Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fast Thoughts On The Comics Released The Week of 01/27/2010

The good news is that payday has come, my tab at the comic book shop is all paid up and I have all the books I wanted to get over the last month.

The bad news is that leaves me with 40-something books to cover.

Why is that bad news? Consider the effect that writing 40 something reviews in a timely manner would have on your friends' list to say nothing of my front page.

So rather than spam-bomb us all with individual reviews, I'm going to do this the old-fashioned way and just give you my Fast Thoughts on each issue, with comics scans as needed.

JACK OF FABLES #42 - It's funny but despite being annoyed the past few months with how the tone of this book has changed from broad buddy comedy and slapstick to honest, actual heroics... I actually liked this issue. I suppose Jack the Younger is finally starting to grow on me. But more than that, I'm actually excited by this issue and the idea of getting to see more of the Fables' Universe from the viewpoint of a relative newcomer offering us something new and exciting that has been lacking in the main title for quite some time now.

The adventures of Babe the Little Blue Ox are still the book's best selling point, though.

WONDER WOMAN #40 - If, for some odd reason, you haven't listened to a word I've said in the past about how utterly awesome this book is and how you should be reading it, take note of the following points.

1. This issue is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers, despite being mostly concerned with the action of a new group of enemies - the sons of Ares - and summing up some continuity-based nit-picking regarding how the modern Etta Candy became more of a bad ass than she was previously.

2. It perfectly showcases Diana's role as Earth foremost defender from magical and divine threats, as she deals with an enraged Aztec deity.

3. This first panel. And the fact that Diana talks to Aztec deities like a small-town cop to the town drunk.

And just when you think it can't get any better, Power Girl shows up.


  1. Those ... perfect Diana Moments. All of them.

  2. Oh yes.
    So did you hear that Birds of Prey is coming back? With Dinah? With Gail Simone writing again?