A decent storm without a whole lot of rain.
Alright guys, we have to be honest - we sat down the record an episode today, and while there was some decent stuff that came out this week, we didn't really have a ton to say about it! So we decided we'll highlight them in an Honorable Mentions, AND we'll talk about a couple books we missed while we were on moving hiatus! Hope you guys enjoy, and stay tuned this week as we'll be back with a Powered Gaming episode on the recent Marvels: Avengers video game!
Honorable Mention Highlights: September 16, 2020
Honorable Mention Highlights: September 30, 2020
Iron Man #1
In a world where it's predicted that 70% of the world's wealth will be owned by 1% of the population by 2021, it's interesting to see a comic approach the "rich playboy superhero" trope from the other side. Sure, Tony Stark is Iron Man, but he's also a billionaire, and in this book, he's coming to terms with the ramifications of being a capitalist elite while being drug into the trenches by internet trolls. Honestly, I wish more folks would follow in Tony's footsteps and delete their Twitter.
Oh Chip, you're never afraid to break tropes with subtle nods to the fourth wall. While there's no blatant breaks in the gutter here, the book does an excellent job staring tropes in the face and daring you to expect what's coming next. A horror book that's got more in store than what it's showing, we're both very excited to see what's next.
The Department of Truth #1
There was a recent horror flick on Hulu called 'Pooka Lives!' that played into a really cool concept of if you believe something is real hard enough, it just might come true. In this book, Tynion is giving us the same vibe. This book feels like Men in Black meets time travel meets the Never Ending Story, and honestly, we're here for it.
Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1
Jeff Lemire really knows how to pretty up the place. While Mike del Mundo does it literally (this book is straight gorgeous), Jeff brings a beautiful tone and somber elegance to a usually grimy and chaotic character. While not a whole lot happens to change the universe overall, it brings some excellent depth for Hulk fans.
It always feels like a win when authenticity is taken into consideration. American-born Chinese writer Gene Yang is taking on this classic character, and it seems there are big plans in store. It's definitely the right time to get people acclimated with Shang-Chi, since the upcoming film is expected to be a big part of the next MCU phase.
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