Sunday, July 22, 2007

Comics reviews!!!

Here is what I got this week. A couple of notes... I really don't have the patience for using the jason todd ratings any more... It just takes to long to load the pictures.

Countdown 41:
Una...really...Una... sigh...well at least it was not as bad as previous issues. But thats not saying much seeing as how terrible the previous issues. Kyle needs to show up soon.
2 out of 5

Checkmate 16:
Sigh I love it when writers remember continuity and use all of the minor characters and tics of characters histories. Rucka does this very well. Loved the re-teaming of Fire and Ice, Shasha not being abe to see Mr. Terrific with the OMAC eye and the final page reveal. Which I will get back to in a bit.
5 out of 5
Action Comics 852:
I love the fact that Busiek is the person who is the one who writes the fill-in issues of Actions. They should just give him both titles. An interesting note though...this seems like we are still not getting the main story...since We are getting bits and pieces between here and Countdown... neither feel like it is the main story.
3 out of 5
Catwoman 69:
Batman holding a baby. That all I have to say
5 out of 5
Birds of Prey 108:
Once again, I have only one thing to say: 5 page spread of every single agent.
5 out of 5
Conan 42:
I love it when the majority of the issue is narrated since it means that they can just pluck the words directly out of the original text. At least it seems that way. So glad i'm added this to my pull list.
4 out of 5
Robin 164:
The Robin revenge squad? O...K....
3 out of 5

Justice League of America 11: issue is one of the worst issue I have ever read. It might have been ok if it was a issue of Green Arrow. But as an issue of JLA. JLA is JLA is HUGE. There is literally one panel that is JLA sized. The rest is crap. The page i posted to the left...where Wally empties and entire city of its citizens in a few seconds as a Nuke is going off. That is JLA sized. Two people stuck in a building...not JLA sized.

(-5) out of 5
The Brave and the Bold 5:

Batman vs the Legion of Superheroes! Batman knocking out Brainy and stealing his flight ring!! Supergirl flying at Mach 8 because she is in a trinary star system!!! A good fight between Batman and Karate Kid!!!!

Oh and btb why was the Legion never this good when Waid was writing the Legion in their own title. sigh.
5 out of 5

I may start doing what Scip and Devon are doing next week and just post soe thoughts on everything...except for the Legion.

Oh and btb the reason that there were no reviews last week. Beyond the fact that I was lazy. Last week was a really bad week and it was only the mentioning of XS in Justice Society made the week not a total loss.


Anonymous said...

Good reviews but I would have given Countdown 41, as a stand alone, 3 or 4 out of 5. I thought it was pretty funny and nicely drawn so I'm not going to knock it because previous issues sucked balls.

Walking through Destinys Garden said...

That is true...but even though it was a much better issue than before, im just getting a bit sick and tired of the holding pattern that Countdown has been in since issue 51.

Thanks for reading,by the way.