So due to this little thing called my life, I’ve been pretty busy lately and did not get to blog last week, and really shouldn’t be blogging right now, but I need some sort of release and need to relax so I’m gonna spew out two weeks worth of comic opinions AND my opinion on Batman: Arkham City the video game! Hope your ready for a long article!
Batgirl #3: A lot of people complained that this issue got away from the main story arc when most other series are beginning to push heavy plots. I did not mind this little side story issue here, as it gives us some great background about our title character and shows us the strength of the relationship between Batgirl and Nightwing. If issue 4 doesn’t go back to the main story line, then we will have a problem, but since we are still early in the run of the series, I think it is a great time to teach newer readers about our long standing characters.
Deathstroke #3: This series continues to be super fun, super gory and just a fantastic read. This issue also finally set up what seems to be our first major villain in the story arc, and I love the reasoning behind the character, as it justifies some minor annoyances from earlier issues. This is a phenomenal action series that gets better with every issue.
Green Lantern #3: If somebody told me that Geoff Johns sold his soul to the devil in order to write fantastic comic books, I would believe them. This was the best single issue of a comic I have read. The end of this issue left me shocked, and although I’m quite sure what we are supposed to believe happened and what actually happened are going to be two different things by the time issue 4 rolls out, it was still an amazing ending, with brilliant character development. Get this issue! Read this series!
Resurrection Man #3: This was another series that is finally past exposition and is getting into it’s major story arc. We get a much clearer explanation of why so many people are trying to take out Mitch, and we get introduced to some more great characters. This is a really fun sci-fi series that I highly recommend to everyone. I think Resurrection Man would make a great hour long TV series on sci-fi or FX or something like that. Great writing and great characters.
Superboy #3: I want to like Superboy, I really do… but this issue was just really jumbled. I don’t understand the direction of this piece, and find the pacing horrendous. Superboy gets one more issue from me before I might have to cancel my subscription, which hurts me dearly since I love the “Super” series.
Suicide Squad #3: This is a true anything goes, action and character driven series. Each panel is full of dark humor, great writing, fun developments and just perfect story telling. The unpredictably of this series is what sets it apart and makes it extremely awesome. Also, once again I must mention I have a major crush on Harley Quinn, so having her in a lead role is always a positive in my book.
Batman #3: There’s a conspiracy in Gotham, and even the world’s greatest detective is having a hard time figuring it all out! Snyder’s writing is wonderfully suspenseful and each page draws you further and further into the story. The story seems to be building towards something unbelievable and I think we may have found a villain that Batman fears. Great stuff!
Ghostbusters #3: If you are a GB fan, and you are not reading this series, you are doing yourself a great disservice. If you are not a Ghostbusters fan, go back and get Issues 1 & 2, along with this one, and you shall become one. I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: Erik Burnham gets these characters! The dialog is unbelievably great, and the story in this issue has suddenly become a lot darker, but for the good. I can’t wait for the action to pick up and see where this one goes.
Supergirl #3: Another series really picking up a lot of steam. It’s very nice to read a character exploring her powers, which somehow feels refreshing and anything but cliche. There are some nice moments in here between Supergirl and Superman, and we are also introduced to a new villain, Simon Tycho, who is very Lex Luthor-esk, but with plenty of things that makes him different. Solid issue this month.
Justice League #3: The DC super team to end all super teams is coming along very nicely, as we get introduced to the rest of the league, as well as begin building towards an epic showdown with Dark Seid. This issue has everything: action, humor, character development, and fun easter eggs. Again, Geoff Johns is a home run hitter almost every time he approaches the plate, and this time is no different.
Well, those are my comics for the past two weeks. Just wanna get in a few words about Arkham City before we go tot he score board…
Batman: Arkham City for the PS3: When I finished the main story line in this game, I sat staring at the credits with my mouth agape for a good five minutes. My mind was blown. The final sequence in this game, which leaves several major characters dead, was simply some of the most fantastic story telling EVER. In any medium. There was so much real emotion and brilliantly executed plot advancing. The ending was beautiful. There is no other way I can really describe it. I have a great idea of where I want the next game to go, but I won’t discuss it because I hate spoiling things for people. Maybe a few months down the line when more people have played it, I’ll detail what direction I would take the next game. Not that my ideas are important. This was one of the best games EVER. GET. THIS.GAME. NOW!
Everything is out of 5 stars.
Green Lantern: *****
Resurrection Man: ****
Suicide Squad: *** 3/4
Justice League: ****
Arkham City: *****
Longest. Article. EVER!