Dark Nights: Metal ends and a new Power Rangers epic begins.
The old IGN Comics review roundup may be retired, but we still want to make sure readers have a place to come together and discuss their favorite books of the week. Scroll down to check out some of our reviews and opinion pieces from the past week, and then head down to the comments section to get the discussion started.
Dark Nights: Metal #6
Written by Scott Snyder | Drawn by Greg Capullo w/ Various Artists
“Dark Nights: Metal has certainly lived up to its name, cramming in all sorts of heavy metal-worthy imagery and crazy situations. That doesn’t change one bit in the finale. The downside is that the series continues to be too overstuffed for its own good in its final chapter. As good a job as it does hyping up what’s to come for the DCU, it doesn’t quite carry the same weight as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s best Batman stories.” -Jesse
Doomsday Clock #4
Written by Geoff Johns | Drawn by Gary Frank
“Shipping delays are a pain, but the only thing that truly matters in the end is the actual quality of a comic. The original Watchmen proves this as well as anything. And now the same is holding true for its sequel. Doomsday Clock #4 may disappoint readers hoping for a massive leap forward in terms of the series’ narrative, but as an in-depth examination of one of the series’ key players, this issue fires on all cylinders.” -Jesse
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25
Written by Kyle Higgins w/ Ryan Ferrier | Drawn by Daniele Di Nicuolo w/ Bachan
“Never let it be said that event comics are limited to Marvel and DC. BOOM! Studios kicks off its most ambitious Power Rangers story to date with “Shattered Grid,” a crossover that unites the original Mighty Morphin crew with half a dozen other Ranger teams. This story promises plenty of scope and spectacle, but it’s refreshing to see that writer Ryan Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo are more concerned with establishing the emotional stakes of this story first.” -Jesse
How World War Hulk II Outshines the Original
“The Incredible Hulk #714 kicks off a storyline called World War Hulk II, which also happens to be writer Greg Pak’s swan song on the series. This new story arc is only very loosely connected to the original World War Hulk crossover from 2007. However, that’s very much in this book’s favor. This opening chapter suggests that World War Hulk II will be able to capitalize on its premise in a way the original never managed.” – Jesse