As I said, the comics were late this week after the long weekend. And I've been really busy. But now, without further ado...This Week's Haul!
Booster Gold #3
And in this issue he runs into Jonah Hex!!! This issue was basically a parade of things I love. It's like this comic reads my mind. Before we even get to the cowboy fun there's a Back to the Future reference (you know that both Booster Gold and Rip Hunter have seen that movie, like, so many times) and this Smallville reference:
If Booster Gold doesn't save the day, the world turns into Smallville! (Only...better Smallville...with Clark and Lex raised together as brothers. That rules). It's so weird and rad to see my boy Lionel in a comic. Nice.
Now let's get to the good stuff. Like Booster dressing like a cowboy:
Oh man, Skeets is totally welcome to follow me around blasting The Ecstasy of Gold if he wants. That would add a touch of majesty to everything I do (like, when I'm frantically running around cemeteries...).
I'm getting off track. What I meant to talk about was Booster stripping down there (yowza!) and also that Rip Hunter keeps a cheap cowboy Halloween costume in the Time Sphere.
So our boy runs into Jonah Hex, as I said, and is challenged to a drinking competition. So Booster gets PLOWED. And it's great.
But not as great as SKEETS RIDING A HORSE!
And then there was this:
This is as good as comics...nay...entertainment...gets.
Black Adam #3
In this one, Black Adam runs into Hawkman and totally throws down. It's AWESOME.
Also, Doug Mahnke draws a great looking Hawkman. The helmet is perfect.
Captain Carrot and the Final Ark #1
If you're confused about Captain Carrot, don't be. It's just fun. It's an Earth that mirrors our own but its inhabitants are anthropomorphic animals. Funny ones.
I laughed out loud quite a bit. Particularly at these two panels:
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I know that they are hand-cuffed together and it would therefore be tricky and everything, but...wouldn't Piper and Trickster maybe want to think about changing their clothes? Since they are on the run and stuff? I mean, I would at least try. If I were them.
I actually did expect to see this team-up...because this cover was revealed months ago. Which is weird because there is a perfectly good variant cover with Canary and Oliver that DC could have released in Previews instead.
Let's talk about Cliff Chiang and how frigging awesome his art is. It's so beautiful. I could not be happier with the choice of artist on this.
And look at classic Oliver, looking all sexy:
I really enjoyed this. I'm a big Connor fan, so it's nice to see him getting some attention. And Black Canary's insistence that the man she killed wasn't really her husband is very touching. And of course the only one who believes her is my boy Batman:
When you hug Batman, he gets so freaked out that little red triangles appear above his head.
Yeah, so Batman believes that Oliver isn't really dead. Hal on the other hand is totally keen to bury the body and move on. Because Hal's an idiot. Or Hal wants Oliver's XBox or something.
This autopsy scene was pretty amusing:
It actually isn't almost exactly what they do. What they do is a pretty standard, and tidy, autopsy that leaves the body in tact. So I don't know what Midnight is going on about. I guess he gets his giggles where he can. Or Judd Winick does. Either way, I like Batman in that apron.
Y'know what else I really liked in this comic? Dinah's eye make-up. That mauve shadow really looks pretty!
So of course Ollie isn't dead. But I guess Everyman is.
Green Lantern #24
Particular highlights this time around include the continued use of lethal force by the GL Corps (I could watch those guys waste bad guys all day), and Parallax calling Kyle "the pretty boy."
This page is awesome:
I really like that aside with Superman and Hank too.
I also really like later in this issue when Kyle emerges from Parallax, all naked, and Guy uses his ring to make clothes for him...but he only makes tight-fitting boxer shorts...
Justice League Unlimited #38
Did anyone else find this comic to be kinda hard to read? I hate to say that about a kids comic, because it makes me feel dumb, but the pacing of the story just seemed sorta bizarre. It was like every other page was missing or something.
But I'll tell you what I loved about it: Giganta using a skyscraper as a make-up mirror:
First of all, I just want to say that the zombie variant cover for this was horrible. All of the zombie covers are horrible, but this one especially. The main cover, on the other hand, was beautiful. As you can see.
This was a good issue. I just don't really have anything to say about it. Except I hope they return to the present soon because I am getting bored of the past.
And we're off on another zany Busiek adventure. This time Superman is searching for the supposed Third Kryptonian on Earth (besides Power Girl, Krypto, and his new son Christopher...who seems to be the most neglected son in the whole world, because he has not really made much of an impact on Superman's life. I keep forgetting about the little tyke).
To find the Kryptonian, Supes gets some help from his old pal Batman. Because that guy loves to find stuff. Superman also brings Christopher to the cave, and it's pretty cute:
Also, I don't know who this guy is, but I like his enthusiasm:
For one thing: Dinosaurs!
I would like to know where I can get one of these fire swords:
Wonder Woman #13
The art on this kinda jumped around between pretty good and really bad. Like, why did Wonder Girl look like a 40-year-old trophy wife?
Wonder Girl #2
Wonder Girl is a very charming mini-series. The fun art really suits Torres' writing, I think.
In this issue Cassie is getting stalked by a very persistent Hercules. He gives her a new outfit, which looks pretty cool: