Oh Hey, Reviews!
Late again! Life has been a bit on the complicated side lately. But for the last week of the month, there were some pretty good books.
Adventures of Superman #10
Dammit, I do like this book. It helps make up for all of the crappy ones that have been falling by the wayside. Of course, one of the reasons that I DO like this book, is that this is actually Superman. Not the faux Superman that is running around in the new 52. THIS Superman is kind, heroic, and wears his red underpants on the outside like a Superhero should, by crackey!
He fights monsters, and saves people, and answers his fan mail, and is sweet to little girls. And Lois is in it1 And Perry and Jimmy too! What's not to like?
Are you listening DC?
My favorite Superman book is with OLD Superman. My favorite Bat Book is Li'l Gotham, with OLD Bats! There is a reason for that!
This was a little different from the usual tales of Kings and Thrones, and War and stuff. Well, Arthur does go out and do heroic things, such as save that poor guy from being eaten by Sharks, although that will probably come back to bite him in the butt...and there is some reporter skulking around Arthur's lighthouse.
But hey, we get Salty the Sea dog in this one, and the inhabitants of that nice little coastal town, and Arthur and Mera attending Arthur's High School Reunion! It's rather amusing, and even a little bit sweet, and it was a nice step back from all of the mayhem for a change. I liked it a lot.
The Flash #28
Barry is still looking for the murderer of his mother, and his old Chief obviously knows more than he is saying, and the serial murderer they thought did it, may not have done it...or at least in his own mind, and Deadman shows up, and it's all pretty great, really. It turns out that there is a really pissed off ghost, who is trying to wipe out all the Fletchers, an old local family who dun him wrong, back in the old West, and he's not particularly picky about how he goes about it, possessing people to murder and such. A little ghost story, mixed with possession, and super powers, and mystery...it's all good!
All-Star Western #28
Booster Gold! Woohoo!
After getting completely wasted, and wrecking his motorcycle, Jonah wakes up in a hospital with Gina at his side. The Doctors and Plastic Surgeons have worked a miracle, and...fixed his face! He's a bit startled to say the least. Then who should show up but Booster, with a brief case full of his old clothes, and the ability to dump Jonah back in the past where he belongs. Jonah is more than happy to go, but Gina, wants to go as well. The two men try to tell her that she's probably not thought the whole thing through very well, but she insists, and so Booster obliges.
So there they are. Unfortunately for them they are also surrounded by some rather angry Indians, who don't believe Jonah, because he doesn't LOOK like Jonah anymore, and oh crap!
Pretty darned fabulous.
Lois Lane #1
DC is finally acknowledging that it is Lois's 75th anniversary too! I like Lois. We get a bit of flashback of course, with her and her sister Lucy. I really can't stand Lucy, but mainly that is because she is always so cruel to Jimmy Olsen. But Lois is devoted to her sister, and it is pretty clear that she's been bailing her out of trouble for years.
Naturally, there is new trouble for Lois to help her sister with. A new drug is going around, and the people who have taken it are being kidnapped. It isn't exactly clear who the Good Guys are and who the Bad Guys are, and I would suspect that the area is a bit gray. But it is all pretty interesting, and I am going to keep going with it.
It took a while, but this finally showed up. Thanks to a bit of work by Natasha and I think Mockingbird, we finally figure out why the Russians are so cranky with Clint and want that apartment building so badly. Money of course, and also our favorite suave assassin shows up again, and there is fighting, and skullduggery, and Clint can't seem to keep his pants up.
But it's not what you think. But oh...that last page!
Fabulous as always.
Sheesh,this was a pretty great week, all things considered!