Bob's Books 8/21/08

This week was ok. Which surprised me with the quantity of crap i picked up. Expect spoilers.

•Conan the Cimmerian 2 – Thank god there is a connection between Conan and his grandparents. If not the first 2 issues would have been a waste.

•Batgirl 2 – Uh, I could of done without another “ I wanna kill my father story”. I mean if Batman is really going to be out of the picture use this damn issue to make Batgirl relevant.

•Batman and the Outsiders 10 – This issue shows Batgirl more relevant. Taking charge and what not. This book is also predictable in other aspects. Mainly remac.

•Birds of Prey 121 – I wonder if this will be the first time Oracle faces Joker since the incident that left her wheelchair bound. If it is it should be done right. If it isn’t then don’t milk some really tragedy in the DCU.

•Legion of 3 Worlds 1 – this book picks up in the Gary Frank story we saw recently in Action Comics. No offense to the great George Perez but I would of loved to of seen Frank on this one too. The story is good and the idea of Superman prime killing more people seems like fun to me.

•JLA 24 – Amazo totally owned the league. Losers! And Red Tornado lost his cool new body. Where the hell is Benes too? Nah this issue was cool. Great chemistry within the team though, would like something more epic though.

•Robin 177 – What the hell is going on? This issue does everything but bury Batman. And Red Robin? Really? Come on stop it with the old lame crap already.

•StormWatch 13 – I am sticking with Wildstorm for a bit. Their world is consistent which is something their parent DC can’t say and I like the idea of a screwed up world that the heroes can’t fixed in one day.

•Superman/Batman 51 – Ok kiddie Leaguers?! This is cute and fun. God knows you can only have so much serious between the 2. I will only flip if this goes on for too long.

•Trinity 12 – An angry Superman is a cool Superman! Other then that what else can you say about this series? It’s ok.

•All Hail Megatron 2 – I like seeing Soundwave and the rest kick ass. And they do! This is turning out to be a great book. I just hope the bad guys win in the end.

•Dark Ivory 3 – This book could have been better. Slow going and no action. The origin would have been better in flash backs.

•Captain America 41 – The Red Skull takes a hit! Thank God, he was like a on sick roll there. It isn’t over yet there should be one more issue before it moves on to something else.

•Guardians of the Galaxy 4 – Drax the Destroyer ready to Destroy! Ok there is a lot more. Their home base of Knowwhere is shown in more depth and the team finally has some drama. I love dramatic team books.

•The Incredible Hercules 120 – Saw this coming, I mean you know they were going to win. This looks like it actually meant something to the invasion.

•Squadron Supreme 2 – I liked the first one better! That’s the god honest truth. I have no idea what the hell they are doing or where this book is going. Bring back the characters from before and maybe I will like this book more.

•Ultimate fantastic Four 57 – CRAP! C-R-A-P!!!!! I really didn’t like this arc at all. I hope the team dies during Ultimatum!

•X-Factor 34 – OK, a fun story and somewhat relevant to the invasion. The art is crap though. Really took away from the quality of the book.

•X-Factor: Layla Miller – This is one of my favorite characters right now. She is just incredible. Must be a fun person to write. The introduction of Rubi Summers was hot too. She is obviously the daughter of Emma and Scott.i can go on for a while on Layla and this book, but I’ll behave. Get this book.

•Uncanny X-Men 501 – Good book. Cyclops does have a special power that we don’t know. Adam calls it a huge set of balls but it has to be something else. The book is great and is heading somewhere while maintaining the story.

•Young X-Men 5 – I don’t know why I would be on this book after this issue. The ending left the kids without official X status. Also I don’t really care for the New Mutants. Good to know what they are up to but they are lame. Maybe they will be done well in the future, but the end shows images of what is to come and Spider-Man was shown and that scares me.