Exile’s Pull List 4/28/10
I get it, I have been behind of late – Life is busy.
Just a heads up – I have Yankees tickets for 5/5 – so I won’t get my books til late that day – deal
Right to the pull list this week – you know where to find my read of (last) week
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47
Story: Peter Tomasi
Art: Pat Gleason and Rebecca Buchman
The final “epilogue” of Blackest Night. – ZThe Clean up. The Guardians rebuked. The recruitment drive. The spinoff…
Spinoff? Apparently. Word is that John Stewart is coming to this book, with Ganthet. And Guy and Kyle are getting their own title, putting together a little GL Swat team it seems. If I had to guess who will be on this team, I’d say hmmm Kilowog, Arisa, Soranik Natu, Vath Sarn among others…
DETECTIVE COMICS #864
Story: David Hine
Art: Jeremy Haun and John Lucas
Second Feature The Question
Art: Cully Hamner
Ah well, it was never going to last forever. Batwoman and JH Williams are gone from this book. And Greg Rucka will be leaving soon too (Once his Question arc finishes, I imagine.) Now, Batman is back as the lead. I guess that’s ok. I just really liked the idea of this book being more than just a second Batman book. I didn’t mind it being a Bat-centric lead. In fact I liked that a lot. There are so many characters in that deserve the attention. Well hopefully the second feature will keep it fresh.
That doesn’t mean I didn’t like the Batman story in this issue. It’s and Arkham story. Yes, another Arkham family member has gone crazy, he became a new Black Mask. It’s a good story, but is it really anything new? Does it have to be? Am I getting to demanding? Can’t it just be a good story? Yeah. It can.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE OF ARSENAL #2
Art: Geraldo Borges, Kevin Sharpe and Marlo Alquiza
OK I totally understand breaking a character down to build him back up. I even understand the specific choices they have made to take Roy Harper down. But come on – how much further down can he go? How could he not turn to those closest to him, not turn on them. He was so freaking harsh to Donna. Both Ollie and Roy have had so much thrown at them and have been beaten so far down, it’s just not enjoyable to read. There needs to be some sort of carrot in front of Roy, cause can’t take much more of seeing him get the stick.
DOCTOR WHO #10
Story: Tony Lee
Art: Blair Shedd
Aliens sleeping under London for 400 years, awakening to take over the Earth. Ho hum, that is a morning’s work for the Doctor. He should have these guys beat before tea is cold. Now I am not talking trash about this book. This kind of story is the Doctor’s bread and butter. I get it. This could very easily be an episode of the show. That’s the problem. I watch the show for this, I expect more from the comic. I guess the armada of giant clockwork robots might tax the budget a bit, but come on, Let’s stay away from contemporary Earth for a bit? ALL OF TIME AND SPACE! Take advantage of that!
JACK OF FABLES #45
Story: Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges
Art: Tony Akins and Andrew Pepoy
I will tell you this for nothing, this particular arc has made me excited for the upcoming John Carter of Mars film coming out. (When? I should look into that.) Jack has grown into a real hero, and a man in his own right. This time Jack lost so much innocence, and seemingly his best friend. I hope that is not permanent. I have almost forgotten that this title used to be about a different Jack altogether. It does seem tho, that we are destined to meet up with deal old papa Jack soon, still in his big green scaly state.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT -
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #38
Story: Bill Willingham
Art: Jesus Merino and Jesse Delperdang
The Fourth Reich’s Furher 20 years from now is Kid Carnevil?!? Brilliant! I love a good alternative future story (big surprise) though it’s always kinda a let down, because you know that at some point history needs to be pushed back on it’s “proper” course. (There is a great story arc going on in the Doctor Who Audios that deals with just this situation, and which timeline should be the right one, but I digress) It is great to think that once this arc is done and the DCU reverts back (cause we know it will, it’s just the how we are waiting to find out.) That this kid may become Mr. Terrific’s new nemesis. How cool would that be? It’s not like Mr. T has much of an identifiable Rogues Gallery.
Random Pick Up of the Week
WONDER WOMAN #43
Story: Gail Simone
Art: Nicola Scott and Doug Hazlewood
Ok maybe not so random, this maybe the 4 month in a row I have bought WW, so I keep coming back. Oddly enough of the DC characters, the big three have only limited appeal to me. I’ll buy Flash and GL just about any month, no matter who’s writing, or drawing or who the villain is. Supes, Bats, and WW not always. Although of late, all the big three have had strong arcs and great creative team (I was a little cold on the whole New Krypton run.) These recent Wonder Woman stories have just been good stories. A little densely packed with new characters, of all the DCU characters, her supporting cast and rogues are the least known (except Cheetah, and Steve Trevor, most people know those two names, and Amazons.) So I think a lot of creators like to take on Wonder Woman because it allows them a good chance to create a real Lex Luthor or Joker for Diana. Gail has played nicely in the Amazon’s sandbox, bringing back a nice mix of classic characters (good to see Etta back) and creating new ones. (A Lost Amazon, and her aunt!) Grade B