Tiny Tiny Reviews
Not a whole lot out there this week for me. Everything seems to be either in stasis, or wrapping up, or just waiting for the next mega crossover. Man, I am so sick of crossovers.
The All-New All-Different Avengers #9
I like these Avengers. The Tony Stark that appears in this book seems to be a completely different person from the Tony Stark that appears elsewhere, and I can't really reconcile all the various personas, not to mention living conditions and so on. Oh well...Comics!
Anyway, the new Wasp shows up, except that she is the daughter of Henry Pym, by his first wife? And raised in the Red Room by the Winter Soldier? Um...okay, I guess. And the Vision loses his marbles again. And Jarvis is tired of working in a moldy airplane hanger, and who can really blame him. Also Nova has stuff to do. And a while back, Ms. Marvel was having problems too, so I guess the Band is busy breaking up just prior to the new Civil War.
The old Civil War was a disaster on so many many levels, that it drove me from Marvel for years. So forgive me, if I can't just leap with joy into the newest version, although it seems to involve Captain Marvel and...you guessed it...Tony Stark. Again. I wonder who gets unjustly imprisoned, and murdered this time?
Green Lantern Corp #5
Well, at least Guy gets his pants and his dignity back along with his ring. We have a flashback of him being beaten to a pulp by his vicious father, which is a bit of a throwback to good old Roland, although he's still a cop, and he beats Guy's mother, which is also new. I do wish we could go back to his real family.
But anyway, he wakes up and is no longer brainwashed by those Ausras and Dismas, and it turns out that they are World Eaters, and the Darkest Knights. Well, who knew? Unfortunately, everyone else is still on their side, so our five un-brainwashed Lanterns have to turn the tide, and Guy knows just how to do it. By flying in with his face. Oh Guy.
Naturally, he starts blowing things up, the other Lanterns start to fight, and in the middle of all of it, Iolande shows up with her crew, and they all are confused. And then Mogo comes in swinging, and oh, it is lovely. Again, I am sure that this is getting things in order for the new Re-Re-Re-birth going on at DC, but as long as there is a real Green Lantern Corps again, I am all for it. And Kilowog actually isn't too obnoxious in this one, for a change.
So...pretty good actually.
I still have trouble believing that I am reading an Archie book, but oh, it is delightful. Mister Lodge continues to hire Archie in a vain attempt to get him away from Veronica, but naturally it all fails miserably, so he decides to hire Archie's dad, and promote him...and send them all to live in Singapore for a year. Archie is disconsolate and so is Jughead, who I am also starting to adore.
Lodge is running for Mayor, and has....plans.
It all ends more or less well, and it's just...well it's just a whole lot of fun.
And that was it!