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February 2010 Comic Reviews(what I bought and thought)
« on: March 14, 2010, 10:19:27 pm »
Here are my picks for the month of February and so far I'm been able to maintain on just spending $20 a week on books, although sometimes I'm usually a week behind.

February 3, 2010 8 picks

8. Doomwar#1- I've tried to cut back on picking up new titles but this is a continuation of the Black Panther series and a convenient way to keep the X-men and Fantastic Four out of Seige. So far so good because this is a well written political story with a lot of cold blooded action.

7.Irredemable#10-This issue of Irredeemable was good because we start to get a glimpse of just how f*cked up the Plutonian really was. For instance when he was 11 years old his foster mother killed herself because she was so afraid of him.

6. Nova#34- Nothing really spectacular in this issue, well except the death of Blackbolt! Next issue ties into the Realm of Kings crossover so we'll see if this is permeant or something that is temporary. I still say that Nova is the best Sci-fi comic Marvel has on the stand right now, and this issue had a lot of superhero fight action as well

5. Invincible Iron Man#23- Damnit I bought the issue with the variant cover! Still this is another solid issue of Iron Man with a lot little moments like when Maria Hill and Pepper Potts both admit that they slept with Tony Stark unbeknowest to the other. Also, we get to see some cool stuff with Doctor Strange guiding Tony Stark's spirit back to the land of the living.

4. Red Robin#9- This was a good issue that shows Tim Drake heading back to Gotham after being out of the country. This is probably my favorite Batman comic right now because it is a consistently good read with a lot of good moments like Tim and Lucius Fox's daughter Tam thinking about how attractive the other one is.

3.Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love#4- I'm glad I decided to drop Jack of Fables and follow this miniseries instead. I'm always impressed with just how good of a spy/secret agent Cindrella really is and how good her chemistry is with Aladdin.

2. The Boys#39- I love the cover...Wee Hughie and Annie in her Starlight costume flying in the air kissing  with a spotlight on them while the rest of the Boys are watching. However I didn't like the interior art as much this issue.This is a set-up issue that ties in a  lot stuff from older issues but it's really good stuff no to mention sexually explicit as well.

1. Siege#2- Ok, by now everyone knows what happens in this issue...The Sentry and Aries go at each other this issue and in the end the Sentry kills Aries by literally ripping him in two in the most graphic way possible. It's still my  number one pick even though I don't think it(the death of Aries) will last.

February 10, 2010 7 picks

7. New Mutants#8- This is actually an old issue that ties into the Necrosha event that I missed somehow. It's decent because it shows how Warlock frees Doug Ramsay code name Cypher from Selene's control. Heck, I think all the dead New Mutants are back to life right now.

6. Superman: World of New Krytpton#12-I'm surprised by now much I enjoyed this mini series although the ending is not very exciting, after all this is a comic book dealing with a political murder. Still the end is not really the end because Brainaic shows up on the last page to attack New Krypton,and I'm curious to see what's going to happen in the end.

5. Booster Gold#29- I like this current storyliine because Booster, his sister Michelle, and some other time traveler are all in Coast City the day that Mongul is destined to destroy and it doesn't look like anyone is going to get out in town. Even though the writer on Booster Gold has changed it's still a good read and in the back up it looks like the Blue Beetle's storyarc is coming to an end.

4. New Mutants#10- Another dope cover with Cyclops sitting at Chess board moving pieces that look like the New Mutants team. This issue reveals that he is looking for the next leader of the X-men to come from the squad and contary to what the White Queen believes it doesn't necessarily have to be Sam Gutherie.

3. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer#32- In Part 1 of the current story arc named Twilight we learn that the good news is that Buffy has superpowers she can fly and move super fast, but then in the end we learn that bad news is that wherever slayers are getting killed around the world their powers are flowing back into Buffy. Bummer.

2.R.E.B.E.L.S.#13- Tony Bedard of Negation fame really works his ass off to make this one of the Best Sci-fi comic books on the stands putting it neck and neck with DNA writing on  Nova. The long and short of this issue is that Vril Dox has finally come up with an issue to that might help the group defeat Starro but his Lyrl figures it out and decides to set a trap for Starro using the teleporters. Next issue should be the conclusion and I'm looking forward to seeing how many folks Starro kills before they finally take him dowm.

1. Adventure Comics#7- Man every once a while a comic book surprises you by how good it was. This is one of those times and once again Tony Bedard delievers the goods with a story about Supeboy Conner Kent under the influence of a Black Lantern ring trying to kill his girlfriend Wondergirl.It sounds trite but this is really good stuff and I suggest everyone pick this up.

February 17, 2010 6 picks

6. Criminal#4- This was kinda of the middle filler issue of the latest Tracy Lawless storyarc, but I'm curious to see who all gets killed next issue.

5. Spiderwoman#6- Bendis has done it again! This is title is very reminescent of the old  Alias series but it has its own unique atmosphere as we follow Jessica Drew Agent of S.W.O.R.D. hunting down aliens on earth stuck in Madripoor dealing with HYDRA at the same time.

4. Green Lantern Corps#45- Wow, who knew that a Red Lantern Guy Gardner would be so dangerous? Seriously this guy took down like a whole battalion of Black Lanterns before trying to kill his fellow Green Lanterns luckily Mogo was able to cure him of the Red Lantern ring.

3. Green Lantern#51- The cover says it all...Hal Jordan as Parallax versus all the other lantern corps members with the Spectre in the background ready to tussle.This is a good issue with a lot of major moves going on inside so do yourself a favor and check it out if you haven't already.

2. Blackest Night: Flash#3- I'm not even going to lie...I like Barry Allen as a Blue Lantern. I like how he was able to save Bart Allen from the possession of the Black Lantern ring but the best part to me was the side story with Black Lantern Captain Boomerang and his son especially what the rogues did to him once they found out he killed women and children.

1. Supernatural: Beginning's End#2- If you like Supernatural television show then this is the comic for you. Each miniseries has been better than the last one and this one is set only a couple of years before the series. You really get to see the tension between Sam and his father and this issue has a nice little twist in the end.

February 24, 2010 7 picks

7. Fantastic Four#576- I can't explain but this issue of Fantastic Four just didn't resonalte with me...I don't know if just came off too scientific to me and I was left wondering what the point was.

6. X Force#24- Sometimes with all the other stuff going on in comics I forget about Necrosha especially since I haven't been buying the main X-men books, but this is still a good read because the team goes to Genosha to try and rescue Warpath from Selene and a lot of violence ensues

5.Flash Rebirth#6- Ok, here's my problem with this, I'm not sure what actually happened, because it took so long to tell this story and it actually sets up the characters where they are at in  Blackest Night. The long and short of it is that Barry Allen is back as the main Flash and he will be the star of the new ongoing series and I'm ok with that.  I'm going to have to sit down and read it all over again in one sitting.

4. Blackest Night#7- There is a A LOT going on in this issue but the high point is that we finally get to see the Enitity the source of the White Light which is actually the lifeforce of the universe. In the end Sinestro merges with the entity and next issue should conclude the blackest night and lead us intot the blackest night.

3. Secret Warriors#13- I don't know what happen in Fantastic Four this month but Hickman was on fire with Secret Warriors this month.  Yeah it was another set-up issue but the ending was still good, because I just didn't see it coming but it was classic Nick Fury through and through.

2. New Avengers#62- Bendis tallking heads with Spiderman and Spider woman with B list villlains but I love the moment when Luke Cage sees Steve Rogers is back in the land of the Living. I also liked how he just walked in and gathered the team back together to take them into the Siege Battle with Norman Osborn.

1. Blackest Night JSA#3- Damn James Robinson is not my favorite writer but he has been really good on these Blackest Night Stories. There were so many little moments like Jessie Quick running with her Black Lantern Father Johnny Quick, Power Girl and Earth 2 Superman going at it and Mr. Terrific building a White Light machine to take out the Black Lanterns.