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Comic Book Thoughts

Well, as mentioned in this journal entry, I recently picked up a scad (is that a good word? How does one describe a very, very large pile of comics?) of comics. So I thought that I would comment on a couple of the series that I am reading...

There are a few minor spoilers below, so be warned.

First off, there is the series Air written by G. Willow Wilson and drawn by M.K. Perker. This is one of those comics that if you've not been reading it, you've been missing something. What started off as a story about a flight attendant with a fear of open spaces (like the sky), has evovlved into a terrific story about...well, I'm not going to spoil this, but suffice it to say, I hadn't expected anything like this. Only about 6 or 7 issues old, this is a series that merits looking at.

Then we have the Justice Society of America series, which recently had the resolution to the whole Gog/Magog storyline, and I have got to say that this thing was dragged out a bit too much for my taste. That said, without spoiling stuff, the wrap-up fo the storyline was quite good, and things are afoot for the next story arc.

We also have Legion of Super-Heroes #50, the final issue. All I have to say about this is 1) Thank Goddess it's over, as that was definitely a mercy killing; and 2) With all the LSH stuff that Geoff Johns has been doing, Shooter's version of the Legion never had a chance, and they really shafted him. The plots would probably have resolved a lot better if Shooter had been allowed to get to Issue #54, which he was originally promised, but this was...a travesty. So much for DC Comics celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Legion. Bad DC Comics, bad DC Comics. ::very unhappy look::

I am *not* going to talk about Legion of 3 Worlds until that series is over, if it ever is.

Final Crisis...what the *bleep!! censored!!* was that all about? What a waste of a series of seven issues of a comic, and let's just hope that this really was the *final* crisis! Left a really bad taste in my mouth! Ickk!

And my last, but not least comment. Fables. What a fabulous comic this has been over the years. With the Big War over at last (and I'm not spoiling it, so if you want to know what I'm talking about, go read the comic from the beginning), I had wondered what the writers had planned for the series, and now I know...Truly inspired stuff this, and I'm looking forward to what comes next... I recommend this comic to anyone who is a fan of faerie tales and the like.

Looking forward to the next month of comics, with the debut/return of R.E.B.E.L.S., and seeing what DC makes of the new Adventure Comics title once more.

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