Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fast Thoughts - The Week of 9/26/07

Only two books this week. But what we lack in quantity, we more than make up for in quality.

GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE #5 - The rumors of Oliver Queen's death have been greatly exagerated.

Of course fictional characters can never truly die. But in the spiritual sense, whatever is happening in the upcoming Green Arrow/Black Canary book by Judd Winick, Oliver Queen is alive and well as a spiritual presence in the works of Andy Diggle.

If you're not already reading this series, pick-up the trade in a few months. You'll be glad you did for the great characterization, masterful dialogue, amazing artwork by Jock and a story that doesn't require a sudden faux-shock death at the end to make you pick up the next chapter.


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13 - And lo did Matthias the Critic, Oft called The Man of the Star did look upon the newest Justice League comic. And yay, it was good!

He beheld the sight of a Justice League book which did not liken Batman unto a man playing Halo 3 in God Mode. And Matthias did find it pleasing indeed.

He beheld a tale in which Black Canary actually acted like a leader of the team which she is said to lead. And yay, it was good!

Yay, even the metatextual jokes involving Black Lightning's hairdo and John Stewart shaving his head and growing a goatee could not spoil the divine beauty of this book.

Nor could some very strange artwork by Joe Benitez which made The Cheetah look like some strange monster bred twixt Paris Hilton and Lion-O darken Mattias The Critic's mood. For compared to the dark days that had come before, this book was like cream unto excrement. And it was good!



  1. Thanks
    I haven't gotten my comics yet this week,so I am living vicariously through those that have.

  2. Re: Thanks
    Well, since you're new here, let me explain something - if I'm not writing an all out "Big Damn Reviews" column for, I do tend to write brief reviews of everything I did buy that week. :)