Thursday, September 21, 2006


Comic Book Day! Hooray! September 21, 2006 Posted by Mookie
Yesterday I bought new comic books.
Today I'm going to tell you what I bought and what I thought of them.

The fourth issue of The Flash continues to build on this title's momentum. No pun intended. The secret of the Speed Force is revealed, a new super-villain is taking shape and an old Flash foe makes a return. Nothing earth-shattering or ground-breaking here, just an entertaining read worth the money spent.

Ghost Rider was the first comic book I ever collected. So I was thrilled to hear that he was getting his own ongoing title again, and it was being drawn by the same artist from when I was a kid. The third issue of the new series features one of my all-time favorite superheroes, too! Doctor Strange! This issue had hellfire, mysticism, diabolical gore and the return of the Penance Stare! I'm totally geeking out over this one.

If you're not reading Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E you are really missing out on a good laugh. I have never, ever laughed out loud so much as I do when I read this ridiculous comic book. Page one of issue eight had me giggling in the comic book store. I highly recommend this one. Who knew the Mindless Ones could be so adorable?

In the latest issue of Superman we are treated to some history behind the mysterious Subjekt 17, Supes' latest foe and one that can kick him around something awful. Stick an Atlantean sorcerer in there and you've not only got a pretty badass brawl but an intriguing cliffhanger. If you like old-fashioned superheroics and values, Superman is the title for you.

Finally! Shadowpact is at long last picking up the momentum I had been so hoping for since its first issue. In this issue the team has to deal with the very non-magical ramifications of being missing for one year. Like having to find new apartments and buy new cars. Good character stuff here as well as some long-term setups being put into motion. I'd like to add, on a personal note, that it was good to see Ragman get some time in the spotlight. He's my favorite.

And last but not least, it's week twenty of the wonderful 52. While it was hard to follow up last week's mind-blowing revelation, this week had some more intrigue. What was Supernova doing in the Batcave? What's Lex Luthor up to? It should be noted that I find the entire concept of "Archbishop Lobo" very funny. Thankfully, it's meant to be funny.

Oh, I guess I should mention that I'm kinda-sorta following Civil War, if only by just flipping through the newest issues in the store. I thought "Thor's" return was pretty lame. 'Nuff said.