Dragon Ball Super 7
Dragon Ball Super 8
Dragon Ball Super 9
Story moves past the point where the anime ends with an ancient evil goat escaping space prison and ripping off earlier Dragon Ball villainy.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection
(V1) - A re-read as I decided to throw a lot of disposable wealth amassed during COVID at getting the rest of the available volumes based on how good the first book was. It still is. I'd rather Splinter was established as being a Japanese rat Spoiler: rather than 'just' the reincarnation of Hamato Yoshi
at some point so he's actually from there even if the turtles aren't but it's still better than the original character having a photographic memory of martial arts or Michael Bay's Splinter being the product of hideous computer wizardry.
I've bought the first Transformers collection on the strength of this and hope to get to the GI Joe and Sonic the Hedgehog ones eventually although digital may be the only option at a reasonable price.
James Bond: Kill Chain
James Bond: Felix Leiter
Donald Duck: The Pixilated Parrot
- I do enjoy these books. Perfect two-panel gag for which this description will be just as good
where a woman accosts Donald against a white picket fence to ask if he can see any wrinkles on her face (cause those mid-20th century fictional lady folks amirite, fellas?) just as the titular bird - compelled to count - walks past behind the fence and throws out a figure in the tens of thousands. Speech balloon comes up from behind the fence over the duck's head. Amazing.
The Boys Omnibus 1
* - Prefer the TV series which could just be down to the order in which I experienced them but I'll take the post-MCU reaction of that show over dat whole out-Preachering Preacher DC thang.
Green Lantern: Earth One 1
* - Meh, feels like change for the sake of change with the origin. The creative team do better with Planet of the Apes and Star Wars.
- Liked it the most of the stories on the road to a No Man's Land re-read so far. Ground level heroics in the face of a natural disaster which actually suffer when They threaten to make it the result of a villain's scheme. I think they missed a trick by having Bruce Wayne's buildings be quake-proofed because he respects the science or some such and not having been seen as an extravagant expense in an incredibly unlikely set of circumstances that he just happened to luck out on. That's my one giant penny's worth, I'd afraid. Alfraid. It works.
Star Wars: Poe Dameron 2: The Gathering Storm
Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther?
* - Informs the movie a fair bit and has the benefit of John Romita Jr. art. Spoiler: The answer is Chadwick Boseman
X-Men Gold 1: Back to the Basics
* - So Syaf just shot his anti-semitism salvo all over that two-page spread of Kitty Pryde standing up against bigotry in the first damn issue, huh?
The Amazing Spider-Man: Worldwide 2
HC- Looking back through the thread, it's been about two years since I read the last one and I'm hoping it won't take as long to get to the conclusion. After that, I hope to go back over and get through The Gauntlet so I'll have read every ASM since JMS. This book is something of a middle-act between the first volume and the next. Accidentally spoiled myself on some Clone Conspiracy stuff but I do prefer the Anubis Jackal look to the green furry gremlin of old.
Thor: Latverian Prometheus
Thor: Siege Aftermath
Clor's so good I forgot that was a thing twice.
I don't normally get on Kieron Gillen's work but credit to him for just running with the ball from JMS' departure. Don't think I would have been able to tell there'd be a writer switch if I hadn't known better. The Thor-in-Hell arc is his strongest work for my tastes Spoiler: with one issue almost free of Thor dialogue until the end
. Interesting take on Loki's mischief being a compulsion for that is his role so he will fulfil it, and magic being held together through belief. Spoiler: You can't break the rules if you know you're breaking them but you can if you know they don't apply to you