Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Comic of the Week 7/29

Before we get into comics, a very special announcement was made today. After a legendary 17 season career, John LeClair is being inducted in the US Hockey Hall of Fame! This is absolutely awesome news for one of my all-time favorite players. He was a member of the Flyers from the time I started watching hockey until his retirement a couple years ago. You can read more about him if you like, here.

And now for comics. Boy that Flash/Green Lantern vs zombie Martian Manhunter brawl was fun wasn't it? Blackest Night is just fun for me. This week though we're going back to DC's other fun little even going on right now, Batman Reborn. Detective Comics #855 should be waiting for you in your pull box tomorrow! Rejoice!

Comic of the Week

In case you didn't notice last month, Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams are the creative team on Detective Comics now. I'll say that again, Greg Rucka and J.H.Williams on Detective Comics. There is absolutely no excuse for any real comic fan to not be reading this book, regardless of which character is in it. This is pretty much as good as comic books get. Would I rather the book be about Batman? Sure. It's Detective, so it's weird not seeing Batman in it, but I'm ok with Batwoman taking the spotlight for a while. She's been all but ignored since she debuted a couple of years ago, and I dig the costume. Plus if anybody's going to make her interesting it's Greg Rucka. Take it away, solicit:

"Batwoman captures her enemy, a madwoman known only as Alice who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable extras � including Kate! But when the tables are turned, Batwoman finds herself in a hallucination slamming the present into a collision with the past, and the hints of a threat that will claim the lives of every man, woman and child in Gotham City.

And in the all-new co-feature starring the Question, Montoya's quest to find a missing young girl turns deadly."

Honorable mention this week goes to Wednesday Comics #4, which despite my not making mention of thus far, has been absolutely wonderful. I only wish there could be monthly comics for some of those characters that were even half as good. I'm looking at you Kamandi.

The Pull List

  • Batman Brave and the Bold #7
  • Blackest Night Tales of the Corps #3
  • Detective Comics #854 2nd print (yep, a book so nice I'm buying it twice)
  • Detective Comics #855
  • Fear Agent #27
  • Justice League of America #35
  • Marvel Zombies 4 #4
  • Wednesday Comics #4

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