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Comics: One Way or Another...
by Dee. 6/30/2018Welcome, friends:
It's another month, with another set of reviews for your reading pleasure! This time, we have Thor (2018) #1, and Batman: Prelude to the Wedding - Batgirl vs. Riddler.
Thor (2018) #1 - Thor Odinson is back, and with a new arm to boot. Don't worry, we haven't seen the last of Jane Foster, as she shows up in the issue and has a few good lines to bandy about with Odinson. Thor is now equipped with an Ur-Metal arm, as he has in continuities past. Ur-Metal is the material that also made up Mjolnir. I use the past tense because Odinson still isn't worthy of the hammer, so he enlists the dwarven blacksmiths to create as many possible weapons for his use.
Jason Aaron's script does a good job of balancing the more epic speech of the Asgardians with some fresh Midgardian (Earth) humor. Mike Del Mundo does the art for this book, and it is nothing short of impressive in every panel. Del Mundo is a prolific artist, with work on such books as Vision: Director's Cut, Avengers: Unleashed and many more.
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding - Batgirl vs. Riddler -
If you weren't aware, Batman and Catwoman are getting married in style. And what wedding between supers would be complete without some super-sized conflict? Prelude Batgirl vs. Riddler is only one of three one-shot issues: Nightwing vs. Hush and Red Hood vs. Anarky are also worthy of a read.
The Riddler sports his suit and cane, with a question mark tattoo on his chest, which is the modern take on his costume. Riddler is up to his old tricks, but with a new question on his mind: is there anyone out there for him? Batgirl races through Burnside, puzzling out his riddles, saving victims of his mind games and getting increasingly annoyed by his antics. He comes to the conclusion that Batgirl is his match in intelligence and character, but Batgirl strenuously objects, eventually beating him and throwing him off the roof.
That's all for now,