Friday, December 25, 2015

Latest Reviews

I hope all who celebrate have/had (depending on when you read this) a good Christmas. I spent last night reading some comics.

DC Bombshells 7
This was fun. I enjoyed this more than the main story, which is kinda all over the place. This, billed as 1 of 3 seems to be a complete story set in Gotham in 1940 about a team of Batgirls protecting the city, especially disadvantaged children, while Batwoman is off helping the war effort. Mirka Andolfo's art is a nice complement to Marguerite Bennett's feel-good story. I much prefer this, with the focus on a small group of characters and letting them each shine than trying to shoehorn in a dozen or so where I don't have the chance to really get to know them.

Astro City 30
Our little alien protagonist from last issue learns some truths about his homeworld when he helps a teen member of the First Family. The usual greatness.

The Spirit 6
Mostly a flashback to where Denny's been the last couple of years -- a prisoner of a mysterious captor -- this forms a strong chapter in what has been an intriguing mystery. And I love the cover.

Star-Lord 2
Peter's stolen ship is boarded by pirates! Pirates who are Ravagers led by Yondu! And he talks himself in a job. I'm still not sure what I think about this year 1 version of Peter Quill. So, not bad, but not great, either.

Titans Hunt 3
Garth and Donna do not hit it off, to put it mildly, and while they battle it out, Dick tries to keep out of their way, and finds something familiar yet not. Meanwhile, we get a clue about the mysterious force bringing everyone together and Lilith's in the middle of it. This isn't great, either, but it remains intriguing, and the art by the trio of Siqueira, Borges, and Herbert is nice. The cover with Donna Troy in all her glory is really nice.

Saga 32
Marco and Alana have been hunting for Hazel and Marco's grown a beard and mustache, and Alana doesn't like it, but I do. The love I have for this book knows no bounds.