Thursday, August 20, 2009

Comic of the Week 8/19

A day or two late, but nobody really cares anyway, I'm here with my pick of the week! This is another one of those weeks where nothing really jumps out at me. Some decent stuff, looking forward to the new Batgirl series, it still won't be Barbara but hopefully this new one will be better than Cassandra Cain was, and zombie Pa Kent attacks in Blackest Night Superman #1. I'm most definitely not looking forward to Justice League of American #36, as the series has gone from bad to just plain awful. Some of the worst JL comics I can ever remember reading. At least we've got some Paul Dini Batman to look forward to though!

Comic of the Week

Out of all the Batman Reborn, Gotham City Streets is probably my second favorite behind Batman and Robin. Basically this book is Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen continuing their excellent run from Detective Comics before Batwoman took the starring role in it.

The skinny is Hush (who had plastic surgery to make himself look like Bruce) has decided to donate all of the Wayne fortune to Gotham City to help repair the destruction caused by the Arkham break. Seriously, is there ANY security whatsoever in that place? Anyway, needless to say Dick and Damien aren't too thrilled about this, and have figure out a way to get to Hush without it looking like Batman and Robin are attacking Bruce Wayne. Got that? Good. Oh, and there's also this little back-up featuring a character that some of you may have heard of, Manhunter? Yeah that's really, really good too. Solicitation text reads:

"Bruce Wayne is dead...long live Bruce Wayne! Gotham's favorite son has miraculously returned, promising to lead his city into a new golden age. But while Wayne devotes his limitless fortune to rebuilding Gotham City, he fights violent opposition from Batman, Robin and a host of DC Universe heroes!

And in the Manhunter co-feature, now that Manhunter has found the previous DA's killer – or, rather, the killer has found her – what is she going to do about it? Bringing the killer in for a trial may not result in the justice Kate's been dreaming of. But is she ready to kill for justice so soon after a fresh start in Gotham?"

Honorable mentions go to the aforementioned Blackest Night Superman #1 because well, ZOMBIE PA KENT, what else ya need? And yep, you guessed it, Wednesday Comics #7 for reasons that I'll spare you a seventh consecutive repeating of.

The Pull List
  • Amazing Spider-man #603
  • Batgirl #1
  • Batman Streets of Gotham #3
  • Blackest Night Superman #1
  • Justice League of America #36
  • Outsiders #21
  • Red Robin #2 2nd printing
  • Superman/Batman #63
  • Wednesday Comics #7

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