Thursday, November 30, 2006

I Read a Few Comics

Seriously, I really need to catch up. Meanwhile, here are a few reviews.

Flash 6
hmmmm..... I thought the first Flash we saw wasn't necessarily gonna be the one who ends up the book's lead Flash. Maybe they meant Jay. Now we seem to be stuck with Bart. I don't like Bart. I don't know that I want to continue reading about Bart. Only good part of this is that we found out how Bart got all of the speed force.

Aquaman 46
I'm really loving this book, and this insight into King Shark and a flashback to the original Aquaman. The flashback art by Phil Winslade (I'm assuming, since I don't know him, and the credits these days lean toward ambiguity), with Butch Guice handling the prologue art chores, shows Guice isn't the only one these days who can handle underwater scenes. There's a real alien feel to this series that makes a nice contrast to the surface dwellers.

Green Lantern 15
This issue mostly focused on the political changes wrought by the missing year, mostly setting up the hunting of Hal for murder and his inevitable exoneration with help from his friends. Nice art and nicer cameo of the JLA on the last page.

52 30
Just when I thought this series had hit a rhythm, they changed the tune, showing us some other characters we haven't seen yet in the missing year. So we get Dick and Tim and see Bruce trying to exorcise his demons. Plus, Dick gets to meet the new Batwoman. Nice. And in a nicer change of pace, he isn't telling her she's not ready for the job, yadda yadda yadda, all the crap we saw in his own book too often pre-OYL. This is one book I look forward to and once a week doesn't seem nearly enough.


  1. I don't know about that being a good part in Flash. I thought Jays "Now we know for sure that you deserve to be The Flash" was a little too much like all the preaching Ron Marz did, via his characters, that Kyle Rayner was definitely the One True Green Lantern and only a fool could possibly believe otherwise. Or when John Byrne (going back a ways) had every single super-powered guest star talk about how noble and inspirational Superman was, without ever writing anything noble or heroic into the character himself. "Show, Don't Tell" is supposed to be a bit of a no-brainer for a graphical medium, isn't it?

  2. Oh, I agree. I liked knowing HOW Bart got the speed force, the whole flashback. At least, the question got answered. And while it was the best part of the book, overall, the book pretty much sucked.