Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Comic Gazing for: 3/31/10

Instead of posting this later on tonight like I usually do, I figure I'll post it now so I can concentrate on finishing up my last paper due before Spring break tonight. Once I'm done with that paper, it's clear sailing all through next week! I'll probably post a few Siege related reviews tomorrow, since I have a lot of Marvel books to start reviewing. As for the books I'll be listing here, I probably won't get my hands on them until around the middle of next week, and considering how good some of these books could be, that is going to be an agonizing wait...

Adventure Comics #9: This is definitely NOT one of the books I'll be eagerly anticipating! I truly, honestly and seriously don't care about the OLD Legion. If this was the Threeboot Legion(or even the Reboot Legion)I'd be OK, but I just don't care about this variation of the Legion. Interest Level: 5 out of 10.

Blackest Night #8: THIS is one of the books I'm really looking forward to reading. Sure, Blackest Night has been lingering for about 4 months too long now, and the quality of the books has definitely begun to falter, but I'm still pretty excited to see how this one ends. We all know that Nekron is going to fail, but everything else is still up in the air. What happens with the White Light after Nekron's fall? Which characters will be getting a second chance at life? How will this issue set up the upcoming Brightest Day storyline? Man, it's going to be tough avoiding all of the spoilers all over the Net while I await my copy... Interest Level: 10 out of 10.

Gotham City Sirens #10: I like this comic, I like the three female stars, and I like the Riddler, so this should be a good issue. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that Riddler doesn't become a villain again, but that seems more and more unlikely with each passing issue. Interest Level: 8 out of 10.

Justice League of America #43: Hey, now that I've finally read the abysmal Cry for Justice #7, I can read the two issues of the JLA that came out before this issue! Until I read those comics though, I can't really comment on this one. Interest Level: 7 out of 10.

Justice Society of America #37: I'm pretty interested in seeing where this storyline is going after all of the twists and turns that were in the last issue. Interest Level: 8 1/2 out of 10.

Teen Titans #81: I still haven't read issue #80, so there's not all that much I can say about this one... Interest Level: 6 out of 10.

Wonder Woman #42: I was somewhat let down by the anti-climatic conclusion to the last storyline, so hopefully this issue will be as good as I know this series can be. Interest Level: 7 1/2 out of 10.

Dark Wolverine #84: This is definitely one of Marvel's better series, so I'm always excited when a new issue arrives. This is a Siege x-over, and since I can't recall seeing Daken at all in Siege #3, I'll be interested to see what he was up to during the events of that comic. Interest Level: 10 out of 10.

Realm of Kings: Inhumans #5: Since this is the last issue of this mini(I think), I can finally get around to reading the entire mini... I think! Interest Level: 6 out of 10.

Wolverine Origins #46: Much like Dark Wolverine, this is another surprisingly good series. And they're both written by Daniel Way... Coincidence? I think not! Interest Level: 9 out of 10.

10 comics this week, and for the first time in two weeks, DC has surpassed Marvel in the battle for my money! Only 3 Marvel's this week, to 7 DC's. I was a little bit tempted to pick up the X-Men Second Coming comic, but since it's written by the so called creative team of Yost and Kyle, I'm going to pass on it. One day Marvel will smarten up and realize that those two can't write an exciting story without killing off half the characters in the comic, but I guess that day has yet to arrive... Oh well. If it was any other writers doing that event, I'd be happily buying every single issue and crossover, but as such, I won't be picking up a single part of that story. Hey, on the bright side, that leaves me with more money to spend on Marvel's rivals. Well, that's it for this week, let me know what you guys are picking up, and what(if anything)I should be picking up. Until next time, Long Live The Legion!


  1. Hey X, I read BN 8, don't think you'll be disappointed, Storyline wise they've set up alot. I still gotta read Sirens, JLA & Titans but you've got some good picks.

  2. "So called creative team" of Yost and Kyle. Haha. I feel bad for those guys after reading that.

  3. Yeah JT, I'm not expecting to be let down by BN #8. Even though things have really dragged during this x-over, I'm confident enough in Geoff's abilities to sit back and expect a pretty awesome finale. Seeing your words on BN #8 is really making me want to read it though...

    Kello, you should NEVER feel badly for those two jokers! IMO, they are the embodiment of everything that is currently wrong in comic books.

  4. Are Yost and Kyle currently writing X-Force? Because if so, then I wholeheartedly agree.

  5. Death Team? Death Squad? The Kyle/Yost Annihilator Legion?

    On Blackest Night, in a non spoiler way, Black Hand just gets creepier (and not in his necrophilia based way)...

  6. Yessir Marc that's the comic they're working on. Every comic they wind up writing ends up with countless dead characters, often times for no other reason then basic shock value...

    I'm actually partial to the name the dimwitted duo for those two actually.

    Well that made my day Nagash. I'm glad to hear that Black Hand did SOMETHING in that issue!

  7. Well, that works too.

    Have you read it yet, or do I still have ta keep tight lipped?

  8. Nope, I probably won't be reading that comic until Thursday... My comics are still SLOWLY making their way across the country.

  9. So slow they're going backwards in time it seems...

  10. Hey, there actually was a time my comics DID go backwards through the mail, so I'm hoping that doesn't happen again!!!