Pick of the Week:
Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil No. 1 is another entry into the world of Black Hammer with the focus on Lucy Weber and her quest to find her father. Lucy Weber reminded me of Lois Lane with her unshakable determination to uncover the truth. I found the list of leads equally interesting like Black Stallion, Cthu-Lou (who gives me a Hellboy working class evil vibe), Metal Minotaur, and Sultrix. In addition, transitions from super heroics to relatively mundane jobs such as warden and prison guard made perfect sense. I commend the creative team for making Mectoplasm so memorable (in both design and characterization) within a few panels. Sherlock Frankenstein came off as a zombified mixture of Lex Luthor and Dr. Sivana. I wasn’t sure how to feel about Grimjim but his design was intriguing. I am curious to see what role Sherlock Frankenstein ultimately played in the defeat of the Anti-God and the disappearance of the Black Hammer cast.
Wonder Woman/Conan No. 2 surprised me with how well Conan and Diana mesh well together.
The Wild Storm No. 8 continues to feel like an Ultimate Wildstorm and is another instance where I want to read Mr. Ellis’ research logs.
Descenders No. 25 gave Tim-21 a literal “Meet God” moment which provided him with an upgrade and paves the way for his showdown with his villainous double, Tim-22.
The Mighty Thor No. 700 felt like a continuation of Secret Wars with all those Thor variations running around and truly hope to see Thor with golden arm and Mjolnir.
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy No.12 revealed what Loki is after and his ultimate role in all the chaos the team has been dealing with.
The Meh Pile:
Many books were extra meh but nothing worth burning or mentioning.
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