Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Comic bookery ahoy! September 24, 2009 Posted by Mookie
Lots of good comics came out yesterday.
Lots of comic bookery to talk about.

First of all, I'm very sad that Wednesday Comics is over. Twelve weeks, twelve issues, one-page stories that really captured the feeling of old-school newspaper weeklies. My favorite stories were those that featured Batman, Superman, Hawkman, and my two absolute favorites, Supergirl and Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth. This was a great experiment and I hope DC decides to do this again. If a collected edition of this comes out (or if you can find all twelve issues at your local comic shop) I highly recommend picking it up.

Superman: Secret Origin kicked off to a great start. I love Superman. I love it when he's written well. I love it when he's drawn well. The writer/artist team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank nailed it in this first issue. Seeing Clark deal with his inexplicable alienation and difficulties of being hopelessly different from everyone as a child is really touching, as is his parents' initial hesitation to tell him the truth of his birth. I have high hopes for this mini-series.

In even more Superman goodness, Blackest Night: Superman was one hell of a brawl. Watching Kal-El go up against Kal-L, seeing the full range of the emotional spectrum glowing through Superman's body (without looking ridiculous), the "return" of Psycho Pirate... and who knew Martha Kent wanted to kick so much ass? Thumbs-up on this title, too.

Detective Comics featuring Batwoman continues to artistically blow me away. If you like the different layouts I've done here when Dominic has a vision, you'll love this title. The fight scene alone between Batwoman and High Madame Alice gave me an artgasm. I cannot say enough good things about how great this book looks.

Tomorrow I'll talk about two big crossover events in comics that are driving me bonkers, why I think they've gone on way too long, and why I don't think I'm a hypocrite for saying so even though The March Across Maltak has been going on since January.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out!