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Cleaning the Plate for 9/2/09

Written by Brian Burchette on Monday, September 07 2009 and posted in Reviews

An all DC week! {nomultithumb}





magog1.jpgMagog #1

It’s great when I’m pleasantly surprised by a first issue when I wasn’t expecting to like it. The character of Magog was introduced during Geoff Johns second run of Justice Society of America. I wasn’t overwhelmed by the character at all, but the first issue of his own series shows some great potential for character development. Giffen also brings up the question of why Earth’s heroes can fly to other countries and change their way of life, yet still allow atrocities in our own third world countries to go unchecked. If this is the theme that is going to run through this book; I’m in it for the long haul. This is really worth checking out!  My Score: B+



fc-run5.jpgFinal Crisis Aftermath: Run #5

Of all the FC Aftermath books, this is my favorite and as it winds down Sturges and crew are cranking up the heat. With John Stewart, Red Tornado, and Firestorm finally catching up to the man who murdered The Martian Manhunter, Sturges turns the tables by bringing us a last page that puts the life of our main character in serious question. The Human Flame has either been snuffed, or is about to become a grade A villain for the Justice League – I’m hoping for the latter. What I enjoy most about this book is the fact that you can’t help but laugh at the bitter humor that runs through it. My Score: B+



Supergirl Annual #1supergirlannual1.jpg

The little series that nobody thought could – has, and to prove it DC has brought out its first Annual for Supergirl. Although not a great jumping on point for anyone unfamiliar with what is going on in the world of Superman right now, but if you are following the major events in the various titles, this is another great stepping stone in what is really one of the best Superman stories in years. As an extra bonus we also get shown the origin of Superwoman... and what comes next... My Score: B



jla-cryforjustice3.jpgJustice League: Cry for Justice #3

Art is great. Story is weak. Really weak. I hate that fact since I’m such a big fan of James Robinson and love the actual line-up of this team. Green Lantern and Green Arrow are the perfect buddies and the return of Ray Palmer should be something to rejoice. Add the alien Starman (whom Robinson did such an amazing job with in the Starman series) as well as Supergirl and the new Shazam, and this screams top quality entertainment. Unfortunately so far the only thing worth getting this book for is the amazing art of Mauro Cascioli. I hope when Robinson takes over the regular League book he can pull it together a bit better. My Score: C-


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