Weekly Comic Review for 12/28/11
After a weekend of being sick, I’m finally catching up. There’s 2 books on here I wasn’t expecting because I thought I removed them from my list (Firestorm and Hawkman) but I guess I forgot. Oops.
Alpha Flight #7 (of 9) – Wolverine pays a visit to Heather and notices she’s not what she seems to be. Alpha Flight saves him from a Unity attack letting him get to hear the other side of the story and let’s them know what he found out. A fight between Logan and Mac causes Sasquatch to reveal he’s now powerless after all. One surprise is that he has Hulk level intelligence in his beast form. And to make matters worse, Aurora leads Alpha Strike to Alpha Flight’s base camp and things get messy. This is really building up and I wonder what the end result will be. I’d like to see a regular Alpha Flight title.
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #8 (of 9) – The Life Force empowered Dr. Doom tries to convince the Avengers and mutant teams of his good will but no one believes him. It turns into a battle royal that leaves Stature in trouble before Doom burns out his power. One issue to go to see where this all leads. I’d love to see the Young Avengers get ther own title back again instead of just going mini-series to mini-series.
Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Men #4 – What’s better than 2 Firestorms? Maybe 4 of them? (Personally, I’d say only 1 of them.) It’s Russia’s Firestorm as well as another who doesn’t make it through the issue. Plus, Zither reels in the naive Ronnie and approaches Jason.
Green Lantern: New Guardians #4 – It’s the various lanterns vs the Guardians. The lanterns escape and Sayd (Larfleeze’s Guardian) helps lead the lanterns in the direction of who caused the rings to leave the other lanterns.
Justice League Dark #4 – The various “members” run around in circles with the story going nowhere. In the end, the Enchantress finds June Moone leading into the next issue. For a “team” book, no one seems to connect or work well together.
Legion Secret Origin #3 – The storyline continues as Phantom Girl joins the Legion and Invisible Kid and Chameleon Boy are introduces to the plot.
The Savage Hawkman #4 – It’s Hawkman and Askana vs. Mortificus and his Plague. Hawkman find’s Mortificus’ weakness and stops him. We close off the issue with Hawkman seeing the walking dead, which will be explored next issue. I’m not sure what’s going on with this last part but I’m wondering if it’ll be any better than these first issues.
Teen Titans #4 – Kid Flash and Solstice show up at Red Robin’s apartment. The bickering between Tim and Bart keeps things interesting but there’s still the question of what Bart’s history. Meanwhile, Wonder Girl fights Superboy in Time Square and the rest of the team runs to the rescue.
Overall, this wasn’t a very exciting week. The top of the list would have to be Alpha Flight, Avengers: Children’s Crusade, and Teen Titans.