Sunday, April 14, 2019

Frontline Reviews For The Week Of April 10, 2019 - Together In Strength!

Join us on the Frontlines with our weekly review roundup. This is where we have assembled to give our thoughts on various issues that are released each week. This week we have Jay giving reviews for books from BOOM! StudiosDC Comics, and Marvel Comics! Check out the reviews below and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Twitter. Welcome to the FRONTLINE  REVIEWS, hope you enjoy the experience!

Written By:  Ryan Parrott
Art By: Eleonora Carlini
Ink Assistance By: Simona Di Gianfelice
Colors By: Raúl Angulo
Letters By: Ed Dukeshire
Main Cover By: Marcus To
Intermix Cover By: Miguel Mercado
Preorder Cover By: Audrey Mok
Homage Incentive By: Gleb Melnikov
Retail Price: $3.99

Rita Vs Fienna! Meanwhile, the Rangers have their own issues to deal with. I love how Parrott is revisiting and subtly reinventing the lore behind the Power Rangers here. This arc is so well done and so gripping that I want, no I need a mini or an OGN delving deeper into the Zordon & Fienna Era. Carlini is going to be missed on the book when she departs, but for right now she is leaving her mark in a big way with MORPHENOMINAL art and layouts, she does an amazing job with the action here. ~ Jay @ComicBookTheate

Verdict 5 Power Bolts

Written By: Greg Pak
Art By: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colors By: Irma Kniivila
Letters By: Simon Bowland
Cover By: Giannis Milonogiannis & Msassyk
Pre-Order Cover By: Ethan Young
Unlocked Retailer Variant Cover By: Kris Anka
Price: $3.99

The Island and the Shogun's troops take on the Byonn and it comes with a price. This is such a great book! Pak does an incredible job bringing this world to life and brings the reader along for the ride where when Elder Jin screams "Together In Strength" I want to charge into battle with the Islanders. Milonogiannis does an incredible job bringing this world to life and giving it this sense of classic folklore art while maintaining the traditional comic style. ~ Jay @ComicBookTheate
Verdict: 4 ½ Stars

Written By: Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils By: Brad Walker
Inks By: Andrew Hennessy
Colors By: Nathan Fairbairn
Letters By: Rob Leigh
Cover By: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, & Nathan Fairbairn
Variant Cover By: David Finch & Tomeu Morey
Price: $3.99

Bats are dying all over Gotham as an order of Knights take on Batman. I loved the Arkham Asylum Arkham Knight story and was a little worried about this arc because of the retreading of it, or diluting it which has happened with other transitional characters like Sin Tsu, but this issue put me at ease. I loved how I didn't know what was to come, this Arkham Knight feels like a different beast and I can not wait to see how the story unfolds. Walker gives this tale a gritty style that really brings home the surrealness of this issue. ~ Jay @ComicBookTheate
Verdict: 4 ¼ Stars

"The Unity Saga: The House Of El Part 4"
Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Ivan Reis & Branson Peterson 
Inks By: Oclair Albert (pp2-3, 18-21) & Joe Prado (pp22-23)
Colors By: Alex Sinclair
Letters By: Josh Reed
Cover By: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, & Alex Sinclair
Variant Covers By: Rob Liefeld
Price: $3.99

Jon tells his parents how he returned to them, then he and Superman leave to take on Jor-El. I am glad we are done with the flashbacks of what happened to Jon, and that it was wrapped up quickly this time. I think the story and arc shine the most when we get Lois and Clark's reaction to their son story and not the story itself. Reis and Peterson do a great job with the blending of their styles but we need more consistent art in this series with just one art team. ~ Jay @ComicBookTheate
Verdict: 4 ¼ Stars

"Wonder Twins In Monkey Business"
Written By: Mark Russell
Art By: Stephen Byrne
Letters By: Dave Sharpe
Cover By: Stephen Byrne
Variant Cover By: Dan Mora
Price: $3.99

The League of Annoyance is out for revenge for taking down Drunkula and it is up to Gleek to save them. The fun is back! The last issue lacked the fun of the first issue and I felt it was more about Russell's politics. Here we have nice fun moments and a good touching story of a boy and his monkey! The Wonder Twins continue to surprise me and Russell proves why this should be an ongoing series. Byrne does an amazing job with the art here making me feel like I am reading a Saturday morning cartoon again. ~ Jay @ComicBookTheate
Verdict: 4 ¼ Stars

Written By: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, & Jim Zub
Pencils By: Paco Medina
Colors By: Jesus Aburtov
Letters By: VC's Joe Sabino
Cover By: Yasmine Putri
Variant Covers By: Matteo Scalera & Moreno Dinisio
Price: $3.99

The team must take on Nyx as she tries to get her final crystal. No Road Home continues to bring the best Avengers team we had in years to us here. I love the inner monologue of Hercules, I am hoping and praying this isn't the last we see of Hercules for a while because I need more of Herc. Medina has really expanded his horizons here bringing this darker story to life where you feel this constant menacing threat throughout it. ~ Jay @ComicBookTheate
Verdict: 4 ½ Stars

"Not Running"
Written By: Tom Taylor
Art By: Yildiray Cinar
Colors By: Nolan Woodward
Letters By: VC’s Travis Latham
Cover By: Andrew C. Robinson
Price: $3.99

Peter finds out that Aunt May has Cancer and must come to terms with that while facing the responsibility of Spider-Man and a nephew. The best Spider-Man book for me hands down! Taylor reminds us that it is Peter Parker that makes Spider-Man the character we love. I will say I was pissed at Peter and Taylor when Pete says he had things to do but was glad to see him there for May in the end. Cinar is the right artist for this story his style really brings home the emotional beats needed here. I dealt with my Father's fight against Cancer and I have to say Taylor hits it home with the emotions here, thank you! ~ Jay @ComicBookTheate

Verdict: 5 Stars

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