Countdown to Final Crisis #3- Darkseid beating Superman…ok. Black Mary beating both Donna Troy and Green Lantern…ok. Darkseid claiming back the energies stored in Jimmy Olsen's body… good. Jimmy Olsen turning into a giant that is going to beat the crap out of Darkseid next issue…are you kidding me? Who is writing this stuff?
Nova #12- Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning must be comic geeks! They must be as again and again, they have shown a knack of giving new life to long-forgotten characters in the Marvel U. To do this requires sizable knowledge of Marvel history and love for these forgotten characters. The latest character to get their loving is the forgotten New Mutants Warlock. As with the past 2 issues, Nova is still on the Technarcy homeworld of Kvch, trying to find a way to shut down the Phalanx. He found it after a fight with a massive Siredam, wait that’s wrong. Warlock and his kid Tyro found the key, Nova was just along for the ride. But it didn’t really matter as the fight was good. The action was well-paced, with the welcome return of Worldmind telling Nova one thing and Nova doing the direct opposite. I tell you those two got a yin-yang thing going. The conclusion is a little bit of a let-off, but I’ll be here next issue for Nova’s return to Kree-space. Be here as well for a thrilling ride.