It’s hard to pick a superhero series when its protagonist is indelibly linked to a single creator or creative team – like Kamala Khan with G. Willow Wilson and Adrien Alphona. But I think YA author Samira Ahmed and artist Andrés Genolet (Escape) is off to a great start.
Everyone seems to be doing parallel universe jumping adventures these days, but only Ms. Marvel is suddenly brought to Bollywood Version of the Marvel Universe.
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We will let you know. Welcome to Funnies Monday, Polygon’s weekly list of the books our comics editors loved over the past week. It’s the social pages of superheroes’ lives, the reading recommendations section, the “look at this amazing piece of work”. There may be some damage. There may not be enough context. But there will be great comics. (And if you missed the final edition, read this.)
In Ahmed and Genolet’s five-volume new novel, Kamala gets caught up in an accident with her cousin’s wormhole machine and ends up in a Jersey city where everyone acts like a Bollywood movie – that’s the rule. And I really doubt this will be the last Marvel Strange Earth the series will visit.
This week Nightwing, equipped with no less than 10 spread pages, are a single contiguous image from front to back, tells the story of our hero rescuing his puppy from some despicable bandits.
Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić’s the eternal — possibly the best series ever, including Kirby’s run — is back. With the revelation that each time an Eternal is resurrected at the cost of a random human life, the unstoppable, immortal Ikaris is struggling to learn how to fight as his death takes its toll.
Every month there is a new issue Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow and every month, artist Bilquis Evely and colorist Matheus Lopes completely kill it.
With all the problems of Defender, the team has officially returned to the next earliest incarnation of the Marvel Universe, and as they did, Al Ewing and Javier Rodríguez have remade the world in a simpler form – until this matter, they come a place that has boiled over prototype of all Marvel’s heroes and villains slay it forever on a vast battlefield, and manipulating the cyan, magenta, yellow, and black colors gives you realistic control.
Needless to say, this rips.
Absolutely one of the funniest and most beautiful comics in the stands today is Catwoman: Lonely City. This has become big Batman: Animated Series vibe, in a stylishly reimagined near-future Gotham City, where old characters take on new roles – and Selina Kyle and Killer Croc are getting together and training-editing for the ultimate heist.
Other than that, I just love Croc’s rosy face.