It's another Wednesday, which means it's time for another installment of Comic Gazing! Today was the first day of my Mid-Semester break(which used to be called Mid-Winter Break), and I spent it doing exactly what I thought I would, laying around watching the Winter Olympics and reading comic books. After watching a few events, I came to the simple conclusion that I have NO idea what was going on in half of the sports I was watching... Anyway, enough about that, let's get on to the comic books! A few new comics came in the mail today, including Green Arrow/Black Canary, Titans and Adventure Comics. With the exception of Adventure, I can't say I'm really looking forward to reading any of those books... I still have a slew of other books to read as well, so expect a lot of reviews to be up on this blog come tomorrow night. Well, with the pleasantries out of the way, here's what I'll be ordering with my next comic book order.
Batman #696: I really don't even know what to say about this book... This issue promises to have both the Penguin and the Mad Hatter in it, two villains I have repeatedly called useless, and who I'm embarrassed to even have to read about... Right now, all I want is for this storyline to be over, because I don't know what the hell Tony Daniel is doing with this series. How the same guy can be responsible for the very good Battle for the Cowl and this junk is totally beyond me.
Batman Streets of Gotham #9: I'm hoping this issue goes back to the stuff with Zsasz and the fight club he was running, although I think there may still be one issue to go before we get back to that particular storyline.
Blackest Night Flash #3: Blackest Night x-over means I buy it no matter what.
Green Lantern Corps #45: Red Lantern Guy Gardner vs. the Green Lantern Corps... What more do I need to say?!?
Green Lantern #51: I guess Hal is Parallax in this issue, since the only way Hal can think of defeating Nekron is by becoming an even bigger menace then Nekron is... That's definitely some strange strategy...
Justice League of America #42: I haven't read issue #41 yet, and to be honest, I don't think I'm going to until the Cry for Justice mini-series wraps up. I really don't understand why neither Marvel nor DC can seem to put their comics out in the proper order anymore...
Outsiders #27: I just decided to drop the Magog series this week, and this is another series that is perilously close to the chopping block... Although I actually enjoyed the last issue, I'm still only collecting this series on a month to month basis.
Supergirl #50: I'm picking this issue up on a whim. Since it's the fiftieth issue, I figured I'd give it a shot.
Superman Batman #69: This is another series I'm currently picking up on a month to month basis. I wasn't thrilled with the Blackest Night x-over issues, and as a matter of fact, I was tempted to just drop the title last month, but instead I've decided to give this series one last chance to impress me before I decide to finally drop it.
Captain America #603: It's Captain America and it's written by Ed Brubaker... To be perfectly honest with you, if I could only pick up one comic this week, this would probably be it.
Daredevil #505: I'm actually going to be reading DD #504 tonight, so I'm not going to say anything here.
Dark Avengers #14: I'm going to stick with this series until the bitter end(which is coming up rather quickly). BENDIS continues his bizarre dissection of the Sentry here, and morbid curiosity forces me to buy this...
Deadpool #19: Considering how much I like Danial Way's work, I have no idea why I dropped this title several months back... I guess now is as good a time as any to start collecting this series again.
Doomwar #1: I'm going to give this first issue a shot, but unless it really blows me away, I doubt I'll be sticking around for the rest of this mini.
Guardians of the Galaxy #23: The last few issues have been a little weak, but I'm confident that things will pick up with this issue.
Uncanny X-Men #521: *Sigh*... What more can I say about the terrible condition of my one-time favorite series, Uncanny X-Men? This is one of those titles I really don't want to read anymore, but since I've been collecting this series since the very beginning of my comic book reading career, I feel duty-bound to continue reading this series as it continues its agonizing downward spiral...
16 comics this week, which is just about normal for me. Sure there are a few I'm on the fence about, and at least one I don't even want to read, but for the most part, this looks like a solid week with a few very interesting reads. That's it. Until next time, Long Live The Legion!