The New 52 hits UK newsagents with an anthology featuring Justice League, Action Comics and Green Lantern.
Green Lantern is a briskly entertaining and enjoyably broad superhero flick that doesn’t seem to know quite which audience it’s aiming for.
‘DC Universe Presents’ is the latest UK title to reprint US comics for the UK newsstand, and with one great story and two quite good ones it represents very good value for your three quid.
Or ‘Thursday Comics’, for readers in the UK.
A review of this week’s ‘Batman: Gotham Knight’, and a bit about ‘New Frontier’ and ‘Superman: Doomsday’ while we’re at it…
The fist issue of ‘Ion’ finds erstwhile ‘Green Lantern’ (that title now belongs to a 70s retro mass-murderer) Kyle Rayner both on his own and in his own book again.
Paul Levitz is a smart writer of comic books and, on this form, he’s been away from that game for far, far too long…
Alan Moore did what almost no British comic creator had done before, and what almost every British comic creator would do from that point, and started working for American comics companies.
I was, I’ll admit it, really quite moved by the final page of ‘Infinite Crisis’ #1 the appearance of Kal-L, the Golden Age Superman, the first, best, character in super hero comics and the progenitor of the whole of this medium’s primary genre.
If yellow is the colour of fear in the spectrum of emotion… what are puce, aquamarine, indigo and lavender?
The most ungainly retcon in history sits at the heart of this wibbling mess of an issue and the cliffhanger ending is probably the worst I’ve ever read.
It’s quite hard for me to express just how bad, and just how fundamentally wrong headed, ‘Green Lantern: Rebirth’ # 1 is.
Mean spirited retro-grade trash, written to a shopping list….
Some ideas are as good or as bad as the execution. So much of ‘New Frontier’ sounds terrible in abstract – but in the hands of writer/artist/genius Darwyn Cooke, this may well be the superhero series of the year…
Reaching as it does the dizzying heights of ‘almost readable’ and ‘bearably mediocre’ this is by far and away the best issue of Ben Raab’s disgracefully merit free run on ‘Green Lantern’.
The main problem with ‘Black Circle: Urban Knights’ is that, from a writing point of view, it has no merit at all. Zip. Nada. None whatsoever.