Dying and coming back is a trope in superhero stories. The list of heroes who haven’t died and returned is probably a lot shorter than the ones that have.
I’ve been reading comics most of my life, and usually stick with the superhero themed ones, but when Sandman #1 came out, I was hooked. I read each issue, talked about them with a good friend who generally doesn’t read comics at all but enjoyed these, and was constantly surprised and enthralled with where the stories went.
The third season of the very odd show begins with “HarlIvy,” the “couple name” of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, who have admitted their love for each other and run off together.
San Diego Comic Con, SDCC as most call it, is a hugely anticipated fan event. It’s the place where, among other things, a lot of big announcments are made. This year is no expection, and the folks at Marvel did a lot of talking about forthcoming projects. We got some character confirmations, specific release dates…
Now, they deal with versions of the afterlife, strange magic, really weirdly expressed grief, and get some guest stars from one of the greatest comic book series of all time. “Dead Patrol” is a really busy episode.
Now, Ally Alston (a very obscure character in the comics) and her cult have managed to put two worlds in grave danger, and the Man of Steel seems to be out of action. Things are looking grim in “Worlds War Bizarre,” the episode before the season finale.
Last episode resolved most of the story in Pakistan and the ties to Kamala’s family history, but ended with a major development back in Jersey City. Things get wrapped up, with plenty of surprises along the way, in “No Normal.”
This episode was all over the road, with unexpected guest stars, subplots lurking around every corner, and a lot of surprises.
Ms. Marvel has been a fantastic series so far. It’s visually stunning and clever, Iman Vellani is doing wonderfully as the titular hero, and they’re taking time to flesh out the characters and family relationships.
Superman and Lois is one of the best shows about superheroes I think I’ve ever seen, and this is a fantastic version of both Superman and Lois Lane.