GeekMom: Comic Book Corner — May 1st, 2013

Rainbow Dash Micro Series  Image: IDW Publishing
Rainbow Dash Micro Series Image: IDW Publishing

Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week.

Kelly Knox – My Little Pony Micro-Series #2 (IDW)
This week while I hunted in vain for the variant cover of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1, my daughter grabbed a comic from the kids’ rack: the Rainbow Dash one-shot from IDW. It turned out to be a great pick and one we both enjoyed.

My Little Pony Micro-Series #2 follows the headstrong Rainbow Dash in her own adventure that plays out just like an episode of the show. Rainbow Dash encounters gremlins in the clouds, and it’s up to her to face her fears and chase away the darkness that hangs over Ponyville. The pages are packed with high-flying action through the clouds, bad guys that mean business, and Sonic Rainbooms.

Although it’s a little strange to see Rainbow Dash on her own (without the help of her friends) for most of the story, it is great to see each pony featured in their own issue. Rainbow Dash’s solo outing is a fun read for anyone who calls her their favorite pony.

Dakster Sullivan — Secret Six: Unhinged
Secret Six: Unhinged is written by Gail Simone and drawn by Nicola Scott. I wasn’t to sure about this one, because it seems little off from what normally read. After flipping through the pages, I noticed Batman in one of the panels and decided to give it a shot. This isn’t the first time a title has grabbed my attention because of the Batman either. The last time was with Justice League International and I wasn’t disappointed in that one either.

Secret Six: Unhinged
Secret Six: Unhinged

The team was interesting and included Cat Man, Deadshot, Scandal (Vandel Savage’s daughter), Bane, and someone by the name of Rag Doll. While Cat Man’s name sounds ridiculous, his character was hardcore and kept me wanting more of him. I know Deadshot from one episode of Justice League: Unlimited and he didn’t change much from the show to the comic books. He was probably one of my favorite members of the team. The book opens with Deadshot and Cat Man having a heart to heart on their way to get ice cream for their boss, Scandal. With the series of events in the convenience store, I realized these guys were not the Superman / Batman hero type.

The first volume follows the team on a mission to get a girl who is in possession of a “get out of hell free” card. Even though most of the team plays off that the card can’t possibly be real, it doesn’t keep some of them from going at each other’s throats to get it.

There are two villains in this book. The first villain is pretty scary and gets scarier at their big reveal. The second is more of a nuisance and I’m not sure why they are really there.

Gail did an awesome job on the writing as usual and Nicola did a phenomenal job making me have nightmares over one of the villains. Her art was a pleasure to see…until it started scaring me.

You can pick up the entire series on Comixology or the graphic novel on Amazon. I plan on picking up the rest of the volumes this week!

Curious to know what I’m pulling this week? Check out my pull list on Comixology.

Superman: Last Son of Krytpon  Image: DC Comics
Superman: Last Son of Krypton Image: DC Comics

Free Comic Book Day is May 4th!

Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday. This year there are more than 37 titles being released for the event with a nice mix of adult and kid friendly content. In addition to their regular releases, DC Comics is releasing an exclusive comic that includes the first chapter of Geoff Johns and Richard Donner’s (director of Superman: The Movie) Superman Unchained. Illustrated by Adam Kubert, this graphic novel will feature Superman’s epic battle between General Zod and the Phantom Zone villains.

Included in the kids DC Nation Super Sampler will be a sneak peak at the upcoming series Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go!.

To locate a comic book store participating near you, check out Free Comic Book day’s website.

Looking for something else, readers? Check out this week’s listed books:

 

Action Comics #20 CP
Ame Comi Girls #3
Animal Man #20
Aquaman #19
Batman Batman Begins Trexi
Batwing #20
Detective Comics #20 CP
Dial H #12
Earth 2 #12
Fairest #15
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Hc Vol. 2
Green Arrow #20
Jack Kirby Omnibus Hc Vol. 2
Legends Of The Dark Knight #8
Mad Magazine #521
Movement #1
Phantom Stranger #8
Scooby Doo Where Are You #33
Stormwatch #20
Superman Action Comics Hc Vol. 2
Superman Action Tp Vol 01 Men Of Steel
Superman Earth One Tp Vol. 1
Superman Ultimate Guide To Man Of Steel Hc
Swamp Thing #20
World Of Warcraft Dark Riders Hc
Worlds Finest #12
Age Of Ultron #7 (10)
All New X-Men #11
Cable And X-Force Tp Vol. 1 Wanted
Hawkeye #10
Indestructible Hulk #7
Iron Man #258.1
Iron Man #9
Iron Man Coming Of Melter #1
Iron Man War Machine Tp Hands Of Mandarin
Kick-Ass Hc Vol. 1
Mu Avengers Earths Heroes Digest Tp Vol. 3
Nova #2 2nd Ptg Mcguinness Vc
Red She-Hulk #65 Now2
Superior Spider-Man #9
Thanos Rising #2 (5)
Ultimate Comics X-Men #26
Winter Soldier #18
Wolverine #2 Deodato Vc
X-Factor #255
X-Men Legacy #10


Colonized #2 (Of 4)
Dungeons And Dragons Forgotten Realms Cutter #2 (Of 5)
Dungeons And Dragons The Legend Of Drizzt Vol. 1 Neverwinter Tales Tp
Jack Davis’ Ec Stories Artist’s Edition Hc
Joe Palooka #6 (Of 6)
Magic The Gathering Vol. 3 Path Of Vengeance Tp
Mars Attacks #10
Mars Attacks #10
Michael William Kaluta Sketchbook Series Vol. 4 Tp
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 5 Krang War Tp
Transformers Regeneration One Vol. 2 Tp
Transformers Spotlight Hoist #1 (OS)
47 Ronin #4 (Of 5)
Abe Sapien #2 (Dark And Terrible #2 Of 3)
Gary Baseman Playing Cards
Korak Son Of Tarzan Archives Vol. 1 Hc
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #1 (Of 5)(Transhuman Part 1)
Mister X Eviction #1 (Of 3)
Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier #4 (Of 5)

Acronym Key:  VC = Variant Cover  / HC = Hard Cover / TP = Trade Paperback  / CP = Combo Pack  / PE = Premier Edition

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Dakster Sullivan is a network administrator by day and a cosplayer by night. She loves discovering new books to read, tech to play with, and ways to express her herself. She has anxiety and depression and strives to educate others about these invisible illnesses.