Friday, August 14, 2009

Comics of the Week (8/12/09)

Adventure Comics #1 (504) - Superboy is back as this classic title returns (with old numbering continuing lightly on the cover too - nice touch). I'm actually looking forward more to the second feature with the LSH, which got a short shrift this time out. With Geoff Johns helming them both, though, I am sure they'll be enjoyable reads month after month.

Blackest Night #2 (of 8) - this mini continues to hit on all cylinders. Though it is still Hal and Barry's show, we get to see some great stuff with Mera and Tempest as their past loves rise. Oh, and deep doo-doo coming when the black rings claim one of the most powerful mystic forces in the DCU. Yipes. Good good stuff. Everyone should be reading this.

Blackest Night: Batman #1 (of 3) - I like the idea of mini spin-offs focusing on other corners of the DCU, in this case Gotham City and its residence. Great use of Deadman and the horror Dick and Tim are about to face is going to be very emotional. Solid tie-in, nicely done.

Booster Gold #23 - wasn't so jazzed about the photo cover, but loved the inside tale. Booster faces another classic New Teen Titans foe - and it isn't going to be pretty. Time-travel stories are so much fun. Wasn't so hot on the Blue Beetle back-up this time, but the ending of this issue's story hints at things tying back into the main feature. That could be good.

REBELS #7 - more alien worlds, more huge battles and more cosmic casualties. Bedard and Clarke are really wrecking havoc across the DCU cosmos, aren't they? Always good to shake up the interplanetary status quo.

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