Monday, August 27, 2012

Comics this week

Green Lantern: The New Guardians #12- This series has been stop and start for awhile now but this issue is strange even by that standard. Writer Tony Bedard suddenly gave Kyle Rayner a leadership speech which made no sense when you compare it to the previous 11 issues of this series. Hopefully things would get better with the new story arc.

I, Vampire #12- After the jaw-dropping last scene in the previous issue, writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino had a lot to live up to this issue. They managed to come up with the goods. The surprise conclusion of this issue knocked everything out of the park as, somehow, the insane plot works! I, Vampire is quickly making itself a “must read” for all comics reader.

Justice League Dark #12- Oh Tim Hunter, you stupid stupid boy! Writer Jeff Lemire is clearly a big fan of the old Vertigo universe as all things Vertigo made a comeback this issue. Not only was the prophecy of Tim Hunter being the greatest mage of his time dished around, there was also the Zatanna/Constantine backstory where Zatanna’s father, Zatarra, got killed. The twist of Tim Hunter no longer being a mage is cool and gives Lemire room to explore the magical world of the New 52 even more. The only problem I had with this issue was the too short cameo of Doctor Occult and the tired mystery of the villain. That is a cliché that has been done to death. Outside that, it was a good issue.

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