Aquaman’s adventures in recent months have all pointed in one direction – the reunification of the Seven Kingdoms of the Sea under a new regime that is more about democracy and less about which 1,000-year-old Merman dynasties married which.
And you can thank Mera, Queen of Atlantis, for the initiative. Aquaman thanked her by hosting a surprise wedding / engagement party with her daughter and all of her friends present.
Throw a successful surprise public proposal without consulting your significant other: Now This is a superpower!
What else happens on the pages of our favorite comics? We will tell you. Welcome to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of books our comic book editor has enjoyed over the past week. There are partly social pages of superhero life, partly reading recommendations, partly “Check out this cool art”. There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. But there will be great comics. (And if you missed the last issue, read this one.)
Aquaman # 65
Why did it take these two seven years to tie the knot? Well, once upon a time there was the creative team behind DCs Batwoman Quit title because DC Editorial told them not to let Batwoman marry their friend
X-Force # 14
This week the tournament between Krakoa’s Champion X-Men and the best of Arrako came to a final result: the score is a tie and it all comes down to a duel between Apocalypse and his long-lost wife Genesis. But call out X-Force # 14 who, in this long X-Men tradition, tried to have Storm absolutely destroy someone in a knife fight.
The # 12
As is typical of a Kieron Gillen comic, The concluded its second arc with a revelation that completely changes the nature of history. I still enjoy it The, but I also struggle to remember what the hell happens in it every month.
Batman # 103
Harley Quinn versus Clownhunter – the unreasonable teenager who wants to kill everyone who has ever worked for the Joker – was a very fun fight.
Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices # 1
Marvels’ Dawn of X titles are a great exploration of the formation of a sovereign mutated nation and what that could mean for a truly mutated culture. But I wish the flagship books under this roof could take a little time to invent new mutant traditions, to discover what krakoa means to mutants linked to other contested nations or an endangered cultural heritage.
So far, I think the only books I’ve seen address this idea Black Panther, Vita Ayalas Marauders # 13 and that story in Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices, by Darcie Little Badger and Kyle Charles – all written by color creators. Other people in the X-Men scene should take note.
Something is killing the kids # 12
It’s hard to talk about Something is killing the children without spoiling it, but the horror adventure comic by Tynion and Dell’edera has just finished its second arc and continues to be very solid and keep drawing my attention to a new one with new world constructions.
Catwoman # 27
Kudos to Fernando Blanco for killing it on this site and Ram V for avoiding the artist so he could do it.
The Immortal Hulk # 40
Ewing’s slow unfolding of a new episode of “The Hulk and the Thing Throw Down” made a delicious cap this week The immortal hulkwhich is still a very good comic for every issue. But it’s Joe Bennett’s thing that really sells the last moment. The pose, the expression, the rocks. It is a good thing!
Dark Nights: Death Metal # 5
I am not going to try to summarize what is happening in Dark Nights: Death Metal at this point in the game. I just thought you’d like to know Wonder Woman has an army of Lobos.
Widowmaker: Red Guardian and Yelena Belova # 1
I may be biased, but I thought Devin Grayson did a great job with a calm but difficult thing with the widowmakers one-shot: provide a character portrait in an issue that made me feel like a character to like and understand who you person is and would be excited the next time i saw you.
Rorschach # 2
The second edition of Tom King and Jorge Fornés’ Guardian adjacent Rorschach plays out like a political mystery thriller in that I first remembered this panel being set in the Watchmen setting.