THIS WEEK IN COMICS...Here are reviews from Josh Holston from Heroes and Fantasies on this week's top comics.
DC Comics’ Dark Nights Batman Lost #1
After the events that took place in Dark Nights: Metal issues 2 & 3, we finally get a look at what Batman is going through while he is lost in the dark multiverse. Thanks to the combined writing effort of Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson, we get to witness Bruce Wayne tormented by multiple versions of different worlds based off of his fears and shortcomings. The all star cast of artists do a great job illustrating the "Quantum Leap" experience the caped crusader is being forced to endure. And at the very end of this issue, Batman does something he's not known for doing. Pick this up to find out what it is. No spoilers.
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Marvel Comics’ Daredevil #595
Daredevil's worst fears play out as Wilson Fisk, also known as the Kingpin of Crime, becomes mayor of New York. Fisk wastes no time launching his game plan within the first few pages of the book, that will affect everyone in the superhero community. Charles Soule's writing delivers the gravitas this type of story needs. And with it being coupled with Stefano Landini's artwork, it delivers the realistic down-to-earth tone it deserves. This story arc would make for a great season on the Daredevil TV show on Netflix.
Image Comics’ Port of Earth #1
Port of Earth reads like it could take place in the same universe that the District 9 movie is set in. In this issue, Earth is a rest stop in the galaxy for alien's to refuel their ships. They use the planet's water as fuel, and in exchange, they taught and helped humans turn the earth's water into energy. Unfortunately, with all business deals, there are always bumps along the way. The kind of "bumps" that involve the deaths of humans and aliens alike. Writer Zack Kaplan and artist Andrea Mutti make a great pair bringing us this fresh new concept on cohabitation with alien life. Definitely pick this up.