Along with this week's comics, I picked up some Star Wars Mighty Muggs toys and these two action figures from DC's Armory series: Nightwing and Flamebird.
As you can see, these are the versions from the Supergirl comic when she and Power Girl were in Kandor. I wasn't happy with the story, but I do love these figures. And in case you're wondering about the setting for this pic, it's my microwave. I got the idea to take pics in my ovens (microwave, regular oven, toaster oven) from one of my flickr contacts. I think it gives these figs especially, a nice other-worldly feel.
The heads are removable, as are the wings, so I took a pic of them with their other heads and sans wings. The sculpts on the faces are nice. The PG is mostly the same as the original Alex Ross PG figure, but the SG is really nice. The pic is below, after a couple of reviews.
Countdown to Final Crisis 13
The let's blow things up and kill folks issue. Monarch vs Brat Prime was fun. A planet blows up, but first, Earth 51's Batman is killed and then, just because, Jason kills their Joker. If nothing else, this series has really made me like Jason Todd. Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd type. Just before that universe is obliterated, Donna, Kyle, Ray, and Jason head out for Apokolips where presumably, the climax of the series will occur. Or so it seems right now.
Countdown to Adventure 6
Nice interactions here. Also, it's the issue where the women take center stage. Alanna saves her hubby and kicks ass. Kory and Ellen sorta reach an understanding and go rescue Buddy, with an assist from Alanna and Adam who make a timely arrival. There's just something that warms my heart about seeing two male heroes rescued from certain death by their wives. Good stuff here. I didn't read the Forerunner story.
And now, as promised, the other pic.