ICE CREAM MAN #6 & MORE! [Mini-Reviews]

Aquaman #39 CoverAQUAMAN #39/ Story by DAN ABNETT & ROBIN WILLIAMS/ Script by DAN ABNETT/ Pencils by JOE BENNETT/ Inks by VICENTE CIFUENTES/ Colors by ADRIANO LUCAS/ Letters by STEVE WANDS/ Published by DC COMICS

Review by MATT MORRISON

Task Force X has discovered that the bomb they’re meant to use to sink Atlantis is a nuke that will destroy the island outright. Some of them are reluctant to continue the mission, but Aquaman and his allies are unlikely to let this one go as a wacky misunderstanding. Abnett’s script is solid as always, but the artwork by Joe Bennett and Vicente Cifuentes is a sad step-down from what this title has seen over the past year. It serves well enough, however, but this is hardly the best this title has to offer.

 

Ice Cream Man #6 CoverICE CREAM MAN #6/ Story by W. MAXWELL PRINCE/ Art by MARTIN MORAZZO/ Colors by CHRIS O’HALLORAN/ Letters by GOOD OLD NEON/ Published by IMAGE COMICS

Review by ROY BUCKINGHAM

Three choices. Three flavors. Three results. Three consequences. In the most emotionally impactful issue to date, W. Maxwell Prince shows a man asking for a three dip cone and how each flavor represents a certain path he can take depending on how he walks away from the ice cream truck. One is pure nightmare fuel. One is joy ending in tragedy. The other is happiness with a bittersweet twist. It reminds us that Chaos Theory does indeed exist, and something as simple as how we walk away from an ice cream truck can alter our future in drastic ways.

 

Injustice 2 #71 CoverINJUSTICE 2 #71/ Story by TOM TAYLOR/ Pencils by DANIEL SAMPERE/ Inks by JUAN ALBARRAN/ Colors by REX LOKUS/ Letters by WES ABBOTT/ Published by DC COMICS

Review by MATT MORRISON

This issue continues the on-going saga of the Gorilla City coup. But that’s not what this book is about. This issue is about the joys and responsibilities of parenthood and shows a rare look at superhero parenting in action. Rare enough, at least, that I can’t recall a story like this since Peter Tomasi’s Superman. It’s a great story from Tom Taylor, with fantastic art by Mesers. Sampere, Albarran, Lokus and Abbott. More than that I won’t say, save this – if you’re a fan of Black Lighting, Green Arrow, Black Canary and Harley Quinn, you need to check this issue out.

 

Justice League #6 CoverJUSTICE LEAGUE #6/ Story by SCOTT SNYDER/ Art by JORGE JIMENEZ/ Colors by ALEJANDRO SANCHEZ/ Letters by TOM NAPOLITANO/ Published by DC COMICS

Review by MATT MORRISON

With The Legion of Doom on the edge of victory, all of the Justice League’s strength isn’t enough to face their arch-enemies. Could the solution lie within their weaknesses? The only real flaw behind this issue is that the stunning final page may confuse new readers who aren’t up on their DC Comics cosmic lore. For the rest of us, however, it’s a thrilling coda to one heck of a comic in a series that continues to excel on every front. With Scott Snyder achieving the increasingly improbable with every passing script and the amazing art of Jorge Jimenez, this book is required reading.

 

Weatherman #3 CoverTHE WEATHERMAN #3/ Story by CODY LEHEUP/ Art by NATHAN FOX/ Colors by DAVE STEWART/ Letters by STEVE WANDS/ Published by IMAGE COMICS

Review by ROY BUCKINGHAM

The third issue of this series amps the excitement up higher, with one intense car chase as the story officially becomes an awkward buddy cop comedy. You can feel the action jumping off the page, which is a testament to the powers of Jody Leheup, Nathan Fox and Dave Stewart. However, this issue brings forth a few twists that will make you scream at it the same way you would scream at Stranger Things when a big bombshell drops at the end of the episode. I seriously cannot get enough of this title, and you really need to check it out.

About Kabooooom Automaton

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *