Hey everyone! I hope y'all had a nice long weekend. And that everyone has enjoyed their short week. I know I have. Man, why can't we have every Monday off…right? Anyways, let's talk comics.
Like last week I have two comics that I reviewed. It wasn't that there wasn't an abundant amount of comics to read. It just so happen that of all those comics, I only read two of them. Again, that's not to say there are other great comic books out there. I know for a fact there are, but I am only one man. I have to be quite picky with what I read. And, like I always say. At some point I will go back and read some of the others that I have missed out on. Especially, the Marvel books that I have missed. Thanks to the Marvel Unlimited app I can always go back and read what I have missed.
That being said, I actually don't have any Marvel comics this week. It is two DC comics. Both books I am a huge fan of too. The Rebirth process as been tremendous for these two characters. Not to mention helped me become more of a Superman fan. As always I get my comic books at 901 Comics. Pop in and say hello to Shannon and Jaime some time. They sure are some swell guys. Hit me up on the Twitter @WebHeadNick86 or @Nerd_901 if you ever want to chat about comics. OK, Let's get to it.
I mentioned above how the Rebirth process has helped out to this character. I will stay fast to that no matter what. Luckily, I don't think I would have to argue that with anyone. It is obvious that writers Pete Tomasi and Patrick Gleason know how to make a great Superman story. It's evident by these six issues. Plus, Gleason's art work is without a doubt superb. His art impresses at every level. Whether it's an epic battle scene, or Supes in his iconic pose, Gleason truly nails it. This week Tomasi and Gleason wrap up the first chapter of this Rebirth Superman.
The Superman family is finally able to get rid of their Eradicator problem. This issue was full of action. Superman and Eradicator have an epic fight on the moon. It was a pleasure to read. Superman was powered by all the souls the Eradicator has trapped over the years. Supes was able to not only extract them from the villain, but was able to get his beloved dog back too. I was glad that we were able to get to the end of this chapter and villain. It is hard to stay with the same bad guy for over several issues, unless it's a big time arc. So, the time we were spending with the Eradicator was getting a bit tedious. Though, overall it was cool to see a villain that could do tons of harm to Superman and his family. It did feel dire at times.
This series has easily become one of my favorite books I am reading…period. Even from the Marvel side. I have always been incredibly lukewarm on Superman. This series has done wonders in making me come around on Superman. I think a lot has to do with getting to know not only this Superman, but his family as well. I look forward to what lies ahead from this series!
Similar to Rebirth Superman, this Rebirth Batman has been a nice read. I am extremely glad I was able to come back around to the DC world. Granted, it's only four comics I keep up with from DC. But it's better than none! And this Batman one is a pleasure. When all this Rebirth kicked off we were greeted with a fantastic opening Batman issue. We got two new heroes that immediately peaked our interest. Through several issues we started to get a glimpse of who these two new heroes were. They went by Gotham and Gotham Girl. Boy, did they want to do good for their city. They really did. Though has stated in previous reviews, that did not go so well for Gotham. Obviously Gotham Girl did not take this well. And that's what we get in this issue.
The previous six issues have been great. Though there was one thing that was a glaring issue. Gotham Girl was poorly developed. It was clear she was going to be a crucial role going further. So, it was quite confusing why we knew so little about her. Well, this issue seemed to rectify that problem. We spend a lot of time with Gotham Girl. Writer, Tom King finally gave us what we wanted from the previous issues. As we see how she is handling herself after the death of her brother. Believe me, it is going as well as one would expect. She is not doing well at all. Sure she is still out there fighting crime, but all be it while she is talking to the ghost of Gotham. Poor girl. This shouldn't be a surprise. What else would you expect, when the death of her brother came from her own doing.
Batman spends some time trying to "help" her. Trying to be a father figure of some sort. Trying to help her cope with the loss. It isn't until a quick conversation with wise-ole Alfred that Batman realizes, he is taking the wrong approach to her. He is able to track her down in the last few pages of the issue. It's that moment that Batman takes off the mask to reveal himself as Bruce Wayne to her. With that sentiment and an embracing hug, we see what has been eating at Claire(Gotham Girl) since the lost of her brother. Understandable so, she misses him. It's that straight forward. It's one sibling mourning the loss of another. It was a heart breaking ending to he start of this new chapter. Though, it was nice to see that Claire is now officially apart of the Bat-family.