What a week! B.P.R.D, Solomon Kane and The Unwritten their usual high-quality astonishment; Giffen managed to bring some Morrison-era weirdness into present-day Doom Patrol; present-day Morrison continued his efforts toward ensuring that someday I'll refer to Morrison-era Batman weirdness in Batman and Robin; Jersey Gods got turned on its MF ear; there's a damn A-Team comic and somehow The Twelve has manged to claw its way partially free from that shallow grave I tearfully buried it in.
Sadly, it's Cat Week, so I won't be reviewing any of those comics. No, there were really only two books of note this Wednesday, and here they are:
R.E.B.E.L.S. No. 14
This is the first time in a fairly long time that a series that I enjoy has manged to wrap up a long and at least moderately complex storyline in a way that has left me satisfied. All of the major plot-threads managed to come together for a finale without feeling extraneous, a lot happened without feeling rushed and the villain's defeat was both not easy and not only achievable by deus ex machina. I sure do hope that this thing continues, whether as R.E.B.E.L.S. or as L.E.G.I.O.N. '10.
The really important thing about this issue, however, is Tigorr. Everyone's favourite Omega Man really comes through in this issue, leading his team back from the furthest reaches of Starrospace in order to save the day with his trademark aplomb. How he manages to traverse two galaxies, have his mind taken over and save the day without letting his stogie go out, I'll never know, but I sure do hope that Dox makes him his right-hand man (er, alien) after the reorganization. He'd be purr-fect for the job!
Secret Six No. 19
The Secret Six, complete with new member Black Alice, go about their usual business in this issue as they raid a summer camp run by that Brother Blood cult from Teen Titans.
----- PARENTS: DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO ANY SUMMER CAMP RUN BY A GROUP THAT HAS THE WORD "BLOOD" IN ITS NAME. IT'S JUST GOOD SENSE. THAT IS ALL. -----
Now one might think, based on the cover image, that Catman plays a prominent role in this issue. Sadly this is not the case, though that cover does almost make up for it (I just want to scratch his pointy little ears!). No, Catman only gets as much face-time as any of the other characters in the issue. However there's a pretty god chance that this story arc is going to be full of opportunities for Catman to shine, and possibly to shed the excess baggage that is his team and prowl solo, thus giving us the kind of all-cat experience that we want! Everybody start writing postcards!