Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 5/1/24

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 5/1/24

Happy New Comic Book Day! It’s Wednesday and we got another week of comic books to pick up. This week was a little light on the DC Comics front. Luckily we got a lot of releases from Marvel, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios and others to pick up this week. With that in mind in this week’s comic book reviews round up I’m spotlighting Deadpool & Wolverine: WWIII #1, The Immortal Thor #10, Ranger Academy #7, The Whisper Queen: A Blacksand Tale #1, and Zorro: Man of the Dead #4. Find out how these turned out with our latest comic book reviews round-up.

Comic Book Reviews: Deadpool & Wolverine: WWIII #1 Rob Liefeld CoverDEADPOOL & WOLVERINE: WWIII #1


Writer: Joe Kelly

Artist: Adam Kubert

Colorist: Frank Martin

Letterer: Joe Sabino

Deadpool & Wolverine: WWIII #1 is the mindless blockbuster action comic book you like to have mixed into your pull list. What Joe Kelly and Adam Kubert put together is a fun comic book that maximizes what makes Deadpool and Wolverine fan favorites individually and as a pair. Kubert’s artwork is phenomenal as he is given plenty of room to deliver loud, bombastic action sequences. Kelly’s writing taps into that energy Kubert provides to make Deadpool and Wolverine’s chemistry shine. For fans looking to get their Deadpool and Wolverine fix ahead of this summer’s movie this is the comic book to pick up.

Overall Rating: 7.5 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: The Immortal Thor #10 Greg Capullo CoverTHE IMMORTAL THOR #10


Writer: Al Ewing

Artist: Carlos Magno

Colorist: Matthew Wilson

Letterer: Joe Sabino

Reading an issue of Immortal Thor and you can’t help but get immersed in the world that Al Ewing and Carlos Magno create. That is once again the case with The Immortal Thor #10. Ewing nails making sure the story progress in the Thor vs Enchantress and Minotaur is always the top priority. That progress is accomplished through dialogue that always feels important while making sure the action still shines. Magno absolutely makes sure the action shines as the power Thor and his Roxxon counterpart radiates off every panel. It all comes together to remind the reader this is one of the best comic books being published monthly.

Overall Rating: 9.5 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: Nightwing Annual 2024 Travis Moore CoverNIGHTWING ANNUAL 2024


Writer & Artist: Travis Moore

Colorist: Ivan Plascencia and Alex Guimarães

Letterer: Wes Abbott

Nightwing Annual 2024 achieves its goal of making Bea Bennet a fully realized character. The way Travis Moore told Bea’s origin story gave her character a lot of layers. With where this story concludes this annual leaves Bea’s character in a spot where she can appear in other DC Comics titles. Breaking the chain of being a Nightwing supporting character makes this annual a big success. Click here to read full review.

Overall Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10

Ranger Academy #7 CoverRANGER ACADEMY #7


Writer: Maria Ingrande Mora

Artist: Jo Mi-Gyeong

Colorist: Joana Lafuente

Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

As with previous issues, Ranger Academy #7 delivers the episodic-style storytelling you expect to see from an anime. That format does lead to certain story beats to be more predictable than they likely intended to be due to following this format. The predictability has wiped away some of the magic of this series. It’s not until we start to feel the connections with Darkest Hour as the threat of Dark Specter is what this series needed to have a greater threat to deal with. It gave Sage’s story as the last Green Ranger the kick it needed to hopefully get to hit its next gear.

Overall Rating: 6 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: The Whisper Queen: A Blacksand Tale #1 Kris Anka CoverTHE WHISPER QUEEN: A BLACKSAND TALE #1


Writer: Chip Zdarsky

Artist: Kris Anka

Colorist: Matt Wilson

Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Pure fantasy stories in a comic book format can be tricky to nail right out of the gate. You have to establish the mythology of the world and what are the key storylines to follow. That is the strength of the approach Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka take to tell the story The Whisper Queen through the way every character conducts themselves. Whether it’s long character interactions or environmental storytelling there is a lot of good world building. All of that pays off with an hook ending that you wonder what the thing the lead character discovers changes the trajectory for The Whisper Queen’s world.

Overall Rating: 7 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: X-Men #34 Greg Tim Hildebrandt CoverX-MEN #34


Writer: Gerry Duggan

Artist: Joshua Cassara

Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara deliver a comic book in X-Men #34 that builds momentum for how Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X will end. This did as much as a tie-in can do to progress the narrative of the main story being told in the two core titles telling this event. Now the stage is set for the conclusion of Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X to set-up the new path forward for the franchise. Click here to read full review.

Overall Rating: 7.5 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: Zorro: Man of the Dead #4 Sean Murphy CoverZORRO: MAN OF THE DEAD #4


Writer: Sean Gordon Murphy

Colorist: Simon Gough

Letterer: DC Hopkins

Zorro: Man of the Dead #4 makes sure the danger level created by the end of the previous issue is carried throughout most of this issue. There are moments are meant to give more weight to the action but ends up slowing things down with forced dialogue. Luckily the action quickly picks things up to showcase the intensity of everything that happens. Every action sequence has a sense of importance to how things ultimately end. The ending leaves things open for fans to look forward to if and when this version of Zorro will be revisited.

Overall Rating: 7 Night Girls out of 10

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