Not a whole lot to talk about this week. A small week. My weeks seem to getting smaller by the minute actually. That's not a good thing.
Green Lantern: Lost Army #4
So it has finally dawned on our doughty group, that they aren't in their own universe at all, but somehow were thrown back into Relic's universe. This has opened a whole new can of worms of course. Arisia, you will be glad to hear, is not dead. I didn't think that she would be. But the Light Pirates are doing a bang up job of sucking out the power from all the Green Lanterns, and they are taken captive with laughable ease, while Relic and Krona bug out, like the cowards they are.
Oh, and Salaak shows up! Huzzah! I love Salaak. Apparently all the other Green Lanterns have already been taken captive, while the Light Pirates suck out the every last drop of their powers or something. It's a bit vague. Meanwhile John agonizes for a while over compassion and duty, while Kilowog and Guy fight some guys and snark at each other.
I have a few problems with this, because one of John's characteristics was always his pragmatism. He didn't whine and second guess himself very much. Actually this is more of the way that I think Kyle would act, but supposedly Kyle is dead or something...not that anyone seems to give a rat's ass.
Kilowog and Guy are best friends, and yet, there has been absolutely no interaction between them since Guy came back from the Red Lanterns, and yet here they are snipping at each other. You would at least expect to get a..."good to see you, buddy" from both of them, but hey, all past characterization and plot developments are apparently out the door.
It's okay. Better than Hal's book. But considering Green Lantern has been my favorite franchise for YEARS...I am severely...underwhelmed. It's not bad. But it's not great either.
Robin: Son of Batman #4
Now this is my favorite Bat Book at the moment, although Gotham Academy is up there too. Pat Gleason is doing amazing things. The art is dynamic and fluid and a helluva a lot of fun. Damian and Nobody are seeking to restore a cavern's magic, while for some reason Deathstroke shows up and is utterly pwned by Damian. I enjoy this because I simply CANNOT STAND DEATHSTOKE! Also Damian just ends up paying him off to leave them alone, which is actually pretty clever of him. Deathstroke IS supposed to be a mercenary.
And they discover a Lazarus Pit. This is probably not going to be a good thing.
Sensation Comics: Wonder Woman #14
Unfortunately this book is one of the ones being cancelled by DC, when CLEARLY it is the superior Wonder Woman book, certainly in comparison with the crap being put out by the Finches. Man, I dropped that book like a hot potato.
Unfortunately, for a uniformly stellar output, this issue is not one of my favorites. It is awfully hard to follow for one thing, and jumps all over the place, and half the time I don't know who is narrating, and what the hell is going on. Two adjoining nations hate each others guts, but Diana wants to bring them to the bargaining table, but Strife shows up and messes things up. I actually like Strife, but here, she is split into Strife/Eris, and is fighting with...herself? I think? And there is a lot of blather, and it's a bit on the messy side.
Still not completely sure what happened, but Diana leaves Strife in a lurch, which will probably only come back to haunt her.
Well, the kids that the Hawks rescued are super-powered of course, and beat up a bunch of Hydra agents. Then there are the usual flashbacks, which quite frankly I am finding to be a little bit annoying at this point. And Clint and Kate yell at each other, and she slugs him, which makes both he and Pizza Dog unhappy, and then the super-powered kids are all ready to split him in two.
And for some reason they give the kids...back?
It's okay, but not quite up to the standards of the previous Hawkeye book.
So...all in all, a rather dull week. Or maybe I'm just feeling cranky or something.