From the Pull List: September 12th 2018
This weeks books, I’ll review them in the comments after I read them:
- The Wrong Earth #1
- Amazing Spider-Man #5
- Daredevil #608
- X-23 #4
The Wrong Earth #1 has an interesting twist to it. Imagine 2 parallel dimensions. In the one we have a very wholesome world much like the Batman ’66 television show, and the other we have a very dark and gritty world where the lines between good and evil are not so black and white but varying shades of grey. Then take our protagonist and switch them into each other’s respective dimensions. Forced to deal with a world that they do not understand, how will they manage to adapt and survive? Tom Peyer does an excellent job setting the pace of the story with dialogue appropriate for each universe and the artwork by Jamal Igle is quite strong and reflects both sides very well. A great start, I’m looking forward to reading more.
Amazing Spider-Man #5 written by Nick Spencer first arc comes to a close. This story really pulls back to the more fantastic comic book style situations that our spidey would have faced decades ago, yet with darker undertones. Ryan Ottley’s art remains pretty solid and it really fills the void left by Invincible. Still I am glad this first arc is over as I was really worried we would have yet another Spider-Man running around.
Daredevil #608 was pretty good. At first I was really on the fence about this whole doppelganger situation with Mike Murdock, but now I’m all for it. Charles Soule has convinced me. The artwork by Phil Noto in this issue is pretty damn good and for some reason reminds me of television shows from the 50s.
X-23 #4 was by far the best read this week. I’m really loving this story and I didn’t think I would. I have to give credit to Juann Cabal as his work is what sold me to pick it up in the first place. The fact that Mariko Tamaki’s writing and plotline are simply amazing has made this one of my favorite books that I’m currently collecting. If you’re not reading it yet I highly recommend picking it up as it is not too far in and if you read print versions it shouldn’t be too hard to pick up the back issues.