Flexor the Mighty! wrote:Well I picked up the first TPB of Invincible today. Quite good. I think I'll be following the series in TPB form rather than the individual issues though.
I grabbed the current issue of JSA today, I'm confused. This is set in the modern time? Why are the old Flash & GL around? Weren't they 40's heroes along with several other characters in the book? I'm very confused with this, and since it was part two of a story it wasn't the most entertaining read. I'm more confused than anything with this title, I may try the next issue and see what's up. I've always liked Jerry Ordway's pencils.
I'm not into the whole "Ultimate" stuff. I don't feel like spending more money on "modern" takes on superheroes I already read, ie the FF & Spidey. A lot of people rave about them but I'll spend that money on stuff like Invincible TPB's. A good new series instead of rehashed versions of classic heroes is a better way to spread my limited comic dollars IMO. I flipped through some of the Ulitmate Spider-Man TPBs and it looked ok I guess, just nothing I really feel like getting into.
Busiek taking over JLA will get me buying it. I'm pumped for that.
PS - I finally got Avengers 500 and while it was ok, there were too many multipanel shots of explosions going on. They could have told more story in that space IMO. It was ok, but nothing special.
PPS - I found out that Thor #85 next month is the end of the series!!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Please don't let the character be revived as part of the Young Avengers!
The character in Young Avengers is not Thor but someone picking the name up.
As for books
Spider-Girl--want 1 or 2 issue stories with good characters, great action and no crossovers? This is THE Spider-Book. It has all the feel of Classic Spidey with a LOT of BTVS thrown in.
Doom Patrol--Solid action, strong cast, and no ties to a Bat- or Super- book to worry about---JB is also doing Blood of the Demon next year.
Excalibur----An X-Book that doesn't have Wolverine in it and has largely ditched the spandex -----written by the 'hack' Claremont (honestly if you don't like a writer, say so in your Humble Opinion, but until you're hired by the big 2 to write books, calling anyone 'hack' just invites flaming).
JSA--solid writing, solid art, solid cast, and surprises that make interesting reading
Astonishing X-Men---not sure about the 'trade PB' approach, but Whedon has even made Wolverine interesting again.
and check out Peter David's new mini, MadroX
Emma Frost "..J. Jonah Jameson'll be tongue-kissing Spider-Man before the X-Men catch a little public favor."
Kitty Pryde: "Why do you insist on saying things I can never un-hear?"
--Astonishing X-Men 7