Friday, January 23, 2009

Comics of the Week (1/21/09) part 2

The January "Faces of Evil" event continues...

Justice League of America #29 - guest writer Len Wein brings a classic retelling of the origin of Starbreaker, the cosmic vampire, and his battle with the classic JLA line up (original tale from back in 1972). This was a fun issue and it is good to see Wein back doing more work for DC.

Green Lantern #37 - Johns and Reis continue the "Rage of the Red Lanterns" arc with Hal Jordan having to try to save Sinestro and former GL Laira from the grip of Atrocious and his angry ring-weilders. The ending is pretty cool, and I am loving that this arc is keeping me guessing as we build toward the "Blackest Night" event.

Faces of Evil: Deathstroke - I was pleasantly surprised that writer David Hine pulled this issue off. Clearly he can write a nice, gritty tale about one of DC's coolest villains to come out of the 80's. This issue was a great read and a great new chapter for the villain. I can't wait to see where he turns up next.

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