Black Science #38 - Grant and Sara make it to the centre of “the onion”, and finally get some answers that turn everything upside down. Just in time for it all to blow up. Four issues to go.
Adventures of the Super Sons #2 was a great issue. Tomasi quickly provides pathos into the villains’ backstory, turning them from a throwaway joke into something far more memorable for Jon & Damien to face off with.
Justice League #7 - damn, Jim Cheung brought his A game to this issue. It’s beautiful! The League manage to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, as expected. But, lots of questions left unanswered by the end. Love this.
Justice League #8 - another “Legion of Doom” interlude, this time showcasing the Batman Who Laughs; who is clearly being positioned as a lynchpin in this whole affair. Really looking forward to the forthcoming mini-series.
New Challengers #5 - a slight improvement from last issue, but still the absolute worst comic I’be read in years.
Immortal Men #6 - disappointed that this series was cut short, just as it was getting going. Unfortunately the two issue wrap up felt rushed and inconclusive.
Michael Cray #11 - the penultimate issue in the arc, and the series, promises a pretty spectacular showdown next issue.
James Robinson is clearly not the writer he once was, but I keep giving him a chance in the hopes that he will recover that magic. He doesn’t manage it in Detective Comics #988, the first instalment of his six issue run. But, it’s the start of a perfectly serviceable Batman story. Damning with faint praise.
Superman #3 - the artwork here is phenomenal; Reis is on fire. A couple of double page spreads are jaw dropping. The writing, on the other hand, is a little lacking this issue. It has little of the charm that the last couple of issues did. Maybe deliberately so, given the circumstances. Great cliffhanger though - no idea how Clark is going to get out of that one!