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Zero Point Number 1 and more! – The Geekiary

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Batman / Fortnite: Zero Point Issue 1 (Image: DC Comics)

Welcome to my comic book reviews for this week (April 21, 2021). I will cover Catwoman number 30, Batman / Fortnite: Point Zero number 1, Power rangers number 6, and more!

Opening with Batman / Fortnite: Point Zero writer Christos Gage number 1 and Reilly Brown pencils, I kind of enjoyed the latest crossover. Even if I don’t play Fortnite, I know a lot about it. This is why I think the creative team did a good job of capturing the overall feel of online gaming, where you have to shoot everyone you see while running away from the constriction barrier (created by a toxic storm ).

As far as I’m concerned, Batman fits perfectly into the first issue. Fortnite shenanigans. I liked the creative decision to erase his memory and make him unable to speak. There is also a mystery surrounding that pushed him through the portal. A few other Gotham City characters, including Harley Quinn and Catwoman, have already entered before him.

As a Batman / Catwoman fan, I appreciated that the two weakly remember each other even after their memories have been erased. See their muscle memory activate as they worked together to take out the characters in the Fortnite the franchise was fun.

batman fortnite zero point problem 1 review
Bruce and Selina in ‘Batman / Fornite: Zero Point Issue 1’ (Image: DC Comics)

With how things ended on a cliffhanger, I can’t wait to read the next issue. However, I can understand if such a crossover isn’t for all Batman fans. That said, each number comes with a numeric code. Fortnite players can redeem for exclusive in-game outfits and gear. So, yeah!

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: Up to you.

catwoman number 30 review
Catwoman Issue 30 (Image: DC Comics)

Catwoman Number 30

From writer Ram V and artist Fernando Blanco, Catwoman Angel number 30 gives Selina another important task to deal with. Even though Bruce and Selina are on hiatus and doing their own thing in their solo races, their respective narratives slowly converge. While Batman is busy in Gotham (which just saw the debut of a new Poison Ivy-related character named the Gardner), Catwoman searches for a lead to help rescue a kidnapped Ivy from a wealthy dude named Mr. Roy. She knows her current assignment involves things Bruce usually handles, but I liked her determination to do what she can on her own first to keep Alleytown safe.

As a Selina fan, I’m quite interested in the current arc. Fingers crossed, she is able to help Ivy. And as I understand it, she doesn’t want to involve Bruce (yet), couldn’t she call Harley? Ivy is his girlfriend, after all. Also, if you have any theories as to the identity of the mysterious guy who invited Selina to Mr. Roy’s party, let me know.

Does it include obvious queer characters? Yes.

Recommendation: To pick up.

Captain Marvel issue 28 review
Captain Marvel number 28 (Image: Marvel Comics)

Captain Marvel Number 28

Am I salty compared to Marvel Comics deciding to explore Carol (who has no natural affinity for magic) by venturing into the occult when the X-Office still hasn’t done a similar storyline for Storm (who has magic in his lineage !!!!)? Of course I am!

However, that said, I am a fan of writer Kelly Thompson, so I chose Captain Marvel number 28 to see what she has planned for Carol. With Jessica Drew bringing Carol to Dr. Strange for help, it becomes clear that he is reluctant to help her. Carol does not understand magic and wanting to become stronger or be invulnerable to magic in an attempt to avoid disaster in the near future, while heroic, comes with a lot of risks. Magic is not a toy or a weapon to be used as you please. There are rules that need to be followed. It takes years to master her craft, and Carol, wanting to take a crash course, rightly leads Dr. Strange to warn other wielders not to help her.

Loved the panel (above) where Carol contacts all the magic users she knows to try and get at least one to teach her. However, being desperate and running out of options, the reveal of who it is to ultimately makes for a very exciting cliffhanger.

I hope someone at the X-Office decides to explore Storm’s magical legacy as well, or at least find a way to get me to take a X Men comic book again.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: To pick up.

Power Rangers issue 6 review
Power Rangers Number 6 (Image: BOOM! Studios)

Power rangers Number 6

Writer Ryan Parrott continues his epic world, or should I say building a galaxy with Power rangers number 6. Due to the fact that Trini, Jason and Zack part ways with Zordon and spend too much time with Lord Drakkon, I appreciate that Parrott makes the young heroes understand that good and evil are not always clearly defined. As this book shows, sometimes you have to do the wrong thing for the right reasons.

Even though there were some morally punchy elements in the current issue, Parrott made sure to add a lot of action. The mission to rescue Jason, Zack, and Astronema from the police train turned out to be pretty quick thanks to artist Francesco Mortarino and colorist Raul Angulo.

Drakkon is clearly planning something, and I can sense that a lot of things don’t end in favor of the Power Rangers as they continue to roam the galaxy in search of the Empyreals.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

The Old Guard Tales Through Time issue 1 review
Joe and Nicky in ‘The Old Guard: Tales Through Time Issue 1’ (Image: Image Comics)

The Old Guard: Tales Through Time Number 1

While we wait The old guard 2 to be released on Netflix and the final installment of the main comic book series, at least we have the six issues The Old Guard: Tales Through Time anthology to provide us with enjoyable content. The first story, ‘My Mother’s Ax’, is by writer Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernandez. He focuses on Andy talking to Nile about his Labrys. Serving as a tale of “Theseus’ ship,” we learn about the origins of Andy’s weapon and how it came to be in its current state. For Andy, it’s the same gun his “mother” gave him even though, according to Nile, none of the original parts remain. But I guess for a person like Andy, it’s the memories that matter most.

The second story, “Zanzibar and other ports”, is by writer Andrew Wheeler and artist Jacopo Camagni. Set in Berlin, in November 1932, Joe and Nicky visit a bar and realize that for minorities (especially the queer community), the more things change, the more they stay the same. Each era will have those who wish to oppress or destroy others. Joe and Nicky have tried helping many people over the years and although it can get tiring, they know they can’t stop because that’s who they are. I liked how the mini-story made them realize that even though they can’t see it, for those they saved, Joe and Nicky will always be considered guardian angels.

Does it have an obvious queer representation: Yes.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

Spectrum Inspectors # 3 Review
Specter Inspectors Issue 3 (Image: BOOM! Comics)

Spectrum inspectors Number 3

From writer Bowen McCurdy and Kaitlyn Musto, Spectrum inspectors Number 3 gives us a lot of information on what our young leads are facing. A trip to the local museum to find clues to what the mayor was doing turns into a haunted mansion experience as the building separates the four into pairs.

As Gus and Astrid try to find their way back to Noa and Ko, we find out about Astrid’s feelings for Noa. I liked the way Astrid used the vision of the ghost that possessed her to find hidden paths in the building. Meanwhile, Ko and Noa’s interaction shares Ko’s true feelings about why he hangs out with the group even though he doesn’t like scary things.

As for the cult that wants to exorcise the demon, even though the members are human, I think their leader has some kind of supernatural ability. The children now know who is after them. So, I’m excited to see them trying to solve the current mystery while being pursued by the cult.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: TO PICK UP!

You can read Jessica’s review on Night wing Number 79 here.

What comics have you read this week? Did you like Catwoman number 30?

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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