It's that time again, my friends. New comic books came out yesterday, so here's a glance at what I picked up.
The first title I actually want to talk about came out last week, but I didn't get a chance to sing its praises because I shipped off to Otakon. The All-New Atom
is a fantastic read and contains some great comic book superscience. The new scientist who has taken the mantle of The Atom is a great character, and so are his "mad scientist" cohorts. It's only two issues into the series, so be sure to pick this one up. It's a lot of fun.
I decided to give a new mini-series a try this week. Martian Manhunter
is getting his own limited series, and so far it looks pretty awesome. It helps to have read the teaser story in Brave New World
to really understand what's going on, but even if you haven't it's a pretty solid alien story. I was very pleased with issue one and I'm curious to see what limits the normally passive J'onn J'onzz will be pushed to.
The Incredible Hulk
is continuing to impress me with its epic storyarc, Planet Hulk.
It's amazing how the momentum hasn't faltered once with this whole tale, and it just keeps rolling in the newest issue. Everything on the war-torn planet is going straight to hell, and The Hulk seems to be at the helm. Between the prophecies, crazed emperors, rebellions and transformations in this issue, things just keep getting cooler.
The newest issue of Superman
was quite enjoyable. Even the Man of Steel has awkward moments with ex-girlfriends. I thought this issue suffered a little from too much "standing around and talking about stuff," but that didn't stop me from enjoying the appearance of the mysterious Subjekt 17 and the sorcerous Arion. Am I a sucker for magic types? Yeah.
And last but not least, it's week fourteen of the stellar 52.
Just for the record, last week's installment was nothing less than heartbreaking. Read it. This week we visit the partying streets of Kahndaq and the laboratory of Doctor Magnus. The intrigue is really building up, and I'm curious to see just what the connection is between the disappearing mad scientists, Intergang, Kahndaq, the ressurrection cult and Lex Luthor's sinister plan. "Tell me today's not Wednesday." *chuckle*
I said I'd have Otakon pics and a con report up today, but I changed my mind. I'll put them up tomorrow along with a massive update to the Fan Art pages.
Might as well start the weekend with a bang, right?