Once again, not a terrible week. It occurs to me, that as of this September, I have been at this whole blogging business for going on nine years now. How time flies! That adds up to a whole lot of pictures of Hal's butt!
Gotham Academy #ll
Undercover of a tennis match, Olive and Maps go searching for Olive's mother, and just happen to run into Tim. Always nice to see Tim. His ridiculous Red Robin outfit doesn't even look all that stupid, as drawn by the artists. I have to admit to finding Maps a whole lot more fun to read about than Olive, who is a bit on the sulky side, especially since she has such a propensity for running into Robins of every type and shade.
It's a nice jaunt through Bat territory as usual.
Green Lantern: Lost Army #5
Things seem to be picking up, although the writer still seems to spend too much time mooning over John's past as a Marine. It isn't as though John is a newbie to the Corps, he's been at this for a heck of a long time now. But anyway.
A crapload of Lanterns are captured and fighting against the Light Pirates, and having a harder time of if than usual, without rings. B'dge saves the day by squirrelling through the tunnels and swiping a bunch of rings, although not enough for everyone, and on fairly low power. Still, they make do. Kilowog and Guy are fighting the good fight, and then Jruk goes down, which makes me sad. It is slightly unclear as to whether he actually dies, or if Guy is able to haul his carcass out of there. Guy as usual, is the only one who is trying to help the wounded or dying.
Kilowog ends up with an orb/scepter thing instead of a ring which throws him a bit, but they are able to recover enough of their rings for the surviving members. And then Krona and Relic do come back to bust them out, and they all decide to go off and find Mogo.
This is a good thing, since I love Mogo. There is a slightly rushed feeling to this now, but since they have decided for some reason to cancel this book, I suppose I can understand that. It isn't a terrible Green Lantern story, and the art is quite lovely, it certainly is a helluva a lot better than the regular Green Lantern book with Hal, which is just awful. I'm going to miss it.
Not bad at all.
Justice League #45
Suddenly Darkseid is dead. Is that what happened last issue? Because I practically missed it. It seems to be a bit of an anti-climax. And speaking of which, the Anti-Monitor is off doing...stuff. All the Justice League members are suddenly Gods of various things, or at least some of them are, and naturally, awfully full of themselves. Superman is obnoxious, so is Batman, and Flash is Death, and what the heck happened to Captain...er...Shazaam?
Hal is still Hal, at least much more so than in his own book...thank goodness. Wonder Woman is already a Goddess, so no problems there. I still find this all to be a rather convoluted mess, and I actually prefer the other Justice League book. So...meh.
Starting all over again! Thanks, Marvel! But I can't complain I guess, since Secret War seems to be finally...FINALLY wrapping up, and the good books coming back again. Instead of just continuing the books, all of which still have their original writers and artists, they are starting over at # l again,which seems a bit confusing. Oh well.
Scott is still a mess...still trying to figure things out. He sneaks off to watch Cassie play basketball, but she doesn't know that he is there, and so she whines that he's never around. He's trying to get more contracts for his business, but his arch foe is trying to take him down, along with his ex-wife's new hubby. It's all a lot of fun, and the dialogue is snarky and fast, and I do like this book.
Invincible Iron Man #2
I swear I just got the first issue of this a week or so ago, but I'm not complaining. I also can't believe that I am actually reading an Iron Man book, but so far, this has been pretty darned good. Nice art too. Madame Masque has broken into various places, stealing various artifacts. Doctor Doom shows up sans armor, and unscarred, and tries to convince Tony that he's all nice now.
Tony isn't buying it of course, and keeps attacking him, but Doom holds him off with some nice magic. He does point out that he still cares for Latveria, and that Madame Masque is dangerous and accidentally stole the wrong artifact anyway, and perhaps they should actually try to work with one another for a bit.
I am interested in where this is going, and it's certainly piqued my interest.
I got my hands on the collection of Atomic Robo, by Clevenger and Wegener. I have been hearing fabulous things about this for quite a while now, but could never actually find it, but now I have, and am all ready to sit down and read the whole thing. I am only part way through, but it is a hoot so far. It is actually fun to try new things! Who knew!