Monday, February 11, 2008


Recent Comics I Have Read

Abbreviated edition. Just a couple of titles I picked up at the local Corporate McBookmart.

Justice League of America #17: Art was okay. Writing pretty good. I like the developing relationship between Hawkgirl and Red Arrow. The "Gitmo-ing" of supervillains is a nice touch. Not sure why the backup feature was a backup feature nor why NO ONE can be bothered to correctly illustrate the proper way to hold and fire a bow and arrow.

Superman #672: Super kid? Not much for the art. Nice to know that even alien spider-queens from beyond the stars insist on nine-inch hooker heels. And just how many arms does she have? Seems to go from two to three to four depending on the panel. And the mouth thing is just gross on a Freudian level.

Teen Titans #55: I liked it. Art was good, teenaged girls looked like teenaged girls as opposed to pornstars in zero gravity. And teenagers acted like, well, teenagers--impulsive, whiny, overly emo. Robin has control issues? Whodathunk?

Wonder Woman #16: Now Wonder Woman knows how to hold a bow! And she also apparently now knows not to wear a thong into battle. Simone's writing is great. "How frightful you are, in your little black boots," and "Hmm. Kipling. Not my favorite." You can never go wrong with WW leading an army of super-apes against Nazis.

Astonishing X-Men #24: I like Joss Whedon, but I had no frackin' clue what was going on here. Seriously. Completely and utterly lost. Plus it's the whole "space saga" thing apparently. I guess this is one of those books I'm going to have to read for a year to get up to speed. Not sure it interests me that much, though.

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