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Monday, September 22, 2014

Very Delayed Reviews

Sorry about that...was attending the final Trans-Am race at beautiful Limerock, Connecticut over the weekend, in equally lovely early Fall weather, watching the big Corvettes, Mustangs and Challengers duke it out.  Also Mazdas, but that was a tad less thrilling.  They sounded like a swarm of bees.  But a good time was had by all.

I'm a bit starved for news and the Internet however...no wi-fi.  Which may actually not be a bad thing.  I didn't know about the vote for Scotland until it was all over.

But anyway...after my disgust over the slim pickings of last week, I didn't get a whole heck of a lot this week.

Fables #144

I...did not see that coming! 

Bigby is back, and wreaking havoc, since the one last piece of his crystalline form is now adorning the finger of the former Mrs. Spratt...who is oddly enough, looking more and more like the Dark Man.  Ozma and Beast go out to battle him, full of confidence and magical armor...and...unfortunately for them, run into a wee problem. 

Dang.  I liked Beast too.

Guess Snow White is up next!

Pretty good as usual. This seems to be the final story for Fables and Fairest, and I'm going to miss it when it is gone.

Future's End/Wonder Woman #1

I was of two minds about whether to pick this up or not, but it HAS been quite a while since the last issue, and oh...what the heck.  It actually...was pretty decent, especially compared to the rest of the Future's End books.  It is of course, Five Years In The Future, and Wonder Woman is teamed up with various dead heroes,  fighting some sort of inexorable but vague Nemesis, with the aid of people like Boudiccea and Napoleon and Hades of all people.  She's been fighting herself a bit, trying not to become War, but in the end, she has to embrace that side of herself.

Not bad at all.

Sensation/Wonder Woman #2

Dagnabit, I really like this book.  It has Diana in her REAL costume, doing things that the REAL Diana would do, having some problems dealing with Cheetah, and it is all because of Doctor Psycho, and then a second adorable story about her being a little girl and doing all those sorts of things that bring gray hair to Hippolyta. 


Daredevil #8

This was genuinely chilling...and so very very good.  Children show up at the apartment of a young boy, and grab him, while his mother goes up to the roof and throws herself off.  Meanwhile, Matt goes on a nice yacht trip with Kirsten's Father and Stepmother.  At least it seems fine until her Dad makes Matt an offer to sell his autobiography.


But anyway, Daredevil show up with the cops trying to find out what would make a woman commit suicide, and he realizes that Killgrave, aka the Purple Man is behind it all.  Oh, and is he ever!  He spent a fair amount of time during the last few years, sleeping with various women, getting them pregnant, and then forgetting him...so that he could assemble his own little posse of offspring, who have his...powers.  So he gets them all together so that they can...love him.  Or something.  But he did overlook one  minor detail.

The purple kids have his powers, and they don't seem too thrilled with him, and so they make him go out and walk in front of a train. 

Double Yeesh! 

Chris Samnee can draw some really spooky looking kids.  Fabulous as usual.

Thor, God of Thunder #25

This may be my last chance for a while at least to read about MY Thor, as opposed to the new female version.  Basically, it is about his three grand-daughters in the future hanging out and reading books from the library, which is nice, as we hear about young hot-headed Viking Thor, we find out how Malekith got that way, and end with present Thor on the moon, trying to lift Mjollnir.

I haven't been reading the whole Watcher Eyeball saga, so I don't really know how he ended up on the moon, or why he is no longer worthy, but I'm sure that he'll bounce back...eventually.  Nice as usual as well.

And that's it for books!  Thank goodness there is only one more week to endure for all the Future's End crapfest!


At 1:07 PM, Blogger CalvinPitt said...

From what I can tell from snell's reviews, Fury whispered something in Thor's ear, and boom! he can't lift the hammer no mo'.

No, I don't understand it, either.

At 3:55 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

That whole series was just freaking weird.

At 4:52 AM, Blogger James Ashelford said...

Yeah, you haven't missed the actual revelation. I think that'll be a thing for him in the new series.

At 11:51 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I'm all for having women heroes, but making Angela an Asgardian, and replacing Thor with a woman Thor is just...odd. It seems to just be out of the blue, as it were.


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