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#743

Nobody at all. Will is our hero and natural leader.


#744

I blaze trails. By the way, Christopher Reeve’s portrayal of Superman is the benchmark which others are measured.


#745

I’m surprised no one has read Metal #3 yet. It was really bat-shit crazy insane. In a good way. Snyder & Capullo are at the top of their game, and I’m glad they are obviously having so much fun here. The book is shaping up not at all as I expected it to, and I’m enjoying being taken along for the ride.

I don’t, as a rule, read the tie in books to event books anymore. I think, however, after this issue that I am going to give the “Gotham Resistance” and JL tie in issues a go this time. The set up is so great. I want more.

All Star Batman #14 wrapped up the Alfred focused arc, by the American Vampire creative team of Snyder & Albuquerque. The pirate motif was starting to drag a bit (okay, a lot) by this issue, and the arc ended on a somewhat anti-climatic note. However, it did so with “feels” that all you Tom-King-Batman-lovers should enjoy. It even managed to bring a smile to my cold, dead heart.

I also dropped X-Men Blue this week. Sadly. It started out with so much promise, that was squandered on a shitty Secret Empire tie in, and two back to back crossovers with books I don’t want to read. I’m going to miss those kids and those Art Adams covers :slightly_frowning_face:


#746

Wild Storm #7 was clearly the start of a new arc, with a recap of the books’ events to date. The Wildcats crew come together, and we get hints of answers to come. I still don’t like the artwork, particularly, but there’s no denying that Ellis and Davis-Hunt have got great chemistry going on here. The action scenes are fantastic, and talking heads scenes (of which there are many) are well staged too.

Michael Cray #1 was quite cool too, picking up on threads from the main book. The artwork is … Well, you get used to it by the end of issue. The colours help maintain a consistent look with the main book. The story set up is really intriguing, and it’s a little more political than I was expecting a Deathblow book to be. The appearance of a prominent DCU character (and hints of another) was rather unexpected. Definitely worth a look if you’re reading the main title.


#747

Y’know, Vik, I was dubious about Davis-Hunt at first (new to me), but he’s got mad skills. I like his stuff. Maybe I take a bit of exception to what he is directed to draw. I think back to the first issue and how the unfolding armor could have been done in about seventy less panels. Each panel was pretty, so that’s what the writer wanted!


#748

Did anyone read the Dan Dare book from Titan Comics? I enjoyed it well enough but the Mekon’s design doesn’t look quite right to me.


#749

I’m glad Davis-Hunt is getting more notice and acclaim


#750

I’ll soon be able to comment, the trade will soon be out!


#751

It was a busy week and weekend. So I’m a little late on these but here goes.

Action Comics #989 - I’m still not a huge fan of bring Jor-El back this way or with some of the story choices but damn if Jurgens and Bogdanovic don’t do an excellent job.

Dark Nights: Metal #3 - It feels like there is quite a jump between the end of issue #2 and the beginning of this issue. Was the intervening time covered in the ancillary books? This book continues to be bat-shit insane fun. Regrouping at the Oblivion Bar was especially cool. I’m curious how what happened at the end will play out in the next issue.

Mister Miracle #3 - I love the way King and Gerads continue to use the 9-panel grid and varying art techniques to give this story a very internal feeling. Though I’ll honestly be happy to see Orion eventually get his.

Youngblood #6 - This issue wraps up the first arc on the latest iteration of this team. I thought it was pretty fun and played with the concept well with an interesting twist to the ending. Though I enjoyed the ride, I’m not sure if I’ll continue. My pull list is pretty full these days. So I might give the next issue a peak but also might pass. Don’t regret giving it a spin though.


#752

I just hope that Man-Up joins the team officially, as the muscle - now that Badrock is now Hotrock.


#753

Bit behind…I read dark nights batman the dawnbreaker tonight.

I’ve liked all the tie-ins so far but I think this is my favourite. This is the best art from Van Sciver I’ve seen for a while, although I do like his art a lot.
Im a fan of the Bolland clones and although he has some weak areas, particularly with anatomy or perspective, there wasn’t too much evidence of that here.

I know there’s a lot of folk who never got into DC because the house art style lacked a dynamic approach that was always far more evident at Marvel, but I have to confess I have always preferred the more static approach as long as the storytelling is on point.

A lot of my favourite superhero artists like gibbons, Bolland, frank, manke have that more static but detailed linework approach and Van Sciver is another from that school.

I also found Humpries script enjoyable to read - it very much felt like a Johns comic.


#754

The green arrow # 32 Gotham Resistance finale was pretty good as well.
These tie ins are helping provide a bit of background and extra flavour to the event.


#755

Given the chatter around it so far, I’m now hoping that DC did a big, smartly-priced, (heavy) Metal Omnibus!

Preludes + Main series + tie-ins, all spliced correctly. (It’s DC, so this last but may be beyond them but there’s a first time for everything!)


#756

They didn’t even do a Forever Evil omnibus.


#757

Did anyone care that much about that though?

In any case, in some ways, DC’s old patterns don’t seem to apply on Rebirth on collections.


#758

New Kill Or Be Killed makes this the best week of the month for new comics.

New Wild Storm too.


#759

It’s New Comics Wednesday once again. Looks like Justice League #31, Super Sons #9, Superman #33, Wild Storm #8 and possibly Trinity #14 and Cable #150.


#760

I’m very interested in what people make of this, the preview was most encouraging…


#761

Brubaker and Philips might be the best creative team of the last 20 years but I can’t describe how little I’m interested in a book that is called this and has covers like this. (I haven’t read any issues)


#762

I think it’s their best work, but yeah, the covers… I read vol. 2 once on a bus and felt very self-conscious.