Justice League: Cry for Justice #1 (of 7) – I’ve been waiting for this one. Unsatisfied with the state of things Hal Jordan decides, rather than wait and simply react to villains, to take the war to them. As a concept it’s got promise, the eccletic group of heroes might be fun, and (as Green Arrow mentions) when Hal gets determined to do something things get interesting. What I’m not sold on however is much of the James Robinson’s writing after those first few pages. And if one more character repeated the “I want Justice!” mantra I was going to throw my comic across the room. I get it, okay. The retarded first grader gets it. Stop already! Aside from having all the subtlety of a Michael Bay film it’s still worth picking up, but it needs to get better by issue #2.
The Sword #18 – And then there was one. Another bloody good time as Dara kills off another of the “gods” in brutal fashion leaving Malia the only one left. Aside from the brutal violence the book does so well it also gives us a nice little twist by allowing us a glimpse of Malia’s plan to take down the new sword wielder by painting Dara as bloodthirsty and crazy (not that much of a stretch, given the news footage of her recent hack sessions), and setting herself up as savior. What a bitch! A must-read.
Captain America: Reborn #1 (of 5) – We finally find out what happened to Steve Rogers. My reaction can be summed up in two words: Um, what? The idea of Cap being untethered in time is kinda interesting (or it was when Babylon 5 did it more than 15 years ago), but as a master plan plan for the Red Skull getting revenge it’s makes almost no sense at all. Other than that revelation nothing really happens here that makes this one worth picking up. See, I just saved you $4. You’re welcome.
The Secret Six #11 – Let’s see, this issue covers slavery, attempted rape, betrayal, more in-fighting among the Six, and Catman tries to disembowel one of his teammates. What more could you want? How about the arrival of a pissed-off Amazon in the final panel which promises more pain and suffering in the next issue? Sounds good to me! As always, a must-read.
And in the big stack of take-it-or-leave-it ranging from meh (Batman and Robin #2) to simply dreadful (Marvel Divas #1) there’s: