April 16th, 2015

New This Week in Comics (4/13-4/19)

When looking for books to review I always attempt to find some sort of theme. This week’s theme is something for everyone. What I mean by that is I have picked three different titles one all ages, one teen and one more mature for adults. Lately I have been expanding my reading outside my normal Marvel stack to include independent books and books I just think are fun. So let’s see what’s on the menu for this week’s mini reviews.

The Tithe #1
Written by Matt Hawkins Art by Rahsan Ekedal
When looking through the Diamond solicits rarely does a book stand out to me. With so many options normally I have to actually stop look at art and figure out if it’s something I’d enjoy. The Tithe is the exception! All I had to do was read the solicitations and I was hooked at robin hood robs super churches. In this book a group of super hackers called the Samaritans decide to rob and expose super churches who take advantage of their congregations. While some of the FBI feels the robbing from the rich lying ministers and giving to the poor is a good thing it’s still illegal. Matt Hawkins does an amazing job making you feel like you are apart of the heist with the Samaritans and uses real world situtaions to move the story along. I love the fact this book opens with a quote from Jim Bakker a minister known and convicted of financial fraud just to set the mood. If you are a fan of bank robber, hacker or even good old religious exposure books then this is for you!

Ms. Marvel #14
Written by G. Willow Wilson Art by Takeski Miyazawa
Ms. Marvel month in and month out is one of my favorite titles. G. Willow Wilson does an amazing job making you experience what it’s like to a young teenager learning to live with powers. This issue picks up where the last left off where Kamala learns of another Inhuman who she just happens to have a crush on. It shows what it’s like to be a teenager in love for the first time. It also shows what it’s like for a young Muslim girl goes through when it comes to dating. I really felt like Wilson hits all the necessary beats in this story even though there are no action scenes but some how finds a way to give an exciting cliff hanger. I found the conversation between Bruno and Aamir to be sad even though I feel the story will work out different in the end. If you haven’t been reading Ms. Marvel I strongly recommend picking up a copy and sharing it with the loved ones in your life.

Peanuts #27
Written by Jason Cooper Art by Vicki Scott
There are few things in life that have excited me my entire life but Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang is one of them. A few months ago I picked up my first Peanuts comic from Boom Studios and have been hooked every since. These books have a true Schulz feel to them. In this issue Charlie Brown is sick and gets hospitalized. Once everyone finds out he is sick the whole gang worries and checks on him in there own way even Lucy. Each issue is a true stand alone story just like Schulz would have written for the funny pages back in the day. It’s exciting to be able to still enjoy these great stories even though he is no longer with us. If your a Peanuts fan like me or just want to be a kid again, pick up this issue.

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