PICKS OF THE WEEK - May 27, 2020
- JUSTICE LEAGUE #45: The Spectre deals out his special brand of justice as the League falls under his spell and is pitted against each other, seeing friend as foe. Vendetti Does great job of finding a scenario in which the League must confront their worst fears and enemies…Themselves. He sets the conflict up nicely and gives different shades of how each character really views their teammates when their masks of manners are stripped away. Eddie Barrows takes on of artistic duties and is clearly having a whole lot of fun with the League throwing their dirtiest tricks at one another trying to tear each other apart. Pick this up if you ever wondered what an all-out brawl between DC’s best and brightest would like, and stay to see them have to tackle what looks to be their biggest challenge yet.
- AVENGERS #33: Moon Knight makes his glorious debut into Jason Aaron’s stellar run on the Avengers and he pulls no punches right out the gate with this one. Moon Knight is tracking down heroes and confronting them for something big…really big. Aaron is really sharp here and uses Moon knight in a rare way. He’s always been vague, mysterious and open to interpretation depending one who’s writing him, but, Aaron shoots for the moon and makes him more dangerous than you could have ever thought. Javier Garron’s art in this issue is kinetic and bold. He must be having the time of his life getting to draw every kind of super hero scenario and it’s all jam packed into this one issue. This is a great place to jump on as it’s the start of a new arc, and by the looks of It, its gonna be full, bright and leaving you howling for more.
- VENOM #25: Venom Gets vulnerable in this epic conclusion to the Venom Island story line from the bad boy of comics himself, Donny Cates. Eddie Brock digs deep, looking inward and questioning, who is Venom and what him makes a hero, as he tries to save the day, and himself, from his nightmarish nemesis. Mark Bagley, the literal Ultimate Spider-Man artist, hits a strong point in this issue with some awesome splashes showing Venom doing what he does best; as well as a frightening glimpse of the future of what’s to come. There’s also A back up story by David Michelinie and Ron Lim that has Venom serving up some classic, cold justice as they tell a one-off story from his past. This issue is for fans of Venom old and new, which honors his origins and shows the true test of a man fighting for redemption in the darkest parts of the Marvel universe, which makes this story and series shine that much brighter against the shadows of the symbiotes.