Comics Review: She-Hulk, Samurai Jack and Justice League #24 – Forever Evil

(Source: Marvel Comics)

(Source: Marvel Comics)

She-Hulk‘s own solo series is finally available in digital form at Comixology. This is the first number of her 2005-2009 series, but her previous 2004-2006 run is also available. The series is heavily centered in legal interactions with some action, but not as the main course. This is not everyone’s cup of tea. There’s something about super-human legal drama/comedy that I happen to enjoy.

In She-Hulk #1 (2005-2009), Jennifer Walters is going back to represent a client accused of shooting a person point-blank unprovoked. His defense? The person who he shot killed the defendant in the future. It’s a bit quirky, it’s set in the Marvel Universe and there’s cameos all around. Somehow reminds me a bit of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (read the new feature, Series Issues) with nudge-nudge wink-wink name dropping of diverse properties of Marvel in the background.

Recommended if you like the legal drama/sitcom flavor kind of mix.

(Source: IDW Publishing)

(Source: IDW Publishing)

It’s Samurai Jack! I just couldn’t pass this one up. Apparently the classic adventures are also coming up in comic form, but I don’t know if they will come out digitally. This first issue by IDW Publishing is a whole new adventure starting with the first chapter of the Threads of Time.

Aku, the demonic being responsible for sending Samurai Jack to the past, has apparently severed the mystic Rope of Eons that could send our hero back to his own time. However, a clue (or a trap) but a mysterious seer sends Jack in search of the Threads of the mystical Rope… strands that if put together could pull him back to his own era.

Of course it could be Aku messing with Jack again.

Jack ends up in a Mos Eisley-esque bar where he’s pitted to fight against a number of seemingly powerful opponents. Knowing the odds are against him regardless of who he picks as his first challenge, Mr. Ponytail decides to go against all of them at once.

Recommended if you’re a fan of the character.

(Source: DC Comics)

(Source: DC Comics)

Finally, I’ve been trying to read a little more outside DC Comics but then there’s Justice League #24 – Forever Evil. The wheels are finally starting to turn but don’t expect the big hero comeback yet. Instead we get a Forever Evil tie-in as Crime Syndicate’s Ultraman appears at the Daily Planet to confront Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane, calling out events from his history with the alternate characters from his world. This is actually good. The whole villain one shots were starting to get annoying.

There’s more hints of something huge that caused the death of Ultraman’s Krypton and the Crime Syndicate’s Earth-Three. These is all foreboding that the same mysterious person that Ultraman refers to might end up showing up eventually here.

However Ultraman has bigger fish to fry as his attack on Jimmy causes him to turn on this Superman signal watch. With apparently no Man of Steel to answer the call, Ultraman ends up facing a completely different and unlikely foe.

Recommended since it’s time Ultraman gets a rival of his power level and the whole Jimmy-Lois-getting-attacked was crazy.

That will do for now.

(Source: Comixology)

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