A fifth week means a lite release. Supposedly. While the big two were lacking, there was still plenty of fun to be had elsewhere. Two new debuts and two farewells this week. Did any fail to meet expectations?
Wonder Woman #35
In many ways this was the right ending, but there just wasn’t enough of it. The final battle was exactly what I wanted, replete with a moment that gave me chills, but no coda. No epilogue. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not being greedy, asking for more, but many pieces were excluded or weren’t given closure. This is comics, they’ll always continue, but still, something more here would have been nice.
This was an interesting first issue. It certainly wasn’t weak, but definitely lacking. After a quick setup, the story shifts to a near wordless flashback. While the art was certainly well done, telling a fantastic story, this might not have been the best way to go. The opening splash page was enticing, but it’s the promise of that page alone that gives reason to continue with the series. This will most definitely read better collected.
Atomic Robo: Knights of the Golden Circle #5
Where does Robo go from here? This ends with plenty of questions left unanswered. Despite that, this was an excellent conclusion to this volume. Plenty of heroism and witticism to be had, with one of the best sequences shown above. Seriously, what next?
Southern Bastards #5
Initially the series was reminiscent of Walking Tall (the original), but the last issue took a hard swerve. Now, I have no idea where the series is heading, and I like it. This flipped the script, focusing on Boss for now. Even his actions had an air of unpredictability about them. Whatever comes, I’m sure it will be anything but cliche.
Despite the character finding new popularity on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I doubt this series will last more than 8 issues. That’s not to say this wasn’t good. Deathlok has an interesting take on the character, sleeper agent spy stuff. It’s brilliant, and writer Nathan Edmonson is perfect for the book. The issue read smooth, with the last page coming quicker than expected. I can’t wait for more. Hopefully this will be a nice package when the series completes.
What did you read this week? Comment below!