Forests And Queens

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Green Arrow (Volume 5) #2
Written by J.T. Krul
Art by Diogenes Neves

 

Damn this is a beautiful book. Neves’s art is filled to the brim with beauty and detail in every panel. This guy better stay around as long as possible! I am actually really enjoying this new Green Arrow series as the forest makes for a great environment for Green Arrow to inhabit. The Queen is also a creepy villain with that mask and her power. She could become Green Arrow’s “Lex Luthor”. We know she knew his Dad and she was once a poor slave. Hmm. The ending was pretty shocking, how is Ollie going to get out of this?

Titans In Trouble

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Written by Felicia D. Henderson
Art by Jose Luis
Co-Feature by Rex Ogle
Art by Ted Niafeh

 

Everything is going to hell for the Teen Titans as they fight this Wyld guy (who I still don’t even get is) and his crazy evil planet. The dialogue is corny as usual but I didn’t hate the issue like I do sometimes. Hendeson seems to be getting better as she goes along. I am actually worried for some of these characters here.  The back-up continues to be rather good – although I don’t really like how Zatara is drawn as if he is Asian. Loved all the magic stuff.

Still Willing To See Where This Is Going

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Wonder Woman #601
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Don Kramer

 

JMS begins his run on Wonder Woman officially with this issue and I have to say the whole thing is interesting –  but still annoying as hell they the timeline has been fucked with I want answers as to how this effects the rest of the DCU for now. I am getting used to the new costume and it certainly looks better drawn by Kramer then by Jim Lee. I hope JMS doesn’t think this whole Themyscara is destroyed and sends away the princess first is the way Diana’s origin should be – it is basically a female version of Superman’s origin and she is not just a female verison of Superman. That being said, I am willing to see where this is going.

Order And Chaos

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Justice League of America #47
Written by James Robinson
Art by Mark Bagley

Co-Feature by Robinson
Art by Pow Rodix

 

This is part 3 of the JLA/JSA crossover that began here and continued here. Oh hell ya Kyle Rayner shows up here! It is great to see him in a JLA book again and they even use his old Green Lantern Logo text! That brought joy to my fanboy heart. As for the entire issue, I felt like the plot didn’t move as quick as it could have and we are at a kind of stand still. I wonder why Doctor Fate is the one holding the JSAers hostage and not the starheart? The narraration boxes also got kind of annoying in this issue where they haven’t bothered me the last few. Maybe Robinson is overdoing them a bit. This story is still as epic and fun as a JLA book should be though and I can’t wait for the next chapter. The back-up actually ties into the main story as now that Red Tornado has been remade nearly indestructibel by Cyborg, he is effected by the starheart. (I mean he is an elemental of the Wind – of course he would be effected, I am surprised I didn’t think of that before)

Looking Glass

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The Flash (Volume 3) #4
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Francis Manapul

 

We find out the truth in this issue about why the Renegades are after the Flash and it actually makes sense why he would kill Mirror Monarch. That was cool but otherwise I am still bored with the character of Barry Allen and the art seemed rushed and muddled in this issue. I am curious to see more of these Mirror Lords though.

Outsiders 30 and 31

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Outsiders (Volume 4) #30
Written by Dan Didio
Art by Phillip Tan

 

Metamorpho, Owlman, and Black Lightning must turn to Simon Stagg for help after being deemed enemies of Earth because of Markovia’s alliance with New Krypton. It is an interesting thing this alliance with New Krypton and I love having the Eradicator around but Didio still has yet to explain why Geo-Force is acting like a nutjob and this Freight Train character is about as generic as they come. Wasn’t a bad issue which is saying something because it has been all pretty bad since Didio took over the book.

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Outsiders (Volume 4) #31
Written by Dan Didio
Art by Phillip Tan

Okay Halo is back in this issue! Thanks Didio! But she never even went missing, she just wasn’t mentioned. If you are going to make her return a big deal – how about maybe writing people actually wondering where the hell she is? Anyways the Ray shows up and so does a weird succubus lady. This book is way random but at least it has become interesting.

Ignored By Death

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Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #50
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Ardian Sayaf

 

Cyborg Superman is such a tragic villain. All he wants to do is die and in this issue we are shown that he went to Nekron himself to get his wish and Nekron wouldn’t even acknowledge him. I wonder why Scar told him that Ganthet can help him? He can Ganthet fix him? No idea but I can’t wait to find out. This was another great issue of this book as Kyle gets most of the issue dedicated to him. I love when that happens!