Within the pages of Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, our expensive Jimmy has develop into the Jake Paul of Gotham City. He met the Porcadillo. Someone murdered his decoy corpse. And many different issues apart from, like Gorilla City weddings and Red Lantern cats.
But this week, with Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber’s last difficulty, the comedian revealed its most inconceivable twist but: It’s really fixing a significant downside in Superman comics proper now. Namely, the Daily Planet’s solvency. After publishing the inside track that the paper’s new proprietor was the chief of Metropolis’ “Invisible Mafia,” and accountable for many dangerous stuff, the Daily Planet discovered its credibility ruined, its funding gone, and the FBI on its doorstep.
But in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #12, Jimmy found out a solution to get the Planet sufficient cash to maintain going endlessly, which signifies that this bonkers little collection during which Jimmy Olsen and Batman get in a prank struggle is a real continuity linchpin. Bravo to everybody concerned.
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Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #12
Oh, and Jimmy acquired the cash to save lots of the Daily Planet after discovering that he and his siblings are secretly distant cousins of Lex Luthor, which supplies them veto management over any us of the Luthor fortune, so the Joker isn’t the one one annoying the billionaires of the DC Universe.
It in all probability received’t come as a shock to you that the kickoff difficulty of Marvel’s summer season crossover ended with a giant twist — however then once more it was a really massive twist. After months of punching up a battle between the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the Kree, and the Skrulls, it appears to be like like all people’s gonna be preventing — checks notes — the Cotati? Remember the Coatati? The plant individuals who additionally lived on the Kree dwelling planet? The ones they murdered? If you don’t, that’s high-quality, no one else did both.
Looking to search out out what occurs subsequent with The Old Guard? Wondering if Andy and Quynh have been gal friends or one thing extra? I like to recommend The Old Guard: Force Multiplied, the sequel comedian that simply wrapped up over at Image.
Sure, I suppose there’s a Batmanhattan Who Laughs, now, however I hold enthusiastic about how all people within the DC Universe is so uninterested in Nightmare Batmans that no one on this scene is even being attentive to the Batmobeast’s backstory.
Free Comic Book Day X-Men
If 2020 had gone as deliberate for Direct Market comics, we’d already be studying X of Swords, however a minimum of now we’ve got Marvel’s deliberate Free Comic Book Day preview difficulty for the occasion. It’s fantastically drawn and doesn’t actually inform us rather more about what’s going to occur — however what’s going to occur will contain the X-Men, and swords, and is that not sufficient?
Strange Adventures #3
The additional we get into Strange Adventures, the extra I’m interested by it. Adam Strange requested Mister Terrific to research him to show his innocence. But now that Terrific is popping over rocks he and his spouse would relatively go away alone, the Stranges are weaponizing their … let’s say lilly white fame as heroes towards him. The plot is considerably thickening.
Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto
Check out Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto for a pleasant story about Magento and Namor having undersea adventures, after which go learn this very interesting piece at Xavier Files that examines whether or not Magneto keeps kosher.
A fast Nightwing replace: He’s been brainwashed by the Joker, simply in time for Joker War.
Captain Marvel #17
Absolutely the cutest factor is Ms. Marvel getting invited to the grown-up superhero sport evening and assuming they’re taking part in board video games once they’re really taking part in poker. Baby woman. (Don’t fear, she convinces them to do an escape room as a substitute and Villain Things Happen — it’s a great difficulty.)