Saturday, April 9, 2011

Comics this week

Brightest Day #23- Brightest Day has been a series that yo-yo between average and bad for a long, long time. However in the past few issues, writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi had been putting the series on overdrive and it had helped the series greatly. In this, the penultimate issue of Brightest Day, the sequence continues as we finally see who the champion of Earth is. And the answer was GREAT! Johns and Tomasi scored a homerun with the big reveal. It marks the return of a great character and at the same time made perfect sense storywise. It was brilliant! Ivan Reis' wonderfully art helps tremendously. A dramatic conclusion to the series seems on the cards, and I for one am looking forward to Brightest Day #24.

Annihilator #2- Now this is more like it! After the poor first issue, writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning got it just right. We finally see Quasar, Ronan, Gladiator, Beta Ray Bill and Silver Surfer be the powerhouses that they are. I especially loved how their various powers interact with each other. Many times, we sort of forget how powerful characters have different powersets and I must say I was nicely surprised by how well the writers managed to make the powers of the various characters gel. They really thought out the whole thing very well. Still not sold on the backup story on Rocket Raccoon and Groot but it was fun and we got to know more about both Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Look forward to #3.

DC Universe Online: Legends #5- For a game tie-in, DC Universe Online: Legends is really good. No, I am wrong; the series is just good period! The story is again split between Brainiac's assault on the JLA watchtower in the present, and Lex Luthor, Ray Palmer and Black Canary's mission to stop Brainiac in the far future, and again it was wonderful! In both timelines, the characters are intriguing and the action is exciting. If this goes on, DCUO: Legends is going to set the standard on how further game/movie/TV tie-ins are going to be judged. It is just that good!

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