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Chappy’s Blue Plate Specials — 7/16/08 — Le Spoils

another all-DC lunchtime spread, as I’m saving Captain America for when I can get home and savor it.. Appetizer: Batman & the Outsiders 9 — this book remains nothing particularly special yet is still one of my favorite DC books just b/c it’s got such an old-school flavor; Dixon knows what he’s doing, and always delivers [...]

another all-DC lunchtime spread, as I’m saving Captain America for when I can get home and savor it..

Appetizer:
Batman & the Outsiders 9 — this book remains nothing particularly special yet is still one of my favorite DC books just b/c it’s got such an old-school flavor; Dixon knows what he’s doing, and always delivers an enjoyable read, and he will be missed; lots of little characterization moments (Katana and Batgirl’s conversation regarding family, and Metamorpho’s incognito outfit, courtesy of Green Arrow, are real treats), quick-moving (even though little really happened this issue other than exposition of plot advancement/explanation), and every character has a unique voice; as for the story, we discover the space gun has drilled a cavern into the moon, the whole thing’s being run by some alien monsters, and Looker’s still a hot telepathic vampire; great art, fun dialogue, story’s still a bit thin; liked it

Entree:

Trinity 7 — i continue to love this book; one villain is brought into the fold and another is revealed to be involved (or soon will be); Bags gets to rock Hawkman and Nightwing this issue, as Batman figures out a connection between the Trinity’s dreams, the “creation energy” floating above metopolis, the kidnappings, the art thefts, and the everchanging symbol branded to Wondy’s back; Morgaine and Enigma enlist Despero; and in the back-up, we get a history lesson and learn that the JLA’s getting the wool pulled on ‘em, as all is not well with Krona’s Cosmic Egg; loved it

Dessert:
Rogues’ Revenge 1 — man, I’ve missed Johns & Kolins on Flash; Cold, Heat Wave, Mirror Master and Weather Wizard return to Keystone, decide to hang it up, and tell Libra to piss up a rope; Chyre, Morillo and lady Zolomon discuss Bart’s death and get a visit from Piper, who reveals he and Trickster were trying to double-ross the rogues for the feds back in Bart’s run; Iris gets a quick lightning visit; and Zoom revives Inertia, telling him he’s going to make him the new Kid Flash; the Rogues decide they’ve got one more good reason to come out of retirement: revenge on Inertia; best of the 3

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Posted originally: 2008-07-16 16:39:35
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