Tuesday, March 27, 2018

This Week In Comics: 3/28

Tomorrow is Wednesday and that means it’s almost New Comic Book Day! This week we got a bunch of not so average superhero teams! And one about cows. Click the jump to check out some of the new comics hitting the shelves at your local comic book shop this week.

Disclaimer: I received advance copies of all comics featured this week courtesy of their individual publishers.
Opinions are my own.

Battlecats #2 (Mad Cave Studios)
The new series that oozes Thundercats and Dungeons & Dragons is back for a second issue. After getting their tails handed to them by Eltoreq, the Battlecats continue on their quest to La Marque to slay the legendary Dire Beast. After enduring a cave in, the Battlecats take on an army of yeti monsters. Action ensues and we see once again that writer Mark Londan and artist Andy King really know how to have fun with their characters. Each of the of the Battlecats represents a classic RPG character class, so we gets lots of cool panels with weapons and magic, explosives and beheadings. Check out Battlecats on Comixology.

Cyber Force #1 (Image Comics)
Marc Silvestri created Cyber Force, a superhero team of cybernetically enhanced mutants, for Image Comics in 1992. Silvestri returns this year of a new, reimagined series that follows the survivor of a terrorist attack being brought back as a human weapon. I’m really excited for this one. Image has always stood out in the comics industry with a variety of different genres, so it’s going to be interesting to see how they do a traditional superhero book. The first issue is really intense, I can’t wait for more!

The Beef #2 (Image Comics)
When last we saw Chuck Carter, he had turned into a giant beef hulk monster. This is a love story. After batting away a car containing the local bullies, Chuck gets a glimpse of himself and runs off to be all “What have I become?” like he’s Ben Grimm or something. This issue has a focus on Mary-Lynn, Chuck’s illegal immigrant love interest. The story of her trip across the border and their socio-economic situation has nothing to do with cow meat (which is otherwise the main topic of every single page) and the bold choice to leave the Spanish dialogue untranslated marks the moment where The Beef full changes from a weird story about a beefed up superhero into topical, political commentary. We also meet the bullies’ grandpa and holy crap is he everything wrong with old, white, blue-collar, Southern, conservative men. This is not the story I thought we were getting from issue #1 but I can’t wait for more!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (BOOM! Studios)
Shattered Grid is HERE! The 25th anniversary of the iconic franchise is in full force and nowhere is a quarter century of Power Rangers being celebrated better than in the amazing comics published by BOOM! Studios. Lots of people have already gotten an early look at this monumental issue and the positivity is astounding. I’ve embedded a live-action teaser trailer written and directed by MMPR comic writer Kyle Higgins and starring Jason David Frank as Lord Drakkon. This is going to be epic, guys.

What comics are you picking up this week? Let me know in the comments below!