By: Cynthia Ayala
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #18 (RELEASE DATE: OCT 22, 2014 | COVER PRICE: $2.99)
The Blood of Grayskull | Part 5
I have been waiting for this for the longest time! About darn time they bring out She-Ra! Since the events of the last issue, tricked by Teela, the new sorceress, Adora took the life of her own brother and only the sword of protection can save him. So Adora ventures alone on swiftwind to face the first betrayer of the house of Grayskull, the monster who stole the sword of protection in the first place.
This was a riveting issue because readers got to see how deep Adora’s love for her family goes, especially towards people she’s never met like her mother. But that makes everything even more precious to her, which is incredibly relatable as far as the story goes. Readers can connect to Adora and understand her. Of course, the writing and the artwork achieves that by giving her brilliant narrative and dialogue as well as the artwork bring her character to life.
Over all, I’m just so happy She-Ra is back!
WRITER: DAN ABNETT
ARTIST: POP MHAN
PUBLISHER: DC COMICS
Superman #35 (RELEASE DATE: OCT 22, 2014 | COVER PRICE: $3.99)
The Men of Tomorrow | Chapter Four: The Quick Fix
Well, that was certainly a turn of events. The new man of tomorrow Neil has come to Earth but now, after seeing that Earth is still so far from the piece that has befallen his fourth dimension, his second home from home, he has taken it upon himself to give the people an Earth a way out, a way into the fourth dimension to his home land. But not everything is going according to plan.
Neil is much like Superman; expect he is missing the key figures in his life, like Martha and John Kent to instill values in him. From the fourth dimension, everyone is as super-powered as he is, he doesn’t understand the fragility of those around him.
Geoff Johns paints another side of Superman, a side of the hero we all know and love and give readers the opportunity to see him without the tutelage that he would have gotten from his parents. There is so much power and so much danger if it is mishandled and Johns presents that side of the story amazingly.
WRITER: GEOFF JOHNS
ARTIST: KLAUS JANSON & JOHN ROMITA JR.
PUBLISHER: DC COMICS