ACTION COMICS #870
DETECTIVE COMICS #849
FINAL CRISIS REVELATIONS #3
GREEN LANTERN #35
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #29
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #19
AVENGERS INVADERS #5
BIG HERO 6 #2
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6
SECRET INVASION INHUMANS #3
Normalcy returns this week after an incredibly small shipment of comics last week. We have 11 titles headed to the Bunker today. It is a bit heavier with DC titles than Marvel titles. There are several titles this week that have the potential to be real gems.
Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? Detective Comics #870 should be another solid read. Dini has done a fine job with this current story arc. Of course, I have no idea why these issues are being billed as RIP tie-in issues when Dini’s story arc has absolutely nothing at all to do with Morrison’s RIP story. Having said that, Dini is still crafting an interesting read and I am excited to see how he wraps up this story arc.
Still, I had to go with Action Comics #870 as the DC comic book that I am most looking forward to reading. Johns has done a fantastic job with this story arc involving Brainiac. Johns has managed to gently integrate much of Superman’s Silver Age continuity back into existence.
Having said that, I feel like I am going to have a huge problem with this issue since it is obvious that Jonathon Kent is going to die of a heart attack in this issue. I find that to be incredibly lame. First, I hate it when the comic book follows a movie or TV show. We saw Jonathon Kent die of a heart attack on Smallville and I see no reason for Action Comics to follow that same path.
Second, what made Superman so special is that he actually had two great parents. Almost all of the super heroes these days have either no parents or just one. It was cool to see Superman buck that trend. It is part of what made him special. I guess Johns cannot resist his natural urge to make a title a grim and dark. Plus, Johns loves to kill off characters.
Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? Avengers/Invaders #5 should be another solid read. Krueger has done a nice job delivering a story that has plenty of kick-ass action in addition to quality character work and sound dialogue.
Secret Invasion: Inhumans #3 should be a blast to read. I owe a debt to several of the Followers of The Revolution for turning me onto this title. I am glad that I gave it a try because this has been a high-octane adventure. And the artwork is simply gorgeous.