Saturday, March 15, 2008

Comics of the Week (3/12/08)

Countdown to Final Crisis #7 - last week was all debate. This week, a bunch of breaking and entering, and some thrown downs. Looks like the crew of heroes who escaped from Apokolips didn't end up where they wanted too. Not good. The art this time by Tom Derenick and Wayne Faucher was really good. They make a nice penciler/inker team.

Countdown to Mystery #6 - once again, the highlight of this book for me is the Eclipso feature. Huntress shows up and we get a good spotlight on her. Also, Bruce Gordon makes a discovery that could turn this whole thing around. The Dr. Fate feature was okay - not sure where Steve Gerber was going with this before he died. We'll see if whoever finishes the last two issues can pull it all together.

Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century #12 spotlights Timber Wolf. Like the cartoon of which I caught one episode last weekend, they seem to like to jump into the LSH future when they are grown adults. Not sure why. It was an okay issue - but pretty much like every "lone wolf" tale with Timber Wolf I've read before in the past.

Salvation Run #5 - Joker's squad invades Luthor's camp, Catwoman is accused of being a traitor, and she in turn sells out someone else. A really solid issue showing just what the villains are capable of. Of course, the final few pages throw a nice spin on everything as we see the true purpose of this "prison world" revealed. It is all going to hit the fan in the last two issues! Can't wait to count the casualties as you know there will be some.

Book of the week - Booster Gold #7! Once again, Johns and Jurgens deliver a winner with this book again this month. Booster and Beetle are together again and show why they were such a great team together. Looks like Booster's actions in the last couple issues have caused some major flux in the time-stream. Can Blue & Gold and some allies straighten it out? Will either of them survive? I sure hope both do. And what are the villains in the end truly up to? I can't wait for next month!

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