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Weekly Review 5/25 (and 5/18) & First Post
May 27, 2016, 11:26 am

Hey readers,

I thought I start a small comic book blog as a fun thing to do on the side.  This is more for family and friends, but if you are a stranger, welcome!  Here I'll review my weekly pulls and talk about related comic things.  If you have something you want me to talk about or want to correct me on or just share your opinions, let me know in the comments.  Writing was also never a strong point for me so I apologize if my writing does not draw you in.  

 

Pulls from 5/18:

Haunted Mansion #3 - I thought this book might be a bit too kid friendly with it being a Disney Kingdoms book, but I love this series.  The Haunted Mansion is one of my favorite Disney rides and to me it is awesome how the comic creators worked hand in hand with the Disney Imagineers to build upon the existing story instead of just rewriting one.  This week, the part of the ride featured is the never ending, M.C. Esheresque staircase.  And poor Danny is forced to confront the attic, where Constance the ax bride lives.  Cannot wait. 

 

Pulls from 5/25:

DC Rebirth #1  - I will honestly say this is one of the first comic books that has left me estatic and so lost & confused at the end.  Now I didn't read Justice League #50 nor Superman #52 like Geoff Johns wanted me to (Sorry) so that might be one of the leading causes of my confusion.  Where is Superman?  Who is this Clark Kent and is he from a parallel universe? However, Wally West is back and is here to set things right.  I can't wait to see how the Watchmen are also involved with DC Rebirth.

Civil War II #0 - Now i know this is an #0 issue, but the issue was pretty boring.  Like nothing happened except two kids experiencing the terrigan mists and She-Hulk losing a court case.  Still not sure what the Civil War is going to be about.  I might check out the next issue but I have my reservations.

The Amazing Spider-Man #1.5 - Involving Santeria into Peter Parker's world has made for a fun, trippy adventure.  Watching Peter hide as a horse and buggy driver is just classic Spider-Man.  I love the narrative of a man torn between his Catholic God who he desperately wants to be his savior and the Santerian Gods who can heal him but he won't accept.

Star Wars #19 - This arc with Dr. Aphra and Leia and Mrs. Solo in the prison has been such a bore for me and I'm so glad it has finally ended.  The best part of this issue was the return of Eneb Ray from the Star Wars Annual.  His point that Leia doesn't have the balls to really defeat the Empire makes a little sense and I want to see how far he goes to drive the point home.  And we know this is somewhat true since in the new Star Wars movie the Empire technically still exists as the New Order.  I hope the next arc actually goes somewhere.

Tokyo Ghost #7 - Every issue has kept me engaged and entertained, which is all I ask from my comics.  I had no clue what I was originally getting into but I have to say this series is probably one of my favorite pulls.  Debbie has finally revealed herself but her mission might have just made things worse for herself, Dent, and everyone else in the world.  We'll have to keep waiting in suspense for what happens next.

The Totally Awesome Hulk #6 - Now I always love me some Hulk.  And with an Asian lead, how could I not pick up this comic.  However, Chulk just isn't as interesting as normal Hulk.  I always loved the internal struggle of Bruce Banner trying to maintain his humanity, and they touched upon this last issue with Amadeus but that aspect was very minor in this comic.  I'm also tired of the writers telling us who Amadeus and Maddy are every single issue.  It is issue #6.  We knowwwwwwwwww already.  I'm glad Bruce is coming back next issue.  Or is he?

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  • Daniel
    Watchmen are part of DC Rebirth?
    Reply  ·  4 years ago
  • b23wswc
    A little bit. I know at the very end of the Rebirth issue, Batman finds The Comedian's bloody happy face pin in the Batcave. Dr. Manhattan is somehow also involved. I believe he might be the outside force that Wally refers to in the comic. I have no clue how much influence they will have on the whole Rebirth universe. The comics subreddit and other websites actually flesh it out I believe.
    Reply  ·  4 years ago