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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Snapshot reviews!

52, weeks 24 and 25: Well, issue 24 let me see what this series is missing: Ambush Bug! In fact, any DC series could use more Ambush Bug. Otherwise, this series is spinning its wheels big time.

Stan Lee Meets the Thing: It's nice to see Stan can still write and write well (Ravage 2099 had me worried), and while this is quite hilarious, I also worry that maybe Stan can only write humor anymore.

Daredevil 90: This series gets weirder and weirder, but in a good way. It's nice to see Tombstone as a serious villain.

Exiles 87: Still the only "X book" worth reading. Avoid the mutant (read: perpetually adolescent) angst and read something fun about reality hoping heroes. Bonus for this issue: Galactus as the good guy and the Silver Surfer as the really, really bad guy.

Classic Battlestar Galactica 1 from Dynamite Press: Only one issue of this series out so far, and it's already behind schedule. This is the reason why nearly all the other BSG comics didn't last. This one seems to be set sometime very early in the series (Serina is still alive), and it seems to be pulling in elements from the new series as well (resistance fighters back in the colonies - sort of). This one was fun to read. Meanwhile, the New BSG series from the same company is a confusing mess.

Angel: Masks one shot: Over priced, but a nice read for fans of Buffy and Angel. The stories aren't really for newcomers, and they don't add anything to the mythology, but they function as comfort food for fans of the Buffyverse.

Planetary 26: I can't believe this actually happened. The wrap-up. The final confrontation with the Four. It basically ends with a whimper rather than a bang, but what a whimper! (that was meant in a good way. Just don't expect wild theatrics. It's good, but very low key).


  • 52: Some of the storylines are interesting me, chief among them the Black Adam Family. That's got tragedy written all over it. I'm not crazy about Mad Scientist Island (too slapstick), and Ralph Dibney's journey with Fate's helmet is like watching paint dry. The other storylines are just kind of background noise.

    By Anonymous Mark Engblom, at 8:01 PM  

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