Thursday, August 12, 2010

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Crunch Crunch Bort 2. August 12, 2010 Posted by Mookie
After yesterday's introspective angst I had to break out and be silly. Can't have too much of the "anksty" in what's supposed to be a string of lighter stories, after all.

I picked up a bunch of new comic books yesterday and many of them were good, but I feel like a few are really worth mentioning.

J. Michael Straczynski's take on Superman so far has been everything I've been missing about the Man of Steel since that "New Krypton" crap was going on. I feel that anyone who's really a fan of Superman doesn't like him because he's invulnerable and super strong. Nowadays those powers aren't really that special or unique to him. Fans of Superman like him for his compassion and heart, and that's what Straczynski is doing with Supes right now. We're only two issues into his run, but I'm already loving it.

Justice League: Generation Lost seems to have come out of nowhere as a surprisingly good read. The assembled team of the "new" Justice League International is a fantastic team of misfits and old favorites. I never get tired of Blue Beetle and reading Rocket Red's dialogue out loud to yourself in a Russian accent makes it all the more entertaining. This is a bi-weekly book so it's coming out rapidly, so jump on board while you still can!

If you love interdimensional battles, cosmic-powered heroes and Lovecraftian horrors, then The Thanos Imperative is going to make you very happy.

I was very, very surprised with the ending of the newest issue of The Incredible Hulk, where he has a showdown with his alien son (loooong story). Wonderfully crafted, expertly paced and an ending that is quite unlike many other "good" conclusions to stories about the Hulk.

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