Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pull List Reviews - July 22

Green Lantern #44
As Blackest Night continues to rip through the DC Universe, it's Hal Jordan and Barry vs an undead Martian Manhunter. Apparently, it's hard to beat a telepath who can change shape, make his body intangible and has the strength of Superman. Who knew? We also get a very cool look at how the Black Lanterns view the rest of the universe (You'll get no spoilers here! Go read it!) And there's a short ending with John Stewart and his first look at the black power rings which ends in one awesome cliffhanger.
Score: 5 out of 5

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #2
The origins of prominent corps members continues here with the origins of Beez (Red Lantern), Carol Ferris (Star Sapphire) and Blume (Orange Lantern). The origin of Beez is the most interesting with the other two being fairly predictable (and the origin of Blume coming to an amusing end). A good read but, as I said last week, this one only stands up as a companion to Blackest Night.
Score: 3.5 out of 5

Dethklok vs The Goon #1
Being a huge fan of Eric Powell's The Goon and Adult-Swim's Metalocalypse, I had to get this one shot from Dark Horse. I expected a lame story going in but what I got was worse than that. I found out two things. One: Eric Powell can't draw the simplistic Dethklok. And two: Dethklok is funnier on screen than in a comic. Powell's art is amazing (as usual) when the Goon's world is on the page. His renditions of Dethklok on the other hand look like bad fan art. And reading the dialog for Dethklok without the brilliant voice acting from the show just seems sort of flat. Sure, the story is cheesy and pointless but that I expected so I don't knock it for that. But I think I'll stick to reading The Goon on his own while watching Metalocalypse on the telly.
Score: 1.5 out of 5


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