Thursday, November 9, 2006


Comic Bookery and Fan Artery! November 9, 2006 Posted by Mookie
First and foremost, my friends, is the massive update to the Fan Art pages! There's tons of great work to be seen, which includes all the submissions from when I was asking for Oni-Con filler art. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get all this amazing work shown, but better late than never.

Now then, on to the new comics I bought this week...

We'll start with the one I was surprisingly disappointed in, Superman #657, which apparently sets up a big upcoming storyarc. What disappointed me about this issue was that it felt as though it was perpetuating every stereotype that's hounded Superman lately... that he's a big, dumb idiot who rushes into things with and causes more problems. Then again, the narrator is an arrogant Atlantean sorcerer who doesn't seem to like Supes to begin with. We'll see where this goes, but I guess I was expecting something a little less "Superman is stupid!"

Tales of the Unexpected #2 is a gruesome horror book and I'm currently liking it that way. The mystery in the slums is getting deeper, dirtier and uglier... and The Spectre is killing those guilty in equally ugly ways. In sharp contrast is the surprisingly entertaining adventure of the skeptical Doctor Thirteen. "You goths take your roleplaying games way too far." Hee hee.

The conspiracy against the last Martians continues in Martian Manhunter #4. Really, I always knew J'onn J'onzz was bad ass, but now he's really shining in the spotlight. And by the time this issue is over, you just have the feeling he's really going to show off his stuff next month.

I do so love it when a good writer gets his hands on Doctor Strange, and Doctor Strange: The Oath #2 showcases just how great a character he is. Even with all the magical mystery surrounding this story, my favorite part of this issue dealt with Strange's past as an arrogant schmuck. The Doc, Wong, and newcomer Night Nurse are all charming in this mini-series and so far I highly recommend this one.

And finally, it's week twenty-seven of the amazing 52. This is a tragic issue, folks, with trouble coming for The Question and a heartbreaking scene involving Ralph Dibny and his wife's killer. Oh yeah, and Skeets is still a dick. This weekly book gets better and better every time I read it. If you're not reading this by now, then you're just not listening to me, are you?

That's all from me for now!