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Harley Quinn number 6, Project Patron number 2 and Jon Kent is queer now? – The Geekiary

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Harley Quinn number 6 (Image: DC Comics)

Welcome to my recap of comic book reviews for the week of August 25, 2021. I’m talking about Harley quinn Number 6, Project sponsor Number 5, the rumor Jon Kent is coming out as a queer character, and more!

Harley quinn Number 6, titled “Cat & Quinn”, brought an art change. I have to say it will take a while for me to get used to the new art style. Make no mistake, however. Laura Braga’s art is engaging and comedic. However, compared to Rossmo’s work in the previous five issues, Braga’s panels felt a bit static to me. Additionally, I was a fan of Rossmo’s work on the Harley quinn solo book. This particular art style, in my opinion, showed how Harley looked at the world. Everything was colorful, a bit abstract and chaotic. I would have loved to see Rossmo’s take on Catwoman in the real story. At least we’ve got it in Rossmo’s sleeve.

Anyway, coming to the events that happened in the sixth issue of Harley quinn By writer Stephanie Phillips, we saw Harley walk into Alleytown and team up with Selina to end the drug transport to Hugo Strange. It was nice to see the two women working together. Maybe one day Ivy can join them and we can have a good Gotham City Mermaids meeting. Speaking of Ivy, I was surprised Selina didn’t mention her.

I think Selina could have given Harley a tip or two on how to balance the good and bad of her personality. But I guess, considering that Selina is still trying to figure out some things on her own, she couldn’t offer such a lecture yet. At least she’s happy that Harley is on a trip to right the wrongs in her past.

One of the best moments came when a group of minions decided to run away after realizing they were meant to fight Catwoman and Harley. I too would have gotten out of there. Or maybe he asked Catwoman to step on me?… I should stop.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: To pick up.

Superman Son of Kal-El review, issue 2
Jay and Jon speak in Superman: Son of Kal-El Issue 2 (Image: DC Comics)

Superman: Son of Kal-El Number 2

There is a rumor on Twitter about how DC Comics decides to make Jon Kent a homosexual and how, apparently, Superman: Son of Kal-El number 2 was the start of such a change. This is why I took this problem. After reading it, I can see writer Tom Taylor setting things up for such a reveal, but I’m still not sure it’s actually happening.

The current issue, titled “The Truth – Part One” showed Jon trying to live a normal life. He even disguised himself to go to high school but said the disguise only lasted a minute because he had to protect the students from an unfortunate attack. I liked Jon’s conversation with Clark about wanting to do more. It can be argued that Clark can do a lot more to help Earth, but as they say, with great power comes great responsibility. Clark must remember not to overdo it. He is not the type of person to lead humanity. But Jon is a little different from his father. He decided to play with politics and I can’t wait to see him feel the ramifications.

As for queer stuff, Jay Nakamura is definitely queer. As for the fact that Jon is also a queer character. I wouldn’t be against it. I understand that some people are talking about how comic book writers should introduce “new” characters instead of “recognizing” already established ones. Well, when it comes to the comics, Jon is, by comparison, a relatively new character. Unlike Tim Drake’s recent coming out, Jon hasn’t been around long enough for anyone to discuss how his sexuality has been cemented. Jon’s first appearance was back in July 2015 and he spent most of those years telling stories as a toddler. So Jon Kent being queer might work.

If Jon Kent appears as a queer comic book character, will it have an impact on Jon’s version in the live-action Superman and Lois TV show? Well, I hope so because not having at least one of the gay sons doesn’t make sense to me from a storytelling standpoint.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: To pick up.

Made in Korea Issue 4 Review
Made in Korea (Image: Image Comics)

Made in Korea Number 4

From writer Jeremy Holt, Made in Korea number 4 gave me a very unexpected, but pleasant turn of events. I wondered about Jesse’s programming and if she had the strength in her to hurt humans in insane ways. Fortunately, she didn’t. I loved seeing her save her entire school on her own. The way she smashed the brick walls to create escape routes looked very cool. The current issue showed that while Jesse cares about protecting humans, she is incredibly strong and would kill to keep others safe. With Jesse returning to his original creator, I can’t wait to see what will happen to him next.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

Ministry of Truth Issue 12 Review
The Department of Truth number 12 (Image: Image Comics)

The Department of Truth Number 12

From writer James Tynion IV we had a huge reveal in The Department of Truth number 12. Ruby has to go save Cole. That’s all I’m going to say spoiler-free. Plus, I liked the opening sequence that takes us back to Cole’s childhood and how his mother was forced to make a particular deal involving what Cole had been through.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

Thing that kills kids, issue 19 review
Something is killing the kids, issue 19 (Image: BOOM! Studios)

Something is killing the children Number 19

From writer James Tynion IV, the events that unfolded in Something is killing the children number 19 were more or less expected. However, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a pleasant problem as Erica got a rematch with the monster that killed her parents and friend. Erica has been strong from a young age. No wonder she ends up becoming the kind of adult we know in the present.

And while I appreciate that Aaron is more fleshed out during flashbacks, I can’t feel too invested in him because he’s no longer alive.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

Project sponsor issue # 5 review
Patron Project issue 5 review (Image: AfterShock Comics)

Project sponsor Number 5

I was provided with a free digital copy of Project sponsor number 5 for consideration. The opinions I have shared are my own.

By writer Steve Orlando, Project sponsor number 5 served as a conclusion to the current race. I don’t know if Orlando will come back to tell more stories in this world, but I hope because he left the door open. In the current issue, the team worked together to pilot the mechanical superhero and fight in a very different way than the real boss would have if he was still alive. However, the team’s victory was short-lived due to a few secrets being revealed. Like I said, I would like Orlando to come back to show the consequences of such a huge change.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: To pick up.

You can read Jessica’s review on Robin number 5 here.

Which comics did you choose this week? What do you think of the change in artistic style in Harley quinn number 6? What do you think about the fact that Jonathan Kent may be gay?

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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