BATMAN AND ROBIN #5
DOOM PATROL #3
JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #4
REBELS ANNUAL STARRO THE CONQUEROR #1
RED TORNADO #2
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #8
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY #4
JERSEY GODS #8
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #608
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #3
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #2
We have a healthy total of 15 titles headed to the Bunker today. This is kind of a blah week for me. Nothing coming out today really grabs my attention. I hate it when we get a tame selection of comics like this week. Also, this is a seriously tiny selection of comics from Marvel.
Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading?
REBELS Annual: Starro the Conqueror #1 should be a quality read. I have completely enjoyed Bedard’s run on REBELS. Bedard has offered up plenty of action to go along with some nice character work. This title is tightly written and offers a well balanced read.
Red Tornado #2 should be another solid read. I liked the debut issue of this title. Kevin VanHook has wasted no time getting this story rolling. The lively pacing and fair amounts of action as well as an interesting main plotline make this title a pleasant mini-series.
However, the DC comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Batman and Robin #5. I continue to enjoy Morrison’s work on this title. Morrison seems comfortable with Dick and Damien in their new roles as the dynamic duo. I am particularly interested in seeing more of this new Red Hood. Tan’s art is fantastic so we know we will get a good looking issue.
Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading?
I am not expecting much from Doom Patrol #3. The first two issues have been death by exposition. Giffen has unnecessarily loaded up on the faux science geek talk thereby making this story practically impenetrable. At this point, Giffen has not given Doom Patrol a reason for existing and has failed to introduce any plotlines that have hooked me into coming back for more. I am willing to give this title till issue #5 to prove to me that it is worthy of a spot on The Revolution’s pull list.
Superman: World of New Krypton #8 is sure to be another average read. This title has been rather bland and predictable up to this point. I have learned not to expect much when getting the newest issue of this title. Maybe this issue will surprise me and deliver a high energy and entertaining read.
I am not all that excited to read The Mighty #9. This title is a slow moving read and I am not too sure if I am that interested in reading about another evil Superman. This is a gimmick that we have seen done before and The Mighty has not done anything out of the ordinary to hook me into the story. I already get my fill of the evil Superman shtick over on Irredeemable. The Mighty is perilously close to getting the axe and being cut from The Revolution’s pull list.
In the end, the DC comic book that I am least looking forward to reading is Justice League: Cry for Justice #4. This title has been a huge disappointment. I expect so much more from a writer as talented as James Robinson than what he has given us on this title so far. I like the roster of characters, but the story itself has been incredibly thin. The dialogue has been cheesy and Robinson has clearly overplayed the “Justice” theme on this title. This story has become so unintentionally funny with how over the top it has been.
Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading?
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #3 should be another solid read. Bendis has done a nice job getting Ultimate Spider-Man back on track in the wake of Ultimatum. This title is always a dependable read that generally has nice dialogue, good character work and some fun action.
I love the Ultimate Universe version of Mysterio and cannot wait to see more of his character. Bendis is giving the reader a nice fresh take on Mysterio’s character compared to the 616 version that we have gotten in the past.
However, the Marvel comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Torch #2. I loved the first issue of this title. Everyone knows that I just cannot resist a story that centers on Golden Age characters. I am confident that Mike Carey is going to crank out another well crafted issue. I am curious to learn more about the connection between Toro and the original Human Torch.
Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading?
I am not all that excited to read Amazing Spider-Man #608. I have little to no interest in any story even tangentially related to Ben Reilly and the Spider-Clone.
However, the Marvel comic book that I am least looking forward to reading is Vengeance of the Moon Knight #2. The debut issue of this title was incredibly dull and pedestrian. This was about as unoriginal and standard issue of a super hero comic as you are going to find. Marvel has managed to gut Moon Knight of any of his originality and interest with this new title. Vengeance of the Moon Knight is so far below the quality of work that Charlie Huston was bringing to this title just a couple of years ago.
Adding the Sentry to the mix with this second issue simply makes me that much less interested in reading this issue. I expect Marvel’s rip-off version of the World’s Finest to be a real snoozefest. Unless Vengeance of the Moon Knight #2 really blows me away, this title will be getting cut from The Revolution’s permanent pull list.