Bob's Books 10/19/2008

Ok, it’s another week of too many books. Hence the lack of keywords, some worked others left me in pain. Here we go.

•Rasl 3 – this is a good book. It’s just that it is out to infrequent and that hurts it greatly. Get the trades whenever they come out.

•Conan the Cimmerian 4 – Great book. Seeing another Cimmerian was a great idea and also the past history of Conan’s grandfather was good. The art in those flashbacks is sub par but the story carries it well.

•Batgirl 4 – The purpose of this book is only to build up a member of the bat family. If she is not better off by the end of this book then it was a waste of time.

•Batman and the Outsiders 12 – I can’t wait for this R.I.P. story line to finish. I like the idea of the Outsiders and it could work. The lineup is interesting to put it lightly and the idea sure as hell has potential.

•Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds 2 – With the recent news of the cancellation of Legion of Super Heroes, this book shows what this team can be. Also what it shouldn’t too. The team has promise and the future world created is great. They just need to go beyond the whole superman stuff. They need a batman!

•Final Crisis: Rogues Revenge 3 – Best Flash book I have read in a while. I am hoping that with this great series and the rebirth of flash mini set to come out, the Flash would be made right.

•JSA 19 – Oh get to the damn point already. Yes we have a Magog finally and the team is split in 2. Now lets wrap this up and move along.

•Robin 179 - I can’t wait for this R.I.P. story line to finish. Yes I cut and pasted from above. It just needs to stop. Get on with it and show us what your idea is, so that we can then trash it.

•StormWatch 15 – This is the best of the revamped books from Wildstorm. It is not too much and not too comedic like Gen13. God that book is on the bad side.

•Titans 6 – I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was looking to be a cheesy good old fashion comic but it was a good end to this arc.

•Trinity 20 – I just don’t know about this book. One minute I want to drop it and the next it gets my curiosity going. Oh well.

•Ghostbusters: the Dark Side 1 – I liked this book. Get it and then you will like it like I have. It has humor but not too much to kill the feel of the ghosts in the book. I mean it is not creepy or anything close, but the ghosts are interesting.

•The Darkness 6 – Yadda Yadda, get the darkness out of the jungle already.

•Witchblade 121- I was looking forward to this book. Yet somehow I forgot it when it came out 2 weeks ago. I almost wished I did. The idea of Hasidic Jews in the book got my attention. Then they went the whole Golem route, BORING! Even with Sejic’s great art I was disappointed. The golem is a story told a million times over.

•Mighty Avengers 19 – Another Invasion book, feel so weak… must move on…

•Guardians of the Galaxy 6 – just like above except interesting. This really connected to the team. The avengers don’t even show up in the previous one. The book is moving along and they are managing to not let the Invasion slow it down.

•Squadron Supreme 4 – I don’t know. The only thing keeping me on this book is the Ultimate Nick Fury. Other then that this book is lame.

•Ultimate Origins 5 – I would of loved for the herald to have been Nova. It wasn’t. This book is a big tease before Ultimatum.

•Astonishing X-Men 27 – The best X book out there. Funny and serious. One can’t go wrong get the past books, I see this series lasting for quite a while.

•Uncanny X-Men 503 – Bring on the Hellfire Club! That and Pixie kicks ass. What more can you ask for? Oh yeah, Cyclops gets it on with his ex-wife…. Ms. Pryor!

•X-men: Worlds Apart – I was wondering when they were going to answer storm’s other responsibilities. I hope she dumps the guy, never liked the idea of her and the Black Panther.

•Young X-Men 7 – Interesting twist. And that is really it. Have to wait and see where this leads. Which sucks, the book should be pointing in one direction b this issue.

•Grimm Fairy Tales 31 – I was looking forward to this until I opened it. The art was good but they used too many photos. The story is good and I look forward to the next issue.