Not a ton of books out this week, but gosh, such NICE books.
Batman & Robin #3. I'm so glad this came out, I was beginning to miss it. There is nothing quite like a Morrison/Quitely collaboration, and that was definitely the case with this book. Professor Pyg, as you all recall was wreaking havok in Gotham and had even managed to grab our sweet little Robin. Boy howdy, does THAT turn out to be a mistake on his part! Meanwhile, Batman is using his own "unique" methods of interrogation, so unique in fact, that even Commissioner Gordon is freaked out. Dick is really taking Alfred's advice of "Playing a Part" to heart.
There are a lot of pages of Professor Pyg being extremely weird, not to mention creepy, but it is all good violent fun.
Batwoman in Detective Comics. I'm rather enjoying this, and I wasn't really sure that I would. I do have to say...again...that J.H. Williams artwork is heartbreakingly pretty. I also like Kate's father, the Colonel. I feel a little bit of sympathy for Kate's long-suffering stepmother, but it has to be admitted that Kate does look nice in a tux. She even gets to waltz with Maggie Sawyer. Oh, and a werewolf shows up.
The Question, is having troubles of her own, getting captured, and thrown in the trunk of a car, which is subsequently pushed into a body of water. You do NOT want to cross Renee when she is wet and tired!
The Flash #4. Well gosharootie! All KINDS of interesting things are coming to light! I simply love Silver Age science! It turns out that Barry didn't just tap into the Speed Force when he gained his powers, he CREATED the Speed Force! Woohoo! And Professor Zoom has control of the Anti-Speed Force...or something. And Wally is incredibly brave. And Bart gets what he wanted. Just fabulous, all around.
Green Lantern #45. Don't bother looking for Hal. But seriously...you won't care.
Gotham City Sirens #3. This is my favorite issue of this mini yet. Selina and Ivy only show up for a little bit, the main story concerns my favorite Bat-villain, Edward Nigma, aka the Riddler. I just like him for some reason. He's a good bad guy. Or a bad good guy. Or something. The art isn't my favorite, but I can overlook it, since I enjoyed the story. Fun!
The Incredible Hercules...concerns the trials and tribulations of Amadeus Cho, the Seventh Smartest person, who is having one heck of a time on his own hero quest. A HECK of a time! Let's just say that some very strange and peculiar things are going on in Excello, Utah. Even more so than the USUAL strange and peculiar things that go on in Utah! A hoot as usual.
Justice Society of America #30. Well, things are finally beginning to pick up, with the new storyline. For some reason, the gang of villians that had been beating the crap our of our heroes are treating Courtney with kid gloves. She decides to take full advantage of this, when it's down to just her and Jay. Jay takes off, but not to worry, he's just bringing in some backup in the form of the new Doctor Fate, who turns the tables rather neatly, and humorously on the bad guys.
Back at the Brownstone, they discover the mostly...but not completely lifeless body of Mr. Terrific, and they begin to realize that they've been played for fools. Oh, an Magog makes a complete ass of himself. You just DON'T diss old people if you want to be on the Justice Society. It Is Not Done. He and Wildcat square off at the end, and I REALLY hope that Wildcat kicks his shiny obnoxious ass.
Wonder Woman #35. Well heck, this was good. Diana and Dinah, prowl Tokyo, and stumble upon some rather...interesting toys and action figures, not to mention noodles. They also continue to fight in the underground arena, while trying to rescue Director Steel. But Diana meets her match and more, when the Goddess Pele, daughter of Kane Milohai turns up, bent on revenge. Kane was the one who helped Diana out when she was looking for some Gods, and then Zeus, like the massive tool that he is, went and ripped his heart out, for some stupid reason. Diana has rejected her Gods, but that's not good enough for Pele, who is mad as heck.
Dinah is left alone to take on the rest of the bad guys in the arena, which she does...handily, while Diana and Pele come to an understanding of sorts. And Doctor Psycho is in big trouble. Oh, and Tom Tresser has some news for Diana. Gosh, I love this book.