Comic Crush Saturday: January 16th, 2021
Welcome to Comic Crush Saturday, our bi-weekly feature focused on the graphic elements of the book world. Comics became a huge part of my life a few years ago when I started reviewing them (and comic related TV shows) on Forever Young Adult. I’ve maintained a pulllist through my local comic shop, Isotope Comics, and even got Kelly to start one ;). You’ll find mini-reviews, what we’ve read recently, and more so check it out!
Featured Review of the Week
The Shadow Threat (House of El, #1)by Claudia Gray, Eric Zawadski
Published by: DC Comics
on January 5, 2021
Zahn is one of Krypton's elites: wealthy, privileged, a future leader. Sera is one of Krypton's soldiers: strong, dedicated, fearless. Their rule - bound society has ordained that their paths should never cross.
But groundquakes are shaking the planet's surface. Rebellious uprisings are shaking the populace. Krypton's top scientists — Jor-El and Lara — conduct a secret experiment that is meant to reform their planet from the cellular level up. Zahn and Sera must join forces to investigate the hidden dangers truly threatening Krypton. In the process, they form a bond that will endure past the end of the world.
Claudia Gray is the queen of taking IP and turning it into gold (she also seems to live in a world without time because HOW DOES SHE DO IT ALL?!). To say I was excited for House of El: The Shadow Threat is an understatement. I’ve always been curious about the time before Superman came to Earth and this trilogy starter was out of this world!
This page turner kept my fully in the story, with action, worldbuilding, and captivating art. The book establishes this universe’s unique take on the House of El and establishes itself as part of Superman but not reliant on him.
The Shadow Threat takes on not only the clear political instability as Krypton gets to a boiling point but also the challenges of genetic engineering. Classism reigns in the world of those with and without modifications, mirroring the issues we would inevitably have with such an endeavor.
A solid start to this series – I can’t wait to see what comes next!
TY DC Comics for sending me a copy of House of El: The Shadow Threat!
What We Can’t Wait For
There have been VERY FEW Star Wars graphic novels and I can’t wait for Cavan and Rachael’s The Monster of Temple Peak!
Best News of the Week
The more you know 💫.
A Kate Bishop short story, you say?
Agreed – Thank you for this gift!
Give Lindsey this comic!
Been waiting for more Silk and now it’s almost time!
Take that, Pratt.