Comic Reviews Week of 6/23/10

It’s that time again! This weeks comics are a definite improvement from last, there are some that are good and others that are great. I’m doing a bit of a format change from here out as far as rating books, so from now on anything considered great or must read will be officially tagged as “Bleed Worthy”. There will continue to be a spot for those comics that are just crap as well and of course the honorable mention section. So let’s get this show on the road.

THE GOOD

Green Arrow #1: There have been few GA stories i have been that in to personally but lately with “The Rise” and “The Fall” books stemming off of Justice League: Cry for justice everything has been kicked up a notch and this book is taking GA in an epic new direction. BLEED WORTHY

Batman Streets of Gotham #13:  I have always wondered how villains deck out their hideouts with all those nifty traps, this issue finally lets you know with the introduction of the Carpenter she is essentially just a carpenter but she specializes in pimping out villains hideouts and she is damn good at it. Interestingly enough she is just in it for the money and has no vendettas against the dark knight fueling her, she even throws batman a warning when the shit hits the fan. Rating 4 out of 5

Fantastic Four #580: I tend to dip in and out of F4 simply because my attention span for the book has faltered over the years, this issue was a fun family friendly jaunt through a toy store featuring the Impossible Man and the x–men villain Arcade. This was just one fo those feel good stories it had excellent pacing and some really fun moments. Rating 3.5 out of 5

Thunderbolts #134: This issue was a curve ball soaked in awesome sauce and the ending takes you somewhere you really don’t expect and that’s good. This new team of Thunderbolts is sure to deal with some interesting stuff in the future. BLEED WORTHY

Wolverine Origins #49: Wolverine has been through a lot in his life and while recently he has seemed to be pretty stable this issue shows just how fragile his mind still is. Wolverine’s psyche is like a tornado of broken glass and hot sauce that is also on fire, in other words he is crazy but it’s not his fault its the weapon x program’s. Rating 4 out of 5

Avengers #2: To me it looks like Avengers will be what “New Avengers” was for the last couple of years non stop goodness, this issue gives us a new member in Marvel Boy(now going by the uninspired codename protector) we also get to see glimpses of alternate realities and an attack by Wonderman for what seems like no reason. BLEED WORTHY

Legion of Superheroes #2: There is a bit of momentum lost in this issue which makes me sad the first issue was practically epic in its goodness while this one not so much. Rating 3 out of 5

Batman – The Return of Bruce Wayne #3: I have been waiting for this to get interesting and it finally has this issue has an interesting story and a really cool ending, bottom line next issue Batman and Jonah Hex will meet. Rating 4 out of 5

Justice League Generation Lost: It actually seems like the stuff happening to Maxwell Lord in this book is more interesting than the stuff happening to the JLI at least in this issue. Rating 3 out of 5

Green Lantern #49: This book has been going strong for so long you expect there to be some off issues, Thankfully that hasn’t happened and this issue is great. The alpha lanterns have gone rogue and are recruiting through force and their new leader Cyborg Superman Hank Henshaw himself. BLEED WORTHY

Incorruptible #7: I like this series a lot and this issue has some good story telling its nothing perfect mind you but still a good read. Rating 3 out of 5

Franken-Castle(The Punisher) #18: I miss the punisher being a regular man who hunts down bad guys and kills them, now he is a Frankenstein like powerhouse but he is still good at dishing out the punishment. Rating 4 out of 5

Ultimate Avengers 2 #4: The ultimate version of ghost rider seems to kick a lot of ass, in fact he puts a pretty good beat down on the team in this issue also we get his origin from the extra creepy maybe spider-man clone in S.H.I.E.L.D’s basement. Rating 4 out of 5

THE BAD

Hulk #23: Wow the origin of red hulk finally and its completely uninteresting.

Superman #700: BORING!

Power Girl# 13: There have been some ok issues in the series so far and this isn’t one of them, also we can now expect Power girl to show up in Justice League generation lost from this point on.

Secret Warriors #17: During ” Dark Reign” this was one of those can’t miss titles, not so much anymore.

Heralds #4: This series seems pretty pointless to me.

MUST READ

Crossed – Family Values: I haven’t read the main series “Crossed” yet but i am sure as hell going to now. The first two issues of family values are beyond fucked up seriously, there is stuff in here that will sicken and infuriate many. I’m not the squeamish or easily offended type and i see this book for what it is a gripping read with perfect characters and situations that would drive most people to void there bowels in fear. If you’re not in to seeing humanity at its worst with everything that accompanies it that don’t touch this book. BLEED WORTHY

That’s it for this week’s comics, be sure to check back every week for more.

Peace Out

Chris

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