Tuesday, March 23, 2010
What I Read This Week
The Brave And The Bold #32 -- Aquaman and Etrigan must stop a horrific alien god from birthing itself into our realm of existance! Do I need to say much more than that? Okay I'll ad a bit more. JMS is channelling the Bronze Age very strongly in this issue, pulling out a seemingly random combination of characters and making it work. Every time I read this book I think I should add it to my pull list, and with some recent announcements of certain titles I read being cancelled, I may have to do that. Loads of fun.
The Shield #7 -- As Lt Huggins prepares for his next mission, he is introduced to his team's newest operative: The Brain Emperor! Then, in Japan, the new Fox gets a visit from a very mysterious kitsune. The lead Shield story spends some time filling in the gaps between the RPG attack in Afghanistan and that first mission in Bialya, which is appreciated, as is the fleshing out of the support team. It's not quite as high octane as any of the previous issues, though. The backup is a strong debut from Brandon Jerwa and Michael Avon Oeming, with a very noirish, Eisner sort of quality to it. Should be interesting to see how that story develops (it already has a higher action quotient than Inferno had).
Re-Read Pile: The Brave And The Bold, The Shield.
The Pick of the Pile is TB&TB, which was a fantastic little story featuring two very cool heroes. Shield was quality but didn't have the impact of previous issues, although the intro to The Fox was very nice.