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House of Slaughter Issue 1, The All-Nighter Issues 1 & 2 and more! – The Geekiary

By on October 27, 2021 0
House of Slaughter, number 1 (Image: BOOM! Studios)

Welcome to my comic book review rundown for the week of October 27, 2021. I’m going to talk about Slaughterhouse number 1, The White Night number 1 and 2, SWORD number 9, and more!

I’ll start by talking about the Slaughterhouse issue 1, co-authored by James Tynion IV and Tate Brombal. This prequel spinoff series stars Aaron as the leader. And while I want to know more about the Order from Aaron’s perspective, the fact remains that he died in the stream. Something is killing the children series. So I don’t think I’ll be able to get too involved in what Aaron is doing.

The premise seems to imply that Aaron was sent to hunt Jace, the first man he ever loved. And if he’s able to kill Jace in the spin-off and Aaron is already dead in the main series, why are we spending time with two queer characters who are no longer alive? I do not understand.

At this point Aaron is someone who has been bullied for most of his life, was not considered the strongest in the Order, fell in love with a likely traitor, and then was murdered by a group of monsters. Sigh!

I do not know if I will address the second problem. But let’s see.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: Up to you.

SWORD review number 9
Storm in SWORD Issue 9 (Image: Marvel Comics)

SWORD Number 9

From writer Al Ewing, SWORD Number 9 had the Shi’ar Imperial Guard landed on Arakko only to be faced with a very strong team of villains called the Deadly Legion. However, the tide of the battle should be heading for the good with Storm showing up at the very end. I can’t wait to see how the Omega-level Mutant Goddess fares against the Lethan Legion. I would love to see Ororo’s mutant powers cut off only for her to tap into her divinity and challenge the baddies to try and shut down her abilities again.

Not only does Storm and his team have to face off against a handful of powerful opponents, but a mole is operating inside SWORD. So yeah, the next issue should be awesome!

Art wise, I really liked the way Jacopo Camagni portrayed Storm’s hair blending into her storm cloud cloak. Ororo knows how to make an entrance.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: To pick up.

Stranger Things Tomb of YBWEN issue 2 review
Stranger Things: Tomb of YBWEN Issue 2 (Image: Dark Horse Comics)

Stranger Things: YBWEN’s Tomb Number 2

From writer Greg Pak, I think every Strange things fan should consider reading this issue number 4 YBWEN’s grave mini-series. The tale does an impressive job of exploring Will’s emotions after Bob’s death. I loved seeing Will’s friends trying to figure out the reason for his actions. They would have done the same if they had found a secret treasure map of Will after his death. Plus, it’s pretty refreshing to see the kids trying to survive a natural snowstorm instead of being an extra-dimensional being.

The second issue also gave Mr. Clarke more to do, and I liked that. He is an important support figure for Will and the rest of the children. And I can’t wait to see what role he will play in the current story. Also, do you think the spelling “YBWEN” “NEWBY” is something important or am I reading too much in it?

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: To pick up!

All-Nighter issues 1 and 2 review
The All-Nighter Issue 1 (Image: comiXology Originals)

The numbers 1 and 2 of the sleepless night

I was provided with free digital copies of The All-Nighter issues 1 and 2 for review. The opinions I have shared are my own.

From writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Jason Loo, I thought The White Night The comic book series was going to be about bored vampires, who run a restaurant at night only, decide to become superheroes, and fight crime overnight. Comics offer that, but also so much more. The construction of the world in issue 2 provided a narrative choice that I wasn’t expecting.

The first issue introduced us to the main characters. There are Alex, Joy, Ian and Cynthia. A guy in his twenties, it’s Alex who loves superheroes. Finally, dressing up in person to help stop an assault allows her to feel free from the monotonous life of the kitchen at the restaurant. Joy, who is essentially in her forties but stuck in the body of a 12-year-old child, intervenes during one of her missions.

It doesn’t take long for Alex to realize that wanting to be a vigilante wasn’t just a fun game. Masked superheroes get attention, and that’s something Alex’s crew doesn’t want. The supernatural creatures of The White Night have to pay attention to themselves or face serious consequences. I’m interested to see how Alex and his band deal with the mess he unknowingly helped create.

Again, without revealing a major spoiler, I didn’t expect this particular turn of events. Due to the way the magic seems to operate in this fictional world, a lot can happen. It’s not the most original concept, but that’s what I’m here for.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: To pick up!

You can read Jessica’s review on Robin number 7 here.

What comics have you read this week?

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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