By Molly Jane Kremer and Jarrod Jones. Happy New Comic Book Day! This is Casual Wednesdays With DoomRocket, where each week we discuss our feelings concerning the comics that mean the most to us, and the industry news that affects us all. This week, MJ & Jarrod discuss the impending event to choke out all other events, San Deigo Comic Con 2017. Then they share their Top 5 Most Anticipated Issues of the Week and give their assessments to ‘Wonder Woman’ #26 and ‘Kaijumax Season Three’ #1.
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MJ’s Top 5 Most Anticipated Issues:
Spider-Men II #1 — Marvel Comics/$3.99
Black Cloud #4 — Image Comics/$3.99
Bug! The Adventures of Forager #3 — DC’s Young Animal/$3.99
Regression #3 — Image Comics/$3.99
Wonder Woman #26 — DC Comics/$2.99
Jarrod’s Top 5 Most Anticipated Issues:
Dark Days: The Casting #1 — DC Comics/$4.99
Calexit #1 — Black Mask Studios/$3.99
Catalyst Prime: Accell #2 — Catalyst Prime/Lion Forge/$3.99
Action Comics #983 — DC Comics/$2.99
Kaijumax Season Three #1 — Oni Press/$3.99
REVIEWS FOR JULY 12, 2017
Written by Zander Cannon.
Illustrated by Zander Cannon.
Color assists by Jason Fischer.
Letters by Zander Cannon.
JJ: This book is recommended for anyone who loves tremulous facial expressions, gripping emotional resonance, and — I’m going for it! — British kitchen sink melodramas. This book is also recommended for anyone who loves giant-ass robots and lizards, and maybe a splash of the macabre. It doesn’t matter if you belong to one camp, the other, or both — you’ll end up loving Kaijumax. This is every inch the grade-A quality we’ve come to appreciate from Zander Cannon.
9 out of 10
Written by Shea Fontana.
Illustrated by Mirka Andolfo.
Colors by Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Letters by Saida Temofonte.
MJ: I do love that the writer, artist, and letterer are all ladies, just as I love that Fontana has a solid grasp of all the characters’ voices. And while Andolfo’s art is at times beautiful, but more often than not is inconsistent. It was always going to be a thankless task to follow Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, Lim Sharp, and Bilquis Evely no matter what the finished product turned out to be, which might be why this issue just felt so… average.
7 out of 10
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Before: “Omigod, you guys, ‘Wonder Woman’,” here.
Casual Wednesdays written and edited by J. Jones, produced by M.J. Kremer and J. Jones.
Intro music: “Good Vibes” by JBlanked — Free Music Archive (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs)
Intro interview music: “Talk to Me” by Jahzzar — YouTube (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs)
Top 5 Most Anticipated Background music: “Runner Runner” Produced by Marc Dtwo — SoundCloud, YouTube (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs)