Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Year One Deluxe Hardcover: It’s pretty good! Solid all in all. A big fat book (500 pages) that will look good on your shelf and not embarrass you if anyone asks to read it. My comments about the series from last week still stand, but if you want to read a Power Rangers comic in 2017 you’re very lucky that this is the one you get. The reinvention of the Billy-Trini “What Billy means is…” dynamic, in my opinion, is the best part of this as a licensed book. The titular “Year One” refers to the first year of this title’s publication; it’s a collection of twelve issues, rather than covering a year of time in-story.
And the rest:
Armoury Wars (etc) (BOOM! Studios) continues to be its same old self; cannibalism is threatened in the blurb. Will it deliver? I kind of hope not, what with recent news out of Russia. The Labyrinth “adult” colouring book (Archaia) is just for adults to colour in (i.e. it’s fiddly and hard), not full of genitalia. I have never enjoyed colouring in in my life, but I hear that a lot of people like it quite a bit. If that’s you, have at it.
War for the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) wraps up with issue four of four. It has some very beautiful colouring, although I still don’t quite enjoy how it blends (or doesn’t blend) with the heavy inks.
Eugenic, at Studios, has a nice handle on husband/husband intimacy in its first few pages. The rest is a bit obvious and directionlessly provocative. If you read and enjoy it, I recommend Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime: The Event as a chaser. Same basic gist of this issue (which is one of three), better execution. This issue is listed as going for $7.99, which (though it is thirty-one pages of comic plus backmatter and Star Wars-style introductory text page) I have to assume is a mistake.
Giant Days features shirtless McGraw within the first three pages, bless this book (at BOOM! Box). Esther and Susan are struggling with honesty-regret after telling Daisy that they hate her very rude and expensive—though, yes, affable—girlfriend. Pick of the week, obviously. 💣