Thursday, August 25, 2011

$30 Pull Lust for 8/24/2011

A full week does not necessarily equal a good week. Over budget, but not over entertained. Despite not reading them, I'm burnt out on crossovers. At least September will bring the DC relaunch and an end to a couple of crossovers, you know, until they realize they made a mistake and do another Crisis Crossover in a year or two.

Snake Eyes #4
:Pick of the Week Snake proves he earned his 3B0, Helix strikes the first return blow on Cobra, and Iceberg skis the hell out of a slope to save Alpine. The consistent quality I’ve come to expect from IDW’s GI Joe comics is present here as this wraps up the first arc of what looks to be this generation's Special Missions. Good stuff here, a step down from the previous issue, but hitting that high mark every time out would be near impossible, so that really isn't a complaint. Snake Eyes looks like he's going to become a regular feature in the Pick of the Week slot.

Captain America & Buck #621: Continuing with the early partnership of Bucky and Cap, told from Bucky's perspective. It's good, but not great, and really that's all I can say about it.

Teen Titans #100: The final issue of this volume ends in mediocre fashion. Plots tied up, relationships are established/reestablished/broken/damaged and will promptly be forgotten. It is less offensive than the previous two issues, but still substandard.

X-Men Schism #3: Came out last week, but I didn’t get my copy until this week. Cyclops crosses the moral event horizon in a very disturbing, but realistic manner. Halfway through the mini, and I have a feeling the last act will be rushed, because based on the spoilers we have seen so far, there is a lot of development that needs to be packed into 2 issues.

Chopping Block:
GI Joe: A Real American Hero #169: Better than last issue, but it seems off. There is a lot going on, really too much for a single issue. Snake, Storm, and Billy's road trip should have been pushed off an issue to give Chuckles interrogation more space to develop. Kwinn being the ghost in the machine is interesting, and hopefully will come into play more.

Death Row:
Gotham City Sirens #26: As DC wraps everything up for the relaunch, Catwoman plays both sides of the struggle between OTB and Poison Ivy and Harley. A series that I keep coming back to after leaving it for dead finally ends my indecision for me.

DC Comics Presents: Justice League of America 100 Page Special #1: One day, DC will shorten that title. One day, I will stop being a sucker for these 100 page specials. Reprinting a collection of JLA and Green Lantern from '98-'00. Honestly, this reminds me of why I wasn't reading JLA, or DC in general in the late '90's. It's horrible and I wasted $8 on it.

Total Price: $33.49

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