Marvel had a huge week, with Hulk leading the charge, but so did DC and Image. Here’s what GWW’s writers thought about Hulk and the other big books from this week:
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Ryan Ottley
Color Artist: Frank Martin
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
I think I can safely say that each member of the geek community has some dream vehicle they would like to helm. Maybe it is the Enterprise, the Falcon or the Tartas but I wager there is some legendary transport you want to pilot. However I doubt anyone would have the considered using Marvel’s jade giant in that manner. With the keys to the most catastrophic craft imaginable Donny Cates is taking readers on a road trip of sorts. Hulk # 1 from Marvel Comics sees Banner go to unimaginable lengths to prevent further damage from his “creation.” — B Ferg … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
Black Panther #1
WRITTEN BY: JOHN RIDLEY
ART BY: JUANN CABAL
COLORS BY FEDERICO BLEE
LETTERS: VC’S JOE SABINO
Spies? Espionage? Conspiracy? Monarchy vs. democracy? Did not expect any of that from a Black Panther book, but the first issue of John Ridley’s run promises this series will have it all. The best part about it all is where T’Challa stands in the mess. — Nick Friar … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
Deathstroke Inc. #3
WRITTEN BY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART BY: HOWARD PORTER
LETTERS: STEVE WANDS
Deathstroke on a unicorn. What more needs to be said about Deathstroke Inc. #3?
Batman: Reptilian #6
WRITTEN BY: GARTH ENNIS
ART BY: LIAM SHARP
Ultimately, Garth Ennis’ Batman: Reptilian is a book for non-Batman fans. Nothing wrong with that, aside from the fact the character is one of the best-selling in all of comics. But I largely liked the idea of Batman being turned into a more villainous being who’s terrorizing his rogues as much as the people they’re targeting. — Nick Friar … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
Gunslinger Spawn #2
WRITTEN BY: TODD MCFARLANE
PENCILS BY: BRETT BOOTH
INKS BY: ADELSO CORONA
COLORS BY: ANDREW DALHOUSE
LETTERS BY: TOM ORZECHOWSKI
Gunslinger Spawn #2 is exactly what you’d want from a Spawn book. A whole lot of action, which also happens to drive the larger story’s plot.
Gunslinger Spawn #2 pretty much only takes place in one location, essentially staying in the same location as the series-opening issue. But readers may remember… — Nick Friar … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
For more on Spawn’s expanding universe, check out TLDR’s conversation with King Spawn writer Sean Lewis.
GRRL Scouts: Stone Ghost #1
Writing and Art by: Jim Mahfood
Dio is drowning in grief and finds herself in the midst of unexpected chaos with Turtleneck Joe taking point. Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #1 wraps you in mystery while leaving you unsettled as to where the story can go from here; the next month is not coming fast enough.
The story is intriguing while the art is breathtaking. The muted palette of most of the characters with a sketchbook style gives me the feeling of a story told on the fly with a notebook and some markers. But it grants gravity to the story without overwhelming with too many graphic details. When rich reds are used, they are powerful. — Heather E. Houston
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