have started reading, but lost interest in but I still order them. You never know when you may want to go back and revisit a series at a later date.

*** SPOILER WARNING ***
Do not read any further if you are trying to avoid SPOILERS!
IDW
Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath #2

This issue starts off with Spock and Pike at the peace talk summit. We see Pike participating in cross-cultural activities with the Klingons. Pike is cautiously optimistic about an alliance between the Federation and the Klingons, while Spock is certain they should focus their time elsewhere. Spock’s presence at the conference is noticed by L’Rell, who asks him to advise her about her entourage. Kor is in charge of her safety and security, but he was also sent by his house to kill L’Rell. I was a little surprised that he addressed her after the bomb blast instead of trying to kill her, but I guess he might have been trying to keep up appearances. Or maybe Kor isn’t really planning to assassinate L’Rell?

Now let’s talk about the Shadows of Kahless – trench coat wearing, John Wick wannabes. They explosively crashed the summit with a bomb and put the smack down on L’Rell. They even shot Kor – which we know doesn’t kill him because he’s in TOS and DS9. So these Klingons are bad news and L’Rell didn’t know who they were, which tells me they’re operating outside of the government. Are they renegades? Are they civilians who have taken up arms? Are they a specialized group like Section 31 and the Tal Shiar, just without the Chancellor knowing? There are so many possibilities and I have no solid clues as to who they are. They could be working for Kor for all I know!

When the bomb went off, Pike and Spock ran, but were fired at by the Shadows of Kahless. The window behind them was damaged and Spock took Pike with him through the window to escape the assailants. On the last page, we see Spock carrying Pike through the blizzard, hopefully to safety.

Conclusion

I only had the one book this week for the article and it was explosive! The majority of that Star Trek issue was setup for the last few pages, where everything just came crashing down so fast. I really want to know who the Shadows of Kahless are. I guess I have to wait until next issue!

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