Spider-Man 2099 #3
Miguel O’Hara continues to try and influence his grandfather to not be such an awful human being. Considering this issue centers around Alchemax selling Spider-Slayers to a brutal dictator, that’s not going very well. This continues to be a solid, fun, book, and David uses Spider-Man villains in funny, interesting ways. Not perfect but definitely a fun read.
Southern Bastards #4
Jasons Aaron and Latour wrap up their first arc of this Southern noir with a lot of violence, and a little insight into the high school football coach who runs Craw County. It seems like an ending, but let’s just say there’s more on the way than you might think. Highly recommended.
Big Trouble In Little China #4
Man, Eric Powell and Brin Churrilla just keep getting better on this book. Funny, action-packed, and with a surprisingly sad interlude that gives Jack a little edge of sadness, it’s truly great and a must-read.
Terminator: The Enemy Of My Enemy #5
This book continues to be better than half the movies in the Terminator franchise. Seriously, Paramount, just give Dan Jolley and Jamal Igle carte blanche; they’ll make a far better movie than anything you’ve got going.
The Woods #5
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas’ fascinating SF book takes an equally fascinating turn. It turns out there are humans in these woods, and not from the high school dumped on this alien planet. It also helps that we’re away from the Lord of the Flies situation in the high school itself and spend the entire issue with the interesting characters. Definitely worth picking up, especially if you’re interested in the budget trade Boom! is putting out.
Moon Knight #7
Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood take over for Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, which are a hell of an act to follow. Disappointingly, Wood steps away from the one-and-done structure Ellis has launched the book with, but he does deliver a well-written action story, and Greg Smallwood, who you might know from his superb work on Dream Thief, delivers some great art. The jury’s out on whether this is up to the standards of the first run of the book, but it’s definitely solid, and it might be great. Worth picking up, especially if you’ve been wanting to get into this book.