New Comic Day has come and it’s time for us to take a look at what you should be reading.
Thankfully New Comic Day has come again and I have immersed myself in a few more new books this week and have provided my takeaway on these new books below.
Written by Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV
Art by Steve Epting
Kate Kane is spinning off from Detective Comics into her own solo series. Kate is a very interesting character who has a great support cast including her father Jacob, and ex-girlfriends Renee and Maggie. This first arc will feature Kate using her military background to stop an underground crime ring. With James Tynion IV co-writing the first arc before handing over sole writing credits to Bennett and up and coming artist Steve Epting on pencils this should be a great start to the series. I highly recommend reading Batwoman: Rebirth #1 if you are unfamiliar with Kate and her origin.
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Ron Garney
I have been waiting for this issue for a very long time. After being publicly outed as Daredevil, Matt Murdock made a deal so everyone on Earth, except for Foggy Nelson, forgot he’s Daredevil. This issue promises to reveal how Matt got everyone to forget his identity and what happened to his girlfriend Kirsten McDuffie. One of my problems with this title has been the lack of Daredevil’s supporting cast and I hope this issue brings them back into the fold.
Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Javier Fernandez
I feel like this book was custom designed for me. A very likable hero who doesn’t take crime fighting that seriously, Check. A supporting cast that have interesting personalities that mesh perfectly with the protagonist, Check. D-List villains that are taken seriously, Check. To go along with all those positives Javier Fernandez is back on pencils and his smooth character designs will be quite welcome. With guest star Damian Wayne coming in we should get some classic Dick and Damian banter along with the reintroduction of Talon, this arc is looking like it will be one to remember.
Super Sons #2
Written by Peter J Tomasi
Art by Jorge Jimenez
Speaking of Damian Wayne his team book with Jon Kent is also excellent. Peter J Tomasi is one of the best writers in comics when it comes to young characters. His work on Batman and Robin turned Damian into one of the most popular characters at DC.
As someone who didn’t understand Superman’s appeal, Tomasi’s Superman showed me why he is so beloved and it’s largely due to his relationship with his son Jon. The way that Jon and Damian bounce off each other is so much fun and now that Lex Luthor is entering the title I can’t wait to see how Damian and him interact.
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Clay Mann
The first arc was an excellent start to this book and really strengthened the relationships between the Trinity. With the Trinity now united I’m hopeful for a more classic story from new writer Bunn. Lex, Ra’s, and Circe appear on the cover and I really hope to see some different interactions.
Something along the lines of Ra’s and Wonder Woman or Batman and Circe. Clay Mann is taking over on pencils and while Manapul is a fantastic artist Mann is no slouch. Very few artists have as realistic designs as Mann so seeing him draw more cartoonish characters such as Circe and Ra’s should be a treat. With the talent behind this arc it would not surprise me if this book is even better than before.