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Sunday, August 01, 2004
Witching #4: Pete owes me big time. This is quite possibly one of the worst comics of all time. We're talking SkateMan bad.
X-Statix #25: Probably good to end this now, they weren't going to top the naked men with medical conditions fight issue.
Justice League Elite #1: What just happened here? No, I mean seriously, what the hell happened in this book? If I'm reading it correctly they all just faked their deaths in order to make the guys who are recruiting assassins think tht they're dead. Was there a point to that?
JLA #102: I don't know which was more annoying--that the "super-heroes cry too" arc is still continuing or the stupidly out of place "check your smoke alarms batteries" PSA.
4 #8: Reed and Namor fight over Sue. That's an original plot for a FF comic.
Astonishing X-Men #3: Gee, what a surprise...the geneticist is in league with the villain. The villain has a mad-on for the X-Men because of something that happened in the past that no one bothered to tell us about until now. And the cure has some horrible secret behind it. Whedon is certainly breaking new ground on this title and taking the X-Men into directions they've never been taken before.
At least it looks pretty.
Ultimate Fantastic Four #9: Reed's powers are useless in combat. But we knew that already.
Hawkman #30: Wait...the Martian Manhunter is the killer?
Conan #6: Well, that was depressing.
Losers #14: So, the plot was just sort of "on hold" for two months.
Caper #10: I can already tell that this last storyline isn't meaty enough to support four issues.
Adventures of Superman #630: And filling an issue with in-jokes and cryptic foreshadowing immediatly moves the title into my "on probation" list.
DC Comics Presents: Green Lantern: Azzarello's story was brilliant. If you can't enjoy a story featuring Gorilla Grodd in drag, why are you even reading super-hero books?
Yuggoth Creatures #1: Johnston crafts some nice little Lovecraft pastiches here. Worth checking out if you're into that sort of thing.
CatWoman #33: It's mostly a filler issue, but it's a nice little introduction to the character and her status-quo. Looks like DC was expecting the movie to steer some people towards the comic. So, it was smart to release a new-reader friendly issue at the same time as the movie.
Batman #630: Well, that was a let-down.
Outsiders #14: I like the colors over pencils look, but I guess I'm alone in that.
Wonder Woman #206: I sometimes get the feeling I'm the only person who actually likes Rucka's take on Wonder Woman.
Plastic Man #8: All the people who have been complaining about this book because they somehow think a funny Plastic Man book is "inappropriate" must have been truly incensed at the digs at other creator's versions of Plas here.
DC Comics Presents: Hawkman: Honest reaction--this was even worse than the Batman issue, and that was pretty awful.
Witching #2: Strong first issue. Bit of a let-down here.
Ex-Machina #2: A good illustration of how super-hero books don't have to be stupid.
Demo #8: A very haunting and cryptic story which continues the over-all excellence of the series.
Jane's World #14: A welcome antidote to fake-lesbian, over-rated, over-hyped books that get far more attention than they deserve. And it's funny.
Planetary #20: Brilliant, as always.
Seaguy #3: Morrison packs more meaning into that one wink than most writers do in their entire "trade-ready" six-issue arcs.
New Frontier #5: It's good. It's very good. But I'm starting to feel like this is a five-issue story.
JLA: Another Nail #3: And on the other end of the scale, this was definatly a four issue series compressed to three, with some subsequent clarity loss. In the end, things just sort of happen, and there doesn't seem to be a lot of reason to it.