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MAY 22 Comic Book Reviews

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ALAN SCOTT: THE GREEN LANTERN #6

The concluding issue of Alan Scott: The Green Lantern delivers a largely satisfying end to an already-great series. Tim Sheridan’s script ties up the conflict perhaps a bit too neatly, but this minor flaw is overshadowed by the profound and heartwarming moments scattered throughout the issue. Sheridan expertly captures the essence of Alan Scott, showcasing his growth and the depth of his character. Aesthetically, Cian Tormey excels, with artwork that keeps the focus on Alan while also highlighting the brilliantly-designed supporting characters. Tormey’s art enhances the emotional weight of the story, providing a fittingly admirable finale to the series. The combination of Sheridan’s heartfelt writing and Tormey’s evocative art makes this conclusion memorable and impactful for fans of the Green Lantern.

THE BAT-MAN: FIRST KNIGHT #3

The Bat-Man: First Knight concludes with a pivotal moment in Batman’s evolution towards his iconic status, as he consciously decides to reject the use of a gun. This decision is a significant step in shaping Batman’s moral code and his future as the Dark Knight. However, the rest of the comic falls short. The mystery villain’s reveal is underwhelming, and the resolution involving the undead thugs with a convenient chemical solution feels rushed and anticlimactic. The comic’s potential for a richer, more intricate storyline is evident, but it is constrained by the need to wrap up quickly within just a few issues. Despite its flaws, the series tried to introduce some intriguing elements, and with more space to develop, it might have achieved greater success. As it stands, the finale leaves readers wishing for a more fleshed-out exploration of its themes and characters.

BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #27

Reviewing Batman/Superman: World’s Finest can be challenging because it consistently delivers exceptional content. Issue #27 is no different, once again proving why this is the best ongoing DC Comics title. Waid, Mora, and Mercer craft an issue filled with big, action-packed superhero moments that pay homage to DC’s silver age. The dynamic storytelling and vibrant artwork combine to create a series that is both nostalgic and fresh. This issue features a plethora of bold, colorful scenes that could easily be the highlight of a major crossover event, yet they are seamlessly woven into the arc of this solo title. The creators have crafted a love letter to classic superheroics, making it clear why World’s Finest demands the attention of comic fans. The series stands as a testament to DC’s superhero legacy, delivering thrilling adventures that resonate with both longtime readers and newcomers alike.

CATWOMAN #65

The “Nine Lives” arc continues to push Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, to her limits in Catwoman #65, delivering an entertaining and multifaceted narrative. Tini Howard masterfully balances a high-octane plot with deeply personal stakes, creating a story that is both thrilling and emotionally resonant. As Selina navigates her latest predicament, readers are drawn into the tension and complexity of her world. Although it takes a moment to adjust to Ivan Shavrin’s unique, cartoony art style and bold color palette, the payoff is well worth it. Shavrin’s expressive visuals and cleverly-crafted sequences bring a distinct energy and vibrancy to the comic, enhancing the overall experience. This issue is a testament to the creative team’s ability to deliver compelling and fun chapters, keeping fans eagerly anticipating the future of the “Nine Lives” arc.

GREEN LANTERN: WAR JOURNAL #9

Green Lantern: War Journal #9 is a visual and narrative powerhouse that captivates from the very first page. Montos and Adriano Lucas deliver stunning artwork, complemented by Dave Sharpe’s brilliant lettering, transporting readers to the richly imagined world of the Dark Star of The Fenn. Phillip Kennedy Johnson weaves a complex tapestry of lore and legend, juxtaposed with the harsh realities and relentless trauma of war. The issue is dense with information, presenting a lot to process and absorb, which can feel overwhelming at times. However, Johnson manages to stick the landing, bringing the story to a cohesive conclusion that allows readers to re-engage if they felt momentarily lost. For those who immerse themselves in the intricate details, the reward is a deeply satisfying and thought-provoking read. The anticipation for the next installment is palpable, as the series promises to continue delivering high-quality storytelling and artwork.

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. GODZILLA VS. KONG #7

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #7 defies expectations, delivering a climactic issue that goes above and beyond in scale and excitement. The creative team of Christian Duce, Tom Derenick, Luis Guerrero, Richard Starkings, and Tyler Smith bring this grand crossover to life with exuberant and dynamic artwork. The battles are colossal, utilizing every inch of the page to showcase the epic confrontations between the iconic characters. The comic brilliantly harnesses the strengths of both the Justice League and the Godzilla and Kong franchises, creating moments that will leave fans in awe. One standout crossover moment, in particular, is sure to thrill Green Lantern enthusiasts. Brian Buccellato’s writing captures the wild premise and takes it to unexpected heights, demonstrating a deep understanding of what makes these characters and their universes so beloved. The issue is a spectacular conclusion to an exhilarating series, leaving readers eager to see what the team will do next.

NIGHTWING #114

As Nightwing marches towards its grand finale, this installment delivers a visually stunning yet largely subdued chapter. Tom Taylor’s script takes the form of a series of vignettes, primarily setting the stage for the climactic events to come. While the narrative pace is measured, there are several clever and heartfelt moments that shine through. Taylor’s nuanced storytelling captures the essence of Nightwing, balancing action with introspection. Bruno Redondo’s art continues to be a highlight of the series, seamlessly transitioning from majestic superhero sequences to intimate, character-driven scenes. His artwork is detailed and expressive, enhancing the emotional depth of the story. Overall, Nightwing #114 maintains the series’ consistent quality, leaving readers eagerly anticipating the upcoming finale.

SUPERMAN #14

“House of Brainiac” soars into its fourth chapter in Superman #14, and the stakes have never been higher. While an army of Brainiacs is already a terrifying concept, Queen Brainiac’s introduction elevates the threat to a whole new level. Joshua Williamson’s enthusiasm for the Lobo-Superman pairing is palpable on every page, infusing the narrative with energy and excitement. The artistic team of Rafa Sandoval, Miguel Mendonca, Alejandro Sanchez, and Ariana Maher delivers breathtaking visuals, especially in the intense battle scenes. The artwork captures the scale and brutality of the conflict, making each page a feast for the eyes. Williamson deftly balances action with grander concepts, weaving in characters and plot threads from previous issues to create a cohesive and engaging story. The issue culminates in a final battle that is relentless and brutal, leaving readers on the edge of their seats and questioning the fate of the Superman family. This chapter is a testament to the creative team’s skill, delivering a thrilling and memorable installment in the series.

TITANS #11

Titans #11 continues the “Dark-Winged Queen” arc, delivering the fourth installment amidst a web of subplots and an expansive cast. Despite the complexity, this issue remains as accessible and engaging as the first. Each new element introduced is a delight to discover, and the story segments are presented in a manner that is easily understandable for readers familiar with the superhero genre. Even for new readers, the broader details of the mystery are intriguing and well-presented. The focus on Dick Grayson’s investigation adds a layer of detective intrigue, with the narrative crafted to keep readers hooked. The introduction of a new antagonist with a sympathetic backstory brings depth to the plot, transitioning from a tragic origin to a climactic confrontation. This confrontation sets the stage for even bigger events to unfold. Titans #11 exemplifies how to make large-scale superhero comics both accessible and compelling, leaving readers eagerly anticipating the next issue.

WONDER WOMAN #9

Wonder Woman #9 continues to miss the mark, presenting another attempt to break Diana, this time through isolation. However, despite the different tactic employed by the Sovereign, the issue feels disappointingly repetitive. The narrative fails to move forward, repeatedly rehashing the same concepts without offering any meaningful progression or development for the villain, Sovereign. The lack of gravity and credibility for Sovereign undermines the story, resulting in a meandering exploration of Wonder Woman’s psyche. While the art visually portrays depth and intricacy, it ultimately masks a rambling and superficial plot. Additionally, the issue neglects the major catalyst of the story—the US turning on the Amazons. This oversight leaves the storyline feeling muddled and unfocused. Despite the beautiful artwork, the issue fails to deliver a compelling or coherent narrative, making it the most lackluster installment to date.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50

The Amazing Spider-Man #50 delivers a thrilling over-sized anniversary issue filled with twists, action, and backup stories, creating an excellent superhero reading experience. In true Marvel Comics fashion, the issue remixes classic elements, offering new takes on familiar characters and conflicts. The inevitable showdown between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin takes unexpected turns, with Norman Osborn portrayed as a surprisingly sympathetic figure. Additionally, a subplot involving the Living Brain provides essential information that adds depth to the story. Ed McGuinness’s dynamic artwork perfectly captures the bombastic battle sequences, using splashes and spreads to showcase the iconic confrontation between Spidey and the Goblin. Despite the explosive events, this issue serves as the first chapter in a rapidly unfolding story. If the upcoming installments maintain the momentum and excitement found in this issue, readers are in for a memorable and canonical Spider-Man saga.

BLOOD HUNT #2

Following a jaw-dropping opening issue that introduced The Bloodcoven, led by a newly turned Blade, Blood Hunt #2 shifts gears as the remaining Avengers swiftly defeat the vampiric faction. This outcome suggests that writer Jed McKay either acknowledged the overwhelming power of the current Avengers lineup or intended the Bloodcoven to serve as a precursor to a more significant threat—heroes turned into vampires. While the ultimate direction remains to be seen, Issue #2 deserves credit for not requiring readers to keep up with numerous tie-in issues to understand the plot. This focus on a straightforward narrative enhances the reading experience, allowing fans to stay engaged without feeling burdened by external continuity. As the series progresses, it will be interesting to see how McKay develops the storyline and whether the real threat proves to be as compelling as the initial premise.

THE IMMORTAL THOR #11

Immortal Thor #11 emerges as an early adopter of the new cosmic Marvel paradigm introduced in Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti’s GODS, and it fits seamlessly into this expansive narrative. Al Ewing skillfully integrates Hickman’s concepts from GODS with themes he explored in his Ultimates series, post-Secret Wars. This interplay between Ewing and Hickman is a delight for readers, enhancing the depth of Immortal Thor without derailing its narrative. Ewing focuses on redefining Marvel’s Thor, contrasting him with the mythological Thor, and the reordering of the Marvel cosmos aligns perfectly with this theme. Ewing’s deliberate pacing, combined with Valentina Pinti’s artwork, effectively conveys the mythological scale of the tale. The gathering of Odin’s offspring is depicted with grandeur, and the comedic element of two skalds dueling for narration privileges adds a light-hearted touch. Initially, Pinti’s art may seem plain, but its straightforwardness bridges the gap between the Asgardians’ world and the sleek realm of the In-Betweener. The issue concludes with an exciting mystery, making it another stellar entry in the Immortal Thor series.

PREDATOR: THE LAST HUNT #4

Predator: The Last Hunt #4 wraps up the storyline with a climactic one-on-one fight, paying homage to the brutality and intensity of the franchise’s best film installments. The comic is heavily focused on the fight itself, delivering edge-of-your-seat action and visceral combat that fans expect from a Predator story. The lore roots traced back to the earliest comics are honored in this brutal showdown. While the narrative may not offer much beyond the fight, it effectively captures the essence of the Predator series. The advertisements at the end hint at future stories where the Predator warrior race will face off against some of Marvel’s biggest names, leaving readers excited about the potential crossovers and battles to come.

THE SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK #8

Sensational She-Hulk #8 delivers a stellar conclusion to an already-great story arc. Rainbow Rowell’s script, while featuring several other characters and centered around the conflict with Ganymede, ensures that Jen remains the focal point. The narrative beautifully balances the literal and emotional aspects of the conflict, highlighting Jen’s growth and resilience. Andres Genolet’s art complements Rowell’s storytelling perfectly, with subtle changes in facial expressions conveying volumes of emotion and nuance. The visual style enhances the overall aesthetic, making each panel engaging and expressive. As the arc concludes, readers are left excited for the next chapter in Jen’s journey. Sensational She-Hulk is back, and this issue confirms that it is better than ever, combining heartfelt storytelling with dynamic artwork to deliver a satisfying and impactful conclusion.

THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MEN #3

The Spectacular Spider-Men #3, crafted by Weisman and Ramos, weaves a captivating narrative that intricately balances the lives of both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. This issue thrusts the Spider-Men into a scenario where their wildest dreams come true, establishing a new status quo that initially confounds readers but cleverly hints that not everything is as it seems. The villains, while a bit goofier than anticipated, add a unique flavor to the story, especially when they discover the true identities of the Spider-Men and react in unexpected ways. Despite the lighter tone of the antagonists, the issue successfully follows the dual journeys of the costumed heroes and their rich supporting cast. While this installment may feel like the weakest in the series thus far, it still provides a compelling read with an interesting unfolding of events. The slight dip in impact compared to the previous issues doesn’t detract from the overall strength of the Weisman/Ramos collaboration, which remains one of Marvel’s standout offerings.

SPIDER-GWEN: THE GHOST SPIDER #1

Spider-Gwen: The Ghost Spider #1 takes bold risks in presenting a new world for Gwen Stacy to navigate. The series reimagines Gwen’s universe, creating fresh challenges and opportunities for character development. While this ambitious approach occasionally feels like it “throws out the baby with the bathwater,” there is still plenty for both Gwen and Spider-Man fans to enjoy. The issue introduces intriguing new elements and dynamics, though its execution is somewhat shaky, resulting in a dismount that just barely sticks the landing. Despite these minor missteps, the narrative offers enough excitement and novelty to keep readers engaged, setting the stage for potentially thrilling future developments.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #7

Superior Spider-Man #7 delivers a story that is both quirky and chaotic. Continuing from the previous issue, the plot advances adequately, but is marred by exaggerated character portrayals and an overcooked storyline. The cartoony hyperbole can be distracting, making the narrative feel overdone at times. Additionally, some moments come across as corny, nearly to the point of distraction. On the artistic front, the issue features an abundance of spiders, which, while unsettling, are rendered with impressive detail, adding visual interest to otherwise cluttered pages. The artwork, though occasionally overwhelming, manages to capture attention with its intricate details. Despite its flaws, the issue maintains a certain charm, contributing to the ongoing saga of the Superior Spider-Man with a mix of eccentricity and visual flair.

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN 2099 #3

Symbiote Spider-Man 2099 #3 offers an unsettling yet fascinating portrayal of Spider-Man and Venom as brothers, teaming up to engage in nefarious activities. This dynamic between the two characters adds a unique twist to the narrative, highlighting their complex relationship. One of the standout aspects of this series is the inclusion of other 2099 characters, enriching the storyline with a broader cast and deeper connections to the 2099 universe. This issue introduces several new additions, setting the stage for an anticipated major showdown. The integration of these characters not only enhances the plot but also promises exciting developments and intense conflicts in future issues, making this series a must-read for fans of the 2099 universe.

ULTIMATE BLACK PANTHER #4

Ultimate Black Panther #4 is a compelling and immersive experience, as writer Bryan Hill and artist Stefano Caselli place readers directly in Okoye’s shoes. The narrative unfolds with Okoye, unaware of T’Challa’s whereabouts, navigating the mystery and suspense of his sudden return. This creates a shared sense of uncertainty and intrigue between Okoye and the reader. The issue brilliantly plays on the readers’ knowledge of the traditional Earth-616 versions of certain characters, adding an extra layer of suspense and suspicion. This installment is arguably the best in the series so far, with Caselli’s artwork, complemented by David Curiel’s vibrant colors, enhancing the storytelling and bringing the characters and settings to life. The visual appeal and narrative depth make this issue a standout in the Ultimate Black Panther series.

X-MEN '97 #3

X-Men ’97 #3 continues to serve as a faithful tie-in to the animated series, carefully avoiding any plot points that might interfere with the show’s continuity while simultaneously building excitement for its return. Writer Steve Foxe and artist Salva Espin focus primarily on an action-packed sequence that dominates much of the issue. This approach caters to fans of the animated series, delivering the high-energy battles they expect. However, the true highlight of this issue lies in its final pages, which shift away from the action to showcase moments of mundane familiarity and familial comfort among the mutants. These quieter, more intimate scenes capture the essence of what makes the X-Men beloved characters, emphasizing their camaraderie and the sense of family they share. This blend of action and heartfelt moments makes X-Men ’97 #3 a well-rounded and engaging read, reminding fans why they love the X-Men.

COBRA COMMANDER #5

Cobra Commander #5 concludes with the anticipated launch of COBRA within the Energon Universe, fulfilling the miniseries’ overarching promise. The issue deftly weaves together plot threads, incorporating Cobra Commander’s recent encounters with bayou rednecks and leveraging Destro’s resources, previously established in the Duke series. Although the Transformers remain in the background, their looming presence adds an undercurrent of anticipation. It seems that Image Comics is strategically pacing their introduction, possibly setting the stage for a climactic crossover in the future. This deliberate buildup maintains a sense of suspense, ensuring that when the Transformers finally step into the spotlight, their impact will be significant. The issue effectively balances action and intrigue, making it a satisfying chapter in the Cobra Commander saga and setting up exciting possibilities for the Energon Universe.

FERAL #3

Feral #3 continues to showcase the disturbingly effective storytelling prowess of Tony Fleecs, Trish Forster, Tone Rodriguez, and Brad Simpson. The issue grabs readers’ emotions right from the first two pages, seamlessly transitioning from past to present in a way that is both shocking and fluid. A relentless, frantic tension drives the narrative forward, rarely allowing readers or characters a moment to catch their breath. This constant state of urgency is punctuated by the discovery of new survivors, adding layers of intrigue to an already compelling group dynamic. Even when an end-goal is revealed, it only heightens the terror, maintaining the story’s gripping intensity. The rapid pacing and constant tension make Feral one of the most thrilling and exhilarating series in comics today. The creative team’s ability to manipulate emotions and keep the suspense high ensures that each issue feels like a rollercoaster ride that readers eagerly anticipate.

THE HOLY ROLLER #6

The Holy Roller #6 continues to blend satire and action to deliver its narrative and broader messages about the dangers of hate and the importance of cultural understanding. The issue features poignant moments that emphasize the value of experiencing diverse perspectives and the toxicity of rigid ideologies. However, at times, the storytelling feels heavy-handed, with some satirical elements and humor bordering on the ridiculous, which can detract from the overall impact. A recurring gag involving “pudding” runs a bit too long, losing its comedic effect and becoming overplayed. Despite these minor shortcomings, the story ramps up nicely as it heads towards the final issues. The pacing is spot on, maintaining engagement and anticipation for the conclusion. The Holy Roller #6 successfully balances its satirical tone with meaningful commentary, though a slightly more nuanced approach could enhance its effectiveness. The series remains a thought-provoking and entertaining read, with its final issues poised to deliver a satisfying resolution.

LOCAL MAN #10

Local Man #10 marks another significant turning point in the series, delivering an entertaining and surprising chapter. Jack’s new status quo evolves, presenting fresh challenges that test both his personal relationships and his career as a superhero. The creative team of Tim Seeley and Tony Fleecs masterfully blends narrative depth with the aesthetic flair reminiscent of the 90s comic era. The story continues to balance realism with the era’s characteristic wackiness, creating a unique and engaging experience. Jack’s character development is compelling, as he navigates the complexities of his dual life. The interplay between his superhero duties and personal struggles adds layers to the narrative, making it both relatable and intriguing. The artwork complements the story perfectly, capturing the essence of the 90s while maintaining a modern appeal. Overall, Local Man #10 is a standout issue that keeps readers hooked and eager for more.

LORE: REMASTERED #1

Lore: Remastered #1 feels less like the beginning of an expanded storyline and more like an appetizer for the nightmare that is about to unfold. Despite its brief setup, it promises a thrilling and immersive experience for horror fans. The artwork alone justifies the cover price, with its detailed and atmospheric visuals that set the tone for the cosmic-leaning horror narrative. The issue introduces the central conflict between good and evil and the characters tasked with maintaining the delicate balance. This cosmic horror tale is rich with potential, drawing readers into a world where the stakes are high, and the supernatural threats are palpable. The initial glimpses of the story suggest a complex and intriguing plot that will unfold in subsequent issues. For fans of horror and cosmic tales, Lore: Remastered #1 offers a tantalizing start that whets the appetite for the dark journey ahead.

ROOK: EXODUS #2

Rook: Exodus #2 introduces Dire Wolf, a character who brings a jolt of energy and excitement to the series. Her dynamic presence adds intrigue, making her a standout element of the issue. While seeing Rook come close to escaping Exodus is a bit of a letdown, it is understandable given the early stage of the series. This near-escape sets the stage for deeper exploration of the story’s mysteries and the development of supporting characters and the villain. The introduction of Dire Wolf suggests that there are many more layers to uncover in the world of Rook: Exodus. As the series progresses, readers can expect to delve into the enigmatic aspects of Exodus and uncover the secrets that lie within. The combination of engaging characters and a mysterious setting makes this issue a compelling read, leaving readers eager to learn more about the unfolding narrative.

VOID RIVALS #9

Void Rivals #9 takes a thrilling turn as it crashes into the Energon universe, featuring a surprising appearance by the Transformer Springer. Acting as a would-be deus ex machina, Springer aids Darak and Solila in their battle against Proximus. Given the hints from the Void Rivals story within the Energon Universe 2024 Special, fans anticipated the inclusion of Transformers, but the integration is handled with finesse. The Autobots, while formidable, are not invincible, allowing human-sized foes to engage them in compelling battles. This dynamic creates an engaging and balanced fight scene, adding depth to the universe-building narrative. The issue successfully combines action and continuity, making it a fun chapter in what has been a slow-burn storyline, gradually expanding the lore of the Energon universe and keeping readers eagerly anticipating the next developments.

THE BUTCHER'S BOY #1

The Butcher’s Boy #1 introduces a chilling new horror tale as six young adults embark on a road trip to a rural ghost town haunted by a century-old slice of folk horror. While the premise may seem familiar, the execution sets this comic apart, making it an irresistible read for horror enthusiasts. The story begins with quick introductions and a flash forward to the grisly fates of the characters, immediately drawing readers in. The narrative then returns to their mundane reality, layering meaning into their relationships and histories. The framing, especially the introduction of the sixth and final protagonist, adds depth to the story. The script is meaty enough to quickly develop sympathies and suspicions for all six teens as they journey through an increasingly unsettling atmosphere. Artist Justin Greenwood excels in creating tension through detailed and dynamic framing choices, making each sequence captivating. The issue culminates in a foreseeable yet thrilling cliffhanger, leaving readers eagerly awaiting the next installment.

GRIM #17

Grim #17 delivers an exhilarating standalone issue, focusing on the character Eddie. The narrative delves into Eddie’s rough upbringing and his rise to fame as one of the hottest musical acts in the world. The art and tone are exceptional, perfectly capturing the essence of Eddie’s journey. The story skillfully jumps back and forth through Eddie’s past, shaping the narrative and providing a comprehensive understanding of his character. The issue concludes with a surprising curveball appearance, adding an unexpected twist. Every element of the issue, from the engaging storyline to the top-notch artwork, works harmoniously to create a compelling and satisfying read. Grim #17 stands out as a highlight in the series, offering a deep and immersive look into Eddie’s life and leaving readers excited for what comes next.

MAN'S BEST #3

Man’s Best #3 presents an unexpected depth of emotional complexity between its two uninjured protagonists, a dog and a cat. While this anthropomorphism adds a layer of intrigue, it raises questions about whether it undermines the series’ premise by making the animals overly human-like. The issue is visually rich, packed with unusual and sometimes confusing layouts that demand careful attention. The artwork becomes especially compelling when it ventures into psychedelic territory, offering a unique perspective on alien consciousness through the eyes of food-obsessed animals. Despite the stunning visuals, the intricate artwork often overshadows the narrative, contributing to a sense that there’s a lot happening around the characters, even as their core conflict remains unchanged since the first issue. This results in pacing that drags, with a plot that struggles to hold up under the weight of the artwork. While fans seeking a unique artistic experience will find much to admire, those looking for a straightforward animal adventure may find the series less fulfilling. Overall, Man’s Best #3 is a visually arresting comic that demands patience and investment but may not satisfy all readers.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #120

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #120 delights longtime fans with the return of beloved concepts and characters, particularly from the “Beyond the Grid” storyline. The reintroduction of the Solar Rangers and their universe offers a wealth of new narrative opportunities. While those unfamiliar with “Beyond the Grid” might initially feel a bit lost, writer Melissa Flores efficiently recaps the essential plot points, allowing the story to transition smoothly into the “Darkest Hour” arc. Fans of the earlier storyline will be thrilled to see characters like Ari and Remi, with Remi stealing the show in this issue. The emotional impact of the story’s twists is heightened for those already invested in these characters, though newcomers might find the wealth of information overwhelming. Artist Valeria Favoccia, colorist Valentina Pinto, and letterer Ed Dukeshire deliver top-tier work, seamlessly blending dynamic morphing sequences with heartfelt family moments. The ending leaves readers intrigued about the future direction of the series. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #120 adds another compelling layer to the grand event, keeping fans eagerly anticipating what comes next.

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #37

Something Is Killing The Children continues to amaze, with issue #37 standing out as one of the series’ best. “Road Stories” offers a self-contained narrative within Erica Slaughter’s relentless monster-hunting journey. While the fight scenes are as captivating as ever, it’s the character of the young girl Erica is protecting that truly elevates the story. Her confidence and personality shine through, making her interactions with Erica deeply endearing. The narrative skillfully reminds readers of the girl’s traumatic experiences, delivering emotional punches that resonate powerfully. The issue also incorporates humor, with an ongoing conversation about someone’s boyfriend providing lighthearted moments. The superb artwork, colors, and lettering by Werther Dell’Edera, Miquel Muerto, and Andworld Design enhance the storytelling, making every page visually striking. This issue serves as an excellent entry point for new readers, showcasing the series’ high standards and its ability to continually surpass them. Something Is Killing The Children #37 is a masterful blend of action, emotion, and humor, reinforcing the series’ status as a standout in the horror genre.

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