|Godamn fucking Blogger!|
Don't get me wrong, it's usually a great tool (and no, I'm not just saying that out of fear that they'll can my subscription), but when I wrote this post, it fucked it over, and crashed my computer. So it never actually got submitted. That was ten days ago. I was pissed off. So pissed off infact, that it's taken me this long to bother coming in to recover the post.
But I've finally done it. One big woo fucking hoo! Batmite!
A bunch of floppies...
Wow. I was surprised to see this issue in this week, since it's a multi-Supes title crossover, and the final part of For Tomorrow
over in Superman
hasn't shipped yet (it will apparently hit the shelves next week). This issue features Captain Marvel, though he does only appear in the beginning of the issue. The rest of the book features people being posessed by a great anger, which leads them to crime, and in many cases, suicide. It also features the reimergance of Eclipso, which could be interesting. Judd Winick's written a great script (though he rarely doesn't), and Ian Churchill's art is amazing. Looking forward to the next chapter!
I've never been a huge follower of the Flash, but this story had me intrigued, since the introduction of the new Captain Boomerang after Identity Crisis. Since I'm not a huge follower of the character, I wasn't entirely sure of who all the characters are. That said, the camaraderie between the villains was great. Something you don't see in many books - with these guys, there really is honour among theives. Until a bunch of Flash's other Rogues show up and wage war on them... An entertaining issue, but I would have gotten more from it if I was a bigger Flash fan.
Ironically (no pun intended), just as this story arc is starting to pick up steam, the title is not shipping on a regular basis - at all. This issue was an entertaining read, however it would have been far more enjoyable if it had shipped earlier, just on the fact that it's hard to remember all the details in the previous two issues. Warren Ellis is crafting a great mystery, as we get more information about the Extremis virus, and Adi Granov's art is superb. Let's hope it'll finally start making it out monthly.
The final chapter of JSA/JSA! Both JSA teams from the past and present finally come together, to stop Degation. An entertaining issue, however it sacrifices much of the ongoing theme of what makes a "hero" for one huge fight scene between all these characters. Because of this, the finale seemed a little anti-climactic. Still a fun read, though. Oh, and looking at the next issue box, it looks like events from the current Superman arc will be leading into it...
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #13
Reginald Hudlin and Steve McNiven take over the reigns of this title. While I wasn't greatly impressed with the previous story arc, atleast I had Terry Dodson's art to look at. Unfortunately McNiven's art isn't up to the same level, and Hudlin hasn't done anything with this issue to captivate me at all. The issue did have it's moments, featuring the Avengers, and a new "Superman-esque" rival, the issue really keep me enthralled - and had nothing to qualify it for the "mature" Marvel Knights banner. I'll keep reading to the end of this story arc, and if it doesn't thrill me, I'll be dropping this title.
Devin Grayson makes her triumphant return as Nigtwing writer. Great more me, bad for the many people who appear to hate her work. It's beyond me - she's a great writer, and more than that, it's abundantly clear that she "gets" Nightwing. This issue sees him infiltrating a crime family, and working for them - presumably to take them down. But how he'll manage this, while working for them, remains to be seen. Phil Hester and Ande Parks take over the art, and give it a similar feel to Scott McDaniel - albeit a lot cleaner.
Tales of the TMNT
If this was a DC or Marvel book, they would have been flooding the market with advertising about the death of a beloved character. Who was it? Michaelangelo's pet cat, Klunk. The issue revolves around Klunk's escape, injury, and whether Michaelangelo has it in him to sacrifice another cat to save Klunk. A really touching issue, and completely different for the Ninja Turtles. Also a nice character stdy of Mikey, and what separates him from his brothers. The issue also featured a short back up tale featuring Casey Jones - very amusing, and also with a nice touch at the end.