Powers #5 (Icon/Marvel)
Superman #700 (DC) (Note: I had to leave this issue in my file until after payday next Friday.)
Jack Of Fables #1 (What's Next? Great Graphic Novels You Should Be Reading) (Vertigo/DC)
Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 (DC) * * * *The new Legion title continues to be a strong title with this issue. As the cover suggests, Saturn Queen attacks the Legion, in a unique way, when she pays a visit to her now destroyed homeworld. The Legion continues its relief efforts after Titan's destruction, both by clearing debris that threatens the space lanes, and assisting refugees. Saturn Girl continues her quest for her lost children, and her husband Lightning Lad discovers the news about his family. And Earth Man becomes more accustomed with his Green Lantern ring.
Paul Levitz has shown with these first two issues of the new Legion title that no rust has formed on his storytelling talents. He continues to be a master at weaving multipe plots into a seamless narrative, and the many Legion characters all have unique voices so that they don't blend together.
The only question I had was with the teaser to Action Comics #890, published this week. What was Lois Lane doing having dinner with Lex Luthor, after all he did with Brainiac and General Lane? I guess I'll see Saturday, when I pick up the issue from my local comic book store, Acme Comics in Longwood, Florida http://acme-superstore.com/.
Powers #5 (Icon/Marvel) * * * * *
This was the most mind bending issue I've read yet of the title. The story was a very personal story about Christian Walker. We see the latest developments in his relationship with his girlfriend Heather, and we learn what some of those visions she's had are aboutThere is also a flashback to his Rat Pack era as a superhero in the 1950's, and a peak into the personal life of Walker's new partner Enki Sunshine. Bendis and Oeming remind me that Robert Kirkman is not the only comic book creator who is not afraid to take his characters in any direction and face any risks. That is why Powers is one of my favorite titles.
Jack Of Fables #1 (What's Next? Great Graphic Novels You Should Be Reading) (Vertigo/DC) * * * *i
This is another of the $1.00 special reprints of some of the top titles in DC's line. I haven't been disappointed yet. Sadly, I don't regularly read Fables and Jack Of Fables because of budget restraints, but I have read the first Fables trade paperback and 1001 Snowy Nights. Both were excellent stories. Jack Of Fables is just as good. I was familiar with his reputation as a rascal from that first Fables story, so it was no surprise to read the trouble he got into in this first issue. What makes this a great story also is that anyone not familiar with the original Fables title will easily become familiar with Jack and the Fables world. If my budget allowed, I would be reading both titles on a monthly basis. DC's special reprints do a great job in that regard.
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