Welcome to the Comic Roundup! This week, “darkness comes to the DC universe” in Dark Days: The Forge #1, the modern era of the Valiant universe gets retold in Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1, and Logan begins a new adventure as a new creative team takes over the helm in Old Man Logan #25.
Dark Days: The Forge #1 (DC)
James T Tynion IV / Scott Snyder / Jim Lee / John Romita Jr. / Andy Kubert / Scott Williams / Klaus Janson /Danny Miki / Alex Sinclair / Jeremiah Skipper / Steve Wands
The first part of DC’s highly anticipated Metal event starts here! When Batman finds himself in the middle of one of DC’s greatest mysteries, he instantly becomes tangled in a web that will likely set the stage for future events to come.
There’s a lot of jumping from place to place in the first issue alone. We visit familiar settings such a Mogo, the Batcave, and more all in the first few pages. But overall, you don’t feel too overwhelmed with the story and cameo appearances from DC’s most popular heroes and villains. With an all-star cast of writers and artists, this prelude to DC’s next big event is not to be missed.
Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1 (Valiant)
Rafer Roberts / Francis Portela
Some of the Valiant universes most acclaimed writers and artists come together to give readers a refreshing entry point into the fantastic Valiant universe. Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1 puts you in the middle of an adventure unlike other one’s in Valiant comics long history.
While not quite an encyclopedia of characters, places, etc. like one would expect from such a grand issue, readers will get a sense of who’s who without knowing their full backstories. If you’re new to the Valiant universe or in need of a refresher, this comic is a must buy!
Old Man #25 Logan (Marvel)
Ed Brisson / Mike Deodato Jr. / Frank Martin / VC’s Cory Petit
After finally letting go of his personal mission to return to his future, Logan finds himself confronted with some familiar faces from his past!
The cover teases only a fraction of what readers can expect from this new run. Ed Brisson does an excellent job at upping the stakes for our alternate Earth marooned hero. And as a added bonus, there’s a new mystery for Logan to solve: he’s not the only one who came from the Wasteland? Yup, this story is already off to a great start.