Sometimes, I just don’t have time to do a full review of recent comics on the site. But with so many great new comics coming out every week I wanted to at least give out some kind of recommendation. Thus, the mini review was born. Usually appearing first on Facebook and Twitter, here’s a compilation of comics from the month of June which are new reader-friendly and worth reading. As an added bonus, I’ve included what I’ve tentatively labelled “Odd-ball Review”. What’s the Odd-ball Review? You’ll have to read on to find out.
Let’s get onto the reviews!
Written by Heath Corson. Art by Gustavo Duarte and Bill Sienkiewicz. Published by DC Comics.
I highly recommend Bizarro #1 to anyone who wants to go on a fun, and backwards, road trip into comics!
Written by Steve Orlando. Art by ACO. Published by DC Comics.
Midnigther #1 – Strong action, interesting panel layouts and a fresh interpretation on a gay character in mainstream comics. Highly recommend.
Written by Dan Jurgens. Art by Corin Howell. Published by DC Comics.
Bat-Mite #1 – A fun little romp through the DC Universe with a few chuckles along the way. Recommended for anyone who is looking for some fun it their comics.
Written by Jason Aaron. Art by Mike del Mundo. Published by Marvel Comics.
Weirdworld #1 is full of imaginative ideas beyond the regular sword and sorcery which have been fully realised through Mike del Mundo’s beautiful art. It’s definitely the best looking Secret Wars series so far!
Ghost Racers #1
Written by Felipe Smith. Art by Juan Gedeon. Published by Marvel Comics.
Ghost Racers #1 is like a mix between Mad Max: Fury Road and Speed Racer. Big on the racing action with an ending that has you wanting more. Don’t worry if you’ve never read Ghost Rider before you’ll be able to jump on easily.
Justice League of America #1
Written and Art by Bryan Hitch. Published by DC Comics.
Justice League of America #1 is full of big cinematic action, mystery and is accessible to anyone who is new to Justice League or even comics in general.
Black Canary #1
Written by Brendan Fletcher. Art by Annie Wu. Published by DC Comics.
Black Canary #1 is rocking fun and full of life. Annie Wu’s art is dynamic and fits the rock aesthetic perfectly!
Each month I go digging for a comic, young or old, that’s a little strange – maybe a little cheesey even – and give a mini-review. This at the moment is called Oddball Review, but I’m open to suggestions if you can come up with a better name for it. This months oddball is…
Written and Art by Neal Adams. Published by Pacific Comics.
That’s right, he’s a vigilante on rollerskates. In this cheesey, and sometimes confusing, comic ex-vietnam veteran, Skateman, takes revenge against a gang of bikers who have killed his girlfriend and best friend with the aid of a little boy. It’s not very good and Adam’s art is let down by some very average colouring but reads well in terms of being simply a guilty pleasure. You’ll be able to find it on eBay easily for under $2.