Fanboyninja Weekly Comics Review (Sept. 30): Action Comics, First Wave #4

Action Comics #893

What would happen if two megalomaniac intellectuals come face to face? In this issue, Grodd the super ape plans to eat Lex Luthor’s brain. But really, who will outsmart who? Here, we are shown how brilliant and clever Lex truly is. I can’t help but wonder if the almost comical Lex played by Gene Hackman in the 80’s can ever match the Lex presented in this Action Comics series. Rating: 9 out of 10.

Action Comics #893

Jimmy Olsen will also be in the co-feature. Although, I have to admit that I found Jimmy’s story to be a bit dragging. The part about Jimmy’s botched relationship with his girlfriend and love for the Superman video game can be wearisome. Still, I hope that the impending alien invasion will make things better next issue. Rating: 5 out of 10.

First Wave #4

First Wave #4So far, the only thing that keeps me hanging on to this story arc is the art by Rags Morales. Brian Azzarello is a great writer and he has done some awesome stories on Batman. This time, though, I’m afraid that First Wave is a bit too crammed with characters, what with Batman, the Spirit, Doc Savage, and the Blackhawks fighting for panels. However, in this issue, the story now goes to Hidalgo and the real adventure is set. I believe that Issue #4 is that part where all the main characters start to come together like chess pieces on the board. Here’s hoping for a great ending.

Machete #0

Robert Rodriguez' Machete #0It’s no secret that Machete gets his own film to be released later this year, thanks to film producer and director Robert Rodriguez. But before you go to the movies, you owe it to yourself to first get acquainted with former Mexican Federale officer Daniel Lopez who’s now out for vengeance against the people who betrayed him. This series reveals the events that led this big deadly Mexican to bring out the blades. The art may not be that awesome, but the storyline itself is an offer you can’t refuse.

Star Wars: Blood Ties – A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett #2

Star Wars: Blood Ties #2“Can you shoot yourself?” That’s Jango asking another Jango. This issue shows us how ruthless Boba’s old man was. We will also witness how Jedi Mace Windu played an important part in shaping the distinctive nature of Boba Fett, the greatest bounty hunter in the entire galaxy. More than that, the story takes us deeper into the Fett clan. Is Boba really Jango’s only son? Who is Boba’s new prey and why is our bounty hunter willing to help this guy?