The Nice and Accurate Thoughts of Ben Eubank (re: comics)

Hello! Let’s have a recap of the issues I read this week that were awesome!

Morning Glories – The eighteenth issue of Morning Glories was very good and definitely my pick of the week. This issue is half-flashback and half-current timeline. It focuses on Jun and what happened to him after his brother was taken to the Academy; and then also what’s happening to him now during Woodrun. In the flashbacks, we see that Jun was taken to another place under Abraham’s direction and trained for something along with other children. In the current timeline, we see Jun interact with a friend sent by Abraham, named Guillaume. There’s a lot to dissect about this issue with the relationships between Jun and his brother Hisao, Jun and Guillaume, Guillaume and the school, and even Abraham’s training and the Morning Glories Academy. The next issue is the conclusion of the “P.E.” arc and I’m sure it will leave us as confused as ever… but we will love it! Stay tuned for an in-depth analysis of the series so far! 5/5

Fairest – The third issue of Fairest continues the story of Briar Rose’s infancy. We are told how she received her blessings; and also how she received her curse. Later, the Ice Queen and the imp have a discussion by themselves that shows us there is a lot going on that we have no idea of. As with the series Fables, the story is involved and not very quick to show things. I love the pacing and the art and can’t wait to see where things are going. 5/5

Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. – Issue nine sees Frankenstein tracking down Animal Man. The Ant Farm is asked to investigate some unusual activity so Frankenstein and Nina are sent to find out what’s going on. When they arrive, they find some type of rather disturbing undead force called the Rot. A solution is found and things are dealt with. The thing I liked most about this issue was the interaction between Frankenstein and Nina; and the deviousness of Father Time. Father Time makes some comments early on that are bothersome and I think things are going to come to a head between Father and Frankenstein soon… and it should be epic. 4/5

Green Lantern – This month was a fantastic issue. It is the third part of “The Secret of the Indigo Tribe.” We finally find out the truth of how the Indigo Tribe came into being from a native of their home planet; and we learn about Abin Sur’s role in this. There is a good bit of history explained in this issue; not only with the Indigo Tribe, but also with Sinestro. I’m sure we will be seeing the ramifications of this issue for a while. 5/5

Hell Yeah – This issue of Hell Yeah introduces us to a whole new aspect of the story. We know that there are other universes involved in the story but what we find out now is that there is some sort of war between them. Several other Bens appear in the story’s main universe and their fates are… quickly determined. We meet a new character who apparently deals with these interdimensional transgressions and we find out more about how the three girls came to be in the main universe. There’s also a panel with this Ben’s mother that seems like it will be very important in the coming issues. This month was a solid issue for sure and shows that this story will only get better and better. 5/5

Journey into Mystery – The second part of “Exiled” further explains what’s happening with the Aesir and the Disir after Sigur’s magic rewrote the world. It’s fun seeing the gods not remember who they are… to see them doing normal, human things. I’m looking forward to the next park of this. 4/5

Legion: LOST and Superboy – “The Culling” parts two and three arrived this week and the fighting was pretty epic. We learn some more about Harvest and when/where he’s from and we find out that he knows a lot about the Legion. There are still a lot of questions and it’ll be neat to see the arc wrap up in the next issue of Teen Titans. 4/5

Memorial – The fifth issue of Memorial answered a lot of questions and very well laid the framework for the final issue. We find out that the little girl that Em met last issue is really someone much more important, and we find out that the knave of shadows is the stolen shadow of the man who gave Em the key and began this journey. I am really looking forward to seeing how the sixth issue wraps up things and I hope this isn’t the end of the series since there is such a rich mythos. 4/5

Resurrection Man – This issue showed Mitch Shelley being tracked by two rival organizations. I don’t read Suicide Squad so I was slightly confused. The story was good and I enjoyed it but I really need to catch up on Suicide Squad so that I can fully appreciate this issue. But, even without knowing that book, the issue was still pretty good and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing where things go. 3/5


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