Friday, March 18, 2011

Comics this week

Brightest Day #22- Of all the stories in Brightest Day, the Firestorm story has widely been acknowledge as one of the weakest. However like all the other stories that came to their end, writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi saved their best for last. However considering how poor the Firestorm story has been, this isn’t saying much. By the end of the issue, Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch had learned to co-exist as Firestorm while Professor Stein was dead. The in-between however was the problem. The Anti-Monitor was too easily beaten by the White Lantern while Deathstorm was quite frankly annoying. After reading this issue, I can’t help but think that while Johns and Tomasi had an idea of the start and end of the Firestorm story, they were unsure about the middle. There was just too much spinning of the wheels in the middle. Still, I’m glad the Firestorm story is over; onwards to better things!

DC Universe Online: Legends #4- Tony Bedard is a writer who has a good grasp for pacing. This issue of DCUO: Legends consist of fights in 2 different times; the past when Brainiac first launched his attack on Earth, and in the present when Lex Luthor lead his team against Brainiac. The issue crisscrossed between the timelines and it is an indication of Bedard’s ability that not only was the whole thing not confusing; it was also a highly satisfying read. He especially seem to enjoy writing Lex Luthor who is about as interesting as he ever been! Bring on the next issue.

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