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The TALKING COMICS Review Round-Up – May 14th, 2016


Every week, the Talking Comics collective posts a mega-list of the comics they’re most excited to pull off the shelves that week. Check back here to see if the comics on the Pull List met the team’s expectations with reviews and quippy quotables!!! Click the links to go to full reviews and reflections!!!


Also, check out our weekly Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week column for more coverage of last week’s new books!

Reviews for New Comics – May 11th, 2016



Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #3 – By Kyle Higgins & Hendry Prasetya 

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #3
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #3
  • Verdict – Buy it now, and get caught up in back issues if you can. If you can’t tell, I have a lot of feelings tied up in Power Rangers, and it’s obvious the creators are like me. They’re taking the action, emotion, and high drama of the original series and making it modern and accessible. – Angela

[Editor’s Note: Check out Angela’s full review here!!!]


Batman #52 – By James Tynion IV & Riley Rossmo

  • Verdict: Buy, but not for the reasons you would expect. Sure, this is an easy recommendation to make to anyone that has been with Batman since the New 52 relaunch and wants to finish out their collection, but actually Tynion’s close out to the title works for any reader of a multitude of levels. Although it seems like Batman #52 carries of the weight of all 51 issues before it, this could very well be an issue during any run of Batman’s rich history. Absolutely buy this if you just want a good Batman story. Period. -John D.

[Editor’s Note: Check out John’s full review by clicking here!!!]


Rocketeer at War #3 – By Marc Guggenheim & Dave Bullock

  • Verdict – BUY-The Rocketeer is in a spot of bother, as a marriage of German and Japanese science and engineering has created an intercontinental bomber, and it’s equipped with a death ray, no less! Slam-bang action as Cliff, Betty, and British Secret Intelligence Service Agent Roxy O’Hara try to overcome a castle-full of trouble that includes Captain Blitzkrieg, the Nazi Rocketeer!–Bob
Satellite Falling #1
Satellite Falling #1

Satellite Falling #1 – By Steve Horton & Stephen Thompson

  • Verdict – BUY! Horton & Thompson do a ton of excellent world-building in Satellite Falling #1, giving us a clearly defined, expansive sci-fi realm set just beyond our atmosphere. While the visual elements are certainly exquisite, it’s the distinct character and voice of protagonist Lilly that draws us in. Satellite Falling is a promising new series from IDW–Check it! – Joey

[Editor’s Note: Check out Joey’s full review here!!!]


Grizzly Shark #2
Grizzly Shark #2

GRIZZLY SHARK #2 – By Ryan Ottley

  • Verdict – BUY!!!!!!!!!!!! This book is wild–WILD LIKE A RAMPAGING GRIZZLY SHARK!!! Ottley is clearly having fun telling one of the most absurd and gory stories this side of comicdom, and that fun translates to a hilarious reading experience. One more issue, folks: Grizzly Shark vs…. Sea Bear!!! Check it! – Joey


Black Panther #2 – By Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze 

Black Panther #2
Black Panther #2
  • Verdict – Buy. There’s still a lot happening within the pages of Black Panther, and while Ta-Nehisi Coates manages a bit more clarity in this second issue with regards to the bigger picture he is painting, the continued lack of focus on Black Panther himself is slightly disheartening. Ayo and Aneka’s private crusade to rescue suffering Wakandaians remains an intriguing subplot, though it almost feels on the verge of overshadowing T’Challa’s own mission. Brian Stelfreeze’s art continues to impress, particularly when it comes to the closing pages of a fight inside of Black Panther’s mind. Trippy stuff. -John D.


And that’s our Pull List for this week!!! If you happen to pick up any of these books, please join the conversation here or on twitter and let us know what you think! As we update the site with reviews and verdicts on these comics, we’d love to include your input!


Joey Braccino took his BA in English and turned it into an Ed.M. in English Education. Currently, he brings comics back in a big way all day every day to the classroom. In addition to proselytizing the good word of comics to this nation’s under-aged…

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