Monday, May 22, 2017
Elementary's season finale wraps up the the gang storyline which began with the introduction of Shinwell (Nelsan Ellis). A brewing gang war between the group Shinwell hoped to take down and a rival gang has the whole city on edge. Discovering events began with the abduction and murder of the sister of a rival gang leader, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) watch as Tyus Wilcox (Stephen Rider) turns events to his advantage, cutting a deal with the District Attorney to avoid prosecution and help stop a gang war. With Holmes distracted by events he refuses to share with his partner, Watson digs deeper to find justice for Shinwell.
I loved this issue! Even after years Astro City can still surprise me. With the single-issue story "The Cat Who Walked Through Walls," Astro City #44 touches on a theme near and dear to my heart: animal heroes. In this case the animal is the pet cat of two Astro City heroines - Sunhawk and Nightingale who are completely unaware about what their pet does when they aren't looking (other than try and knock dangerous substances off of tables and shelves).
"Episode CI" offers a bittersweet ending to the tale of the time-displaced samurai warrior that began on August 10, 2001. With Jack (Phil LaMarr) captured all eyes turn to Aku (Greg Baldwin) who broadcasts his victory across the entire world. The final episode brings in several faces we've seen over the course of the series including a personal favorite of mine in the forest creatures that once taught Jack to jump good. Rising to the call, all of those once saved by Jack attack Aku giving Jack a fighting chance. While not in any serious threat, the sheer number of Woolies, Scotsmen, Spartans, Canine Archaeologists, Archers, Triseraquins, the giant Robo Samurai, and others do provide the momentary distraction for Jack to reach the Aku-controlled Ashi (Tara Strong) who not only discovers her free will but also the fact that she shares Aku's powers - which include the ability to create a time portal.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
"Purple" comes to a close by finally revealing the truth of how everyone forgot that Matt Murdock was Daredevil. As expected, given the events of the recent issues, events tie back to the Purple Man and his children. After defeating Kilgrave, the Purple Children decide to make one final use of their father's machine to undo the damage he did to the city and to Daredevil. And just like that, Daredevil's true identity was forgotten.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Clad in a TARDIS dress and Doctor Who tights actor John Barrowman literally brought the house down at this year's Planet Comicon entertaining fans and continuing right through a mishap that nearly brought the entire stage down on him.