Bouquets and Brickbats
As I mentioned, there weren't a whole lot of books, but still, I do love going.
We begin with Gotham City Sirens #16. I have to say that this particular issue fell a little flat for me, although there certainly were some nice moments. Poor Harley just doesn't get any respect. It seems a little on the convoluted side however, and I'm not sure that I really buy Zatanna's actions. It seemed...a little odd.
Still, not terrible, just not great. And frankly, I always find Talia to be a bit of a bore.
Green Arrow #4. This is still not too bad. Damning with faint praise, I know, but really, my expectations at the beginning of this series were VERY low. This basically covers some of the same ground with J'onn as did Brightest Day, but from, Ollie's point of view, which isn't a bad thing. I find that I'm interested in spite of myself. And sure enough, the lady that he saved way back when is popping up again.
Justice Society of America #43
I really found this issue to be a bit...weird. Make that REALLY weird. Suddenly the Starheart has created a fairytale paradise on the dark side of the moon, and all the fairytale creatures are relocating there. It's like Shrek! Alan is getting something of a kick out of being a diplomat and running the whole show, while Obsidian is moping around because he can't hang out with Jenny. According to Alan, if the two of them get within a mere half-mile of each other, the world will literally come to an end. Todd expresses a certain amount of skepticism about this, and who can blame him? But Alan got together with various people and checked out alternate futures or something, and it all ends...badly. So Todd and Jade have to stay apart.
Does this mean that Alan won't be hanging out with the rest of the Justice Society? If so, then it is a real shame. Otherworldy paradise aside, I am quite fond of Alan, not to mention all the OTHER old Farts in the JSA...and it won't be the same without him.
I have some reservations about this particular storyline, but I guess I'll stick with it for now.
Time Masters: Vanishing Point #3. I actually LIKED this book! Supposedly they are all out looking for Batman, but that premise seems to be falling by the wayside, which is probably a good thing, since Batman is perfectly capable of returning all on his own. It IS fun seeing Superman be so imcompetent and Hal be so arrogant. Wait...Hal is ALWAYS arrogant! The way that the two of them always end up treating Booster sets my teeth on edge, but really, it's pretty realistic I suppose. And I simply love seeing more of Rip's childhood.
So I'm liking this. I'm liking it a lot.
And finally, we come to Wonder Woman #603. I'm...not really feeling this. She attacks and gets her soul sent to Hell, and then comes back, and fights and fights and fights, but it is all so...cold and clinical to me. I Miss Gail Simone! Straczynski's Wonder Woman seemed souless even BEFORE she got whammied.
Not a whole lot of bouquets this week apparently.