Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Elektra #2

Elektra #2 comic reviewIn the aftermath of her heroic action to save a casino worker from an abusive work environemnt, Elektra plans to put the entire series of events behind her and move on a soon as possible. Those plans fall through rather quickly with sudden appearance of a generic robotic version of the Royal Flush Gang that push the assassin into showing off more of her skills for her new admirer.

Iron Fist – Under Leaf Pluck Lotus / Immortal Emerges from Cave

The fifth and six episodes of Iron Fist finally get around to introducing the series' villains. Returning from the Second Season of Daredevil are the still-ill-defined versions of the Hand. Yah? Along with them comes Rosario Dawson in her role as Claire, the only character who has appeared in all four series. A student of Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Claire gets pulled back into the super-hero nonsense she hoped she had moved past when Danny (Finn Jones) and Colleen's paths reconnect and she helps him investigate the Hand's illegal drug smuggling being done in the ports Rand owns. The discovery of the drug's creator (Olek Krupa) will force Danny into direct confrontation with the Hand to free the man's daughter (Alessia Sushko), and it will force Claire and Colleen to make a hard decision given the man's failing health.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Supergirl - Distant Son

When Mon-El's (Chris Wood) parents (Teri Hatcher, Kevin Sorbo) put an outrageous bounty out on Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) aliens begin attacking the Kryptonian, forcing Kara to reluctantly stand down. Hoping to convince them that Mon-El is better off on Earth, Kara meets with Rhea (Hatcher) and only survives a sneak attack by the queen thanks to Mon-El stepping in and agreeing to return to Daxam. The story's main purpose is to show how much Mon-El has grown as a character, wiling to sacrifice himself and his own happiness for the woman he loves (who, despite orders not to engage the aliens, isn't going to let Mon-El leave without a fight).

Elementary - Dead Man's Tale

The discovery of a body in a storage locker sends Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) down the rabbit hole on a dizzying case involving sunken pirate treasury, theft, murder, and fraud, with no scarcity of suspects. While the true motivation for the killing alludes them, eventually the pair will discover the truth about the pirate gold, and their murder victim.