Monday, May 11, 2009
What I Read This Week
Kull #6 -- The Great Serpent has it's eyes on Ka-nu for stealing their gem, but King Kull and Brule the Spear-slayer have other plans in mind. It's a bloody battle to free Ka-nu and show the Serpent Men that Kull will not cower before their sorcerous might! The first Kull mini from Dakr Horse bows in tremendous fashion, putting the cap on what has been a tremendously enjoyable adaption (and expansion) of "The Shadow Kingdom." Very much hoping that DH gets Nelson and Conrad back together for more adventures with Kull.
Flash Rebirth #2 -- Following the death of Savitar, Barry Allen investigates further into what caused the speedster's demise, and reminisces about simpler times. But it seems that the universe is not content on looking backward, but only forward! Johns clearly has a grand story he wants to tell in this series, and I for one am on board. Not sure where the online hate comes from, but that seems to be a recurring theme for me over the last several years. Van Sciver handling the Flash characters is a real treat as well.
Strange Adventures #3 -- Adam Strange continues to try to get the bottom of the mystery of the disappearing stars, while Comet and Eye deal with the now-Weirded Synnar! But if Synnar is in the body of the Weird, what happened to Synnar's body? And what will happen when Bizarro faces off with the mighty monster-battling Megalodon? I know a lot of folks don't care for Starlin's later output, but this stuff if fun in a throwback sort of way: it's enjoyable space opera without having to worry about the ins and outs of whatever is going on in the bigger DCU at the moment, just fun for it's own sake. And really, that's right up my alley.
Warlord #2 -- Apparently shorted at my shop. I will pick it up this week.
Invincible Iron Man #13 -- Marvel is cutting corners on their mail order subscriptions, and it is really getting annoying. Obviously has not shown up yet.
War Of Kings #3 -- The War rages on, as the Kree-allied Guardians Of The Galaxy attempt to rescue Lilandra from Emperor Vulcan's flagship -- only they have to face the might of Gladiator and the Imperial Guard! This series has done a good job of showing the breadth and width of the conflict, while still pesenting a different tone than the two Annihilation events which proceeded it. Very nice.
The Pick of The Pile is Flash: Rebirth, although I really enjoyed all four of the new comics I got this week. Very strong from start to finish.
So, what did YOU read this week?