Friday, September 4, 2009

Got comics?

I finally got around to visit my local comic book store… been busy inking comics and writing about comics. Anyway, some of the following comics came out in the past several weeks. They seem to be the only print comics that I read now-a-days. So, here’s what I thought of them…


I love me ATOMIC ROBO. In 1971, Atomic Robo and Carl Sagan fight a time-travelling Cthulhu-like alien. And who knew that a robot could be afraid of tiny, little bugs? And does Atomic Robo have a girlfriend in 1971? Looks like…

I give ATOMIC ROBO AND THE SHADOW BEYOND TIME #4 four out of five NM’s:


As we learned last issue, someone who was thought dead ain’t so much dead now. This was quite an excellent surprise, though, and well thought out. This is certainly not your typical dead-does-not-mean-dead gimmick that we often see in comics.

Cecil Stedman is still up to his old tricks. He’s the kind of character that you enjoy hating. Is Cecil good or evil? Do the ends really justify the means?

INVINCIBLE is always great. I know I keep saying so, but would I lie? Don’t believe me? Then, check out INVINCIBLE #65… still the best super-hero comic book around.

I give INVINCIBLE #64 four and a half out of five NM’s:


Oz is back. The Slayers are on the run from Twilight, the wicked witchy Amy Madison, the skinless Warren Mears, and Buffy’s ex-flame Riley Finn. Xander makes smoochies with his new girlfriend. And guess who she is… it ain’t Buffy.

I still enjoy BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON EIGHT… especially since the stories are canonical and written by the creators from the television series.

I give BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON EIGHT #27 & #28 three and a half out of five NM’s:


I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be picking up POWER GIRL. It’s remains a fun super-hero book, but issue four has Power Girl fighting some dopey environmental elf chick who wants to turn New York City into a forest. When the fisticuffs are over and done with, Power Girl lets the crazy villain go… despite the damage and chaos caused by the mad girl and her rampaging monsters. I suppose this comic book tells us that if you want to end global warming, then you can do whatever you want… including terrorizing people, destroying private property, and damaging New York landmarks.

I give POWER GIRL #4 two and a half out of five NM’s:

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