Late getting my comics this week, cause I’m broke at the moment. Also, still a bit behind on reading my comics and having to look at reducing my monthly pulls for a little while. Being an adult is such a bummer sometimes, with all those bothersome little things like keeping a roof over your head, and wheels on your Jeep. Sigh.
Now I’m trying to access which titles I’m currently reading that will likely cost me the least amount of money as back issues… or which comics I just have to have right away… or… I really find it hard to decide. Anyway here were the books I had put on my pull list for this week:
Pulled [Books I preordered.]:
- Aquaman #15 [This came to a pretty good stopping point. Also, some of the facial art is a bit awkward looking.]
- Batman #15 [Honestly never been much of Catwoman fan but just love Tom King’s writing so much. Feel like the art style really worked well in this issue.]
- Green Arrow #15 [Good stuff. Awesome page layouts and dynamic action scenes.]
- Green Lanterns #15 [A little bit after school special-ish but still really ended up liking it.]
- Justice League Of America The Ray Rebirth #1 [Well told, it caught my interest and made me want to know more about the character.]
- Nightwing #13 [Eeehhh… can’t really pin down how I feel about this story.]
- Superman #15 [From the pages of Multiversity…!]
Passed On [Books I had no interest in.]:
- Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #4
- Harley Quinn #12
- Justice League Vs Suicide Squad #5 (of 6)
- Kamandi Challenge Special #1
- Suicide Squad Most Wanted El Diablo And Amanda Waller #6 (of 6)
- Super Powers #3 (of 6)
To the Back Issue List [Books I wanted but I had to draw the line somewhere. I’ll buy you when I have some extra cash, promise!]:
- He-Man Thundercats #4 (of 6)
- Justice League #13
- Raven #5 (of 6)
- Trinity #5
8 Books this week! Yay, DC Comics! In the order that I liked them…
Natalie’s Comic Rankings for 7/06/2016
- Future Quest #2
- Batman #2
- Superman #2
- Green Arrow #2
- Justice League Rebirth #1
- Green Lanterns #2
- The Flintstones #1
- Aquaman #2
And the briefest of thoughts about each book:
- Ok, Flintstones #1 — Not what I was expecting I guess; it’s sorta dark, but I still liked it. I just expected something a little lighter.
- Batman #2 was really intriguing – Gotham and Gotham Girl, could they be Kryptonians?Maybe the old Nightwing and Flamebird? Just one of several possibilities at this point. Starting to lead into the upcoming Monster Men crossover.
- Future Quest #2 is moving along at a fast pace, but it feels so short. I need more of this one.
- Green Lanterns #2 was pretty good. I’m digging the personal aspects of this more than the Red Lantern stuff that’s going on.
- Superman #2 continues the Son of Superman story. I liked it.
- Justice League Rebirth #1 – Kind of sets of the tone on the team at the moment with the addition of the two new Green Lanterns and how everyone feels about the Superman situation.
- Aquaman #2 was ok but still isn’t hooking me in.
- Green Arrow #2 was good. It’d be nice if he hooks up with Black Canary and Diggle soon.
Well, Wednesday has rolled around again and it’s time to rank the comics I bought this week.
Natalie’s Comic Rankings for 6/15/2016
- Titans Rebirth #1
- Superman #1
- Batman #1
- Scooby Apocalypse #2
- Green Lanterns #1
- Green Arrow #1
This week was awesome! I really liked all of the books that I picked up this week. Titans Rebirth #1 picks up the story with Wally West and continues it. Superman had an interesting ending. The Batman issue was way out there, but I liked it, and I almost didn’t get it because I was disappointed with the Rebirth issue. Scooby is way more interesting than it aught to be. Green Lanterns introduced a lantern power that I don’t ever remember seeing before, and Green Arrow had a twisty ending too. No regrets with my comic purchases this week.
Green Arrow, Vol. 4: The Kill Machine by Jeff Lemire
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Finally! Finally a good story. The first three volumes were pretty god awful, but they finally seem to be turning it around on the Green Arrow title. Personally, my opinion is that you could just do yourself a favor and skip right to this volume if you were looking for a jumping on place.
This collects issues of Green Arrow #17-24 and Count Vertigo #23.1; so this is a bit longer than the previous volumes. I rated this 4 stars by splitting the difference on 5 stars for the story and 3 stars for the art.
This storyline brings back the feeling of grimmer street level crime more reminiscent of early 1980’s Green Arrow and mixes it with mysticism. We are finally beginning to see a personality emerging for the new 52’s Ollie and it’s a lot easier to care what happens to the guy now. A LOT of characters are brought into this storyline Shado, Richard Dragon, and Count Vertigo are just a few.
The art is kind of an acquired taste. It’s very stylized and a lot of it is colored in very limited pallets. This often gives it a very dreary feeling altogether, but I wouldn’t say it’s unsuitable for the story being told. When it works, it really works, and I thought some of the layouts when he fights Count Vertigo were really cool.
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