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411’s Comic Reviews: The Walking Dead #192, Doomsday Clock #10, More

June 6, 2019 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
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Stronghold #4

Preview by Steve Gustafson

On the run from The Stronghold, Grey and Claire encounter an apostate agent who, like Claire, defected from the organization long ago. But what he knows about both lovers’ pasts may point to a fate more terrible than the certain death they flee.

Phil Hester (The Coffin, Deathstroke, The Darkness, SHIPWRECK) and Ryan Kelly (The Wicked & The Divine, Lucifer, Saucer Country) weave a tale of cosmic horror, high-adventure and tragic romance unlike anything else in comics.

Trust Fall #1

Preview by Steve Gustafson

Ash Parsons was raised to believe she’s special. As someone with a quirk of genetics that lets her teleport things, she’s the golden goose of her family—the foundation of a struggling criminal outfit.

Ash is able to pop out whole fleets of cars and entire bank vaults. But while she can teleport valuables and her accomplices, she can’t teleport herself — making every job a trust fall with her family there to catch her and escort her to safety. It’s a perfect setup but as things begin to change and the Parsons move up in the world, Ash will find herself pushing back against her golden cage, with deadly results.

The Avant-Guards #6

Preview by Steve Gustafson

BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at THE AVANT-GUARDS #6, the newest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores June 2019.

The Avant-Guards are blazing past their competition as they head into a three-game streak where they’ll be facing teams from the MedCenter College of Endocrinology, the Royal Academy of Punk Rock, and the American Institute of Internet Influencers over four days! And in between all the games, they’ll be celebrating Ashley’s birthday with a karaoke party at the local bar, where a certain crush may or may not make an appearance. It’s gonna be a busy week for our favorite team of artistic ball players, but will they be able to handle all the heat, or will they lose control on the court?

The Walking Dead #192

Review by Steve Gustafson

If you’ve managed to avoid spoilers for this issue, good for you. Even knowing what happens, I was more than a little shook by how things played out. Granted, I just finished this issue 5 minutes ago, but this issue is destined to be a landmark one for the series.

With that kind of set up and without going into details, how do I review this?

The Walking Dead has built it’s reputation on focusing on the true villains of the story: humans. Even while fighting to survive against the zombie horde, the true danger comes from those living around them.

The book also has never pulled punches in remind us that no one is safe. No one.

This issue exemplifies that perfectly.

Some are calling this a jumping off point but I beg to differ. This is a great time to pick it up and see where they go next. Based on what this issue lays out, this is a must-read for Walking Dead fans.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10

Doomsday Clock #10

Review by John Pumpernickel

What a ride! After an immensely intricate set up, we’re now getting answers and payoff as Doomsday Clock enters its last chime.

The heroes of the DC universe are fighting an unwinnable battle against Doctor Manhattan while he’s getting introspective on his place in that universe. It covers a grand scale and puts the DC Multiverse in perspective against the backdrop of the New 52 and DC Rebirth.

Fans of DC’s continuity fluidity will especially love this book as it brings together a number of threads, incorporating key moments. Seeing how Geoff Johns has earned a new level of respect with his handling of so many minute details that a lesser writer would have ignored or overlooked.

I can’t say enough good things about this book or this series. While I’m down that it has to come to an end, I’ve loved the journey to get here. With two issue left, we still have more to cover and I can’t wait!

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

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