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Fear Itself, Flashpoint, Avengers VS X-Men, all of them are summer comic events and those have their place, but what about other events? What about the events that only happen in a few issues of a few different comic series? What about the simple crossover event? I only ask because although the "Rise of the Third Army" event started last week in Green Lantern #13, no one seemed to talk about it much over the conclusion of the Avengers VS X-Men event that happened at the same time. It makes sense that the conclusion of a big Marvel event that is going to "change everything" would get more coverage than a little crossover event, but I didn't think it would get all of it. Maybe I haven't been looking in the right places, but no one really seems to be talking about this event finally getting going. Hell, I see more coverage for the "Death of the Family" Batman event that starts this week more than the Lantern one. I'm excited for that, but what gives? This is just something I noticed and makes me wonder why things are this way. That said, let's get to the real reason I'm writing this.
There are two awesome DC events starting this month! TWO! First up, as I mentioned last paragraph, Rise of the Third Army. I'll admit that I've only read Green Lantern since the New 52 started, but I instantly fell in love with everything about that universe. This being the first crossover event for Green Lantern since the New 52 started, I was instantly intrigued. Then I found out that it was going to take place in all 4 Lantern books? Excitement through the roof. Green Lantern: New Guardians has easily become my favorite of the Lantern books. I love my Hal and Sinestro bro-time in the main book just fine, but Kyle has become my favorite Lantern and him teamed up with Lanterns from the other Corps is just fun to read. Green Lantern Corps is fun too, but Guy is hit-or-miss for me and I still feel like John is going to die in this event. Which brings me down to Red Lanterns which, although it gets some harsh criticism, I find actually enjoyable. Maybe I'm weird, I don't know, but Bleez makes that book interesting to me. She's one of my favorites in New Guardians too.
This week, I get a second crossover event in my favorite character's main book, Batman! The Joker is coming back and bringing death with him. Who's going to die? We'll have to wait and see, but my money is on no one dying. I think the "Death of the Family" means the concept of the Bat-family is at stake here. Joker may pry them apart and cause trust issues to form, is my thinking. But it begins Wednesday in Batman #13 and continues through the Bat-books for the next few months, so I can't wait to find out!
Color me excited for the month of October! On top of those 2 events kicking off here, we got New York Comic Con starting up this week and I can't wait to hear all about DC's announcements and the cancellations. Also, on a personal note, my birthday is on the 16th and I turn the big 21. I will be able to drink legally while enjoying my Detroit Lions taking on the Chicago Bears in Monday Night Football shortly after the big day. All sorts of excitement for me this month and I hope for you as well!
Now for a question, should I pick up Uncanny Avengers this week? I'm kind of dropping Marvel from my reading list, but this issue seems important and may help me decide where to go with this Marvel "Not the New 52" thing. Thoughts? Suggestions? Other comics I should pick up? Let me know in the comments!
Comics I'm Getting This Week:
-Uncanny Avengers #1????