chap22 wrote:and this may be true, but it'll be a damn shame; it's already so far above Countdown quality-wise that it's laughable, but i guess since it doesn't lead into the next "let's see how many heroes we can kill" worthless event crossover, it just won't sell
it really makes me wonder about the current state of the comic-book fanbase
Yep. I think Trinity is a blast, and has all sorts of potential to kick ass.
As to books this week, let's see:
Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge #1 (of 3)
: Geoff Johns does it again. The man continues to crank out quality comics, one after another. I am not a Flash expert by any means, and this book was just perfect. I have a feeling that if you really know your Flash-Fu, it probably spoke to you. And at the same time, someone like myself could read it, enjoy it. I'm not entirely sure about the art, but Kolins did a great job of capturing the expressions, feelings, and concerns of the characters.Grade: A-
: Excellence by Busiek, Nicieza, Bagley, Derenick, and Co. Each week I look at Trinity, and each week I enjoy the hell out of it. These are the characters I want to read about, and something really crazy is going on, and I can't wait to find out what it is. Grade: B+
Batgirl #1 (?)
: I thought this was a mini? Anyways ... It was ... ok. Massive amounts of exposition were understandable, considering the recent mess that has been Cass Cain. I'm not sure about the characterization of Dick, but I'm willing to see how it goes in the future issues. Calafiore's art was good, as usual. If this *is* an ongoing, though, I don't see a Beechen/Calafiore/Batgirl title surviving too long, frankly. Grade: C+
Birds of Prey #120
: I don't know what to think of this. BoP was one of the first books I started to collect when I began reading comics. Some of Gail's tpbs were the first I owned. This felt ... like an ok issue, but it didn't really grab me. I had some problems with the characterizations, but overall it was ok. Just ok. I do, like Chap, think Infinity has potential as a character though. I'll give this arc a chance. Grade: C+
Joker's Asylum: Poison Ivy
: Well, if it weren't for the Joker, this would have been an ok issue.
It's an interesting look at Ivy, at what makes her tick, and what kind of "person" she is. There is one line near the end that is especially chilling. I don't know Guillem March, but I enjoyed his mixture of stylized and natural art. Grade: B