Pick of the Week
Kim & Kim 2
With fugitive Tom Quilt in tow, the Fighting Kims go off in search of the mysterious Lady Babylon, only to come up short. Turning to necromancy to help find her, things go about as badly as they possibly can.
I love these two girls. I’ve been looking forward to the second issue of this one for months. Picked the first up on a recommendation and have never regretted it. If you aren’t reading this one yet, I highly recommend it. Kim & Kim both stars a transwoman and was written by a transwoman.
Reasons to pick this one up: The art is gorgeous and the costumes are amazing. Kim and Kim are amazing besties who are friendship aspiration goals. The team is composed of mostly women and puts women in the front and center. There’s also sandworms, necromancy and bounty hunting.
Reasons to avoid: There are literally no reasons not to pick this one up. The only thing I would change is have them come out a little more frequently. The wait was interminable.
Poe Dameron #6
Poe and Agent Terex are in a race…to break out of jail! But with Black Squadron surrounded by deadly inmates…their only hope is BB-8?!?
In correction to my last post talking about this series, the blue murderbot actually belonged to Jessika Pava. I thought it was Snap’s because I had matched the droids up with the colors on the helmets from an earlier issue, but, apparently, the droids were not color coded for mine or anyone else’s convenience.
This issue features droids, prisoners, and more spaceship battles.
Reasons to pick up: I mean, who doesn’t love BB-8, especially when that little droid is saving the lives of everyone else in Black Squadron. Kare is still alive, although I have good money on her being the mole. Don’t let me down, Kare. Don’t exist in this comic just to be Snap’s love interest. (Side note: I actually ship Snap/Kare, but I dislike characters who exist only to be love interests.)
Reasons to avoid: Look, Snap got injured, and I don’t know if it was supposed to create dramatic tension or not, but it really didn’t since Snap is one of the people we know survives the end of the series. Tiny little alien creature and maybe a crapton of prisoners die.
“Ponies of Dark Water Part 3” Chaos reigns over Ponyville as normal ponies across town turn evil! It’ll be up to Spike and the Cutie Mark Crusaders, with the help of an unexpected ally, to save the day!
Um, evil ponies don’t really seem that evil. I mean, evil Rainbow Dash seemed a little cocky, but there is some truth in what she was saying. I don’t know if I would go as far to say that she was faster than all the Wonderbolts combined, but it’s a pretty safe bet to say that she is faster than all the other Wonderbolts. Also, I love when Evil Twilight is a thing. It’s one of my favorite parts about the third Equestria Girls movie.
“DIE LAUGHING” part 3! In this concluding chapter, Coney Island threatens to collapse completely under a tidal wave of zombies! Harley’s got a lead on a cure-but what’s it going to take to administer it to a thousand flesh-hungry fiends? Here’s hoping Poison Ivy has an idea…
Unfortunately, the zombies are gone, but on the plus side, the teenage runaway alien is going to be okay after he gets fused back together by his parents. Poison Ivy and Harley are back together again, and going to the Bahamas soon.
“THE WHISPERER WAR” Part Two. The war rages on.
Zombies, zombies, zombies, and some guy’s a dick. I skipped about 150 volumes before I started reading, so I’m a little behind and am still not entirely sure who is who.