Thursday, November 7, 2013

Comics this week

Forever Evil #3- With the Crime Syndicate in total of Earth and the heroes defeated, it’s time for Earth’s villains to come to the fore. This issue shows the first glimpses of the group as Lex Luthor, Bizarro, Black Mantra, Black Adam and Captain Cold joined up (finally). Writer Geoff Johns has been taking his time with the story and while I have to say Forever Evil is not an action-packed series, it is both interesting and intriguing. I’m excited to see where it goes from here.

Earth 2 #17- Writer Tom Taylor has taken over the series from James Robinson and unlike many other writers who start over with their own stories, Tom Taylor decided to continue on from where Robinson stopped. The result is a smooth transition helped immensely by the fact that artist Nicola Scott remains on board. The story of a Superman gone bad might be done to death but Taylor made things interesting by showing the Wonders reaction to fighting the most powerful bring on the planet and having the most interesting Red Tornado I have ever seen. Taylor also did something Robinson didn’t; he also made me interested in this Earth 2 Batman! And what about the scene showing Earth 2 Joker on ice? Pure fun!

Green Lantern #25- When Hal Jordon was left in charge of the Green Lantern Corps, I said it was a bad idea because well...he just isn’t leadership material. A character like Hal Jordan is the guy you want in the frontline of a fight, not the guy you want making decision for a galactic police force. This issue again show why as Hal Jordan decided to have the Green Lantern Corps police the use of emotional light. To writer Robert Venditti’s credit, he made it clear why this makes sense to Hal. The Corps is the strongest force using light, and with the knowledge that the light reservoir is not infinite, it makes sense to him to have the Corps policing its use. Of course the other Corps will have something to say about this and Carol Ferris, as a Star Sapphire, made it clear to Hal where she will stand if, and when, war start between the Green Lantern Corps and the Star Sapphire due to his decision. Sound like another crossover coming.  

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