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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Hey, New Comics!

And by the way, the new books came out yesterday!

Action Comics #7

After my slight befuddlement over the flash-back/flash-forward issue from last month, we are back, having our Boy, still in his old jeans and work boots, trying to deal with the alien invasion. A whole chunk of Metropolis has been snatched up, including Lex, Lois and Jimmy. Of course it was.

The Authorities, finally seem to be supporting Superman, and to realize that he's trying to help. And in what may be one of the most fabulous sequences ever, he's trying to get up enough speed to make it into outer space. Yes, you heard me. So he runs...faster than he's ever run, uses a flat-bed truck as a launching pad, and JUMPS into the Atmosphere, bouncing off of a couple of satellites along the way! He runs so fast that he wears the soles right off of those wonderful old work boots! Oh, and he's got an air tank, because Superman can't breathe in Space.

Oh God, I love this book.

Naturally, he gets captured by the Alien ship, and we finally realize that Lex, with all of his wheeling and dealing with the Alien, is imprisoned in a bottle, along with the rest of Metropolis. Meanwhile, Superman is offered a test, to save Metropolis, or to save Kandor. Naturally, he wants to save them both, and he also gets some new duds along the way...which is a bit of a shame, because I have really been loving the T-shirt, jeans and old boots look. Rags is back on the art, and it is just lovely.

Fairest #1

This is the latest offering from Bill Willingham, and it is a new Fables book, that presumably will be focusing on the lovely ladies of the Stories. Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning handle the art and the inks, and I have to say that it is simply gorgeous. There are some twists and turns along the way, but we find out that Briar Rose, is still asleep, and that I believe the Snow Queen is snoozing right along with her. Ali Baba shows up and a rather amusing little efreet in a bottle.

Good stuff.

Justice League International #7

Naturally, you all recall that at the end of last months issue, everyone got Blowed Up! Well, now we deal with the repurcussions of that explosion. Booster and Guy managed to save themselves and everyone they were close to, Batman was across the street, all the women are hurt and out of action, and oh, they killed Gavril. And Briggs and whatshername. And the woman who reluctantly went along and granted them their charter from the U.N. shows up and yells at them. And Booster angts a lot. And Guy is having kitten fits over Ice and her broken legs. And Batwing shows up.

And they killed Gavril! Damn, I liked him. And a new bad guy by the name of Lightweaver shows up, and he's behind the shenanigans, except that someone is telling him what to do, and we don't know why, or the motivations for all of this, and dammit, they killed Gavril!

Crap. Why is it whenever I like someone, this happens? DC just doesn't love me anymore.

Red Lanterns #7

I really only picked this up because it has Guy in it, and it's nice to see Guy, and the new Lantern is highly confused of course, but not completely evil, in fact he actually said something, which startles Guy something fierce. And Bleez is leading her own contingent of Red Lanterns, and hunting down former Sinestro Corps Members. And Atrocitus is mooning around and searching for Krona, who it turns out was skinned and eaten by some guy named Abysmus, who is one of Atrocitus's rejects or something.

It's ok, I guess. Not really floating my boat.

Swamp Thing #7

Well, things aren't going to well. The Rot has Abby and wants to make her into its avatar or something, and Alec wants to be turned into Swamp Thing in order to save her and the rest of the Green, but the Parliament is feeling pissy, and they are also dying, so after a LOT of kvetching, Swamp Thing is...ReBorn! Woohoo!

Good stuff.


At 12:53 PM, Blogger Wendell McGowan II said...

Good reviews

At 1:45 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well thank you.

At 4:10 PM, Blogger Lantern Kiaori said...






*screams and cryies while running in circles*

At 11:49 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

And to think...I always thought of comics as an escape from the world! Welcome to Grim and Gritty!

I have a sneaking feeling that Gavril may not be dead, or that this was a clone or something, pertaining to that little episode while they were cleaning up the alien ships last issue.


I also have a feeling that by clearing out all the "dead wood" at the U.N., that the NEW Max Lord is going to be showing up soon.

At 8:44 AM, Blogger Gary said...

I have a sneaking feeling that Gavril may not be dead, or that this was a clone or something, pertaining to that little episode while they were cleaning up the alien ships last issue.

I was going to mention the same thing, Sally. It just seems too soon to kill off a fan favourite character.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Winick may make me nuts, but I do think he did an excellent job in creating Gavril.


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