This is CoveredGeekly’s first edition of CoveredComics where we’ll be taking a look at the top five comics of each week. This week was a good week for comics, even Batman #138 surprised me and was an okay issue with Nightwing being my favourite part of the issue.
That being said, a lot more came out and almost every issue here was a 5 out of 5 rating except for one. We’ve got a mix of Marvel, DC and Image Comics in this one and these are all comics I recommend you to check out.
Top 5/5 – Poison Ivy #15
G. Willow Wilson hasn’t made one bad issue with Poison Ivy yet and she proves again why within this issue. We get to see the battle play out between Ivy and Undine in his greensteel as she’s taking in all these toxins and the art during this was just magnificent. I’m still a big fan of the lettering that’s used by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.
Croc manages to find Ivy and help her escape and while it was nice to see Croc’s involvement, I feel like Croc rescuing Ivy just happened too quickly and would’ve loved to have seen a little struggle.
The issue leaves off with Croc giving Slaughter Swamp to Ivy but he warns some people might not be inviting of her so I’m curious to see who those people are.
Rating 4.5 out of 5
Top 4/5 – Shazam! #4
I just started reading Shazam! this week and it has been a whole bunch of fun, with this issue being the best so far. We continue with Billy’s little space adventure he’s having as he tries to help Ted. He’s still fighting against the Gods who are trying to control him and due to that, we get to see Billy in his kid form do a lot of hiding in this episode.
While getting to see him as Shazam can be entertaining, I find it more fun reading Billy have to sort out situations without being able to use his powers as he can’t trust them and I’m glad Mark Waid is going this route with the storyline. This was another fun issue that was a quick read with amazing art from one of my favourite artists, Dan Mora and the colours by Alejandro Sanchez that just complement his artwork so well.
Rating 5 out of 5
Top 3/5 – Birds of Prey #2
This issue was outstanding and the most creative use of storytelling and art combined happened this week. The Birds of Prey set off to prepare for Themyscira and during that we see Dinah go to Constantine for some help. Anytime Constantine gets involved, it’s some good fun for the artist involved. Thanks to this, we got to see artists phasing out of panels and some really good panelling to help with it.
I’m still skeptical of Harley’s role in all this but it’s not something that’s tuning the comic in anyway. Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero combine their skills alongside Jodie Bellaire’s colours that provide the vintage look, to create the most creative issue of the week.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Top 2/5 – G.O.D.S. #1
Jonathan Hickman never fails to impress when it comes towards the stories he tells. He’s created many iconic stories in the past and G.O.D.S might just be another one to add to the lineup. This was a 60+ page book but it was very easy to read and the story flowed so well. It felt like a TV pilot, setting up these new characters, introducing them to the mystic world of Marvel and doing a one-and-done story to catch all of our interest.
I’m excited to continue reading this and hope to find out a lot more about these characters, the villain and the two factions we’ve just found out about.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Top 1/5 – The Sacrificers #3
The Sacrificers is relatively new and quickly becoming one of my favourite indie comics. Remender builds on the world-building by introducing these new characters, allowing us to learn a little bit more about the world we’re reading.
He shows off a lot of positive vibes for the majority of the issue and he writes it in a way where you know something bad is going to take place but once you turn to those final pages, it’s a complete shock. Every comic on this list is worth reading but The Sacrificers should be everyone’s priority.
That’s CoveredGeekly’s CoveredComics for the week with our top 5 picks. There were some even more amazing comics this week such as the new Transformers #1 which is a part of the Energon Universe and though it wasn’t mentioned in the list, it’s an honourable mention that everyone should check out also. Let us know what your favourite comic of the week was and give us some recommendations of what we should read.