Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Comic bookery! Again! July 22, 2010 Posted by Mookie
Apparently "weedle" is the name of a Pokemon.
I did not know that.
Oh well. It's not like I named them "pikachus."

Picked up a couple of new comic books yesterday.
Here are a couple of my favorites.

I like the old school, retro feel of Time Masters: Vanishing Point. Maybe I'm a nerd for time travel. Maybe I'm a little gay for Rip Hunter. Maybe both.

The new creative team behind Power Girl is good, even though I desperately miss the team of Palmiotti & Conner. The snappy writing and sharp artwork of Winick and Basri gives me hope that this series isn't going anywhere.

I'm loving the new Thunderbolts roster, even though I desperately miss Radioactive Man and Speedball/Penance. Man-Thing's role strangely works and Luke Cage is a solid leader, but I don't know how I feel about Songbird's new haircut. I hope that remains my biggest complaint about this series because it's about time there was a likable roster.

The new Deadpool cracked me up. Again. Maybe I'm a nerd for the merc with a mouth. Maybe I'm a little gay for Daniel Way. Maybe both.

I like Brightest Day. A lot. However, somehow I get the feeling that in the attempt to make it not "all bright and shiny" they introduced more gruesome villains and horrific murder than anything during Blackest Night. That being said, it's still good to see Aquaman, Martian Manhunter and Hawkman & Hawkgirl back among the living. Even if things are more disturbing because of it.

The Prince of Power mini-series is rocking my socks off. I was a big mythology nerd as a kid and seeing Amadeus Cho (one of the more unique new heroes to come along in a long time) take on avatars and gods from different pantheons gives me a solid nerd-gasm. His defeat of Sekhmet still has me laughing.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.