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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Still More Reviews

I'm still breathless over the quantity and quality of last weeks books, so I'm still telling you to go out and get them. Because we can NEVER have too many comic books.

Ok, Batman Confidential, is still making me grin like a loon in delight over Kevin Maguire's magnificently expressive artwork. And Fabian Nicieza is doing a pretty darned good job too. Catwoman and Batgirl are STILL trying to get the notebook back, but have just been joined by a properly stoic Batman. Catwoman is all over him, while poor Batgirl is just hoping that she won't get yelled at. Batgirl however IS quite overjoyed when it is she that Batman picks to accompany him in the Batmobile. Nya nya nya!

The Riddler shows up and offers to translate the notebook, but he's far too prissy and fastidious to take part in any of the fighting that inevitably occurs when our three heroes all show up. Catwoman is still trying to free her friend,and beats up on Anatoly the monster Russian. She's not doing too well, so against Batman's advice, Batgirl can't control her heroic impulses, and leaps into help out. Naturally, Catwomans sees her opportunity to grab her friend, and splits, which leaves poor Batgirl in a sticky situation. With what is probably a HUGE internal sigh, Batman decides to intervene.


And that is that. However, Batgirl STILL doesn't have the notebook, since the Riddler has calmly walked off with it in the midst of all the mayhem. Batgirl is able to follow him, since she cleverly planted a battracker in the book, and ends up locked in the middle of Arkham Asylum.

This is probably a bad thing.

It's fun, it moves right along, and each cliffhanger only adds to the excitement. You really ought to be reading this book.

Meanwhile, over in Wonder Woman, Diana has managed to find her way back to the REAL world, hotly pursued by D'Grth, who is the Devil, apparently. The artwork is awfully pretty, and Gail Simone delivers another good story. A traffic helicopter ends up being too curious for its own good, and an ensorcelled Wonder Woman has to reluctantly save the news crew, but she's pretty cranky about having to do so...for which one can hardly blame her.

D'Grth is busy offering her all that she desires, and she actually stops and thinks about it for a moment, before she remembers the doomed wolfpack from a few issues ago, and starts fighting again.

During all of this, Tom Tresser aka Nemesis is back at Diana's apartment, where he has discovered and been discovered by her rather unnusual roommates. Oh, and Donna Troy shows up. They actually manage to have a civil conversation, and Tom decides to call off his goons. Donna and the apes decide that maybe he's not so bad after all. I feel the same way, Tom is beginning to grow on me. Must be his sense of humor.

Diana has managed to get her powers back and defeats D'Grth rather handily, managing to drag him back to the other world, with him pleading and trying to bargain with her the entire way, including a speech right out of "the Princess Bride" which made me laugh. The day is saved, the bad guys get their comeuppance, the good guys realize she's not so bad, and a good time is had by all. The great white apes try to show their newfound appreciation of Tom Tresser by grooming him. Something creepy peeks in the window. And Director Steel is showing a little stress.




At 10:50 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Hey, Sally -- Just out of curiosity ... I know you read more titles than you cover in your reviews, so I'm wondering just what titles are on your pull list these days.

Of course, you don't have to answer that if you don't want to. :-)

Just curious!

At 7:37 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Probably far far too many. I like to get:

Booster Gold
The Brave & the Bold
Action Comics (now that Geoff Johns is doing it)
Checkmate (which is going to be cancelled)
Blue Beetle
Birds of Prey
Green Lantern
Green Lantern Corps
Justice League
Justice Society
Lone Ranger
Astonishing X-Men
Incredible Hercules
Wonder Woman
Batman Confidential(so long as Kevin Maguire is doing the art)'
Punisher(so long as Garth Ennis writing it)
Green Arrow/Black Canary
Final Crises
Jack of Fables
Jonah Hex

And whatever else happens to look good.

Crap, that's a lot of comics!

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Yowza! Bet you had no idea you were getting that many titles until you compiled that list, huh? ;-)

I gotta admit, I've been curious about Zorro and Lone Ranger, but I haven't been brave enough to pick 'em up yet. :-)

AND -- that lousy Googum! He said he'd tagged you, but I don't see a tag anywhere! Grrrrr ...!!!

At 8:17 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Zorro and Lone Ranger are pretty good actually. The stories move a bit slower, and they only come out once in a blue moon it seems, but it is pretty artwork, and nice dialogue and stuff. It's nice to take a break from all the superhero stuff all the time. And I like Westerns.

Of course the greatest Western of all time, is Lt. Blueberry, by Charlier and Giraud (aka Moebius) It's French, so it's a bit hard to come by, but it is FABULOUS!

At 7:30 PM, Blogger aoc gold said...

The Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star!

How I wonder what you are,

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.


When the blazing sun is gone,

When he nothing shines upon,

Then you show your little light,

Twinkle, twinkle all the night.

The dark blue sky you keep

And often thro' my curtains peep,

For you never shut your eye

Till the sun is in the sky.


'Tis your bright and tiny spark

Lights the traveler in the dark;

Though I know not what you are
Twinkle, twinkle, little star!

-----by aoc power leveling


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