Thursday Reviews of Wedneday's Comics
My, that was a fairly nice week! Let us just jump right into things.
Batgirl #2 Things get fleshed out a bit more. Barbara is in a bit over her head it seems, plus it also seems to be dawning on her, that perhaps she should have given herself a wee bit more time to recuperate from her injuries before jumping back into the thick of things. We do find out that the "Mirror" villain has a rather tragic past, but he's that tragedy in all the wrong ways. And Batgirl is NOT particularly popular with the Gotham City Police. I'm beginning to realize that NONE of the Bats are particularly popular with the Gotham City Police...yet.
Not bad. Gail Simone seems to be finding her footing a little bit more here. It's not great, but I'm willing to give it a chance.
Batman & Robin #2 I rather enjoyed this. For one thing, it's Tomasi, and I always enjoy Tomasi. Also, there is Pat Gleason artwork, and I always enjoy Pat Gleason. Two tastes that taste good together!
Bruce continues to try and make a connection with Damien, even actually...praising him at one point. Granted, it is rather tepid praise, but heck, this IS Batman we're talking about. He and Alfred have a nice philosophical discussion about the ethics of exposing youngsters to the kind of life that he leads, and a few more bodies show up, not to mention an apparent blast from Bruce's past. Oh...and I am pretty sure that Ace the Bat Hound may just be showing up. That's one BIG Bat Hound!
Batwoman #2 This book continues to be enjoyable, and the art will make you weep with joy. Kate is still on the outs with her Dad, which makes me sad, because I really do like her Dad. She also continues to train Flamebird. Oh, and Maggie Sawyer continues the dance she has going with Kate, and Cameron Chase shows up! Man, those Bat people really are NOT popular with the authorities!
This is excellent. Of course.
Demon Knights #2
I originally picked this up on a whim, and I am so glad that I did, because it is just a whole lotta fun. We've got dragon/dinosaurs, a doughty bunch of characters, and Vandal Savage just having the time of his life. A bunch of scared but still rational peasants, and Etrigan who is still flirting madly with Madame Xanadu. Things seem to be escalating quickly, but it just moves along so nicely and there is pretty art and great dialogue, and it's a darned good book.
Green Lantern #2
Well! More Tomorrow!
Resurrection Man #2
Mitch is having memory problems, and tracks down a nursing home, where it turns out that his father lived before passing away recently. But that's ok, his Dad's buddy down the hall offers to help. Of course, his Dad's buddy thinks he's a super-villain, but Mitch is willing to roll with it. The Body Doubles show up, and we get more hints about Mitch's mysterious past, and oh, what the heck, I liked it.
Oh, gosharootie, I'm so happy. The Shade! In all of his black-clad glory. There will be a variety of artists, but we begin with Cully Hamner. Dickie and Mikaal are on the balcony at Shade's lovely old Victorian house in Opal City discussing...things. Shade is a bit melancholy because October is the month when he became...what his is. Mikaal is moping a bit about Tony's death and love lost, and stuff like that. Also, Shade is banging Hope O'Dare.
She suggests that he find an adventure or two, to take his mind off things, and then Deathstroke shows up...and well...that's not what I was expecting to happen!
I can hardly wait for the next issue.
I hope that you all enjoyed YOUR comics!