Four books caught my eye this week. Here they are in alphabetical order.
Batman (2016) #12
Official site is http://www.dccomics.com/comics/batman-2016/batman-12
This whole issue is Batman working his way towards where he was last issue. I can see that the writer made the attempt to shed light on Batman’s psychology and perspective, but all of Batman’s narration sounded really corny. I just felt myself getting yanked through the fourth wall with how cheesy some of these lines are. Also, when you repeat the same line over and over again, it can either make the line more meaningful or draw attention to a badly written line. This issue drew my attention to some really cheesy writing. The art was nice though.
Justice League (2016) #10
Official site is http://www.dccomics.com/comics/justice-league-2016/justice-league-10
An okay issue. Just more Justice League stories. I feel like there is definitely a desire in the market for more Justice League stories and this scratches that itch. Nothing spectacular unfortunately.
The Unworthy Thor (2016) #2
Official site is http://marvel.com/comics/issue/61719/the_unworthy_thor_2016_2
The best comic book I read this week. Coipel’s art is awesome and need not be further discussed. This issue of Thor felt very much like an issue of the Silver Surfer or another cosmic space book. It also somewhat ties into what happened in Secret Wars and acknowledges what occurred there. Great book and the only real book that was worth purchasing this week.
The Walking Dead #161
Official site is https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-walking-dead-161
I’m so tired of this book. Kirkman has not thrown that many curveballs or plot twists since the television show came out. Any twists he throws out feels like it lacks impact. I’m about ready to drop this series.