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

Hello! This was another week of almost all DC Zero issues for me… but wait! There is also a new Star Trek series to talk about! Read now… resistance is futile!

Red Hood and the Outlaws – Well this Zero issue was a lot of fun! As usual, the story was told exceptionally well and the art was fantastic. In this issue, Jason Todd tells us how he was killed by the Joker… and the Joker tells us how he killed Jason Todd. I really liked this issue and can’t wait to see what happens when the Joker returns in a few months! 5/5

Batwoman – The Batwoman Zero issue was fantastic. In it, Kate leaves a goodbye message for her father in case she doesn’t come back from fighting MEDUSA. She recounts the story of how she grew up and became the woman she is today. It was really neat as a new reader to find out how this all happened and what her father’s role was. The art style was interesting and I really did enjoy it. 4/5

Green Lantern: New Guardians – Continuing the “Rise of the Third Army” storyline, Carol and Kyle find themselves on Earth fighting Black Hand’s risen dead… and finding out that Hal Jordan is apparently dead and replaced. I really like how the Zero issues for the Green Lantern series are continuing the current storyline and not flashing back to the past. I can’t wait to see what happens next month when the story really picks up! 4/5

Justice League – The power of Shazam is finally released in this issue! I’ll be honest, I hadn’t been reading the Shazam story going on in the back of Justice League for the past few months, but I’ll be reading it for sure now to get caught up! I really liked seeing the Wizard’s interaction with Pandora in this issue as well… and I’m hoping to see more of her now. 4/5

Legion of Super-Heroes – This Zero issue shows us a choice Brainiac made on his home world that resulted in a lot of negative things happening until other Legionnaires arrived to help. I haven’t been reading the series lately but this issue was pretty good and made me resubscribe to it immediately. 5/5

Star Trek The Next Generation: Hive – A new Star Trek series is here! I was really happy with this first issue. The art was typical of other Star Trek comics so I enjoyed that; and the story was very strong throughout the issue. A normally obnoxious enemy, the Borg, come to Earth to ask Jean-Luc Picard (Locutus as they say) for help fighting an enemy that is too strong for the Borg to handle on their own. You’d think that the Borg would leave other dimensions alone after their run-in with Species 8472… but no, they just can’t help themselves. This time, they unleash an even worse terror on the galaxy. Out of all the current Star Trek comics, this one has me hooked the most… and it’s only the first issue. You should definitely check this issue out! 5/5

Supergirl – This month’s Zero issue answered so many questions and was absolutely one of my favorite issues this month. We get to see so much more of the dynamic between the members of the House of El and at the same time, we learn a lot about the destruction of Krypton and some missing pieces of the story with the Worldkillers are shown. There is a big surprise in this issue as well that makes me really curious to see what it means and how it will play into the future. My only issue with this month is that like most of the other Zero issues, it is out of order and doesn’t fit right in with the current storyline. Other than that, which is expected with a Zero issue, I loved this issue. 5/5

Wonder Woman – This issue throws us back to when Diana is very young trying to impress her mother and prove herself as part of the Amazons. We see her meet Ares and be trained by him to be a warrior worthy of his power. I really liked how as a point in this story, Diana’s character stops her from unnecessary killing and shows that she is a good, strong person. The issue starts off rather light and led me to think it would be a quick, funny read; but that’s wrong. As the story progresses, it becomes deep and meaningful. Once again, the team behind Wonder Woman is proven to be the best. 5/5

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