The Wild Storm #1 & 2 - I’m an old school WS fanboy; my love for the WSU is second only to my love for the post-Crisis/ pre-Flashpoint DCU. So this was a relaunch I was really looking forward to. I think Ellis did a great job capturing and modernising the tone of that universe. I’m not totally sold on the revamp though; it was slightly disconcerting reading familiar names, but realising the history of said characters that you were familiar with isn’t there. The art was strange too; very Avatar-esque (a la Jacen Barrows). The colours in #2 improved things on the art side considerably.
Superman #18 & 19/ Action Comics #975 & 976 - “Superman Reborn” - personally, I felt this whole crossover was unnecessary, and slightly mis-sold as we learnt nothing new about Mr Oz as a result. That being said, I loved the meta acknowledgement that Lois & Clark are inseparable, something that annoyed me immensely about the New52. I look forward to the return to “business as usual” next month.
Super Sons #2 - continues the fun of the first issue. Brilliant, fun stuff.
Detective Comics #951 & 952 - the art on this arc is noticeably a step down in quality over the regular team’s output. In addition, the scale of Tynion’s story works against it. It’s called “The League of Shadows” but there’s nothing hidden happening here; it’s another full scale assault on Gotham. Feels a lot like “been there, seen that” at the moment. Needs more Tim Drake
Batwoman #1 - Epting stops trying to emulate Williams here, allowing his own style to come through. An interesting start to Kate’s global mission.
Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Adventures #3, 4, 5 - fun fluff. Not much more to say than that, really.