This Week’s Comics — And that’s it! Nothing more!

Wow…What an uneventful week for me. That’s probably good, though, since I haven’t had a chance to read any of the new books I picked up last week. Instead, I recently filled in all the holes in my Justice League Europe collection so I opted to read everything between Breakdowns and the change to Justice League International. <SPOILER ALERT!> It was awful. That out of the way, here we go…

BLACKEST NIGHT SUPERMAN #2 (OF 3) – After reading the first issue last month, I’m going to pass on this one.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #37 – Is this James Robinson’s run yet?  No?  Well, still…I was really looking forward to reading Robinson’s run on JLA, but aside from the slagging Cry for Justice has been getting, the recently-announced line-up is distinctly underwhelming. It’s not Robinson’s fault that the main draws of JLA are unavailable, but someone is to blame for The New Teen Titans featuring Congorilla. These are NOT the World’s Greatest Heroes, so I don’t understand why this book even exists (or what happens to all of these characters already in Titans).

Note to DC: take a look at the JLA’s history. In all that time only once has a team of b-listers been successful and that was the Giffen/DeMatteis run. Aside from that, every time there’s been sales and interest has been surrounding the iconic characters of the DCU. With that in mind, why would you ever stop putting out that book in favor of a JL Detroit revival? Want to publish the JLD/JLE/JLI again? That’s cool, just give it another title and let the rest of us keep enjoying the Big Guns.

MUPPET SHOW TREASURE OF PEG LEG WILSON #3 (OF 4) – This book gets better and better each issue. Matt’s review last month was more in-depth and right on than anything I could say.

UNDERGROUND #1 (OF 4) – A new Jeff Parker book? I know nothing about it, but I’m in based solely on that.

WEDNESDAY COMICS #12 (OF 12) – I’m just including this because I’m thrilled that the inevitable TPB is now within sight.


Apropos of nothing, Marvel sure has a ton of books coming out this week, none of which look particularly interesting.

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One comment on “This Week’s Comics — And that’s it! Nothing more!

  1. Matt says:

    In his defense, Wein’s run on JLoA hasn’t been horrible. It’s much more pleasurable than Meltzer’s over hyped run. Wein didn’t come in under the best of circumstances; he did stumble out of the gate, but his current arc is very nice. He’s found a way to make the dull Royal Flush Gang into something interesting. The origin presented and the new raison d’etre work really well. No, it isn’t McDuffie or Robinson. But it isn’t pre-Morrison 1990’s either.

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