Aquaman: I really can't get enough of this book! Geoff Johns is surgical with the pen. This whole thing about The Deep, and the creatures from The Deep, is intriguing. They are basically like oversized, pirhana-men. Hot! I am also digging the character development of Aquaman, the subtle flashbacks of Arthur as a kid work very well. If you have not checked it out...I beg you...do it for yourself...GET-THIS-BOOK. this is not yo' mama's Aquaman. Aquaman #3 is in stores now!
Avenging Spider-Man: "My friends can beat up your friends." How many of us have wanted to say that in real life? I think that this book is a good entry in the long line of short lived Marvel Team Up books. Not for nothing, I was interested in a book that highlighted more of spidey's interaction with the Avengers. I hope they never take Peter Parker off of the Avengers. Anyhoo, starting off a book like this with the great Joe Mad was an awesome idea. His artwork alone is enough for the casual reader to pick up this book. That guy ahs not lost his touch. Anyway, overall, pretty good writing. I like the dynamic of the surly old man (Red Hulk) and the young, talkative Spider Man. If Marvel keeps top talent on this title, it will have a long run.
Justice League: I'm enjoying the tale of how the JLA comes together. It kind of reminds me of Justice League Unlimited. Jim Lee's artwork has never been better. Issue #3 intoduces us to Wonder Woman. Portraying Wonder Woman in discovery mode is really cool. Unfortunately, I do find myself more drawn to the origin of Vic Stone (Cyborg) than to the overall formation of the JLA. It seems as though something is missing here. I just cant put my finger on it... So, the jury is still out on DC's marquee team book.
Now, here's my biggest surprise...
Here's my favorite scene from issue #2.
Iceman is a totally underused and inderrated character. In this scene he finally dupes himself and controls them with his thoughts. I will really be a fan of this book if Iceman is utilized to this level. I really think he should be an Omega level Mutant.
Some of my other pics include: The Red Lanterns#3, Animal Man #3, and Avemgers #18 & #19. I love the fact Storm is a card carrying Avenger.
Well, that's it for now. I'm sorry for the delay. I have been a bit under the weather the last couple of weeks.
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