Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Three More Reviews

The Trials of Shazam 3
Nice retelling of Freddie's origin as Captain Marvel, Jr. as he takes another step toward regaining his, or rather, the Cap's, powers. I'm still not happy with him needing to prove himself after all this time, but I'm being entertained, so I'm sticking with this. The arts is different, but nice, like a series of mini paintings.

Hawkgirl 57
Joe Bennett on art means Kendra's not grimacing all the time, although now she has a real reason. She's been imprisoned, and is about to go on trial so her execution will be on the up and up for treason against Thanagar. Not much actually happens, but there's a real atmospheric thing going on, building to next issue. And meanwhile, Danny's father, whose name I've forgotten, is wise to Kendra's double life. Cool.

Wetworks 2
I still have no f'in clue what's going on, but I was able to follow things a bit better. I'm not much of a vampire fan, Buffy and friends notwithstanding, and now I'm reading this and I have the new Anita Blake comic to read, and this has werewolves, too. The art's nice, but I wish it wasn't so dark so I could tell the characters apart better.

I'm on vacation and will be going away Thursday for a long weekend to visit a friend. I might get to review some of tomorrow's comics, but in case I don't, I just wanted to give folks a heads up that if there are no posts for a few days, I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth to patrol with the Green Lantern Corps.

I've been getting lots of referrals from a couple of sites that have led to hundreds of hits here lately, so welcome to all! And I hope at least some folks who popped in to see what I had to say about that suggested Supergirl costume or whatever, found enough reason to become regular readers here. Kinda makes me wish I'd thought to blog about comics earlier.


  1. Anonymous5:51 PM EST

    From what I recall about the original "Wetworks" series, the various vamps and werewolves were damn near impossible to tell apart other than by gender...

    As for the new Anita Blake comic, I just want to know why she's an albino...

  2. Anonymous11:09 PM EST

    I've been wanting to look into the Trials, but I've always been weirded out by the Wizard stuff. I glad that you said it was good, I may buy it next time I'm at the stop.

  3. Trials isn't what I expected, but so far, it's been entertaining. I hope you like it if you try it. :)