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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday's Reviews

Not quite as fabulous a week as last week.  But what can you do?  Comics are still my Drug of choice, and I don't imagine I'm going to be weaned off of them any time soon.

Green Lantern Corps #39

John and his bunch are still on Feska's planet trying to figure out just what the heck is going on, with the monsters, and mind control and so on and so forth.  Jruk is showing his softer side, which is sweet.  Von Daggle actually DOES find his old partner and flame, which is a plot point that goes back to Green Lantern Corp #7 or so, so it has been simmering away for quite some time!  Turns out she's been under deep deep cover helping the Shadow Empire, which since the old Guardians are now dead, is pretty crappy for her.  Not sure what the old Guardians were up to, since they went bonkers, but she's got to be feeling a bit...used.

I'm not really feeling all that interested, although it is always nice to see the characters, but I can't help but think that they had better finish it up soon, since it is all going to be swept away in a month or two anyway.

Fables: The Wolf Among Us

It is always nice to go back in time and see Bigby and Colin and Snow and the gang back before all the...unpleasantness.  Ichabod Crane is running the place, as King Cole is on vacation or something, and he's a real jerk about it. 

Bigby and Snow uncover some more information on the dead young lady whose head had been so unceremoniously been placed at the office. Turns out her name was Faith, and she was a princess, and boy howdy does SHE have a horrific back story!  Nice to see Buffkin too.

Pretty darned good.

Justice League United #9

Well, time is running out, and things are going to hell in a handbasket, as Brainiac blusters, the Legion is starting to panic, and J'onn saves the day!  Natually.  He gets Hawkman to actually remember who he is, and he's not very happy with Byth.  Ultra has been turned into the monster from the future, and at the last minute, before Brainiac can send the bomb he's been working on, J'onn manages to go into his head and wipe him or something, and everything is saved!

Except that Brainiac already sent the bomb, and now there is a Black Hole.  It's always something with teenagers from the future! 

I'm still having fun with this book.  More so than the Justice League, to be honest.

Justice League 3000 #14

I started getting this book a couple of months ago because of Booster and Beetle, and last month Ice showed up.  But...this version of Ice is sure depressing.  Giffen and DeMatteis are going off of the continuity of the old mini-series, where the Justice Buddies go to Hell, and find Tora, and Bea looks back,and she and Guy cry, and you know.  It turns out that Bea WAS supposed to be the one, and she volunteers to go back and free Tora, who is horrified,and tries to rescue Bea, and it turns out that Bea ends up having a pretty good deal being Etrigan's girlfriend...or something. 

Tora is all cranky and spooky now.  It's just...weird. 

Secret Six #2

I was so happy when I heard this book was coming back, but it sure hasn't been what I thought it was going to be.  Catman and some other people are being held under the sea in a giant coffin-shaped box, and the story jumps back and forth between the past and the present, and to be perfectly honest, the artwork makes it all so...muddled, that half the time I can't even figure out what is going on. 

They make it out?  I guess?  I think?  I don't really care?

Thor #5

Geez, but Odin is a jerk. Freya is snarky.  The Serpent, Odin's brother is "rehabilitated" and is appointed chief justice and promptly starts torturing people.  All theAsgardians are very very nervous about how things are going, and probably wish that the All-Mother was back.

Odin is very cranky about the new Thor, and really really cranky, that all of his mystic tools aren't doing a very good job in revealing her identity. Thor tells him to back off, Freya tells him to back off, and he's just being a dick about it.

Thor goes off to talk to Sif, and it doesn't go particularly well, since she's pissed he dumped her, and he's wondering if she's the one with his hammer, and he gets drunk, and cries about Mjollnir.  But hey, the Absorbing Man and Titania show up and it is rather a hoot.  I wasn't really sure about all of this, and I'd still prefer for poor Thor to get his Hammer and his Name back, but it has been well written, and it does have my attention, and dang it...it's good!

So...an interesting week anyway.


At 5:04 PM, Anonymous Jimmythejiver said...

While I'm happy for the continuity nods from the various series and that they even tied Kamandi and Atomic Knights into the history (though in grimdark subverted forms), I felt a bit let down from this issue. I'm afraid its devolving back into Legion Five Years Later thing. I'm holding out for Beetle and Booster to bring a change to the team especially to Ice who may bounce back if she has some of her past friends unchanged. Then there's the other part of me that fears that they'll get traumatized through their upcoming ordeals before meeting the League. I'm waiting to be wrong there. Plus the Darkseid reveal is the oldest trick in the book. Not liking the Fire and Etrigan romance. Smacks of Wonder Woman and Steppenwolf on Earth-2.

At 5:24 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Yeah, it's pretty dark and depressing. JLI characters should never be dark and depressing.

At 6:14 PM, Blogger Mista Whiskas said...

Interesting I guess, but I'm disappointed when lured to the title with hopes of fun Booster and Blue and we get the usual depressing modern take on comics...

The recent Ms. Marvel was fun though!

Thanks for the always excellent review.

At 4:42 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I love Ms Marvel, but I always seem to miss it at my comic book store and have to wait an extra couple of weeks for the re-order to come in. But gosh yes,it is wonderful!

At 1:44 PM, Blogger CalvinPitt said...

That's too bad about JL 3000. Acutally, I could see Bea and Jason Blood as a couple, maybe. He can be charming, sometimes. But Etrigan? Though he had something with, was it Madame Xanadu, in Demon Knights? So maybe he's charming too.

At 8:49 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

He DID have a fling with Xanadu! I guess its just the poet in him.


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