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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday's Reviews

Urrgghh. Still in a fog, but nothing will stop me from getting my comic books, by God! And although I still can't breathe through my nose, this was definitely a superb week, when it came to comics.

Batman & Robin#5

Oh, the plot is thickening nicely. Damian has gone off and joined Nobody, and Bruce is wringing his hands over it. As well he should. Maybe you should actually LISTEN to Alfred once in a while, you Bat-Twit! We get some additional background on the Ducards which is nice, we get beautiful artwork from Pat Gleason, and it is all just So GOOD.

Batgirl #5

Well, things are getting interesting here as well. Barbara's mother of all people shows up, but Barbara isn't leaving out the welcome mat quite yet. And she's having some problems with a new villainess and the number 338. Oh, and Bruce. It's starting to get...interesting.

Batwoman #5

Can this art get more beautiful? Oh, and the story isn't too bad either. We find out more about the drownings, Kate lets go of her guilt about Beth, and Mister Bones and Cameron show up with an offer that she can't refuse. Batman shows up too, boy, he's all OVER the place lately. And as pissed as she may be at her Dad, she still saves his bacon. Gosh, this is a great book.

DC Universe: Online Legends #21

I only picked this up because it had a whole lot of Lanterns on the cover, so I don't really know what is going on, but it has Hal and it has Batman, and Brainiac, and what the hell. It's fun in an average sort of way.

Demon Knights #5

And we continue to learn more about our protagonists. We have an Amazon, we have have all kinds of different motivations and desires, we have the Queen and Mordru slithering in and making them all offers, in order to get them out of the way, and it is just...fun. I'm enjoying the heck out of this book. It also looks as though Vandal Savage is the only one to actually take them up on their offer, but it is quite possible that looks can be deceiving.

Green Lantern #5


The Ray #2

I picked this up on a whim last month, and I was awfully glad that I did, because it is light-hearted, and fun, and reminds me just a little bit of the John Rogers version of Blue Beetle. Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti have already proven they can write the heck out of Jonah Hex and Power Girl, and they are doing a fine job here, not to mention the gorgeous artwork from Jamal Igle.

For some reason there are flying stingrays, which our hero manages to cope with fairly cleverly. At least he can think on the fly. He also pulls something of a scam in order to impress the traditional Indian parents of his girlfriend, which backfires on him in a rather spectacular fashion...and then giant bug-like creatures attack...and oh, just get it.

Resurrection Man #5

Wow, Mitch was something of a real jerk before he started dying! No wonder nobody likes him! He's having a little bit of trouble coming back from his latest demise, so the Angel is feeling a bit pressured. We also get some welcome backstory, and boy howdy, there were all kinds of shenanigans going on! Good stuff.

Shade #4

Be still my heart. We get artwork by Darwyn Cooke and J.Bone. We get a "Times Past" story. We get action and skullduggery in World War II, and it is all just so fabulous! Goddamn, I am loving this series.

And finally,

Journey Into Mystery #633

We continue with the misadventures of young Loki, and I am loving it. He takes Leah out of her giant dirty hole in the ground, into Broxton and sets her have a sip of his milkshake, although he's quite indignant when she drinks all of it. A bully tries to beat him up, he is talking his way out of it, when Leah throws the bully through the window. Later of course, the Goddesses hear about it, and he has to do some fast talking. Oh, and his has Thori, the Hellhound, tied up outside.

Daimon shows up, children are having deadly dreams, and he's trying to save them. Loki has a dream too, and is saved by Ikol, and is trying to figure it all out, when the son of Satan shows up, and oh...I think it's going to be epic.

Naturally, since I love this book, Marvel will probably be cancelling it.


At 12:29 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

"Batman shows up too, boy, he's all OVER the place lately."

You'll be unsurprised to hear that it will the Bat-titles having the first crossover event in the DCnU...

Also, good news: a new JSA ongoing has been announced, "Earth 2".

At 11:46 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Yup, that whole "Owl" business is going to be going through all the Bat-books. It's actually a pretty decent story, so I'm not having palpitations, and it isn't a cross-over over the ENTIRE line of books, thank God!

I'm so happy about the new JSA book, that I could plotz. And we're getting Power Girl and Huntress too.


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