Okay, they cancelled two of my books this week. One I knew about, the other came out of left field. This has made me sad and I'm keeping this brief.
BLACK PANTHER AND THE CREW #1
I admit to not reading the Black Panther book for a few months, but a team of Black Panther, Misty Knight, Storm, Luke Cage and someone I don;t know named Manifold sounded pretty cool. Someone got murdered while in jail and Harlem is up in arms. There are robot police and a curfew waiting to be broken. Someone wants a riot. The Crew needs to make sure no one gets hurt. It's a pretty busy book for a first issue, but it does have a lot more action than Black Panther has. I like the way it starts and will keep with it unless it gets chatty.
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL # 19
Always a fun read. I need a book that is nothing but Alfredo The Chicken and Chef Bear. I would read that every month.
BATGIRL BIRDS OF PREY # 9
Practically a Black Canary issue and not in a bad way. She uncovers what is going on in the underground fight club and it ain't pretty. Time to rally the troops and put down the bad guy. Great book.
THE FLASH #20
The Black Hole is stealing the bodies of all the speedsters killed by Godspeed. Why? Well, you will have to wait until next issue. This one shows us Iris is a formidable opponent in her own right and the last page is a gut churner for anyone who has read the book from the beginning.
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #18
So, the Green and Yellow are learning to work together. It's an uphill battle after so many years of mutual hatred, but they will pull it together. And something bizarre is trying to wipe them out before they even get started. Another classic hero in the DC canon given the book he deserves with the largest supporting cast in any book.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4
The JLA is here to stop Lord Havok from destroying our planet. This shows the team as Batman designed them. To help others complete whatever task is laid before them. Not to do it for them. This is a team of street level heavy hitters, not the God like beings of the original JLA. BAtman knows what works and proves it here in the downfall of a tyrant.
WONDER WOMAN #20
In the continuing GODWATCH story, Veronica is done with logic to cure her daughter. It's time to invoke some magic and Circe seems like the obvious choice. Right? Yeah, this issue gets out of hand, in a good way, and it shows that nothing is as it seems. And the answer to the problem may be more than what it's worth. This is a good storyline that accentuates the one taking place in the odd numbered books. It will be interesting to see them finally come together in the end.
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #12
Velma believes that the only answer to the problem at hand is to find her maniacal brother and force him to help her find a cure. Only problem? He ain't interested. But, this long on the road is starting to bring our team together like the old cartoons and that will help more than anything else.
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #15
Yeah, I knew this book was going the way of the Dodo, but I still didn't want to have it happen. It ends on an up note which is nice and the bad guys are defeated and our heroes save the day. But, I'm going to miss this book. A lot. Sure, the Iron Fist book is pretty good and the upcoming Luke Cage book looks good, but I want them back the way they used to be. I hope someone else uses Senor Magico somewhere else. Hopefully, he won't share the same fate as Doombot from Avengers A.I.. The last panel choked me up.
WAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! THEY CANCELLED MY BOOOOOOKKKKKK!!!!!! WAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!. This odd little book that started out as a four issue mini series managed to make it four times longer than that, but I had no idea the book was done. I have always been a fan of Sam Humphries and that quirky art by Caitlin Rose Boyle made this a unique book that I thought was going to go on forever.
I make JONESY The Book of the Week.
I'll see you next week.