Thursday, November 22, 2012

Comics this week

Justice League #14- The Cheetah storyline comes to a close this issue with the Justice League working to bring down the villain. More background is given to The Cheetah though I am mix about writer Geoff Johns making Barbara Minerva a true villain. It’s a role reversal of the pre-New 52 Cheetah and only time will tell if it’s a good thing. The meat of the issue however comes in the form of Wonder Woman and Superman. The aftermath of the kiss 2 issues ago was given time to grow and I have to say it had a nice feel to it. Having Superman showing Wonder Woman around town was cool and ironic as it was the alien showing the Earthling about her own planet. And it worked. The simplicity of the story might not be for everyone but I thought it was beautifully done, especially the understated art by Tony Daniel. An excellent understated issue that showed that the relationship between Wonder Woman and Superman might just work for the series.

Green Lantern: The New Guardians #14- I know it’s still early days but writer Tony Bedard’s decision to focus on Kyle Rayner instead of a new team of New Guardians has not paid dividends. The problem I have is that the storyline of Kyle going across the galaxy to learn how to get in touch with his various emotions, well…it’s kind of stupid. I much rather have the team of the start. They have their own problems but they were interesting and you could see the potential in the team. Watching Kyle getting a lesson every issue on how to access the power of all the rings? That’s just not in the same league. 

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