Well that was a nice little week. Little being the operative word. Next week though...!
Action Comics #15
I admit it. I thought that Action Comics was beginning to drag just a wee bit. Morrison seemed to be wandering off into various tangents, which, although they were interesting, seemed to be getting away from the whole premise.
I take it all back, because this was an amazing book this week. We got back to the story about Clark's mysterious landlady, and her back story, and boy howdy, but it's a doozy. The Fifth Dimension, and Mxyptl...lksz...you know! And various other amazing denizens of that charming little dimension, and exactly what is going on, and who are those people, and maybe, just MAYBE, this will all be leading up to the whole thing with Pandora, and the Phantom Stranger, and Booster Gold, and the Light At The End Of The Tunnel!
Oh frabjous day.
Seriously, this is great.
More stuff with Rapunzel in Japan. She's still looking for her twins, stolen at birth, she thought by Frau Totenkinder, her foster mother, but it turns out that may not be the case, and her old girlfriend in Japan is bad now, and all sorts of skullduggery is occuring. Jack gets whacked, but it doesn't take. And then Totenkinder and Bigby decide to take a hand in the whole thing, which increases my interest, because damn it, I just love the both of them.
And that is a rather seriously creepy cliff hanger!
World's Finest: #7
Why do I keep succumbing to temptation? I looked at that cover by Kevin Maguire, and I HAD to have it, even though I really don't like this book all that much. But egad, I do like the Maguire artwork.
Helena has more or less teamed up with Damian, even though the two of them continue to insult each other, and Damian's dialogue is extremely...painful. God, so painful. And there are wolves, and werewolves, and for some reason Peej ends up being attacked by kids who are armed with weapons from Apokolips.
Damian and Helena more or less acknowledge that they are siblings...sort of.
I honestly don't really care, and Damian doesn't sound like himself at ALL. But still...Maguire!
Good God, but I do enjoy this book. The art is top notch, and the story is a hoot. It zips along with all kinds of twists and turns and great dialogue, and doesn't take itself too seriously along the way.
Clint begins by being thrown out of a high rise window, while still tied to a chair, by ninjas of course. Par for the course apparently. Naturally, he manages to get free, but fortunately for him, Maria Hill just happens to be flying by. Also, Kate, who had tied up Madame Masque and taken her place, decides to take a wee gander at the controversial tape that has Hawkeye cold-bloodedly murdering some fellow.
But not to worry, because the whole thing is a clever scheme. There is much fighting, a few ribs broken, and arrows of course. Fun for all!