New Comic Book Day!
Well it is Comic Book Wednesday. For me, not too much came out that was for me. I’m sure there are some good things out there. I just haven’t discovered them yet. Before I talk about what I read this week, I thought I would share with yall what I read, and what I would like to read. My list is admittedly DC centric and also Batman centric.
What I’m reading:
Currently on my pull list is Action Comics, Avengers, Batman ‘66 Batman, Batman Black and White, Batman and Robin, Batman/Superman , Forever Evil , Justice League, Justice League of America, New Avengers and Superman Unchained. I used to read Aquaman, Detective Comics, Nightwing, Superman, and Talon but stopped because I simply wasn’t enjoying them. I was sad to drop them. When they come out with something more interesting, I will be all over them again. I also stopped reading Batman Inc. and Infinity because the series ended. I’d like to pick up a good X-Men title.
Action Comics, finally..
So this week was a light week for me. I only had two comics that I picked up, Action Comics #26 and Batman/Superman #6. Action Comics was the better of the two. It was a more personal story which I do like. Superman trying to impress Lana made me smile. He questioned why he was doing so, seeing as he is with Wonder Woman. I like how he treated this monster in the end. He realized that people treated him like a monster too when he was younger. This caused him to have pity on the monster and take him back to the fortress. I’ve liked this a bit better than the Action Comics I have previously read. I quit reading Morrison’s run and picked it back up because I like Greg Pak.
Mediocrity from Mediocrity…
Batman/Superman seemed a bit silly. It features the Toymaster as well as Mongul and, in my opinion, is a fairly terrible story. The Toymaster and friends are controlling our heroes and making them do things they normally would not do.
Batman is dead, but then is raised back to life by someone and he is lacking both lungs and a pulse. Strange. I will always read this title no matter who is on it, but this one was not for me. The layouts of the pages are different. They cover two pages. I can only imagine how strange this would be to read with a physical copy.
As is, it makes for a very busy comic as far as what to look at. I like splash pages, but these kind of pages, I’m not too big a fan of. The art was pretty good. Jae Lee was previously on this run and I’m glad to see something different from Brett Booth. That being said, I can’t really suggest this book to anyone.