Comic Book Reviews (Week of December 8, 2021): Dark Knights of Steel Issue 2, Basilisk Issue 3, and More!

Dark Knights of Steel Issue 2 (Image: DC Comics)

Welcome to my roundup of comic book reviews for the week of December 8, 2021. I’ll be talking about Black Knights of Steel number 2, Basil number 5, My fault number 2, and more!

Let’s start by talking about the very pleasant writer Tom Taylor Black Knights of Steel issue 2. After Superman and Batman’s father was murdered in the first issue, the second episode showed the aftermath of such an attack. I have no idea what King Jefferson thought was going to happen. It will always be blood for blood in the kind of world these characters live in.

I don’t want to spoil what happened because the whole sequence will make you FEEL stuff when you read it for yourself. Battle lines have been drawn and I think it will continue to escalate from here.

As well, Black Knights of Steel allowed Wonder Woman to express her queer sexuality.

Dark Knights of Steel Issue 2 Review
Diana and Zala Jor-El kiss in Dark Knights of Steel Issue 2 (Image: DC Comics)

Does it have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: TO GATHER!

Silver Coin Number 7 Review
The number 7 silver coin (Image: Image Comics)

The silver coin Number 7

From the writer Ram V, The silver spooln number 7 offered a bit more information about the cursed coin as it is used by a man trying to win big in Las Vegas. Apparently the play is linked to the mythologies of Mesoamerica. I liked the connection between ancient myths and what was happening in the present. The play demanded sacrifices and I have no idea if it can even be stopped.

Does it have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: To gather!

Basilisk Issue 5 Review
Basil Number 5 (Image: BOOM! Studios)

Basil Number 5

Number 5 of Basil, by writer Cullen Bunn, more or less felt like filler. From what I could gather, the main villains were planning to kill a whole bunch of people while Regan got Manny’s super-hearing power after he died. Let’s see what happens next.

Does it have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: Up to you.

Made in Korea Issue 6 Review
Made in Korea Issue 6 (Image: Image Comics)

Made in Korea Number 6

From writer Jeremy Holt, Made in Korea is definitely one of the best stories I’ve read recently. The sci-fi tale explored AI, humanity, sexuality, and more. Issue #6, the final episode, allowed Jesse to find freedom by offering him a way to be authentic himself. I actually enjoyed being able to read an AI story that didn’t involve taking over human society. So good!

Does it have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: TO GATHER!

Mighty Morphin issue 14 review
Mighty Morphin Issue 14 (Image: BOOM! Studios)

Mighty Morphin Number 14

The cover of Mighty Morphin issue #14 ruined the reveal, but that doesn’t mean this issue wasn’t awesome! From writer Ryan Parrott, we’ve seen the Rangers team split into three. The Rangers on Earth shut down to avoid detection by Zartus.

Billy worked with the Blue Emisarry to go through Zordon’s memories to try and help Zordon regain consciousness. Kimberly and Jason debated whether or not they should attack Zartus now or wait for him to come to them. It made sense for Zedd’s minions to team up with the Rangers. Everything is linked and I can’t wait to see what will happen next!

And for those wondering, Bulk and Skull are still alive and unharmed. The scene where they interviewed Zartus about what he was planning to do with Earth was hilarious.

Does it have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: TO GATHER!

My opinion on bad number 2
My Bad Number 2 (Image: AHOY Comics)

My fault Number 2

I received a free digital copy of My fault number 2 for review. The opinions I have shared are my own.

From writers Mark Russell and Bryce Ingman, with art by Peter Krause, My fault Issue #2 continued to poke fun at the superhero genre while taking swipes at how we function as a society. The story of the Candlestick overthinking the Emperor King perhaps finding out his secret identity was hilarious.

However, “The Worst Candy”, the story of a little superhero caught in the Emperor King’s trap, made me sad even though there were also some funny moments. Although the narrative is satirical, the danger can be very real for the characters involved.

Also, be sure to spend some time looking at the art featured in the panels to find a bunch of comic nuggets from Krause.

Does it have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: To gather!

What comics have you read this week?

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid holds a double master’s degree in psychology and biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in molecular genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville and The Game Master of Somerville. It gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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