Comic Book Reviews 4-24-24

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 4/24/24

Welcome back to another edition of our comic book reviews! This was an extra packed week of comic book releases. This week’s comic book revies include Daredevil #9, The Infernals #3, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #119, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver #3, and X-Men: Forever #2. Find out how these releases turned out with our comic book reviews round-up.

Comic Book Reviews: Daredevil #8 Stephen Segovia CoverDAREDEVIL #8


Writers: Saladin Ahmed, Ann Nocenti, D.G. Chichester, Elsa Sjunneson, and Erica Schultz

Artists: Tommaso Bianchi, Stefano Raffaele, Ken Lashley, Eric Koda, and Jan Bazaldua

Colorists: Jesus Aburtov, Dee Cunniffe, Juan Fernandez, and Ceci De La Cruz

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

The 2024 Daredevil #8 also acts as the 60th anniversary celebration for this issue. The oversize nature of this comic book certainly leans into that. Each of the back-up stories honor he different types of storytelling that has made Daredevil’s one of the best Marvel comic books for its 60 years existence. The main story with Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios facing off against Bullseye and The Heat progressed the current direction of the series. Ahmed captures how different the dynamic between Matt and Elektra is now after the former’s rebirth. It creates even more questions how they’ll handle the big, dramatic ending we get at the end of main story. Daredevil #8’s ending is so big that it can have consequences that go beyond this series. That alone makes this a must read for Marvel fans.

Overall Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10

Duke #5 Dustin Nguyen Cover EDUKE #5


Writer: Joshua Williamson

Artist: Tom Reilly

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

Letterer: Rus Wooton

Duke #4 is an intense ride from beginning to end. Joshua Williamson, Tom Reilly, and Jordie Bellaire maximize every panel and page they spotlight what makes each character special. It all further elevates how Duke and Baroness are positioned as the leads of this chapter in the story. The way things end get you even more invested in wanting to find out how this story for Duke will end. Click here to read full review.

Overall Rating: 9 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: Green Arrow #11 Travis Mercer CoverGREEN ARROW #11


Writer: Joshua Williamson

Artists: Sean Izaakse, Phil Hester, and Eric Gapstur

Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Letterer: Troy Peteri

Green Arrow #11 does a lot to get over Oliver Queen and Merlyn’s historic rivalry. In the process, Merlyn gets a fresh start as a villain that establishes why he should be Green Arrow’s #1 nemesis. The way Sean Izaakse, Phil Hester, and Eric Gapstur different art styles are utilized strengthens the narrative direction Joshua Williamson took for this issue. It all leads to a strong ending that leaves us wondering how Green Arrow will factor into Absolute Power. Click here to read full review.

Overall Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: The Infernals #3 Sam Wolfe Connelly CoverTHE INFERNALS #3


Writers: Noah Gardner and Ryan Parrott

Artists: John J. Pearson with Lola Bonato

Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaon

The Infernals #3 does its job of progressing the story that escalates with each chapter. The way Abraham Morgenstern legacy is being explored through his difficult choice of choosing successor continues to be the driving force of this story. Each decision Abe makes in his final days has a drastic impact on how the world is responding to his current status. That said, this issue does show signs of the problems of having such a large cast. There isn’t on character that is completely grabbing you as the reader. By the end of The Infernals #3 you are left hoping that the final page is the twist this series needs to get to the next level.

Overall Rating: 6 Night Girls out of 10

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #119 Cover FMIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #119


Writer: Melissa Flores

Artists: Simona Di Gianfelice with Marco Renna

Colorists: Raul Angulo with Jose Enrique Fernandez

Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #119 is the calm before the storm issue. It is certainly needed after what has gone down in the first eight chapters. Melissa Flores does a lot of quality character work, in particular with the different main pairings she has been developing during her run. All of the character building leads well into the tough decision that has to be made when the Power Rangers have to figure out how to best utilize the power of the White Tiger Power Coins. The final decision Tommy Oliver makes shows the leader he has grown to become while giving the rest of the Power Rangers the chance they need to fight back against Dark Specter. All of the quality character work in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #119 sets up the final few chapters of Darkest Hour to be as epic as possible.

Overall Rating: 8.5 Night Girls out of 10

Rise of the Powers of X #4 Derrick Chew CoverRISE OF THE POWERS OF X #4


Writer: Kieron Gillen

Artist: R. B. Silva

Colorist: David Curiel

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Rise of the Powers of X #4 is easily the best issue of this half of the latest X-Men crossover event. Though there are still certain plot beats that do not as intended the major moments accomplish what they need to. The decisions Charles Xavier makes drives home the endgame state not just the X-Men are in but the entire Marvel Universe. Click here to read full review.

Overall Rating: 7.5 Night Girls out of 10

Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver #3 Juann Cabal CoverSCARLET WITCH & QUICKSILVER #3


Writer: Steve Orlando

Artist: Lorenzo Tammetta

Colorist: Frank William

Letterer: Ariana Maher

While not lacking action Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver #3 is more of a exposition-reliant penultimate chapter of this series. This certainly does its job in setting the stage for the finale. Luckily, Steve Orlando and Lorenzo Tammetta are able to tap into the chemistry of the Scarlet Witch and Vision and Quicksilver and Speed pairings to handle this exposition. The Wizard side of things is not as successful due to the rush to build up the bigger things going on with his character. The rush in development for the antagonist drags Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver #3 down a bit. Though this is a reflection of the quality expected from this series as while this issue is still solid overall it does not reach the heights of the first two issues.

Overall Rating: 7.5 Night Girls out of 10

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #150 Jesse Lonergan CoverTEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #150


Story Consulting: Kevin Eastman

Writer: Sophie Campbell

Artists: Vicenzo Federici, Fero Pe, Dan Duncan, and Sophie Campbell

Colorists: Ronda Pattison and Luis Antonio Delgado

Letterer: Shawn Lee

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #150 is a strong end to Sophie Campbell incredible run on this series. Donatello and Venus journey honored everything that came before it to make this final issue feel like things came full circle. As a fan there is no way to not have felt incredibly happy to have been along for this ride Campbell, Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and all the creators who worked on this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series created for us to experience. Click here to read full review.

Overall Rating: 8.5 Night Girls out of 10

Ultimate Spider-Man #4 Elizabeth Torque CoverULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4


Writer: Jonathan Hickman

Artist: David Messina

Colorist: Matthew Wilson

Letterer: Cory Petit

Jonathan Hickman and David Messina show their strength as comic book creators that they can make a superhero comic book that’s all about character conversations compelling. That is what they accomplish with Ultimate Spider-Man #2. In the process they plant seeds that will sprout into intriguing plotlines for different combinations of the cast members of this series. Click here to read full review.

Overall Rating: 7.5 Night Girls out of 10

Universal Monsters: Creature from the Black Lagoon Lives! #1 DANI CoverUNIVERSAL MONSTERS: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON LIVES! #1


Writer: Dan Watters and Ram V

Artist: Matthew Roberts

Colorist: Dave Stewart

Letterer: D.C. Hopkins

Universal Monsters: Creature from the Black Lagoon Lives! #1 delivers an engaging start to a story that will find readers immersed in as soon as they open the comic book. Dan Watters and Ram V develop a story that is naturally developed with each turn of the page. It makes the story be something that you are uncovering alongside the lead character. For fans of the Universal Monsters franchise this is a comic book to make sure not to miss out on. Click here to read full review.

Overall Rating: 7.5 Night Girls out of 10

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X-Men: Forever #2 Mark Brooks CoverX-MEN: FOREVER #2


Writer: Kieron Gillen

Artist: Luca Maresca

Colorist: Federico Blee

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

As with the first issue X-Men: Forever #2 is heavily reliant on the events going on in Rise of the Powers of X. But even as this works as a directors cut for Kieron Gillen to have unused scenes meant for Rise of the Powers of X #4 the impact of what happens in this issue is minimal. It never feels like we are learning more or getting character interactions we are missing out on from the main series. Luckily the artwork by Luca Maresca does a lot of work to make character moments look good at least. It is too bad that the impact is hindered due to the tie-in nature as the ending of X-Men: Forever #2 isn’t the home run it could’ve been otherwise.

Overall Rating: 4.5 Night Girls out of 10

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