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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday's Reviews of Wednesday's Comics

Well! That was a rather splendid end of the month's offering! Not really a clunker in the bunch, which always makes me happy.

Brightest Day #24

And so we come to the end of another series. I have actually rather enjoyed Brightest Day. It had it's ups and downs, but the ups outnumbered the downs, and the artwork was uniformly beautiful, so I have nothing to complain about. It turns out that the Life Entity really IS a bit of a dick however. Mostly everyone fulfills their projected destiny, with one exception. The status quo is restored in some ways, but upended in others. Most of the heroes made it, a couple did not, Swamp Thing shows up as the new Life Entity, which I rather enjoyed, and one other character from the Vertigo Universe also makes his chain-smoking sardonic appearance.

So, pretty much a thumbs up.

The Flash#11

I keep waiting for this to get really exciting, and so far it has been a bit on the hoo-hum side. It's not BAD...it's just not riviting. Barry is running about being a bit of a dolt, Bart is feeling hurt, and Jay and Wally are telling Barry to slow down and pay attention. He can't of course, because of all the impending doom of Flashpoint.

It's ok. Not sensational, but not terrible either.

Green Arrow#11

My secret is that I've actually been enjoying Ollie in this book. It has tied in to Brightest Day the most closely of all the books that I read, and things are coming to a head in the magical forest. After all of his kvetching and whining and moaning, Ollie wakes up and realizes that he's actually a hero. He shouldn't have to go through this all of the time, but he seems to be a slow learner. Still...pretty decent in my opinion.

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #9

And the War of the Green Lantern continues! More Tomorrow!

Justice League: Generation Lost #24.

And so ends the second of the bi=weekly series. I'm still a bit torn on this book. In some ways I enjoyed it, it IS about some of my absolute favorite characters after all, and characters that I am not likely to find elsewhere. I really liked the introduction of Gavril as the new Rocket Red. Winick did a decent job of not making me hate Captain Shinypants, and also did a decent job with Booster.

On the other hand, he did a completely abysmal job of writing Bea and Tora and Wonder Woman and Power Girl, not to mention Jaime. I kept waiting for Tora's new origin to have some sort of effect on the finale...but no, there was absolutely NO reason for the retcon at all. It contributed nothing to the plot or the ending. Nothing.

But anyway, Booster fights Max mano a mano, Jaime actually gets to DO something and manages to defeat the Omac Prime, Wonder Woman still doesn't know who she is, or what she's doing there, but manages to remain unkilled. Max admits that although it was nice getting a hold of Checkmate, really, everything that he did was for revenge. Oh, and he does manage to get away, although he does manage to release everyone from his mind whammy, and blame everything on poor Magog. Oh, and the Justice League are just the ginchiest.

But there was this.



Ruse #2

I loved the original series. This one is starting a bit more slowly, but it's not bad.

Wonder Woman #610

I have'nt beed reading this since JMS took over, because it was just not my cup of tea. I perused a few issues here and there, but was not tempted back. But since Brightest Day was coming to an end, I figured that perhaps I should jump back in. Well...she's still in the alternate existance, although it is explained a bit more here, and she's in the hospital being tended to by Dr. Candy, Dr. Trevor and Nurse Prince, and one of the Fates is upstairs, who explains a bit to her. It's still AWFULLY convoluted, but at least she's starting to fight back, and to realize that she can't just go around being nasty to people. Or something.

Still confusing, but I sense light at the end of the tunnel.


At 12:22 PM, Blogger Erin S. said...

It's funny because the guys at my LCS were all saying how much they like Captain Atom now. And complaining about so many comics on their list being expensive this week. PG might not have done much in this book but I love what Winick has done in her solo title. I didn't have a problem with Bea just that she didn't do much but her, Tora and Gavril fought until they couldn't. They did more than Batman, and I never thought I'd write that.

At least WW kept fighting but I don't think anyone knows how to write the WW in current canon. Jaime is a little off. I would have liked seeing more fighting with Max/Booster but I loved the end. Not just because of the reveal but I've been waiting for more Bruce/Booster talks.

At 12:38 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Max has escaped to be a thorn in their side another day, which is a good thing. You don't want to kill off another good villain. And the thought of a new JLI is making me drool on myself.

If they could get Kevin Maguire to draw it, I would probably faint dead away with joy.

It would ALSO be nice, if they could bring in J'onn and Guy

At 1:57 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

Many of the supposed vital roles were quite disapointing in the Brightest Day title, also Shayera not coming back was just to add some angst, and so was the return to the Status Quo of Dead Man. It was entertaining at least.

"this is for Ted Kord" gave me the shivers!

At 2:03 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

It took all of my self-control not to go "HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" at the top of my lungs when I saw that last JLI page. So I did it silently :)

At 12:46 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well, it was a bummer about Shayera. Carter certainly seems to think so. I guess he'll be even MORE cranky now.

I really liked Boston and Dove together, but that didn't work out either which was a shame. On the other hand, we DO have Aquaman and Mera, and J'onn J'onnz is back, and I simply love me some Martian Manhunter.

The new Aqualad is a keeper, as is Gavril as the new Rocket Red. And I am secretly happy to have Digger back as well. He really didn't want to throw that boomerang. It would be nice to see him back with the Rogues, my second favorite bunch of villains. Secret Six of course, are my first favorite.

But yes, Mac, that JLI page at the end was just wonderful. I don't know WHEN it will be coming out, but it can't be too soon.

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Saranga said...

We're gonna have a new JLI?? ACEBEANS!!

I hope Winick doesn't write it, given what you said he did with Ice in this series. :/

I'm really pissed off they killed Sheira.

At 9:47 AM, Blogger ShellyS said...

I'm glad Alec/Swamp Thing is back, but I really don't know if Brightest Day was a real game changer. And while I've been enjoying Green Arrow, I wish the book was better than it is. Maybe now that Brightest Day is over, it can get back into Ollie stories.


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