So, with my increasing distaste for all things message board discussion, I figured I needed a place to voice my thoughts on all the other books I have read in a given week... hmm, seems like a blog is a good place to do that, let alone a Saturday on a blog when I usually don't have anything to post.
So enter the new Stack Rundown feature, where I'll be posting my brief thoughts on all the other various books I've read in a week. These won't be full spoilers or reviews (although, may very well spoil a few things) just more of a whats left on the cutting room floor, type of deal.
So, hit the jump for my thoughts on everything from I, Vampire to Top Cow's rebooted universe, and expect similar posts in the coming weeks.
|I, Vampire #11|
Staying in the "Dark" Justice League Dark #11 came out this week as well. You got to love the Dark line, starts the month with a 1-2 punch of Swamp Thing and Animal Man then ends it with I, Vampire and Justice League Dark. Jeff Lemire has done wonders with this book in what, three issues? The plot is moving straight along, he's brought some cool characters in, as well as integrating it into the greater DCU with Argus and the Black Room, as seen in the Free Comic Book Day issue DC put out. Tim Hunter was brought in, and while he's a character I'm not all too familiar with, I trust Lemire to do great things with him, and the betrayal of Doctor Mist was pretty unexpected. I thought Milligan's run on the book before was alright, but now with Lemire I am actually anticipating the book each month.
|The Flash #11|
Next up is Aquaman #11, as Geoff Johns continues Aquaman's hunt for Black Manta, as well as the reuniting of his former team The Others. Black Manta seems to be after a seventh atlantean relic, which is said to have sunk Atlantis, so naturally it seems as if this is going to be the set up to the big Aquaman story Johns teased at the end of the first arc. While I love this book, and the art from Ivan Reis is probably one of the best looking books from month to month, I kind of wish we'd get a little bit more from The Others. Aquaman doesn't seem to want to have anything to do with them, so he acts like a dick towards them, and the readers don't get a whole lot of them, just vague flashbacks and references here and there. That's my only complaint, I'd just like to know these characters better after four or so issues.
American Vampire #29 was great, as finally two of the main characters, Pearl and Skinner, who are somewhat at tense odds with each other (Pearl did try and kill Skinner, after all) are teaming up, and hunting down vampires in 1950s Hollywood. If you enjoy Scott Snyder's Batman or Swamp Thing, you need to read American Vampire as well. Just a great story that I've enjoyed since #1.
That was all I had for super hero comics this week, in the independent space, I caught up on Tim Seeley's new series, which isn't saying much since there's only one issue, but nevertheless, Revival #1 was read, and I enjoyed it. The concept of the dead being brought back to life, but showing no signs of having actually having been dead, is pretty interesting, and somewhat of a twist on the whole zombie thing, if you can call them "zombies." Other than having some pretty great art, I can't say much about the series, simply because there has only been one issue. It was a good start though.