Thursday, December 04, 2008

This Week's Haul: Supergirl for Everyone!

So I've already told you how awesome The War at Ellsmere, which came out this week, is. But there were also a lot of other awesome comics! Probably some bad ones too, but I fortunately didn't read any of those!

Batman #682

I think that all the confusing mess that was Batman: R.I.P. was worth it if it got us to this issue. It is absolutely bananas, but really, really enjoyable. It reminded me of All-Star Superman, the way that it embraced and celebrated Batman's zany silver age past. Grant are alright with me!

Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade #1

I definitely had high hopes for this one, and I wasn't let down. It's fun and silly and it pays no attention to proper canon or continuity. In other words, it's perfect for kids. And, much like Tiny Titans, it is fun for adult nerds as well.

Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom #3

Everyone should seriously be reading this series. I am going to keep saying that every week until it is over. This is the Superman/Supergirl interaction I have been waiting for.

Jonah Hex #38

And everyone should seriously be reading this series. I can't say enough good things about Jonah Hex, even though I don't talk about this comic nearly enough on this blog. It's completely and totally awesome. I know it is perpetually in danger of being canceled, and it would be tragic if it happens. Comic fans keep asking for one-shots and this is a whole series made up of them. Plus it has great writing and all-star artists.

The Amazing Spider-Man #579

I don't want to say the word 'perfect' here, but these last two issues of Spider-Man, by Mark Waid and Marcos Martin, have been pretty damn close. They have everything you could possibly want in a Spider-Man comic. Not only is Spider-Man witty and likable throughout, he is also incredibly heroic. I was almost teary-eyed. HE JUST GIVES SO MUCH OF HIMSELF!

JSA #21

Man, that Gog guy wasn't as cool as he seemed. Colour me surprised. I was sure everything would work out fine for those tortured souls who populate the Justice Society.

Hey! Y'know what else came out this week?! Showcase Presents: Supergirl v.2!!!

Ohhhh yessssss.

Not convinced? How about a 2-part story where Comet the Superhorse turns into a human temporarily and starts dating Supergirl?

Oh it gets worse...

That's why I don't date horses. They lie.


wiec? said...

i love the one and done concept of jonah hex. usually the story and the art are spot on.i agree it will be a sad day if it gets cancelled.

and i'm kicking myself cause i bought this month's issue this afternoon and forgot it at work. dang.

myytinmurtaja said...

"What a weird coincidence!" Way to go, Supergirl.

(Then again, that Comet "guy" must be hung like a horse.)

Austin Gorton said...

""What a weird coincidence!"

Batgirl, she's not...

Scott said...

Yeah, I've always thought that Supergirl being romantically involved with her horse was another example of a writer's sexual fetish creeping into a Silver Age comic. Brrr.

SallyP said...

I LIKED Batman#682. I'll go out on a limb and admit that I even liked #681.

Jonah Hex was something of a hoot this month for some reason. And it even had continuity!

I also liked Justice Society. Granted, I was pretty sure that eventually Gog would show his true colors, but I enjoyed seeing the moronic half of the League realize that things were NOT quite kosher. Too bad about Grant, but really, he had it coming.

Anonymous said...

Supergirl coming out? Hell, I actually remember reading that when it was originally published.