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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Comics of the Week (2/6/08)

Countdown to Final Crisis #12 - it is time for a convergence - of plot threads. It seems every one of the folks left standing - the Challengers (Jason, Kyle and Donna), the women on the run (Mary, Harley and Holly), the new lovers (Jimmy Olsen and Forager), the doomed (the Pied Piper with the Trickster's hand) and the time lost (Karate Kid and Una) all are going to Apocalypse. I guess the final act of this tale is going to tie them all together with the Great Disaster, Darkseid's game of chess with the Monitor and other things. Let's see if it pays off.

Justice League Unlimited #42 - a nice villain spotlighted tale. Kind of odd item though - why the Batman mini image on the cover? Very odd. To sell books I reckon.

Justice Society of America #12 - more legacy heroes are found and gathered. Not sure I'm thrilled about Black Lightning having a second super-powered daughter. When did he have these girls? The new Amazing Man is interesting and topical.


Book of the week - All-New Atom #20. Gail Simone is back to write this issue which nicely ties up all the plot threads from her run on the book since it debuted. I hope the book keeps up the quality after she departs permanently. I have a fear this book might slide into the same-old-same-old now that the initial direction of the book is changing. We'll see.

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