Saturday, January 3, 2009

Comic Book Reviews for the Week of Dec. 3, 2008 (On-Going Series)

Amazing Spider-Man #579

So now there’s mystery surrounding JJJ and his dad. And really, without being webbed up, did anyone actually expect the Shocker to stick around once they found safety? Waid’s first arc was decent, but pretty standard. We had a classic villain show up, we had Spidey defy the odds, and we had the introduction of a new character. Check, check, and check.

Criminal #7

Well, Mr. Brubaker took me by surprise with the end of this issue. And he showed us how everything worked out, too. I also like that Jacob didn’t get off scott free. Although, I guess you could say it’s poetic justice. It looks like everyone got what they deserved.

Justice Society of America #21

That was a pretty short issue and a pretty quick reversal by Gog’s followers. I would think there would be more anger toward Gog by the JSAers that followed him, or at least some pleading with him. But no, they went right to the fighting. More Kingdom Come-age, we saw Alan in his KC armor, and it looks like Jay was turned into the KC Flash. I wonder if that’ll be permanent. We’ll finally get to the conclusion next month. I hope that doesn’t mean it’ll be the last Alex Ross cover. I’ve been enjoying them.

New Avengers #47

I like what Bendis has done in New Avengers and Mighty Avengers, showing us events in the past that set up the Secret Invasion. This issue shows some key points in the blossoming relationship between Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. It ends with the two realizing that Skrull Jarvis has taken their baby. I would NOT want to be Skrull Jarvis when they find him. Of course, the baby is a Skrull too, right?

Sir Apropos of Nothing #2

Let’s see how many of the reference I can get: Chicken Little, Wizard of Oz, Bart Simpson, The Spirit (?), The Beatles, Snoopy and Charlie Brown, Thor, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, Zorro, The Hulk, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Who, Don Quixote, Peter Pan and Wendy, The Gunslinger, Fallen Angel, Popeye, Wizard of Oz again, Wolfman (?), Mutant Enemy, Bella Lugosi, and last but not least The Wizard of Oz yet again. David sure does like throwing all this crap in there. Of course, I still found it funny.

The Boys #25

This issue is more cryptic than anything. Hughie meets Godolkin and plants a bunch of bugs in the G-Men’s house and learns that Nubia isn’t quite as dead as everyone thinks she is. There’s some conspiring and some porn, and I like how Critter has his little neck shield on, I guess so he won’t lick himself. Other than that it’s just a lot of talking.

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