Things are definitely improving this month so far.
Dang it, I'm going to miss this book when it is gone. It has done a superb job of capturing the essence and flair of those old television shows, that enraptured me in my by-gone youth. This issue has a breakout planned by Ma Parker and her family, and it is more or less a plot to get her kids into prison with her. Batman happily obliges, by putting them in Arkham, instead of in the two other prisons...much to the wardens relief.
The Catwoman shows up and is naturally nabbed by the Caped Crusader, but he's all in a tizzy because Robin and Batgirl have also been nabbed by Grundy, Killer Croc and Killer Croc...who all escaped in Ma Parker's breakout. So Catwoman teams up with Bats in order to save them. Batman is swooning over Julie Newmar...er...Catwoman, as naturally anyone would.
I love Julie Newmar. Still my favorite Catwoman.
Good silly fun.
Green Lantern: Lost Army #6
Well, I still have to say that I really do like the art in this book. All of a sudden, Mogo is also in a pickle, being attacked by all the Lightsmiths of the previous universe, and all of the remaining Lanterns have also shown up including Simon Baz, about whom, I had frankly forgotten after all this time. There is a lot of fighting naturally. Salaak is trying desperately to help Mogo, while Relic and Krona do their plotting. There's just something about those two...!
For some reason, colored pyramids land on Mogo and different Lanterns now have different colors, and Guy loses his red ring. It's a little abrupt, I know that they are ending this series, and things had to be rushed, but it is obviously a bit TOO rushed, in my opinion. Anyway, there is a crack in the universe, and they all rush to the Source Wall so that they can bust through and get back to their own Universe, but unfortunately, Hal is there, sealing it up from the other side.
Oh Hal, you schmuck. John is the only one who sees that it is Hal, so naturally...he lies to everyone and says that the hole collapsed or something. You just know this is going to come back and bite him in the butt eventually. And that is that...to be continued in January with Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion. Because Krona has...plans. And that is usually not a good thing.
Not a bad book. A million times better than the regular GL book. I hope they keep Jesus Saiz as the artist and colorist, because it is really a pretty book.
I missed this for some reason last week. I was originally all excited, because I loved the previous Hawkeye book. For some reason though...this just didn't grab me. Instead of flashbacks to the past, now we have flashforwards, of twenty years, when Clint is an old washed-up former Avenger and Kate is a rich and snotty crime fighter, and they get together, because those three mutant kids that they rescued from Hydra and then gave up to SHIELD or whatever have caused all sorts of mayhem in the future...and IT'S THEIR FAULT!
I miss the old artwork, and this just isn't really...all that interesting to me. I'll probably hang around for a few more issues to see if it improves.
Ms. Marvel #l
While I consider it a bit on the ridiculous to have all of these new number ONE books, with the same storylines, and writers and artists, at least I have Kamala back. Now she is a member of the Avengers, and while I am glad that she's going to be in the Avengers...isn't she a bit on the young and inexperienced side? I've always considered the Avengers to be the A-list roster of superheroes. Not necessarily a place to learn to be a hero. The old Justice Society was the place for that, but wrong company.
But I am straying from the point.
Things are more or less back to normal. Kamala's time is a bit strained since she is trying to save the world, be an Avenger and go to School all at the same time. And Bruno has a new girlfriend, which really catches her by surprise. She's a bit miffed about it actually. She doesn't want to be with Bruno romantically...at least so she says, but she is still a little jealous that he's moved on. Naturally. And his new girlfriend is such an adorable, plump little bundle of love!
Meanwhile, some shady corporation is buying up all the businesses in the area, and driving out the original occupants,and strong-arming them into leaving, and using her likeness on a giant billboard, which enrages all her fans, who think she has sold out, but she hasn't, and hasn't given permission, but apparently since she is in the public domain, anyone can use her likeness? She needs to go and talk to Tony Stark I would think, about that. Or at least his lawyers.
Fabulous as usual!
The Mighty Thor #1
This was a humdinger of a book. Ragnarok is over, and they are all still around, (thanks to Loki) Things are not all sunshine and roses however. Jane is still Thor, but she still has her cancer, and she's getting chemotherapy. Unfortunately, every time she changes into Thor, it burns all the chemo out of her system...but doesn't get rid of the cancer. So the thing that makes her stronger is also the thing that is killing her. But she doesn't stop, and really, who can blame her?
She goes with Volstagg to the Senate of the Realms, because the unholy alliance between Roxxon and Malekith is going strong. Malekith is killing off light Elves, which are raining down on Roxxon's space station, where they are actually changing Earth's weather patterns...for a price. Roxxon is a piece of work.
Meanwhile back in Asgard, apparently Odin has gone nutso, and locked Freyja up in prison, which seems odd. Cul is being head of the Asgardian Gestapo, and has "Wanted" posters out for Jane. Things are not as they should be. And Odinson Thor is nowhere to be found.
The Bad Guys have all gotten together to gloat a little, and add some new members to their Evil Club, including Trolls, some rather odd people from Muspelheim, a newly resurrected Laufey of the Frost Giants...oh and Loki.
Gosh, it's good to see Loki again. I don't really think that he's going evil again, but I am sure that he is up to some serious mischief.
This is a seriously good book.
Not a bad week at all.