Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pull List Reviews - August 26

Green Lantern #45
As Blackest Night continues to roll across the DCU, Carol Ferris (Star Sapphire) squares of with Sinestro revealing that she's not controlled by the violet ring and that even Sinestro isn't untouched by love. In other parts of the universe, an entire planet is about to "rise" and Agent Orange continues to fight for possession of a blue ring only to get the shock of his life when Blackest Night rocks his world. The plan of the Black Lanterns begins to come together as the homeworlds of all of the color rings are falling one by one (except for one that's remained hidden). In the words of Agent Orange: "Yuh-oh." Great issue!
Score: 4.5 out of 5

Batman & Robin #3
The battle with the twisted Mr. Pyg comes to a conclusion this issue but he leaves more questions unanswered than not. And one of Pyg's escaped minions meets up with one of Batman's old enemies... but who is it really? I can't wait to see where Morrison takes our intrepid heroes next month. He's one of the few writers out there that I have trouble anticipating... and that's a good thing. A perfect storm of great writing and excellent art!
Score: 4 out of 5

Detective Comics #856
Speaking of excellent artwork, watching Batwoman get saved from Alice and her twisted crime cult by shapeshifters is made visually stunning by the images of JH Williams III. Sadly, I'm still not digging the storyline much. Batwoman is an interesting enough character and I like her interactions with her dad but the story so far is like 300... great to look at but kind of flat. The backup tale this month continues The Question's search for a missing girl as she ends up locked in a trunk in the bottom of the river.
Score: 3.5 out of 5

The Flash: Rebirth #4
This series continues to race along at appropriately breakneck speeds as Barry tries to escape the speed force and save his loved ones from Professor Zoom. Meanwhile Wally heads into the speed force to try and rescue Barry and Mercury Max. And the secret of the speed force is revealed (and while the secret isn't all shocking it is super cool for me as a fan of Barry). The final few pages preps us for an all out battle between Zoom and Barry as two opposites clash for the fate of all speedsters in the DCU. I can't wait to see where the chips fall when this is all over!
Score: 4.5 out of 5

Superman #691
Project: Patriot continues to play out as Metropolis is attacked and Kryptonian extremists are blamed. Gen. Lane comes out of hiding and his plot is revealed to be behind recent events both on Earth and New Krypton. Things take a turn for the worse as our heroes, including Superman himself, are left either captured or disgraced. Dark days are ahead for anyone of Kryptonian origin... except for maybe Zod (who I still believe to be behind all of this).
Score: 3.5 out of 5


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