QUICK REVIEWS FOR COMICS DUE 09-30-09
By John Judy
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #607 by Joe Kelly and Mike McKone. Dear Spidey, It's actually pretty great if a Black Cat crosses your path. Just don't marry her…
ASTRO CITY: ASTRA SPECIAL #1 of 2 by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson. Little hopscotch playing Astra of the First Family graduates college! Now it's time for a road trip as only super-heroes can do it!
BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE #2 of 6 by Kevin Smith and Walter Flanagan. An issue of a Kevin Smith mini-series appears to have shipped on time. In related news, Satan needs a pair of ice skates.
BOOK OF GENESIS ILLUSTRATED HC by Robert Crumb. Yes, you will go to Hell if you read this. Me first! Highly recommended.
BOYS: HEROGASM #5 of 6 by Garth Ennis and John McCrea. It's the best awards show ever: The Supies, celebrating the outstanding achievements of your favorite corporate-controlled heroes! And isn't Neil Patrick Harris doing a fabulous job at the mic? Not for kids.
GREEN LANTERN #46 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke. Mongul and Sinestro battle for control of the Yellow Lantern gang, which is sort "deck chairs on the Titanic" when you've got the Black Lanterns gunning to kill everyone in the universe. Recommended.
HULK #15 by Jeph Loeb and Ian Churchill. The Red Hulk hijinks continue as different characters try to figure out who he is and long-time fans try to figure out WHY he is.
ICON: A HERO'S WELCOME SC by Dwayne McDuffie and M.D. Bright. Collecting the first eight issues of ICON, Milestone Comics' original black Superman from 1992! Highly recommended.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 80-PAGE GIANT #1 by Many, Many People. The JLA fights all kinds of people all across the timestream. That's it really.
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #31 by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and Jesus Merino. Magog and Wildcat duke it out while a dirty traitor in the ranks stands revealed!
MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN #5 by Fred Van Lente and Wellinton Alves. Meet the Zombie Avengers. Hopefully this is now out of everyone's system. "Or is it..?"
PREVIEWS by Marvel and Diamond Comics. Featuring lots of your favorite characters sitting in sleighs with Santa suits over their spandex!
THOR #603 by J. Michael Straczynski and Marko Djurdjevic. Dear Loki, God(dess) of Mischief, Manipulating and generally screwing with Thor, Balder and your fellow Asgardians is, let's face it, pretty easy. Not a lot of brains under the stylish headgear. Doctor Doom, however….
THUNDERBOLTS #136 by Rick Remender and Mahmud A. Asrar. Norman Osborn has somehow co-opted Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Heroes for Hire, into his employ. Because he is clever, that one.
TROTSKY HC written and drawn by Rick Geary. A graphic biography of Stalin's arch-nemesis, and it ain't Hitler. Two pick-axes up! Recommended!
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #5 by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney. Wolvie and the Adamantium Men, the final round! Guess whose name isn't on the cover, kids? Recommended.
WONDER WOMAN #36 by Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti. The Olympian gods send Achilles to take Wonder Woman's place! Let's hope WW finally breaks a heel.
X-FACTOR #49 by Peter David and Valentine DeLandro. Cortex, Madrox's evil cyborg twin from the future…. Oh nevermind. I'm pretty sure Peter David lost a bet.