The Six Sidekicks follows the former sidekicks of popular action television star Trigger Keaton as they attempt to solve his murder. The only problem is that Trigger is a bonafide piece of shit, and no one really cares. In fact, just about everyone is happy Trigger bit the dust and are satisfied to leave it at that. What follows is a hilariously crafted first issue from writer Kyle Starks and artist Chris Schweizer.
Set in 1936 Chinatown, The Good Asian follows Edison Hark, mainland America’s first Chinese American detective. He is tasked with finding Ivy Chen, a maid and secret lover of his surrogate father, millionaire Mason Carroway. But what starts as a simple missing persons case quickly escalates into something more dire.
The influence that Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition has on Henry Barajas and Bryan Valenza’s Helm Greycastle #1 is readily evident on its cover: A band of misfit adventurers ready to cause trouble. But while many D&D games are inspired by standard western fantasy tropes, Barajas and Valenza inject Mesoamerican history and culture into this sword and sorcery tale.
Warner Bros. has officially dropped the trailer for their next DC Comics film, The Suicide Squad (2021). Written and directed by James Gunn and co-written by the original Suicide Squad comicbook writer John Ostrander, The Suicide Squad looks exactly as I expected it to from the man who directed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and 2010’s Super starring Rainn Wilson. So without further ado, let’s dive in.
With 18 issues left, the end is just on the horizon. Volume six functions as a bit of a soft reboot, reformatting the Squad into a freelance, mercenary team-for-hire. But everything else I’ve come to love about Suicide Squad remains the same: Concise, tightly-plotted political thrillers with fun character moments.
This is the first time the Squad has gone public, so I was pretty excited to see where this crossover would go. Unfortunately, The Janus Directive ends up being largely inconsequential. It’s not all bad though as we got our first look at Peacemaker, who looks primed for typical James Gunn shenanigans (Have you watched Super (2010) yet?) and witnessed some fun superhero action. But I am ready for a return to regular Squad books and next issue promises another personal files story. This one should be good.