Border Town #3: Awful. Like, really bad, and again falls into some really obvious pitfalls. This series would be so much better if it was somewhat more cynical and self-aware about itself. Which it really isn’t. And it backfires hard. The first two issues - while they had their flaws - there was a decent sense of story and genre. The third issue simply refuses to let any of that continue to coalesce. A plot beat does get some due, but the rest suffocates under shoddy execution. The writer tweeted about today’s issue saying that this series is not a “subtle” series. Sure, being bold, brash, raw - that can be great. But that still needs some finesse and care. Not just messiness. I can name something like Marshall Law - unsubtle to the nines…but focused and with craft. This is just awful…near America levels.
The Green Lantern #1: A bit boring but I’m interested in one or two of the hooks.
The Dreaming #3: I am still really enjoying the chaotic and darkly humorous verve of this series.
Dead Rabbit #2: The shifts in tones and energy - from sad to manic - are amazing. And one of the best new series of this year.