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Thursday, September 02, 2010


Well, that was an interesting week. A small week to be sure, but what the heck.

We begin with Brightest Day #9, and boy howdy, all KINDS of interesting things are going on. In the last issue, Deadman and Dove had been whisked away by the Entity, in response to his request to be taken to Green Lantern. The Entity instead, dumped the two of them into the ocean. It WAS nice enough to plop them right in front of Aquaman and Mera. I suspect that the Entity has a slightly warped sense of humor. The four of them compare notes, and it appears that Mera may know who the kid is that they are looking for.

That kid, back in the middle of helluva rain storm in New Mexico is having himself a fine old time playing with the water...to the consternation of his father,who is afraid that someone might notice. The father also notes that perhaps it is time for...A Talk.

Cue the ominous music.

Meanwhile, poor J'onn is having a heckuva time, as he flies over the new forest in Star City and loses his powers, not to mention having his body start morphing all over the pace and settng fire to stuff. Ollie is NOT amused. The evil Martian is going shopping in the meantime, and is somehow affected as well. After a certain amount of collateral damage,Ollie does manage to haul J'onn out of there, and he decides that he'd better hightail it back to Mars

Oh, and some people decide to attack Black Manta, who probably deserves to be attacked. And Mera's sister shows up and mentions his son. And who do you suppose THAT could be?

Great art, and an interesting story, what's not to like?

Jack of Fables #47. It seems as though it has been a long time since I last read this, but it's always nice to see. I hope I didn't miss an issue inadvertently, since the little wooden owl now has a gold body, and he and Jack are on an asteroid, and Jack has an eye-patch and a sombrero for some reason. Supposedly the two of them are going to retire, but Jack wants to fight a dragon first. Uh oh.

Meanwhile the fair librarians are chasing down a bookseller in that pocket universe, where the transplanted fables aren't necessarily completely satisfied with their lot in life. Oh, and Gary and Dragon Jack are still hanging out, not to mention Babe the little blue ox.

Weird but fun.

Jonah Hex #59 is fabulous as usual. The Grey Ghost shows up, there is a standoff between renegade brothers, Hex is aiming for a bounty and a LOT of people get shot. So, a typical Hex tale. But still...and enjoyable Hex tale.

JSA-All Stars #10. This is ok, I guess. Reanimated gods show up in Parador, and there's a lot of mayhem. I'm REALLY reading it for the wonderful second story with Liberty Belle, Hour Man, Tigress and Icicle, because that's a great story, and lots and lots of fun. Heck, they should give the four of them their own book, because I would buy it and I would read it.

Prince of Power, #4 of 4, is a part of the Heroic Age from Marvel, and continues the quest of Amadeus Cho, and Thor as they search for Hercules. I think that this actually came out last week, but I missed it, and I'm glad that I was able to find it, because it has Delphyne getting back together with Cho, and quite frankly, I find the two of them to be a delightful couple. And Loki Jr. gets his...and oh what the heck, just get it, because it is lots of fun.

Secret Six #25. Well! Bane and Jeanette's team is out hunting down one half of a divorcing couple, and do their best to...persuade him to hand over the kids and money. Heh. Meanwhile, Deadshot has a heart-to-heart talk with the oncologist who is treating Black Alice's father and persuades him to tell her that she had nothing to do with Daddy's cancer. This is actually a nice thing for Deadshot to do, but he does it in the usual Deadshot sort of way, which involves a lot of threats.

Spysmasher shows up to recruit Bane and Jeanette's team but is disappointed not to see Deadshot and company. And the same thing happens to Scandal's team. Oh, and Catman is a bit wonky and needs some SERIOUS therapy.

They all end up on a mysterious island, being attacked by giant bird/dinosaur/things, and it is going to be simply wonderful. And poor Giganta mentions that she's dating the Atom, at which point Dwarfstar starts giggling hysterically. I can't hardly WAIT until she finds out what he had done to poor Ryan...and what she's going to do about it. I'm rather fond of Giganta for some reason.

Wonderful...as usual.

I also picked up Thor: For Asgard, #l of six, because I simply could not resist the flagrant phallic look of the cover, by Simon Bianchi. I will say that the art is gorgeous...but still, it's a rather confusing book. Odin is off somewhere, Thor is running things, they are killing hostages, and Fimbulwinter is in its second year, and there aren't any golden apples, and things appear to be going to Ragnarok in a handbasket. It all just jumps into the middle of things, so if you haven't picked up a Thor book, or aren't in the least bit familiar with Norse Mythology, you aren't going to have a CLUE as to what is happening.

Pretty art though.


At 2:13 PM, Blogger Your Obedient Serpent said...

You know, Gail Simone is exactly the person who'd insure that DC's casual dispatch of Ryan Choi does not go without consequences.

Meanwhile ... I found myself sitting up and taking notice at the Aqualad reveal. They've mishandled Aquaman for so long that even I'd forgotten the rich and pathos-laden mythology that had accrued around him in the Silver and Bronze Ages, and my reaction to the sneak peeks at the new Aqualad were ... less than intrigued. BD#9, though, tied that history into the mythos so perfectly that all of the AWESOME of those ancient Skeates/Aparo issues came flooding back.

I'd say more, but ... SPOILERS. The powers suggest something obvious; at this point, I'm just wondering which of the sisters are involved.

At 7:21 PM, Blogger notintheface said...

The Wild West story last issue had that version of Deathstroke getting his good eye put out by Deadshot and then getting his back broken by Bane. No, Gail's not still mad about Ryan getting killed. Not at ALL.

which bodes well for a Giganta confrontation.

At 3:44 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

Why is it that EVERY TIME I read a BN preview, the White Ring Entity comes off like, well, kind of a d*ck?

At 12:15 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

I am REALLY looking forward to what Gail may do with Giganta and that little dillweed. Something...violent hopefully. And messy.

Brightest Day seems to have found its legs and is settling in nicely. I'm quite looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds.

And yes, the Entity does seem to have a slightly warped sense of humor...especially when it comes to dealing with poor Deadman.


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