The Flash gets unexpected visit by a familiar villain

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS...Here are reviews from Josh Holston from Heroes and Fantasies on this week's top comics.


DC Comics’ Flash #36

The Scarlet Speedster kicks it into high gear as he investigates the death of one of his rogues. Joshua Williamson's writing brings delivers solid storytelling that goes hand in hand with Howard Porter's bold and potent artwork. One of the best parts of the issue is close to end, as we see the return of a villain that made a huge splash at the beginning of the Flash rebirth series. This story arc will get you ready for the coming Flash War.

Marvel Comics’ Weapon X #12

Looks like the clandestine team of mutants that is Weapon X will have their hands full if part one of this story arc is any indicator. Old Man Logan, Sabertooth, Domino, Warpath, and Lady Deathstrike go all out against an army of soldiers that are strong, resilient, and have American flags painted on their faces. And it's all thanks to a classic Marvel Villian. Writer Greg Pak (World War Hulk) and artist Yildiray Cinar (Fury of Firestorm) deliver the goods on this issue. The action-packed illustrations make the battle scenes look like they came straight out of a Michael Bay movie. If you need a great action comic to pick up, this is the one.

Aftershock Comics’ Monstro Mechanica #1

Monstro Mechanica follows Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the greatest renaissance men in history. In this set up, a war is taking place in Florence, Italy between Pope Sixtus and Lorenzo Medici, and Da Vinci finds himself in the middle of it, tipping the scales by however he feels suits him best. I love this adaption of Da Vinci that writer Paul Allor (TMNT:Universe) is giving us. And the artwork by Chris Evenhuis (Wynonna Earp) is stellar to say the least. The most intriguing part of the issue is how Da Vinci's robot springs into action. If you’re looking for a new independent book to sink your teeth into, I highly recommend this book.