DC delivered big time with another knockout Batman issue from Tom King. This week kicked off The War of Jokes and Riddles, which takes place in the beginning off Batman’s career. The storyline pits the Joker and Riddler against each other and exposes Batman’s biggest untold regret. This issue mostly focused on the villains, and this is what I really love about Kings writing. Tom King understands and portrays the psyche of Batman and his villains like very few. In one issue King cuts to the core of who both the Joker and Riddler are, as well as why they do what they do. It is something so integral to the characters and really helps set up the rest of the story. Also check out: Superman, Trinity, Super Sons, Nightwing, Aquaman and Batwoman.
Marvel was pretty good this week. The comic that stood out to me was Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man. Although the Amazing Spider Man has been good, it didn’t always feel like a Spider-man comic, but more like an Iron Man comic. This issue felt like more of a return to the traditional Spider-Man, which I believe is what it was suppose to do. Between the artwork and classic banter it really felt like the beginning of a new great chapter for Spider-Man. It also dropped the bombshell of Peter’s sister returning, after her first and only appearance in 2014’s Spider-Man: Family Business, and I am excited to see where this leads. Also check out: Secret Empire: Brace New World, Royals, Captain America: Steve Rogers, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, X-Men Gold, and The Mighty Thor.
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