A Suicide Squad book out the same week The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max? Who saw that coming? But did the comic past the test? Find what GWW’s writers thought about the big books from this week:
SUICIDE SQUAD: GET JOKER #1
Writer: BRIAN AZZARELLO
Artist: ALEX MALEEV
Colorist: MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
Letterer: JARED K. FLETCHER
DC Black Label’s newest limited series, ‘Suicide Squad: Get Joker!’, is finally out! Brian Azzarello and Alex Maleev’s three-issue story focuses on Red Hood leading the Suicide Squad on a mission to kill the Joker and end his reign of terror. As a Black Label series, ‘Get Joker’ is darker and grittier than your usual Suicide Squad, and Alex Maleev’s art really showcases that aspect of the story.
Maleev’s artwork is hands down the best thing about the book. His art gives the book a noir vibe that really works when paired with Azzarello’s writing and Hollingsworth’s coloring. The trio works well together and manages to set a very consistent tone to the story. — Matheus Ribeiro … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
The Nice House On The Lake #3
Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Andworld Design
As the mystery continues to play out in The Nice House On The Lake #3, we are still no closer as to what is going on or what is the end game. Emotions are running high, from depression to avoidance to blissful ignorance, which will no doubt cause tempers to flare — and rash decisions to be made.
With each issue being from the perspective of a different character, James Tynion IV is able to keep the story fresh and intriguing. The Nice House On The Lake #3 is a must read for anybody who enjoys a good mystery thriller. — Joe Gilmore
TMNT: Casey Jones #1
Writer: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson Mike Costa and Ben Epstein
Artist: Kevin Eastman, Eric Talbot, JIm Lawson and Mike Henderson
Colorist: Tom Smith’s Scorpion Studios and Ian Herring
While TMNT: Casey Jones is absolutely something longtime Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles readers can appreciate, this is even more for the casual TMNT fan. TMNT: Casey Jones highlights the most popular non-turtle hero from this world and provides different snapshots in the character’s life.
Of the three issues included here, the micro-series by Mike Costa and Ben Epstein is most compelling. An interesting story and provides a lot of background on Casey. — Nick Friar
LUCKY DEVIL #1
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: CULLEN BUNN
Artist: FRAN GALAN
Colorist: EL TORRES
Letterer: EL TORRES
What if being possessed by a demon is the best thing that’s ever happened to you? That’s the question that Dark Horse’s newest miniseries, ‘Lucky Devil’ asks. It focuses on Stanley, a man whose mediocre life changes forever after he is possessed by a demon named Zed. Then, in a desperate attempt to get rid of the demon, Stanley is exercised. However, the exorcism goes wrong, and Stanley soon realizes he retained all of Zed’s powers and abilities. — Matheus Ribeiro … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
NOT ALL ROBOTS #1
WRITTEN BY: MARK RUSSELL
ART BY: MIKE DEODATO JR.
COLORS BY: LEE LOUTHRIDGE
The fear of sentient robots is one that seems all too real. Thanks to the “brilliant” minds in the field of robotics, the idea of robot overlords may be a more realistic possibility than we’d like to realize. Luckily, at least for now, AWA’s Not All Robots is just a work of fiction.
In Not All Robots #1, Mark Russell explores a dystopian future where Robots are in charge and humans are, and I quote, “the world’s most spoiled hamsters.” While this may not technically be a horror book, in my mind, it might just be the most terrifying concept I can think of. — Joe Gilmore … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK # 1
WRITTEN BY: SKOTTIE YOUNG
ART BY: JORGE CORONA
COLORS BY: JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU
LETTERS BY: NATE PIEKOS OF BLAMBOT
The search for self is a scary thing. Maybe even haunting at times. You have to break down and leave yourself vulnerable to suggestion, and that can leave you suspicious of what you are experiencing. So when Ro Meadows opts to rent a house with a sordid past in Image Comics‘ The Me You Love in the Dark # 1 it isn’t long before she begins chasing after ghosts of the past. — B Ferg … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
SEVEN SECRETS #11
WRITTEN BY: TOM TAYLOR
ART BY: DANIELE DI NICULO
COLORS BY: WALTER BAIAMONTE WITH KATIA RANALLI
LETTERS BY: ED DUKESHIRE
In Seven Secrets #10, Tom Taylor led readers to believe a huge reveal was coming next issue. Not only did he deliver in Seven Secrets #11, the payoff was epic.
Because now, there aren’t just questions about what happened next. Now we need to know a little more about how things came to be. Perhaps more importantly, how were some people not aware of this situation? — Nick Friar … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
WRITTEN BY: CULLEN BUNN
ART BY: JONAS SCHARF
COLORS BY: ALEX GUIMARAES
LETTERS BY: ED DUKESHIRE
By the end of a good comic, readers are always left wanting more. But, that doesn’t always mean you’re left with an “oh my” moment. Sometimes, the entirety of the issue got the job done. In other cases, the ending hooks you, but with a different feeling than “what’s next?” With Basilisk #3, for example, I found myself asking “excuse me?” — Nick Friar … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
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