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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.40
Last week was a light week for me as well, which is a good change of pace considering the ungodly amount of books I seemed to be getting in October and into the first week of November.

JSA Kingdom Come Special: Magog #1 - As much as people have raved about it, JSA dropped off my radar once "Thy Kingdom Come" started. For me personally the team just got too large and unwieldy, and as a result I felt like I wasn't getting a connection to the characters that made me such a big fan of the book in the first place. However, I've conceded that may have been in haste, and this special reads well. It's penned by the largely unheralded (and underrated) Peter J. Tomasi and focuses on Magog, who was introduced during the "recruitment drive" and turned into Magog by the large "Gog" being that's walking around Africa and leading some of the JSA B-Squad while he performs miracles. Jumping into it like I did, that's as confusing and weird as it sounds, but it actually read very well and focused more on Magog's motivations for being who and what he is. And, see, I'd assumed that Gog was a villain? That's what I get for not reading this book.
VERDICT: Recommended, but prepare to be at least a little confused in the beginning if you haven't been keeping up with the JSA monthly title.

Supergirl #35 - This week's installment of "New Krypton" focuses on Supergirl's relationship with her newly-rediscovered Kryptonian parents. In particular, their desire to tear her away from her Earthly life in Metropolis so that she can rejoin them up North in Kandor ("New Krypton"). There's a very interesting spin in that unlike Seperman, Supergirl actually spent most of her life as a Kryptonian (she was already a teenager when the rocket took off from Kandor and was held in suspended animation). Unfortunately, while it's made clear it's not really addressed as effectively as it could be. That's a minor complaint, though. I have to say that I'm loving the New Krypton storyline; it's right up there with "Legion of 3 Worlds" for my favorite DC storyline right now. OTOH, I don't know if there was anything in this issue that would make me want to keep reading this title after this storyline's done.
VERDICT: Recommended, as are all installments of this story thus far.

Thunderbolts #126 - It's a new creative team and a new Thunderbolts. There's talk of the team being disbanded/dismantled...but dark seeds are being planted by Norman Osborn on Capitol Hill, while things take an even darker turn on Thunderbolts Mountain. Diggle seems to have a good grasp on the characters, and the return to character development and interactions after months of one action sequence after another is a relief.
VERDICT: Recommended. Keep an eye on this book...I have a feeling the direction it's going in could make it hot by first quarter of 2009.


Light, but good week.




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I am so ready for the JSA/KC stuff to be done. It's been over a year now and just seems to drag the book down. I'm very much waiting for the Black Adam stuff to start.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
    Last week was a light week for me as well, which is a good change of pace considering the ungodly amount of books I seemed to be getting in October and into the first week of November.


I know exactly what you mean. It was a real relief for once to be spending less than I expected, instead of more.

Mostly good stuff this week. I'm enjoying the new Deadpool series more than I thought I would (I haven't really enjoyed anything else I've read from Daniel Way), and the most recent issue of Uncanny X-Men is the best one I've read since Matt Fraction joined the writing team. Thunderbolts was good, and I already enjoy Diggle's take on the characters more than I did Ellis's, even though they're pretty similar. My one complaint is that Songbird keeps getting written as a damsel in distress. Look, I like Bullseye as much as the next guy, but I'm not even kidding: he is not anywhere near Songbird's level, power-wise. She should be able to absolutely dismantle him.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.77
    Originally posted by Tenken347
      Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
      Last week was a light week for me as well, which is a good change of pace considering the ungodly amount of books I seemed to be getting in October and into the first week of November.


    I know exactly what you mean. It was a real relief for once to be spending less than I expected, instead of more.

    Mostly good stuff this week. I'm enjoying the new Deadpool series more than I thought I would (I haven't really enjoyed anything else I've read from Daniel Way), and the most recent issue of Uncanny X-Men is the best one I've read since Matt Fraction joined the writing team. Thunderbolts was good, and I already enjoy Diggle's take on the characters more than I did Ellis's, even though they're pretty similar. My one complaint is that Songbird keeps getting written as a damsel in distress. Look, I like Bullseye as much as the next guy, but I'm not even kidding: he is not anywhere near Songbird's level, power-wise. She should be able to absolutely dismantle him.


I totally forgot Diggle was taking over T-bolts! I was about to drop that book, but I'm glad I didn't. he is one of the more underrated writers out there, as I loved GA Year One, and he is writing the best Hellblazer in years.




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