Stuart's Pick for the Week of December 4th: Action Comics #26

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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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.   image

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