We’ve Got Issues: Comic Book Reviews for June 3, 2015

Comic Book Reviews for June 3, 2015

Welcome back to We’ve Got Issues, Pop-Break’s weekly comic book review column. Each week our team of writers will review the latest issues from a variety of different comic book publishers.

Below are a selection of books that came out on June 3, 2015 that we have chosen to review. Click the link under each preview to read the full review of that issue. Also feel free to use the comment section to tell us what books we should review for next week. We will give you a shout out on Twitter if we use your selection.

Archie Comics

Archie #666 Review

Written by Tom DeFalco / Art by Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Pat and Tim Kennedy

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“What a fun, evil time for the creators of Archie. However, besides Mr. Weatherbee, Archie’s last issue was anything but evil. After getting yet another detention, his 666 to be exact, Archie is almost certainly going to be expelled. Though he would only be moving to Central High, his friends are despondent. His teachers and friends recount all the times Archie had messed up but soon realize all he ever tries to do is help. No one wants to see Archie get expelled so everyone bands together to help him clean and repaint the hallway before Mr. Weatherbee’s deadline.” – Marley

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Dark Horse Comics

Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #1

Art by Ricardo Delgado

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“The book is a peculiar one, in the same style as his earlier Reptiles books. The comics are purely art-based, with no text throughout other than the title and the credit page. As a result, the comic relies completely on Delgado’s art to progress the narrative, an unorthodox form of storytelling in the comic book world.” – Christian

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DC Comics

Green Arrow #41

Written by Benjamin Percy / Art by Patrick Zircher

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Green Arrow #41 marks the beginning of a new direction for Oliver Queen and with it, a new creative team. Writer Benjamin Percy and artist Patrick Zircher have basically ignored the most recent, almost embarrassingly slight arc written by Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski with Daniel Sampere on pencils. What they’ve created is closer to the darker, better run by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino that ended last year, but with an added touch of the supernatural.” – Marisa

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Image Comics

Airboy #1

Written by James Robinson / Art by Greg Hinkle

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“In what certainly turned out to be a pleasant surprise, Airboy has a very dark sense of humor while littered with nice bits of wisdom throughout. During the night of sex, drugs, adultery, and horse tranquilizers our characters begin to bond and finally get somewhere with their project. Together writer James Robinson and Artist Greg Hinkle really hit the nail on the head by approaching this series differently by making themselves the two main characters giving the reader great insight on the comic book industry, how it works, and the pitfalls of creating something new for fans.” – Ryan

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The Covenant #1

Written by Rob Liefield / Art by Matt Horak

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“Reading The Covenant strongly reminded me of CCD. We would watch VeggieTales reconstructions of religious moments in history or read watered down picture books describing these holy events. They were expository, simple, and boring. Following in the footsteps of my 7-year-old self, I call bullshit.” – Marley

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The Wicked + The Divine #1

Written by Kieron Gillen / Art by Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson

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“Yes, it’s kind of depressing, but it’s also a fascinating exploration of creativity and self-expression told with a cast of characters that is race-, sex- and gender-diverse. It also looks incredible. Jamie McKelvie’s lines are simple, clean and infinitely expressive while Matthew Wilson’s colors make you wonder why real life never looks so lush. And if that doesn’t entice you, how about this: Rihanna is already goddess, but imagine her with superpowers.” – Marisa

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