Spent Time Reading Comics This Past Weekend
Instead of blogging about comics, this weekend I actually read some! I’ve literally got stacks and stacks of comics I’m behind on reading. All together I flew through 44 comics this weekend. I really enjoyed immersing myself in the comic book world.
Here are the titles I read and some quick thoughts on them:
Infinite Crisis (7 issues) – re-read hoping to find redeeming qualities… and I did!
Outsiders (6 issues) – Writer Peter Tomasi is sooooo good! I never would have guessed who was under the Owlman mask. What an interesting pick, especially for us DC old school fans.
Teen Titans (4 issues) – Sad to see writer Sean McKeever off the main story, but I’m digging these Ravager co-features.
New Mutants (2 issues) – I’m so happy this book is back! Three issues in and it’s still great!
Avengers-related books (8 issues) – I can’t get enough Dark Reign! Seriously! Read: New Avengers, Dark Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Avengers: Initiative, Ms. Marvel, Dark X-Men mini-series, and Utopia crossover with Uncanny X-Men. Every month these immediately go to the top of the pile. Considering I’m typically a DC guy, that says a lot. If you’ve never read Ms. Marvel, drop what you are doing right now and go find the trade paperbacks. It’s a really enjoyable and solid superhero comic every month. The writer Brian Reed had done an outstanding job with this book, and the art is always good.
Last Days of Animal Man (2 issues) – Buddy Baker and writer Gerry Conway = formula for awesome! Really enjoying this stand-alone mini-series. Cool idea for a Green Lantern, by the way.
Justice League-related books (6 issues) – Not bad. The main book had some good Firestorm moments. It’s really in a holding pattern until Robinson/Bagley take over. The first issue of the Cry for Justice mini-series was interesting. I liked the Congo Bill stuff and the text piece at the back. Read: Justice League of America, Faces of Evil: Prometheus, and Justice League: Cry for Justice.
Justice Society-related books (9 issues) – Writer Geoff John’s last issue was great! Really pulled at the heartstrings. Sad to see Johns leave, but optimistic about the new writers Willingham & Sturges. While I enjoyed Willingham & Sturges’ Shadowpact, it really wasn’t mainstream. Hope they can pull off mainstream for JSA. Read all three issues of Power Girl – Decent story with great art, but this book really wants to be what Ms. Marvel already is.
There you go! Have you read anything good lately? Feel free to share in the comments.
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