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DC Pride issue 1 (Image: DC Comics)

Welcome to my comic book reviews for this week (June 9, 2021). I will cover DC Pride Number 1, Wynd Number 7, Rabbit mask Number 1, and more!

I have to start by talking about DC Pride Issue 1. Celebrating Pride Month, this mega-issue featured a total of nine short stories featuring a range of queer DC Comics characters. Not only that, but you also get a handful of pin-ups from various artists.

DC Pride number 1 review
DC Pride issue 1 (Image: DC Comics)

Of course, I wasn’t a fan of all the stories. However, that’s not to say that I didn’t appreciate the existence of such a comic and what it does for queer representation. While the queer community has made a lot of progress, there is still a long way to go. The fictional queer characters have resonated with countless people around the world. So it’s worth celebrating the majority of these characters during Pride Month while showcasing the creators of queer comics, even though DC Pride number 1 couldn’t cover everyone on the queer spectrum.

Another thing I liked about the first one DC Pride was the way he handled Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy’s relationship in writer Mariko Tamaki’s “Another Word for a Truck to Move Your Stuff”. While everyone knows these two are involved in a romantic relationship, there have been complaints about how DC Comics has always found a way to tone down the romance between them (offering unnecessary support to those who argue that Harley and Ivy are not really in love). Well, the first issue of DC Pride made their relationship very clear. So, yeah!

DC Pride number 1 review
DC Pride issue 1 (Image: DC Comics)

I also enjoyed reading “He’s the Light of My Life” by writer Sam Johns. It featured a meeting between Alan Scott and his son Todd Rice and how Todd, being open about his sexuality, helped Alan accept himself as an older queer man.

In “By The Victors” by writer Steve Orlando, Extrano told John Constantine about an affair he had with Midnighter. Extrano and Midnighter had to fight a neo-Nazi vampire determined to rewrite history. From what I could understand, the narrative was about how history has been swept through the centuries, always aiming to do away with queer experiences. You know, the usual “Not weird!” Just two very good friends! opinions that we can still listen to.

Sina Grace’s “Be Gay, Do Crime” with the Pied Piper was another fun story. I think this was about how queer people with special resources (especially financial) should consider giving back to the community and playing their part (with queer youth) to fight prejudice systems.

And while I don’t mind a queer-only superhero team, as writer Andrew Wheeler’s “Love Life” shows, it’s better not to call it Justice League Queer or JLQ.

DC Pride number 1 review
The JLQ in DC Pride Issue 1 (Image: DC Comics)

Also, I see rumors online about the very first DC Pride, unfortunately, not to mention a story about Wonder Woman. Some say it’s because DC will never be 100% behind a queer Wonder Woman by showing her a romantic relationship with another woman in a comic book story. Either way, I’m a little disappointed that DC’s queer Trinity member wasn’t featured in a book meant to celebrate the pride. I would also have liked to see Selina appear in a short story. But oh well.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

Distant Sector Review Issue 12
Distant Sector number 12 (Image: DC Comics)

Distant sector Number 12

One of the best The Green Lantern the books ended this week with Distant sector number 12 by writer NK Jemisin and artist Jamal Campbell. I really enjoyed Jo as the main character and hope to see her soon in another story. While I found the finale to be satisfying, I can understand that some readers would expect more in the action department. Talk-No Jutsu doesn’t always work, but I think it does at this particular time because Jo isn’t necessarily a fighter. She talks about empathy and compassion. It’s about having a dialogue with people to make sure that justice (or something similar) prevails.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

Wynd Issue 7 Reviews
Wynd Number 7 (Image: BOOM! Studios)

Wynd Number Number 7

Speaking of another queer comic book series, we have Wynd number 7 by writer James Tynion IV. In the last issue, Wynd and his crew were trying to stay alive after being attacked by vampires. Lots of people died, but at least Wynd and his friends were able to stay away from the bloodbath. Thorn was seriously injured. Thus, the children were still not safe, especially with the vampires who continued to follow them.

Wynd Issue 7 Reviews
Wynd Number 7 (Image: BOOM! Studios)

I liked seeing Wynd’s dynamic demeanor even though he is almost exhausted. I have a feeling he will be back to save his friends with some much needed reinforcements. As for his thoughts on Thorn, I’m not sure if I’m in said couple (at the moment) given that Thorn seems to ignore Wynd’s crush. I like Wynd with Teek. But let’s see what happens.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

Rabbit mask review number 1
Bunny Mask Number 1 (Image: Aftershock Comics)

Rabbit mask Number 1

The beginnings of Rabbit mask by writer Paul Tobin and artist Andrea Mutti is… Weird. Confusing. Disturbing. Weird. And I loved it.

The first issue did a terrific job defining a horror-centric world with a lot of mystery. At this point, I’m not sure where the narrative is going or which characters are supposed to stay alive. Without spoiling things, the premise involved a lunatic named Leo Foster bidding on something called the Snitch. Thanks to Tyler, a child protection investigator, we got to see just how crazy Leo has gone, even involving his ten-year-old daughter Bee in his plans. After surviving the ordeal, we jump 14 years into the future with an older Tyler meeting a young adult bee. The imagery of the “Rabbit Mask” had continued to haunt their subconscious.

As the two reconnected in town, Sheriff Roger Tate (who helped Tyler all those years ago) decided to head back to Leo’s cabin to check out what Tyler had told him. What Roger could find directly related to Tyler and Bee in town, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: To pick up.

Eve issue 2 review
Eve, issue 2 (Image: BOOM! Studios)

Day before Number 2

From writer Victor LaValle, Day before Number 2 did wonders when it came to shaping the post-apocalyptic world and what had happened to the human population. It turns out that with the rise in sea level due to global warming, a prehistoric virus was released from one of the ice caps. He turned billions of human beings into ever-hungry creatures, forcing them to eat not only plants, animals, and each other, but also plastic, metal, and glass until they burst.

As for the dynamic between Eve and the Wexler robot, I liked how real he is with her. The AI ​​knows she’s still a child, but watering down things wasn’t going to help Eve in the current mission. She must harden up soon. I need to see her take down a zombie or two. I understand that she is very young, but she needs to find a weapon.

With the way things ended on a cliffhanger, I’m excited to learn more about the world Eve faces.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: To pick up.

Mighty Morphin issue 8 review
Mighty Morphin Number 8 (Image: BOOM! Studios)

Mighty Morphin Number 8

Writer Ryan Parrott seems to like to sow suspicion in the Power rangers franchise, and you know what? I am here for this. Such an approach allowed Parrott to discuss the not-so-black and white aspects of being a hero (or, maybe, even a villain, to some extent). While some things turned out as expected, it didn’t abate through the fun. And was it just me or did the opening flashback serve as Zedd’s original tease? I am incredibly curious.

Also, kudos to Kimberly for attacking Zedd solo and then fighting Goldar. Love this for my favorite Power Ranger!

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

What comics have you read this week? Did you like to read DC Pride problem 1?

Let us know.

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has 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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