Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What I Read This Week

Oh man, these are late.  Let's get to it, shall we?

Blackest Night #7 -- The Guardians secret stands revealed, and the savior of the universe stands up... but might the savior be worse than the threat of Nekron?  This issue was a bit of a come-down from last issue, but its still pretty darn awesome.  The craziness of the deputy Lanterns and the final twist were all a great deal of fun.  The final issue can't get here soon enough!

Blackest Night: JSA #3 -- Mr. Terrific has a plan to stem the tide of Black Lanterns in New York, but can his team survive long enough to implement it?  This series ends in a sort of pat manner.  It wraps up nicely enough but it seems a little underwhelming.  The ending but it really doesn't have much to do with either the JSA nor with Blackest Night as a whole.  Not bad but could have been better.

Flash: Rebirth #6 -- Barry Allen must race against the clock to stop Professor Zoom from murdering Iris Allen before they ever meet!  Johns wraps everything up and then sets up the new Flash title.  I would have enjoyed this more if it was out a few months ago, but it's still great.  I am very much looking forward to pulling out the entire series and reading it in one sitting.  Bring on Flash!

(Black Lantern) Green Arrow #30 -- Well DC, you got me to buy an issue of Green Arrow.  And it's pretty good, as we get to see what the Black Lantern Ollie does both through the eyes of his loved ones as well as his own.  Strong, offbeat Blackest Night tie-in which does an excellent job showcasing how those in the thrall of Nekron are trapped.  I might check out this series.

The Web #6 -- Web, meet the Stunner... and someone is not going to survive this engagement!  Meanwhile, crime boss Dead Hand Legendre organizes his troops to take out the Hangman.  The lead story is Matt Sturges' first turn at the head of The Web and it's a good one, playing up the jerkiness and introducing a pretty sweet new villianess.  In Hangman, it looks like things are starting to gel a little bit as Jackal and Ugly Man are shown to be underlings of Dead Hand.  All in all a good comic, but I like the Red Circle, so I am prone.

Iron Man vs Whiplash #4 -- Tony Stark tracks down the people who have been stealing his armor by faking his DNA, while Anton Vanko tracks down Tony Stark!  This mini was a nice diversion from the stuff which Fraction is doing in the main book.  Lots of action, lots of technology, and a new take on a classic (though dead) baddie.  Hopefully we will get to see this new Whiplash in the mainstream Marvel U.  

Robocop #2 -- With OCP controlling the Detroit Police Department and ED-209bs running wild, Robocop is seen as a scab by all the former officers.  And things get worse when "Manslaughter" Vogel begins his crusade against the coporation!  Fun, ultraviolent, and gory, this book delivers most everything I want in a Robocop title.  Great bits include the NewsBreak crew getting theirs, an ED-209b giving a thumbs up, and Robocop getting dissed in a cop bar.  Very enjoyable to this Robofan.

Re-Read Pile: Blackest Night, Flash: Rebirth, Green Arrow, Iron Man vs Whiplash, The Web, Robocop.

The Pick Of The Pile is Flash: Rebirth, but as I said before, I am more prone.  Blackest Night, Green Arrow, IMvW, Web, Robocop... all awesome.  Great week, frankly.

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