Now that HeroesCon is behind us (at least for a few months, anyway), we wanted to increase the amount of good ole COMICS coverage here at the blog. With that in mind, presenting the first in a new series of "Minute Reviews"--little snapshots of books you should (or in some cases, maybe shouldn't) be reading! We'll all take our cracks at it, but I'll go first:
If you bailed out on Grant Morrison during the first story line, come back--quickly-- this is one fun book--a real page turner. It doesn’t feel like a cross-over gimmick. It feels like a very exciting story that should have been told YEARS ago.
Astonishing X-Men #25
Typical Warren Ellis excitement, but it is going to take me some time to get used to Simon Bianchi's busy dark artwork after the open vistas of Mr. Cassaday.
--what? Your not reading it?? Stop what you are doing and go buy a trade or two--skip the first one. It is as addictive as caffeine and sweet as a Frappichino.
House of Mystery #3
-- very cool premise--half continuing story/half anthology--where is it leading? Beats me, but I am certainly planning on sticking around for the ride.
Legion of Superheroes #43
--Yuck! I've always loved the Legion because--like Star Trek TNG-- it had a vision of the future that provided optimism for a happily ever after for humanity. Now, the book is a parody of corporate America with Lightning Lad as the besieged CEO--or is it Lightning Lad as the Editor-In-Chief of Marvel? Jim Shooter, you bitter, bitter man. It was fun for a few issues, but now the joke is old. The Legion as a corporation without a support staff?? I can suspend my disbelief enough to accept Matter-Eater Lad, but not a superhero group without an accountant.