Friday, July 10, 2015
A Short Stack of Comics
My comics reading has dwindled over the last few years and when I do bring several titles home, it often takes me a while before I get around to reading them. This Wednesday night I picked up three comic books and last night I re...ad them back to back.
As some of you may recall I was fairly taken with the first issue of JLA (Justice League of America). Issue number two is just as good, with the core DC Superheroes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, and the Flash, (with the addition of Cyborg) all acting in character. I hope DC can keep this up. It's nice to be able to read a comic with the heroes more or less as I remember them.
Read issue three of SWORDS OF SORROW. This one focused on heroes I'm not as familiar with, but it as still a lot of fun. The various mini-series attached to this title have been hit or miss, but Gail Simone's strong writing has kept the central book interesting and fun.
And finally issue two of Alan Moore's PROVIDENCE. The first issue had elements of H.P. Lovecraft's COOL AIR, and this one contains references to THE HORROR AT RED HOOK and THE SHUNNED HOUSE. As usual with Moore, this is sort of a mixed bag. He gets a little carried away describing the histories of various magic rituals. Nobody has been raped so far, but knowing Moore, I get worried every time a female character appears.
So yeah, reading comics. What a concept.