Bouquets and Brickbats
Well...that was disappointing. September hits with a thud. A palpable thud. Not to mention duds. And last week was so good in comparison.
Aquaman #l Futures End
Bleh. Mera is running things, Atlantis is in ruins, Atlanteans are even more whiny than usual.
Batman '66 Meets the Green Hornet #4
One of the few highlights of the week. Ty Templeton's artwork continues to shine, the story is fun, and we get to see the Green Hornet and Kato pretend to rob a bank, fight with Batman and Robin, and be in awe of Cesar Romero's mustache.
More fussing about Glamours in the Farm, and Reyard finds himself in something of a pickle. Also, the Owl and the Pussycat go on a date, and it is rather heartwarming. Nothing too outrageous, but fun nevertheless.
Green Lantern #l, Futures End
Um...what the hell? Dead Krona is running things and controlling the dead, while Black Hand is nowhere to be found, and Hal teams up with Relic at the Source Wall, and his dead Dad and old dead Green Lantern buddies help out, and Hal ends up attached the the Source Wall. The End.
Justice League #33
I got the one with the snazzy Darwyn Cooke cover, which is fabulous. Lex Luthor continues to match wits and insults with Niles Caulder, as the Justice League fights with the Doom Patrol over poor confused Jessica and her evil Ring. Lex and Niles are enjoying themselves thoroughly with all the posturing and insults, while Batman of all people is able to go in and talk Jessica off the ledge as it were, and get control of the Ring. Batman being...sensitive! Whodathunk?
In the aftermath, Batman also convinces the rest of the League, who are highly skeptical that perhaps offering membership to Lex isn't such a bad idea afterall. Keeping one's enemies close and all of that.
Not bad, especially compared to the rest of the dreck coming out this week.
Tiny Titans #4
Still looking for a replacement treehouse, and they find one...Under the Sea! And Aquaman fighting Black Manta, who as a Bad Guy gets no Cake.
Delightful of course, and the way that Comics SHOULD BE!
Hawkeye vs Deadpool #l
It was nice to see Clint again, it is Halloween and he is handing out FUN sized candy bars at his apartment, much to the dismay of the kids who were hoping for full sized chocolate. Oh, and Wade shows up too, also trick-or-treating. A young man who is trying not to get killed comes too, and is ignored by Clint, and of course does end up dead, which is a shame.
Clint and Wade go into action after a bit of snarking, and catch one of the Bad Guys. Turns out that young hipster dead dude had managed to hack into SHIELD's computer stuff and had a list of all agents, and that other people are willing to kill to get that info. It all looks like a lot of mayhem and cheerful insults, and I am always in the mood for that sort of thing.
God, I do love this book. Captain America is being accused of having murdered somebody waaaaay back when, and he has come to Jen for help. He's old now, but still feisty. The murder trial is going to be in California, and she doesn't have a license there, so she calls Daredevil, who hangs up on her, much to her surprise, so she goes to one of Jamie Madrox's clones, who is running a successful Lawyership.
And guess who is her opponent in court? Oh Matt.
Once again, this is delightful. When it comes to smaller quirky books lately, Marvel has been hitting it out of the park. I wish that DC would adopt that attitude.
So, there were some bouquets after all, but the Futures End books were just...terrible. Really really terrible.