Welcome to my weekly comic book Roundup. This week I picked up 7 comics and I’m going to rank them in order from least favorite to my PICK OF THE WEEK.
7. STREET FIGHTER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL 2020
With Street Fighter being my favorite video game franchise, I always enjoy it when a new story comes out featuring my favorite World Warriors. Unfortunately here, there is no story to be had as this is only an art book.
The positive is that the artwork is fantastic and a lot of fun. Who doesn’t want to see Zangief building a sandcastle or Poison playing beach volleyball.
The Street Fighter Swimsuit Special does cost $4.99 so if you’re looking for a Street Fighter Story you can skip this one but if you love the franchise and enjoy really fun art you might want to check this one out.
Rating 5 / 10
6. DC DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL Guide Book
When I hear “Guide Book” I automatically think “Cheap Cash In” especially for the $5.99 price point, but thankfully that’s not the case. There are a total of 5 short stories here from Aquaman to Harley Quinn to the main story here The Fall Of Earth.
There’s some really good backstory in the beginning and at the end the story builds some serious hype moving forward. It’s a definite must read for anyone invested in the DC Dark Nights Death Metal comic book series.
Rating: 8 / 10
5. FAITHLESS Chapter 2 Issue 3
We are now three issues into this four-part series and Faithless has grown on me with each one of these issues. In issue 3, it’s less about Faith’s art and more about her character and the people she surrounds herself with.
At the end of Issue 2, we got a sample of the hidden powers Faith possesses, and when a woman named Olivia pushes Faith’s buttons a little too much, we get to see what can happen in a blink of an eye.
Faithless Issue 3 is another fun, wacky, weird and erotic adventure and has been my favorite so far. I’m intrigued to see how this chapter will wrap up in September.
Rating 8 / 10
4. POWER RANGERS DRAKKON NEW DAWN Issue 1
In Issue 1, Kimberly is trying to fit into her new role as the Ranger Slayer. Kimberly will have to lead the bickering Coin-less and Sentries on a rescue mission to a place called Deadlock.
On this rescue mission they will get more than they bargained for when they find a cuffed prisoner only known as the Unknown Ranger, and extracting information from this person won’t be a walk in the park.
Power Rangers Drakkon Issue 1 is a great kickoff to this three issue series. The story is great and the artwork even better. There’s some great backstory for those of us that need to get caught up and the final page has me wishing Issue 2 was here already.
Rating 8.5 / 10
3. IT EATS WHAT FEEDS IT Issue 2
I love a good mystery horror story and that’s exactly what It Eats What Feeds It is.
As Issue 1 concluded, it looked like Kenny could become the latest victim of the “It” or could he possibly have his Stifler’s Mom moment with Francois, the owner of this haunted house?
As Issue 2 begins we see that Kenny has been living the good life and has had more than just one romp with Francois. But just because these two are having some “quality time” together doesn’t mean he isn’t going to have to do some chores to keep up his part of the deal.
Kenny is tasked with seeking out a man named Gregg Trucks at a dive bar called the Gator On The Bayou, but most of his time is spent putting up with an old annoying classmate named Bug.
Bug tags along with Kenny back to the house. When Bug sees Francois, he thinks he now has the opportunity to score here with this MILF but instead he bites off more than he can chew.
At the end of Issue 2, we get a shadowy glimpse as to what the “It” might be in the series. Is Kenny in over his head? I can’t wait for Issue 3 in September to find out.
Rating 9 /10
2. HOTELL ISSUE 4 – BLOT OUT THE SUN
WOW! That’s the best way to summarize the four-issue series of Hotell and it all comes to an exciting and jaw-dropping conclusion. All four issues have told individual stories but each one has teased parts of the future issue, and it all wraps up in a nice package.
The focus of this issue is a man who has called a priest to perform an exorcism of his son and let’s just say Hotell Pierrot will literally bring out this youngster’s inner demon.
Hotell Issue 4 ties up all the loose ends, brings the mystery of the clown in the painting to life and yet leaves me excited of future stories the creators of this series could tell.
Rating a 9 / 10
Pick Of The Week – TRANSFORMERS Vs THE TERMINATOR – Enemy Of My Enemy Part 3.
What more can I say? It’s two of my favorite franchises battling it out in part 3 of this 4 part series and it’s been nothing but an adrenaline rush so far.
There’s some great battle scenes once again between the Autobots and the Decepticons. As well as great character moments between Sarah Connor and Bumblebee. My only small nitpick was that the Terminator himself didn’t have that big of a role in this issue. However, as Issue 3 concludes he’s staring down the barrel of a gun held by Starscream looking like he might be the one who gets terminated.
Transformers Vs The Terminator is everything I enjoy about reading comics. It’s fun, exciting, and entertaining. Plus, the fact that it’s two of pop culture’s biggest franchises battling it out makes it worth the price of admission.
Rating 9.5 / 10