A Miles Morales: Spider-Man #3 Micro-Review – The Spider-Man of Milwaukee?

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Miles Morales Spider-Man 3, cover, February 2023, Dike Ruan, Alejandro SanchezTITLE: Miles Morales: Spider-Man #3
AUTHOR: Cody Ziglar
ARTISTS:
Federico Vicentini, Bryan Valenza (Colorist), Cory Petit (Letterer). Cover by Dike Ruan & Alejandro Sanchez.
RELEASED: 
February 1, 2023

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

This issue goes by pretty fast. But it does give us a backstory for our villain, who we see on the cover. It’s a pretty good one, too. One that, in hindsight, I’m surprised wasn’t thought of sooner.

A thought has stuck with me through these last three issues: Does New York City really need two Spider-Men? Couldn’t Miles have branched out to another city? Like say, Milwaukee? (Which happens to be the closest major city to me.) I mean, Milwaukee could be ripe with supervillains! All dying for a chance to steal that statue of the Fonz

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A Star Wars: Sana Starros #1 Micro-Review – A Family Adventure

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Star Wars Sana Starros 1, cover, February 2023, Ken Lashley, Juan FernandezTITLE: Star Wars: Sana Starros #1
AUTHOR: Justina Ireland
ARTISTS:
Pere Perez, Jay David Ramos (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by Ken Lashley & Juan Fernandez.
RELEASED:
February 1, 2023

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

This is a solid start. A good jumping on point for Sana’s adventures, especially because you don’t need to know a great deal about her exploits with Han Solo or Doctor Aphra to get settled in.

Justina Ireland knows this universe well, having penned several Star Wars novels. In this issue she starts a story with an unexpected center: Family. I can’t say I expected this series to be a family adventure, but Ireland succeeds in getting us invested. I’ll be back for more.

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A Scarlet Witch #2 Micro-Review – Equally Enthralled

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TITLE: Scarlet Witch #2
AUTHORS: Steve Orlando, Stephanie Williams
ARTISTS:
Sara Pichelli, Chris Allen, Elisabetta D’Amico (Inking Assistant), Matthew Wilson (Colorist), Dee Cunniffe (Colorist), Cory Petit (Letterer). Cover by Russell Dauterman.
RELEASED:
February 1, 2023

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Last month I was enthralled by how Sara Pichelli rendered Wanda. This month I’m equally enthralled with her take on Viv Vision. She leans into the character’s machine side, making her look more mechanical than many other artists do.

Storm appears alongside Wanda in a back-up tale this month. Has she ever, historically, been portrayed as a character with magic abilities in addition to mutant ones? That’s what this issue states. But I’ve never heard of that. Fittingly Storm is also rendered beautifully by Chris Allen.

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Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #3 Micro-Review – The Evolving Dynamic

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Once Upon a Time at the End of the World 3, cover, January 2023, Alexandre TefenkgiTITLE: Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #3
AUTHOR: Jason Aaron
ARTISTS: Alexandre Tefenkgi, Nick Dragotta, Lee Loughridge (Colorist), Rico Renzi (Colorist), AndWorld Design (Letters). Cover by Mike Del Mundo.
RELEASED: 
January 25, 2023

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Between a full-frontal shot of old-man Maceo, and some well-placed F-bombs, this almost felt like an issue of Saga. Not necessarily in a bad way, though.

The most interesting thing about this book continues to be the evolving dynamic between Mezzy and Maceo. How they contrast, how they influence each other, etc. Thus far, the series has been at its strongest when it’s just the two of them. It’ll be interesting to see how that changes, or doesn’t change, as the story continues to expand.

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The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1 – Miscellaneous Information Dumping Ground

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The Flash One-Minute War Special 1, cover, January 2023, Serg AcunaTITLE: The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1
AUTHOR: Jeremy Adams
ARTISTS: Various. Cover by Serg Acuna.
RELEASED: 
January 31, 2023

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

There’s a lot of good information in here, including the origin of our villains, which expands the scope of this One-Minute War story. At certain points it sort of comes off like a miscellaneous information dumping ground. In other words, this is where Jeremy Adams put a lot of the exposition he couldn’t fit into the ongoing narrative of the story for fear of slowing it down. Makes sense.

On the downside, none of the heroes we see on the cover actually appear in the issue. That kind of thing always annoys me.

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A Star Wars: Yoda #3 Micro-Review – Yoda Out Yonder

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TITLE: Star Wars: Yoda #3
AUTHOR: Cavan Scott
ARTISTS:
Nico Leon, Dono Sanchez-Almara (Colorist), Joe Caramagna (Letterer). Cover by Phil Noto.
RELEASED: 
January 25, 2023

The book’s inaugural story wraps up here. I  haven’t necessarily been enthralled with the story up to this point. But Scott, Leon, and their crew stuck the landing with this story about a conflict between two alien races, and an ending that feels true to what the Jedi Order fight for. This is the strongest Star Wars: Yoda has been yet.

Leon and Sanchez-Almara’s renderings of Yoda really stood out to me this month. They may have a better handle on the character than any team I’ve seen recently.

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AN MMPR/TMNT II #2 Micro-Review – The Witch in Leather

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MMPR:TMNT II 2, cover, January 2023, Dan MoraTITLE: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #2
AUTHOR: Ryan Parrott
ARTISTS:
Dan Mora, Raul Angulo (Colorist), Ed Dukeshire (Letterer)
RELEASED: 
January 25, 2023

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

“Ranger X” is the name of Rita Repulsa’s new brainwashed Power Ranger. That’s a cool name for a Ranger…

Between this book and the storyline in the MMPR ongoing right now, there seems to be an impetus to put Rita in tight leather outfits. What’s the deal with that?

The TMNT and MMPR worlds seem much more integrated in this book. For instance, there’s talk of there being Rangers in Dimension X’s past. The two teams even shout “Power-Bunga!” together. Not sure how I feel about that last one.

Either way, Mora and Angulo make it all look epic.

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A Batman – One Bad Day: Catwoman #1 Micro-Review – “Why Do I Steal?”

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Batman - One Bad Day Catwoman 1, cover, January 2023, Jamie McKelvieTITLE: Batman – One Bad Day: Catwoman #1
AUTHOR: G. Willow Wilson
ARTISTS:
Jamie McKelvie, Clayton Cowles (Letterer)
RELEASED: 
January 24, 2023

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I’m not a huge fan of the current Catwoman costume, which for some reason has no armpits. But damn, Jamie McKelvie’s art makes about as strong an argument for it as you’ll ever find. Selina is always gorgeous, but she rarely looks this gorgeous.

“Why do I steal? Because what things cost has nothing to do with what they’re worth.” Great line.

G. Willow Wilson is so good sometimes, it’s scary. I’d be more than game to see her on the ongoing Catwoman series someday.

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An X-Terminators #5 Micro-Review – Roller Skates and Booty Shorts

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X-Terminators 5, cover, January 2023, Federico Vicentini, Matt MillaTITLE: X-Terminators #5
AUTHOR: Leah Williams
ARTISTS:
Carlos Gomez, Bryan Valenza (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by Federico Vicentini & Matt Milla.
RELEASED: 
January 25, 2023

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Dazzler spends most of this issue in roller skates and booty shorts. Based on what we’ve seen in the previous four issues, that seems about right.

I’m sad to see this miniseries end. It indulged in the cheesecake quite a bit, but it still managed to be a hell of a lot of fun. Like a good buddy-action-comedy for the ladies. I’m not sure how likely it is, but I’d definitely be up for more!

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A TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures #4 Micro-Review – Microscopic Mousers!

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TMNT Saturday Morning Adventures 4, cover, January 2023, Tim LattieTITLE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #4
AUTHOR: Erik Burnham
ARTISTS:
Tim Lattie, Sarah Myer (Colorist), Nathan Widick (Letterer)
RELEASED: 
January 25, 2023

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

This is the last issue of this Saturday Morning Adventures miniseries. But this has been a lot of fun. I’d definitely be up for more of this.

As the cover indicates, the Turtles go into Splinter’s bloodstream in this issue to fight tiny Mousers. As it turns out, Splinter’s white blood cells look like tiny, pale rats. Who knew?

If you watched the TV show when you were a kid, you can practically hear that old cartoon soundtrack during certain scenes in these issues. That may be the greatest compliment I can bestow upon them.

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