Friday, August 26, 2011

This Week's Comics in 20 words

I'm starting something new, with quick reviews of books from each week in 20 words or less, hopefully bringing up some discussion on key aspects of these books as well as hopefully without spoiling too much. So, here is what happened in comics this week:

  • Action Comics #904: Superman gets to help a stranded alien (again) and Grounded gets yet another unnecessary epilogue. C-
  • Batman Incorporated #8: Bruce Wayne's Internet 3.0 hurt my eyes and took the Batman Inc story off rail a little bit. C
  • The Bionic Man #1: Intriguing start to an origin story that already has an evil bionic man in it. Cool. B+
  • Chew #20: A slow start through a bad trip quickly speeds up to an awesome nail-biting conclusion. A
  • FF #8: Doom wins team player award (and possibly the reins of FF after Fantastic Four 600?). A-
  • Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #3: Does this change the meaning of "Everything will change in a Flash"? (as in a singular Flash). C+
  • Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #3: Another meh tie-in comes to an end but ends with a boom. C-
  • Flashpoint: Project Superman #3: Great story arc with an OK ending that raises expectations for Kal's involvement in Flashpoint 5. B+
  • Kick-Ass 2 #3: Millar makes up for delays with unfathomable violence (WTF?) and the reincorporation of two favorite characters into the story. B+
  • Superman Beyond #0: Superman was not gone long enough to be missed. Will this book be among the "new 52" in 2012? C+
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1: Not much happens, but worth at least a browse with one of the original creators at the helm. B-
  • Ultimates #1: Nick Fury has a bad day at the office in one of the best books this week. A
  • Wolverine #14: The twists in this book bring Logan to his knees and will make you reread the last issues again. A-

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