Monday, March 3, 2008

What I Read This Week

Freddy vs Jason vs Ash #5 -- I don't think I need to say that the spit really hits the fan here. Freddy Krueger is able to create "waking nightmares," Jason Voorhees has gotten an "upgrade" of sorts, and little Ashley Williams is stuck in the middle of it all. More violence and mayhem, and the The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly-esque showdown is set up for the finale next time. I am really enjoying this series, but if you haven't jumped on by now, just wait for the trade, seriously.

Justice Society of America #13 -- It's the Reign of the Supermen all over again! Okay, maybe not quite that drastic, but this issue does chronicle the meeting of Superman (of Earth-1) with Superman (of Earth-22, late of Kingdom Come). We also get some background on the big bad, get a little more information on the new Mr. America, and see firsthand the housing crisis at the JSA Brownstone. There's still a whole lot of characters here, and too many of them simply fade into the scenery (Power Girl, Liberty Belle, Hourman, most of the younger set). But In Johns I Trust (tm), so I am sticking with it. The art is by Fernando Pasarin, who has done some work on the title before, and it's not a huge departure from Eaglesham's work, but unique in it's own right. I enjoy this title consistantly, and suspect that Johns is building to something big (you heard it here: the "Justice Society Infinity" that has been bandied about is going to the international version of the team, and will feature most of the new guys).

The Pick of the Pile is Freddy vs Jason vs Ash. It was a light week (Borderlands got shorted on Project Superpowers), so it's literally only a two-horse race. And while I enjoyed the various goings-on at casa-de-JSA, the mayhem quotient in FvJvA proved too much to overcome.

So what did YOU read this week?

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