JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #12: They are already picking new members to join the team? didn't we just go through this like 6 issues ago? I'll admit I enjoied the issue especially with the promise that Gog will probably kill a few of them before the storyline is done cause I like Gog. This KINGDOM COME sequel is coming along pretty well. I got a good laugh with Citizen Steel's line "I am having weight issues." when Jakeem asked him if he knew the floor underneath him was cracking. The downside to this issue is the Black Lightning part. Seriously, how the fuck many kids does this guy have... and since when?
DETECTIVE COMICS #841: This was a really good stand alone story about Mad Hatter. Paul Dini's DETECTIVE work has been more entertaining then Morrison's work on BATMAN. The two books are so completely different. Dini's storys are light and witty and Morrison's is dark and gritty. (I'm a poet...) This makes me wish BATMAN:TAS was still going on.
COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS #12: This issue was rather boring and is a good example of why a weekly series isn't really all that great of an idea. The whole issue centered around getting everyone to Apokalips. EVERYONE. A freaking boomtube even pops up in the middle of the desert for Piper and Trickster's corpse, seemingly, out of nowhere. I understand that they needed to get them all in the same place to tie up the series, but atleast give a reason for it and not just think we'll accept it for no reason.
NIGHTWING #141: Don't we ALL wish we could make a phone call to our adoptive dads and have them buy a few buildings in downtown New York for us? It was nice to see the other New York heroes come around to hel build his secret headquarters though. I'm sure the JSA had nothing better to do.
UNCANNY XMEN #: Gay porn. That's what this was. Why the hell did Cyclops have to go most of the issue without a shirt on? The bit with Nightcrawler as Angelina Jolie was funny.
AMAZING SPIDER MAN #549: Spidey goes the whole issue without using his web shooter because he's broke and can't afford the stuff he uses to make the web fluid. He outright asks 'Jackpot' if she's MJ. Jackpot calls dibs on arch enemies... and I'm out. This shit is fucking worthless. Fuck Marvel, fuck Quesada... fuck it!
Jauss was everywhere on the Chicago sports beat, but I'm not sure he was ever the feature columnist at any of his stops. Almost always the optimist, as I remember he was the second best sidekick for a Gleason, ever.