Friday, June 10, 2011

Comic Books of the Week (6/18/11) - Flashpoint

Welcome to week two of the Flashpoint event over in DC Comics. Let's get to the books:

Booster Gold #45 - another solid issue by Dan Jurgens. Booster battles Doomsday who is being controlled by an old friend. Also, he meets Alexandra Gianopoulous, a woman who I think might be very important in the post-Flashpoint JLI book (written by Jurgens). If the character takes off, this issue will be important as her first appearance.

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #1 (of 3) - Scott Kolins does the Rogues very well. This issue was quite enjoyable as we get a look into Central City's "hero" Citizen Cold (Len Snart). Definitely worth a look for Flash fans, though that final page may tick off a few folks. Just remember: alternate reality which has little effect (we hope) on the post-Flashpoint reallignment. Though I would like to see this character continue along this route - it would be fun.

Flashpoint: Deathstroke and the Curse of the Ravager #1 (of 3) - if you love Pirates, you'll love this one. Lots of DCU reimaging in this book, and it all works for me. I could see this as a natural extension given the rest of the world events. Solid book.

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1 (of 3) - and here we find out all about the Atlanteans and their leader. Again, good book and very key to the overall events in the main mini series. Lots of good back story. Is it wrong to say I'm liking this alternate-reality? At least here we know the rules (unlike the upcoming "relaunch" in September that we're still kind of in the dark about).

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