misac's off-line, so he can post 'em to the front page later, but here they are if you can't wait that long:
This week, since I'm so late with these, a full six-course meal for your review/spoiler enjoyment!
Superman 680 -- probably my last issue of this title for a while (I'm just burned out on the S-books, and adding Supergirl to the mix just adds to my malaise), but if so, it was a fun issue to go out on; Krypto gives Atlas hell long enough for Supes to recover, go enlist the services of Zatara (Zee's teenage cousin, not dear ol' dead dad), and come back and beat the titan of yore; the fight was rather anti-climactic, and the writing just really wasn't as good as I've come to expect from Robinson, but the art was great, the interaction between Supes & Zatara was quite fun, and the unrepentant dog-lover in me absolutely adored every single panel that featured Krypto; good boy in-DEED; liked it
Teen Titans 63 -- I can't get a real read on Bombshell, whether McKeever plans on keeping her an enemy or trying to rehab her into a team member, but I'll admit I don't like her as a character, so her part in this story leaves me cold; the Cassie/Ares/Ares's kid stuff is only slightly more engaging; I love what McKeever's done on this book so far, and I like Barrows' art, but this issue was a let-down after a string of what I thought were 1st-rate entries; not bad per se, just mediocre
Captain America 42 -- I don't know how I really anticipated this (truthfully) 42-issue epic to finally end, but I guess that I should've expected a bit of a let-down all along; Bru just made it so good for so long that I hoped for fantastic, and what I got instead was...not; Skull's plot basically ends up self-foiling, I still don't know what the hell all the stuff they got from Doom ended up being, Bucky beats Sin basically by getting himself shot with a missile launcher and letting the government clean it up, Sharon kills Lukin, the former '50s Cap takes out Arnim's body and escapes, and the Skull's personality ends up transplanted into one of Zola's TV screen-face-bellied clones; whoopee...; art was great, story was a whimper where I hoped for a bang; good, yet still ultimately unsatisfying
Trinity 17 -- I freely admit it, I LOVE this book; art, plot, dialogue, characterization, the whole shebang; this issue, Morgaine & Co. win, the whole world changes, and in the backup, we finally get some background on Konvikt like I hoped we would, fleshing the big guy out and showing us he may actually be sympathetic; I can't wait until next week so we can see exactlywhat changes the evil Trinity's plan has wrought; palate-cleansingly good
Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall & the Death Queen of California -- Swierczynski definitely has a different feel from Bru & Fraction, but he is a worthy succesor in his own right; this one-shot was pure unadulterated pulpy noir fun, mixing hard-boiled Hollywood mystery with K'un-L'un mysticism, bullets and babes and detective work and cults and movie "stars"; think Chinatown and L.A. Confidential mixed with Kung Fu, with Orson Randall in a starring role; LOVED it
Madame Xanadu 4 -- the more I read of this book, the more I'm starting to enjoy it; this issue, Madame X and Marco Polo save Kublai Khan's favorite consort from a rape/murder, Marco becomes a bit of a Green Lantern (my favorite bit in this title so far have been how Wagner slyly and subtly tie these Vertigo happenings into actual DC characters/continuity), the Madame gets a spark of her magic back and gets a bit randy, the Phantom Stranger escapes her and the Khan (but takes her with him for a short way), and we leave with Madame X alone in the desert; the stories are fun, Hadley's art is sumptuous, and I'm really digging this look at the mysterious lady's past and origins; really liked it
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