Shadowpact #3: That’s it? That’s the end of the first story arc? Not even a hint at what Strega was summoning? What an anticlimax. Well, that made the decision easy for me. I’m done here.
Aquaman Sword of Atlantis #43: Hmm… Yeah, the pacing’s off here. We didn’t need an issue to sum up what’s already happened, and take a breath. But hopefully it’ll kick into gear soon enough
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #20: Something’s off here. I think it’s the art. It’s just not clicking for me. I can’t quite put my finger on it. I’m liking the blowback from the alliance with the UP.
The Flash The Fastest Man Alive #2: Oh my.
The Flash is my favorite superhero. Where Superman has a list of powers the length of my arm, the Flash ahs one, but he knows so many interesting ways to use it. Plus, it’s a chance to have some fun with science. His entire Rogue’s gallery is like an 8th Grade science class gone horribly wrong. And also Captain Boomerrang. Barry, Jay, Wally, they’re all awesome. I’m willing to get Bart a shot.
But this is just awful. Angsty, confused, poorly drawn, and frankly, boring. We’re shown a new cast of characters, including a suddenly adult main character, and expected to care about them without any development. And what happened to Wally and his family? That should be addressed. Why is everyone trying to push Bart into being the Flash? It doesn’t make sense.
Sigh. I’ve got a fantastic amount of loyalty for the Flash franchise, but this is pretty bad. I’ll give them the rest of the arc, but it’s going to be an uphill battle.
52 Week 11: Ah, sweet 52. I can also depend on you. A lesbian fighting a werewolf? I’m there dude. And Straw Sue is just creepy as hell. Plus, the backup fesature fnally goes somewhere interesting!
Superman/Batman #28: A bit clunky, but serviceable. Anything with a giant ape is aces as far as I’m concerned. Don’t skip the DC Nation. I can kind of see DiDio’s point. Although fixing the character is a better solution.
Checkmate #4: I love the character conflict here, and the Great Ten is all kinds of awesome. Folks, check this one out!
Justice League of America #0: I shouldn’t like this one nearly as much as I do. It’s all flashbacks, mostly to events I haven’t read myself. It’s flash frwards to events that probably won’t ever happen, and frankly I don’t want most of them to happen. But, damn it, it works. This is good stuff.