Greetings comic book fans and welcome to another episode of the Crank File. Every Wednesday is new comic book day and on Tuesdays I like to spotlight some of the stuff I’ll be checking out.
Here’s what I’m reading this week:
The Top of the Pile: Moon Knight #1
Words: Jed Mackay
Art: Alessandro Cappuccio
I AM MOON KNIGHT! The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a renegade priest of an unworthy god. But while Khonshu languishes in a prison that Moon Knight put him in, Moon Knight must still observe his duty: protecting those who travel at night. Let it be known – Moon Knight will keep the faith. Rated T+
The Mainstream One: Nightwing #82
Words: Tom Taylor
Art: Bruno Redondo
Melinda Zucco’s connection to the man who killed Dick Grayson’s parents wasn’t a surprise to the Bludhaven hero, but what the former Robin discovers about Melinda’s ties to the Flying Graysons leaves the usually upbeat detective speechless.
The Indie One: Black Hammer Reborn #2
Words: Jeff Lemire
Art: Caitlin Yarsky
Lucy Weber, formerly the powerful hero Black Hammer, is struggling to keep her daughter from following the same path of heroism–a battle she’s seems destined to lose as the family is confronted with spatial warps, shark monsters, and familiar faces from the past that threaten to bring more violence into their lives than they ever wanted.
The #1 One: Blue & Gold #1 (of 8)
Words: Dan Jurgens
Art: Ryan Sook
Desperate to regain the spotlight, Booster Gold looks to attract the public’s (and Justice League’s) attention the same way any washed-up, second-rate hero would, social media. The not-so-tech-savvy hero from the 25th century enlists the help of his best friend, Blue Beetle, who possesses both the money and the brains to help his old pal navigate the scary world of internet influencers. Watch out, evildoers, our heroes are live and online! Don’t miss Dan Jurgens’ triumphant return to Booster Gold with the help of all-star artist Ryan Sook (Legion of Super-Heroes), telling a tale filled with heart and maybe even redemption for DC’s two favorite underdogs!
The One I’m Buying for the Cover: Deadly Class #47
Words: Rick Remender
Art: Wesley Craig
Cover Art: Jeff Dekal
‘SAVE YOUR GENERATION,’ Part Three – Saya hides in the shadows of San Francisco avoiding her brother’s killers until an unexpected visitor from the past forces her to choose between survival and the family throne she covets. When you love someone, is it forever? Can you rediscover those feelings once the flame is out?
That’s all I got this week. Until next time, carpe comics!