Adventures of Superman #642
Writer: Greg Rucka
Art and cover by Karl Kerschl
The real culprit behind Superman's troubles is
revealed and it ties into the coming crisis (suprise). It seems
that this latest attack on Superman has been years in the making
and serves as not just an attack against him, but to shake the foundations
of the trust within the JLA and the destruction of one of Superman's
allies who could very well hold all the answers to what has been
happening lately with the OMACs, the leader of Checkmate and the
creator of Brother 1. This issue ties into this months Wonder Woman,
where the answers and repercussions begin to become clear.
Writer: Andersen Gabrych
Art: Andy Kuhn; Cover by Amanda Conner
Batgirl goes on the road in search of her mom,
but before she goes she meets a boy. Yes Cassandra actually warms
up to a boy and after a short time together, she leaves on her quest.
When she stops for food along the way she runs into a new adversary
who just won't take no for an answer. So if the verbal cues won't
work, Cassandra knows other ways to get her point across. A decent
enough issue until the really lame introduction of an OMAC. Luckily
they didn't advertize this as a tie-in since it was probably one
of the worst ones yet, it just serves to point out that the OMACs
are watching everyone.
Writer: Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Art: Bruce Timm, John Severin and Cary Nord (cover)
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Legendary artist John Severin lends his talents
to the tale behind Conan's helmet. While Bruce Timm illustrates
the story behind Conan's favorite joke. You can't lose with this
Detective Comics #808
Writer: David Lapham and Andersen Gabrych
Art: Ramon Bachs, Nathan Massengill, Tommy Castillo, Rodney Ramos
and David Lapham
While Batman is trying to get in the good graces
of the head of the constuction site, much to his disdain (after
monkey dude in the last review, I had to go for a big word here),
Robin is charged with keeping on eye on Scarface. When it proves
to be a little much for Robin, he calls in the help of an old friend.
Hellboy: The Island #2
By: Mike Mignola
So that's where the hand comes
JSA Classified #1
Writer: Geoff Johns
Art: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Adam Hughes (cover)
How do you find out about someones past when
they don't want to find out about it themselves? That's what the
first arc in this series will tell us about the convoluted past
of Power Girl. Plus plenty of cheese cake by Conner & co.
Robin # 140
Writer: Bill Willingham
Art: Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens
Robin is being recruited by, what seems like,
a military organization for which very little is known about them.
Covert and secrative, the members and theie motivations are hidden
and suspect. Will the prospect of sanctioned backing be enough to
lure Robin away from Batman's side, especailly in light of the events
of the War Games?
for our Wizard World Chicago Coverage, a team of us will be there
throughout the weekend, hopefully liing up a few interviews and
bringing you some news from the show. Heck we may even do something
crazy like get it posted in a timely fashion.