The Good, the Not-so good, and the UGH: Reviews Brightest Day #20, Young Justice #1 and more!

The books I picked up this week were Spider-girl #4, Brightest Day #20, Young Justice #1, Silver Surfer #1, Justice League America #54, Green Lantern Corps #57, and Detective Comics Classics.


Green Lantern Corps #57– This issue is the concluding chapter of “The Weaponer” storyline. Why is Firestorm in here? I mean, I know, I have been reading Brightest Day, but he wasn’t really necessary to the story. The battle between the Weaponer and Sinestro didn’t end the way I thought it would, which is great and unexpected. Great end to a great storyline. And up next, according to the last page…”War of the Green Lanterns.” no break for us the readers.

Justice League #54 – Part one of the Rise of Eclipso story arc. The issue does a great job recounting the origin of Eclipso and his history up until this issue and it’s being told while Eclipso is trying to put together his army to achieve his goal, to get the super heroine Jade, the daughter of the original Green Lantern Alan Scott. Nice pencil work from Brett Booth as well.

Silver Surfer #1 –I had to pick this up when I heard Greg Pak is writing it. True to form, he delivers. I am not familiar with Stephen Segovia’s pencil work, but I enjoyed it a lot. After the event of Chaos War, the Silver Surfer is on Earth after placing Galactus in the sun to restore his energies (and shortening the life of the sun by a billion years). Surfer is reflecting on his past and missing his humanity when he notices a group of armored men shooting a couple. The man dies, but Surfer is able to heal the woman when the High Evolutionary shows up and appears to devolve him.

Spider-girl #4– Spidergirl battles the daughter of Kraven the Hunter. They changed artist on me and I don’t like the new one (Matthew Southworth). Ana Kravenoff spends most of the issue tracking Anya down until it’s too late to notice that it’s a trap. The big fight will be in the next issue. I like this book a lot! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Young Justice # 1 – The book starts towards the end of the pilot episode. The League has allowed the team to stay together and to use their old Happy Harbor headquarter (the Cave). Everybody eventually leave allowing Superboy to be there alone. Or IS he alone? I’ll tell you didn’t expect that ending. There was a nice little moment between Miss Martian and Superboy. Overall, a decent start for the series, but I expected more. I’ll give it another issue or two.




Brightest Day #20 –I said it last time, and I’ll say it again…I’m ready for this series to end. Six more issues to go. The “Aquawar” ends very quickly (barely two issues) as the sudden appearance of Mera and Aquagirl turns the tides of the battle. With this, Aquaman completes his task, and if you have been reading this series you know what happens next, the same thing that happened to Hawkman and Hawkwoman. There was an “explaination” in the previous issue, but to quote a line from Escape from the Planet of the Apes….”maybe the explanation needs explaining.” Yeah, it does. To me at least.




Detective Comics Classics– I only placed this here since it’s reprints of older stories. The stories included in this book are: “The Riddler’s Prison-Puzzle Problem” from Detective Comics #377 (July 1968), “Tall, Dark, Handsome – and Missing!” from Detective Comics 384-385 (February – March 1969; a Batgirl backup story), and “The Invader from Hell!” from Batman Family #1 (September-October 1975; a Robin/Batgirl team-up). If you wanna read a couple of stories when Dick Grayson was Robin and Barbara Gordon was Batgirl, I recommend this.


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