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Thursday, February 05, 2009

New Books!

Well, the first Wednesday of the new month has come, and I couldn't be happier. Didn't get a ton of books, but for the state of my wallet, that is probably a good thing.

I did pick up Adventure Comics #0, with Superboy, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl on the cover. Heck, it was only a buck! It was a reprint of the issue where the Legion put Superboy through his paces, and he fails! Turns out they were just impishly hazing him, and he actually passed their cruel and vicious audition. Man, I knew I couldn't stand those teens from the future! It's like they are all those mean blonde cheerleaders, just making fun of the less attractive or dorky kids!

The backup story, Origins and Omens, with the scarred Guardian named...er...Scar, was fun though. And Brainiac completely bamboozled Lex, which is always nice.

Issue #3 of the Black Lightning mini-series came in, and continues to be entertaining. Although I have to admit that it wasn't until the last page that I realized who the narrator was, which probably makes me stupid. Oh, and Superman shows up!

I also got #3 of Haunted Tank. This is loud, a little raunchy and insanely, mindbogglingly politically incorrect. It is also hilarious.

Jonah Hex was fabulous as usual. I must admit that the artwork was a whole lot easier to follow in this issue than in the last. Hex is on the trail of a villain nicknamed "Sawbones", who has this whole Dr. Mengele vibe going on. There is a lot of violence as usual,and for a change, it isn't a done-in-one issue, as Hex is captured and tortured, but manages to escape, only to be found by Tallulah Black, which is nice, as I liked her as a character. Good Stuff!

Legion of Three Worlds #3. There seem to be a lot of issue #3's this week. More of those snotty Legionairres, but they seem to be a whole lot more tolerable when written by Geoff Johns. Beautifully drawn by George Perez, there is a LOT going on, with lots of fighting, and death and violence, and stuff. Superbrat Prime continues to make himself obnoxious. Sodam Yat mans up and grows a pair. Mon El is manly.

And something rather delightful occurs on the last page. It was something that had been hinted at, and something that I was hoping for...and yet I was still cheering when it happened. Woohoo!

Secret Six #6 continues to be one of the best books out there. The villain Junior stands revealed to the six, as Ragdoll's horribly disfigured and insane sister, Alex. We get to find out some more of Jeannette's history,and discover that she's quite attracted to Lawton. I can't blame her for that, I like Lawton too. Too bad he goes a little bonkers and turns on them all. Oh,and the Mad Hatter also shows up...turns out, he's out for a little bit of payback as well. Gail Simone really seems to write crazy people very well.

I'm hoping that Deadshot's treachery turns out to be different from how it all looks, because quite frankly, he's my favorite, and it would be depressing for him to suddenly be all evil. I always rather liked his casual immorality and blase' attitude. Needless, I'll be dying for the next issue.

The Mighty, #1, by Peter Tomasi, Keith Champagne and Peter Snejbjerg came out,and it is very good. I'm not quite sure what I was expecting, but it was fun, and an interesting set-up, so I'll be happy to continue.

Trinity seems to be picking up the pace. I rather liked the fact that the three of them were all busy bickering and behaving like over-tired two-year olds in the first story. In the second story, the Atom makes some unexpected new friends.

Zorro #10 came out, and was pretty as usual. The use of the La Brea tarpits as a scene of torture was unexpected. Good as always.


At 10:20 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Hey, Sally -- TonyZ posted about this over at Comics 'n Things: Have you seen the video clips for tomorrow night's Brave & Bold? There are three of them, posted at:


The second one features Hal -- and he is SUCH a magnificent, pompous, self-righteous, heroic blowhard. Gawd, how I adore him. :-)

I think you'll really like the third one -- it features GUY and G'NORT! And, yes, that's Sinestro with them. :-)

At 10:57 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Holy Guacamole! I can't WAIT until Friday night!

At 12:32 PM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

Nobody, but NOBODY, draws crowd scenes like George Perez. (I feel compelled to say that out loud every time a whole lot of people appear in one panel in LoTW--which is a lot of times.)

At 7:29 AM, Blogger CalvinPitt said...

I'm a little confused. Legion of 3 Worlds takes place in the 30th century (or is it the 31st)? How did Sodam Yat show up, since he's around in the present (21st)? Are Daxamites just incredibly long-lived? or is this a side-effect of Darkseid damaging the universe when he did his freefall through the fabric of reality?

At 8:01 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Calvin, since Sodam Yat, is a Daxamite, he has some additional powers to just the Green Lantern ring. But he also has the power of Ion, from when Sinestro yanked it out of Kyle back during the Sinestro Corps war. The Guardians felt that since Kyle had been subsequentally possessed by Parallax, he was no longer worthy to be Ion, and passed the Ion power to Sodam Yat.

The Guardians are not too bright.

But anyway, the power of Ion is what is keeping Yat relatively young and spry...albeit cranky in the 31st century.


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