No real excuse for being late this week. I was so overwhelmed by having nothing to do that I forgot that I actually had something to do: review comics.
Countdown Arena #2
Ok, so the double page spread that shows all the arena fighters and what Earths they are from? Full of mistakes.
Ok, this Wonder Woman is from Earth-21, which is the New Frontier Earth. Fine. But below that panel we see that crazy monster thing made of beetles. He is also supposedly from Earth-21.
Ok...so that first one was a typo. Alright. It happens. I look up Earth-26 in that little guide they published in DC Nation a couple of weeks ago, and it lists Earth-26 as, wait for it...Captain Carrot's Earth.
Earth-37, according to that guide, is the Thrillkiller Earth. That makes no sense. (Also...do we need a Thrillkiller Earth?!). Please correct me if I'm wrong about this. Maybe that guy was in Thrillkiller? I just don't see how.
Green Arrow/Black Canary #3
Connor, you were too beautiful for this world.
Congratulations, Judd Winick. You've ruined Christmas.
Green Lantern #25
I love the rise of the seven lantern corps. That's going to be neat:
I loved Guy trying to fight while being infected with a viral member of the Sinestro Corps:
And Hal, Kyle and Sinestro all losing the power in their rings so they just start street fighting? Awesome!
Green Lantern Corps #19
And this page is awesome:
But the issue wasn't all hugs and kisses. It had a rad ending!
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps: Ion
Also, I liked Guy's sexy lady that feeds him marshmallows:
Booster Gold #5
I figured that, y'know, Booster wouldn't actually stop the Joker from shooting Barbara. But the way he insisted on going back over and over again! Ohmygod. I am just so filled with love for Booster Gold right now.
Wonder Woman #15
I have been having a hard time selling people on this relaunch (Can we call it a relaunch? I think it's a relaunch). Everyone is all "I was buying this series for awhile, but I didn't like it." And I'm like "But it's awesome now!" And they're all "Yeah...I dunno..."
But it is awesome now. Don't let the fact that it's been mostly kinda bad up to this point prevent you from checking it out now. I guarantee you'll love it.
Superman Confidential #10
One thing I really like is when comics are both really good, and really smart strategic moves. The New Gods are playing a starring role in the current DCU, so it's not a bad idea to have a comic that introduces new readers to the Fourth World. And the fact that it's also a great read with nice art is just icing.
I love Superman just having no idea who any of these characters are:
Superman is totally awesome in this comic. He doesn't know who these New Gods are, but he wants them out of downtown Metropolis:
The Batman Strikes #40
This comic is consistently very funny and entertaining. This month's was written by Matthew K Manning and drawn by Adam Archer. I like this series because it frequently combines a wisecracking Robin with a humourless Batman:
I've read this comic several times, and it never stops being awesome. This is a re-painted reprint of a 1992 comic which stands the test of time as one of the best single issues of any comic ever written, in my opinion. If you've never read Nexus, then obviously this is a great place to start.
All done! I'm gonna go watch TV until our power goes out from this storm. Any comments about these, or any other comic releases this week (Howard Porter doing the art on Countdown? Blech) are appreciated below.
PS - I would also highly recommend this week's Marvel Adventures The Hulk. It was great fun. Rick Jones calls Namor's army "Aqua Teen Excessive Force." Also...Spider-Man Family was excellent and featured some beautiful art by David Hahn. I'd kinda like him to draw all Marvel comics. Or at least all Spider-Man.