For DC this week I will once again be talking about, big surprise, Batman. I know, I know it seems like I always write about him, but is it really my fault if Tom King is just killing it on Batman? This week was an interlude issue in the War of Jokes and Riddles and focused on a Z-listed Batman villain, Kite-Man. Kite-Man has been an ongoing joke for Tom King and he has appeared a couple times in the series already. This issue developed his origin and turned him from a just another person with a stupid gimmick (remember Condiment King?) to a villain with a tragic backstory and reasoning behind his villainy. This issue might have succeeded from moving Kite-Man up to at least a C-listed Batman villain. Also check out: Superman, Nightwing, Super Sons, Batwoman, Justice League, Trinity and Aquaman.
The X-Men take the spotlight for Marvel this week with the New Astonishing X-Men series, written by Charles Soule. This first issue was a knockout in my opinion! It features a great new team of: Psylocke, Rouge, Fantomex, Gambit, Archangel, Mystique, Bishop and Old Man Logan. This is coupled with them facing off versus one of the most powerful X-Men villains in the Shadow King. This comic featured a huge twist that has me hooked right off the start. If this first issue is any indication, we are in for a treat! Also check out: Daredevil, Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Secret Empire, X-Men Gold, Royals, Invincible Iron Man, and Poe Dameron.
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