Sunday, 27 March 2011

Who'd Like A Cocktail? #123

Power Girl asks what we've all been thinking for some time . . .

It's Sunday, so that means comics in my house:

  • GREEN LANTERN #64 - War of the Green Lanterns is finally among us as the crap hits the fan. The Corps are off to arrest Hal Jordan (what with him never obeying orders and stuff, the Guardians have had enough) while he and the leaders of the other Corps are attacked by "the Book of The Black and its keeper -- the story vampire, Lyssa Drak!" Seriously, Mr Johns: "story vampire"? Meanwhile Krona arrives on Oa and ambushes the Guardians, forcing them to become hosts for the Entities he controls. Nice return of the Guardian Herupa Hando Hu, last seen during Millennium, though he doesn't hang around for long. It all culminates with Parallax ending up back in the Central Power Battery, giving Krona control over the GL Corps. As opening salvos go, this one's big!
  • GREEN LANTERN CORPS #58 - Ganthet and his Lanterns return from the anti-matter universe just as Parallax infects the GL Corps, forcing a big fight between John Stewart and Kyle Rayner. Ganthet manages to purge their rings but at the expense of his own ring . . . and his hand! The Corps then set out to find them, Ganthet using himself as a decoy so that Rayner and Stewart can get away. Not as satisfying as Green Lantern #64 but still pretty good.
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #22 - Warning! This issue's covers bears absolutely NO! relevance to the contents!! Blue Beetle's definitely up and running again, which is good news, and he tells the JLI that Max Lord used them to allow Lord to take control of Checkmate in order to kill Wonder Woman . . . whom no-one but the JLI remember. Except Batman. Because after twenty one issues of fighting Lord, the JLI need Batman to come in and tell them what to do. Jeez, way to point out how ineffectual they've been.
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #55 - how can one title be so inconsistent? One month it's good, the next - like this one - it's all over the place. The Reign of Doomsday crossover leaves me cold as I'm not picking up any of the other series but even the JLA side of things has me disinterested. Jesse Quick sees Alan Scott as a father figure? Since when? Boodikka's possed by the Cyborg-Superman? But she was just in Green Lantern Corps #58 having been taken down by Krona. Ho hum.
  • NEONOMICON #4 - oh, Alan Moore, how I love you. With a deft tinkering of one of the central tenets of the Cthulhu mythos, he puts a new spin on the whole thing and makes it fresh once more. A splendid final issue.
And what made me smile:

Rocket Red is impressed!

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