Monday, February 03, 2014

Five Comics I Read Last Week

I'm starting to fall behind again because I'm reading A Song of Fire and Ice: A Storm of Swords, trying to finish it before the 4th season of Game of Thrones begins. I've just gotten past the part where season 3 ended.

Anyway, on to the comics!

Hawkeye 16
This had me so confused. I thought I'd missed an issue, but no, they just released it out of order, something they can do since they're alternating Kate and Clint. A wacky little, fun tale about aging rock stars. Kate was at her most adorable.

Shadow Year One 7
The cover is white, with just the title logo in black text. I'm not sure what that means. It had nothing to do with the story. Maybe the art didn't arrive in time and they didn't want to delay the book? Ah well. Picking up from last ish, Margo needs a rescue, then she and the Shadow kiss and more, then the Shadow explains how he learned to probe the minds of men and who the enemy is that he's seeking. So, a bit of a respite before the story's climax, I trust.

Saga 18
Wow, this book continues to impress. Lying Cat gets the cover, or maybe that should be Lie to Me and I'll Rip Your Throat Out Cat. At any rate, Klara puts out one of the cat's eyes, then Izabel chases him off. Marko's mom and the ghost babysitter are so badass! Meanwhile, Marko's ex, Gwendolyn, has him, Alana, and Hazel trapped. She wants him to tell her a spell to save the Will, and doesn't react well when he tells her the spells work only on their kind. She goes on the offensive, and Marko takes a chance, and well, we all, including Alana, learn her wings aren't just vestigial, after all. Some more things happen and we end with a peek into what comes next: Hazel's toddler years. The book is taking a few months off, and I'll be suffering Saga-withdrawal, for sure.

Harley Quinn 2
The most fun thing about DC right now. Starting with Amanda Conner's lovely cover, this book is a joy. The interior art by Hardin and Roux is very nice and very suitable to Harley's brand of inanity. Poison Ivy stops by, then she and Harley save a lot of animals from being euthanized by freeing them. The book is silly and not much happens, but it sure is entertaining.

Red Hood and the Outlaws 27
James Tynion IV's long saga comes to a close. It probably went on too long and I know a lot of people didn't like it, but I foudn it a friendship-affirming tale. His memories restored, we learn more about why he gave them up, and he finds the way to defeat Ra's al Ghul. Essence is given her mother, Ducra's, powers and is left to rebuilt the All-Caste. And Jason, Roy, and Kori head out for their next adventure, their friendship intact and stronger than ever. This really was Jason's story all the way, even if it didn't seem that way for many issues.


  1. Heh. I thought the same thing about Hawkeye...but yes it was rather adorable. And my comic book store didn't have Saga last week, since they were shorted in the order, so pray to God, that it is in THIS week!

    1. Ack. I hate waiting for Saga. The collected edition should be out before the next issue, I believe.