Black Hammer Reborn tells the now-familiar tale of superheroes who have moved on from heroing to try to lead a normal life, but have to return to it because something something power, something something responsibility. There’s plenty of interesting stories in that general genre, though, and it’s going to take a little more than that to make Black Hammer shine again.
Category: Comic Book Review
Just in time for Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, DC Comics proudly presents a new anthology series starring the Amazon Princess embellished in the the color of her famous lasso. You won’t want to miss this thrilling series celebrating the woman who inspires us all…and that’s the truth! Kicking things off, John Arcudi (B.P.R.D.) and Ryan Sook (Legion of Super-Heroes) reunite to show us the grace immortality grants a hero. Becky Cloonan (Wonder Woman) weaves a spine-tingling tale of Diana’s most precious weapon against the darkness. Then Amy Reeder (Amethyst) takes us back to the Golden Age for a fun romp co-starring Etta Candy. AJ Mendez and Ming Doyle (Constantine: The Hellblazer) travel to Themyscira for a tense family reunion. And finally, Nadia Shammas and Morgan Beem (Swamp Thing: Twin Branches) show us a story of Diana’s past failures coming back to haunt her.
Contraband is a story about the dangers of new technologies growing faster than society is ready for, social media in particular. It’s set in a bleak world where people are more interested in views than practically anything else, which is actually quite believable, but many other aspects of the story are so completely unrealistic that it’s hard to keep that in mind while reading it.