Batman: Impostor Number 1 (Image: DC Comics)

Welcome to my roundup of comic book reviews for the week of October 13, 2021. I’ll be talking about Power rangers number 12, mamo number 4, Clear number 1, and more!

Let’s start by talking about Batman: The Impostor number 1 by writer Mattson Tomlin. As the name suggests, the story is literally about Batman having an impostor problem. The fake Caped Crusader has been around Gotham and doesn’t hesitate to kill people. I liked the way the narrative explained that while the GCPD had been indulgent with (the real) Batman in the past because it somehow made their job easier, they were going to draw a line when it came to the mysterious. vigilante killing people.

Batman: The Impostor number 1 was to ask questions that some readers might have. Using leslie thompkins as Bruce’s therapist made sense because she had known him as a child. The fact that an injured Batman came to his door would suggest he was looking for someone to talk to. I don’t think any Batman fan can deny that Bruce is crazy. No wonder he attracted some crazy bad guys. What sets him apart, however, in my opinion, is the way Bruce tries to deal with his emotional issues keeps him from hurting others.

With a young Bruce trying to reveal the identity of the impostor while sitting down for daily therapy sessions with Leslie, we also have a young detective working on the same case. It’s supposed to be a mini-series. So it will be interesting to see if the young detective is able not only to unmask the impostor, but also to uncover Bruce’s secret in the process. I enjoyed seeing the progress she made. I, too, would wonder who would benefit or lose the most due to the presence of Batman disrupting the criminal world of Gotham and the economy in general.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: To pick up!

Superman and the Authority number 4 review
Superman and The Authority Issue 4 (Image: DC Comics)

Superman and the Authority Number 4

Writer Grant Morrison Superman and the Authority came to a conclusion with the fourth problem. If you can even call it a conclusion, as the door has been opened for the team to do something big with Superman preparing to leave Earth for more battles. The last issue showed the team playing against Brainiac’s team and winning. I liked how confused Brainiac was when Clark stepped down from the board. As Clark said, it’s time for Brainiac to take on a new generation of superheroes while he deals with things off the planet.

Does he have queer representation? Yes.

Recommendation: To pick up.

Black Panther Legends issue 1 review
Black Panther Legends Number 1 (Image: Marvel Comics)

Legends of the Black Panther Number 1

This is a 4 issue miniseries offering a glimpse into T’Challa’s past and how he became the Black Panther. Written by Tochi Onyebuchi, I think you should consider picking up this book if only to learn more about T’Challa and Shuri’s childhood with their adopted brother (a white child) named Hunter. who grew up to be the white wolf. The first issue showed that T’Challa’s parents let other nations interact with Wakanda. It also allowed T’Challa to see how different the outside world was for him and Hunter due to their race. A young Storm will appear in the next issue. So, I’m excited about it.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: To pick up.

Power Rangers issue 12 review
Power Rangers number 12 (Image: BOOM! Studios)

Power rangers Number 12

Writer Ryan Parrott told us a more emotion-centric story in Power rangers number 12. Drakkon having betrayed the Omega Rangers (who… duh!), The Rangers are left to fend for themselves on a planet that is dying because of the Empyreals. With no food, very little water, and the air getting stale with every second, Jason, Zack and Trini did their best to keep their hopes up. I took pleasure in seeing them gradually realize that this could be everything for them. I think Parrott handled such a dire situation pretty well, especially having Trini explain that sometimes all a hero can do is try even if he doesn’t succeed in the end. Trying is what really matters, depending on what type of fight you find yourself in.

Even though I knew the Omega Rangers weren’t going to die, seeing them face death didn’t seem like a gimmick. The conversations the three had with each other felt organic. We even got Zack to say that he hadn’t helped the Hartunian sovereign to come back to some problems. I think it was important for him to get this secret out of his chest.

With the Rangers saved by a new recruit just in time, I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

Mamo issue 4 review
Mamo Number 4 (Image: BOite BOUM!)

mamo Number 4

From writer Sas Milledge, we got more information about the magical system in mamo problem 4. It’s about making connections. You have to give up something to get something back. From what I could understand, such a link can be beneficial for both parties, if used properly, or it could end up becoming parasitic. Orla and Jo having no choice but to fight Mamo, I can’t wait to see how they will secure their victory. It’s definitely one of the best comic book stories available today.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

Clear problem 1 review
Clear number 1 (Image: comiXology Originals)

Clear Number 1

I was provided with a free digital copy of Clear number 1 for review. The opinions I have shared are my own.

From co-creators Scott Snyder and Francis Manapul, Clear Number 1 introduced a new kind of world where people used a virtual technology called the Veil. Basically, people could connect directly to the Internet through their neurological pathways. Such a level of connectivity allowed people to see their surroundings the way they wanted. For example, you could walk around a fantasy world or maybe an old western. Also, no one else could see what you were seeing. You might even make other people look different.

Of course, having the ability to cover things up meant that someone could tap into your neurological pathway and make you see what they wanted. Maybe someone could push you to jump off a waterfall (actually a very tall building) until you die?

Our manager is a private investigator named Sam Dunes who has spent his time dealing with cases involving women worried about whether their husbands veiled them to appear different. However, things quickly changed for Sam once he learned of his ex-wife’s mysterious death. Sam is also someone who has remained “clear”, which means there is no type of veil for him. He wants to see the real world.

I think the first issue did well in taking us into such a sci-fi world and showcasing the neo-noir style that the narrative will present. With Sam’s ex-wife leaving a message, I’m ready to follow him on his journey to uncover the truth behind his death and how it might connect with some powerful and dangerous players.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: To pick up.

King Grimlock Issue 3 Review
Transformers: King Grimlock Issue 3 (Image: IDW)

Transformers: King Grimlock number 3

I was provided with a free digital copy of Transformers: King Grimlock number 3 for consideration. The opinions I have shared are my own.

Kudos to writer Steve Orlando for making me read and really enjoy a Transformers comic. The D&D vibe really does it for me. Transformers: King Grimlock Number 3 showed the titular Dinobot teaming up with the Angalorians to take on the Red Magician. As for the identity of the Red Wizard, I wouldn’t be surprised if some fans figured it out sooner.

Even though Grimlock was alongside the Angalorians and went through a bit of character development, the primary relationship in this tale is that between Grimlock and the young warrior Arko. She definitely learned something from Grimlock even though it wasn’t the best thing to learn. Both stop heads are inevitable. I hope they both learn something important once their confrontation is over.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: To pick up!

What comics have you read this week?

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a double master’s degree in psychology and biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in molecular genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville and The Game Master of Somerville. It gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime / manga, video games, and movies.

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