Welcome back to another edition of CoveredGeekly’s CoveredComics, where we look at our top five favourite comics of the week. This week we have an even amount of DC and Marvel comics, with one being Image Comic.
See below for our top five comic book picks for this week.
#5. The Invincible Iron Man # 5
- Writer: Gerry Duggan
- Artist: Andrea Di Vito
- Colourist: Bryan Valenza
- Letterer: Joe Caramagna
- Editor: Darren Shan
A relationship that was unexpected and one that I never thought would work but this story proves more and more that Emma and Tony have good chemistry. Seeing the banter bounce off between the two of them as Tony is fighting is just perfect and some of the best writing Duggan has provided in these recent issues.
We see a few Marvel heroes appear in this issue as cameos and seeing all their interactions with Tony, especially Spider-Man, was quite funny to read. Di Vito’s art once again is a delight to look at during this run and I’m glad it has been able to stay this consistent alongside Valenza’s colours.
#4. Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #20
- Writer: Mark Waid
- Artist: Dan Mora
- Colourist: Tamra Bonvillain
- Letterer: Steve Wands
- Editor: Paul Kaminski
Mark Waid has finally brought us back to the Kingdom Come world and it’s interesting to see how Batman and Superman will take in all the effects of what this world has been through. At the moment it is quite unclear where in the Kingdom Come timeline we’ve landed in, could be before, could be after. Personally, it’s hard to tell but this is something that’s sure to be cleared up soon.
Dan Mora once again impresses with his art, especially in the opening pages with The Flash as we’re seeing all these different earths. It was a joy seeing him draw some of these iterations of the characters. It’s even more impressive of Waid who continuously keeps including the heroes of the time era to tell the story so it’s never just a batman//superman story, the DC world itself feels alive. This is so far my favourite duo in DC right now and I can only hope for more World’s Finest stories.
#3. Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #1
- Writer: Saladin Ahmed
- Artist: Juan Ferreyra
- Letterer: Joe Caramagna
- Editor: Nick Lowe
Sadly after reading this, I’ve come to realise that I’ve missed a #0 but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this wild horrific tale that Peter Parker has been put in. Saladin Ahmed had proved himself by writing Miles and he does so again now writing Peter but under very different circumstances than usual. This is made for both the horror fans and the Spider-Man fans. We start the issue like any other Spider-Man comic but it quickly switches as we start seeing these horrors. With Peter not having any of his powers, we’re going to get to explore his vulnerabilities.
Juan Ferreyra also brings horror to this comic with his art and the expressive faces that we get on Peter as he’s being chased. We even get some jump scares on a few page turns and Ferreyra really shows how horrific this series is going to get.
#2. Superman #7
- Writer: Joshua Williamson
- Artist: Gleb Melnikov
- Letterer: Ariana Maher
- Colourist: Alejandro Sánchez
- Editor: Paul Kaminski
This issue tackles multiple things with numerous characters. We’re still dealing with the situation that involves The Chained, we got Luthor waking up and dealing with his mother and daughter returning who hasn’t been seen in the comics for years. While all this is going on, we have Brainiac being teased alongside Lobo. Williamson is managing to tackle all these situations and each and every single one of them is interesting. I’m excited to see where the Lex family drama goes, I want to see more of Brainiac’s plans and see more of The Chained who seems to be more of a threat than they’ve shown.
The art changed for this issue and originally, I thought this was going to affect me but I really loved the work that Gleb Melnikov provided alongside Alejandro Sánchez’s colours, it provides a lot of style to the book. To further talk on the story, the inclusion of some of the Superfamily helping out here has personally been better than their appearances in Action Comics which is still an outstanding comic in itself.
#1. Kill Your Darlings #2
- Writer: Ethan S. Parker & Griffin Sheridan
- Artist: Bob Quinn
- Letterer: John J. Hill
- Colourist: Bob Quinn
This is easily going to be one of my new favourite indies. We get to see a continuation of the witch hunts and how it may possibly be connected to what’s taking place in Rose’s story. Reading her situation has so much heart written into it and seeing the convo play out between Elliott and Rose was so well done and is truly written like two humans are talking it out.
We finally get to see what seemed like Rose’s imagination now come to life with her Elephant-Pig hybrid toy Wallace who is now in the real world and can be seen by everyone. Understanding what’s taking place is still a bit confusing but it’s clear that these are story elements that will be talked about during later issues.
Once again these are all comics that I highly recommend, I do wish that I could include more in the list as this was a decent week for comics. For the honourable mention of this week, we have Hack/Slash: Back To School and thankfully, though I’ve only read the first Hack/Slash, this new comic kind of takes place after that story as this is very early in her slasher hunting lifestyle. It’ll be exciting to see how Cassie develops around these other girls who are just like her.
Looking forward to next week’s comics with new issues of Action Comics, I Hate Fairyland and much more. Check in to see what the top five will be next week.