1985 #6 (**): What. A. Let down. Nice Last Action Hero ending, Millar. You hack.
Amazing spider-Man #574 (****): I liked it. I liked that it wasn’t pro-war, just pro-soldier. Good stuff. But, the ending makes me wonder… how long til some super scientist makes Flash a pair of Forge style legs?
Amazing spider-Man #575 (*****): Um, WOW! Joe Kelly was BORN to write Spidey… this is—I never thought I’d say this, but this is better than anything Slott has written for Spidey since BND started. WOW. Very, very excited about Joe Kelly and Spider-Man. WOOOO!!!!
Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-Man #3 (***): This was okay…
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #35 (**): …but this was almost complete garabge. The art was nice, which nets this book it’s two stars, but MY GOD, way to screw the readers BND brain trust. You guys stink.
New Avengers #46 (****1/2): One of my favorite tie-ins. The Hood gets cooler and cooler every time he shows up, which makes me want to scream for more, Bendis! MORE!
Avengers: The Initiative #18 (****): Yeah, this arc is the best in the series… but that’s not to say I’d like a Skrull Kill Krew ongoing. Um, no thanks. I’m tired of the Skrulls. For now.
The Boys #24 (***): Worst issue in the book’s two year history.
Criminal #6 (****): Brubaker, I don’t know how you do it, but you make me care about the biggest scumbags in the world and I love it. thanks, dude.
Daredevil #112 (****1/2): Lady Bullseye is HAWT. This arc is HAWTER.
Final Crisis: Submit #1 (****): Wonderful. Simple, yet wonderful. And hey, I didn’t completely hate Black Lightning… you know, like I usually do.
Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1 (***1/2): Um, this kind of sucked, what I mean is, it kind of sucked when compared with the ASTONISHING Sinestro Corps Special from last year. By itself, it was decent, but if you’re not already reading GL, I don’t think this special was going to do it for you. So, overall, MEH.
G.I. Joe #0 (****): OMFG, am I getting sucked back into G.I. Joe? Yet, again!!!!
Incredible Hercules #122 (****): Heh, this is one of the books where I had a longer review planned, with scans and such, but alas, no time! Anyway, great stuff as usual.
Hulk #7 (***1/2): I like it. The art is amazing, the dialogue is only okay and the story isn’t really moving in any particular direction, but I like it. Loeb “gets it” in an old school Stan Lee kind of way, and I’m fine with that.
Invincible #54 (****): Oh, where did this come from? It’s like, all of a sudden, Kirkman learned how to tell super-compressed stories! Great. About time. Hey, anyone remember, long time ago, when all of the Liefeld books at Image skipped a month and did these “Images of Tomorrow” stories where they jumped a year into the future of the series? This issue of Invincible totally reminded me of that, only less gimmicky.
Jack of Fables #27 (*****): Marry me, Jack. Just say “yes”.
Ms. Marvel #32 (***): Dude, Brian Reed… I know you read the recent Secret Origins arc over in GL, cus like, who isn’t reading Johns, so let me ask you a question: am I supposed to get that you’re just totally aping it?
No Hero #2 (***1/2): Better than the first issue, but I’m still wondering why I should care.
Nova #18 (***): This arc may force me to drop this book.
Runaways #3 (***1/2): Um, ditto for what I said about Nova, also, why is there a Howard Stern character in this series? When was the last time Stern was relevant? 5 years ago? 10?
Skaar: Son of Hulk #4 (***1/2): TOOOOOO… SLOOOOOOOOOOW…
Superman: New Krypton Special #1 (***1/2): Like Bruce Castle said, the non-Robinson stuff was great…
Superman #682 (**1/2): Robinson… what the ####?
Superman/Batman #53 (****): Oh man, I love these guys. They get it. They’re pulling off this totally retro WF thing and it’s so much fun. If you’re not reading this, you are stupid. Simple.
Thor #11 (****): I’m a Cap whore, so obviously I loved this.
Secret Invasion: Thor #3 (***): Didn’t I say this was shit? TOLD YOU SO.
Thunderbolts #125 (****): Gage has managed to successfully build on what Ellis started, and in the end, he may even surpass it… if he stays on the book long enough. And yeah, Desiato is dead on the money. Norman is definitely becoming Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. at the end of the Secret Invasion. Good call.
Ultimate Captain America Annual #1 (*): Um, why?
Ultimate Spider-Man #127 (****): Um, awesome?
Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3 (**): Um, hype?
Wildcats #4 (**): …and I’m done. Thanks for playing.
Wolverine: Origins #29 (***1/2): This book is never going to end. There is no end. It’s not even planned. #### this book.
X-Force #8 (****1/2): These guys are putting out the best X-Men book currently, hands ####ing down. It’s not even close. So embarrassing.
X-Men: Legacy #217 (***): GAWD!!! Enough already! Someone shoot Prof X in the head again please.
Secret Invasion: X-Men #3 (****1/2): This was really, really FACKING GOOD. Some may disagree, but I totally see Hank doing what he did, especially in the manner with which it was written. And I love the last line about genocide. Perfect. Man, if only SI was this good… sigh.
*yeah, i know i said i wouldn’t do it like this anymore, but i just didn’t have the time this week to do them right. actually, no, that’s wrong, i did, i just chose to spend that time on other things. i’m not going to go into the reasons why here, i figure if you really care all that much you could just read my LJ. anyway, i’ll try to get back on track soon. i still love writing for this blog, so i don’t plan to completely disappear anytime soon. okay? okay.
1985: So, don’t read this in trade?
FC Rage Red: Really? Comparing this to Sinestro Corps special? Unfair! This is just an arc not an event!
Superman: Don’t you mean issue #681? Unless you’re reviewing the future….
Ultimate Cap: You sir are the ULTIMATE hater! Taste your medicine!
X-Force: Astonishing is close, sir!
Oh and could you please fix my previews? Please.
Why FC tie-in? Money! I read an interview where Johns tried to rationize it but it didn’t play that way. About the only thing that made it a tie-in was that it refrenced FC events and it had that “This story takes place before FC #2” or whatever.