Enter The Stunner

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The Web #6
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Roger Robinson
Co-Feature by John Rozum
Art by Tom Derenick

 

The final page is intriguing – especially if it is not a fake-out but overall I’d say Sturges’s debut as writer of this series was underwhelming. The idea of a machine like the one he hooked up to Generic Blonde in Comics #5 million is too far fetched, even in the DC Universe. I felt like it took me out of the story and was way too easy. I am liking all these introductions of old MLJ Villains and this issue we get Stunner and in the back-up Dead Hand Legendre who looks like an update of the MLJ villain Black Hand (DC probably didn’t want to call him Black Hand so as to not confused people with the Green Lantern villains Black Hand).

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The Return of Doctor Aesop

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Gotham City Sirens #9
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Guillem March

 

You know what just sucks? I love this book, I mean every time I read it I smile on every page and get really into the story. Yet people are not reading it. Read it people! How could you not read a book featuring Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn?! It has gorgeous art and laugh-out-loud moments come on! Not to mention this issue feature Doctor Aesop – apparently not dead! Who you say? Well, he was a character from one issue of  Dini’s Detective Comics run that I was very upset  was killed off because he seemed like such a great addition to the Batman Rogue’s Gallery. Dini apparently agreed and brought him back here. Dini knows how to create great villains and shows this once again in this issue.

This Blew Me Away

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Black Lantern Green Arrow #30
Written by J.T. Krul
Art by Diogenis Nevis

This issue marks Krul’s first issue on this title and already he has improved the book 300%! This was a tremenous issue as we follow Green Arrow stuck as a Black Lantern – and hurting his family members. The things Black Lantern Green Arrow says are downright nasty but they come from inside Ollie’s mind. Does this mean that Ollie really thinks those things? No but everyone has had mean thoughts about people they love and regretted it. I think that is what makes it so powerful. I can’t say enough about how good this is. The art was beautiful! I hope this guy is staying on the book! Speedy is back in her red costume and that makes me happy. Why was she in that black and yellow costume for the last year anyways?! Great stuff and probably one of the best Blackest Night tie-ins there has been.

Azrael Meets Ragman

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Azrael (Volume 2) #5
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Ramon Baches

 

The conflict between Palestinians and Isreali’s is a pretty weighty issue for a comic but Nicieza pulls it off qutie well in this fantastic issue. This book has blown my mind. I never expected it to be this good. I am surprised I did not think of an Azrael-Ragman team-up before. It seems so obvious since they are both mystical heroes, based in religion, that operate out of Gotham. The both even are powered by the suits they wear which contains souls. Good stuff.

Missing In Dakota

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Teen Titans (Volume 3) #80
Written by Felecia D. Henderson
Art by Joe Bennet and Eduardo Pansica
Co-Feature by Sean McKeever
Art by Yildiray Cinar

 

What is with DC’s editors lately? This issue contained another panel of misplace word balloons! It really took me out of the story and got me confused. That is no good. Not to mention the facial expressions don’t seem to match what people are saying half the time which has been a problem with this book for a while. Henderson’s dialogue is kinda awkward but I can’t say that I did not enjoy the story and she had me convinced that Holocaust had become a hero of Dakota. I wonder why the Titans aren’t looking for Kid Eternity…I mean he is the one who is really missing but they are freaking out that Static went out for a bit in this issue. I wonder if the Kid Eternity thing will ever be addressed. Hmm. The Ravager back-up once again shows how much McKeever gets the character of Rose Wilson so that was good.

Odd Arrangement

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Superman #697
Written by James Robinson
Art by Bernard Chang

 

The Legion makes its presence known to Mon-El and Superboy in this issue. I love the idea that the Legion has been in the past for so long, I mean at least since Countdown and the Lightning Saga. This was a good issue I enjoyed it a lot but I was confused by the whole scene at the Kent Farm. Was that supposed to be a flashback? If so, what was the purpose? It seemed kind of odd the way those scenes were arranged not sure how to explain it.

Return Of The Fourth Reich

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Justice Society of America #36
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Jesus Merino

 

The Fourth Reich from Johns’s run return to attack the Justice Society again in this issue, this time most of the villain team consisted of old Archie Comics villains which was a cool and a nice way of showing how the Archie characters have become a part of the DC Universe. I wonder about each of these characters as they are rather interesting villains. No I don’t think the future predicted will come to pass or that Alan Scott is really dead, but anyways, this was good stuff. Willingham’s run has been a blast so far!