Friday, October 15, 2010

Comics this week

The Thanos Imperative #5- As writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning expand the cosmic section of Marvel, Nova had been falling on the wayside. Other cosmic heroes like the Guardians of the Galaxy, Gladiator and Ronan has been getting more attention from the cosmic duo. With that in mind, I am sure glad on the much-needed attention on Nova this issue. In a short but powerful scene, Richard Rider showed again what a hero he has become since taking on the mantle of Nova Prime. He talked down Medusa and Gladiator and chooses to personally help the Guardians of the Galaxy, but at the same time sent Quasar to the Fault to help the alliance as well as his Nova Corps. After all the stupidity in Secret Avengers, I’m glad to see Nova back to what he should be. A leader!

Green Lantern #58- Writer Geoff Johns is one of those writers who like to have several storylines happening at the same time, interwoven with each other. Green Lantern #58 is a clear example of how good a read this method can be when it works. The issue jumps from one place to another but at no time was it hard to follow. However what really shines was the character development of the various lanterns. Carol Ferris has officially been promoted from forever supporting character to an interesting character in her own right. The way she told off Hal was role reversal at its finest. Now if only Johns give us more info on the entities.

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