We’re back for the 2012 gala!
It’s been a couple of weeks, but we’re back in action to give you our regularly scheduled programming. This week, we take a slice of the pie from the 3 top publishers:
- It’s ok to come back to Green Lantern #5 – Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke have put this book back on track and the direction it goes into its next arc can lead to many possibilities.
- Severed #6 is finally showing its cards in this penultimate chapter. It’s tense, gritty, and scary – just what I expected from the Scotts.
- Wolverine & The X-Men #4 is an interesting blend of the light-hearted and tragic. Whether you want to hear about how the professors handle the school or Deathlok’s look into Evan’s future, you have a lot to take from Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw’s new arc.
Music provided by The Audible Dark – Die Trying
Rumblings have been felt regarding new DC projects coming to Cartoon Network in 2012 beyond what we have so far with Young Justice and the recent premiere of the Green Lantern animated series. Now we find out that it’s one big project called “DC Nation” and it has a lot of content to show:
The return of Teen Titans? Plastic Man drawn in the same vain as Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack?? Kevin Conroy as Lego Batman??????? Sign me up now!
But seriously, it’s great to see DC going full throttle with its media push back into television. With their comics re-launch showing more of an adult side, it’s good to see that the kids have not been left hanging high and dry in other mediums.
I’ve really run out of great things to say about Scott Snyder’s work. How he builds up mythology and ties it into his characters amazes me. American Vampire : Survival of the Fittest #5 is no exception. We see how Felicia Book and Cash McCogan’s search for the vampire cure turns out and it ends on a sad note for one of the main characters. Sean Murphy puts in the work of his career with his really detailed pencils.
More buddy cop fun comes out of Green Lantern #2 courtesy of Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke. The renewed focus on Sinestro and Hal Jordan has really put this book back on track.
Much like Snyder, I don’t know what else more good I can say on Rick Remender’s impressive run with Uncanny X-Force #16 continuing that trend. Archangel’s plans are coming to fruition and looks like X-Force’s numbers are not to their benefit. If you love 90′s X-Men, this will take you back.
Let’s get this show on the road, shall we?
We’re hitting things off round robin-style in week two of new 52 land, as well as a couple of Marvel spotlights:
- Uncanny X-Force #15
- Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1
- Green Lantern #1
- Red Lanterns #1
- Batwoman #1
- Batman and Robin #1
- Deathstroke #1
- Demon Knights #1
Week 3 will be up later this week!
Music provided by Chop Suzy – Addicted To You
The time has come, folks. On August 31st, the new DCU is in full swing and Justice League #1 is the one kicking things off. This was definitely a labor of love put together by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee. They didn’t have to do this book at all, but they chose to. And while it’s a slow burn of an issue rather than epic battle sequences, it sets the stage for a great and new look into what should be the premier title of DC that it hasn’t been the last 10 years.
Marvel didn’t want me left hanging dry that week though. Rick Remender put out another stellar effort in Uncanny X-Force #14 in the continuing Dark Angel saga that sees Archangel assume the mantle of Apocalypse. Jerome Opena makes his way back to art duties, which improves the book tenfold (as if it needed that already). Absolutely the best X-book on the market and am hoping that trend continues for the foreseeable future.
Music provided by The Commuters – As I Make My Way
Break out those red markers – it’s report card time!
This week, Jon Stump makes his triumphant return to the show, as we discuss the year so far in comic books and comic book movies. We hit all of the good (the Captain America movie), the ugly (the Green Lantern movie), and the debatable (War of the Green Lanterns) in this show. We also get in some talk about the upcoming DC re-launch in September that’s going to make things all nice and shiny in the DCU.
What do you think of the year so far in comics? Has it been good or has it been “just there”?
Music provided by 2 Sided Story – Time