Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Week from A to Z

It was a pretty full week!

First up, is...
Astro City 32
A new story starts, focusing on SteelJack. He's just trying to make a living, doing salvage jobs, working as a PI, when a woman (Cutlass) from his old gang shows up at his office. She's in trouble, needs his help, and we're off on a super powered version of a noir detective story! SteelJack's narration gives the story a strong voice and I'm looking forward to the next installment.

Bitch Planet 7
Back to the story after last issue's flashback interlude, with Meiko's father and his team of architects/builders, arrive at the prison to build a stadium, not knowing his daughter, one of the non-compliant prisoners, has been killed. This title continues to intrigue and impress me.

Harley Quinn 25
Harley puts her plan to spring Mason from Arkham Asylum into action and the expected craziness ensues. There's something addicting about the craziness of this book and Harley's misguided attempts to do good. Still, she does succeed more than she doesn't.

Poison Ivy 2 (of 6)
The investigation into the death at the botanical lab commences, while Ivy's experiment to cross breed plant and mammal life to give herself babies nears fruition. This seems to be a slowly developing story, but it's been interesting so far.

Star-Lord 4
Peter is forced to choose between his new pirate mates and his former colleagues at NASA when the Ravagers try to take Asterion One. I wasn't sure about this revamped look at Star-Lord at first, but it's kinda growing on me.

Superzero 3
Dru takes fighting lessons from the former homeless guy she'd hired to attack her parents. He's now living in a tent in her family's backyard. She also attempts to gain superpowers via a magic spell. As with her earlier attempts, it doesn't go well. A truly sweet, sassy, lovely comic.

Titans Hunt 5
The villain is revealed! Twister is back and he needs to get the former Teen Titans to remember him and do his bidding so he can gain total power. A slowly building story, but so far, everyone is in character, the way I remember and once loved them. I have high hopes the payoff of this year-long story will be worth the read.


  1. Egad, I didn't even notice that Poison Ivy HAS new book!

    1. You should try it. The art is gorgeous.