Sorry for the delay; late lunch, early supper, whatever…getcher Specials while they’re hot!
Immortal Iron Fist #18 — Sweirczynski continues to follow well in Bru & Fraction’s footsteps, as he continues the story of Fist and his new arch-nemesis/bane; the death of a previous Fist, a big fight scene, help from the H4H buds, a look at Davos in his new role, a peek at more of Orson’s past, and a threat to Danny’s new kids’ karate dojo; fast-moving and fun, my only problem remains that Travel Foreman’s art is hideous; loved the story, hated the art.
Justice Society of America #18 — Christ, Johns, why did it take you so long to finally crank this book up? THIS is more like it…we begin to see that all Gog’s gifts aren’t so beneficial, we see the team begin to split, Damage ask for a date (and no, Nacireman, it ain’t Liberty Belle, as I’ve told you for over a year it wouldn’t be), a peek at Power Girl on E-2, a hero’s death and resurrection, and set-up for a huge inter-team slobber-knocker over the rest of this arc; packed with goodness both story and art (although I really just don’t like Eaglesham’s Jay, everything else is gorgeous); LOVED it.
FC : Rogues’ Revenge #2 — And yet, JSA still wasn’t the best of the lot; this book was tremendous; the Rogues find their tailor Gambi beaten near to death, and get called out by the “new” Rogues (who got stolen Rogue weaponry etc from the Penguin during Gotham Underground), who tell Cold they’ve got his dad and threaten to kill him and the other Rogues’ families if they don’t join Libra; to which the Rogues immediately track them down and kill every last one of them as you or I might swat a fly, and Cold also has Heat Wave kill his father; Zoom trains Inertia and Piper tracks them down; Iris says she knows Barry’s back; Libra’s pissed and tells Grodd he needs the Rogues (he needs all villains who “know” the Flashes b/c, like in every Crisis, they’re the key to upsetting evil’s plans), and we cliffhang with Libra holding Weather Wizard’s kid, threatening to kill him if the Rogues don’t play ball; hard-hitting story and terrific art from Kolins; best of the bunch.
Posted originally: 2008-08-27 17:28:52