Oops. I rather forgot to post my reviews yesterday. I'm sure that you are all heartbroken. It was a fairly small week, but not a bad week all things considered.
I got the one with the snazzy Flash cover, which I consider to be a hoot. Boy howdy, I do like this book. Barbara discovers that you can live by the twitter post and die by the twitter post...or something to that effect. She is out on a date with hunky cop Liam, which is nice, but also has a blowup with Dinah, which is less so. They run into Jordan Barberi, a typically spoiled rotten rich braggart who struts around being obnoxious and being paparazzied.
Liam is disgusted naturally by Jordan's behavior, but much to Babs's surprise he is also a bit disenchanted with Batgirl, who has also been out posing for pictures and giving out autographs and who is being lauded by the twitter fans. She points out that Batgirl is a hero, but he considers her to be as big a show-off as Jordan.
Naturally, Barbara isn't going to take this lying down, and she vows she's going to put Jordan out of the limelight and make him answer for his careless crimes. Too bad that she's also having problems with trying to replace her lost thesis, and other...stuff.
But she does go out and she ends up in an impromptu race with Jordan, trying to stop him before he hurts someone, but their crazy ride is endangering people right and left. She tosses a grenade in his car full of expanding pink foam that absorbs impacts and stops him...but in the process he crashes into a much beloved local diner that is something of a landmark, and now the poor guy will be out of business. And, she's busted by none other than hunky cop Liam who is no mood to deal with out-of-control vigilantes.
Also, her twitter fans are now cranky. So she's had a bad day all around and someone is calling on her cell, and it ain't good.
What IS good, is the story and the art, and everything else!
Green Lantern Corps #38
Got the Flash cover with this one too, and it is magnificent, with a Neal Adams cover of John and Hal and Barrry zipping by. More later.
Justice League United #8
Okay, so this crossover with the Legion has been going on for quite some time now, and Byth still has Ultra who is destined to grow up and wipe out everything, and the Legion in the future is getting angsty because the team of Legionaires who went into the past haven't done anything, so more of them go into the past, but it doesn't make a whole lot of difference.
The art is nice, and I like the characters, but this whole issue seems to be more or less just spinning its wheels, because the actual storyline is not advanced...at all. Oh well.
Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1
I'm a sucker for a Bigby story, so I am glad that this has come out, although it is a comic book version of a digital game based on a comic book character based on a fairy tale character, which seems a tad on the convoluted side. It's a nice story about Bigby back in the days before the actual Fables comic started, since it has Colin in it, and I'm always glad to see Colin. Also Ichabod Crane is still in charge of things instead of
Bigby has a run-in with none other than the Woodsman, who turns out to be quite resilient.
h helps a young woman who ends up meeting an unfortunate fate, but he does end up teaming up with Snow which is fun.
I...did not see that coming. At all.
So the original Stunt-Master has apparently committed suicide because he was cheated out of his rights to his name and a completely obnoxious young whippersnapper has taken over his schtick, and is using innocent people to perform his stunts, and dying so that he can "miraculously" appear to have defied death. Matt is naturally outraged by this and vows to avenge George, the original, whom he was working for.
But it is George himself riding that motorcycle up the girders of the Golden Gate Bridge! George didn't commit suicide, he was kidnapped and forced to perform the stunt! Matt figures out just in time that George's cycle is also rigged to explode, and take him out as well as George, and he jumps, the bomb goes off and he saves George...then much to the new Stunt-Masters consternation, he chases him and his goons in a rather death-defying chase. Samnee does his usual magnificant artwork, with the chase scene just leaping off of the page.
Kirsten is in George's hospital room when he comes to, as she is watching Matt run down his opponent, and in the huge twist that I Did Not See Coming...it turns out that the whole thing was George's idea from the beginning! He threatens to snap Kirsten's neck, then jumps out the window! Matt is swinging by below and catches him..again, and George starts babbling about people trying to kill him, when Kirsten yells out the window that he's lying and he's the one behind it all.
Needless to say Matt is disgusted and ashamed at being fooled. So once again, he's feeling pretty depressed, but Kirsten is there to comfort him and he blurts out that he loves her, and...awwwww...it's sweet.
God, I do love this book.
I really only picked this up because it has Ms. Marvel on the cover, and it mostly a Ms. Marvel story with SHIELD agents thrown in. She also has a geek-off with Agent Coulson which warms the cockles of my heart. So it's fun. Don't know if I'll keep buying it, but she'd make a great SHIELD agent, I do have to say.
So, not a bad week at all.
And, I actually have cabinets in my kitchen, and they installed the wildly ornate Victorian overmantel on top of the fireplace where it used to be, before the previous owners took it down and stuffed it in the basement. There can't be too many kitchens with a giant mirrored Victorian overmantel in them! Woohoo!