It’s 2013 and the first new comics of the year are in. This week’s books are a varied group with books from Image, DC and IDW.Below is are some short reviews of the books I picked up this week.
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #2: Writer Katie Cook Artist Andy Price
The Mane Six are after The Cutie Mark Crusaders who have been kidnapped by Queen Chrysalis and her Changelings. If any of that made sense then it’s time to get to your local comic shop and get in on the further adventures of Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Fluttershy. Just two issues into the story so now would be a great time to jump on especially if you are a fan of the show.
Batman Incorporated #6: Writer Grant Morrison Artist Chris Burnham
Things are looking bad for Batman. His allies are in shambles after a bomb blast and Talia is forcing The Dark Knight to choose whether to save his city or his son. The great thing about Batman Incorporated is that it is it’s own story line so you won’t have to keep up with other Batbooks if you don’t want to but you should because Batman is awesome!
Invincible #99: Writer Robert Kirkman Artist Ryan Ottley
This is the last issue before the big #100 and things could not be worse for our hero Mark Grayson. Even though his powers have been restored by his girlfriend, his trusted ally Dinosaurus has revealed his plan to “save” the planet and mankind. I would start from the beginning of the series if you could, most comic shops should have the trade paperbacks and hardcovers, or at issue #98 as it begins the build up to #100
Mara #1: Writer Brian Wood Artist Ming Doyle
In the future the world is even more obsessed with war and sports. Mara Prince is the most recognized volley ball player in the world and has it all, the looks, the money and the admiration of all at the age of 17. Then in one exhibition charity game she finds out she has super powers. I was drawn to this book by the art and it is an Image #1. Image comics always has something interesting to read especially outside of your regular superhero fare. I’m really interested in seeing how this story develops and I really love the concept of a future that has gone hyper consumerism.