Monday, September 20, 2010

What I Read This Week

Brightest Day #10 -- We're getting near to the half-way point of this series (if you can believe it!), and so some of the mysteries involving Aqualad and Firestorm begin to have light shed on them.  I am not as versed on the Firestorm history as some are, but I like the direction things are headed with all of those folks.  The Aquaman stuff is fantastic, though, and the face off between Aquaman and Black Manta in this issue has the nerd-centers of my brain firing!  

Our Fighting Forces -- It wouldn't be The Losers if the brass gave them a fight they could win.  Capt. Storm, Johnny Cloud, Gunner, and Sarge take center stage here in a comic which, moreso than the other two issues of this event we have gotten so far, seems plucked straight from the original run.  Everything rings true, from the dialogue to the action to the resolution.  This is a Losers comic, unabashedly so, and one heck of a fun ride.  DC, I don't know if there is a market for this kind of title, but I'd buy it at least!

Tiny Titans #32 -- Enter Kalibak, the son of Lunchlady Darkseid!  It's goofy charm galore as Kalibak makes new friends, and Lil' Barda introduces everyone to the wonders of helmets.  Silly fun as usual.

The Phantom Double Shot: KGB Noir #6 -- This is it.  The last issue of Phantom comics put out by the good folks over at Moonstone.  And it's sad to see an era end, but it goes out with a bang.  It's a wall-to-wall fight for the Ghost Who Walks as he has to shut down this KGB ring once and for all, while The Spider brings his brand of justice to the streets in an illustrated prose story.  This has been an excellent mini (save for the nonsensical Buckaroo Banzai backup), and a good way to go out.  

Re-Read Pile: Brightest Day, Our Fighting Forces, Phantom Double Shot.

The Pick Of The Pile is Our Fighting Forces, which captured everything The Losers were about without sacrificing anything onto the altar of modernism.  All four of these books were good reads.  

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