Old Man Logan #17: ok, this was a little much. I'm done with issue-long fever dreams at this point. Planet of the Apes Green Lantern #1: this was slow to start but looks like it could be very cool. Will read another one or two. Reborn #4: this is moving faster than expected. I'm enjoying this. Red Sonja #1: holy fuck, even though this plot if lifted right out of a Conan What If? issue I'm loving it. Savage #3: took me three issues to realize I didn't like this. And I've already got the fourth and final issue. Ugh. Skybourne #3: dumb fun with gorgeous art. Spell on Wheels #4: still good. Star Trek/Green Lantern #1, 2: read these and was kind of confused with how familiar everyone was with each other. Turns out I missed a whole miniseries crossover. Will go back and read those before continuing on here. Thanks Mike. Suicide Squad #10: not the best tie-in/epilogue. Superman #16: ugh, is it over? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #66: feels like this is in flux. Nothing's really happening anymore after so much forward movement. They did so much and now I'm bored with it because crazy shit is not constantly happening. The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #2: not sure how I feel about this. The Flintstones #8: still one of the best comics being made. So weird. They cram so much satire of modern life here that it risks being too much, but they keep delivering. Solid. Green Hornet Reign of the Demon #1, 2: these are so fucking dense and take a long time to read but there is no more story than any other regular comics. They're clearly over-written. The Kamandi Challenge #1: fuck. off. Odyssey of the Amazons #1: ugh...garbage. The Unstoppable Wasp #2: this is really fun. The X-Files #10. Fucking great. One of the best openings of a comic I've ever read. Uber Invasion #2: fuck...most of this is an autopsy of Boston in the form of a newsreel after the Nazi superpowered invasion. It's fucking grim. Unholy #1: no thanks. Vampirella #0: one of the best single issue horror comics I've read in a long time. Comics: 422 Trades: 23 Graphic Novels: 9 Omnibuses: 7
Hulk #2: I'll watch Jennifer Walters try not to turn into the Hulk for issue after issue if they're all this good. This is some solid shit. Infamous Iron Man #4: These two series (this and Hulk) are some of the best things Marvel's got going right now. Infinite 7 #1: ugh...no. Inhumans vs X-Men #2,3: not bad. Not great though. Josie and the Pussycats #4: I don't know for the life of me, how you can follow up three awesome issues with this pile of shit. So fucking bad. Justice League #12, 13: 12 is the secret origin of Max Lord and it's fucking brilliant. 13 is pure garbage. Justice League vs Suicide Squad #6: overall, a very good event with some very mediocre (and one fucking great) tie-in issue. KISS The Demon #1: so this is the prequel to the other KISS series? Ok. This was a whole lot of meh. I'll give it one more. Kong of Skull Island #7: this was ok. Lady Castle #1: there's a really easy premise to get mediocre comics published and this is one of them. But calling this mediocre is so very generous. Loose Ends #1: do I need another crime comic? Maybe. I'll give it another. Midnighter and Apollo #5: really good. Monsters Among Us #0: ok, maybe not. Nightwing #14: glad this arc is over. It was about two issues too long. No Angel #2: decent. Nova #3: this is another Marvel book that's killing it. Comics: 399 Trades: 23 Graphic Novels: 9 Omnibuses: 7
It shows Ty's viewpoint (ie: conversation with his mom) more than the comics did. She was always the viewpoint character in the comics. I just hope they give Cloak a little more depth than the comics did. That makes sense.
Clive Barker's Nightbreed Archive vol 1: I'm of two minds. This includes the film adaptation, a short from Epic comics, the rest of the first year of the epic comics run and the Jihad crossover with Hellraiser. Good stuff. The ongoing got better later on though and I'm afraid it will never get collected. The Hellraiser crossover, I'm sure, went a long way toward getting this published as a nice hardcover. Without that, will there be the interest and sales to validate volume 2? When even DC can't seem to finish publishing the Bwahahaha era JLI stuff, I can't say for sure, Astro City Honor Guard: this is the best Astro City I've read since the original run. Just some solid beautiful and fun stories from lesser known members of the Honor Guard. Busiek has a way of putting a new character's 30 year-long publishing history into a single issue and make it all matter. Deadly Class vol 5: holy fuck. This new class is awesome, especially Helmut and Zenzele. Still, I'm mindblown at the ending. Grand Passion #2,3: some solid crime comics, right here. Hellboy Winter Special: one great story, one decent and another awful. Comics: 381 Trades: 23 Graphic Novels: 9 Omnibuses: 7
Carnage #16: holy shit, this whole series was way better than it ever deserved to be. Thanks Gerry Conway for basically rbinging Tomb of Dracula back in the modern age (albeit, sans Dracula or any of the characters from the book). Champions #5: I will never like or understand enjoying Gwenpool. Civil War II The Oath: Jesus...Nick Spencer is really channeling Bendis here because this is just solid fucking dialogue. What a terrible slog. D4VEocracy #1: very rarely am I aggravated by reading a comic. This is one of those times. Dante #1: this is basically a graphic novel oneshot that is a really fun setup. Wondering if they'll carry it through or if it's a proof of concept for a TV show. Dead Inside #2: this REALLY got rolling. Deathstroke #11: this is a pretty bleak look at gun-violence in Chicago/America but it's hard to read without thinking that it was remarkably influenced by the never-released (but then released years later) Hellblazer story by Warren Ellis called "Shoot." Like REALLY influenced. Detective Comics #949: good send-off for Batwoman from this series. Kind of a zero issue for her continuing adventures. Divinity III Stalinverse #2: fuck yeah. Comics: 378 Trades: 21 Graphic Novels: 9 Omnibuses: 6
The Cable Guy: my sons wanted to watch Ace Ventura again last night so I suggested a Carrey film they hadn't seen. I get why D&D had a sequel made, but I think this would be more appropriate for a 20 year later sequel. The Cable Guy gets out of the looney bin and tries to rekindle his friendship. Boom. Done. This is an underrated classic of the black comedy genre. Under Carrey's hilarity is a real sense of sadness and menace. It may be his best performance. Kids loved it too. The themes put it on a higher level than most comedies, making this a pretty solid companion piece to Fight Club. Features: 47 Shorts: 21 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches: 0
Star-Lord #2: this was ok. Suicide Squad #9: this is good. Very good. Superman #15: very weary of multiversal stories. Superwoman #6: alright, the shine is coming off this one pretty quick. TMNT Universe #6: i mean, they are JUST getting around to a Mutanimals story. This is bullshit. The Assignment #1: I can't remember a thing about this. I guess I'm not reading any more. The Few #1: I'm interested. The Lost Boys #4: decent. The Mighty Thor #15: this was fucking crazy. Triggerman #4: this was ok. USAvengers #2: this was good. Uncanny X-Men #17: this was very not good. Violent Love #3: i need a slow-burn crime comic like I need another hole in my head. I'm out. WWE #1: Whoa...a behind the scenes WWE comic that promotes kayfabe view of things. It kind of makes me pine for the days when a WWE comic would be the wrestler's character being a bounty hunter or some shit. Brigands #3: we're done here. The story loses its shine while the art is atrocious. Briggs Land #6: solid. Action Comics #972: this was REALLY good. All-New X-Men #18: this was also pretty good. Young Cyclops is still dealing with Adult Cyclops' actions. Which makes sense. Archie #16: still great. Amazing Dilton Doiley moments here. Never thought I'd type that. Batman #16: This was kind of delightful. Blood Blister #1: Loved this! Bloodshot USA #4: cool enough ending. Bullseye #1: this was fun. Captain America Steve Rogers #10: this is starting to get stupid. Comics: 369 Trades: 21 Graphic Novels: 9 Omnibuses: 6