Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Old Before New

Wow, it's been a busy few weeks. I'm not even sure how many weeks this batch of comics represents. Two? Three? At any rate, I've got a lot of reviews -- well, brief commentary on each -- here.

Jessica Jones 12
The end of the Maria Hill, client storyline was rather entertaining. We got some background for Maria in her early days in SHIELD, plus things seem better with Jessica and Luke. So, hopefully, things are back on track here.

Ghost Station Zero 2
I really like Babushka and the cartoonish art seems to suit this. Pretty decent spy intrigue, too.

The Spirit: Corpse-Makers 4
Not the most involved story, but entertaining. Nice art, too.

Generations Captain Marvel Captain Mar-Vell
This was weird. I guess if I remembered more of the old Ms. Marvel book and had read the original Captain Marvel/Mar-Vell, I would have enjoyed this. The art was old-school. Somehow, Carol crosses paths with Mar-Vell before they officially met. In some alien realm. Or something. Overall, this didn't do much for me.

Superwoman 14
This seems to have crossed with something I don't read, but it was okay. I'd rather get back to Lana's emotional journey.

Astro City 47
Part one of G-Dog's origin. What's a good comic? This is a good comic!

Hawkeye 10
I'm really loving Kate as Hawkeye more than Clint, to be honest. She has so much energy. Which is why her friends should have realized the Kate they were hanging with this issue was an impostor.

Superman 30
Supes beats Parallax and Sinestro is miffed. This was okay, but I want to get back to Superman stories, not GL stories in this book.

Nightwing 28
This was fun. I like how Spyral is still part of Dick's life.

Green Arrow 30
This book continues to be one of DC's best. Lovely art, and a Mike Grell variant cover! Need I say more? Story-wise, Ollie is getting much closer to the real evil, with Hal's help.

Ms. Marvel 22
A good ending to the current story that is a reflection of real-world headlines. One of Marve's best books right now.

Flash 30
More about Barry's out-of-control powers, plus he learns about working as a team with his lab colleagues, but a new villain, Bloodwork, is a complication. Enjoyable.

Titans 15
The HIVE/Titan traitor storyline gets even more complicated. I have no idea where this is going, or what's going on with Wally. I hope this storyline is resolved soon.

Kill or be Killed 12
Brubaker is at his best in this psychological study of a serial killer who may or may not be haunted by an actual demon. To protect himself, Dylan ends up going after the head of the Russian mob in NYC. This can't end well.

Action 987
I don't normally read this Superman title, but I want to read "The Oz Effect" story and it kicks off with a shocker in this issue. Good stuff and some really nice art.


  1. It took me a while, but I finally got my books, and yes, Ms Marvel continues to be wonderful. Considering how depressing the whole evil Cap story was, it was pleasant to have something of a happy ending!

    1. I'm glad you were able to get your books! I've fallen behind in my reading again. As usual. ;)