Amazing visuals paired with a cliche-ridden script make Redlands #1 a comic that may appeal to genre fans and followers of the artists involved but no one else.
With Lemire, Soule, and Yu at the helm, this should have been one of the best issues on the stand this week, unfortunately, Inhumans vs X-Men #6 comes across as lackluster and stale.
This issue is something of a disappointment after the first special, with the characterization being paper thin and the story fairly standard stuff for a team series. Taken as a work of commentary however, the book becomes a brilliant piece of satire, albeit it possibly unintentionally. I can’t say I liked it much but neither did I dislike it.
Champions #5 transcends simple comic fantasy because Mark Waid and team dare to take on reality with this powerful issue.
Taking a breather from main story, Star Wars #27 features a tale from Yoda’s younger days in another wonderful interlude issue.
Infamous Iron Man #1 is a confusing mess, but is that due to poor writing? Or is it due to Marvel completely dropping the ball on scheduling?
Regardless of being forced into the fray of Civil War II, Power Man & Iron Fist continues to be one of the best comics on the shelves and everybody should be reading it.
Readers who aren’t totally into the happenings of Civil War II should look to this Charles Soule run on Daredevil for solace.