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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Thursday's Reviews

A small week. But a pretty decent week, all things considered.

Action Comics #5

Different art this month, with Andy Kubert stepping in, and yet another retelling of Superman's origin. This time, Grant goes into some detail about exactly how and why, they Jor El stuffed his baby into that neat little space ship, what happened to Krypto, some time with the Legion, and why it is, that Jonathan Kent is my hero.

Seriously, that thing with the goat is sheer GENIUS!

Justice League International #5

This is a book that is getting better and better each month. We actually have Bea and Tora acting more like themselves, Guy continues to snark, Booster continues to do his best, Batman doesn't show up everyone else, Gavril and the General have their moments, and heck, even Vixen has a line or two. It's wonderful.

Booster has saved them all from certain death, by the use of his forcefield, which annoys Guy, since HE could have done it just as well, but at least he gets to apply some cool green rockets to get them out of danger. Things are not going well on Earth, the four giants are busy pulverizing the planet and Peraxxus continues to gloat about all the profit he's going to be making.

They send in their cool ship, to attack, but naturally it gets blowed up, which is ok, since they PLANNED for it to be blowed up, and actually they sneak into the ship inside of a giant rock, with Fire providing the power to get there. Sneaky and clever. Once inside, they split up, with Batman, Rocket Red and Ice going to the Ship's controls and the rest of them attacking Peraxxus. Godiva is freaking out a bit, since she's a pretty low level hero, apprehending bank robbers and muggers is what she's used to...not going into space and attacking aliens. Guy is pretty disgusted that she's afraid, but Ice puts in a good word for her. Ice is actually acting more like...Ice. Thank Goodness!

They really aren't doing that great a job of beating up Peraxxus, but they are holding their own, as Gavril manages to pop the ship out of orbit, and it's drawn towards earth, both by gravity and the lure of one of the giants. Peraxxus manages to take off, and Guy would have gone after him, but he's got to stop the ship from crashing, with all of them on it. He can't quite do that, but he does manage to limit the damage, and they all manage to get themselves out, and back in one piece. A victory!

There is a mysterious someone who isn't too pleased that they all managed to survive, but at least Guy has calmed down a bit, and Booster has proved that he's more than just a pretty face. I am enjoying the heck out of this book.

Red Lanterns #5

Each month, I get this, and each month, I think to myself that I shouldn't really bother, but this time I think that I have really reached the end. Krona is missing, Atrocitus is having a hissy fit, Bleez is being treacherous, and various other Red Lanterns show off their origins, but it is all pretty...dull actually. And that other Earth guy becomes a Red Lantern too. But at least Dex-Starr showed up for a panel or two.

Swamp Thing #5

Now this is a good book. Alex and Abby are fighting her little brother, who controls the rot, as opposed to Alex controlling the green. At first it seems as though the Green is winning, but then things go...awry. Pretty art, and an excellent story.


At 5:51 PM, Blogger Lantern Kiaori said...

Just loved JLI. Guy is doing what he knows best: saving the day even when everyone else is telling him to shut the hell up. He's a pro, I love him for it. Torah, kiss him already.

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous green blogger said...

The reason that I follow JLI was because a Green Lantern is in it. Probably the best issue so far in the 'signal Master's storyarc with a lot of things happening with this one.

At 11:58 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

This has been definitely my favorite issue so far. And everything is better with a Green Lantern in it!

At 5:19 AM, Anonymous Jimmy said...

Swampy is one of my faves every month. I love the page near the end where Alec and Abey are kissing and the skeleton and swampy are hugging. Beautiful.

At 6:37 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I wasn't too sure about Swamp Thing at first, but it has been consistently beautiful, and I'm hooked.

At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Jon Q. Citizen said...

I love DexStarr too!! Most awesome feline in comics....

I've actually enjoyed Red Lanterns so far. I know it's not the "deepest" of plots, but it's a bunch of enraged beings trying to get organized and spew toxic vomit on "evil-doers". With that in mind, I've loved the characters, plot, and direction.

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Saranga said...

are you reading animal man? i think next month is a crossover between Swampt thing and animal man. i got swampy #1 but wasn't impressed.. now I'm unsure..

At 4:12 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Saranga, I haven't been picking up Animal Man, but I have certainly been hearing good things about it.


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