Sunday, August 06, 2017

Time Flies

I didn't post reviews last week, despite reading my comics in a timely fashion, because there were so few of them. So, here's the past two weeks' worth, which is becoming the norm around here.

Flash 27
The Rebirth version of Reverse Flash has been quite entertaining. Thawne's obsession with Barry comes to a head, with Iris caught in the middle, but she's no victim here, but someone with her own agency. This has been an emotionally complex storyline and I can't wait to see where the book goes next.

Wonder Woman 27
After Rucka's run, this has been a big disappointment. The conclusion (?) to last issue's somewhat intriguing first chapter turns out to be a run-of-the-mill story about a doctor who wanted Diana's powers. The story is dull and the art too cartoonish, not after Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott's art on Rucka's run and having Diana up on the big screen, finally. She deserves realistic art, art that shows her muscles, her athleticism, her real-ness. This isn't it.

Saga 45
Turns out that Alana is psychically projecting her dead fetus as a young boy and Hazel is enjoying having a brother, even if he isn't real. Somehow, Vaughn and Staples make this feel all-too-painfully real. Saga defies description; it needs to be experienced.

Green Arrow 28
Ollie traces the bad guys' tech to LexCorp, but Lex is as much a target as Queen Industries was. I have to say I'm enjoying Lex as a quasi-hero/arrogant billionaire much more than when he was simply Superman's most famous villain.

Nightwing 26
Huntress shows up and it looks like Spyral is mixed up in the evil organization Dick is investigating. Meanwhile, Shawn might be turning back to the dark side. Plus, Dick takes a steamy shower in the opening scene. :D

Superman 28
I got misty-eyed reading this concluding chapter of the Kent family vacation to see historical sites. This time, it's Washington DC. This is everything that's good about Superman comics.

Hawkeye 9
Kate gets into the fight of her life in a fight club while trying to rescue the father of her latest client. I'm really enjoying this. Kate's narration is a breath of fresh air.

Ghost Station Zero 1
I really enjoyed the first Codename: Baboushka: The Conclave of Death, so I gave this a try. So far, I'm loving it. The art is a bit cartoonish, but also nice and breezy and Baboushka is a fun action hero, albeit reluctantly. Lots of action with a strong female character. I hadn't realized writer Antony Johnston co-wrote the graphic novel the new movie "Atomic Blonde" was based on, which now makes me want to see that movie even more than I did once I saw the preview.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh. I haven't been to the comic book store in a couple of weeks because I hardly had anything on my pull list. Now I MUST go!