Everything We Read This Week – 5/2/18

In this column, we make a quick trip through this weeks pull-list. It features mostly spoiler-free brief analysis and commentary of each book.

There is a 4 star rating system. It is simple and not to be taken too seriously as everyone gets their own impressions of art. These ratings are just to give our readers an Idea of what we thought of the book and they will be on the generous side normally. So don’t expect to see a lot of 1 Stars.

The rating system is as follows:

  • 4 Stars – Great
  • 3 Stars – Good
  • 2 Stars – OK
  • 1 Star – Not Good
  • Action Comics Special
    DC Comics
    Story 1: "The Last Will and Testament of Lex Luthor"
    By Dan Jurgens, Will Conrad, Will Quintana and Rob Leigh
    Story 2: "Suprema Est Lex"
    Written by Mark Russell, Jill Thompson, Romulo Fajardo Jr.,and Rob Leigh
    Story 3: "Driver's Seat"
    Written by Max Landis, Francis Manapul, and Steve Wands

     
    This is an anthology issue to fill the gap before Action is relaunched in June under Brian Michael Bendis' watch.  With that being said, all three separate stories are well done.  The Jurgens / Conrad story explores a possibility and hits a true note by exploring Lex's feelings toward Superman.  The second story is uncannily timely in that it is set at the White House Correspondents Dinner.  Given Russell's recent work on Snagglepuss, the subject matter is definitely in his wheelhouse. Jill Thompson's interiors are a joy to behold.  The last story by Landis / Manapul is beautifully painted and strikes a couple of heartwarming notes even if the plot is a little disjointed.
     
    3 Stars

 

Well that is it for this week. This is not inclusive of all the great books out there. Go find what you like and read it and talk about it. Comments are always welcome.