I’m STILL catching up on comics I missed from 2018, which is how I happened to find myself reading BOOM! Studios’s Abbott a few weekends ago. And while writer Saladin Ahmed and illustrator Sami Kivelä delivered a heck of a supernatural crime thriller, it was colorist Jason Wordie’s work that blew me away.
Hey all, Merry Christmas (or wintertime celebration of your choice)!
I’m taking the week off from writing to celebrate with family. But if you’re looking for your normal dose of comics nonsense, I’d encourage you to check out my recent review of Klaus at Multiversity Comics. Klaus is one of my Christmas favorites; I’ve made a point of re-reading it each winter since it came out. I may even be reading it now, as you’re reading this!
If you’re a regular reader, thanks for taking the time to peruse the blog in 2018. And if you’re just popping by for today, thanks for being here! From me to you, I hope you have a great rest of your holiday season, and that your New Year starts out right.
If, a couple years ago, you’d asked me whether I’d care about a Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comic, I would’ve said, “Unlikely.” My nostalgia trigger is easy to trip, but for some reason, Power Rangers didn’t trip it. I love the concept, the characters, the Zords. But watching the show again with my friend’s at-the-time five year old, it didn’t hold up. I figured Rangers was something that was still awesome, but was no longer for me.
Enter Kyle Higgins and co.’s Mighty Morphin’ comic from BOOM! Studios. For the last thirty some issues, that book’s creative team has been producing a Power Rangers story that I care about, and that echoes some of the best “kids properties” comics I’ve ever read.
Last week, the story that’s been ongoing since issue one came to a head, in the finale of the multiverse-spanning Shattered Grid saga. And reader, it choked me up a little bit.