Swamp Thing #9
The end of the first major story arc has Swampy in battle with Sethe to save Abby from becoming the queen of the rot. This comic is as close to perfect as it gets for me. Scott Snyder has made Swamp Thing one of the true must reads in comics. The art is always beautiful and the ending is the perfect setup for the next story. I can’t recommend it any higher.
Detective Comics #9
The Court of Owls comes the Arkham Asylum to kill the not-so-good doctor only to have a rude surprise. The inmates are let loose and attack the Talons. We also get our first look at New 52 Black Mask.
Action Comics #9
Lois from Earth (insert number here) does her best Sam Beckett and quantum leaps to Earth 23 as a evil robotic version of Superman follows her to do battle with the Superman of that world, who’s secret identity is the President. Morrison is losing me little by little.
Earth 2 #1
Now this book was great. We’re dropped on the back end of the Apokolips War as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman make their last stand to save their Earth. The battle is visceral and great to see and (SPOILER) they all bite the dust…..in the first issue!
Read this comic!
Star Trek #8
Kirk, Spock and Bones are taken hostage to Romulus as a Vulcan group of terrorists attempt to strike back at the Romulan Empire. I’m glad to see the characters progressing and not just in a holding pattern between the movies.
The X-Men slip through The Avengers fingers and both are in a race to find Hope. Wolverine and Cap have a discussion with fists and it’s Cap (believe it or not) that plays dirty and tosses Logan out of a jet. Not as hokey or bad as the first two issues but still not the “event” Marvel wants it to be….yet.
Fury: My War Gone By #1
Nick Fury remembers some war stories that have made him the man he is. First we begin in Indochina as he tries to help the French keep a hold of the island from the “savages”. It’s Garth Ennis so there’s plenty of ballsacks and fu**s to go around.
Epic Kill #1
Song is 18 and in mental institution by her own free will. She leaves, asses are kicked, throats are slit and bullets are dodged. Lots of bullets. Good first issue of this chick assassin.
Mind the Gap #1
A super size 46 pages starts off this mystery story of Elle who is rushed to the hospital and while the doctors believe she fell in a subway platform her friends believe someone attacked her all while we see Elle being led around in her subconscious by a mystery man. Trippy stuff and a very good read.
A lot of good titles this week with Swamp Thing being the obvious best with what I consider a perfect issue and great end to the first story of Scott Snyder’s tale.
Also don’t forget that Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday as well as The Avengers opening this weekend. Great week to be a comic fan!! Go out and enjoy!!