End of the month, and more books than usual. This is not a bad thing.
You know...I'm not really sure that I'm feeling this. Babs is running about saving everyone at her friend's wedding, by supplying earring backs, and bowties, and guarding the ring. It actually appears to be an engagement ring instead of a wedding ring, which confuses me. She's snuggling up to her new beau, Luke Fox, when who should come slithering through the window, but...Dick Grayson!
Yep, he's not dead, and wants to make smooches with Babs, which doesn't go over really well with Luke. Dick steals the ring and goes prancing over the rooftops with Babs in hot pursuit.
Seriously? He's just being a royal jerk at this point. She has a responsibility to her friends, and he's being a prat. She eventually gets the ring back, he sulks, she makes it in time, and the wedding happens, but yeesh!
Oh, and there is some sort of cliffhanger with a...guy in silhouette.
I just wanted to punch the ostensible heroes in this issue, which is probably not the reaction they were going for.
Batman '66 #28
Now THIS book was great! Just in time for Halloween, Batman and Robin end up fighting the Scarecrow, who is going around scaring people as is his wont. They travel back to his boyhood home, and discover that he's using...something that causes the fear, but that the local people are immune to...from eating grits. I kid you not. It's all hillbilly humor, but it is a hoot.
Also, they battle Killer Croc, and capture him in the sewers, because that is what they do. Fabulous!
Robin: Son of Batman #5
Well, Talia is back, and she's scared to death. Damian and Ducard have been going around restoring all the relics and stuff that Damian stole during his Year of Blood, but now that he's doing that it has given rise to some baddies, and Talia is scared stiff. Damian's old mutant brothers help out, which is nice, , and as usual the art is amazing.
The Al Ghuls are back!
Section Eight #5
This book just keeps getting stranger and stranger, and who shows up but...the Phantom Stranger! A hip-hop version of the Phantom Stranger, and he takes Six Pack on a tour of Limbo for some reason, where he runs into his old dead buddies.
Then Superman shows up at the end. I honestly don't think that it is in my power to actually explain what happened here, other than trippy doesn't even begin to describe it. But it's kinda fun in a really weird sort of way.
Well, Sinestro decides to come to earth and hang out with Black Adam, who is running Kahndaq, and apparently running it quite well. They seem like frenemies, which is all that Sinestro really has anyway. It turns out that Adam fought some of the Pale Bishops waaaay in the past, and Sinestro wants some information. Also, Soranik thinks that Adam is hot. Which he is.
Then Adam and Sinestro go walking into some ancient tombs, fight off some ancient dead guardians, and lo and behold, come across the ancient mummy of a...Guardian? I mean Guardian as in little blue guy Guardian!
This should be very interesting.
I also got the cover with Sinestro as Grumpy Cat, and it's rather hilarious.
Angela: Queen of Hel #1
This is a bit convoluted actually. When Angela was stolen by the angels, Queen Freyja was so pissed, that she cursed all angels to serve as slaves in Hel when they died. Well, Sera died, so Angela decides to go to Hel and get her back. She ends up taking over from Hela, but that's not what we actually get, but a really really complicated flash-back with Angela fighting a Hierophant, and then fighting Sera who was pissed that when she died Angela didn't come and save her.
Well, since she didn't KNOW that she had to, I would say that perhaps Sera should cut her a little slack. Not quite sure where all of this is going, but I guess I'll be hanging around to find out for now.
Squirrel Girl #1
Another number One! Really, they just pick up from where they left off, mostly. Doreen, and her chums save some people from a fire, and move into their new apartment, where Doreen has a really nifty transporter to the New Avengers Headquarters. But that is all that it transports you to, which she finds to be a bummer.
Also, she and Nancy go and have lunch with her mom. Nancy isn't too enthusiastic at first, but she and Doreen's mom, Maureen, get along like a house afire! And then they are attacked by...Brain Drain! An old Hydra guy with a robot body and exposed brain! They beat him up pretty handily considering his robot body is all vacumn tubes and duct tape, and then realize that perhaps they over-reacted, and build him a new body out of Nancy's cell phone and talk to him for a while. He's really not all that bad, just confused.
It is hilarious and adorable and....adorable. God I love this book.