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Friday, September 05, 2008

Why this is Delightful

Usually the first week of the month is a bit thin for me, but not THIS week! Of course there were actually three books that I SHOULD have gotten last week, that finally showed up, such as Ambush Bug, Blue Beetle and Wolverine:First Class. (Curse you Diamond!) Oh, and Green Lantern was a week late, but I finally got my greedy mitts upon it. However, THIS week, Diamond had to go and not deliver Manhunter! Gah!

I can't win for losing.

But anyway, it was a very nice week, lack of Manhunter not withstanding. I'm talking about Jonah Hex, and some VERY bizarre shenanigans, all teamed up with J.H. Williams artwork. More people really ought to be reading Jonah Hex. Dwayne and I can't carry this book by ourselves, people!

There was the first issue of Secret Six, and I am just giggling with joy. So much goodness...and it is only the first issue! Floyd Lawton is just SO fabulous. So is Catman of course. And Ragdoll and Bane of all people. And I even felt a little sympathy for poor Scandal. They may be morally ambiguous, but by gosh, this little group of people WORKS so well together. All this and Butter Brickle icecream! Yum!

Fables is nice and thick this month. We come to the conclusion of the war against the Adversary...and I have to admit that I did NOT see that ending coming. Too bad about...well, you'll just have to read it yourselves. Fabulous!

Nightwing was good, with Rags Morales back on the artwork. Some very very nice moments with Dick and Alfred.

I'm enjoying Trinity. Hawkman is an idiot, but a badassed idiot, and Vixen has the gumption to stand up and tell Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman that they're behaving...oddly, and to snap out of it.

I even picked up the Submariner book from Marvel, because I do secretly harbor a slight fondness for Namor. Quite claustrophobic and atmospheric, I'm looking forward to the next issue.

I finally got Ambush Bug, #2. It is utterly, and completely ridiculous of course. There isn't even a smidgeon of a plot, just a lot of terrible terrible jokes...and I loved it.

Blue Beetle was great, it seems that Sturges is starting to really find his voice on this book. Rafael Albuquerque's art is also sensational as usual. I love Paco's mother.

I'm enjoying Green Lantern of course. Who knew that Sinestro could be a sympathetic character? More on Hal tomorrow.

Did everyone else enjoy their comics?


At 2:48 PM, Blogger ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

I can't wait to read Secret Six #1 as well :)

Today I have an exam, a weird one considering I loath the class but I kind of do well in it.

But I'll get to read it. I can't wait :D

I gave up on Trinity after issue 2. After Countdown, I decided to spend my reading hours on stuff I actually enjoy.

At 6:57 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Trinity started out a little slow, but it has certainly been picking up momentum, and I'm enjoying it. I can understand being a bit gunshy after Countdown however.

Secret Six is a hoot. The villain is terrifying, and yet there are some real moments of hilarity throughout. Good good stuff, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

At 11:32 AM, Blogger ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

I'm on my way to Secret Six as we speak :)

But I'm still hesitant about Trinity. I read in a forum that it took some 11 issues to start picking up, but to me, that's just bad narrative. We'll see. If something Earth-shattering happens, I might take a look, otherwise, I won't :P

At 8:22 PM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

I was astonished at Jonah Hex. I read about this plot idea quite some time ago and was scared that they were going to follow through with the tie-in to current DCU.

I loved the artwork on it, found myself going back and studying each page.

What really grabbed my attention was the DC Nation blurb that says we are in store for a 6 issue arc that sounds like either El Papayago or Turnbull is coming back.

oooooooooooooooooo can't wait.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Those two? Good Grief! Now that was something that I did not know.

At 3:36 AM, Blogger Carnivac said...

Jonah Hex and Manhunter are two of the ones I buy every month. The long gap with Manhunter was killing me, I love Kate and was getting worried she was never gonna get her own comic back, though it's been nice seeing her in Birds of Prey too which more than helped pass the time.

Jonah's one of my favorite comic book characters and his current run has been consistently great. The rumors of the live action movie being based on the Vertigo stuff worries me though, I never took to Hex fighting zombies and such. Was great to see him in JLU and especially in Batman - The Animated Series (mainly cos that episode was so unexpected and he was the lead 'hero').

Trinity has been picking up. I was finding it pretty dull at first but it has recently got quite interesting so I'm sticking with it for a bit.

Been loving GL's Secret Origin story too. I almost don't want it to end as am enjoying it plenty and for some reason I do tend to like seeing arch enemies back when they were buddies (like Smallville's Clark and Lex, and X-Men's Xavier and Magento). Or maybe it just rings true to me cos my former best friend of ten years really screwed me over some years back. Ah well.


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