Comic Book Reviews: Walking Dead #116, Batman #25, All-New X-Men #18

Here’s a few of the books I’ve read this week, spoiler free.

Walking Dead #116:

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The second issue the ten part “All Out War” continues this week as Robert Kirkman keeps his one man artist gulag with Charlie Aldard going. With the book on a 3 week shipping schedule for this arc, I expected a dip in quality, but the lines were very crisp, with two different two pages showcasing the action. The expected twist from the last issue was a smart one.

Batman #25:

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The next issue of Snyder’s and Capullo’s Zero Year was decent, though double sized and priced ($4.99). Most of this seemed like familiar ground until the third act reveal. The new Dr. Death villain is interesting, and horrifying. I like Batman’s current costume with the ribbed padding, but think the purple gloves are bit goofy. And the opening Batmobile trick was a little eye rolling. The back up featuring a young Harper Row was fun. I can’t wait to see what they plan to do with that character.

All-New X-Men #18:

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After Battle of the Atom, the story rolls on with the past X-Men stuck in the present and switching camps. While this was a much needed calm between storms, it was a fun read seeing the characters differentiate themselves from their present counterparts. And they finally got new costumes, though they remind me of team Voltron.

What did you read this week? Comment below!

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