Some comics came out today, dudes, and I have been using what might be one of my last days off for awhile to dive into the stacks.
I got two weeks of books today, and I also revisited some of my backlog to pair it down for awhile. I had some good moments, but a lot of them were in the older books. Just not too many standouts this week, plus I'm still behind on FF and Green Lantern, so I'm bypassing those for now.
But we need to talk about this new Daredevil by Mark Waid. Because I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's either going to be really good and awesome, or kind of dull. I can't say for sure yet. But, I do love the Spot and that's half of the reason I picked the book up.
I get that Matt has had a hard time, but we're at a point where him always having to go through hell is half of his character. I'm worried that Daredevil's life as a swinging, lite-and-brite lawyer type might just get too generic, which is the same way I feel about the character outside of the stuff by Miller, Bendis, and Brubaker.
I'm going to give the book a chance just because I love to see Mark Waid writing a superhero for the Big Two again. But if I'm not hooked in the next couple of issues, I might bounce.I don't have a scanner at the moment, so the things in spoiler tags are actual spoilers.
The chaff missile was really cool, and all the echolation images were, as well as the sort of audio-scope in the backup. Great art on both. I'll pick the next issue up to see what Cap does.
Also, James Robinson is ending his JLA in a pretty wonderful way. It's been a very uneven run, with big ideas and poor executions, but the entire Eclipso arc was the highlight, and the last couple issues have been pretty cool. He ends the arc here, in order to use his final issue as a goodbye to the team that he has honestly done a pretty good job exploring and maturing.
Ray Palmer tells the current JLA that they've done a great job stepping up while the other heroes have been too busy. Palmer says that he hopes they can continue on and remain as the JLA lineup for as long as possible. The very next page is a silver age homage of Dick-Batman dramatically dissolving the JLA
Robinson has had a very hit and miss run since his return to comics, and even more so since his JLA began with Cry for Justice. But a little part of me honestly will miss the book and the lineup without him, and I'm really sad that we're losing Dick-Bats, Donna Troy, Congo Bill, and Mikaal.