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Friday, December 04, 2009

Reviews: A Day Late...

...but hopefully not a dollar short. Did a little bit of Christmas shopping on the way home, and saw aNOTHer rainbow. It's December! What's with the rainbows? A little difficult to get into the Holiday mood when it is 60 degrees outside. This is SO weird.

But Onto The Reviews.

Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love #2

I'm enjoying the heck out of this. I think that turning Cinderella into the World's greatest spy was a brilliant move by Willingham, and here, Chris Roberson is continuing the saga of skullduggery. Shawn mcManus does the art, and the coloring is very similar to Fables, so it all looks to be continuous, which is nice.

Cinderella ends up in Dubai, and after a brief...misunderstanding...teams up with noneother than Aladdin to look for whatever the heck it is that she's looking for. And her assistant back at the shoe store makes a fateful deal with some elves. Darned good stuff.

Blackest Night: The Flash #1

Not absolutely necessary to your enjoyment of Blackest Night, but a nice little tale nevertheless, which fills in some details about the speedsters. Also, it has the Rogues in it, and I LOVE the Rogues! Even Dead Rogues. Also Thawne's corpse is reanimated as a Black Lantern...while he's running around in his living form as well. Time travel gives me a headache. But still fun.

Jack of Fables #40

Yet another fabulous Brian Bolland cover. Gosh, I love these. That's quite a handsome dragon. The dragon, if you've been reading, is actually Jack. He's got Gary buying him a cow a day, and a Happy Meal. Jack eats the entire cow, while Gary chows down on a hamburger and reads all the books that Jack stole from Golden Boughs. Jack is getting even MORE unpleasant, if that is possible.

Meanwhile, his son, Jack Frost is running about the Homeland with his magical wooden owl, learning to be heroic, and doing a darned fine job of it. Jack the dragon however, is getting pissier and pissier. Gary is trying to find a cure for him in all of the books, but it would apparently require him to learn to love others MORE than he loves his gold and himself. Since THAT will never happen, Jack is doomed to remain a stupid old dragon until the very end of time.

Wow! That's an ending you don't see every day1

Jonah Hex #50

Let me just say two words. Darwyn Cooke.

This is fabulous. Jonah is carousing around with Tallulah Black, when she suddenly takes off. He's a bit disgruntled, but not enough to go and actually look for her. Instead, he's approached by a man who wants him to hunt no less than 50 bounties. Even Hex thinks that's a lot, but what the hell. It's not like he really has anything better to do. The various silent scenes of the various and ingenious ways that he fulfills his obligations are hilarious.

Talullah in the meantime has settled down in a little town, and become friends with the nice sheriff. Oh, and one other thing, turns out she's pregnant. Oops. Believe it or not, they DID have condoms back in the old West, they were called "French Envelopes", but they weren't exactly common. Too bad that the remaining guys that Hex is hunting decide to move to her little town and set a trap for Hex. The sheriff is killed, and Talullah's baby is ripped away by the crazed bible-quoting midwife, and...well, interesting things ensue.

Read this. Now.

JSA: All Stars #1

I was of two minds about this. I love the JSA, but I really REALLY loathe Magog. I think he's a tool of the first water. And I really do prefer Jay, Alan and Ted as my JSAer's of choice. And the art wasn't really that great.

But it wasn't a bad story. We do find out who is behind all of the shenanigans, and HOOboy, are they in trouble. Also Sandy shows up, which is ALWAYS a good thing. And we learn why Courtney has been treated with kid gloves. So, actually not bad.

Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1

Greg Rucka is back on Wonder Woman! I LIKE Greg Rucka. And Nicola Scott is doing the art, so you know it is gorgeous.

Turns out that good ol' Max Lord is a Black Lantern, and is HE up to no good! Wonder Woman of course goes after him, and isn't the least bit intimidated. He pulls out all of the stops when it comes to nasty things to do to her however, and she's getting pretty pissed. Again, not absolutely necessary to read in order to figure out what is going on in Blackest Night, but as a nice little side story, it's not bad at all.

So...a pretty darned good week, all things considered.


At 6:13 PM, Blogger LissBirds said...

"Believe it or not, they DID have condoms back in the old West, they were called "French Envelopes", but they weren't exactly common."

Wha...? Is this actually in the comic?!

Is Darwyn Cooke doing both the art and writing? Or just the script? I always liked him. French Envelopes, though, might make me not like him as much.

At 7:47 AM, Blogger poops said...

I only picked up the BL's for the week...not bad, but necessary either...the core title and regular Green Lantern's can't come out fast enough!

At 7:48 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

No, it's not actually in the comic. I just like to throw in weird bits of information because I know a LOT Of totally useless things.

It's fun at dinner parties though.

At 4:32 PM, Blogger LissBirds said...

Or Jeopardy, Sally! If they decide to have a naughty category or something...!


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