Countdown 34- As the cover showed for this issue, the Batman made a small little cameo. So did the Flash, but the writers has went back to the jumping plotlines again. Surprisingly, it worked for me this week. None of the storylines had anything major going on but it worked this week because the stories seems to be finally getting somewhere. Jimmy Olsen got a idea of what's happening to him; the Rogues are trying (without success) to tell their side of the story; Mary Marvel met up with Witchboy (in a welcome guest appearance) and even Holly Robinson is finally going somewhere. I still don't care about Donna, Jason and Bob (how can I when I have no idea why Ray Palmer is that important). I'll say Countdown is improving but it has a long way to go to match 52.
New Warriors #4- The New Warriors was marketed as the anti-Avengers: Initiative team, so it was a bit of a surprise that the first meeting of the 2 teams was the Warriors saving the Avengers' ass. Still, outside the welcome bit of action in this issue, New Warriors still suffer from the lack of focus on it's team members. Outside Night Thrasher, Jubilee and maybe Sofia, I still don't really know who the others are. And one of the Warriors looked badly injured at the end of this issue. Hopefully, writer Kevin Grevioux isn't going to go New X-Men on us and start killing off characters before we get to know them.