Thursday, October 18, 2007

more great comics!

This week had a higher than usual ratio of good to bad superhero comics and the following are amongst my favorites:
This month's Catwoman and last month's written my Will Pfeier and drawn by David Lopex and Alivaro Lopex were especially good issues for a title that's fairly consistant. Having heard about a new direction for Catwoman from some future issue solicitations, I was worried that they were going to go to a dumb place with Selina's daughter, but I was happy with how this issue was resolved.

Birds of Prey
is another constistantly entertaining superhero book (even post Gail Simone). Tony Bedard has written the last couple and Sean McKeever is coming on board soon so it should remain solid. Most issues are drawn by Nicola Scott (and she knocked Gail Simone's last issue #108 out of the ball park!), but other artists have also been good on this title. This week's Birds of Prey #111, focused on Oracle who had a meeting of sorts with the Calculator (a villain) and is a good done in one issue that takes place at a computer convention. Lots of fun bits and Barbara Gordon (Oracle) is used to great effect.
>Brave and the Bold by Mark Waid and George Perez featured Wonder Woman and Power Girl so with this title, Catwoman, and Birds of Prey, those who like to see strong female superhero characters were doing pretty good. Brave and the Bold is another consistantly well done superhero title where you can just tell that the creative teams are paying attention to storylines that have happened in the past, but yet aren't inaccessible to new readers.

This is Dwayne McDuffie's third Justice League of America issue (counting the Wedding Special) and for me this is the issue where he starts bringing in his good writing chops he displayed on the cartoon Justice League Unlimited. Some of the art is a little too cheesy, but the story of the new Injustice League up against the Justice League is really getting ramped up and the pacing of this title looks to be back on the upswing after what I thought was largely not previous writer Brad Meltzer's finest hour (his 14 issue run would have made a better, tighter six issue story).

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!