Not a huge week...that was LAST week...but still some pretty decent books.
For some reason, Arthur and Ya'Wara are fighting Swamp Thing. I guess it has something to do with the algae bloom in the ocean...I don't know, it's been a while since last month. Or maybe my heart just isn't in
this all that much. The art is pretty though. While Arthur and Swamp Thing tussle aimlessly for a while, Mera, who is keeping an eye on Atlantis goes to visit the boondocks of Atlantis, and discovers that yes, indeedy, the roots of the insurrection have been spawned there...and pretty much everyone hates her.
Oh and something very bad is probably happening with the Mad Scientists on Triton Base.
It was...okay I guess. Nothing really jumped out at me. Not a whole lot happened really. Okay.
Now this book just jumped off of the page. Eddie Nygma has been having a fine old time ruling over the ruins of Gotham City, and challenging all and sundry to come up with a riddle that will stump him. Lucius Fox was all ready to throw himself into the fray, when who should pop up, but...Batman! Sleeveless Batman! And he has a plan.
But first they need to find out where the Riddler is broadcasting from, and for that, they need to stall, and keep him talking. So Batman tells him a riddle, and naturally falls into the Jackal Hole, which greatly upsets Jim Gordon. Except that there aren't any jackals...there are Lions! Batman gets to fight lions!
This... is fabulous. Meanwhile, he keeps Eddie on the line, and Lucius is doing his thing, and Gordon is trying to rescue Batman, and then when Batman beats the Lions, a whole bunch of cars falls on him, but...oh, just go and read it for yourselves!
This is great. Really great. And the art is amazing.
All-Star Western #31
Sadly, this is going to be the last storyline for Jonah Hex, since this is going to be cancelled soon.
Jonah is back in the old West, and happy as he can be...for Jonah Hex anyway, and he is also teamed up with Tallulah Black again, and they are up to their old tricks. Shooting people and making out in a saloon. But not all is well, as Hex learns that someone else has his old scar and has gone loco and evil and all, and naturally he is going to have to clean up the mess.
The second story also has Madame .44, and after the cave in, she swims to what she thinks is safety and comes out...somewhere that sure ain't where she is from. And someone is trying to kill her and there are western demons and stuff. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but what the heck. Fun anyway.
Red Lanterns #31
Oh Guy. You and your ragtag bunch just get better and better. But that mustache has assumed a life of its own. More later.
Ms. Marvel #4
I came a little late to this book, as I am wont to do sometimes, but man, is this a lot of fun. A whole lot of fun. Great art, a charming heroine, and an intriguing and inviting story...what's not to like?
Kamala was accidentally shot in the botched fake robbery, but she finds out that when she transforms back to her own form, she is mysteriously healed.