Thursday, July 17, 2008

Comics of the Week (7/16/08)

Batman and the Outsiders #10 - the team is back from their mission in Europe, and Metamorpho is back from space. But what was going on there turns out to be a lot bigger of a threat than first imagined. Batman brings back old member Looker to help out as well. Hopefully Dixon can tie this whole arc together before his final issue as writer.

Tangent: Superman's Reign #5 (of 12) - more battles, more captives, more heroes on the run. And, the Tangent world's Superman learns about the Earth where the Justice League comes from. Oh, this doesn't bode well at all. I'm hoping the pace steps up a bit as we round into the final half.

Trinity #7 - and here the pieces start to come together, and more heroes are getting involved. Busiek manages to tie this tale into another book he did years back JLA/Avengers, and that should prove to make things a lot more exciting as well. Still a solid read week after week.

Final Crisis - Rogues' Revenge #1 (of 3) - Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins reunite in a story about the Flash's foes, and it is just like they hadn't left the Flash title at all. Johns writes the Rogues better than anyone, and Kolins' art is perfect for this story. I'm a big fan of the bad guys taking a story lead, and this book is delivering. Three issues is the perfect length for this mini series - we get set-up this issue, major conflict next month, and conclusion the month after that. Awesome!


KC Ryan said...

I love the Flash/Rogue's Revenge. Just like you said, it's like they hadn't left the book at all. Cool.

And what's up with Zoom?! THAT can't be good.

I got a Captain Cold cover, btw, not the one you show. Huh.

Martin Maenza said...

I got the Captain Cold cover too. My shop had both, but more of the Flash one. DC only has the Flash one online. Guess we got the variant. Is it worth more? Who knows?

Zoom definitely is up to something that can't be good. Why do I think Inertia is going to bite it big time? He puts on Wally's old costume and the Rogues will freak!