Welcome to another awesome edition of the Comic Roundup! This week, the brand new Justice League of America forms in Justice League of America #1. And Wilson Fisk is turning over a new leaf (or is he?) in Kingpin #1.
Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 (DC)
Steve Orlando / Ivan Reis / Joe Prado / Oclair Albert / Marcelo Maiolo / Clayton Cowles
In the fallout of DC Rebirth’s latest event Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, Batman forms a new team of unlikely heroes to combat threats in the DC universe. Yeah, this premise might not be totally new, but Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 has a lot to offer both new fans and old.
Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 aims to answer one question: What makes a hero a hero? The team consists of a group of odd heroes and anti-heroes all looking for a second chance. Considering Batman is all about giving villains and unlikely heroes a second chance (E.g. Clayface in Detective Comics), it makes sense Bats is the one to bring together the new JLA.
If you’re a fan of unlikely team-ups in the DC universe, Justice League of America #1 is the right comic for you!
Kingpin #1 (Marvel)
Matthew Rosenberg / Ben Torres / Jordan Boyd / Travis Lanham
Fresh off the heels of an exciting Civil War II tie-in run, Matthew Rosenberg is back to penning an interesting story for our now former crime boss Wilson Fisk.
The setup for Kingpin #1 feels less like the Marvel books I’m used to reading. There’s more drama than action, but Rosenberg executes it flawlessly. It’s a slow burn getting to the meat of the story, but you can’t help but to be pulled in regardless.
Kingpin #1 stays true to the character we love. Even if you aren’t aware of all his misdeeds, you definitely get a sense of who Wilson Fisk is as the story progresses.
If you’re looking for something new and exciting to add to your pull-list, you should totally check out Kingpin #1.