Between some computer problems and total ennui, I haven't been posting much lately. Not much in the way of books either, but the beginning of the month is always pretty slim for me. But I have to say...what there was, was pretty darned good!
Green Lantern Corps #4
Yeah, I know that the title is Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, but that's a bit of a mouthful to say AND type, and Hal is hardly in this even, except for when Soranik is slobbering over him.
THIS issue is all Guy, baby! And it's about TIME! And not only Guy, but NEKKID Guy! It is...as though Venditti was writing it just for me! Not much in the way of butts, but I'll take what I can get.
So...last issue, Hal was defeated, blah blah blah. And John sent Guy out on a simple reconnaisance mission, because what could possibly go wrong? Well, Guy runs into a cadre of Sinestro Corps members, and defeats five of them, before being finally captured, and hauled before Sinestro. Sinestro is actually...expecting to see Hal, so that he can give him over to his main torturer, but Soranik got there first.
Sinestro is...not all that thrilled with getting Guy instead. Not that Guy is bothered by this, the snark is strong in this one. Unfortunately, he uses up the last little bit of power in his ring...and loses his uniform again. And Guy, I kinda agree with Sinestro, that you really ought to wear something underneath. But Guy is giving Sinestro an unabashed eyeful, much to his glee, and Sinestro's horror.
So he's going to torture Guy instead of Hal, but he's NOT going to enjoy it as much. Guy gets his bag, and Sinestro thinks that finally he's going to put some pants on, but instead, he guzzles a beer and crushes the can against his forehead, and does some more taunting.
Meanwhile, back on Mogo, John finally figures out that something has gone wrong and that they are ALL going out to look for Guy.
I loved this to death. Finally! Guy being Guy!
Wonder Woman #6
I want to make Nicola Scott draw everything. This is seriously seriously gorgeous.
Diana has gone back with Steve, in the invisible plane which more or less disintegrates upon arrival. They are taken to the army base, and Steve is interrogated, Etta shows up which is great, and they don't have a clue what to do with poor Diana, and worse, they can't understand a word she says, so naturally they lock her up. Steve goes off to commiserate with the wife of his dead buddy, while all the avatars of the Gods are showing up in Diana's cell, where they happily give her...gifts.
Oh, and they bring in Doctor Minerva to translate her language, which is how we tie into the odd numbers of this book. I happen to like the even numbers better, but they are all good!
Doctor Strange #ll
Well, they defeated the Empirikul, but Earth is a mess, and there is hardly any magic left. No Chris Bachalo on the art which seems...odd, but Kevin Nowlan and Leonardo Romero do a bang up job in his place. The art is almost like something Chris Samnee would do, very crisp and clean and yet emotive. Nice job.
So, Stephen is left picking the pieces, and having some flashbacks to the old days with Mordo and the Ancient One. He's got fewer spells and a lot less finesse, but he does what he can with what he has.
As usual, pretty fabulous.
And finally, my beloved comic book store guy, Matt saved a Mark Shultz book for me with some absolutely gorgeous artwork, all pulpy and black and white and insanely fabulous.
So...I see that they have extended Civil War Redux till December? I have been avoiding it like the plague, except for when I can't help it, such as when I read Ms. Marvel or something. Carol was never one of my favorites, but I liked her well enough. She's a...real jerk in this. And quite frankly, so are the Inhumans. I don't quite know why they are getting away with the crap that they are getting away with, frankly.
But hopefully soon it will all be over, and they will bring back Bruce and Rhodey. They can kill off the Inhumans in their place. I know that would make ME happy.