Brightest Day #13- After a long time gone, Hawkman gets his turn as the star this issue. Writer Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi get down to business quickly as battle scenes filled this issue. Outside a somewhat boring exposition in the middle, it’s battles all the way but none of the scenes were truly memorable. Personally I don’t care much about the story of Hath-Set and the Hawks but it was nice to see Hawkgirl do an Onatopp on him. Outside that, the only thing that got my interest was the final scene which made sense but at the same time was very surprising. An okay issue saved by the ending.
Taskmaster #3- This issue reminds me of an old Elektra series I collected a few years ago. In the series, Elektra was protecting a young girl and teaching her self-defense at the same time. Yes, this was the time when the stupid movie starring Jennifer Garner was coming out. The series, like the movie, died a quick death. The reason was this; Elektra is a killer, one of the top assassins in Marvel, if not the best! She works best as a killer, as an assassin, as a bad-guy. She is a villain! That’s why people like her! Taskmaster is also a villain. He teaches bad guys how to be bad guys. That’s why people like him. He is NOT a memory loss S.H.I.E.L.D agent with a S.H.I.E.L.D agent wife who has been secretly funneling info to Nick Fury since the start of his career! That’s not why people like him and writer Fred Van Lente better have some way to save this in the final issue or there’s going to be a lot of angry Taskmaster fans out there!