CandidGamera: I just read *Astonishing X-Men * (ok, and Wolverine, but that barely counts) and I don’t feel like I’m missing anything by not reading other X-titles. I’m there for the Whedon-ness.
Ultimate Spider-Man #65 (I think that’s the number. Whatever came out yesterday.): The breakfast club! Can’t help wondering if Gwen’s mother is going to show up at some point. They keep bringing her up. Peter’s losing it, but understandably so. It’s not good for anyone, especially a teenager, to constantly be exposed to the worst of humanity. If he’s not careful, he’s going to get weird like Batman. Character moments for Flash and Kong too.
Detective #whatever (Wargames Act II, Part 1): Ramping up for the 2nd part of this story. I think we get 3 parts of it next week. I wonder what Tim will do when he finds out about Stephanie’s role in all this.
Good to see him make his choice and get back in costume. I agree with Alfred. He’ll never have a normal life, but he’s probably doing the right thing.
*Avengers * #501: Yes, an extraordinarily bad day for the team. Neat final splash page though. Anyone else heard who’s supposed to join the team soon? Some odd choices. Any thoughts on that? Not sure what to think. I’m new to reading the book but I’m familiar enough with it, I guess.
I also read the first issue of the Bullseye origin miniseries. Can’t remember the title, and it’s at home. It was okay. They admitted in the book that the story wasn’t very original, but I suppose there are some tried-and-true methods to ensure a kid grows up psycho.
I think that was all I had this week. I’m reading a bunch of old backissues recently, getting caught up on characters and storylines from before my comic-reading days. Why was John Ostrander’s *Spectre * series never collected in trades? I just finished reading that in single issue form and I liked it a lot. I’m plowing through '90s Green Lantern now, working my way up through the fall of Hal Jordan. I know about it, but I never actually read it.