It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these and I’m happy to get back in the groove. I’m looking forward to putting these three comics on the top of my stack when they arrive in stores on October 10, 2018.
Story by Gail Simon, art by David Baldeon
I can’t say I’m familiar with Domino. Her first appearance happened while I lived in Japan. Her appearance in Deadpool 2 first exposed me to her. I picked this book up on the promise of a fun romp from Gail Simon. It has not disappointed, and I’m not usually a fan of more “mercenary” characters.
Simon and Baldeon have started to develop a charming character, emerging and gaining comfort with her own power. The first few issues of the series provided an excellent foil in the form of the villain who benefits from her suffering. This leads Domino on a path to discover herself. A common superhero trope, right? Maybe, but it’s rarely ever told with this much humor and panache.
I’m not a big fan of the spine twisting, boob enhancing cover art, but Baldeon does solid work on the interiors with a minimum of fanservice.
#7 kicks off a new story line. A great opportunity to pick up a fun book.
Plastic Man #5
Story by Gail Simon, art by Adriana Melo
Got to love two books from Gail Simon in one week!
Where an ongoing series allows Simon to develop a character over time, this six issue mini-series lets her have a lot of fun and establish one of DC’s more eccentric characters firmly in the modern continuity.
The mini-series started with the origin of Plastic Man, formerly known as petty thug Eel O’Brian. It’s taken some odd twists and turns. I have no idea how he will end up facing Bubblebee. At the hands of Simon and Melo, I’m happy to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Ms Marvel #35
Story by G. Willow Wilson, art by Nico Leon
Wilson and Leon continue to deliver one of the most consistently good comics on the shelves. The two capture teen culture so well, providing equal measure of angst, self-discovery, and humor. It’s Ms Marvel’s name on the cover, but the comic includes a full cast of well developed and believable characters.
The books sometimes wanders into the absurd. A recent battle with villain, The Shocker, occurred in a Rube Goldberg designed liar. I usually prefer something a little more realistic out of an ongoing comic. However, this cast feels so real that I can’t say I mind the wacky very much at all.