Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Weekly Comics - April 8, 2009

The theme this week is disappointment. Four new number ones, all of them less than I'd hope for, although BPRD never disappoints, at least.

All-New Savage She-Hulk #1 (Well, it's different, that's for sure... it's a goofy concept played straight, and not as impressive as Van Lente's work in places like Scorpion or Incredible Hercules, but a few glimmers of potential, plus Van Lente's track record, means I'll give issue two a shot)

Batman: Battle for the Cowl #2 (Weirdly, the least disappointing Marvel/DC book I read this week. Maybe it's lower expectations, but Daniels is doing pretty good pot-boiler comics here, reminiscent of Chuck Dixon's work in the '90s. Just hope, and assume, that the cliffhanger is a fakeout, otherwise it's a waste of a really good character)

BPRD The Black Goddess #4 (Holy crap, but this book is awesome. Big giant apocalyptic battles on one-third, backstory on another, and a cool Johan solo story on the other)

Exiles #1 (A bit disappointing. A retread of the first issue of Winick's run in a lot of ways, with less instantly likable characters, and Espin's art is weak and uneven compared to his work on Incredible Herc.)

Green Lantern #39 (Solid opener to the Agent Orange story, but a bit of a letdown after the great Rage of the Red Lanterns arc)

Marvel Zombies 4 #1 (Pretty solid opener, although without Machine Man, it's not quite as much fun as the last one)

Superman: World of New Krypton #2 (It's not bad, but the intricacies of New Krypton are all a little bit goofy, and yet played so seriously)

War of Kings: Ascension #1 (Abnett & Lanning team up to give Darkhawk an upgrade... or maybe more than that. Intriguing, not as good as their Nova work, but intriguing)

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