QUICK REVIEWS FOR COMICS DUE 11-25-09
By John Judy
And this week we are thankful for…
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #613 by Mark Waid and Paul Azaceta. OK, I gotta admit Waid has completely won me over with Electro taking on the Wall Street thieves. Let's get Electro his own monthly title, stat! Recommended.
ARCHIE #603 by Michael Uslan and Stan Goldberg. In which we find out what would have happened if Archie had married Betty as God intended. Veronica who?
BLACKEST NIGHT #5 of 8 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis. Finally the Big Bad behind the Black Lanterns is revealed! It's Nekron! You remember him! C'mon, at least it wasn't Darkseid again. Recommended.
THE BOYS, VOL. 5: HEROGASM SC by Garth Ennis and John McCrea. In which we learn what the supes do to blow off steam. Absolutely not for kids.
CHEW #6 by John Layman and Rob Guillory. Presenting the further adventures of Comicdom's first cannibal clairvoyant, the FDA's own Agent Tony Chu! This time up it's international cuisine! Recommended.
CHEW, VOL.1 SC by John Layman and Rob Guillory. Collecting issues 1-5 of this twisted, amazing series about a man who gains psychic impressions from everything he eats. Recommended.
CRIMINAL: SINNERS #2 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Tracy Lawless has his assignment: Find the person who's whacking mobsters and try not to get whacked himself. Just another tricky day… Highly recommended.
DETECTIVE COMICS #859 by Greg Rucka, JH Williams III and Cully Hamner. The origin of Batwoman continues while the Question hooks up with the Huntress! This book! Ya gotta love this book!
GOON #33 written and drawn by Eric Powell. "Poop potato!" Highly recommended.
GREEN LANTERN #48 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke. The War of Light keeps blazing away. Talk about colors clashing! Recommended.
HULK #17 by Jeph Loeb and Ian Churchill. Red Hulk smash! And repeat…
IMAGE UNITED #1 of 6 by Robert Kirkman and the Image Boys. The founders of Image Comics all draw their characters teaming up to fight a Bad Thing. Featuring six variant covers to remind you of the good old days that made Image the most beloved company of fans and retailers alike.
IMMORTAL WEAPONS #5 of 5 by Dave Lapham and Arturo Lozzi. He's the guy even the other Immortal Weapons fear and revere. He's John Aman, the Prince of Orphans, the Green Mist of Death, the Amazing-Man. But what's his real story?
INCOGNITO SC by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Collecting the mini-series that asked "What would it be like if Mr. Incredible was a bad guy?"
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #20 by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca. Tony Stark is virtually brain-dead and not just from a wild night on the town. Can even his old pal Thor pull him out of this one?
JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #5 of 7 by James Robinson and Mauro Cascioli. Prometheus gets his due but not in time to save one of the team.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #39 by James Robinson and Mark Bagley. Black Lantern Doctor Light is back from the grave and not liking any of this.
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #33 by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and Jesus Merino. There's a traitor in the JSA! Family meeting!
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DEATHLOK VOL.1 HC by Doug Moench, Bill Mantlo and Rich Buckler. Collecting the seventies adventures and origin of Marvel's first, great killer cyborg from the future, Deathlok the Demolisher. Steve Austin he was not.
NEW AVENGERS #59 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen. Spider-Woman and Spider-Man share an adventure. Because you can never get too much Spider-Woman in a given month. Watch your back, Wolverine.
NORTHLANDERS #22 by Brian Wood and Leandro Fernandez. Hilda the plague widow must find a way to survive in a Viking community that has taken drastic steps to survive the disease ravaging their village. And you thought waiting in line for swine flu vaccine was tough!
PREVIEWS by Marvel and Diamond Comics. See what 2010 has in store comics-wise!
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING, VOL. 2 HC by Alan Moore and Various Artists. Collecting issues 28-34, plus the second annual of the book that introduced Alan Moore to America. Too bad it didn't work out. Highly recommended.
SHADE THE CHANGING MAN, VOL. 2: EDGE OF VISION SC by Peter Milligan and Various Artists. Collecting issues 7-13 of this mind-bending eighties series about a man who falls to Earth and into the body of an executed serial killer who doesn't want to stay dead. Recommended.
SUPERMAN #694 by James Robinson and Javier Pina. Mon-El's back and Bizarro's getting' smacked! Bam!
SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #3 of 6 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Mr. Kent goes to Metropolis. Recommended.
THOR GIANT SIZE FINALE by J. Michael Straczynski and Marko Djurdjevic. Earthbound gods, Oklahomans, and Doctor Doom all come crashing together for this epic finale to JMS's revival of Marvel's classic character. Gotta look!
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #4 by Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco. Everybody fights, ultimate-style! May contain words.
UNCANNY X-MEN #517 by Matt Fraction and Greg Land. Magneto's back so you know there's gonna be a dust-up!
WONDER WOMAN #33 by Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti. Wonder Woman in prison! I'll be in my bunk….
And finally the set is complete! Green and Red Lantern power rings! Beware their power!