Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Untimely Reviews

Even when I read comics right away, I seem to get lazy about reviewing them. Here are 4 from last week. I think they're from last week, at any rate.

Detective 875
This did not go where I expected it to go and that's all for the good. A very solid story featuring Jim Gordon and a reminder about the dangers of jumping to conclusions. I hope we see more of James and a true follow-up to this poignant tale.

Green Arrow 10
Ah, the mysterious forest! I'm getting so sick of the mysterious forest. I'll be so happy when this story is over. The only thing I like about this book right now is the art. I'm sticking with it to see where it goes post-Brightest Day, but it had better be heading in a better direction or I'm dropping it.

Zatanna 11
Aside from how odd it is having the art changed mid-story, I welcome Jamal Igle to pencil chores. And that cover by Hughes is gorgeous. The story finished nicely, too. And while puppets and marionettes don't quite reach the level of clowns for scary/freaky, they do come close.

Gotham City Sirens 21
Oh, Harley! How could you? You've come so close, only to let that freak get under your skin again! I read this book for Selina, but it's Harley who keeps it interesting.


  1. Harley does indeed keep it interesting. I have to admit that I did not see that coming, but then I almost always fall for the misdirections.

    I am also getting just a tad sick of that stupid forest. It's nice that something is going to be happening eventually. And Galahad is back although they managed to kill yet another young girl.


  2. Yeah, a lot of stupid deaths lately. :(

  3. Anonymous6:27 AM EDT

    I really, really don't get the mysterious forest.

    I mean, if it was at least an INTERESTING mysterious forest, that'd be one thing, but it doesn't seem to be particularly interesting. So I basically have no idea what they're doing with Green Arrow. The only purpose of the book (the mysterious forest) is such a weak premise that I can only count the issues until they just re-launch the title (once again).

  4. Apparently, the forest is tied to the surprise character who just showed up in Brightest Day. Which does make sense, though I don't know what it means since I missed the retconning of that character. They just dragged it out tediously in the Green Arrow book.

  5. Anonymous2:45 AM EDT

    Shame on me for falling behind on Brightest Day! I guess I should catch up!