Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fast Thoughts - The Weeks of 7/23/08 & 7/30/08

Since there's been so much negativity in the world lately, I'm going to focus on the one thing I liked most about all the books I got this week - all of which are well worth picking up.

AMBUSH BUG: YEAR NONE #1 - The best thing? Ambush Bug's quest for a refrigerator that DOESN'T have a dead DC Comics female character in it and the spiral of increasingly bizarre dark comedy that continues throughout the book.

COMIC BOOK COMICS #2 - The best thing? The image of a cigar-chomping Jack Kirby having to write the advice columns for the romance comics he drew.

GREEN LANTERN #33 - The best thing? Using a flashback to expand on the past of the characters, even as they set-up the future of the series, re: The Blackest Night.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #26 - The best thing? Mongul, son of Mongul is finally dead and no more creepy cradling the corpse of Mongal ever again!

HUNTRESS: YEAR ONE #6 - The best thing? Huntress telling everyone who is trying to control her to bloody well piss off.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23 - The best thing? Dwayne McDuffie actually surprised me with the clever use of Vixen's altered powers. It's so rare for a comic to actually surprise me these days...

KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #141 - The best thing? Bob and Dave turn a children's educational game on how global government works into an odd mash-up of RISK and Liar's Poker.


  1. Had to remind me I probably won't get CBC until next week huh? Actually I think the best thing for this KoDT's strips was that Sheila really does care about Bob for some reason. Which is just WEIRD. Cool, but weird...

  2. Ambush Bug was a weird book. I thought the Sue Dibny stuff was hilariously terrible(as in wrong). I know people have really hated it. But for a book like this it really works.

  3. I'd tap that wall...
    I know I've already mentioned this to you but in case any of your readers are on the fence... I second the Ambush Bug review. I love how he accidentally starts Identity Crisis.

  4. I had an incredibly weird week where I had no books in whatsoever. So I'm reading the first JSA trade instead.