ACTION COMICS #859
COUNTDOWN SEARCH FOR RAY PALMER GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT #1
COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS #23
COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #3
DETECTIVE COMICS #838
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #8
CAPTAIN AMERICA #32
CAPTAIN AMERICA CHOSEN #4
IRON MAN DIRECTOR OF SHIELD ANNUAL #1
NEW X-MEN #44
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #19
X-MEN EMPEROR VULCAN #3
The week of Thanksgiving sees a total of 14 titles headed to the Bunker today. Actually, today is going to be cool since I’ll be able to go to my old comic book store that I used to go to as a kid. Now, the store is pretty gross. It is a combination of your grandmother’s dusty and messy attic with the general aura of a porn store.
I’ve been back in Miami for a day and the craziness has already started. What is really great is how there are so many of us crammed in this tiny house that you can’t fall asleep until everyone goes to bed. And let me tell you that isn’t easy with a loud family like mine. And then you have to get up as early as possible to be one of the lucky few to get a hot shower. The hot water heater for this house barely can crank out enough hot water for one, maybe two showers. Then it is shot for the rest of the day.
On the plus side, I got a huge plate of arroz con pollo when I walked through the door. It tasted fantastic. And no one has gotten shot on my block since I got here. That is always a positive. And I met up with some friends back on the campus of the “U” which was a blast. I forgot how much I missed the insanely lovely Latinas down here.
Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? There are several nice titles headed our way from DC. And hopefully, none of them contain any dead Titans in them. Detective Comics #838 should be a good read. This issue continues the massive Ra’s al Ghul story arc that is weaving through the Bat-family titles. While this story hasn’t been anything Earth-shatteringly spectacular. It has provided for plenty of solid action and entertainment.
However, the title that is going to win this coveted position of the DC comic book that I’m most looking forward to read is Action Comics #859. Why? C’mon, I think it is obvious. It is all about the Legion of Super Heroes, baby! We are going to get plenty of sweet action centering on the one true original Legion. I love that DC is taking the effort to re-establish the Legion of Super Heroes back into their rightful position within Superman’s history. Now, if DC can simply avoid slaughtering Legionnaires like they do Teen Titans, then I should be one happy camper with this issue.
Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? After the past issue of Countdown, I can’t say that I’m all that excited to read Countdown to Final Crisis #23. I hope Dini manages to give us something other than an uncreative and boring kill-fest like the last issue.
However, the title that wins this dubious award this week is Flash #234. I just can’t get into what Waid is doing on this title. Waid is talented, but he just can’t get me hooked on the adventures of the West family. This opening story arc has been slow and boring. I am not too sure that Waid is going to be able to quickly turn around this title.
Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? Well, there are several nice selections headed our way from the House of Ideas this week. I don’t normally collect New X-Men. However, since New X-Men #44 is a Messiah Complex issue I’m getting it this week. I have enjoyed this story arc and don’t want to miss a single issue.
Iron Man Annual #1 should also be a good read. Gage really impressed me with some strong work when he filled in for the Knaufs on Iron Man for the World War Hulk tie-in issues. I’ll dismiss Gage’s poor performance on House of M: Avengers last week as an aberration.
Of course, the Marvel comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Captain America #32. I know I must sound terribly repetitious when it comes to my praise for Brubaker’s Captain America. But, the fact is that Brubaker has made Captain America one of Marvel’s most impressive reads. And Brubaker manages to do so in an amazingly consistent fashion. I cannot remember the last time I wasn’t impressed with an issue of Captain America.
Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading? Long time followers of The Revolution know exactly what title I’m going to say. Wolverine Origins #19. Way and Dillon continue to completely bore me on this title. There are few things in the world worse than having to slog your way through a Daniel Way penned issue.
I’ll try my best to start posting reviews as soon as possible. I hope everyone enjoys their new comic books for this week.