Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pull List Reviews - July 29

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #3
The companion to Blackest Night concludes here with issue #3 and what an issue it is. With the origin of Green Lanterns Kilowog and Arisia, this one finally got to a point where I like the issue on its own merits and not just as a side story to the main Blackest Night series. In addition to the great Green Lantern origin tales, we get a "director's commentary" on the entire issue of Blackest Night #0. It's a cool spin through the issue with some amazing b&w pencil art but the last line from Geoff John's commentary hints at something truly amazing on the way with Blackest Night.
Score: 5 out of 5

Detective Comics #855
The tales of Batwoman continue here with a beatiful battle with new villain Alice and her minions. As with the previous issue, the art is simply stunning. However, the storyline just hasn't caught my attention enough to go all in with this one especially with this issue setting up Alice as a Joker-like nemesis to the Batwoman. I'm hoping that 'Tec is just in the process of picking up steam since the storylines in Batman & Robin and the main Batman books are so great.
Score: 3.5 out of 5

Justice League of America #35
After the obviously misleading image on the cover with a bit of text reading "The Return (but not who you think)", I was dying to find out who was back and I will say that I wasn't let down in the least! The JLA may be without its heavy hitters but I'm liking these tales with the backup crew.
Score: 4 out of 5

Superman #690
I've been enjoying the tales of Mon-El, The Guardian and Steel standing in for Big Blue in his flagship title while he's away battling for New Krypton...until this issue that is. It's made up of 4 mini-issues featuring The Guardian, Steel, Zatara and Ion. But other than a few cool scenes with The Guardian and Steel it just falls flat for me. I'm hoping it's just a small misstep in what's been a cool storyline thus far.
Score: 2.5 out of 5


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