Time to Pause and Reflect
Well...there were some good comics. Some that were a little odd. Some that just keep going on and on and on and on...and so on. My store didn't have Blue Beetle, nor Wolverine: First Class, which was a shame.
Is it me, or was it a little strange to have Marvel bring out practically every book they do with the word "Avengers" in the title all in one week? Is it a little odd that in "New Avengers" there apparently WEREN'T any Avengers, New or otherwise at all? Just a skrull clone of Reed Richards. I've been pretty much NOT picking up the whole Secret Invasion thingie, because it just seems to be treading water. Every week, there are more and more and more skrulls, but nothing much happens. I noticed in Previews that this whole thing is still going on in November, and immediately got a headache. For the love of God, how much Skrullery can one nation take? I don't want to be rude, but in the old days, Jack and Stan would have done this entire story in one or two books. Remember when they took a whole THREE issues to talk about Galactus? It was called the "Galactus Trilogy" and it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Nowadays, three issues just about covers Wolverine and Spider-Man looking at each other...quizzically.
Do you all remember that book that had the Ultimate Hulk tear the Ultimate Wolverine in half? That's right, it last came out a year or two ago. Well, apparently, the writer has FINALLY turned in the next issue. And I thought that Kevin Smith was late. Oh wait. He is. Gosh, I'm just being SOOOOO snarky today.
Rogues Revenge #2 was good. Really good. Don't try to replace the originals son, if you can't walk the walk. Heh.
I was so thrilled that the final issue of Teen Titans: Year One came out. It was...nice. But a little odd for a finale. And it went so quickly, I kept looking back to see if I had missed some pages or something. And Roy wasn't even in it. Still head and shoulders above the REGULAR Titans however. Eeyuck.
Brad Metzler's Last Will and Testament was a bit on the odd side. It didn't seem to mesh too well with Final Crises for one thing, but I suppose that I shouldn't let things like that surprise me. It did seem to dwell an awful lot on Geo-force. I mean...Geo-force? But man, that Joe Kubert artwork was beautiful.
Trinity was good. I'm enjoying Trinity. There, I've said it. Jack of Fables was a hoot as usual. Magog shows up in Justice Society. I hope that they give him some pants. Oh, and Hawkman is being a dick. The last issue of Catwoman was rather fun. James Robinson's Superman had its moments...primarily the last page. Woohoo! I found Superman Beyond to be a bit on the cunfusing side, until I went back and read it a few times. No doubt it will make sense in the end.
So, not a bad Wednesday all things considered. But if I never see another Skrull, it will be too soon. The only book that I've been enjoying in this whole crossover has been the Incredible Hercules.
BOY, am I cranky.