Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 5/15/24

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 5/15/24

Happy New Comic Book Day! We are back with another comic book reviews round-up for another packed week of releases. This week our comic book reviews round-up is spotlighting Godzilla vs. the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers II #2, Green Lantern #11, Rat City #2, and X-Men: Forever #4. Find out how these turned out with our comic book reviews below.

Comic Book Reviews: Batman and Robin #9BATMAN AND ROBIN #9


Writer: Josua Williamson

Artists: Simone Di Meo and Nikola Čižmešija

Colorists: Rex Lokus and Giovanna Niro

Letterer: Steve Wands

Batman and Robin #9 does a great job balancing the dark plot involving Man-Bat’s rise to power with the more light-hearted high school adventures of Damian Wayne. Through it all Joshua Williamson delivers great progress on the multiple storylines going on in the “Cult of Man-Bat” arc. Click here to read full review.

Overall Rating: 7.5 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: Godzilla vs the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers II #2GODZILLA VS MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS II #2


Writer: Cullen Bunn

Artist: Baldemar Rivas

Colorist: Adrew Dalhouse

Letterer: Johanna Nattale

There is a missing spark Godzilla vs. the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers II that was found in the original crossover. That lack of spark is most evident with Godzilla vs. the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers II #2 where we have a lot of cool moments for fans of both franchises. But even with all those moments, which include Godzilla and Dragonzord dream combination, the moments just don’t hit. It all falls on the generic writing and inconsistent artwork that just does not tap into a comic book that every page should feel like an epic big event you are experiencing. Once your done with this second issue the feeling this could’ve been more is what comes to mind right away.

Overall Rating: 4 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: Green Lantern #11GREEN LANTERN #11


Writer: Jeremy Adams

Artist: Xermanico, Amancay Nauelpan, and Kevin Maguire

Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr. and Rosemary Cheetham

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

Green Lantern #11 is one of those comic books that you are just along for the ride for. The surprises won’t blow your mind but what they do is maximize what the moments with plot twists happen they are impactful. The impact to what Hal Jordan, Jo Mullein, and the other rebel Green Lanterns are doing keeps you wondering where all this is all going. Keeping the reader guessing on the direction proves the effectiveness of this storyline involving all the Lantern Corps being forcibly consolidated by the United Planets. The developments make the teaser for what is next with Carol Ferris yet another thing to highlighly anticipate how she will factor into the future of Green Lantern. It all comes together to place Green Lantern in contention for the best title DC Comics is publishing right now.

Overall Rating: 9 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: Rat City #2RAT CITY #2


Writer: Erica Schultz

Artist: Ze Carlos

Colorist: Jay David Ramos

Letterer: Erica Schultz

From the beginning of Rat City #2 it was building towards what the hook ending was with the lead character becoming who we see on the cover. There are some world building with the organization and the setting. It is all what is to be expected from this future type setting. That doesn’t mean that its disappointing whatsoever. The storytelling gets the job done to make sure Peter Cairn big moment at the end of Rat City #2 changes his life moving forward.

Overall Rating: 6.5 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: Ultimate X-Men #3ULTIMATE X-MEN #3


Writer & Artist: Peach Momoko

Script Adaptation: Zack Davisson

Letterer: Travis Lanham

Ultimate X-Men #3 continues the great world building through the reveal of Mei Igarashi’s origin story of how she became Maystorm. The other plot beats aren’t as successful but Momoko does enough with Mei’s origin to keep your attention to want to read where the story will go next. It helps that the artwork continues to be excellent, with a lot of jaw dropping visuals throughout this issue. Click here to read full review.

Overall Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10

Comic Book Reviews: X-Men Forever #4X-MEN: FOREVER #4


Writer: Kieron Gillen

Artist: Luca Maresca

Colorist: Federico Blee

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

There is  freedom felt in Kieron Gillen’s writing in X-Men: Forever #4 that he has room to explore the Phoenix sub-plot without worrying about the simultaneous release of Rise of the Powers of X. That freedom allowed X-Men: Forever #4 to be more character focus than worrying about making sure every panel fed into the latest X-Men crossover. This in turn makes Hope Summers, Jean Grey, Destiny, Mystique, Mister Sinister, and others feel like real characters rather than plot devices. The character focus made the revelations about Hope’s origin come across as a payoff that was building since her debut during Messiah Complex. With that payoff the ending of X-Men: Forever #4 effectively wraps up this mini-series story arc and builds excitement for the final issues of Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X.

Overall Rating: 7.5 Night Girls out of 10

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