By humanfly26 Comments
Great - Awesome, top picks of the week: Action Comics, Animal Man, Batwing
Good - Solid book, want to read next week: Justice League International, Red Lanterns, Swamp Thing
Okay - Not the best, but will give another shot next week: Green Arrow
Not Interested - Won't read it next week: Stormwatch
Top Pick: Batwing
FINALLY! We find out the terrible secret the Kingdom has been hiding. Next issue, we get to find out the identity of the bad guy. They have been hinting that it is the general who Batwing served as a child, but I think its pretty obvious who it really is... Still, this issue does a good job of wrapping up the first plotline and getting us ready for the epic finale next week.
Bottom Pick: Stormwatch
Stormwatch is a hard title to get right, or at least a hard one to get me interested in. Too often it veers towards theoretical science and just saying a bunch of smart sounding words together and hoping we will be impressed. It's the same argument I had with Mr. Terrific essentially. I was intrigued by the traitor on the team, new characters and other elements of Cornell's run, but this issue doesn't quite stand up to the standard he set.
Great - Awesome, top picks of the week: Batman and Robin, Legion Lost, Resurrection Man, Suicide Squad
Good - Solid book, want to read next week: Batwoman, Deathstroke, Demon Knights, Green Lantern, The Ray, The Shade, Superboy
Not Interested - Won't read it next week: Batgirl
Top Pick: Legion Lost
Suicide Squad was (of course) awesome this week, but I'm picking Legion Lost for another reason. Often when a title you like gets another writer, you're worried it won't be as good. This issue laid my fears to rest and got me excited for a new direction for this book!
Bottom Pick: Batgirl
It's okay, but not enough to keep my interest week to week. Barbara is not the same smart, confident character that many of us know. She has essentially been turned into another straightforward super-hero book without anything unique except for the fact she has post-traumatic stress from her former paralysis.
Great - Awesome, top picks of the week: Batman, Blue Beetle, Nightwing, Wonder Woman
Good - Solid book, want to read next week: Birds of Prey, Catwoman, Green Lantern Corps, Justice League, Supergirl, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
Top Pick: Wonder Woman
I didn't like this book at all at the beginning, but now I'm getting into it a little more. This issues introduces a couple more gods: Eros (Cupid) and Hephaestus (Vulcan), reveals a dark secret about the amazons and leads up to Wonder Woman's descent into Hell next issue.
Bottom Pick: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
Not a bad issue, I just didn't like some of the plot twists. SPOILER: many characters who have died are brought back and then my favorite character is killed off. I'll wait until the next issue to judge the miniseries as a whole...
Great - Awesome, top picks of the week: Aquaman, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Justice League Dark
Good - Solid book, want to read next week: Batman: The Dark Knight, Flash, Legion: Secret Origin, Superman
Okay - Not the best, but will give another shot next week: Teen Titans
Top Pick: Green Lantern: New Guardians
This series has been building slowly (almost too slowly), but it finally pays off with this issue! There are a lot of reveals including who stole the rings and why, the backstory of Invictus and his relationship with Larfleeze and the story behind the fake solar system. In addition to giving us all this information, we finally start to see the team acting like a team. I'm looking forward to seeing how the series progresses from here.
Bottom Pick: Teen Titans
What should have been an epic conclusion to a story arc was mediocre in my opinion. I'm thinking of dropping this title, but I have to at least stick around for "The Culling" and crossovers with Legion Lost...
Other Thoughts: Superman got another try out because of the new creative team. It looks like it might be a little better than the last six issues were, so I'm adding it back to the list.