The first issue of Flash was really fun. It had some great, light-hearted scenes of the Flash being really fast and doing cool stuff, and it wasn't dark or grim or gory like people like to accuse Johns of being.
Without being spoilery, I'll say that some of my favorite scenes were in the police station showing Barry settling back into his old job. Speaking of Barry, the issue was not-at-all a Barry knob-slob fest. And this issue was hands down better than all of Flash Rebirth.
Francis Manapul's art was fantastic. It really added a lot to the light-hearted feel of the book.
And the ending was rather unexpected.
"My name is Commander Cold. Me and my crew are from the 25th century. You are under arrest for the murder of Mirror Monarch."
You can kind of tell like with 52 and that Countdown to Infinite Crisis special which parts were Johns written (Flash, Deadman, Firestorm, Aquaman) and which parts were Tomasi (J'onn, Kyle/Jade, the Hawks, Max Lord, Hawk and Dove), but the art was good, some characters are better than others, and you have this Tomasi written scene with Hal, Guy, and J'onn:
Jonah Hex #54 is super.
The book is awesome and quite frankly there is no one in comics I like more than Jimmy Palmiotti right now (I'll never get over being in awe of Morrison to truly just "like" him). Anyway, Hex #54 is swell. It's not just the artist, who did a great job, nor any specific scene--a bank robber dying after a rattlesnake bites him in the groin, Hex talking a mule into running like Hell only to have it buck him off and knocked unconscious, Hex telling seven men with guns on him to put them down before he kills them, or the ever-classic headshooting a hostage-taker.
I also finally read Thor #608 and loved the line where Volstagg tells Ragnarok he'll pay for making him run.
SHIELD #1 was fun, too. From Hickman on Word Balloon I am even more curious and lacking in answers as to what it means that Leonid is referred to as The Human Dynamo. I also wonder if Night Machine/his father is the same Russian who predicted the existence of Antarctica and (in Hickman's book) then ventured forth to discover it and the Savage Land within.
Realized I missed the Second Coming #1, grabbed that and New Mutants #12. I'm unfamiliar with Ibraim Roberson, but he did the pencils and inks and Brian Reber did colors on New Mutants #12. I like it. It's an almost understated look, but everything looks solid. Bodies have the right solid feel. It's not a cartoony or energetic look, but dude could draw nothing but talking heads for three pages straight and you'd never lose track of who's who. That sounds kind of odd, but making the characters look like distinct real people wins points with me.
Black Widow #1 surprised me. Grabbed it for the Daniel Acuna pencils, but this could actually be a really badass Iron Man / Wolverine / Black Widow story.
Savage Axe of Ares is worth grabbing for being just plain weird and going with the 60s comic mini-story collection, but I have to give my moment of the week to X-Factor Forever #2. I think this might be my favorite thing Marvel is putting out right now. I know, like with New Mutants, that they are really consciously pushing my nostalgia buttons, but I take back everything I said about being on the fence with the dialogue in this book.
It's pitch perfect for what they're doing. The art combines a few funky styles at once and I love the Ben Day dots.
"This is my new, improved persona -- for which you may thank your old nemesis, Apocalypse! You may address me as the mighty Master Meld!"
"Only he could be so diabolical as to combine the Master Mold and Hodge into a single being!"
See, Simone knows how to do a dark book that isn't trying too hard, or trying to push the limits just because it is a dark book. And the stuff with Scandal and Bane gets more interesting this issue.
So excellent Hal Jordan can kiss his ass.
That is pretty badass.
Yes. Yes. A thousand times yes.
Please take my advice.
The last page makes for a pretty good (unintentional) Blackest Night joke after reading this
Some pretty good character development for Catman, but I like him better as an anti-hero
probably my favorite though was Iron Man Noir. Indiana Jones meets The Rocketeer with Iron Man characters?
Also, I loved how
Gillen can write my Norse gods anytime.
It is monthly, however just the first issue I believe is 3.99. After that it'll be 2.99.
Funny you mention that, I just flipped through the DC site, noticed that it goes back down and it's monthly. Might wait anyway just to see. I don't currently read anything DC.
It is pretty awesome, everything is introduced in the book.
At this point he could write my biography and make it amazing (And it's not. Not even remotely interesting).
Needs more war gods, space horses and Dazzler.
Speed's desire to do more was awesome, and Clint's two panel cameo was worth it. I can't wait until he's back in his old suit. I don't really understand why Kate was being such a bitch. Maybe the stress, but she seemed really out of character.
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Also, the new issue of King City was really great.
And the jerkwad guy was running the counter, and he said Orc Stain 2 never came out. I'm pretty sure he was too busy being a jerk and watching a baseball game to actually look. Damn jerk.
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Punisher is really good though, and this artist who is not Tony Moore (I can't remember his name) was really good.
It's out - not sure if you already know this and that's why you're calling him a jerk. But I bought both issues to see why everyone liked it so much. I was very disappointed.
House of Mystery #24 had a fun rom-com story (you pay for drinks with a story in the bar, and one is featured each issue. This is #24's drink story) involving two vampires who meet in Florence and engage in a romance straight of the rom-com formula. But the best is when they're descending from the Duomo after he tried to kill her and then she attacked him. She calls it their "meet-cute" moment because it's a cute tale of when they met, you know, two vampires accidentally trying to eat each other after a random meeting. Meanwhile they reach the bottom of the stairs and people are flipping out because they're covered in their own blood laughing like madmen.
Secret Warriors #14. Two interesting moments. J.T. telling Daisy why he's stuck around as long as he has. And Madame Hydra aka
Jack of Fables #44: MacDuff throws Jack his fulminate sword, and he swings it around to destroy a bunch of attackers with one swing. Nice action scene.
I haven't gotten to this week's comics, but I doubt anything's better than what I've read of Siege: Loki. I didn't get it, but I'm doubting that decision now.
Well, art is subjective, not everyone will like every comic. And it is very different from typical super hero comics. I'm not sure how strong the narrative/writing will be, but I am a huge fan of Stokoe's artwork.
Yeah, the guy is a jerk, and I knew it came out a while ago.
You know, I wonder though. Am I the only one here who reads Vertigo in floppies, or at all? I like to think GV's pretty high brow compared to what I've seen on other boards but I never see anyone mention them regularly.