So, yeah, a pretty big week. Two new books. Helps fill the hole of the old books being gone...sort of. So, with this many, some will be brief, some will be long and the Book of the Week goes to a new comer.
THE UNCANNY AVENGERS #23
Wonder Man is back! Synapse saves Cable! Deadpool leaves with Captain America! Yeah, a team like The Avengers has always been one of change. The Unity Squad is no different. This is Gerry Duggan's last issue so, I need to see how the new guys do with the next part of this series. The huge Marvel event is going to get in the way for a little while, but it might be alright. This was a nice issue and Rogue seems to have found a place where she truly belongs. Good issue.
BLACK PANTHER AND THE CREW #2
This is Misty and Storm wandering through Harlem. They get in a little trouble, but they don;t get into a lot of fights. When street thugs take on Storm it feels a little stupid, but I get it. You're protecting your turf and damn the odds. A good issue. A little too talky and that killed the new Black Panther series for me. We shall give it a chance and see what happens.
New Rocket Raccoon series. It's gonna be a bunch of heist capers. I liked that his otter girlfriend came back. It was kind of wordy for a Rocket Raccoon comic. None of these things tend to last more than five issue or so. We shall see.
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #10
We finish up the Blackbird story line and the team wins the day, but now there's something going on with Oracle. What it it? Not sure, but there are pills involved.
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #20
Sarko has dug up the gauntlet that Hal Jordan used to create his ring out of pure willpower. Sarko wants the Sinestro Corps back to their former glory and will do anything to make that happen. Hal Jordan is coming for him and will stop at nothing to stop Sarko. Sarko does have something up his sleeve. This is a consistently good book that reminds me of the glory days of the original Green Lantern book.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6
The battle for Penn City continues as the JLA must defeat the weapons master, Aegeus and help a city that has been forgotten by the world at large. Can they defeat an enemy that gives people what they want and help them when the battle is over? I like this incarnation of the JLA. They have that street level cred and a need to fix problems beyond punching the villain in the face. I hope we get to keep this book around for a while.
WONDER WOMAN #22
Godwatch continues. It was fun seeing Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor bid for a date with Wonder Woman at a charity auction. Veronica Cale swoops in and saves the day and tries to get one step closer to finding Themscyria. I am a little sad knowing that this huge storyline will be over soon, but it will be nice to see what other people bring to Wonder Woman in the future.
BUG! THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #1
From DCs New Gods comes the adventures of Bug. I remember Bug. Those were great comics and he was an interesting character. Not a lot of origin to get in the way. Now he's back in a Young Animal book and it is awesome. Has that Kirby feel to it and Sandman is in it! Not the Neil Gaiman Sandman, the one that saves people from their nightmares. Nice introduction to a quirky character. Good book.
FUTURE QUEST #12
The story is over. The bad guy has been defeated. And the series ends. This has been one of the greatest comic books of the last year. I love that all my childhood cartoon favorites have been represented so well. I'm sad to see it go.
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #13
The only Hanna Barbera re imagining to get back number 12! The crew has to fight Velma's evil brother that looks a lot like Donald Trump. The ending makes me laugh because I'm sure a lot of people in the real world would like to see that happen. Also a bonus Scrappy Doo tale that brings him closer to Scooby and The Gang.
INVADER ZIM #19
It's bring your parents to school day! Zim brings his robot parents and the declare themselves as zoo keepers. Time to go to the weirdest zoo ever. I love that this book continues to give us the bizarre world of Invader Zim. It flows like the cartoon and makes me laugh out loud.
Ennay runs into another shaper and he has a small child in tow. Seems Ennay's friend is a little irresponsible and soon Ennay finds himself in more trouble than he could ever want. This book is so good and weird. I'm glad Martha said we should get it.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
SECRET WARRIORS #1
In the new abomination known as Secret Empire a team arises that stands against Hydra. The weirdest team in a very long time and they think they can do the job of setting things right. I believe that they can. We get Quake, Ms. Marvel, Karnak, Inferno and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. A world where there are two books with Devil Dinosaur in it is a world I want to live in, crossovers be damned. Don't know the writer or the artist, but that's not usually a bad thing. Looks good and the characters stay true to form.
So, yeah big week of books. Two new series and the ones that have been around for the long haul are doing just fine in my mind. Go read a comic book. They have them at Fanfare in Kalamazoo for 50 cents. Where else can you get entertainment that cheap?
Seeya next week.