Thursday, July 15, 2004

Comics: the dc stuff in august

Batman :
I love comics like this, twelve cents? count me in. it's takes things back to the way it should be, buying comic books with what change you have left over after buying a apparently starts off a batman book crossover, now, I normally get a kick out of the batman crossovers, because back in the day it used to be basically the batman family in an Erwin Allen disaster movie, they did earthquakes, flesh eating disease, and even an escape from new york type of thing, i just wish they'd have done one, in a luxury cruse ship that got turned over by a tidal wave. i don't buy all of the batman books anymore, so it'll be interesting to see if i can get a descent story out of the books I still do get.
 This was a very good batman mini. Pain suffering and family bonding through out the ages. Also, if you like seeing batman take mystery drugs, you'll like this book.
it's in honor of the comic book legend Julius Schwartz, it's written by stan lee and brain azzerello. that's a must buy.
i don't care how many hoards of fan boys say otherwise, chuck austin is not the worst comic book writer ever. what he's done thus far with action comics proves it. "ohh it's stupid, all superman is doing is fighting" first thing, duh, it's action comics, jag off, secondly, if someone tells me this is the worst superman ever, I’ll just pull out my any copy I own of the mid nineties mullet superman. And finally not everyone can be Grant Morrison. Give the guy a break. Plus, I think weapons master is on the cover, which is rad.
Bringing supergirl back is surprisingly something, i didn't see coming. But I do trust jeph loeb. that last story arc on this book was a blast. but mostly because i'd trust anyone who created teen wolf.
 looks like things are shitty in the middle east even in the dcu , doing some dangerous reporting. Things look bad for Lois, still,she's come a long way
say what you want about jim lee, but that man draws a decent superman. plus it looks like superman is fighting lovecraftian type creatures in up coming issues. fantastic
.the rest of the dcu
this should be interesting, i like the new creative team. "American tidal" while a terrible name, has been a wonderful aquaman story so far, people throwing dogs into the ocean so the won't asphyxiate. great stuff, and aquaman kicks ass, of course.
 what happens when a kick ass "image" version of superman gets stuck in the dc universe, well, this will tell you. i enjoyed the superman story that this started from, i liked the joe casey run on the character and of course the alan moore use of him, there are plenty of good reasons to buy this comic, but why am i buying it? BECAUSE SUPERMAN FIGHTS THIS GUY WHO'S LIKE SUPERMAN,AND IT'S AWESOME. gotta be honest.
JSA #64
 jsa is a solid book, always entertaining. Quite possibly the best team book on the market now. is that the jack kirby sandman i see on the cover? i think so.
this looks like it might be the last dance for kyle rayner as the main character of the green lantern book. while hal jordan is green lantern to me, i still like kyle, i don't read a character for ten years and not get attached. i have a feeling he'll still be around. and as for the people who shit on hal jordan returning, who cares? why would it bug you? that's almost as sad as being bugged by the fact he was changed. this is fucking comic books, i don't want death to be real. i'm reading about a guy with a magic ring given to him by small blue dwarfs and you are talking about reality? gimme a break.
Wildstorm & Vertgo:
BITE CLUB #5An insestual mafia vampire catholic priest story. I’ll take me on of those
 now this is one hell of a book. Human target. Master of disguise. if you ever feel like you don't know who you are, christopher chance has got you beat
pfft, swamp thing sucks. (for mike)But really, i don't know too much about swamp thing, but i like this.
it's the best last man left alive with the last male pet monkey book I’ve ever read.
it's john constantine. i think that's all i have to say.
book has been rather bland since they restarted it. i can't wait for ed brubaker to bring a little charge back into the title.
WE3 #1
"The Incredible Journey meets The Terminator in WE3 — a heartbreaking animal adventure like no other. The eagerly awaited reunion of the white-hot team of Grant Morrison (JLA, New X-Men) and Frank Quitely (THE AUTHORITY, New X-Men),WE3 is their most ambitious collaboration yet — their own unique attempt to create a 'Western manga' — in a wild adventure that readers of any age can enjoy. They're the ultimate cyborg assassins; armed with missiles, poison gas, state-of-the-art computer technology and unbreakable exo-skeletons. The government has spent millions to fuse the firepower of a battalion with the nervous systems of a dog named Bandit, a cat named Tinker, and a rabbit named Pirate. As part of a program to replace human soldiers with expendable animals, the U.S. government has transformed three ordinary pets into the ultimate killing machines. But now, those three animals have seized the chance to make a last, desperate run for 'Home'. A run that will turn into a breathless hunt to the death against the might of the entire military/industrial complex. Prepare for adrenaline rushes and flowing tears as the world's deadliest, most misunderstood animals make a spectacular, unforgettable bid for freedom!"
i fucking love grant morrison.

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