Sunday, February 18, 2007

Quick Take Reviews for February 18

Batman #663
Originally uploaded by
Heidi Meeley.
Justice Society of America #3: The latest reincarnation of the JSA continues to capture my interest. I am intrigued if for no other reason then to find out how the saga here ties into the end of 52. I appreciated Dale Eaglesham and Ruy Jose’s art and would like to note that Liberty Belle’s pants seem appropriately baggy in case there were any naysayer’s out there wondering. Heh. Justice Society is near the top of my stack once again, so it earns a grade of B+.

Manhunter #28: I love this book so much and I am so sad to see it going away. As Kate and Wonder Woman delve deeper into the mystery surrounding Blue Beetle, Batman makes a fantastic appearance that really seals the deal. Once again, I have to point out the art here. Javier Pina and Robin Riggs are a great team, and the book looks fantastic. Why can’t DC cancel some crappy book and leave my girl alone? Grade: A.

Stormwatch PHD #4: Easily my favorite Wildstorm reboot, Christos Gage and Doug Mahnke have really captured the essence of the characters while pacing the book perfectly. I love the extra touches that the creative team uses, and the “girl’s night out” was excellent. This book is a dream read. Grade: A.

The Punisher Presents Barracuda #1 (of 5): The best new character to come out of a Punisher book captures my attention with a take-no-prisoners mini-series. Barracuda is so unlikable that he almost becomes a sympathetic character. Only Garth Ennis could write a script like this. I was shocked, appalled, and intrigued, all at the same time. Grade: B.

Green Arrow #71: Yep, I picked it up. Hell, it had Batman and Red Hood guest starring and it was the middle of the story arc, so I spent the extra $2.99. I didn’t love it though. Having Batman and GA square off against the other’s foes was a clever idea, but I want to see the focus of the book get back to the main character. Not Speedy. Not Connor. Not special guest stars. I want to read about Oliver Queen. Until the focus gets back to him, I am just not that interested. Grade: C.

Batman #663: I opened up a comic book an instead found a novella. Yikes. After the week I had I just couldn’t read it. Too many small letters and not enough energy was the problem. I read it today and it was alright, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. I wanted to read a comic book, dammit. I love Grant Morrison, but I wasn’t excited about this at all. Grade: C-.


Vaklam said...

The latest Stormwatch: PHD is my favorite issue so far. I was really disappointed by Ennis's Midnighter but Stormwatch reminds me of Ellis's run which is a very good thing.

Heidi Meeley said...

Vaklam- I agree. Stormwatch just gets better, which I absolutely adore. I dropped Midnighter, but will hold in there with Stormwatch PHD until the bitter end!