Countdown to Final Crisis 9
We're in it now, lots of action as the story threads come together with lots of bangs. Last issue, Mary Marvel had her moment. This time, it's Piper. Things aren't looking good for Val, or anyone else, actually. I'm not trying to figure things out, just enjoying the ride.
Crime Bible 5
Renee's journey comes to an end, and discovers herself at another beginning. A lot of hard questions were asked in this book, with no easy answers. How good can you be if you do bad things to achieve worthy goals? And what's next for Renee?
Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters 6
The action, intrigue, and danger keep increasing as Red Bee continues mutating and becoming an increasing danger. And Emma's experiment has really icky consequences. It's not for everyone, but I really like this book.
JSA Classified 35: Wildcat
Nice study of an aging character facing the sad fact that his youth is in the past. Nothing new, but Ted, who has a public life both as Wildcat and as Ted Grant, has to deal with this with an audience. The art of Ramon Perez is nicely suited to Wildcat, having a grittiness to it befitting a former boxer. And Catwoman shows up at the end of part 1, so good times promise to follow. I've always been intrigued by Ted's close relationship with Dinah Lance, who is like a daughter to him, and Selina. At some point, I'd like to see someone explore his relationship with his newly found son.
Blue Beetle 24
Left powerless after his scarab was yanked out and nullified by the Reach, Jaime proves himself a true hero. His family and friends aren't too far behind in the hero department. I love how inept the Reach seem in battling him. They sound so confused most of the time. And is there anything better than seeing Jaime in the goggles?
Justice Society of America 13
I love the cover. Just. Love. It. Inside, the Kingdom Come universe seems to be coming true for the main DCU Earth, also. I think I need to reread Kingdom Come as I'm a bit rusty on my Gog and Magog mythology. Lots of nice character bits in this, too.
The previews in recent books for either Titans or Dreamwar have been interesting, but not if they're at the expense of story pages for the actual books. Of course, if they're displacing ads, they're most welcome.