Posts Tagged ‘Green Lantern Corps’

CBF Quick Picks #92 : The New DCU – Week 3 Part 2

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Wrapping up the best of week 3 took us into all sorts of interesting avenues:

  • Green Lantern Corps #1 brings Peter Tomasi back to the fold and a return to form that was lost when Tomasi originally left the book.
  • Supergirl #1, while basically one big action scene, was a welcome surprise. Seeing her re-discover herself is something we’ve seen before, but seems fresh in this new beginning. Strong showing from the Superman line so far.
  • Nightwing #1 sees Dick Grayson go back to his previous mantle. It’s about as run of the mill as you can get, but a solid re-start for the character.
  • We then hit the sex controversy land again with Red Hood and the Outlaws #1. Starfire is now under the radar of female characters being sexually objectified.

Week 4 shows coming soon!

CBF Quick Picks #66 : The Sixth Gun #11

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt continue to paint an epic in The Sixth Gun #11. A final showdown with a new entity comes about and more is learned about the guns that hold the fate of the world in its hands. Westerns don’t get their share of respect nowadays, but this one is keeping me glued.

Green Lantern #65 and Green Lantern Corps #59 continue the War of the Green Lanterns event with the key characters on the run from a corrupted Green Lantern corps. Been a fun read so far, but I’m worried about the slow pacing and the fact that we’ve already seen the old ring switcharoo during Blackest Night. Nevertheless, it’s not so overbearing like the last arc was.

Lastly, leave it to Robert Kirkman to give us something like Super Dinosaur #1. A good start to a new all-ages series about a boy and his, um, super dinosaur. You do the math.

CBF Quick Picks #33 : New Mutants #16

Friday, August 20th, 2010
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Brightest Day and Green Lantern Corps came out this week, but I put those aside to highlight a couple of books that were saved by cool fanboy moments in Batman Beyond #3 and Secret Avengers #4, a welcome surprise in Supergirl #55, and then finally a bang-up job by Zeb Wells on New Mutants #16. This one is building up really good and setting itself apart from all the Heroic Age crap that X-Men now is finding itself under. And being able to tie into the Inferno storyline with brand new villains is no small feat, which speaks well to the talent of Wells and company.

CBF Quick Picks #22 : Return of Bruce Wayne #2

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
It takes a couple of reads to really get where Grant Morrison is heading, but in the end, he paints a good picture about not only what happens when Bruce Wayne jumps to different time periods, but what that effect is having on the entire DC universe. Think witch-hunts, Lovecraftian monsters, and the end of time and you got a good Morrison book. Ultimately, I think I just enjoyed Bruce wearing a Puritan hat and everybody calling each other brother.

Enjoy, folks! Here’s a kitty!

CBF Quick Picks #18 : X-Force #26

Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Green Lantern Corps #47 was so close to being the pick this week, but I had to give it to the latest chapter in Second Coming for raising the stakes in the war for mutantkind. Good pacing, good art, violent content as one would expect from a X-Force book, and a pivotal death that the X-writers can play off of in the remaining chapters. One can only hope this pace continues properly what with 9 more chapters to go, but I’m enjoying the ride while I’m still at a high point.

The Brightest Day Arrives

Monday, January 11th, 2010

So it looks like DC wasted no time in getting this week started with some new buzz:

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DC sold me on two aspects: 1) it’s a bi-weekly series that will run concurrently with the main Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps books and 2) Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi will be writing the series as well. That’s enough to let me know that the characters will have the same voices and that we get to see what the writers have in mind for the post-Blackest Night world of DC. No artists have been announced yet, but I think it’s safe to say that Johns and Tomasi will get the best around as usual.

My only concern is any potential burn-out on Johns’ part because he’s been sending out scripts like a madman as of late, not to mention him now having more creative editorial input on DC books in general. But I have confidence that they’ll juggle this properly for him because Green Lantern has been a gold mine for DC and I’m sure they don’t want to mess that up now.

Click the image to read more about it on DC’s blog.