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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Better Late than Never Reviews

Sorry about the delay, REAL LIFE had regrettably interfered with blogging once again. Now, once I figure out how to unpack all this stuff, life can get back to normal.

So,apparently the new comics did come out on Wednesday. It was a fairly small week for me, but the choices were nevertheless very nice.

Ambush Bug #4 was simply a whole lot of stupid fun. I LIKE stupid fun, as opposed to simply stupid stupid. The death of Dan Didio was quite moving.

The Brave & the Bold #19 was nice. It had Hal Jordan teamed up with the Phantom Stranger, and the Guardians having hissy fits because Hal had the temerity to bring the Stranger to Oa. Really, that's something that upsets them? I would think that they have a whole lot more important things to worry about.

The Flash was ok. Linda is in pretty bad shape after all the bee stings from last issue. The kids are scared, but Roy brought Lian, and they are having a sleepover at the Justice Hall, which is just adorable. This is mostly a lot of flashbacks, but for someone like me, who didn't get the Flash until fairly recently, it's rather nice to see how all this happened. Then the Spectre shows up, and he's the crabby NEW Spectre.

Kingdom Come Special: Magog.....This was interesting. The art was very nice, and some of the aspects of the story, and the scene of all the floating bodies were very powerful. But I can't help but think that this is all going to end so badly. Plus, I wish that the whole Kingdom Come storyline would just move ON already. I want to get past this, and see Jay, Alan and Ted cheating each other at pinochle and yelling at the kids.

Tangent: Superman's Reign #9. This mini really has been going on for quite a while now, but finally...FINALLY, we are getting to the nitty gritty. The Tangent Superman has invaded OUR earth and is having a fine old time destroying and kidnapping and generally being a douche. And Guy Gardner...OUR Guy Gardner finally shows up, since Hal and John are trapped on the OTHER earth, and he gets to hang out with Power Girl and Superman. I can breathe a sigh of relief now, since Guy is there to handle things. Getting blown up by a nuke is nothing that he can't handle.

Terra #2....I got Terra #1 because Shelly said that it was good, and she was absolutely right. Amanda Conner's art is just SO pretty and fun. Terra herself is fairly appealing, and I just love having Peej and Doctor Mid-Nite around, so a good time is had by all. Plus Terra is nekkid for half of the book...and it works!

Trinity #25.... And things continue to happen, and happen well. The heroes of the altered world are beginning to remember things, and actually begin to cooperate with each other. And it is always fun to see who is around and who isn't. For example, I imagine that Scipio was delighted to see Vibe again. I enjoyed seeing Fire. The backup story is just as good as the main story.

I hope that everyone enjoyed their books.


At 6:32 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Heck, Hal once brought BATMAN to Oa -- and the Guardians were happy to have him!

At 7:00 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well,I can understand that, EVERYONE has heard of Batman. Who has ever heard of the Phantom Stranger? Frankly, I think that the Guardians are just LOOKING for ways to be obnoxious lately.

At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who has ever heard of the Phantom Stranger?"

Well, he's standing right there with a Guardian, Shazam, and the rest of the "cosmic powers" guys in Kingdom Come, which appears to be somewhat in continuity these days. Odd that the rest of the blue boys wouldn't recognize him, even a universe or two over from there.

OTOH, I have a hard time remebering people I'm introduced to at business meetings, too. :)

At 6:55 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Actually, I'm pretty sure that the Guardians know exactly who the Phantom Stranger is. They're just being rude.


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