Slightly Delayed Reviews
Having to wait a day to get my comics was a burden, but there were some pretty good ones, so it was worth it.
Fables: The Wolf Among Us #15
Well, Bigby has finally had enough and goes full beast on Bloody Mary, and it is rather epic, actually. And we go back to the beginning and confront Faith's creepy father, and things don't go particularly well after that. Still interesting, but not much of an ending in sight, which I find a little annoying.
Green Lantern Corps #3
Now this is Green Lanterny Goodness! Beautiful art by Van Sciver, and a decent story,and I am happy. Also as usual, Guy gets the best lines, although I'm not thrilled with he and Kilowog fighting each other. They should be beating up Hal! But it is a joy to see a bunch of Lanterns who haven't even shown up as cameos lately.
Things are going poorly, mistakes have been made, and something must be done. So Guy and Kilowog go to find Marniel and have it out once and for all. The rest of the Lanterns are trying to find a weak spot in the walls so that they can slip through into their own universe.
And then Marniel takes their rings....and USES them!
I did not see that coming.
Pretty good actually.
Doctor Strange #6
Things are NOT looking particularly good for Stephen or for any of the magic users on Earth. The interesting part is that non-magical people don't even have a clue that anything is even going on. Strange keeps trying to pull things out of his hat, as it were, and it works for a moment or two, and then he is overwhelmed again. As usual, the art is intoxicating, and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat.
This is a book that I had my doubts about, but man, it has become one of my favorites.
Howard the Duck #5
Well, the Guardians and Howard and their motley crew are going up against the Collector, The Silver Surfer and his wannabee show up and it is a lovely interstellar donnybrook. As the Nexus, Howard is able to free all of the Collector's prisoners, which is a nice thing to do, and sends Tara back as well as Shocket and Linda, and then...he sends himself home.
Or does he?
Always a hoot.
Ms Marvel #5
Well, the clones are malfunctioning...what a surprise! Bruno has the bright idea of getting Loki back to fix them, which I would totally be up for, but he's a little...busy at the moment. Her brother wants to get married, and so they have the parents meet, which is both terrifying and hilarious.
The engagement party is even more so.
It's a little hard actually for me to describe all that is going on, but rest assured, that it is as charming and delightful as always. Man I do love this book.
The Mighty Thor# 5
And it is Jane vs Odin! Finally! Odin is mad as Hel, but Thor isn't too much of a slouch herself, and she is finding enormous satisfaction if pummeling the old god thoroughly. Meanwhile, Freya and Loki are freed, and it turns out that he was Freya's spy on Malekith's council all along. We also have a lovely battle between the Warriors, Sif, Heimdall, Freya and Loki against Cul and his bully boys.
Also Malekith marries the poor Queen of Alfheim, and immediately stuffs her in a prison cell before celebrating with his evil compatriots...all of whom would betray each other at the drop of a hat.
Meanwhile, back in Asgardia, they are fighting the Destroyer, when Loki stabs Freya in the back. Literally. He looks so sad as he does it too, so there must be something more going on there as well. She's not dead, but she is turned to stone or something, and Odin realizes it and rushes home. Loki has a little talk with Uncle Cul, and everything seems to quiet down for the moment.
For the moment.
Oh, and Odinson shows up again.