Thursday, July 31, 2008

Comics of the Week (7/23/08)

I interrupt my own travelogue to finish up something I didn't do last week.

Trinity #8 - the heroes continue to investigate the strange trinity/tarot themes while the trio of villains plot to take power. Still enjoying this weekly as it unfolds.

Justice League of America #23 - Vixen learns the truth about her recent power changes, and Amazo makes his move. It is all out battle in the JLA headquarters as their enemy with all their powers takes them out.

Ambush Bug: Year None #1 (of 6) - the quirky hero is back with his creators (Giffen and Fleming) guiding the tale. In their classic comedy style, they poke fun at the conventions of the medium as well as recent comic events, using Ambush Bug as their irreverent mouth-piece. Should be a fun mini series.

the Brave and the Bold #15 - with Nanda Parbat undersiege, Deadman recruits the team of Nightwing and Hawkman to help. I enjoyed this issue a lot because writer Mark Waid shows why Nightwing (Dick Grayson) has such a tactical mind. He learned from the best (Batman) and this issue shows that nicely. This two-part arc was a lot of fun, and it shows that this team-up title can do different mixes of tales nicely (multi-part epics, two-parters, single issue tales).

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