A few left from last week...
Countdown to Final Crisis 2
It was a bit odd for Superman to just let Darkseid and Orion battle it out, given all the damage that would cause, but I guess for Supes and the others to intercede, or try to, might've made it worse. A nice action-packed issue.
Nothing like a bit of mind control. Things are moving along, and now that Jay's been affected, Wally doesn't look like a jerk. This isn't the best book out there by far, but it's nice, easy, fun entertainment.
Brave and Bold 12
I was getting very annoyed with this with the way the guys on the Challs were treating June, but she showed them, displaying courage and ingenuity. So, a nice, solid end, especially when the guys were broken up when they thought she was dead, then when their hopes soared when they realized she might be alive somewhere out there. The *bold* experiment of doing a 12-issue arc to start off this revival of a classic book worked out well.
Suicide Squad 8
Another solid ending for an extended story. The scenes with Deadshot and Boomer Jr were nice, and Boomer came through. And as usual, Waller lands on her feet. She must have some feline blood in her. I'll miss this.
The cover does creep me out with Selina biting Cheetah's lip, but the story was good. I especially enjoyed Slam's search for Selina. I will really miss this title. Catwoman might show up elsewhere, but what about Slam? And what about a reunion someday between Selina and Holly?
Countdown to Final Crisis 1
A letdown from last week. Just wrap up vignettes, some silliness about monitoring the monitors, and clear evidence that the whole year was just prologue to the Final Crisis. I was hoping for a more universe-changing, charged up, emotional ending the way 52 concluded.
Birds of Prey 117
Manhunter guests! And Zinda and Huntress show up for the big rescue. Babs shows faith in Misfit who proves it's well-placed, and realizes she's been doubting herself because of what Superman said to her and then taking it out on the Birds. Nice character bits in this.
Justice League of America 20
One of the oddest, and uglier, covers I've seen from DC in a long while. And I had to repeatedly check it to make sure it was JLA I was reading and not another issue of Flash, guest-starring Wonder Woman and some other JLAers. Focusing on a few JLAers is fine, as with Roy and Vixen a while back because neither has a solo book or gets enough attention. But Flash and WW have their own books and this was a lot of talk, nearly half the *story*, about Wally's inattention to his JLA duties/responsibilities. Yawn. Brad might not have paced his stories well for the format, but at least, things happened and there were emotions. So far, McDuffie's run is leaving me flat, and he's had to share time with the tie-in Salvation Run stories, so he shouldn't waste his pages. The only thing worth it this issue was van Scriver's gorgeous art, especially the full panels of Flash and Wonder Woman.